Writing History!

November 4th, 2008 | Tags:

For the first time in a LONG time, I am proud to be an American. I voted. I voted for Obama.

I cried. I cried some more. I cheered. But mostly, I silently enjoyed the victory for a nation that needed it.

McCain conceeds with a very poignant speech.

At 22% reported, this is the most disappointing thing I’ve ever seen.

The United States has made history.

Political Soapbox

November 3rd, 2008 | Tags:

I see a soap box. I must kindly take the stage today, and say something on the eve of this all-important election. I can easily say that I am quite possibly one of the least political people on the planet. 99% of the time, I simply don’t care, but this year sparks a whole new interest in politics. Not only are we making American history with the presidential candidates, but California, one of the most progressive states, is attempting to take 10 giant leaps backwards into archaic-y (yeah yeah, not really a word, but people get to make up their own stuff all the time, so I’m a-gonna do the same!).

For the most part, I am definitely the person who’s going to side with logic. But at the same time I’m also going to side with each person having the choice and right to their opinion, even if it’s not the same as mine. When in a group setting, I will often play the devil’s advocate, for a side I don’t even believe in, just to get people to see something more. Think just a little bit more.

One of the most controversial propositions in California right now is Prop 8. Right-wing religious nutcases are on their kick of taking away people’s ability to get married. A yes vote, for those not hip to what’s carrying on here in California, means that Gay couples will no longer be able to get married.

Here’s where I take a stance. It doesn’t matter what you believe with regard to homosexuality. You can believe it’s a disease. You can believe it’s a lifestyle (like being Goth, or Punk). You can believe that people willingly choose it just to be “different.” Whatever you want to believe, that is your opinion. It’s not my job to educate or change your mind. What I have problems with is that these religious nuts, particularly the Mormon church, are saying that it’s against god’s law/code/rules/whatever. Look. Religious freaks! Seriously… you are the reason why I renounce any denomination and a belief in god.

Marriage is not a political issue. Marriage should not be “a law” that can be given or taken away from anyone. Marriage is a show of commitment and love. Doesn’t matter who the other person is sleeping in your bed. It really doesn’t.

Who am I to tell a heterosexual couple they’re not allowed to get married because it doesn’t fit into MY PERSONAL religious beliefs? Who would mock me? Who would be the first to laugh in my face merrily on the way to the chapel? Yeah, you religious nutcases who seem to think that this stance on marriage is your calling from god.

My personal opinion? How about we create laws to stop crack-heads from being able to have babies who are doomed for a life of trouble and health problems? How about we tell women that after 20 kids, they’re not allowed to have any more? Oh wait, it’s okay for people to have babies they can’t afford, because it’s a MAN and a WOMAN! Oooohhh… Excuse me while I slit my proverbial wrists for the cause.

Really? We can’t tell women they can’t have children, that it’s a choice. We tell heterosexual couples that they can CHOOSE to get married, or not. But we’re going to “put our foot down” when it comes to homosexual marriage?

Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this picture? No, obviously I’m not. But the religious psycho’s need to get off their pathetic high horses, walk amongst the truly living human beings, and see what the world is really like.

The world, and everyone’s desire for “world peace” will not come if we are constantly fighting stupid battles here at home. Let them marry. Let them live the same life we would. They’re people. They’re human. Let them be who they are, and live how they choose.

It has never been anyone’s right to tell another when and where they can or cannot be married. Why are we starting now? And why in California, of all places??

Movie Meme

August 22nd, 2008 | Tags: , ,

1. Go to IMDB.com and look up 10 of your favorite movies.
2. Post three official IMDB “Plot Keywords” for each.
3. Hey guys, guess the movies!

