Monday, June 29, 2009

Just Another Manic Monday

I thought that, after Friday, things could only get better. That'll teach me to ask the rhetorical question "What else could go wrong?"!

Actually, I made it through Friday without power, and made it through my show with the help of a friend's studio. And much to my surprise, on only about 3.5 hours of sleep, I then drove for another 3/5 hours and got to my daughter's camp in time time pick her up at the appointed time of 11am. And we made it back home without once falling asleep at the wheel!

We spent last night at my boyfriend's house, where I overslept. But I got the kiddo to day camp by 10:00 this morning, only to arrive home in time to find my just-months-ago-replaced roof leaking! I kid you not. And this was not a small drip drip drip. This was an entire guest room bed drenched downpour!

The roof guy arrived, only to tell me that "there's probably about 100 gallons of water sitting on top of the flat roof" and "if you don't get the drain unclogged, the whole thing could come caving in." Oh yes, welcome to Monday!

So, as I sit here writing this at 6:32 pm, the workmen are still in my garage, where they had to cut through the drainage pipe and re-direct the water to the side of my house. We all think the drain went right into the ground, which is beyond saturated. Ahh, the joys of home ownership.

Anyone in the market for a house in North Miami Beach?

Now, on to tonight.... This weekend marked the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in NY's Greenwich Villiage, which really signaled the beginning of the gay rights movement in the US and around the world.

As Gay Pride Month comes to a close, President Obama welcomed a gathering of LGBT leaders to a reception at the White House.

Tonight, I'll be joined by Congresswoman Jan Schatowsky, D-IL, who is a Vice Chair of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Equality Caucus, who will give us an update on how far the gay community has come in its fight for equality. She'll be with us live at the beginning of the show.

In our second hour, I'll be joined by Miss Major, one of the elders in the LGBT movement, who was at the Stonewall uprising in 1969 and has been an active participant ever since. I promise you a fun and enlightening hour with Miss Major, and hope you'll call in and speak with her at 866-303-2270.

And, of course, we'll spend some time talking about the other big news events of the day, including the sentencing of Bernie Madoff to 150 years, and the long-awaited Supreme Court ruling on the New Haven Firefighters reverse discrimination case.

So much to do tonight in the short two hours we have together. Looking forward to chatting with you then!

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Barry Schwartz said...

Too hectic that close to the beach, and too near the future barricade of seawalls to keep the place dry.

Better over by the Everglades where there are alligators a-plenty, as well as relatives to annoy.