The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Monday, November 24, 2008

New Blog Links and a Prediction

Since my kids have become "adults" (sorry about the "", kids, but you know), I don't know many younger people. If I know any 12 year olds, I hope they are as articulate and progressive as Joey. Here is what Joey wrote for a school project:

I think it is so amazing and so wonderful that Obama won the presidency. It’s just that all throughout history in America we have never elected a black president or anyone for that matter who is not in the category of white men who have been oppressing so many people throughout history through slavery and racism. I just can’t believe that it has taken people so long to realize that no matter what color, no matter what gender, no matter what religion, straight or gay, it doesn’t matter. We are all people, aren’t we? But last night I saw on the television that Barack Obama had won the spot of the 44th President of the United States of America, and I just thought to myself: this is change; that we as a people of America can change. And that we will change from this awful past we have had. I just hope this is a milestone for America and for the world, that there can be people from more different races elected for president and for senate.

Joey's thought were posted on The Wild Reed. The Wild Reed is labeled as Thoughts and reflections from a progressive, gay, Catholic perspective. I discovered The Wild Reed because google told me he linked to this post about Jesus and the gay centurion. You know how I appreciate progressive gay religious perspectives, and Michael offers that.

My other new link is Homer's World where Homer, A Queer Archaeologist Living in Tuscon, writes. Homer is like me, he just writes about anything. And like me, he was fuming after Prop 8 passed. Like me, he cooks interesting things, and bakes. Homer owns cats.

You can link to The Wild Reed and Homer's World from my blog lists.

Speaking of writing about anything, we saw Quantum of Solace yesterday.

Everyone knows not to wear heels when you're going to be traipsing across the desert, or formal wear either, for that matter. And Bond and Camille don't seem too happy about it, do they.

We were recently in the desert (not in Bolivia) but we didn't see anything like this.
Great movie, though. I'll leave the vampires and Twilight to the young females.

Now, a prediction. I hate to say this, but I am afraid the movie theater in Bessemer (Premiere) is going to fail, because they don't advertise. Many people have asked me about this. Some people still grab the newspaper and run out the door to see a movie. When the listings aren't in the paper, we aren't gonna go there. We went to Rave in Patton Creek.

Play, the Birmingham News entertainment supplement, does not have listings for Premiere. If you go to the Birmingham News web site, they aren't even listed. It's difficult to find them even if you google their name. So come on Premiere, give yourselves a chance. Advertise a little.

1 comment:

Christine McIntosh said...

We went to Quantum of Solace today! Silly name, terrific movie, lovely Daniel Craig. What more could I ask? And so much better fun than working!