Monday, March 12, 2007

Ist anniversary

We celebrated our first official anniversary the weekend before last - returning to the boutique hotel where we had the ceremony for a meal. We were offered free champagne and it was a lovely evening. Its good that we are now recognised. A lot of people have askewd me if it feels any different now its official. i suppose the answer is, not really, as we were always committed to each other in any case, but its good to know that we aren't second class citizens any longer. As I recall US comedian Scott Capurro say - closets are for clothes.

The Goods and Services regulations have been announced and are broadly as expected. The religious homophobes will be allowed to discriminate within their temples of prejudice, but as i don;t frequent them any longer, that's not a problem.

Funny how these things work out.I think there's a typical pattern
1. Government announces gay rights legal reforms to bring equality for gay and lesbian people
2. Conservative Christian groups oppose changes, usually saying that they 'do not support discrimination' in the case of the more wishy-washy of them. Various outlandish suggestions are made as to the outcomes of this legislation
3. Government passes the legal changes
4. The world carries on, and none of the outcomes follow through
5. Everyone else gets on with life and conservative Christians continue to fulminate. Only their words appear ever more hollow and hysterical because few care about their obsessions.

I'm sure this will be the same.

The ESC is still to choose just two songs, one of which is the UK> When thats chosen I will probably put together a review of the contest again.

Seems as if the political parties are falling over themselves to be greener than thou. But isn't it the classic NIMBY issue? Just about any suggestion which actually involves any sacrifice - road pricing, for example - will be met with a cry of protest. Being green costs, and I'm not convinced that people really want to pay.

I'm really going to make an effort to blog more often.I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't talk about work - nothing more boring than blogs which moan about their workplace - but I realise this has meant a scanty number of posts since I've never got into a pattern of regular blogging. Today ; we went over to Harrogate to see a friend of David's and his wife who are soon to be spending two years on the Falkland Islands. Certainly not doing things by halves. I'm sure it will be an adventure, but I'm not sure I could handle the isolation or lack of privacy.


Grace said...

Hi, Mersey,

I was only in England once, but thought it was an awesome place....

I see you have the courage to somtimes blog over at Stand Firm. ;)

Are you a Christian, Mersey, a follower of Jesus??

Merseymike said...

I'd say I'm a post-Christian thinker.

I still find Jesus inspirational, but with a very few exceptions, I can't say the same for organised religion.

I think that the Paul and Bible version of religion called Christianity isn't really for me any more.