I actually do. It’s a bit outdated, and I haven’t used it for years. You see, nowadays I use Outlook and my phone to keep track of appointments and important goals. I have the Franklin Planner Activity App, and so my lovely colourful Franklin Planner no longer gets any use. My very gay agenda sits on my shelf, filled still with the pages for 2008, untouched.
I have a little Moleskine day calendar. I use it as a brief words journal. I write down things that happened and I want to remember. Maybe that’s my gay agenda? Hm, no, not really. Though the one from 2007 or 2008 has a nice rainbow sticker on it from Pride week, and when I was playing with it at the airport one time, a lovely lady asked me if I was supporter of Reece’s Rainbow. Then absolutely oblivious of the special needs adoption world, I replied with a smile that no, this was another LGBT organization. She got quite mad at me!
So now I have gay Outlook reminders. Which reminds me not to be surprised at the bigotry Downton Abbey is bringing out of people in America. And Greece. I wonder what they’d think if they had watched Torchwood! There are actual French kisses in that show, between various people, not always of opposite genders. The thing is, DA creators have no agenda, and their liberal (and especially Tory or Labour) fingers go where they need to go to build their story, and to depict the world as it is. And the world includes men, who kiss men, men, who have colourful and feminine Franklin planners, and families, who are super proud of not having a papist among them since the Reformation. And Dame Maggie Smith. Oh, and a big dose of anti-Irish sentiment. But you know what? That was part of that period as well, which is sad for this Irishman, but you know what? I deal with it.