I have a meeting with my adviser next week to discuss the dissertation. Not really looking forward to making the trek into school to be honest, but I gotta do it. The dissertation has to be done and fully drafted by the end of September. I got a long road ahead of me and only 7 months to get’r’done. Time to go lock myself in that cabin in the woods . . . .
Spring can’t get here soon enough, because I have some serious spring cleaning that needs done! My “storage/guest room” where I keep a lot of my stuff is once again a mess. Every time I get it cleaned up it only seems to last about a month before it becomes a disaster. Unfortunately I’ve let this disaster build for a few months.
Somehow I cut the bottom of my tongue, which has lead to basically a canker sore under there. Words cannot express how much fun this is! Seriously, big fun . . . with the wretched.
The Oscars are coming up this weekend. Are you going to watch? I had commented earlier it would be fun to do an Oscar party. Well the BF found a party going on in Philly that has everyone getting together to watch the show while local gay celebs Chumley and Carlotta comment (ie make fun). We did this a few years ago and it was a lot more fun than watching the Oscars at home. We are thinking of doing this come Sunday . . . though I feel I should REALLY be home working! We will see when the day comes and how much I did this weekend.
I’ve been asked if we’ve applied for our civil union application . . . Yeah no. Unless you have been living under a rock, New Jersey begin granting them to gays and lesbian this week. I recognize it is important, a big step and valuable to people who really have a need to protect themselves and their partners. I just can’t get over my beef that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, call it a duck. They claim it grants all (well 95%) of all right that marriage would, but they don’t call it marriage. They never gave a reason, one can only surmise religious reasons. I thought we didn’t make laws based on religion?
I believe they are set to review the whole thing in six months, basically to find out what problems have arisen from it. Even before the law went into affect there were stories of problems creeping up as people began making inquiries with insurance companies and the like. It will be interesting to see what happens during the review.
One ray of hope, the state has agreed that if gay couples are married elsewhere (even before the law took effect) then they will automatically be regarded as “civil union partners” in Jersey. I would prefer to go to Massachusetts and Canada and do it there, that way I could say I was married and actually knew in my heart it was true. Plus when the day comes when Jersey (and other states) finally grant the right, I wouldn’t feel the need to do it all over again. Yes to me the word is as important, if not more so, than the rights. I have no desire to say “I’m unionized.”
In more up beat news, only about an hour until the big “Grey’s Anatomy” finale to the three part February Sweeps show. I cannot wait, and they better not rain on my parade and kill of Meredith. I so can’t see them doing this, but my BF is not so sure. Oh and did you hear, they are giving Dr. Kate a spin off apparently. Not sure how I feel about that one yet.