Haven’t thought about that in a while

Oddly enough, a Google news alert for “kate o’neill” brought me to this topic in the bisexual community over at LiveJournal. Turns out no one was talking about me — the “kate” came from “Kate Winslet” and the “o’neill” from “Chris O’Neill” — but in a way, they kind of were, in a strange coincidence. Read more about Haven’t thought about that in a while[…]

Half-wrong? Mostly right? Natural or unnatural? Who cares if it’s funny!

Over at Music City Bloggers, we’re debating choice and levels of wrongness, among other things. Meanwhile over at the Onion, they get it half-right — well, mostly wrong, but still funny. (That last one reminds me of a postcard I found one time that was captioned “San Francisco Parenting,” in which a parent was calling Read more about Half-wrong? Mostly right? Natural or unnatural? Who cares if it’s funny![…]

Why my dad is so great, #1,983,284,393

Ever since my dad started pressuring me to go to this past weekend’s family wedding in Baltimore — and the pressure started back in August — I’ve been meaning to dig out my saved copy of this email exchange and post it for you all to read and for me to re-read. Because it’s one of the things that makes me realize how much I’m going to miss my dad. I’ll post more about the wedding itself later.

Back in October 1998, I found a web site called Familypoint.com that was supposed to be a virtual meeting place for extended families. I set up a site for my family and mentioned it to my parents just before they attended a family wedding in Baltimore so they could spread the word about it to everyone. One of my cousins who is roughly my age found my personal web site through a series of links from the Familypoint.com site and was apparently shocked, shocked I tell you, to learn that I’m bi and poly.

Her father, my uncle, promptly sent me a nasty email about it. […]