?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Marilee J. Layman

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
08:08 pm: No Snow, After All


Just rain, although very cold and hard rain. We may still have some snow tonight, but it's not expected to stick. I took the trash and recycling out and came home to find the box with Junie's pill pockets and Spirit's bed outside the door. I tried to interest Spirit in the bed, but she didn't like it. I was petting her and telling her how nice it was when I realized she had a claw hole between her nose & mouth. Careful petting revealed three more claw holes on her chest. Junie must have gotten her while I was gone. I'll try to get Spirit to like the bed when she sits in the recliner with me.

Last night I taped and then watched Parenthood and the only part of it that I really liked was a point where Craig T. Nelson's character learned something bad and his face aged 20 years in a second. Good acting. It reminded me of Modern Family and when I read the review of Parenthood in the paper later last night, the reviewer agreed.

For those of you who like physics studies on superheros: Podcast on February 20.

The Catholic Charities has figured out how they're going to handle the new DC law that requires equal health benefits for all spouses: they're not going to give their employees health benefits. I wonder if they'll raise their wages proportionately.

Same-sex couples in DC are signing up for marriage licenses today! Lots of people signed up; lots of people protested.

At the University of Texas, San Antonio, an atheist group is giving people porn when they turn in bibles or other religious texts. It's called Smut for Smut. (second segment)

Virginia has passed a bill that lets people with concealed guns enter places that sell alcohol as long as they don't drink. The previous law required open carry in places that sell alcohol -- after all, how do we know who has a gun and is drinking? (second segment)

And finally, there's now an iPhone app that says it clears acne.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Comments

[User Picture]
From:redbird
Date:March 4th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
(Link)
Some years ago, the Catholic bishop of San Francisco did the right thing, in a way that seemed (to me, and I assume to him) to fit with his church's teaching: when the city required that employers give health benefits to domestic partners, he made it policy that the diocese would give those benefits to everyone in an employee's household. And not ask for details. Spouse, domestic partner, minor child, adult child and his daughter, roommate, whoever. (I'm guessing they asked for evidence that the people really were a household.) It struck me as elegant: there was nothing in San Francisco law saying you couldn't also give benefits to nephews or housemates or grandparents, and it meant he didn't have to be seen as sanctioning same-sex relationships.

I do want them to sanction our relationships, but in the short term, "here's your coverage, we're not asking who you're sleeping with" is a lot better than a lot of religious leaders are managing.
[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:March 4th, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
(Link)
DC suggested what the SF Catholics did and the bishop chose this instead.
[User Picture]
From:skylarker
Date:March 4th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
(Link)
The last three items make me want to stay in my room with a pillow over my head.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 5th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
(Link)
Now that's an app that will be popular with teenagers.
Just as well you didn't get snow, makes for bad driving conditions, although, people here have enough trouble with wet roads. And we've had plenty of these recently. Today is dry (yeah!!!!) and I drove down to Berkeley to stock up on supplies for new hobbies (as if I needed more).
Take good care,
Doris
[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:March 5th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
(Link)
Yeah, there's some doubt the app will work, but I'm sure people will be trying it. What new hobbies?
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 5th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Enameling on copper with a torch and playing with resin.
Doris
[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:March 5th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Oh, that sounds like a great new hobby!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 6th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
(Link)
It would be even better if I didn't have to wear a dust mask and take other precautions - like making sure to not let the little dog into the studio because of the glass particles that may or may not end up in the carpet. So far, so good, though.
Doris
[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:March 6th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I think wearing a mask would drive me nuts. You must really like this!
Powered by LiveJournal.com