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Reading an article about Adam Rippon and the top paragraph I have no issues with. But the bottom paragraph makes me want to rip into someone, and here’s why:
Adam is Adam and that’s awesome because he is awesome. But the bottom paragraph makes it sound like everyone who’s gay should be a sassy, effeminate gay (which really is the stereotype of a “gay man”, especially when you look at the media). And as a gay man, I’m fully aware that stereotypes have to come from somewhere. But there are those of us who don’t fit that sassy, effeminate gay stereotype. But here’s the thing, I’m not trying to “butch it up” (oh holy hell how I hate that phrase). I am who I am. Even when having to describe myself to other gays, I’ve used the term “straight acting” (another phrase I hate, because this isn’t an “act”) because I don’t really consider myself masculine, at least in the definition of the word. But at the same time, I also recognize that from all outward appearances, you probably wouldn’t know I’m gay. Hell, when I was working as a youth director, my youth would call me the “straightest gay guy you’d meet”.
So I am happy that Adam hasn’t changed who he is. But really feel the bottom paragraph adds no value to the article & if anything keeps pushing the stereotype forward of what a gay guy is…
(Also it isn’t fully lost on me that I keep referring to the paragraphs as top and bottom, lol).
Hey #WeatherUnderground, Um, What “Thunderstorms” are you talking about? Because it’s actually a quite brilliant day… (at Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Got much needed new shoes last night & it made me remember why I hate shopping for shoes so much!
First off, I have short feet. Somehow I wear a size 8 and my sister wears like a 12 in men’s or some ungodly size like that. And second, I also have wide feet. Most places it seems like don’t have jack in “Wide” sizes and if they do, it’s still limited in styles / designs / colors. Furthermore it seems like if I like a certain style / color they will only have it in 4E, but I’m closer to a 2E but generally end up with a 3E. So I’m already very limited in style selection due to my wide feet and then when you consider how short they are, it’s nearly impossible to find shoes.
I’ve generally been buying Skechers, as they seem to have the best selection of wide shoes (even though it’s still very limited when you look at the size of their stores). They hold up well (I almost got 3 years out of my last pair) and don’t cost an ass & an arm. But they’ve also gone to having “Memory Foam” in the insoles of most of their shoes (and like 90% of their wide shoes). And I’m not a fan of that. It feels great on the ball of my foot, but where my toes are.
So last night, it took me probably an hour to actually settle on these. And in the end, they were pretty much the only 3E, Size 8, Non-Memory-Foam shoes in the damn store. I think they had one other color & that was black.
So here’s hoping I can go another 3 years without having to repeat this shit show again..:
Blackberry Briar Sour: Great blackberry flavor and just sour enough to give it pucker power. All in All, a great sour beer! (at La Cumbre Brewing Co.)
#NMWx: Some weather, huh? Holy crap, these winds aren’t kidding! 45 mph gusts! Stay safe. News last night said we could see 30mph + sustained winds! Could gusts up to 60mph!
So the Senate appears to value dogs lives above humans. This county is a joke…
(Also, don’t get me wrong. What United did is despicable & should never happen again, but somehow if a gun is involved, we need to slow down? WTF)
Once this sidewalk is finished, I I’ll gain a whole new area to walk in. But more importantly, once @BosqueBrewingCo actually ever get their San Mateo 2.0 facility built, it means I’ll be able to walk / bike there without having to leave the sidewalk (even if it will be like double the distance / time to get there).
Out walking Buddy (trying to burn off the effects of #PieDay) & something is going down at the plaza Planet Fitness is in. Two units & a third had just peeled out running full code. APD was there the other night when I was walking Buddy. But I guess a 24x5 gym is probably a very tempting target for car thieves. #BurqueAsFuck #NewMexicoTrue
Interesting. Appears the City of Albuquerque is planning on putting a traffic light at Wyoming & Palomas. The intersection is 500 feet south of the very busy Wyoming & Paseo Del Norte intersection (which is about the same distance Holly & Louisiana is from Louisiana & Paseo and San Pedro & Holly is from San Pedro & Paseo). But I feel Wyoming & Paseo has more traffic & movements then Louisiana & Paseo or San Pedro & Paseo does. I also wonder if they will realign the entrance to the cemetery just west of intersection. They’d be stupid not to. Also wonder if they will do away with the continual right turn lane from EB Paseo to SB Wyoming as well. You almost have to given how close the two traffic lights will be.
Just having some fruit for lunch (Cherry & Apple). It’s got fruit, so it’s healthy, right? Happy Pie / Pi / π / 3.14 / 🥧 day! #PiDay #PieDay Now I have to take Buddy for another walk tonight, right? ;-)
Buddy just barely tolerated me stopping mid-walk so I could play with Portrait Mode. He’s not a fan of anything that Interrupts his walks… #DogsLife #DogsOfInstagram (at Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum)
Watching @ColbertLateShow on one of my many monitors at work while working on some other stuff & when I went to copy a large 1gb file across the network to one of our servers, this is where my screen froze. And it’s still stuck there, even though I can hear the show continue on. Lol. Cc: @StephenAtHome
@BosqueBrewingCo has a new sandwich on the menu, a Cubano (Savory smoked ham & roasted pork shoulder with gruyere cheese, whole grain mustard and pickles). And let me tell you, it’s tasty! I just finished one and already want another 1 or 2… #FatKid (at Bosque Brewing Co.)
#NMWx: What the hell, it was summer yesterday (I was wearing shorts yesterday & Friday). Today, not so much. Its more like a PacNW winter (cold and rainy). We hit our high of the day at 12:01am & it’s just been getting colder and colder. Currently WeatherUnderground says it’s 38°.
Guavarama (A Guava IPA at 7.5%). Got the hop notes, but the Guava is subtle. But it was still tasty. (at La Cumbre Brewing Co.)
The water “tap” at @LaCumbreBrewing. Love their sense of humor! (at La Cumbre Brewing Co.)
Super nice patio weather and super amazing beer! Triple hop (Citra, Mosaic, & Centennial). Very smooth and well balanced, especially for 8.6%! (at La Cumbre Brewing Co.)
Enjoying an unexpected day off & amazing weather by walking to & camping out at my local Starbucks patio. Rocking shorts, trying to get my legs some color (right now they look like Casper the ghost if he had legs). (at Starbucks)
After working 42 hours in 4 days, I needed this night of sleep! Got almost double the deep sleep I had been getting & almost got 10 hours! I know they say you can’t “makeup” for missed sleep, but I think they are wrong!
This should be, um, interesting…