Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Election

This is only the second presidential election that I have been able to vote in. In 2000 I was only 17. In 2004, I voted for Kerry. Although I didn't feel to strongly for him, I really hated Bush's politics (still do) and wanted him out. Well ignorance won that day and Bush has taken our country further down a bad path; one where the rest of the world looks down on us, where we torture people, where we don't teach children about how their own bodies work, and where the government has taken more and more of our privacy.

I have always had good intuition about people. I know when I am being conned and lied to and alternately when someone is sincere. This election I am voting for Obama. Not only do I agree with almost all of his stances on the issues, I genuinely like him. when I see him on TV and in pictures I can tell he is actually listening while talking to people, he cares about us, he is one of us. The same goes for Joe Biden. Their eyes show joy, kindness, and empathy. I believe in them completely.

When I look at John McCain and Sarah Palin I see lies, anger, contempt, and condescension towards the American people and even towards each other. They don't believe in our country, they want to use it to gain power for themselves and their agenda. I hope and pray to the universe that more than half of the American people will not fall for their lies.

This last week I have been crying at least once a day about the election. I see pictures of Obama speaking to crowds of tens of thousands and it gives me hope for our country.

I grew up Christian; and although I don't consider myself one anymore, I know a lot about the religion and like to debate it with anyone who is willing. I read an opinion piece this morning where a hate filled Christian stated that you could not be a Christian and vote for Obama, if you vote for Obama you will go to hell. She quoted this scripture:
Barack Obama and many of his followers claim to be Christian. But Isaiah 29:13 says:

Therefore the Lord said: "Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths and honor Me with their lips, But have removed their hearts far from Me, And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men" (Isaiah 29:13).

Funny, that is exactly how I feel about John McCain and Sarah Palin. I do not feel that they are good Christians because they seem to be angry and hate-filled all the time, they spread lies about Obama, and they don't want to protect this Earth that God gave us to be stewards of (if your Christian and believe that). If that author doesn't remember, lying is one of the ten commandments as well. You can't condemn one without condemning the others.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Animated Series

Why god why did this series not get made. I would love this and would watch it, and would make Brad watch it.


Monday, October 27, 2008

I just like how he's always leaning. Against stuff. He leans great.

I spent most of the weekend watching the complete series of My So-Called Life. It was amazing and I cried at every episode (there are only 19 of them). I am so sad that this show wasn't on longer.

Although I of course identify with all the characters I can never remember being so scared to speak my mind the way Angela was. It took pushing from her friends to even make sure Jordan Catalano didn't just use her for making out in the boiler room. What a douche bag he was.

Don't get me wrong, I did let boys walk all over me, no doubt; but I would never have let one pretend he didn't know me in public. (unless i did this. Amber, do you remember anyone?)

Monday, October 20, 2008

something in her eye

something in her eye
Originally uploaded by Matt Callahan
More like openly sobbing.

More Photos

I still haven't gotten the bulk of the photos from the main photographer (she took over 1000 photos!) but here are some more from one of the other friend/photographers.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Brad and I got the keys to our new apartment on Friday (the day before the wedding) and spent our second night as a married couple there (the first night was at a hotel). I love our new apartment; the layout, the locations, the light. On Monday we bought a new couch from Macy's. This is the first couch I have ever bought from a store, previously all my couches have been hand me downs or craigslist purchases. It is also great because we do not have to move either of the old couches from our old house, we will just have the new owners pick them up from there. Here is our new couch:
Unfortunately it will not be delivered for a couple of weeks so we have no living room seating until then. We are also looking for a couple of chairs or ottomans. Ikea here we come. I am excited to actually decorate this place. I have never really hung things up on the walls of my apartments before or gotten any accesories but I really want to this time.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mrs. D

I am now married. Crazy right. It still seems so surreal. The wedding went great. It all pulled together beautifully. The wind was crazy so a lot of people left early because they couldn't handle it. I cried a lot during and right after the ceremony. There are some of the first pictures online here I will post more as they become available to me.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Uh oh for 85281
Sat Oct 11

Isolated T-Storms

high 90°
low 61°

chance of rain 30%

Obama '08

Two great things I recently read:

1. Barack Obama helped a stranger over 20 years ago. This was reported in a Norwegian newspaper (i believe it is more of a tabloid) so there are still some people wanting more fact checking and of course I don’t believe American media has picked up this story yet (it's probably not controversial enough), but it is a neat story none the less.

