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Camp It Up 2010

23 Aug

I’m back! Well I have been back in Atlanta for a couple of weeks now but it took me many days to recover from the time difference and to come down off the natural high that is, CAMP IT UP!  CIU was the first family camp for gay and lesbian in California and has been going strong since 1990.  I have been a senior counselor at CIU since 2006 and I have loved every minute of my time there. A one of a kind camp, CIU brings together LGBTQ families from all over the world and gives them 7 days of bliss in the redwoods of Quincy, Ca. As a lesbian CIU gives me a place to see happy and healthy LGBTQ families and to inspire their children to know that their families are more all American than apple pie and baseball.

This year was especially fun because I missed camp last year because I had just moved to Atlanta. I have so many great stories and pictures that I will post soon but I have included a video that was made by one of this years CIU art specialist, Callum. A tribute to the staff of CIU! Enjoy! (See if you can find me in the video)

http://campitup.org/index.html

Photo Favorites

10 Jun

Photo taken by me during my 2009 spring break trip to Washington DC. I love this photo because you cannot tell what year it is. Black and white is ALWAYS classic.

Photo Favorites

3 Jun

Photo taken by me near one of my favorite places in Atlanta, Piedmont Park

Lyric Love

25 May

This past friday I had the pleasure of seeing The Foreign Exchange live at Masquerade here in Atlanta, GA. They have been a favorite of mine for a while so seeing them live was a treat. One of my favorite songs by them is “Take Off Your Blues.” Read on…
Lyrics to Take Off The Blues :

By The Foreign Exchange
(feat. Darien Brockington)

[Phonte:]
(Mmmmmmm, haaah-hahh-hahhh…)
You might, you might, you might, you might as well…
(Mmmmmmm, haaah-hahh-hahhh, haaah-haah…)

After all is said and done you’re next to me
And when the sun goes down, you’re feeling things you’ve never felt before
Nothing left to say to ease your fears
But I know just what to do
Let me take good care of yooo-oohhh-ooou

[Chorus:]
Kick off your shoes
Take off the blues and come to me
So much to do, so much is new for you to see
You might as well-lll, come a little closer
Girl, don’t make me wait too long for you

After all is said and done (said and done)
And there’s nothing left to share (left to share)
It’s the morning after, I watch you laying there (just wanna watch you lying there)
Always told that you should not give in to love (LOVE)
But saying no is so hard to do (so harrrd…)
‘Cause when the feeling’s right, you might as well, yeah

[Chorus]

[Bridge:]
Just, want your attention
Ex-cuse my intentions
Keep your feelings intact – Don’t wanna hurt nobody, let me say it again
There’s, no need to mention
For, this I’ve been wishing
There’s no turning back
Lady, please take my hand

Let’s dance…

[Stan Graham plays a trumpet solo]

[Chorus x2]

Fulton Free Saturday

4 May

The High Museum in Atlanta, GA

The High Museum in Midtown Atlanta, GA *Fulton Free Saturdays Walk-up admission is free for Fulton County residents on the first Saturday of each month. (Acceptable I.D. includes valid driver’s license, utility bill or student I.D. from a Fulton County school. Fulton Free Saturdays are sponsored by the Fulton County Arts Council. Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council.) http://www.high.org