1) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.
2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
3) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.
4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.
5) Straight marriage would be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britney Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.
6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.
7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.
9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.
10) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
This is sort of what I was trying to say in my last rant...but I couldn't find this again. Now I have, and here ya go. Please take heed. Equality Forever beyatches!!!
Q. What is your wallpaper on your computer?
A Waterhouse painting
Q. How many televisions you have in your house?
Q. Are you right-handed or left-handed?
Ambidextrous. I started out in life left handed, and then the teachers wanted me to be right handed. Rulers can be persuasive...
Q. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
Gallbladder and bottom wisdom teeth
Q. What is the last heavy item you lifted?
The bookshelf at work. My coworker said "Daaaamn...you awfully strong for a white girl..." I come from a Irish farming family...what the hell did you expect?
Q. Have you ever been knocked out?
Q. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
Um. No thanks.
Q. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
Alexandra. So people could call me Sandy/Sandra and still be correct.
Q. What color do you think looks best on you?
Q. Have you ever swallowed a non-food item?
I used to swallow coins when I was a kid. Probably explains a lot.
Q. Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100?
I'd do it for free if she was attractive to me.
Q. Would you allow one of your little fingers to be cut off for $200,000?
Heck no! I don't need money that badly.
Q. Would you never blog again for $50,000
Hmmm...sure. I love LJ, but that's a good amount of money for something like that.
Q. Would you pose naked in a magazine for $250,000?
If someone offered...sure.
Q. Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1,000?
Nope. That wouldn't be enough to cover my funeral costs when my stomach erupts in a viscous pool of lava/acid.
Q. Would you, without fear of punishment, take a human life for $1,000,000?
Uh-uh. I don't believe life has a price.
Q: What is in your left pocket?
I don't have a left pocket.
Q: Is Napoleon Dynamite actually a good movie?
Some parts were funny, most of it was painful.
Q: Do you have hardwood or carpet in your house?
Some of both...
Q: Do you sit or stand in the shower?
Stand - we have a half shower that's more like a box.
Me too, mermaiden
Q: How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
One. Gray, with sparklies!
Q: Last person who texted you?
N. My good friend.
Q: Last person who called you?
Laneyah, a good friend of mine from high school.
Q: Person you hugged?
14, 13, 9,
Q: Missing someone?
My family in SC
Annoyed. Sinuses are kicking my ass today
Q: Listening to?
The air conditioner
Q: Worrying about?
The upcoming move
Salmon colored shirt, with a black flowy skirt with a black background and white and salmon flowers.
Q: First place you went this morning?
Q: What can you not wait to do?
Get to the Dr's office
Q: Do you smile often?
Q: Are you a friendly person?
To my detriment sometimes. My father always said that my heart is bigger than my brain...and since I'm really smart, I've got a HUGE heart...
Please please please please let there be some good drugs around that can help this issue. This is annoying as hell. I've tried the homeopathic remedies, but they aren't touching it, so it's better living through chemistry for me...
Other than that, things are going pretty well. Hubby gave me a little massage last night, and it felt great...
I made dinner for my friend, N, and talked to her for awhile. It was the first time I put a gluten free meal on the table...definitely interesting, but it was fun...did a reading for her, and I think my pewter runes like her. My rune cards have this little habit of bitch slapping people...I don't think they mean to, but they're just...blunt.
I tried communing with my little Goddess altar while my friend was visiting, and that didn't work, and I got the message pretty quickly...but after a little Snack, I lit another candle, and this time made some good progress. I think that I am a creature of habit, and if I don't tidy the bedroom, put on some relaxing music, and just chill out a bit before communing, the Goddesses are like..."Uh-uh. Get yourself in the right headspace and come back later..." It worked, and while I was meditating on the Goddesses, a heartwish I didn't realize that I had was acknowledged.
It was WAY cool.
Hubby took a break from working on his songs on his myspace profile, and we had a little SandySnack, then I took a shower and went to bed.
I woke up this morning at about 5am and saw that my little tealight that I put in front of the Venus of Willendorf was still lit, so I got up and snuffed it. I accidentally fell asleep without putting it out. It's okay, I have it in a fire proof container, but it's still not a responsible thing to do. I really don't think the Goddess would allow that to happen, but you never know. I'm a big believer in that stupidity needs to be painful, and that might come back on me, ya know?
Oh well. I'm starting to ramble, so it's my cue to get off it and get back to work.
Loves to all!
You Are a Strawberry
You are friendly, outgoing, and well liked by many people.
You are popular, but there's nothing you ordinary or average about you.
You a very interesting person, and you have many facets to your personality.
Sometimes you feel very conflicted. Your different sides of your personality pull at you.
You are a very sensual and passionate person. You are fiery... you can't help it.
In general, you keep your passionate side under wraps. You are only wild in private.
It's not completely over for me...there are still extensions pending, and such, but for the most part...I'm DONE!!!
It's still a quarterly month, and I still have stuff to do, and a lot of it...
