Last week was such an amazing week for the LGBTQ community. SCOTUS ruled on DOMA and Proposition 8, declaring DOMA unconstitutional and returning Prop 8 to the lower courts, essentially removing the opposition to gay marriages in California, marriages which resumed almost immediately following the decision. Celebrations were countrywide, loud and joyous. Even the President phoned to offer his congratulations on the ruling to the couple named in the suit. True, the opposition has vowed to continue to fight equality, but that tide is turned and their efforts will ultimately be futile ones. Some people will always continue to be clueless (see Paula Deen) about history lessons. No putting the genie back in the bottle or ushering people to the back of the bus once they have tasted equality. To be adult about it, nuhuh, ain’t goin’ to happen, folks, so just deal! Woohooo, what a week.
In the FYI portion of the blog, I found Fynn’s F*&k You Scarf Pattern from Missouri Dalton’s The Night Shift. You can find the pattern here, courtesy of Ravelry and Missouri Dalton. Really, this pattern is too hysterical for words and looks great too. Winston is doing great in his adjustment to the household and other dogs, almost seamless. He is a joy for all of us. New books are arriving in the Bellingham Mysteries series from Nicole Kimberling (Loose id) and the Recon Diaries series by Kendall McKenna, so look for book giveaways soon.
It’s been a soggy, humid week around here, with fireworks going off willy nilly it seems at local jurisdictions seemed to have planned Fourth of July celebrations anywhere but on the fourth. Let me tell you, my dogs are not happy about that! Sigh.
So here is the week ahead in reviews:
Monday, July 1: Scattered Thoughts June Book Review Summary
Tuesday, July 2: The Curtis Reincarnation by Zathyn Priest
Wed., July 3: Birds of a Feather by Nicole Kimberling
Thursday, July 4: Son of a Gun by A.M. Riley
Friday, July 5: Bully for You by Catt Ford
Sat, July 6: Pickup Men by L.C. Chase
American Flag Cocktail:
American Flag drink recipe made with Blue Curacao,Creme de Cacao,Grenadine,. How to make a American Flag with all the instructions and ingredients.
Recipe Rating: 4.6 stars based on 13 votes
Ingredients to use:
0.33 oz Blue Curacao
0.33 oz Creme de Cacao
0.33 oz Grenadine
Mix together with crushed ice in a glass and garnish with mint leaves
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