November 30, 2008


Did you know that the Walker center sign will tell you what the weather is? The lights mean:
Solid blue - clear sky
Blinking blue - cloudy sky
Solid red - rain
Blinking red - snow
Or I could just look out my window.

November 27, 2008


I was bored on a walk one day. Check it out.

November 24, 2008


I guess there is one perk to the fall weather. Arn't these pictures gorgeous.

November 22, 2008

National rally, part 2

Ok, I promise that these are the last of the rally pictures. The speaker above is an openly gay former Marine. He spoke at one point about a man behind the gates of the LDS church saying to him, that he did not have a right to carry the American flag because he was protesting. To the person who harassed him about that, I say "FUCK YOU!". This man did what I am to chicken to do, he fought in our military. And even though I don't agree with where our military has been sent. I respect the people who volunteer to be there.
Then there was this speaker, who told us the story of chicken little. And how when gay marriage was legalized in Norway, Holland, Belgium, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Canada, Spain and South Africa, "the sky did not fall, chicken little". And how the sky will not fall, if same sex marriage is passed everywhere else.
Ah, the most composed 17 year old ever. Well, maybe not ever but definitely more composed than I ever would have been at 17 years old. He told us the story of his family and his 2 moms. He reiterated the idea that what we need is more love.
Lastly, they pulled out the clergy. The spiritual leaders who are not worried that same sex marriage will bring on the hell and brimstone. Unlike the guy below, who's sign, I think, might be saying that we are going to hell. He is using a line from revelation saying that your name needs to be on the book of life or else you'll be thrown into the lake of fire. And a line from David, in the old testament, were he had a dream of monsters and a court were everyone will be judged. Why is it that when christians want to condemn something they use revelations or the old testament, but never the actual teachings of Jesus, the guy that they all believe is the way to heaven?

November 20, 2008

Rally, part 4

So, the picture above was of a group of mormon singers trying to sing the crowd into repenting their evil ways, I guess. But they were very overwhelmed by the crowd chanting, "What do we want? Equality, When do we want it? Now".
And here are the precious children that we care so much about. They were chanting "Man and Woman" over and over, in front of the church office building. And yeah, what other church even has an office building? Well, the mormons do.
I have been told that there is a law saying that no other building can be higher than the office building. Like the Wellsfargo building is suppose to have more floors but because it is on land lower than the land that the office building is on, it is technically lower. I don't know if the law really exists but I wouldn't be surprised if it did. (I don't know what happened to the font or how to change it. Weird).

November 18, 2008

Rally, part 3

And the pictures go on.

November 16, 2008

National rally, part 1

This was so much fun. I was amazed at the amount of people that came out. I would guess somewhere around 3,000. It was a very uplifting way to spend a Saturday morning. I kept hearing the same thing. "I can't believe that it passed". No one really thought that Prop 8 would pass in California. In Utah sure, no one even blinked when it passed, but in California?
So, here we are now. Walking around hoping that people wake up and realize that change is coming. And from the other side I hear "But what about the children?" Holy shit, for all the talk about children you'd think that people actually cared about them. The children card is pulled out all the time.
If we really cared about children we would have a better education system. If we really cared about children we would want for there to be more couples available to adopt. Even same sex couples. If we really cared about the children we would teach them that they are loved for exactly what they are. Be that gay or straight or bi. One of the speakers said it just right. There just needs to be more love. Love for ourselves and love for all others. Not just some others but ALL others.

November 14, 2008

Rally, part 2

I have no idea what the sign that says "Do mormons follow their own scripture? D&C 34:9" is suppose to tell me.
This is the line the sign refers to: "But before that great day shall come, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon be turned into blood; and the stars shall refuse their shining, and some shall fall, and great destructions await the wicked." I guess they're point is that what the mormons are doing is wicked and will bring on "distructions".

But according to the offician mormon D&C website the sections is about "The faithful become the sons of God through the atonement; Preaching of the gospel prepares the way for the Second Coming; Prophecy comes by the power of the Holy Ghost. " This just says to be faithful and if your not, your not a son of god. Well, what does this have to do with the gay rights movement?Stange sign.Maybe this guy could help me understand.

November 12, 2008


Keep your head up and good things will come.

November 10, 2008


I'm loving the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. On one side you have city and on the other nature. It is a really mellow hike even for the un-athletic like me. It's an easy way to get out of the city with out getting so far out that a rescue party will need to be gathered.

Now that the weather has turned for the worse, I probably won't go again until spring. Maybe by then I'll even have actual hiking shoes and not get lost. We kind of wandered off the trail and ended up by the U and in a really nice neigborhood. Maybe a map would have been good. For info on the route go to

November 8, 2008

Rally, part 1

Welcome to Salt Lake City puts it's foot down. As a huge generalization most people in SLC who are not mormon, highly dislike the LDS church. And this rally was a gathering of people at all levels of LDS dislike. From the "I-just-think-they-need-to-stay-out-of-politics" to the "Burn-the-mother-fucker-down" crowd. I'm more in the stay out of politics side with a dash of anger at how entrenched they are in the business of well, business. I can't stand that they own as much as they do and can still be called church. I can't handle that they own both our major news papers, KSL, DMBA insurance, the malls downtown and that just some of the things they own in Utah.
The list could go on and on and it does at I feel that all churches are free to preach whatever they would like and if people choose to follow it fine. Even if it sounds crazy to me (like those snake wrangling baptists), this does not mean that others can't choose to follow it. But when a church pushes for their beliefs to become public policy they have gone to far. And this is exactly what the LDS church has done. I read a comment from the church were they say that they feel singled out for their opposition of Prop 8. OF COURSE they're singled out, no other church spent 22 million to get their way of seeing things passed as law.And yes the proposition did pass, the voters did make their voices heard. In a democracy that is how things work. But when the laws passed deny a group, who has done nothing wrong, rights that everyone else enjoys then the law, regardless of what the voters say, is in my opinion wrong. There will be a long road ahead in testing the constitutionality of this. But from the looks of it there are many out there ready for the long haul. The next step is the nation wide protest being held on 11-15-08. You can go to for details.

November 7, 2008


I guess not everyone is exited about it being Friday but I am. It means 2 days of freedom. 2 days to do whatever the hell I want. 2 days in which I don't have to get up to my annoying alarm. 2 days of catching up on the Tivo and getting some coffee. So, I say "Yay for Friday!". Now time to go out and live.

November 5, 2008


It's a new day. Enjoy. Go team Obama!

November 2, 2008


AHAHAHAHAH!!! I'm so excited just 2 days left and then we get to be part of history. I know that all other elections are also a part of history but not like this. I've never seen so much excitement for an election before.
I know that Obama will not win Utah but I'm sure that he will win Salt Lake County. Just look at the signs. I've probably seen hundreds of Obama signs but only 3 McCain signs. And that's only because one house had 2 on their lawn. And everyone I ask says the same thing, McCain is missing.

Even Nader is getting some promotion. Wow, this is so cool.