I'm still happy though.
Now if I can just get awake enough to be motivated, I'll be cool.
A friend of the family owns two townhouses. He is generously allowing us to stay in one as long as we need to in order to find other arrangements, so that we don't have to live with the scary guy any more. I'm still working on buying a condo though, because I'm tired of all this moving around. I don't know what the rent is, but I'm sure we will be able to make it.
I'm still going to buy a condo though, because the mortgage would be much cheaper, and the house that we are going to move into is pretty big...my SIL thinks it's too much house for all of us.
Things are falling into place, and I'm happy about that, but I'm ready to just get settled. I'm tired of playing musical houses. I haven't lived anywhere for a full year since 2005. I'm tired of moving. Since 2/05, I have moved five times. I want this to be over soon.
I'll settle where the universe drops me, but I sure wish it would be soon!
CORRECTION: This will be the EIGHTH time I have moved since 2/05. Crap.
Then somehow the grand idea of buying a good bit of alcohol came up, and I was taking my SIL to her friend's house in Vienna.
Again, no biggie. One of my husband's friends, he's been drunk over here before, and he's cool. I don't mind hanging out with him. His other friend, the bassist in his band?
Sloppy drunk. Like, so sloppy, he broke the towel rack in my bathroom. Ripped it right out of the wall.
Hubby says he can fix it, but I was still a little miffed, because dude couldn't handle his beer, and he was just being loud and annoying as hell.
We told him to crash here, and Hubby got up and took him home this morning. I'm fixing things around the house, and found out he broke a glass as well.
He was just obnoxious. D, my hubby's friend, is of Lebonese decent, and the drunk kept being dumb towards him. Drunk was telling racist jokes, and I finally had to be a bitch and tell him to knock it off. Just because I'm from the South doesn't mean that I am automatically anti-anything-that-isn't-white. Saying that you have black friends does not get you off the hook for telling such jokes. If you have black friends, you should be as offended as I am at these jokes. Race issues will only stop being issues when we stop making an issue of race. (Hope that last statement made some sense.)
I'm so sick of shit like this. People actually wonder why I had to get rid of my southern accent to live around here. I'm so tired of these stereotypes.
Ugh. Now I am going to finish laundry, and get ready to take the hubby somewhere to get the stuff to fix the damn wall.
Loves to all!
The apple didn't fall far from the tree!
As soon as I can get a journal for him set up, he can see my friends only posts too.
Glutton for punishment, ain't I? (Not really...there is some truth to the statement that parents know what their kids do, because they've done it themselves, only better.)
Anyways, everyone say hello to Daddy! <waves at Dad>
PS-Bunny, he knows about the SandySnacks. See statement in parentheses above. :)
Maybe. I'm getting more restless, and itchy to be more in the world now. I'm still pretty isolatory, but not to the degree that I once was. I need to take what I have learned and apply it to my life, and that means that I have to get out and live it.
I'm trying. I'm still not ready yet, but I'm almost there. Tax season has to be over first, I'm thinking. I'm much too tired now. Before, it was just me withdrawing. Coming home, taking a nap, eating something, taking a shower, and going to sleep to just wake up and go to work again...well, 'tis pretty exhausting.
To all of you who are feeling ignored, please don't. I have had years of trying to be sociable, and putting myself out there when I really needed to just take a break and never did...well, my psyche made me take a break, whether I wanted to or not. When presented with a choice of going completely batshit crazy or taking a hiatus from the outer world...well...guess I'm resting. Otherwise, the men in white coats and butterfly nets will come take me to their "rest home." :)
Soon, all. Soon.
So, in other news. Hubby and I are going to be doing a trust excercise on Sunday. He is going to take me out. He will choose what I wear, what I eat, where we go, how to get there, everything. I'm not going to make suggestions, or correct him in any way. This is for me to trust that he can do stuff without my help, and that he really has been paying attention and knows me better than I think he does. It's also to help him feel respected and appreciated and help me become less of a nag and a better wife.
Woo hoo for growth!
Let's see how this works out!
Your Thinking is Abstract and Random
You are flexible, adaptable, and creative.
There's many ways that you can learn - and you're up for any of them.
You relate well to other people, and you do well working in groups.
You can help people communicate together and work with each other's strengths.
You don't work well with people who are competitive or adversarial.
You prefer to work toward a common goal... not toward conflicting goals.
I'm so sick of taxes. I dream of taxes, now. This sucks.
Oh well. It's just a quick note to let everyone know I'm still alive, and I'm trying to keep kickin'
It's the rest of the right side of my body that is poopin' out.
That muscle, where your neck joins your shoulder? Pain. Can't move my head.
Groin muscle? Pulled.
Muscle on the outside part of my right foot? Hurting.
Methinks someone is trying to make it very clear that something has got to give...
Happy Ostara! Yay for Spring!!
As the wheel turns, and the fire burns, may we all know the beauty and bounty of the Mother. Blessings to all.