Ξ December 29th, 2008 | → 16 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |
One of my aunts is about 66 years old or so and way, way fucking cool. She is physically beautiful and wicked funny. Smarter than she would ever give herself credit for. Great cook, fun travel companion. Terrific secret keeper. Lover of all that is right. Supporter of the underdog. Excellent swearer. You know, an awesome lady, regardless of her age. The kind of woman who gets herself arrested when she protests with her friends for issues that are important to her.
ANYhow, a few months ago, Auntie M was in the passenger seat of my SUV. We were gabbing away, laughing and telling stories, when we pulled up in front of Aunt Tinkle Tom Tom’s house. I whipped out the cell phone to tell Tom Tom that we were outside, so when she answered I was kind of excited. “We’re here!” I practically screamed.
Without missing a beat, Auntie M loudly chanted “We’re queer! Get used to it!”
I eased the vehicle into park, right there in the center of the street, took a deep breath and while looking into her eyes, asked Auntie M if there was something that she wanted to tell me after all these years. We laughed and she told me that she loves joining in so many marches and rallies that it is natural to chant along, regardless of the chant.
Now every time I pull up to pick her up I call or show up at the door hollering, “Get used to it!”
Auntie M saw me in one of my new “Straight Not Narrow” t-shirts. Now she wants one. And I love it.
Which reminds me, I know the gorgeous woman who created the shirts and she is fucking phenomenal. Her and her “holy hell is she fantastic” wife both rocked my socks off quite some time ago, way back before I had this little site. It was either Jester or Kristy who somehow accidentally introduced me to Beth…maybe by a blogroll? Doesn’t matter, both M and B are such tremendous people that I can’t even put it into words. LOVE!
So, go buy a shirt. I need to buy three or four more because so many who see the shirt want one. Next time I need to tell em the website where they can buy their own, eh?