For the next 9 hours I will be hardcore cranking out my research paper and studying for INS. Then tomorrow is my day off before a hardcore weekend of more papers. YAY! I WILL be in bed before 1am tomorrow morning. I promise myself. And I WILL go to POL391 tomorrow morning. I ALSO promise. I’ll just pretend it’s my final so that if I miss it I’ll cry and/or run there anyway.
Mark that day on your calendars everyone because that is the day I’m going to get married. Haha I know, Z and I are absolutely crazy but that’s our plan. It’s only going to be 3 months May 9th… But we spend so much time together it feels like longer. Whatever, I’m happy :)
Hate to burst your bubble, but we’re all going die December 21, 2012. ;) Jkjkjk. So cute!
My first potential employer for the summer contacted me about a phone interview. This group called America Speaks contacted me today by email and I am unsure what to make of them. They look legit, but I don’t just want to be a desk worker. I don’t even really know what they do…I was on their website and they arranged some online town hall meeting in California to discuss Pres. Obama’s healthcare plan and got 3,500 people to participate. Is that a big number? Has anyone ever even heard of America Speaks?
Ok. I love my mom and I’m ok with her having a Facebook, but it’s completely unnecessary for her to comment and criticize everything that I am a fan of. ESPECIALLY me becoming a fan of gay marriage. I came out to her a long time ago and she told me that it was just “the Devil playing tricks on me”. I told her it wasn’t and I don’t think she got the hint. She commented on my becoming a fan of gay marriage by (as usual) writing something about God and how he loves all people but homosexuality is a sin…blah blah blah. To add insult to injury, she emailed me today some message from her favorite preacher (Max Lucado, if any of you know of him) that talked about how arrogance was the reason our generation was so drawn to bad things. Now, I love my mom, but this is not ok. I love how her and everyone who goes to church with her thinks that we live in a “Christian Nation” or a nation founded on Christianity. Guess what! Our country was founded by Deists and nowhere in the Constitution does it say that where there is no specific reference, there we should consult The Bible for guidance. They are free to believe whatever they want…that is their right and I’m happy to give it to them. But when it infringes upon my rights, then we have a problem. Anyways, my main point is (please really answer this): WHAT SHOULD I DO?!
If being addicted to Facebook is wrong, I don't want to be right!
You know you’re addicted fo Facebook when…
1. You lose sleep over Facebook
"If you’re staying up late at night because you’re on Facebook, and you’re tired the next day, Facebook may be a compulsion for you," Lipari said. "You shouldn’t be neglecting yourself because of Facebook."
2. You spend more than an hour a day on Facebook
Pile says it’s hard to pinpoint exactly how much is too much time to be spending on social networking. “I can’t imagine that anyone would need more than an hour a day on Facebook, and probably no one needs more than 30 minutes,” she said.
3. You become obsessed with old loves
Reconnecting with old friends is one of the great attractions of Facebook, and there’s nothing necessarily wrong with “friending” an old boyfriend or girlfriend. But Pile warns that it can get out of hand very quickly. “One of my clients met up with an old boyfriend on Facebook. They started spending hours and hours into the night talking to each other on Facebook. She made some really inappropriate comments about how unhappy she was in her marriage,” Pile said. “Her cousin saw the comments and told her parents, and the parents told the husband, and now they’re in the process of getting divorced.”
4. You ignore work in favor of Facebook
"If you’re not doing your job in order to sneak time on Facebook, you could have a real problem," Lipari said.
5. The thought of getting off Facebook leaves you in a cold sweat
Sarah Browne, who writes the Guru of New blog, gave up Facebook for Lent last month when she realized that she had a “mild” addiction to the site. She’s come up with “Seven Signs You May Be Ready for a Social Media Detox.” Pile has her own quick test: “Try going a day without Facebook. If you find it causes you a lot of stress and anxiety, you really need to get some help.”
Now this may just be me, but ALL of those are true. And I don’t think that I’m the only college student that is true about. In other words, this is bullshit!