1. End Of The World / Destiny / Change History Donnie Darko (Kappadarappa)
2. Child Hero / Family Secret / Secret Society (a combination of movies) Harry Potter Series (Lisana)
3. Hawaii / Monster / Indestructible Lilo and Stitch (Lisana)
4. Gang / Landlady / Axe Kung Fu Hustle (Kap)
5. Apartment Building / Love Triangle / Letter Writing Try Seventeen (me)
6. Forbidden Love / Boom Box / High School Say Anything (Kappadarappa)
7. 1930’s / High Society / Employer Employee Relationship (Was made in the 30’s) My Man Godfrey (me)
8. New York / Cow / Friendship Someone Like You (me)
9. Spanish Civil War / Mythical / Maze Pan’s Labyrinth (Kap and Lisana)
10. Revenge / Assassin / Dystopic Future V for Vendetta (Kap)

If you want hints, I’ll gladly give them… well, within reason. Of course like my friend said in her post, to me these seem really obvious, but I’m guessing that won’t be the case for everyone else…

For those who know me better than others, they are not in any particular order. They were just movies I thought of as time went on. Second, there are some pretty obscure movies too. No named ones that not many people will know off the top of their head. Good luck though! I’m curious to see how this turns out. 😀

Who. Knew!

June 30th, 2008 | Tags:

Well, besides people who LIVE in the UK… I mean, I just found out because I was reading on wiki about who different characters on Doctor Who are… is… whatever.

Anyone really REALLY love me and want to be Oh so kind and buy me this?? Yeah… I didn’t think so. *sigh*

The Stolen Earth

June 30th, 2008 | Tags: , ,

FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK!

* Possible Spoiler Alert for Doctor Who*

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Tangents

June 24th, 2008 | Tags: , ,

I spent the better portion of the late night on the phone with the boy last night, and it was fun conversation. I keep expecting that day when we run out of things to talk about. I hope that it doesn’t happen, but there are few people in my life that I can talk to on a regular basis and not run out of things to talk about. I try hard not to mention the fact that I’ve heard people’s stories again and again (and sometimes again). I let them feel as though they have something important to say, because at times they really do. But the BFF and the boy seem to be a handful of the only people with whom I can talk to for hours and hours and never run out of things to talk about.

What I adore most about the boy is that he listens to me despite the fact that I go off on tangents about things that he not only has no knowledge of, but has no interest in. We don’t have to share all things, but we should be supportive of each other and our endeavors, right? I don’t always care about what he’s telling me, but I DO care about the fact that he is telling me.

The other night, when I met his family, I heard Elton John’s “Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues” play in through the speakers of Black Angus. This is one of those songs I love. Not like… LOVE! Over the weekend, I went in search of a download for the song. Today, I decided to make a playlist, of just that song. And I danced around the storeroom at work mouthing the words and singing in my head.

I’ve heard the song a thousand times over the years, and the only part I ever knew was the title line. But the song, and it’s lyrics, are amazing.

“… But more than ever I simply love you
More than I love life itself

And I guess that’s why
They call it the blues
Time on my hands
Could be time spent with you
Laughing like children
Living like lovers
Rolling like thunder under the covers
And I guess that’s why
They call it the blues”

New camera

June 23rd, 2008 | Tags: ,

As much as I wanted a DSLR camera, the price is just so far out of my league that I know it’s going to be a very long time before I can afford one of those. So I opted for a decent point and shoot. One that has a slight optical zoom as well as a digital zoom. I chose this one over some others, because of the higher ISO rating on it. I hate blurry pictures. And I hate finding out that I took a bunch of blurry pictures AFTER I’ve paid to have them printed. The only downside to this camera?? It uses AA batteries. *sigh* Hopefully it’s not as picky as my last camera… cause if it is, it’s going back!

It should arrive on Friday, which might mean that I’ll start carrying it around with me, and snagging pictures of anything and everything I want. Mostly, there are some moments when I’m with the boy that I’d like to catch, because I have so few pictures of him… let alone him and I.

Turn Left

June 22nd, 2008 | Tags: , ,

The newest Doctor Who episode, “Turn Left” was amazing. OMG! The next few episodes are going to be insane!

My wonderful future husband David Tennant had better not do the whole die/regenerate nonsense.

*NOTE* Possible spoilers in comments.