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May 17th, 2004


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10:25 am - Congratulations all around
We're changing the state slogan from "Massachussets make it yours" to "Get Married in Massachussets," which I actually like significantly better and we didn't have to pay 30,000$ for it either, just court costs, and marriage licenses, and a lot of love. I hope this will be remembered as a turning point for acceptance and recognition of who people are and how they choose to live.
I was reminded again this weekend how much I love baseball. The feel of it, the excitement, the anticipation. I was out and about running errands on Sunday listening to baseball on the radio, and it's just so...exhilerating. The battle. Pitcher, catcher, and batter locked in a dead heat of strategy and power. A lifetime of decisions compressed into seconds. The signals which we, like the batter can't see. What did he call? Can the pitcher deliver. Will if work if he does, what if it hangs just a bit, and the windup, or the shortened windup, set and deal, and the reaction. I never understood how people can say it's boring, it's exhausting. The waiting kills you. The balls hangs just a second too long, drops just a second two soon and it's a whole new ballgame. In A View to a Kill Max Zorin says, "I'm happiest, in the saddle." I'm happiest in the season. And if I may quote Annie Savoy "Day in, day out, nothing feeds the soul like the church of baseball."

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From:tenebrous_bough
Date:May 17th, 2004 07:31 am (UTC)
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I have to say your state is the coolest! Not just cause of this but really... It makes me want to live there or at least reconsider Harvard <.< Which is a totally bad reason but hah... Still that's pretty cool and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy to seem them doing things like that in the face of ... other stuff.
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From:solies
Date:May 17th, 2004 08:04 am (UTC)
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I was debating with myself the other day. "Self," I said, "do you think more people know the words to 'The Star-Spangled Banner', or to 'Take Me Out To The Ballgame'?" "Self," I replied, "probably 'Take Me Out To The Ballgame', since people across the world who don't care about our national anthem probably know it." But what about Americans? Maybe you can tell me.
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From:mdyesowitch
Date:May 17th, 2004 10:57 am (UTC)

No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave

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Take me out to the ballgame is easier. There's only one verse.
-m
Be it ever thus when brave men shall stand,
Between their lov'd home and the war's desolation.
But speaking of patriotism, come tell me if my new picture is presented in a tacky and/or vulgar display.

From:hoppie
Date:May 18th, 2004 11:23 am (UTC)

http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/general/chatter/20020807.htm

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If one believes this web site,
It's a refrain.
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From:bsheppard
Date:May 17th, 2004 09:48 am (UTC)
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It's amazing how you managed to get "Pitcher, Catcher, batter locked in a dead heat" and a single-tear moment regarding the gay marriage issue all in one post.

I wonder if the politicos on Beacon Hill would be willing to quietly let this issue die now that the world didn't blow up. Why put the state through any more turmoil?
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From:mdyesowitch
Date:May 17th, 2004 11:01 am (UTC)
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If I tried to return hoppie now, I would lose 3/4th of the money I invested in him. Oh sure, you can say that's the cost of wear, tear, and milage, but I know in my heart it's because gay marriage has reduced the value of our relationship.
Seriously though, the fundys won't stop fighting. It's not for them you see. They have the moral authority as the keepers of the flame to see that free choice is eliminated and the entire world worships the exact way they do.
-m
From:hoppie
Date:May 18th, 2004 06:23 am (UTC)

On the contrary

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Our marriage is more valuable today than ever, because it's an old,
pre-gay-marriage marriage. Like steel pennies or Picasso paintings,
it will only grow more valuable as its relative rarity increases.

Then we can sell it for a hefty markup and move to a cheap retirement
piece of fluff.
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From:bsheppard
Date:May 18th, 2004 08:01 am (UTC)

Re: On the contrary

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Touche.

Eventually, as the market value changes, you'll be able to exchange Doogie for four new women; likewise, Doogie can exchange you for like six men.

:(
From:hoppie
Date:May 18th, 2004 08:43 am (UTC)

Re: On the contrary

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The trick is to keep her properly maintained, change her fluids every few thousand miles, that sort of thing.

I know a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, but four in the bush? Hmm...
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From:bsheppard
Date:May 18th, 2004 08:51 am (UTC)

Re: On the contrary

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Every few thousand miles? She's lower maint than I thought. Those Japanese models are work horses though and you can feed them with cheaper, less regulated food.
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From:sitpretty
Date:May 18th, 2004 09:32 am (UTC)

Re: On the contrary

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I can't believe you even said that! You'd better be changing her fluids and topping her off at least every 28 days! *snort*
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From:bsheppard
Date:May 18th, 2004 09:38 am (UTC)

Re: On the contrary

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Oh my. The idea of little Hoppies and Doogies running around. In fact, in my genetics class, we've been discussing the blending of genes.

I mean, little Hopgies. Dogpies. Ack!
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From:mdyesowitch
Date:May 18th, 2004 11:11 am (UTC)
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Hoplings and Doogies and both, oh my.
And while I readily believe it would take six gentleman to equal the studliness of my ever-lovin' hopstah, I don't think I want the hassle of dealing with them. Can I take a livestock option?
-m
and not in the Catherine the Great way, either.

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