Reason 3,549 Why Not Being Legally Married is Problem: Signing up for health insurance at the new job, which does offer domestic partner coverage (which is, of course, great), is made all the more difficult because I have to produce a notarized document certifying that we are domestic partners. If we were legally married, I’d just have to produce our license. What I’m doing instead is running around trying to find a notary and finding out that it’s not an easy thing to do. I don’t begrudge my company or the insurance company for wanting this proof, they should make sure they aren’t covering roommates or friends. I blame the government for failing to give us the ease that other committed couples have to prove their relationship.

Martha’s Collection: I love this commercial. Actually all of the new Macy’s ads are fun. But I love this one the most and had to share for anyone who hasn’t seen it.

TV Season Update: Of course, it’s been a busy TV week since the new season is underway. Here are some quick thoughts about what I’ve seen so far.

  • Dancing With The Stars: Great start to the season over three days. Very expanded commentary can be found here.
  • Heroes: A little too sweeping for me. There was a lot of varied material stuffed into one episode. I think less would’ve been more… but I am already looking forward to next week.
  • Smallville: A great return. Clark vs. Bizzaro was excellent, as was the tease with Supergirl.
  • Ugly Betty: Perfection continues. Hilda’s closure with Santos was particularly touching… and Alexis’ amnesia is bound to be soapy fun.
  • CSI: A solid effort rescuing Sara and bringing to an end the year-long miniature killer storyline.
  • Bionic Woman: Okay, I’m only 15 minutes into the show so far, but I have to say I’m not wowed. I’ll finish the pilot, but it’s gonna have to get a lot better for me to have the DVR get the second episode.
  • Still to come… I still have Reaper and Moonlight in the DVR to watch so I’ll talk about those later. And next week brings the premiere of Pushing Daises and Supernatural. Also of interest next week is the season finale of Doctor Who, which I’m a little worried about it since Brian hammered it so hard a couple months ago.

Beebo Brinker: Tomorrow evening we are off to see The Beebo Brinker Chronicles, a stage adaptation of the legendary 1950s lesbian pulp novels by Ann Bannon. Will discovered these books a few years ago and we both loved them, so we’re excited to see this show. Bannon is doing a talk-back session after the show, so that’s going to make it extra special. More on this will get posted late tomorrow or Monday.