Monday, November 17, 2008

Weekend Wrap-Up

Good Morning, Bloggy Friends!

I hope you had a nice weekend. We did. It was a little busier for us than I had anticipated, but that's how it seems to be going lately. Being busy isn't a bad thing. Isn't there a saying about idle time? Something about the devil and playthings. I don't want none of that!

Friday night my friend Jillian came down from New York City. After work Alan and I met up with her and other friends for drinks. We had a great time. It's always good to see Jillian. I miss her so much.

Saturday was a big day. In the afternoon we met up with Tim, Sarah and Alex to join thousands of others, in cities across America, to protest the passing of California's Proposition 8. The gathering took place at City Hall. There were thousands of people there waving signs, chanting and screaming for their rights. I really felt like I was a part of something huge. It was so exciting. My favorite part was when we marched out into the street. We stopped traffic as we made several loops around City Hall. It was amazing. I'm so proud to have been a part of the whole experience. I posted a video below of our afternoon there. Enjoy!

Saturday evening, after we rested up, we headed out to West Chester to attend a holiday, cocktail party with people from Alan's work. The soiree was held in the beautiful home of one of his co-workers. There were a lot of people there. We enjoyed delicious finger foods, wine and a ton of fabulous desserts. It was a nice time. I don't feel like I have a lot in common with many of his co-workers, but they are all very nice people. I always enjoy these work get-togethers. It provides me an opportunity to break away from my comfort zone for a bit. That's always a good thing. To the left is a picture of Alan and some of his lab mates.

Sunday was nice. In the earlier part of the day we headed to the Reading Terminal and Whole Foods to pick up our groceries. Later I met up with the girls from my radio show for a photo shoot. We are starting to get our promos together - complete with fliers, posters and a commercial on KYW radio. It's very exciting. I'll share those once we get them together. In the evening we had our salmon. It was delicious. For a treat, we decided to walk over to Naked Chocolate for a full-bodied, dark chocolate drink. I had one infused with hot spices. It was divine. Later we walked to Washington Square Park, and then back home to relax before bedtime. It was a good night.

I hope you guys have a great day. It's sunny and bright here in Philadelphia. We've been having some cloudy, rainy weather lately, so it's particularly nice to have some sunshine today! I'll chat with you soon.

Love, Joshua Rights

4 comments:

Bill Fogle said...

You sure have style gurl! I love that hat, especially with the army fatigue-color coat.

When I saw the photo of Alan w/ office mates I had a flashback to University of Pennsylvania days. My boyfriend was a mathematics major and all his mates were international people (in fact, when I met him he lived in a Penn dormitory called "International House"). OMG ... memories. Man we had fun.

Have a great week!!!

scareykatt said...

this past weekend, the weather in Hollywood have been great.

sadly, i didn't go anywhere.

i watched lots of old shows on DVD.

Saturday Night Live, Animaniacs, All In The Family, Taxi, The Jeffersons and Three's Company.

There is nothing to watch on TV on the weekends.

have a great week.

The Kozmo Boyz said...

Great to see the protests alive and well in my old home town.

My boyfriend and I attended the rally at City Hall in Los Angeles. It was a fun time and it is great to see so many people coming out!
I am hearing that December 5th is the "Day without a Gay". All gays and lesbians and our lovely transgendered brothers and sisters are encouraged to call out of work then. Spread the word!

Casey said...

Awesome post. Sounds like you had a fun & eventful weekend.

Hope you have a good week!