Archive for July, 2004


Tuesday, July 27th, 2004 | Politics | Comments Off on Inspiration

In case you haven’t heard it you NEED to listen to Bill Clinton’s speech from the Democratic National Convention last night. I’ve gotta say it gave me goose bumps listening to it. The speech was totally inspirational and SPOT ON. There were a TON of amazing quotes from that speech but among my favorites was this:

Their opponents will tell you to be afraid of John Kerry and John Edwards, because they won’t stand up to the terrorists—don’t you believe it.  Strength and wisdom are not conflicting values—they go hand in hand. John Kerry has both. His first priority will be keeping America safe. 

Strength and wisdom are NOT conflicting values and we need to remind everyone we know of this at every turn. Settling for anything less is, quite frankly, treasonous.

As a country we spent WAY too much time during the last administration worrying about things that didn’t have ANY impact on everyday life and the matters of our nation. Today we have a raft of issues that effect every american and citizen around the world and DESPERATELY need attention and our elected officials and far too many individual citizens are asleep at the switch. That HAS to change. This country is better than we have been over the last 4 years and its time to remind ourselves and the world of that…

So keep this in mind over the next few months:

At every turning point in our history we the people have chosen unity over division, heeding our founders’ call to America’s eternal mission: to form a more perfect union, to widen the circle of opportunity, deepen the reach of freedom, and strengthen the bonds of community.

It happened because we made the right choices.  In the early days of the republic, America was at a crossroads much like it is today, deeply divided over whether or not to build a real nation with a national economy, and a national legal system. We chose a more perfect union. 

In the Civil War, America was at a crossroads, divided over whether to save the union and end slavery—we chose a more perfect union.  In the 1960s, America was at a crossroads, divided again over civil rights and women’s rights.  Again, we chose a more perfect union. As I said in 1992, we’re all in this together; we have an obligation both to work hard and to help our fellow citizens, both to fight terror and to build a world with more cooperation and less terror. Now again, it is time to choose.

Since we’re all in the same boat, let us chose as the captain of our ship a brave good man who knows how to steer a vessel though troubled waters to the calm seas and clear skies of our more perfect union.  We know our mission. Let us join as one and say in a loud, clear voice: Send John Kerry. 

Monday’s Happy Thought

Monday, July 26th, 2004 | Politics | 4 Comments

Just got this in email and it made me smile so I had to share! 🙂

One beautiful February day in 2005 a woman approaches the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue where she’d been sitting on a park bench. She speaks to the U.S. Marine standing guard and says, “I would like to go in and meet with President Bush.”
The Marine looks at the woman and says, “I’m sorry, Ma’am, but Mr. Bush is
no longer president and no longer resides here.”
The woman says, “Okay” and walks away.

The next day, the same woman approaches the White House and says to the same Marine, “I would like to go in and meet with President Bush.”
The Marine again tells her, “Ma’am, as I said yesterday, Mr. Bush is
no longer president and no longer resides here.”
The woman thanks him and, again, walks away.

The third day, the same woman approaches the White House and speaks to the very same U. S. Marine, saying, “I would like to go in and meet with President Bush.”
The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looks at the woman and says, “Ma’am, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mr. Bush. I’ve told you already that Mr. Bush is no longer the president and no longer resides here. Don’t you understand?”
The woman looks at the Marine and says, “Oh, I understand. I just love
hearing it.”

Now we all just have to figure out for ourselves what each of us can do to make this happen! 🙂

Happy Monday! 🙂

Crazy weekend

Sunday, July 25th, 2004 | Pete Stuff | Comments Off on Crazy weekend

Another crazy but fun weekend… Friday night was anniversary night. Kevin and I went down to the Ferry Building and had oysters and beers before dinner and then went to Chaya for dinner which was really good. Was a very romantic evening walking along the water and spending time with my man.. I really enjoyed it.

Saturday was kind of work / chore day followed by dinner and, later that night I went out with Matt for drinks to honor Dore Alley Weekend. We both strapped on our gear (chaps in my case – leather in his case) and headed Out… Hit the Loading Dock followed by brief appearances at the PowerHouse and Mezzanine.

Today I spent most of the day with my friend John from college which was a lot of fun.. He and his wife came over for brunch with Kevin and I and then John came with Kevin, Matt, and I to Dore Alley Fair… He was quite the sport and I’m sure the fair was quite an experience for him… Its kind of funny how much the things at fairs like that don’t phase me these days.. Its only when I have stright friends with me that might be wierded out that I pay attention. But John was quite a sport and it was really nice hanging out with him…

Now I gotta get ready for another week of work.. Uggg..

The Daily Show

Saturday, July 24th, 2004 | Gay Stuff, Giggles | Comments Off on The Daily Show

Was just watching one of the episodes of ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart‘ and he had one of his (many) priceless moments… Check out this clip. Something about a box turtle… I don’t know… but it was DAMN funny! 🙂

Happy Saturday! 🙂

An Anniversary

Friday, July 23rd, 2004 | Pete Stuff | 11 Comments

Today is our 5th Anniversary.. And for the occasion – a picture of us in our fancy duds from last weekend! 🙂


(Photo Credits go to JP and Matt)

Another packed weekend

Thursday, July 22nd, 2004 | Pete Stuff | Comments Off on Another packed weekend

Damn.. So its lookin like this coming weekend is going to be yet another action packed weekend. I shouldn’t really be complaining since its all fun stuff – but still. Just not sure when i’m going to make time to sit on my ass and be a vegetable..

Friday is Kevin and my Anniversary (5 years – woo hoo) so Friday night we’re probably going to be doing something coupley. After that I’ve got friends from colorado coming out and we’re probably going to either hang out with them or go over to the east bay to hang with some other friends… Saturday night plan is probably dinner with yet a different group of friends.. And then Sunday is Dore Alley Fair which is always fun and different. So that along with hanging out with John (from Colorado) and his lady will make for another full day..

Uggg… Looking forward to all of it but sounding a little exhausting to me… Maybe I should take Monday to recover… who knows…

Now back to work! 🙂