Friday, October 24, 2008

veins, same sex marriage and mary poppins

i wish my phobias were obscure and unlikely to be stumbled upon, like green people or giraffes that smoke, but unfortunately they happen to be:

a. plane rides
b. needles/veins - mine, specifically
c. the phone

yesterday, i handled two of 'em within hours of each other. shockingly, dr. phil wasn't waiting for me with a medal and special certificate afterwards. confusing.

first, i had to have blood drawn for a routine check-up. gross gross gross awful gross and awful. i just switched doctors from a militant lady with a mustache to this wilson-but-nerdier guy who doesn't accept hmo's and subsequently keeps his practice really small and non-hectic. it all felt rather homey, him tapping the vein instead of a crabby lab lady, then testing my pee right there in front of me. pretty much a norman rockwell painting in motion.

i did okay, although midway through he informed me my mind was "involuntarily shutting down my veins" because i was scared and that's the body's response to danger - whether real or imagined. so the "blood wasn't flowing - just dripping." to which i interrupted with: "shut the hell up and do your job." don't get me wrong, i still really like him. just maybe not so much chatting next time.

second, i joined my friend steve at the phone banks to call strangers about voting no on proposition 8. a "yes" win would eliminate the right for same sex couples to marry. honestly, i don't give a dang what you personally feel about marriage and/or homosexuality and/or religion. (not entirely true, but for the sake of this argument let's pretend it is.)

this is about human rights - equal rights - for all americans. no matter your gender/skin color/sexual orientation, you deserve the same benefits, the same treatment, as everyone else. those rights include the legal benefits of marriage - plain and simple.

just as we say "what the f?!" when we remember women couldn't vote less than 100 years ago, i hope our friends in the future (while flying) will say the same about all this nonsense.

quick time out to enjoy video:

calling strangers in the evening over heated topics is really not my cup of tea, but this shit matters. even if most people yelled "get real!" in my ear, i helped spread the word and hope you will, too.


  1. i loved mary poppins, and this song in particular when i was about 8 or 9... (a little too old i think).

  2. Anonymous12:45 PM

    Good job on the phone- evil flourishes when good men do nothing

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