I just love some of these Maxine jokes.......well, some of them are stupid too, but there are others of hers that just crack me up. Like these two. Why? Because they're so true!!! LOL A friend of mine sent these to me yesterday and I really wanted to share them with you, LOL.
Okay, down to biz here! Pammie's birthday party went well last night, the food was very tasty if I do say so myself, and the cake is TO DIE FOR. There is still a little bit of both (dinner and cake) left, and Pammie and I just got back from our weekly grocery run, and we'll be polishing off the leftovers in a bit. YUM. Those "crazy" candles I was just asked about, I bought at the grocery store. I love them!
Did any of you notice yet that I changed my blog title (Showers and Sunflowers) colours?? Hmmm?? Just seeing who is paying attention, lol. I just can't seem to get enough of this HTML stuff, and I keep wanting to tweak things on here just cuz I can figure out how to. Now, my dear NooYawk sista Janna has come to the rescue with a template code to get rid of that pesky blogger banner at the top, so that my pretty sunflowers aren't half covered up anymore. I'll be chatting with you soon Janna ~ thanks to both you and Rich for trying to help me with this!
**update: The code that worked for Janna's old skin does NOT seem to work for mine. ARGH. **
Holy schmoly it's WINTER indeed again out there! It's colder (although not as bad as "real" winter can be) and today it was blowing and snowy. Not a real nice time to be out and about (or "oot and aboot" as some of you southerners tease us about saying, lol ) but still you will NEVER hear me complain like I do about the hot weather in the summer. I just can't take the heat without getting sick. So in actual fact, I find this refreshing and rejuvinating.
Since I started this blog, I have always tried to keep the subject matter to things that aren't too controversial or opinionated, if you will. But having made a few online gay friends in blogland, and reading some of their heartfelt pain over some of the prejudices they face on a daily basis, I find it hard not to speak up. So here I go....
It is my FIRM belief that every one of us is born the way God made us to be. He did not make us all exact clones of one another, but rather gave us all differences and uniqueness. He did NOT do this so that we could bash each other for our differences, but to celebrate each other. I believe that we are all spirits in human bodies, here to learn lessons and learn to love one another. He made some of us black, some white; some of us short, some tall; some of us gay, and some of us straight. HE MADE US THAT WAY. Every single person on earth is born with a sexual preference, we don't just "choose" to be either way. For heaven's sake, why would anybody in their right mind just "choose" to be gay when they are persecuted by so many for it?? You know what? There was a backwards period of time when women didn't have the vote either. Or people couldn't share a bus or restaurant or washroom, because their skin colour was black! Well, the world didn't become a horrible place when all that changed. And it won't if we legalize same sex marriage worldwide either.
Which leads me to those who persecute. But for the grace of God, as the saying goes, YOU could be gay. Do you think you just one day decided "oh gay people get shit on, so I think I'll choose to be straight." ?? No of course you didn't, any more than a gay person did. In my humble opinion, love is love. If you love someone and they love you back, and you choose to be faithful to each other and live a life together comitted to each other ~ and you are both good people, what the hell does it matter if you are GAY? Why can't those same people be married legally too?? I DON'T GET IT AND IT MAKES ME SO ANGRY. I tell you what.......I'd much rather live in a neighbourhood surrounded by warm, loving, kind and honest gay couples than in a neighbourhood surrounded by law breaking, drug abusing, dishonest abusive straight people. Now that's just a generalized scenario, but do you understand where I'm coming from? There are good people, and there are bad people, and it doesn't make one iota of a difference if they are gay or straight! It's the "good" people I like to have around me in my life, and if any of them happen to be gay, who the hell cares?? I don't! If anything, it makes me love them even more, for what they have to live with. To good people out there who happen to also be gay ~~ I salute you, your strength and courage and give you my love!
Just one thing in case anybody may think I'm a fanatic. I am not "religious", but I DO have a powerful faith and yes I believe in a Higher Power. Big time.
Thank you for listening. I am finding that I've about had enough of gay bashing, and of human beings who think they are so high and mighty and "better" than a gay person, and think they have the right to say they can be legally married but gays can't. I just can't believe what mankind is still capable of doing to each other. It makes my stomach actually feel sick. Okay I'm done, sort of..... thanks again for listening.
On a much lighter note, my sister Pammie just came upstairs, so I am off to eat leftovers ~~ yummy in my tummy! I wish you all a good Monday tomorrow, and ask once again that we all take care of each other! PEACE to you!