Friday, November 28, 2014

Random Musings ... A Day Late

A day late because yesterday was a day for just Carlos and me … and the kids.

Nice holiday, gorgeous, but cold, weather, and a delicious meal, our first Thanksgiving as Husband-and-Husband.

Carlos made his Martha Stewart Turkey and Homemade Cranberry Sauce with a Pumpkin Cheesecake for dessert; I did wine — cuz I loves me some wine — Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Garlic, Red Onion and Pancetta, Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes, and Vanilla Whipped Cream for the cheesecake.

It was a lovely, happy day.So, what else has been on my mind …
Just thought I start off musing about our kids, clockwise from top left:

Tuxedo, the most gorgeous, and smartest, cat ever, followed by Miss Consuelo Roca-Jones, quite the diva — she makes me pale by comparison; 
followed by MaxGoldberg, of the Boca Raton Goldbergs, a retired Jewish accountant from the Sunshine state; then the lone canine, Ozzo, looking like he’s begging for a doggie brother or sister.
Nothing says Christmas like hate, at least in Uganda.

Abdu Latif Ssebagala, a Ugandan lawmaker who helped draft the country's revised anti-gay law is hoping to have the bill passed this year as a "Christmas gift" for Ugandans:

"The draft is ready and we have strengthened the law, especially in areas of promotion and luring children. Next week we expect to meet the speaker to fix a date for the re-tabling to parliament."

In Uganda, nothing says Happy Holidays like Kill The Gays.
I’m hooked on Jesse J. She has kind of a Jolie-thing going on and she can Bang Bang.

Plus her boyfriend, Luke James, is kinda hot.

Just sayin’.
Last week we talked Carlos’ hair. He was trying to grow it and every day it took on a new persona; yes, he went from Bieber to Jackson to Bob’s Big Boy in the space of a day and a half.

Then I came home one day to find that he’d gotten a haircut, and, well, this is what that looked like … without the tiny mustache, of course:

With a little manipulation, and some product of course, because we’re gay, not animals, it looked like this:

Much better … plus I have the hots for Ralph Fiennes, even as a Nazi, but I was afraid to leave the house whilst Carlos looked like Adolf.
I loved hearing the news reports that Brad and Angie had a big blowout ... some reports called it "explosive" ... in Australia, with pictures of the two of them on a balcony.

Yeah, that's a blowout all right. Maybe they should stop by my house and I'll show them what an explosive blowout looks like.

Plus, do they really think that we think Brad and Angie are so perfect that they have never fought? Grow up.
Look at that!

Mississippi and Arkansas welcomed Marriage Equality this week, meaning that I can travel to the state where I was born — I am a Mississippi boy — and get same-sex married.

Who knew?
Darren Wilson says he is sorry for the shooting Michael Brown to death, but he has a "clean conscience" about what happened and would not do anything differently today.

Hmmm, not a thing differently? You wouldn’t even try to something different so that unarmed man wouldn’t die?

Nice, Darren. You need to go away now, far away.
You know, while watching the news one day I came across White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.

And here’s the song that’s running through the loop in my head this week. Opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and “The Heart Is Slow To Learn.”

It almost makes me weep … almost.


Frank said...

Like you really can get pancetta in SC? Amazing!

the dogs' mother said...

It is 63 today and 73 in the house. Tomorrow it will be in the 20s, even teens for the rivalry state football game played on the east side (our side) of the state this year. Luckily we will be watching it from the comfort of our living room.

Bob Slatten said...

@Frank It's a special order.

I kid.

Biki Honko said...

Your dinner sounds wonderful! Yummy!

The equal marriage spread is beyond wonderful and a bit surprising with how little court resistance it's encountered.

LOL! Cause your not animals! I nearly snorted my punch up my nose with that line!

Oh oh Brad, you might be a mite worried, Angie doesnt look engaged with you at all. Is divorce in their future?

mistress maddie said...

Sounds like you two had a wonderful and delish Thanksgiving!!! It cracks me up that that poor lone dog with three cats!!! Buster says if needed he can come to Ozzo for back up.

The Cool Cookie said...

Did you hear the news? News Harpy and Jury of One, Nancy Grace is saying that the cop involved in the Ferguson shooting is telling us a tale that can't possibly be true. When interviewed, the CNN gate keeper to the dark side said that nothing in his story adds up, from the beating inside of the car, to why he just didn't drive away and call for back up inside of unloading his clip on an unarmed man.

Bob Slatten said...

Ozzo does look like he's asking for help in that picture!

S'A said...

Loving the pictures of the kids, and Steven always nails it right on the head!

Mark in DE said...

Your dinner sounds wonderful. Its nice to NOT have a group once in a while, right? Spouse & I went out to dinner Sat night without friends and really enjoyed it.

Love the story of Carlos' hair!!