It’s possible that it should have won Best Picture 2009. Slumdog was amazing, but I really don’t know anymore. I also haven’t cried that much in a movie since Finding Neverland, which is normally a good indication that a movie was amazing. More to come later, but my main point is that I will be watching that movie a lot in the future.
I am boycotting Perez Hilton because of Miss USA. As much as I am for gay marriage, he made us all look bad for not allowing poor Miss California to have a different opinion and be honest about it. That poor girl didn’t know what hit her. From this point on, Perez is an asshole and I refuse to listen to a word he says.
So this whole “getting tested” thing has really made me want to change a lot. I don’t even know the results yet, but I do know that:
1. I want to be a pescatarian (with a max of 3 deviations a month)
2. I want to lose 20 pounds by June
3. I need to detox starting today
4. I need to work out more than I have been
5. I am going to become a Buddhist
I would like you all to know the easiest and best way to apply and get what you want out of the best program UM has to offer.
1. Apply through American University first! The deadline is before the UM deadline and having the Washington Semester acceptance letter helps you get past Glenda.
2. You do NOT have to write the research paper. Talk to Steve (or your advisor) and he won’t make you do it. He’s smarter than that. Instead, take an optional class to get to your 16 credits.
3. Buy the biggest meal plan and then downgrade when you get there to get the difference in cash!
4. Pick Capitol Hall for your residential hall. It’s the best out of the 3. Federal is your last resort.
If you guys have any more questions, don’t hesitate to ask me. I just talked to someone who did it last semester and gave me the DL on everything. I am now your Washington Semester genie.
Same-Sex Marriage is riding a wave of support at the moment as states across the country make steps toward equality! Just this month, Vermont overrode the Governor’s veto to become the first state to legislate same-sex marriage, Iowa’s Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional to deny same-sex couples the right to marry (and the legislature has decided not to override that decision), DC’s council voted to recognize same-sex marriages from other states, Colorado passed what is called a Reciprocal Beneficiary Relationship, and Washington state expanded it’s domestic partnership rights. States with action coming up:
New Hampshire: Same-sex marriage legislation passed the lower house of legislature by a margin of 186-179 and is awaiting a Senate vote.
Illinois: Civil Union legislation has been proposed and should be introduced by late April.
Nevada, Wisconsin, and Montana: All three states will be introducing legislation to legalize domestic partnerships sometime this year.
**Maine, Rhode Island, Minnesota, and New York: Same-sex marriage legislation has been proposed and will be debated and voted-on in 2009!**
Basically, we’re talking about somewhere between 4-9 states with same-sex marriage laws on the books by the end of the year! Prop 8 may have been a greater boon to the gay rights movement than I could ever have imagined. I cried when Prop 8 passed, but now I’m realizing that maybe that served a purpose. We are on our way to full marriage equality!
As a side note, the US Congress and President Obama need to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act! Specifically, marriage needs to be one of the rights that is protected under the “Full Faith and Credit” (Article IV: Section 1) clause of the United States Constitution. Marriage is one of those rights that is portable from state-to-state and the DoMA is in direct violation of that clause. The rights of married same-sex couples are being trampled and I, for one, will not stand for it. Pride Weekend in DC is the same weekend I move into Georgetown and you can bet I will be there (half-naked and covered only by a pride flag) supporting all of my gays, lesbians, trannies, etc. This is just the beginning. Same-sex marriage is coming, whether you’re ready for it or not. Get used to it!
I spent the night with Michael at his friend’s apartment last night. Unfortunately, I completely forgot that my 8am (my only class for today) was canceled. I didn’t sleep last night, stopped watching old episodes of Gossip Girl, and had Michael drive me back JUST so I could buy Full Throttle, walk to my canceled class, and walk back to my dorm to write this…
apparently chick-fil-a is doing a tax relief thing today: get food today, save receipt, return before the 30th, get same meal for free. adrianne and i are going when i get off work. next 2 ppl to respond in some way shape or form get the last 2 seats in the car :)
and we’re going to the one at dadeland mall, aka shopping.
