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June 14, 2007

Linus Loves

I'm dog/cat/housesitting in Takoma this week. Here's Linus:
Linus Loves
Linus basically walks himself and pees on a regular schedule in previously designated locations. The hardest part is meeting the needs of the very needy cat who must have human contact at all times. Other than that, I'm doing the whole Takoma / Silver Spring thing and will be attending a Silverdocs movie on Friday night and drinking coffee at a lesbian coffee shop and letting my leg hair grow out like everyone else around here.

I Don't Feel Like Dancin' - Scissor Sisters feat. Linus Loves
Look On The Floor - Bananarama (They look well-preserved!)
Stand Back - Linus Loves feat. Sam Obernik (and dreamy dancer in video)

Pride Of PetsAt the campus where I work we recently received a memo about something called "Campus Based Privileges for Designated Individuals," that is, peope who are designated by a university employee, who are 18 years old or older, reside continuously with the employee, and is not in a landlord/tenant relationship with the employee. Examples of such individuals include spouses, domestic partners, and adult children of employees. I call this "domestic partnership lite," as the designated individuals get use of library, fitness center, health center, counseling center, daycare and thank Zod use of the university golf course!

The above stated "designated individuals" do not get health care benefits or tuition remission. While the memo is a welcomed first step towards full parnership benefits, it still infers that a "designated individual" is not the same as a spouse. The tone of the memo says to me "We will give you some of the benefits that we get, but you don't get all of them because you're not like us, and you aren't worthy of the benefits our spouses get." In other words, the memo says that same-sex partners are not the same as married opposite sex couples. Fuck you too, assholes.

Anyhow, speaking of pets, Pets-DC is hosting their annual Pride of Pets doggie show and pageant at 3pm this Saturday the 16th. All you Flickr freaks should enjoy the opportunity for cute doggie pics.

Posted by jimbo at June 14, 2007 11:09 AM


And I see you shaved as well. You look like little boy.

Posted by: chrisb at June 14, 2007 12:42 PM

I like you shaven.

Posted by: Gay Canuck in the Capital at June 14, 2007 2:08 PM

Jimbo, you shaved? Heavens ... do we need to get things ready for Charlene again? And that Linus ... he's a cutie.

Posted by: Rob at June 14, 2007 2:46 PM

As a former academic, I always find it very disheartening when I hear about universities lagging behind on domestic partnership benefits. I work for a soulless corporate behemoth that I generally find evil in nearly all ways, but at least if I wanted to, I could put Darren on my health insurance. (As it happens, I'm on his.) I'm glad your institution is starting to take steps in the right direction, but I can certainly imagine how condescending their attitude must feel to you. PS--The new look is very cute.

Posted by: Sean at June 14, 2007 4:05 PM


Who's cuter?

Posted by: Jonathan at June 14, 2007 4:38 PM

Dude, I don't know which is cuter. The pup or you without a beard. *grrr*

Posted by: Stephen J. Xanthos at June 14, 2007 5:45 PM

Wow...nice close shave and short summer cut...:)...and that Linus is a looker too...

Posted by: Jeff at June 14, 2007 8:25 PM

You look hot with that buzz!

Posted by: Kevin-Andrew at June 14, 2007 11:52 PM

Grow back the beard or we'll have to kick you off Bear Island.

Posted by: durban bud at June 15, 2007 12:27 AM

Linus is a cutie....it looks like he has the life!

I would also point out that non-married hetro couples are also screwed by this policy. Of course, they have the option to make it legal...so we will not feel to sorry for them.

Posted by: Chris at June 15, 2007 4:23 AM

Linus is a cutie. I miss my dog.

Posted by: cb at June 15, 2007 8:29 AM

Awww... how cute. :) Both of you.

Jimbo... you can jump in my lap ANYTIME. ;) You have the hottest ass in DC.

Posted by: brettcajun at June 15, 2007 10:17 AM

jimbo owns a donkey now?

Posted by: stebbins at June 15, 2007 11:52 AM

Jimbo, "Stand Back" by Linus Loves was the first song I downloaded on my Ipod.

Posted by: homer at June 15, 2007 11:57 AM

Have fun in Takoma, my old stomping grounds. Used to volunteer for PETS-DC too. Memories....

Posted by: sandy at June 15, 2007 10:26 PM

Actually, I like you w/facial hair. Makes you look much more woofy (I know, so overused but it applies)

Posted by: moby at June 16, 2007 6:17 PM

awwww, beagles rock!

Posted by: Dan at June 17, 2007 2:25 PM

Daniel: Linus is no beagle. If you recall the size of my head, compare that to Linus' equally large head. Linus is a big foxhound-type dog.

Posted by: jimbo at June 18, 2007 11:16 AM