“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Chili Today, Gone Tamale

Well, my Chili didn't win first place, but overall it was the most authentic and most flavorful chili of all!  Granted, I feel I should have won since it was the first one that disappeared off the table. LOL.

The judges were people from other departments at M.D. Anderson with no affiliation to Breast Medical Oncology, because last year there were complaints the contest was rigged.

So it was a first for me on two different levels.  One, I created the cream corn and mozzarella cheese tamales hoping they would turn out great, and they did!  Second, I have never entered a cooking contest before - yep, this was my first time. :-)

The three judges read the results aloud starting with 3rd place, "It's Always Chili in BMO", the northeastern bean and chicken won them over.  Then came our team's chili, "Chili Today, Gone Tamale" - they stated my chili was the most authentic and most flavorful of all. Uhhh hellooooo?????   LOL.  And finally first place went to "Ready To Rock N' Roll" - for being the "most odd chili they've ever tasted - it was sweet, spicy and different."

Afterwards the entire department was able to feast on all the food.  Of course I had to try my competitor's chili and went with the winning chili, and it wasn't that bad actually.  But if you added potatoes and carrots - you'd definitely have some beef stew since it contained mostly pot roast.  So yeah, that was a little odd.  In either case, congrats to them.

Thank you all for the support and wish me luck next year! :-)

Gay Ads That Matter - Issue No. 010 - Respect For Marriage

"None of us would want to be told we can't marry the person we love".

While I was working out this morning, I saw a marriage equality ad on CNN that I hadn't seen before.  After doing some research, I learned The Respect for Marriage Coalition had just released a $1 million dollar ad campaign featuring prominent Republican politicians.

The 30-second ad uses clips from various news networks where the former First Lady Laura Bush, former Vice-President Dick Cheney, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell each voiced their support for marriage equality in the past.  The ad ends with President Obama's inauguration clip in support of "our gay brothers and sisters."

If you haven't seen it yet, check it out here...

The Legion of Real Life Supervillains by Butcher Billy

So what do you get when you cross a comic book Supervillain with a real-life human jerk?  Some pretty impressive art courtesy of artist, Butcher Billy.  
Check out Charles Manson as The Joker, Osama Bin Laden as The Green Goblin, Mark Zuckerberg as Loki, and many other favorites.

I have organized my blogs with 3 days worth of postings, so if you wish to continue reading the days before that, and so forth and so forth, you can click the "Older Posts" button /\ /\ /\ right /\ up there.

There are 3 other ways you can find interesting topics to read as well.

*Clicking on any of the links under my "Favorite Categories" section on the left hand side of your screen

*Using the Google Search bar under the scrolling text.

*By choosing a date from the drop down list on the right hand side of your screen.

Hope you enjoy my daily posts, and hope to hear from you soon.

- Blade 7184 aka Peter