A bill has been filed in the Tennessee House of Representatives and the Tennessee Senate that would prevent anyone that isnâ€™t legally married from adopting, making it impossible for gay couples or individuals to adopt children.
Tennessee House bill HB3713 by John DeBerry (D-Memphis) and Tennessee Senate bill SB3910 by Paul Stanley (R-Memphis) would amend the Tennessee Code (TCA Title 36 and 49) to â€œprohibit any individual who is cohabitating in a sexual relationship outside of a marriage that is valid under the constitution and laws of this state from adopting a minor.â€
Conveniently enough, now that Amendment 1 to the state constitution is in place, the queers have no shot at ever being legally married in this state. Phew, maybe if we can keep them from getting married and from adopting here we can convince them to take their homosexual agenda to another state? I wonder if lesbian couples could still adopt if they could convince whoever that lesbian bed death has long since settled in their relationship?
*In case you don’t know me, I was being sarcastic up there with those last two sentences.
“Tennessee legislators seek to limit adoptions to married couples ” [via Out & About]
Yesterday afternoon The Little Red Haired Girl and I embarked on a three hour journey to Birmingham with our New Little Buddies. We had plans to have dinner at one of the only restaurants in the city open on Sundays, then head over to UAB to see the Indigo Girls and Brandi Carlile. I had never heard them play together live before, so I was pretty excited for the show. And I’ve been a huge Indigo Girls fan for so long that I’m just always excited to see them play.
Anyway, we go to the restaurant, and meet our New Little Buddy’s sister and brother-in-law, who are totally fun. The restaurant was also pretty delicious, although it was literally empty except for us and the service was a little slow and surprisingly unknowledgeable about the menu despite the fanciness of the place.
So, we rushed through dessert to get to the theater with enough time not to miss a minute of Brandi, and were delighted to find a parking space pretty much right in front of the building. Come to find out there was tons of parking available because the concert had been postponed “due to illness.” So freaking disappointed. We drove the 3 hours home, tail between our legs, too sheepish to admit that we were actually glad to get home by 10pm on a Sunday night. But definitely sad about the show.
It has been rescheduled for a Monday in a few weeks. I think we can go, but we’ll be totally exhausted for Tuesday, and we’ll have to drive the 6 hours there and back again. Plus, we are worried that they won’t be playing with Brandi then. They are touring with Michelle Malone the next few weeks, which is super cool, but I’d just really been looking forward to seeing them play with Brandi. I’ve seen them play with Michelle Malone a few times before, although it was years ago. Maybe they’ll feel bad for postponing and all 4 of them will play for the postponed show! Wishful thinking, I know.
So, after my unsuccessful almost no-knead bread try, I decided I’d try something else I don’t know how to make and see how that goes. Since we found some cauliflower on sale and some cheap ground pork at the grocery store this past weekend, The Little Red Haired Girl and I decided we’d try to make something with Moroccan flavors. I went with a cauliflower recipe from Epicurious (but drastically altered since we didn’t have half the ingredients) and Elise’s Moroccan Meat Loaf recipe, but with pork instead of lamb and beef. Here’s a crappy picture of the delicious dinner we came up with:
I also got the chance to use our new wireless remote thermometer, which we got as an engagement present in November. Very nice to chill on the couch and watch the numbers go up on the little remote doohicky and not play the “is it done yet” poking and guessing game.”
The other day I received my free issue of Cook’s Illustrated (which I’m totally going to subscribe to, by the way), and noticed an article on No-Knead Bread 2.0, “Almost No-Knead Bread.” I remembered reading about this recipe somewhere else recently, and thought I’d give it a try. I’ve made 3 or 4 loaves of no-knead bread using Jaden’s recipe the last few months, and though they were delicious, I was hoping to produce a more flavorful wheat version of the bread. Anyway, here’s what I came up with.
It looks fine, but the truth is, it didn’t rise properly. I don’t really know why. We chucked it. I think I will try again tonight. Any ideas about how I might have fucked it up?
I wish that mail.app had the option each time I send an email to put that sent message into a particular folder. That would save me a lot of trouble and time.