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A week in dot point form while i gather my thoughts for later...

  • Getting an upgrade to a rear-wheel-drive new model Commodore is fully sweet, but having all the controls in the center sucks when you're kickin it gangsta stylee one arm out the window and need to adjust something. Also it has an odd FRONT blind spot.

  • Driving through the country is indeed lots of fun.

  • Visiting wineries is way more entertaining than i ever expected, but very dangerous when you stand up and realize you still need to drive.

  • Taking leave from work outside of home is so much more relaxing than taking it and staying home.

  • Too much wine at dinner does not make for a happy Thursday.

  • Too much champagne, daiquiris and champagne cocktails does not make for a happy Friday morning.

  • Seeing a drag show with a theater full of middle-aged straight people is a very odd experience.

  • The Australian outback is still a shitty place to set a movie, even when the movie's a musical.

  • No, being gay is not a fucking "lifestyle choice". It's also not a topic that needs to be avoided in "family friendly" boards.

  • Going online when drunk can lead to some strange posts and messages that don't make a lot of sense.

  • The Pet Shop Boys definitely did Go West and Always On My Mind the best.

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No, being gay is not a fucking "lifestyle choice".

Agreed. And my other pet hate is 'sexual preference'. It's not a fucking preference at all. I don't 'prefer' women to men!

I was talking to the queens the other day about how it's pretty hard to offend gays because we've heard it all before and pretty much use much worse terms to refer to each other in friendly ways so it all kinda glides off your back... But stuff like "lifestyle choice" is a really insidious and subtle way to offend gay people because you're basically saying "you're a sexual deviant and i don't want you around my kids" but in a roundabout way that's somehow become politically-correct. So, so fucked.

One of the message boards i post on is full of fairly conservative Americans and while normally their chatter doesn't bother me, the other day a thread popped up about gay characters in books and it really struck a chord. Actually hearing people say stuff like "i have lots of gay friends, i have no problem with the gay lifestyle, but this is supposed to be a family book and i don't want to have my kids exposed to it" etc etc is just shocking. You know these people think they're open-minded but they're really just perpetuating the problem by supporting the notion that being gay is some kind of deviant sexual practice that's just for adults. You know, God forbid a gay couple could live a normal life, raise kids etc. Fuckin hell.

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