No Doubt About It…

Photo by Ariel E.M. Servadio

…I still love No Doubt. I have loved them since I was 8 years old and first heard “Spiderwebs” in my dad’s pickup truck and he pressed a $5 bill into my little hand and told me to go buy the single. And I have continued to love them throughout the years of eclectic albums, Gwen’s solo career, and my Reel Big Fish and English Beat phases.
So I was thrilled to be able to see them live for the second time in my life last week in Darien Center, NY with my little sister. We had amazing seats, and I am lucky I brought my camera along (and that they were allowed – back in the old days when I was an avid concert goer I used to have to hide my camera in my bra!) so that I was able to capture some of it to share and remember.
After the jump are some of my favorite shots that I got from the concert (click the thumbnails to enlarge). I’m embarrassed to admit that they’re mostly of Gwen – and I even managed to snag a paparazzo-esque photo of little Kingston too!
There’s also a video that I put together of clips from different songs throughout their set – bear with the audio quality, it’s better in some spots than others. You can download the original video file here, if you’d like to view it larger.
Enjoy – do well, and doubt not!

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Only 3 Days Left! –

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A few weekends ago, I had the pleasure (and admittedly, stress – it was a last minute project) of designing this newsletter for the Central New York Chapter of the NYCLU.

As mentioned in the newsletter, is a really great resource for those who want to make an impact on New York’s senators and help to get the Marriage Fairness Bill passed.

There are only 3 days in the legislature session left – if you haven’t already, please call or write to your senator now and tell them that you believe in marriage equality. You can also show your support for the Marriage Fairness Bill on Twitter and Facebook.

Happy Father’s Day!

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Photo Courtesy of Arrested Development being hilarious

In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday I thought I’d re-post a piece I wrote that my old friends Em & Lo published last year when they were still blogging at Daily Bedpost. To both of my dads – Dad and Tom, and to all of the other feminist fathers out there – Happy Father’s Day!

When I was little, my father read me a book from his childhood, Friday the Arapaho Indian by A.M. Anderson. I heard the “true story” of a young Native American girl named Friday and her historical adventures. But if you’ve ever read Anderson’s book, you’ll know what I discovered when I was much older and my dad confessed the truth: Friday the Indian was a boy…

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The Squid Hunter

Pepper viciously attacks a squid - Photo by Ariel Servadio
Pepper viciously attacks a squid - Photo by Ariel Servadio

Okay, I’ll admit it: I’ve been a bad Cephaloblogger for the last two weeks. As in, I haven’t been posting anything since I announced that Jeanna won the Lunapads Contest.

And there’s no excuse for it, because just in the last week there have been a slew of wonderful things for me to blog about – Thomas Beatie giving birth to his second child (a little brother for Susan!), Chastity Bono transitioning (and Jamison Green writes a fantastic response to Chaz’s announcement), the turmoil in Albany threatening the passing of the Marriage Fairness Bill.

But, I do have an excuse: I’ve been really busy! And while I have plenty of posts brewing in my head (and in my WordPress dashboard), I haven’t had the time to sit down and fully flesh them out yet (with the exception of this pathetic excuse for an explanation of my absence).

So, just be assured that more Cephaloblog posts are on their way in the very near future. In the mean time, entertain yourself with this adorable photo of my beloved cat, Pepper, viciously attacking a squid (she is the squid hunter – Pepp has been engaged in the lengthy process of slowly tearing this squid apart for months).

We Have a Winner!!!

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Congratulations to Jeanna for winning the Lunapads Contest Giveaway! Jeanna, please check your inbox for an email from me asking for your shipping info and fabric choice for your Sampler Pack!

Everyone else who entered, please check your inbox for a small consolation prize from Lunapads!

Let me tell you, you ladies did not make picking a winner easy! Just know that I had to narrow it down several times, and then ask for help judging the final three comments! The top three answers were all so close, I honestly wish I could have given them all a Sampler Pack.

I thank you all so, so much for your amazing responses to my questions. The number of comments I received for this contest overwhelmed me, and reading each and every one of your answers was a personal reward for me. If nothing else, this post will be a great resource for women considering making the switch from disposable to reusable menstrual products! They will find 67 incredible reasons why from smart, passionate, amazing women.

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Those that know me personally know that I was recently vying for a position at the Central New York chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), a division of the ACLU. Unfortunately, I didn’t get it, but, despite my disappointment, I continue to avidly follow the NYCLU through their website and with my kind-of new Twitter account, as well as volunteering editing and designing my local chapter’s newsletter.

Which is partly why I am so excited about In case you didn’t already know, June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. In honor of that and the Marriage Fairness Bill, which has already been passed by the State Assembly and is waiting for approval from the Senate, MarriageNY has declared itself a campaign set to prove to dissenters that all couples and all families deserve to be granted equal rights, including the right to marriage.

The MarriageNY website tells you what you can do in a few seconds, minutes, or hours to help make marriage equality happen in NY. This includes following the campaign on Facebook and Twitter, sending a letter (or an online fax) to or calling your Senator, and volunteering at Pride events in your area. You can also view videos from all sorts of different couples and families on why they believe in marriage equality. I’ve included some of my favorites after the jump, as well as another commercial from the Empire State Pride Agenda.

If you haven’t already, please check out and help in the fight for marriage fairness.

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