Thursday, October 30, 2008

Watch this. It's beautiful. I cried... Yeah, I cried.

It is so well done; touching and classy. I wish I could force every American to watch the whole thing. I want to be a leader like this.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


There is nothing more awful to me than being sick.  All you can do is sit around and feel terrible.  I hate being sick! 

Monday, October 27, 2008

VH1 Celeb Reality

Celeb Rehab!

Oh thank you Dr. Drew for bringing more celebrities together to show how crazy the road to recovery is.  This season should be great now that Gary Busey is participating.  I can't wait until the day where I am so bored that all I will do is watch marathons of withdrawing coke heads yelling and screaming each other! 

The Pickup Artist 2

I am new to this program, but after watching the first two episodes it is pretty entertaining to watch socially awkward guys trying to talk to girls.  

I <3 The Weepies

I am so thankful I got introduced to The Weepies. I love their music. My favorite songs from their three albums are (in no specific order):

Take It From Me- Say I Am You
Gotta Have You- Say I Am You
Nobody Knows Me at All- Say I Am You

Somebody Loved- Happiness

Hideaway- Hideaway
Orbiting- Hideaway
Takes So Long- Hideaway

What's sad is I could probably write down all the songs from their three albums (minus one that comes to mind), because I love them so much.



: A state of emotional agitation

: With music

: With life

: Without you


: Absence of emotion or enthusiasm

: With music

: With life

: Without you

Currently listening to: Nobody Knows me at All by The Weepies

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I miss you

It really is my day of rest

I don't exactly have anything I want to talk about. But, it has been my typical Sunday. I finally got out of bed at 12:30 to go to the bathroom to then hop back into bed until 1:00. I did have some good music listening sessions thanks to Chris and the music he dumped into my iTunes. I watched some mindless television on my computer. Then I watched k9 cops attack criminals on Animal Planet with my roommates. Curled back in bed to write a paper later and then wandered off to the gym. Once I got home to some new cupcakes on the counter I demolished any progress I made at the gym with some halloween decorated yummy goodness. I caught up on my weekly dose of Post Secret and now I find myself bored and not willing to continue on my domestic drilling policy paper. So, I think I will continue to do nothing to complete my nothingness of a day. I love Sundays.

Currently Listening to: Empire State by Guster

Thursday, October 23, 2008

For the Bible Tells Me So

I watched this movie in class today. Not only was it one of the most thought-provoking films I have seen, it really called me to question my thoughts on homosexuality and religion. Religion in America and homosexuality are both topics I like learning about. They are equally very controversial to our society.

In the hour and twenty minutes that this movie ran, I managed to scribble down a page of notes I thought to be interesting. Most of my thoughts are not fully investigated, but maybe I can piece them together enough to get you to watch the film.

- Prejudice was born in the church. The church is an institution where people of power (white males) have used the Bible as a source of oppression to "other" groups. Other groups in the past have been African-Americans and women. Now the "other" group is homosexuals.

- Hatred of homosexuals could also stem from the long belief that women are inferior to males. Typically it is generalized that men are more feminine if they are gay and their masculinity is lost. Feminine men are thought of as a bad thing in our culture. Lately this has not been looked upon as so bad, but in the past gay men were stereotyped as acting transsexual.

- The Bible has been taken too literally on its stance on homosexuality. Right-winged Christians claim the Bible addressed the issue of homosexuality 6-7 times. Now, I am not a Bible expert, but from what I have read of these 6-7 passages doesn't blatantly discuss homosexuality at all. Sodom and Gamorrah has so many ambiquities and translations that it would be jumping to conclusions to think it was about punishing homosexuality.

- In the Bible there is a theme of take what you have and give it to the poor. Obviously, people don't take this passage too literally, so why do they exploit the more ambiguous ones to subordinate gays/lesbians/bisexuals/transgendered?

- Bible literalists are typically capitalists who use there conservative believes to make money off the Bible (politicians).

- Humans are not the only species who have homosexuals. Lions, sheep, zebras, among thousands of other animals have same sex relationships.

- The oppression of homosexuals has caused suicide rates to be three to seven times higher than that of heterosexual individuals. This rate continues to climb. Every five hours one homosexual successfully commits suicide.

- Bible literalists claim being a homosexual results in "abomination." Eating shrimp, having two seeds in one hole, working on sabbath, wearing linen and wool simultaineously also causes "abomination." Would people be criticized, terrorized, and feared for doing any of these other acts?

- When people say "This is what the Bible says," respond back, "No, that is what the Bible reads." There is a big difference.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I might develop this idea later. In the meantime, be bewildered with me.

I am going to stop believing in cliches. I am finding most of them are coming true and I am not one who likes to have predetermined advice. But then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The worst part about Oregon winters

I despise the rain. I can't bear the cold. I don't like feeling numb. I can't stand when my hands turn purple. I get annoyed when I have goosebumps. But, the thing I hate the most about Oregon winters is when my jeans are wet at the bottom.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Lack of _____

Today has quickly passed me by. I woke up at 6:50 to go get tickets to the next Oregon State football game, but upon return crawled back in bed until noon. Nothing possessed me to get out of bed. I just wanted to lay there, not think, and let any negative thoughts be suppressed by me dosing in and out. So, I did. I got the ambition to go to my 2 p.m. class, but that has been the only ambition I have felt today. I keep thinking, when am I going to snap out of it? Am I ever? Restless, hopeless, lonely, anxious, scared... adjectives to describe me for the day. But, I figure they don't just describe me today. They come and go as they please. They are usually proceeded by a great weekend. I had a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The "Bailout Plan" that will pass Congress!

I read this from another blog. I thought it was really entertaining and should be shared this the minimal people I impact:

Hi Pals,

I'm against the $85,000,000, 000.00 bailout of AIG.
Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000, 000 to America in a 'We Deserve It' Dividend.
To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000 bonafide U.S. Citizens 18+.
Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up…
So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billion that equals $425,000.00.
My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a We Deserve It Dividend.

Of course, it would NOT be tax free.
So let's assume a tax rate of 30%.
Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes.
That sends $25,500,000, 000 right back to Uncle Sam.
But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket.
A husband and wife has $595,000.00.

What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?
Pay off your mortgage - housing crisis solved.
Repay college loans - what a great boost to new grads.
Put away money for college - it'll be there.
Save in a bank - create money to loan to entrepreneurs.
Buy a new car or other product - create jobs.
Invest in the market - capital drives growth.
Pay for your parent's medical insurance - health care improves.
Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean - or else.

Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company that is cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces.

If we're going to re-distribute wealth let's really do it...instead of trickling out a puny $1000.00 ('vote buy') economic incentive that is being proposed by one of our candidates for President.
If we're going to do an $85 billion bailout, let's bail out every adult U S Citizen 18+!

As for AIG - liquidate it.
Sell off its parts.
Let American General go back to being American General.
Sell off the real estate.
Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.

Here's my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn't.
Sure it's a crazy idea that can 'never work.'
But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party!?
How do you spell Economic Boom?
I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion 'We Deserve It Dividend' more than I do the geniuses at AIG or in Washington DC.

And remember, The Birk plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because $25.5 Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.
Ahhh...I feel so much better getting that off my chest.