Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Observations from the Window

Sixty degrees in the Village! The end is near, well the end of this god awful winter anyway. I had such awesome plans for my day off. I was going to take in the Whitney Biennial at the WMA and than hit the Union Square Green Market for much needed foods. But alas both are closed on a Tuesday so I find myself in the window as my blacks wash. Maybe, as somebody suggested, I should just make my bed.

But I have made an invaluable discovery. The window, with some prodding, opens to the outside world. This is earth shattering for me. I feel like I’m back in the dorm with the window open and music blaring. And no it is not Lady Gaga, I don’t want everybody on the street to think I’m gay.

The sounds of the street flood in and I just have to smile. People seem to notice you more with the window open so I suppose I have to wave back. How am I supposed to read? And where the hell is snow shovel / umbrella man with the sunscreen? God I need to find out if I can get the beach house at this summer. I called a garage today and maybe Ill have my ‘foxy’ here in time to put the top down and head out of town when the mood hits. Funny what a little warm air can do for you. Makes the mind run in warp speed.

I got a text from my brother saying 'holy hell that was a long trip!', I guess it was considering that was the first i heard from him since he left for Vegas almost 24 hours ago. I'm not even going to ask.

Just reading odds and ends here, catching up on the world after my long weekend. Today gay and lesbian couples were married in DC for the first time. I just have to smile at that. But, as always, it seems to be one step forward and another back. This from the San Francisco Sentinal ….

“Last year, a member of Uganda’s Parliament, David Bahati, introduced a bill that, if it becomes law, will further criminalize homosexuality in Uganda. “Aggravated homosexuality,” according to the bill, will become a capital offense, and anyone who doesn’t report a known homosexual within 24 hours will be subject to punishment of up to seven years in jail.”

So not only would it be a capital crime to be gay but a crime not to report gays, or those you think are gay, or those you wouldn’t mind getting rid of, or or or. Must be how it felt to be Jewish in Nazi Germany.

Rep. Eric Massa called White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel “the son of the devil’s spawn”. Even in politics a line doesn’t get better than that. Just make me like Emanuel more than I did already. But even better Masa goes on ….

“I’m sitting there showering, naked as a jaybird and here comes Rahm Emanuel not even with a towel wrapped around his tush, poking his finger in my chest, yelling at me because I wasn’t going to vote for the president’s budget. Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?”

For the record Masa is a congressman from New York who resigned today because he is under investigation by the house ethics committee for alleged inappropriate behavior with a staff member. He claims he only shared a hotel bed with a male staff member to save money. He also claims he was setup by Emanuel because he was the deciding vote on health care reform (he is against it) and Emanuel wanted him out of the way.

Truth is always stranger than fiction.

Life goes on.