I’m still like a giddy school girl. California enacting marriage equality yesterday has me dancing and twirling. I’m acting so gay. Btw, folks. Please start calling it “marriage equality” and not “gay marriage”, unless we all decide to start referring to “straight marriage” as well. Oh hell, call it whatever you want, I’m just damned excited.
The State Supreme Court said their decision would be announced at 10am. At 9:45 I was shaking. What would be their decision? The court is almost entirely conservative, but word of mouth was it was looking good.
I had the local NPR station blasting in the next room. The browser on my pc had a dozen tabs open with every news source, every equality group, and the state supreme court web page were prepared to feed me the news. At exactly 10am the report popped up on the Supreme Courts website. Of course, it was not a simple notice saying yes or no. That would be too easy. There was just the link to pull up their documentation. I listened to the radio for a second, checked out all the tabs and there was no announcement so I clicked the button and started to read. Damn attorneys, I might as well have been reading Chinese.
I was a madman scrolling up and down the pages. I didn’t give a rats ass if they said they were making Richard Simmons governor, I just wanted the answer and couldn’t comprehend this damn mess. Suddenly, I heard a voice on the radio say it had passed. I stopped breating for a second and my heart was about to explode out of my chest. I tried not to get excited. I didn’t trust what I heard. Furiously I checked the tabs on my browser back and forth. And then on MSNBC’s website a bright red bar across the top said “Breaking News” It confirmed what the radio said and I felt a rush run through my entire body. I screamed with delight and immediately called Maurice and friends. I called our minister and said to plan on another ceremony for us. Our last one was pretty casual. I hope this time I get to pick out a lovely wedding gown.
I also saw my pdoc yesterday. Another drug change (sigh). Actually this one has me excited. I’m switching from Seroquel to Abilify. If you don’t know what that means, don’t worry. The point is Seroquel is the most notorious drug for weight gain. I’ve gained 50 pounds since going on it which is normal. Of course, then the doctors tell you that you should do something about your weight. No Shit!
Yesterday I checked and found that in order to maintain my current weight I have to eat 3500 calories a day. Damn, I eat between 2000 and 2500. I hate Seroquel. I did get on the scale and found I lost just over 2 pounds. Woo Hoo! I’ve started eating much better and exercise more. I plan to start looking like a male supermodel soon.
Gained Marriage Equality and Lost a couple of pound. I’d say it’s a damn good day.
A Question. Are my posts to long? Word is around that is a bad thing. Some will be inclined to say I should speak from the heart and not worry about it. I do speak from the heart but a major purpose of this blog is to educate others on bipolar disorder and other mental health issues. I don’t want to chase people away. Please give me your feedback.