Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Counter Clockwise

Last year Jake was getting ready to head down under as part of the promotion for LaOD.And while on the whirl of media trip he had lunch with U2. New pictures from IHJ show that they were in high spirits. Or is that taking in spirits?
Disaronno? Did they watch too much BravoTV and the constant Disaronno commercials that ran on it?

Now, today it's like a twist of last year.

Jake's not down under but undercover with no one sure where he has been since Thanksgiving. And Austin is said to be seen wearing a hoodie.

Hmmm Does that mean he's listening to U2 and drinking Disarrono?

You run like a river, on like a sea
You run like a river runs to the sea

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Put a Bird On It

Now that OTH's wrapped Austin will back out to looking for new projects. And now with directing under his belt and a triple threat with:

And dancing
Look out.

A fan of themes for his projects....(ex.TwoWheel Tuesday, Run Your Ass Off) maybe he should use a theme for pursuing his next job.

One suggestion courtesy of Portlandia:

Then again that might Jake's personal matra both home and away.

Two Wheel Tuesday for a crew.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Muppet Jake

With The Muppets being such a hit, and the franchise looking renewed maybe Jake should look at moving from Sesame Street to the Muppet Movie.

He's got the experience

Has had the 'do already

He went to high school with the guy who made them a hit againAnd can do his own Muppet face
And ohhh then they're all those fans at home that probably love the Muppets. (Yes that includes you too Austin)

And you can make you own Muppet at FAO Schwartz.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Out Spotlight

In 1992, today’s spotlight became the highest-ranking military officer discharged on the basis of sexual orientation. Dismissed after disclosing she was a lesbian during a routine security clearance interview, she challenged the U.S. military’s ban on homosexuals in federal court. In 1994, she was reinstated as chief nurse, making her one of the few openly gay or lesbian members of the military. Today she continues to serve as speaker, author and an advocate. Today’s Out Spotlight is Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer.

Margarethe Cammermeyer was born in Oslo, Norway, March 24, 1943, during the Nazi occupation. Her parents worked with and sheltered Norwegian resistance forces. Her mother would conceal guns and rifles under the mattress of her baby carriage along the streets of Oslo, meeting in an alley to meet the resistance who would jump out of a doorways to get them. As soon as she could read, her heroes were those resistance forces and her parents who stood up to "the bad guys" and were willing to sacrifice their own lives for the freedom they believed in. Cammermeyer credits her parents’ courage as her inspiration for defending civil liberties.

Her father was the first Norwegian recipient of the Rockefeller Fellowship in 1946 which enabled the family to spend nine months in Boston, Massachusetts. They returned to Norway after the fellowship, then ultimately immigrated to the United States in 1951 settling in the Washington DC area.

Cammermeyer became a citizen in 1961 and joined the U.S. Army Student Nurse Program. After receiving her B.S. in nursing from the University of Maryland in 1963, she reported for active duty. Lt. Cammermeyer’s first active duty assignment was basic training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, then on to six months at Martin Army Hospital at Ft. Benning Georgia. She then shipped out to Nuremberg, Germany, where she met and married a fellow soldier.

After Germany, Cammermeyer and her husband were sent to Ft. Lee, Virginia, during the buildup for Vietnam. At her request, in 1967 she was deployed to the 24th Evacuation Hospital at Long Binh, Vietnam for a 14 month tour. Six months as head nurse of a medical unit and then eight months as head nurse of the neurosurgical intensive care unit. She refers to this time in her life “the most extraordinary experience any military nurse could have been a part of.” She was honored with the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service. She was honored with the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service.

After Vietnam she and her husband settled in Seattle, Washington where was she forced to leave the military when she became pregnant with the first of their four sons in 1968, because women were not permitted to have dependents. In 1972, that regulation was changed and she returned to the military service in the Army Reserves, ultimately achieving the rank of Colonel in 1987.

Her time working with neurologically impaired patients in Vietnam lead to that being the specialization of the rest of her clinical and research nursing career. While raising her family, she continued her education, earning a Master of Arts degree from the University of Washington in 1976.

In 1981 after her divorce from her husband of 15 years, she transferred to the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in San Francisco, California serving as the neuro-oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist for the next five years. From her work there Cammermeyer was the first recipient of the Administrator's Award for Excellence in Nursing in 1985, out of 34,000 registered nurses in the VA system.

She returned to Washington state in 1987 and to American Lake VAMC, in Tacoma where she was the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Neuroscience and Sleep Research for ten years. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Washington in 1991 and focused the last years of my clinical practice on the diagnosis and care of patients with sleep apnea.

