Neil Abercrombie, governor of Hawaii, signed a bill yesterday legalizing civil unions in the state. As we’ve been discussing, this bill has been long awaited but was vetoed by then-governor Linda Lingle.
Civil unions are expected to go into effect on January 1, 2012. The Advocate reports:
“This signing today of this measure says to all in the world that all are welcome – that everyone is a brother and a sister in paradise,” Abercrombie said at the bill’s signing.
“For me, this bill represents equal rights for everyone in Hawaii and everyone who comes here. This is for me the essence of the aloha spirit.”
Anyone know how to convert a .mp4 file into a .wav file….or anything compatible with bandcamp?
I recorded my radio show on Saturday using Garage Band and bandcamp.com won’t recognize the file as an .mp4…but I would very much like to upload my show as a podcast so friends who missed it can listen!
Much to my dual bemusement and chagrin, we have a snow day today here in my Western Massachusetts college. I really did not think colleges had snow days, but apparently when there’s three feet of blasphemous white flakes outside and we’re anticipating a another two to three, classes are called off campus-wide.
I’m learning all these new things everyday!
This all being said, I realized I haven’t written a real blog post in quite some time, so I thought this an apt time to spill my guts to the internet….kind of. So, what exactly have I been up to lately?
COLLEGE. It’s so great. Classes have begun and I am, once again, lost in awe of how much I love where I go to school, my professors, my roommates, my friends, and how many blessings I’ve been given every single day! In a list:
$250 spent on books, everything from the Bhagavad Gita (for my nonviolence versus violence seminar) to the Astérix comic book (on Cléopâtre) to a book of collected, translated Russian poetry. Worth it.
A new pair of jeans. Exactly like my old pair, but now I own four pair of pants instead of three. EXCELLENT.
A page-long essay completed.
A room moved into and redecorated.
Lots of planning for my radio show which (fingers crossed) I’ll be able to announce more details about next week!! And the special guests I’ve been lining up!
A bag of Red Vines, gone. Two bags of Milanos, gone. Two classes of Musical Theatre Jazz taken to make up for my southern sweet tooth.
An addiction to DOCTOR WHO developped. I will soon need rehab to catch up on the rest of my life.
A monologue memorized! Mostly. For the performance of The Vagina Monologues in just over a week!
Okay, that is all for now. Maybe I’ll post pretty pictures?
You’re beautiful. What’s the best thing going on in your life right now?
Current Jam: “Burning Down the House” Talking Heads. A Dad Classic.
Best thing going on in my life right now: Being INSIDE while the snow is NOT.