Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday 1:34 in the A.M.

Important Questions?
How much is too much? What happens next? When will they be home? Why did that have to happen? Do you miss me? Do you want to fight? Does it get easier? Will you love me forever? How do you spell that? Wanna wrestle? Where have all the flowers gone? When? Is she gone? Is he cute? How much? Is that enough? Can I taste? Who would want to eat that? Was it as bad as you thought it would be? Why can't it be now? Will they never stop? Would it have been different? Where do babies come from? What's a vagina? What is he getting out of this? Does this dress make me look fat? Why did you make me try on a dress? Are you in the car? Can you see me? Can I kiss you? Are you ready? Did you regret it? How was heaven? When are you going back? How dare he? Was it painful? How much did it tickle? Will you be mad? Can I have this many? What is the meaning of this? How in gods name? Can you explain it? Can't you read? What? How? Why? Where or where has my little dog gone? How much wood? How much weed? What will we need? Is this over yet? Will you just shut up?

Correct Answer:
Don't worry about it. There is never only on right answer. Some are just more or less correct at the time.

At 24 years of age I have learned...

Being short is okay! It is alright to make mistakes. I have a hard time forgiving and forgetting. I prefer the cool air. Reading is a wonderful adventure. I find that I am usually wrong but I have to say what an interesting life I get to live. Everything I ever thought was 100% true is always at least followed by an aster-ix. I am a horrible speller. The earth is our greatest treasure. Everyone is the same. Indian food is the best. Turns out I like to study. Turns out having your heart broken is not the end of the world. If I could just get an I-Pod I would be happy, is an untrue statement. Pizza is the best non-Indian food. I fear things I should not, and I chase things I should probably leave behind. I would say red Is my favorite color. Yellow would be a close second, Or depending on the day It might be #1! I do not like tackling people. I like playing prop. I miss many people some much more than others some more than I should I still care to much about what people think. I want to be a teacher some day. When I let them I learn a lot from other people. I like big butts and I cannot and I will not lie. I have a truly wonderful life and I often forget how fortunate I am. This one is just for fun.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

This is why I'm hot!?!?

I am taking a break from Micro-Biology.
This font is called Trebuchet which apparently is spelled wrong even though it is an option for font style. 
I have had much on my mind as of late and to people who read my blog you are farting awesome. (Censorship, I know right!) 

So as of late I have had the pleasure of having some very fun debates with old friends and new friends alike about politics. On most issues people on both sides of the political spectrum can make logical arguments about why their thought are better for the country and they very may be right. If you are an Obama man or a Romney women, a transgender Libertarian or any other political follower your opinions are just as important as anyone else. Economics, foreign policy, gun control, the "war" on drugs, States rights vs Large federal government or any other issue that affects us Americans you may very well be right and I would like to hear you, hell you might just change my opinions. 
BUT there is one issue that you will not change my opinion on and I hope that I can change yours. 
Same sex marriage, but not just that! Changing society to be more open minded.
It is the next step in the civil rights movement. I think the argument for marriage being between a man and a women is dated and honestly ridiculous. First of all in our society marriage is the ultimate symbol of romantic love between two people. If that is the case then all Americans. No, all people deserve that right. On that same issue I think marriage is a dated practice. I think Joni Mitchell said it best,"We don't need a piece of paper from the city hall keeping us tried and true". 
I hear many people argue that marriage is a sacred bond. It is estimated that about 33-45% of marriages will end in divorce. Also there are places in America where you can get a married drive through style. How is that sacred? How many people cheat on their spouses?  Cheating is less and less of a taboo, and in many instances is considered romantic. How many American politicians are unfaithful? 
Though the bible has some very wonderful teachings and examples to live by. Jesus Christ never said homosexuality is wrong. 
"And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ “and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?’” (Matt. 19:4.)
I think this has to do more with adultery and being loyal to your spouse. I do see that it could be taken to mean many different things. One last thing on religion. I think that it is very dangerous to use books written thousands of years ago to determine what you think is right and wrong. Until it is fair for all Americans I will not marry. (That is an easy promise to make because I can't get "A" date let alone enough dates that would constitute marrying someone).
Now on to Emotional reasons:
I have been undeservingly fortunate in my life to have met so many loving incredible people. Some of these people are LGBTQA (Lesbian,Gay,Bi-sexual,Transgender,Queer, Allied). When I think that people that are so amazing are treated as 2nd class citizens in the country I love it disgusts me. I think of the beautiful children who are living in orphanages, in that situation would you rather grow up in an orphanage or have two loving parents who would do anything to make you happy? 
People claiming that it would be a dangerous situation for the children because they would be afraid the child would be molested is another disgusting statement. First of all marriage is between consenting adults. Second molestation is not sex, it is abuse. It is not about love or affection, it is a form of power and control. Child abusers often lose interest in their victims once they hit puberty because their bodies start to change. Pre-pubescent male and females bodies are almost identical. It is not attraction to someones gender characteristics, it is being attracted to someone who is physically weaker than you that you can control.  
I have heard it said that Gay marriage would lead to marriage between man and animal. That is unbelievably prejudice to compare homosexual sex acts to bestiality, also there is nothing that homosexuals do that heterosexuals can't or do not do sexually, in regards to anatomy. 
I think that if we all work together to open our minds, question what we have been taught. As human beings we can move forward to equality. 
How To Guide:
We no longer should refer to homosexuality as an alternative lifestyle. I am attracted to more curvy/vuluptuous women and I don't think that is alternative.
  Please please please, stop using words like "Gay, Queer, Faggot, Fag, Dyke" or any other sexual slurs. In America people used to call brazil nuts "nigger toes". Drinking chocolate milk from the jug "nigger lip'en it". What is no difference. Also lets all try to stop using the term "retarded" in a derogatory manner, people that are handi-capped in any way are just that PEOPLE. 
Question what you have been taught to think enternainment, parents, religion, government, friends, political parties, literature and though I don't think I am some great mind question this blog. No one has a monopoly on truth and everyone has been known to make mistakes. 

Well I think that is all for now. If I left anything out then there is nothing to do about it now. If you read all of this than you are damn awesome. If you didn't you are still awesome. Maybe not damn though. To quote the Hold Steady, "It's about justice and fairness and who the hell cares who gets caught in the middle". I care, you care and we all should care about those in the middle. 
I am so lucky to have so much love in my life. Damn...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a movie screening and round table discussion about what is happening in the Congo. I was totally ignorant that there was even any problems in Congo. There has been 125 years of suffering that has been ignored by most of the world. I could not believe the horrors that happen everyday. What was described was heart breaking, disgusting and frustrating to say the least.

6,000,000 million people have died in the Congo since 1994.

3 out of 5 Women in the Congo are raped.

There are billions of dollars of resources harvested from the Congo and its people see none of the profits.

Everyday, people are used as slaves to harvest natural resources. 

I asked the student who was leading the discussion what the people in the Congo wanted from every day americans. She said the most important thing was that people just become aware. They want people to know their stories because as long as it is ignored than no change will come.

Below are the websites that the Congolese students wanted us to use to spread the word. If the youtube link does not work the documentary is called "Crisis in the Congo". It is very hard to watch but I think it is important to see. I did not want to just post this on FaceBook and have people think it is some "get one million likes scheme". They asked that we use the electronics made using resources obtained in the Congo to spread the word.  I would ask you to look into each of these sites and read about the suffering of the Congolese. Please find a way to expose friends, family, classmates, strangers or anyone to the violence in the Congo.




Please spread the word.