lavendertook: bingo walking away (leaving)
( May. 9th, 2017 10:05 pm)
The intersection where I got hit by a car is listed on the map in this article on pedestrian hits in DC in the WaPo today. One of the smaller dots, but there. 2nd and G Streets NW. Not quite the way I'd want to be in the newspaper, but at least it's not a counting among obituaries, so there's that. It's dangerous stepping out your front door, Frodo.

Hi! I took off work today due to feeling run down. My knee and the whole leg and foot have been hurty lately, so the accident is still reminding me it happened. Lots has been going on here, good and bad, and I keep wishing I'd post more here. I will keep trying.
lavendertook: (tea with cat and books)
( Aug. 5th, 2015 09:34 pm)
Happy Birthday, darling [personal profile] febobe!!!!


I should have taken a pic of the feast in [personal profile] hanarobi's backyard in Laramie for you, and my hobbit doll feast pics are not he old laptop, but since I don't have any good food pics, here's a peony at the National Arboretum in DC from a hike I did there this spring for you.

I hope you're having a fun, food, and love filled day! *squooshes*

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lavendertook: (tea with cat and books)
( Aug. 5th, 2015 09:34 pm)
Happy Birthday, darling [personal profile] febobe!!!!


I should have taken a pic of the feast in [personal profile] hanarobi's backyard in Laramie for you, and my hobbit doll feast pics are not he old laptop, but since I don't have any good food pics, here's a peony at the National Arboretum in DC from a hike I did there this spring for you.

I hope you're having a fun, food, and love filled day! *squooshes*
lavendertook: (LGBTIQH)
( Jun. 14th, 2013 11:52 pm)
I went to DC Pride last Saturday and it was a blast. My first DC Pride parade was exactly 20 years ago, right before I moved up here, from North Carolina. I had marched in several pride parades down there and one up in Boston with BiNet USA in the early 90's. I hadn't marched a parade in several years, and really haven't been either physically or emotionally fit for it as I am now. I marched with DC BiWomen, the only bisexual group marching this year. I had never been to a parade with a bi group where we got such a warm reception, so many cheers, grins, waves, and high fives. I cannot overstate what a high it is to be cheered on like that. The crowd skewed young, though there were plenty of us older folk, and it was wonderfully racially diverse.

DSCN5542
Half the cheers we got were for this banner on the side of our van of "the bi umbrella" with its all-inclusive terms of who we are and who we love. BiNet USA is trying to tackle the problematic way the term "bisexual" reinforces a sexual binary of male/female (that denies more gender diversity) by redefining the "bi" as "self and other," and the women who designed the banner ascribe to that definition. I'm not sure I buy that redefinition and it's why I technically identify as a lesbian-identified pansexual, or far more simply, just queer, and it's why the umbrella concept is pretty neat.
We're here! We're Queer! We just wanna beer. )


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lavendertook: lute player with ribbons on her lute (rainbow ribbons)
( Jun. 14th, 2013 11:52 pm)
I went to DC Pride last Saturday and it was a blast. My first DC Pride parade was exactly 20 years ago, right before I moved up here, from North Carolina. I had marched in several pride parades down there and one up in Boston with BiNet USA in the early 90's. I hadn't marched a parade in several years, and really haven't been either physically or emotionally fit for it as I am now. I marched with DC BiWomen, the only bisexual group marching this year. I had never been to a parade with a bi group where we got such a warm reception, so many cheers, grins, waves, and high fives. I cannot overstate what a high it is to be cheered on like that. The crowd skewed young, though there were plenty of us older folk, and it was wonderfully racially diverse.

DSCN5542
Half the cheers we got were for this banner on the side of our van of "the bi umbrella" with its all-inclusive terms of who we are and who we love. BiNet USA is trying to tackle the problematic way the term "bisexual" reinforces a sexual binary of male/female (that denies more gender diversity) by redefining the "bi" as "self and other," and the women who designed the banner ascribe to that definition. I'm not sure I buy that redefinition and it's why I technically identify as a lesbian-identified pansexual, or far more simply, just queer, and it's why the umbrella concept is pretty neat.
We're here! We're Queer! We just wanna beer. )
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