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Just us!

On Monday Tom and I celebrated our 9 year anniversary. While we have been through a lot together it doesn’t feel like nine years. On Tuesday the California Supreme Court ruled that the change to the California State Constitution was in fact a constitutional but the gay couples who did get married could keep their status. I am happy for those couples, Tom and I are not among their ranks. I am far too stubborn to be pushed into anything at any speed other than the one I set. I want to plan, send out invites and have a celebration. I don’t want to have a ceremony and a rushed party and of course I don’t want to do anything if some ignorant bastard can take it away. What good is the word forever when some uneducated idiots believe they are the only ones to live the life “ever after.”

Of course I say all this and yet I have never said yes to any of Tom’s proposals. I want it all. I want to have it on my terms. I want to ease into it and not have to jump in like a member of the polar bear club into icy waters. Of course I also am a bit of a Buddhist at heart and I believe nothing is forever, change is inevitable, and having a ceremony to claim you will be together forever seems a bit naive. I’m not saying Tom and I won’t spend the rest of our lives together, but my Mom and Dad never divorced and yet he is now alone and her energies have gone elsewhere. I think once I am allowed to marry Tom without a forced rush we will have a wonderful celebration.

But back to the point of my ramblings. The last few days have been a bit emotional for me and I decided to make a podcast that exemplifies the emotional journey I’ve been on, from sadness and despair to anger and power.

This wrong will be righted! Justice is for everyone.


California Supreme Court Just Us - Mixed by Monkeyx3

Track List (Title-Artist-Album)
Another Heart Breaks - Electric Light Orchestra - Time
Belfast / Wasted - Orbital - Wasted - The Best Of Volume Part 1 (Disc 1)
Istanbul Uyurken (Hamam Trance Version) - Steam/ Hamam: the Turkish Bath
Tor-cheney-nahana (Howie B Left Foot Mix) - Indiens-Sacred Spirit- Dance Remixes
Give Up But Don't Give Out (Portishead Remix) - Primal Scream - The Trip Hop Test - Part Two
Ball - Craig Armstrong - Astralwerks 1999 v.2
This Must Be It - Röyksopp - Junior
Map Of The Problematique - Muse - Black Holes & Revelations
Infidels Of The World Unite - Fischerspooner - Entertainment
This Is Life - Grace Jones - Hurricane
The Best Revenge - Fischerspooner - Entertainment
Hurricane - Grace Jones - Hurricane

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romeohotel
May. 28th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
Sounds/reads like you have the bits of the marriage that really matter already. =)
monkeyx3
May. 29th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
Very true!
romeohotel
May. 31st, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
Cool beans. We'll centrifuge, distill, and market "Essence of Monkey Marriage" to wannabe brides/grooms everywhere!

I'm also listening to the podcast. Not the type of music I usually listen to, but it's catchy!
bunnykitteh
May. 28th, 2009 09:54 am (UTC)
*hugs*
ewe_2
May. 28th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
While waiting for you podcast to download I knoticed you had photos ther too. As I always love your photos I couldn't help myself but to go peak. Homeskillet? Almost made me pee my pants. LOL

As for what you said above. Allan's and my veiws are the same as yours. After all these years. If is isn't working for us. Someone pinch me and let me know.

:-)

D
monkeyx3
May. 29th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
I have so many photos I've uploaded lost in cyberspace, it's a bit terrifying. It took me a while to find the homeskillet photo, because I had no idea what you were talking about. Pretty funny picture, I agree. Hope you enjoyed the mix.
ewe_2
May. 29th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
I did like the mix very much. It's burnt to CD. It reminded me of the mixes by MDB that I listen to. You might like his Beautiful Voices 11 Afterlife Vocal Chill mix. The 3rd song, Forgive Me, got me into my Sandra kick where I had to read all I could about her. My ocd setting in. LOL

D
ewe_2
May. 29th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
Oh. And I forgot to say that I thought the song you picked to end the mix was excellent.

Hurricane

:-)

D
romeohotel
Jun. 4th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
I agree, the mix is very good.

Monkey, did you intend it to be trippy, kind of trance-like, and as addicting as a Crackberry?
shamandl
Jun. 1st, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
Congratulations
Eric,
I wish you more anniversaries with Tom. Tell him hello for us.
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