Sunday, September 10, 2006

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

As so often happens for me, photos (or just about anything, if you ask Donica!) become a jump-off to some other (and hopefully related) thought.

In this case, I got a real kick outta the different beer bottles represented by my family at Farm Day in Michigan a few weeks ago. Talk about DIVERSITY! That Amstel Light would be Donica's and mine, our favorite for as long as I can remember.

Now switch gears a sec. In the gay community, "diversity" is a big word. You don't have to explain anything about different bottles of beer because, well, we know "different." We know about diversity. We live it; we expect it. But we are well aware that not everyone else does.

Segue now to something I saw in the news on Friday. Brad Pitt said, "Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able."

Whatever you think of Brad and/or Angelina (or the gay-marriage "issue"), that's a statement about diversity and "different" that resonnates with me. For one straight couple to say they won't get married until Donica and I can get married.... WOW! That makes "99 bottles of beer on the wall" have an entirely new meaning.

If one of those [diverse] bottles should happen to fall, would it matter to the rest?


  1. Funny you had a post about beer botles, as I have a pic of a Norwegian type of beer in my last post.
    If one of them fall: Does it matter as they are all empty LoL
    Have a great week ahead:-)

  2. Well you could always have your residence in either Canada, Germany or Netherlands and be welcomed with open arms to be married...

    Great symbolism as always.

  3. Where is the "real" (German) beer? ;-)))

  4. Thanks for the metaphor. I love what Brad Pitt said.

  5. Renny: That IS funny, especially your brand :) Like minds and all!

    ET: Oh, yes. We know! Is America really that far behind?!

    KPK: HA. And what might THAT be! Which one, BTW, do you like the most? I wonder if I've tried it.

    Ruth: Thanks. Yes, what Brad said surprised me.

  6. I'm not surprised that someone associated with Angelina would say something like that:) She is a wonderful person and has obviously had an effect on Brad.

  7. I hope that the USA will allow gay marriages soon. BTW, you can now (as of 2007, I think) marry in Switzerland. I vote for the 100th bottle on the wall... liberalizing! :-)

  8. DW: I actually agree with you! I really like both of them and hope they stay together a long time and "make a difference" in our world!

    CS: It's people like you who will make it happen! Thank you.

  9. I just don't understand why two people can't live together happily without everyone expecting them to get married.

  10. I don't think the issue is marriage per se, Rachel. The issue is everyone being able to be married or not with the same "rights."

  11. I knew I liked Brad Pitt for more than just his good looks! Heehee.

  12. i love that quote. what a great thing to say during these crazy times.