Sunrise yesterday was gorgeous. It was all downhill after that though. We took the car in to get the oil changed and to have the winter tires put on - about a sixty dollar job. They called us shortly after to recommend fifteen hundred dollars in repairs. The car isn't even worth that. We agreed to eight hundred in repairs, but I think we're going to look for other mechanics since I saw "six spark plugs" changed for $101 on the receipt. They ended up keeping the car all day which thwarted spouse's plan of taking the dog for the final vet visit. See, I'm mentally okay with the final vet visit, and logically it's not such a bad idea, it's just that when I let my mind envision those final minutes, I fall apart and think, "I can't."
Also, the french girl never called back to take the apartment so we're back to square one. We've decided to wait until stinkman is out to re-advertise because the stench is really off-putting and the prospective tenant will always remember that - no matter how clean we get it before they move in. We'll just show it once it's clean and eat the $20 a day it costs us to have it empty.
Em called me up a few times yesterday. She's battling the fact that people are really putting "Yes on 8" signs around town. She wants to come up with some kind of slogan to go along with the "Yes on 8" that she can use to make people think. The first one she pitched was "Yes on 8 - the crybaby vote" which I thought was too obscure. I was thinking more viciously like "Join the haters, Yes on 8" or "Christ is watching you have sex, Yes on 8" or "The only place for homos is Hell, Yes on 8." As I explained to her, it's probably a lost cause. Every time a vote on this issue has been put before the populace, the gays lose. Why? Because we represent a single digit percentage of the population. The courts are there to protect minorities from the tyranny of the majority, which is the only time we gays really get an equal footing (in America). You know if we had to pick just ONE type of scissors to be sold in the marketplace, and put that to a vote, of course right-handed scissors would win the vote. Same thing here. After this though, the courts will no longer be able to protect us since the discrimination will be codified into the constitution. Even Obama is against us and that makes me sad. I watched this horrible video (warning, if you're like me it will make your blood boil, also have you seen a more obvious closet case?) used to promote the passage of prop 8, and when I watched what they were describing as abominable ( a child coming home from school with a book depicting different types of relationships) I thought, "So what? What's the problem teaching children about reality?" But apparently this is very damaging to the children. Cue the sigh heard the world over.