Thursday, May 28, 2009

schools is almost out!

So school is out for the kids next Wednesday. It's so dumb they are making up snow days so all they are doing is sitting at school watching movies and playing games. k found out the she is going to need to attend summer school to make up for the biology class that she did do so well in. I called her father to inform him that she would need to go to summer school and he told me she would not be attending summer school, she would be going on vacation with him because he has already paid for it. Ummm hello if she doesn't make up this credit she doesn't graduate with her class. Now I know that this is her responsibility and that she messed up but come on the beach will be there for years to come and she is only in school once. So I go to the school tomorrow to find out if this is a mandatory thing that they can help me out with. Wish me luck... E gave his first oral presentation this week to his second grade class. It was cute, we sculpted a cardinal out of clay for him to use as his visual aid. baby S had his end of the year program at daycare today his class was suppose to sing 3 songs and let me tell you all 6 kids stood up there just fine and the teacher has a great voice. Not one of the kids sang a note. The wife has finals in two weeks . Now if I just got the summer off it would be a great vacation but alas I still have to work. I will shorten the weeks and take more time off for the summer we have several mini vacations planned. I can't wait to go camping (RV) with my parents. It will be fun to watch the kids and the grandparents together. So that's what's happening here is smalltowndykeville.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mac is back

So my asshole neighbor took my dog to the pound! The wife went and got him this morning. The man at the pound was nice and didn't give us a ticket. She explained to him what was going on and they told us they would do what they could to help us. I would like to just hurt the neighbor but I guess that wouldn't help.All in all it's been ok Mac is home and that is all that matters.

Friday, May 22, 2009

ASSHOLE neighbor

For the second time is a week my asshole neighbor has taken my dog. I should explain I have 42 acres with about a mile of road bordering it on one side. My wiemeranor will patrol the length of our property and come home. he stays on our land unless someone offers him a car ride. Our ass of a neighbor had figured this out and has now stopped twice and taken him down the road. I can't prove this because no one has seen it but us, so it's his word against ours. Now my dog is gone and we can't find him I am one pissed off DYKE . Wish me luck !

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

do ask do tell

I am sure that most of you have seen this video by now but I felt it was worth posting. I think that it is sad that so many brave Americans are losing their jobs . In this economy you would think that we would do all we can to keep all Americans working. I guess it just goes to show you that not all Americans can be expect the same freedoms even brave lesbian and gay soldiers fight for. This issue is close to my heart. The wife is former Air Force and she got out when she got pregnant for our son. She had many commendations and achievement medals. She was very good at her job, and more than that she enjoyed it. I also enjoyed being part of her unit family. I had the opportunity to make some very great friends. It always surprised me that she was as out as she was with the unit. They all new about us, they all excepted us as a family and the fact that the wife was gay was never and issue. It just seems crazy that she had to chose to get out before she was kicked out. All we can hope is that this backward policy will be gone soon.

Friday, May 15, 2009

house bill 176

I spent yesterday with the group Equality Ohio. Myself and close to 400 other LGBT people wherein Columbus to lobby for Equality. It was an amazing experience that has really opened my eyes. I was surprised that only 3 of the representatives/senators refused our calls outright, and only a handful did not call back. I was saddened that one of the no call backs was my own senator Jimmy Stewart. In the 3 meetings that I did attend I met one very receptive republican from Zanesville named Troy Balderson. We met several aides and lots of interesting people. The entire experience was fun exciting and has defiantly made me think I would like to be more involved in lobbying and whatnot. I had a great day. Now to the title….. On Tuesday senator Dan Stewart and 25 co sponsors introduced House bill 176.This is Ohio’s Equal housing and employment act. There are 2 republican co sponsors and the numbers look good and the chances of this bill passing the house are great. I spoke personally with Representative Stewart and his words were we will get this passed this year. I find that kind of passion about an issue refreshing even for a politician. I know this has rambled and if your still with me I apologize it’s been a long exhausting day.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

1000+ photos today!!

So the wife and I shot a wedding today and took 938 pictures. Then we raced home to take pics of the daughter for prom. She is amazingly beautiful, I think I'll keep her.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Gallery opening!!!

Last night was the opening of one of my great friends photography galleries. She had asked the wife and I if we would like to display our work in her gallery and of course we said yes. It has been a crazy week deciding what we wanted to represent our work. We shoot weddings,senior pics and other special events, but my favorite subject to shoot is butch women. I love to try and capture that amazing butch energy.
We finally settled on about 20 prints and got our wall set. Last night was great fun to get to dress up and mingle with adults enjoy good wine and music. We even got a quick job out of the evening. The wife went and shot pics of a lady getting a tattoo. It was a 10 min job and she made a quick 50 bucks. It was a great evening and I am so happy for my friend. She deserves this so much.