2. Dr Ralph Stanley is running a radio ad in Virginia endorsing Obama. You can read more about it and actually hear it here

Hopefully this ad will help to make Virginia a blue state this election!

P.S. My Outlook spell checker does not recognize Obama and wants me to change it to Osama. My spell checker must be Republican.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Hey Sarah Palin

Eight Days Until the Wedding


Things I need to do:
* make play list for CD favor, make over 100 of this CD, find way to package CDs. Have packaging and am in the process of making all of these
* call and reserve a margarita machine. I'm not going to rent this. I am just going to have margarita's made in a punch bowl and people can pour it over ice.
* get the marriage license Done!
* convince wedding parties to dance a certain first dance with Brad and I (Amber had a great idea and I don't want to spoil the surprise)
* figure out who will give speeches and let them know. Still wondering about this. I know Billy and Christy will give speeches, but not sure who else.
* send pictures of site to my wedding coordinator (my aunt) and worry about where tables and chairs will go Done. She convince me to have a program so that adds to the list
* call party rental place today to get PA system and runner. Done!
* Design a program, should be easy. Take it to get printed at kinkos
* Make track listing for the cds. Take to kinkos
* Do my hair like I think I want it, take pictures
* go to Ulta and have them show me how to do my make-up, buy some new make-up
* get everything together that Brad needs to take to the site the day of (plates, cups, etc.)
* pack for the one night we will be staying in a hotel

We decided that on Sunday night, the day after the wedding, we will move our bed to the new apartment and sleep there. That way we start our new marriage in a new place and hopefully will never have roommates again (not that I don't love my current roommates!).

Also I want to mention the griddle we got. I cannot wait to use it. We are not opening any of our presents to use until we move and it is hard. I want to make a grip of pancakes on that thing.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

5 Friends Uncensored

great video about voting. Make sure you are registered!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Vote No on Proposition 102

I don't believe that the CONSTITUTION should be changed just so the religious right can feel good about discriminating against people who love each other and just want the same rights that we as hetero-sexual couples get. I believe the word marriage should be taken out of our government all together. Any two people who want to get a civil union should be able to get it; hetero, homo, two elderly ladies who never got married and want to share their medical, and monetary lifes. Marriages should be left up to the churches and if they choose not go give one to a same sex couple, that is fine with me, but that should have nothing to do with our government and the rights that we are refusing to give to American citizens. This proposition is not a good idea and will just perpetuate the discrimination that is going on in this country.

Warning: women bodily function talk below

My period is probably the only thing that grosses Brad out. Anytime I talk about it he gets this hilarious look on his face (so of course I try to talk about it as often as possible). I am on a journey to fertility and I thought I would talk about it here. I will probably talk about my past issues with my period in another post (I know it will be hard to wait) but I just wanted to say that I think I have found a breakthrough.

I am self diagnosing myself as having PCOS (poly-cystic ovarian syndrome). I have a prescription to get a ultra-sound to confirm but I am not going to make an appointment until after the wedding so we will have to wait for that. But I have so many of the symptoms. I went off birth control in March, had a few cycles pretty normally, but then I had not had a period since June. In early September I went to the ND (naturopathic doctor) to discuss my blood test results I was told that I have very high glucose levels and that this is probably related to my infertility issues. To combat this I was told to go on a low carb/low sugar diet. I have been tentatively following this diet (not gung-ho about it yet, but I did give up soda, most fruits and fruit juices, and a lot of bread) for about three weeks and lo and behold I just got my period on Friday. That is amazing. As of right now those two things are just correlated, the new diet may not have caused me to have my period; but I am so hopeful that this will help me in so many ways that i am just ecstatic.

I learned so much from this post on Her story is similar to mine and I am just so excited! After the wedding I will be starting a very strict low carb/low sugar diet and see what happens then. Please send good baby thoughts my way.

p.s. for anyone wondering why it seems I can't do anything until after the wedding, well we will be moving right after the wedding and we have absolutely no money until then either. So right now we are only eating things we already have in the house. That is a lot of pasta, rice, potatoes, lentils, beans, macaroni and cheese, and tuna. Some of those things are not so good for my diet.