Tuesday, August 31, 2010

This will surely offend someone

I say build that mosque in NYC. And then either shut your pot holes or find something worthwhile to fight against. I can't believe that this topic is actually taking up news time. There are churches, strip clubs, bars, probably a mosque or two within a few blocks already of Ground Zero, along with a few drug dealers and some hookers. And people are mad that there is going to be a building that doesn't fall under their thoughts and beliefs. I bet they wouldn't feel this way if the people who crashed the planes into the Towers were kids like Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris from Columbine; white people from Christian households.

It really makes me mad and uncomfortable with a lot of people in this country that there seems to be an aura of "I accept everyone." Long pause. "Just people who are like me." And by that I mean, no one of another color, belief system, religious preference, sexual orientation, life style choice, is allowed to do anything that is even close to me and my life.

And yes I realize that I'm really exaggerating here.

But I'm just leaning drastically in the other direction as the people who are leaning away from me. I don't get it.

This rant stems from Glen Beck's rally for "Restoring Honor". First off, Glen Beck is a dumbass with a loud mouth. A recovering alcoholic and drug addict with no college degree, and whose claim to fame is that he "Found Jesus." (I'm paraphrasing here, but here's where I get my info.) (And I didn't know Mr. Christ had gone missing.) And secondly, I was unaware that honor had been degraded which in turn would cause it to have a need to be restored. As an American (sounds so ridiculously patriotic of me) I feel quite honored to live here. Now more than I have in the last 8-10 years. And thirdly, why the hell does a Christian GOD and that damn book that people worship have to shove its judgmental face into everything?!

You don't mix politics with religion. It says so right here.

I don't care who you worship. In fact, I'd rather not know. As long as who and how you worship doesn't affect me and others it shouldn't matter. Worshiping someone or something has nothing to do with running this country and even less to do with honor. Honor goes to those that do good to others without being asked. Honor is earned, not given.

I say build that mosque. That building being put up isn't hurting me, shouldn't hurt anyone else. If it offends you, pull the stick out, take a breath and find a hobby. There are bigger things to be pissed about, better things to put your time into and happier things to focus on.

And while I'm at it, if someone would just made Glen Beck disappear like Jimmy Hoffa, I would silently thank you.

Here is where I step off my soap box. For now.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

3rd post for the month, maybe 4th

We went to a wedding last night.

A friend from Chuck's work got married to a sweet Romanian woman and it was the second marriage for both the bride and groom. The wedding was quick and easy, small and simple. The reception was surprisingly fun. We danced all night! And literally were the last ones on the dance floor. We even beat out the high school kids. And I am sore today! I clearly am not as young as I think I am. But I don't care, if there is a good song on I can't leave the dance floor! And some Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder will keep me shaking my groove thing. An open bar, an easy going crowd, good music and my boy makes for a fun evening!

We're going to the State Fair next weekend. Chuck and his girls have never been and I'm so excited to take them! Cheese curds, pronto pups, the giant slide and every animal barn is on my must-do list for that day. Pictures will surly be posted!

Friday, August 20, 2010

3 weeks into August

No news is good news. My life is fantastic! And I just haven't felt an itch to write about it.

Last Saturday evening my wonderful boyfriend took me out on a date. We borrowed my mom's canoe, got a yummy deli sandwich, some wine, and a candle. He paddled me through the city lakes for dinner in the middle of Cedar lake. We set up the paddles to be a sort-of table in the middle of the canoe and toasted to us. It was so romantic! And all his doing. Yep, I am one luck lady. He's amazing and he thinks I'm amazing. Thus far, we're a good fit.

Work is fine. I'm looking at other options. It's time for something new, I think I've learned all I can in my position and would like to move up, but there isn't anything open in a store I want to be at. Plus I'm tired of serving coffee. I love my crew and most of my customers but I want something new. Nothing worth writing about now, but I'm opening my job horizons.

I haven't been staying at my apartment because I don't have AC and it's f***ing hot out. So my dear cat and I have been moved to Chuck's and it's air conditioned comfort. It's been awesome. My cat loves all the extra space and I love the AC. But I have heard through the grapevine of my building that Nutty The Neighbor has moved out. Ding Dong! The Crazy's Gone! Thank god! I'm not even living there right now and I'm grateful she's moved out.

Chuck's daughters are with us this weekend and I'm looking forward to every minute. I came in the door on Wednesday evening and the older of the two came running and gave me a big hug. And the little one was being put to bed, but came out to say hello. I adore these kids and they think I'm pretty cool too.

And in spirit of my old posts, today's 3 good things...
1. Chuck made me lunch to take to work. The yummiest part, plain yogurt with sauteed blueberries into a sweet sauce. It was delicious!
2. Work was a very laid back evening. I didn't feel like getting all stressed on a Friday night serving coffee.
3. I'm off the weekend and I'm going to revel in the joy of little kids and a great beau.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Thank Any High Power!

Three cheers for Judge Vaughn Walker and saying the Prop 8 in California is unconstitutional! Because it is!

It's about God damn time. And God has nothing to do with this. Don't get me started on the Bible and it's nutty beliefs. I'm so tired of people wasting time, money, energy, angry words and tears on something that shouldn't be a law at all. Who people choose to love is no one elses business. And the people who say "I'm for equal rights" yet want to make laws allowing others to not have the same rights just says that they are for equal rights, but only for those who are like them.

I wish people would realize that our differences are what make us who we are. If we all would accept people for being who they are there would be a lot less stress and frustration in the world. As long as what we do doesn't physically hurt another person, we can love whomever we choose!

Equal is equal is equal. Period.