Today, on the train, I got excited when I suddenly noticed I had a missed call and voicemail from a boy I liked. With a grin on my face, I told my friend. My dad overheard and said, “oh sweetie, he probably had the wrong number.” The voicemail was blank. I texted him. The call was an accident. FML
Today, I found out my blood type is B. My parents are type A and type O. It’s not genetically possible to be blood type B if your parents are A and O. This means I am either an adoptee, a mutant, or an illegitimate child. FML
Today, my good friend who just had a baby girl sent her newborn’s pictures to me via picture message. To reply, instead of writing “Awwwwww” I wrote “Ewwwwww” by mistake. FML
Today, my daughters school was putting on a fashion show for charity and all the kids were supposed to ask their mothers to be in it. I asked my daughter about it and she said “well I was going to ask you, but they said only to ‘ask all of your BEAUTIFUL mommies.” FML
Today, I took the bus to work and a sweet old lady got on after me and sat next to me. Halfway to work, she fell asleep and her head was on my shoulder. Trying to be nice, I gently tried to wake her up before my stop came. She wasn’t sleeping. I let a dead woman lie on me for 30 minutes. FML
Today, cops showed up at my apartment demanding to look inside. Satisfied with the search, they told me they had received a noise complaint. More specifically, hearing screams someone believed a girl was getting raped. I had two friends over and we had been wrestling. The three of us are male. FML
If my heart rate doesn’t get lower, can someone please accompany me to the hospital? I feel like it’s necessary. I’m leaving my door unlocked, so if at 10ish there isn’t a post (specifically one that says “I’m ok”), please come check to make sure I’m alive. If not, please refer to Meredith for what to do with my remains. No but really, a hospital trip today currently has a 40% chance of occurring…and that figure is rising. Now, bed until 10, and I’ll give updates on my condition.
P.S. I live in Stanford RC, Walsh 718. The door (once again) will remain unlocked and I will be in bed.
Worst night at Disko ever? Maybe it wasn’t, but it sucked. I was actually having a great time. This guy I was into kept looking at my ass while I was dancing and making “gestures” at me and he was SO into me. Vinny got to dance with him first, but he had my name all over him. Finally he was about to make his move and then…one of my friends pulled me up on stage to dance with the group. This same friend broke up my hookup not once…not twice…but roughly six times! I never got to time seven because homebro thought I wasn’t interested after a while and just moved on. Needless to say, I’m in my room alone writing this blog post. FML? I think so…
Last Semester’s Stats:
- Pledges: 95
- Credit Cards: 20%
- Fund Raising Total: $10,000
This Semester’s Stats:
- Pledges: 5
- Credit Cards: 0%
- Fund Raising Total: $130
In short, TBitch just told me that I’m not eligible for rehire! I’d better get some CCs on the double! Oh and as a side note, alumni: STOP DRAGGING THE ECONOMY DOWN AND COUGH UP THE MUNNS! Don’t you all read Newsweek?! Now is not the time to save; now is the time to spend and keep the economy from tanking. Seriously, assholes! GET ON IT!!!!!
*Being ineligible for rehire at fucking Calling ‘Canes can also affect me in my career down the road because potential employers and corporations (aka the US GOVERNMENT) call ALL former employers and ask if we’re eligible for rehire. Calling ‘Canes: strike one!!!!!
Turn in Study Abroad Packet Fax Immunization Records to the University Health Center Send thing I don’t need home with my family Book Tickets for Flight Home (May 14th @ 11:20AM from FTL JetBlue)
Begin INS201 Paper
Study for INS201 Final Exam
Begin REL360 Final Paper
Read REL111 Book
Write REL111 Paper
Study for REL 111 Final Exam
Do ITA101 Homework
Study for ITA101 Exam 4
Study for POL391 Final Exam Finalize Key West Plans
Pay Deposit for GEORGETOWN
Make arrangements for making money in May