In 1992, she became the highest-ranking military officer discharged on the basis of sexual orientation. She was dismissed after disclosing she was a lesbian during a routine security clearance interview for promotion. She took her dismissal to court and challenged the U.S. military’s ban on homosexuals in federal court. In 1994, she was reinstated as chief nurse, making her one of the few openly gay or lesbian members of the military serving. She retired in 1997 after 31 years of service.

In 1989, she met her life partner, Diane Divelbess, an artist and art professor. In March 2004, they were married by a judge in Portland, Oregon, after having being together for 15 years. She said “It was one of the most exciting experiences, it really made us feel different, like others after having been together for 15 years.” They were devastated at the Supreme Court of Oregon’s decision that same sex marriages done at that time were ruled to have "never taken place". On July 23, 2007, they registered as Domestic Partners in the State of Washington. They still have their marriage certificate on their wall. They still have the memory of their family, friends and grandchildren at their Episcopalian wedding and blessing, and they are building on those moments and are saying “one step at a time” till they can be legally recognized as married.

Cammermeyer’s autobiography, “Serving in Silence” published in 1994, received critical acclaim. The book was turned into a made-for-TV movie, executive produced by Barbra Streisand and starred Glenn Close. The film generated more than 25 million viewers and received three Emmy Awards and the Peabody Award. It was one of the first television movies about a gay person.

After retirement, Cammermeyer ran for the United States Congress in Washington's 2nd congressional district in 1998. She won the Democratic primary, but lost in the general election to Republican incumbent Jack Metcalf.

From November 1999 through December 2001, she hosted her own daily internet radio talk show. The discussions were about relevant political, human rights, legal, health care, gay/lesbian/transgender and other issues. Cammermeyer also got very involved in local politics and ultimately spent six years as the Chairperson of the local Democratic Party.

Still wanting to practice her life’s career of nursing and neurosciences in January 2006 she opened an Adult Family Home to provided skilled care to sick and ailing elderly patients. She was also elected as a Whidbey General Hospital Commissioner.

She serves on the Military Advisory Council for the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and was an outspoken advocate for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

In June 2010, she was appointed to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, a committee which is appointed by the United States Secretary of Defense and which reports to the United States Department of Defense.

Along with her other honors, Cammermeyer was named Woman of Power by the National Organization of Women and was awarded the Hannah Solomon Award by the Jewish Women's League and selected as the 1995 Distinguished Alumna from the University of Washington School of Nursing. This past year, The Point Foundation honored Cammermeyer with its Point Legend Award.

Today Colonel (Ret.)Cammermeyer and Divelbess are actively living in Washington and are grandparents to 10 grandchildren.

"I wear my uniform at every inappropriate moment to remind people of gays and lesbians who have to serve in silence in the military."

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Caption It

10. "I don't know Nancy, I'm thinking his hat is saying prince but the glasses are saying Bel-Aire."

9. Scarlett for Men by Rhett B.

8. "Pearl do you think Madame Tussauds would make the Prince of Persia holding a Smart Water?" "They might not. But Bruckheimer would."

7. "Don't you just love an A-line? Don't worry dear, it doesn't make you look short or hippy."

6. "Like they say, 'They did do the nose, and the hat.'"

5. "Do you think this could work for those new drapes in the living room? And the ottoman? What? Too much?"

4. "Wow Nancy, these doorman really get into the holiday spirit here."

3. "Do you really think he's a real Nutcracker?"

2. "I just have to ask, did you get this at Chico's?"

and 1.

"Excuse me sir, is this the way to Disney's Holidays on Ice?"

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Day After the Turkey

There were lots of leftovers we need to spread out and find the rest of them.
I found the turkey and the stuffing and sweet potatoes, but I don't know what happened to the brussel sprouts and my kale. Maybe someone just thought they were so delicious they snuck back in the kitchen and ate them as a midnight snack.
I thought of that, that's why I made extra. But all of my healthy stuff went poof!
Is it over there? Is that it?

(Please don't let it be that someone found them and stuck them here)

Do we need this many people looking for vegetables?

(Hopefully no one will discover I "accidentally" got them mixed up with our composting.)

Hey I found some organic carrots.

(Maybe that will get him off the hunt for the kale, I am all kaled out.)

If they're here .... we'll find them.
What's that over in the corner?

(Please say it's a bag of Fritos)

(Fritos, Funions, Doritos, Chips A Hoys, Poptarts anything...please, Peter must have hidden something when this happened during the fall, when I was working)
Wow, how lucky are we. I found the extra sprouts and kale I bought. But why would someone put it all the way down here, marked garden supplies?

(I just can't win)