Two somewhat related topics. Just watched another episode of Yard Crashers, and once again it featured a gay couple. I continue to be unimpressed with the yards they make (they always seem gawdy and just over-elaborate- I want my yard to be green, not some fucking concrete water display tacky mess), but I do love how they seem to use so many bi-racial or gay/lesbian couples in the show. I don’t know if that is simply because of the viewing demographic, or an intentional decision for social equality.
On another note, I realized I need some new socks and boxers and maybe a couple polo shirts, so I logged on to the JCP.com site and ordered myself up some new knickers and footwear. I’m one of those people who simply does not care about clothing. I mean, I wear it, because the alternative for everyone else would be horrifying, but I just don’t care about clothes. On a scale of things I am uninterested in, clothing ranks below Shakespeare festivals and the importance of eating liver and onions. Basically, I wear shorts from target or Cabella, t-shirts that cost 4 for 20 from the foot locker, and when I dress “up” I have a striped shirt from JCPenney’s. I’ve splurged on some nice dress clothes for when people die or things like that, but I wear them about once a year. Other than that, it’s Target (pronounced tar jay, for the fine French apparel it is), Cabella, and JCP. I was at Cabella’s last week doing my shopping for the year, walked in, asked the girl at the counter “WHERE ARE YOUR SHORTS FOR FAT MEN?,” and when she stopped giggling, she pointed me in the right direction, I picked up three pairs, bought them, and was in and out in 7 minutes. That’s how I roll, and I’m good for a year! WAHOO!
Back to my point. I was impressed with the way JCPenney treated Ellen DeGeneres, and then I was so impressed with their corporate leadership going forward with the Father’s Day ads featuring real life couples that I decided I needed to spend my money there. So I did.
But here is my question- how do I let JCP know that I supported them because of their support for LGBT rights? I wish there was a way when I made a purchase that I could let them know why I bought from them rather than some other online retailer.
Totally unrelated, my brother got back from Steeler’s fantasy camp, and he had a signed Steelers helmet from none other than one of the greatest linemen in history, Dermontti Dawson. I’m so fucking stoked, and it is now proudly displayed next to my Casey Hampton autographed ball.