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Random Thought

The other day, I overheard someone say that they “don’t believe in homosexuality.” What does that actually mean anyway? We aren’t something mythical. We aren’t ghosts. We are real, so there is no believe it or not. Homosexuality exists. I and many of you who read this blog attest to that fact. The thing is that what he really meant to say is that he doesn’t believe that homosexuality is a moral lifestyle. First of all, there is nothing moral or amoral about homosexuality, and second, it is not a lifestyle. It is a sexual orientation. This guy had it all wrong. He didn’t know what he was talking about. Even in liberal Vermont there are still people who feel this way, which is amazing to me. But it doesn’t matter what state or even country you live in there will always be those people who believe that homosexuality is wrong. One day, maybe that will change, but I’m afraid it’s a long way away.


Needed Sleep

I made dinner then read the rest of my assignments for class and afterwards fell promptly to sleep. I must have been more tired than I realized. I didn’t wake until after 10 pm. So I wrote this and went back to sleep.


Cars!

Yesterday, I got in my car to go buy groceries, tried to start my car, and all I got was a clicking noise. I don’t know much about cars, so I called my dad. He said it was likely the battery. Luckily, my neighbor had jumper cables. This I know how to do. So I hooked the jumper cables up, she started her car, and then I tried to start mine. More clicking noises ensued. I also tried my little jump starter, but that didn’t work either. I finally broke down and called a coworker, who I know works on cars and asked for help. He agreed that it sounded like the battery, so he came over and we took the battery out. He took me to the only parts place open on a Sunday in this area, and I bought a new battery, the last and only one the parts place had that would fit my car. So we went back and put in the battery, I said a little prayer, and my car started up. Once it started I needed to drive it a little bit so, I went and did my grocery shopping.

By the way, I just paid off my car this month. Something was bound to happen.

P.S. Neither the neighbor or coworker comes close to resembling the guy above.


Friday

There are so many things to say, but I don’t know where to start. First, I want to thank everyone for their compassionate comments yesterday. It’s so hard losing a friend, and though he’d been very sick for years, there is no way to prepare yourself for the loss of a friend.

Second, if you’ve never experienced clinical depression, then you are very lucky. It’s more than just being sad. A constant sense of hopelessness and despair is a sign you may have major depression, also known as clinical depression. Some of the symptoms might include:

• Fatigue or loss of energy almost every day

• Feelings of worthlessness or guilt almost every day

• Impaired concentration, indecisiveness

• Insomnia or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping) almost every day

• Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in almost all activities nearly every day (called anhedonia, this symptom can be indicated by reports from significant others)

• Restlessness or feeling slowed down

• Recurring thoughts of death or suicide

• Significant weight loss or gain (a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month)

If you are feeling these symptoms, please talk to your healthcare provider and seek help. You can’t understand until you try therapy or medication how significantly different you can feel. It is possible to live a normal life again.

Third, and this is random, I chose the picture above for no other reason than because I find the guy sexy. I love his green eyes that go perfectly with his green shirt. I love the almost smile on his face. He’s just beautiful to me.

Finally, there are a myriad of other things I could talk about, but I’m gonna leave it at that.


Cute

A little cuteness for Friday. TGIF!


What I Blog

I blog what I want to blog about. I like my blog to be mostly uplifting, about things that interest me, and hopefully interests you, my reader. I often don’t write about things in the news because it’s depressing. It doesn’t mean that I don’t care about what’s going on. I do. I care deeply. However, I’m not going to harp on something simply because it’s in the news. We all know that the current American president sucks. We all know that America has a problem with violence. Do I really need to harp on these things when my readers agree with me (or maybe you don’t). The thing is, I have no desire to ignite a flame war. Internet trolls will always try to incite flame wars, but they just come off looking like idiots. I aspire to uplift not to put down, and I hope that of my readers as well.

We have a guy that teaches transcendental meditation at our school. He always remarks on how calm I am. I try to project a very chill personality. I don’t like to get upset and I try not to get myself into situations where I will lose my temper. Because trust me, I have a very bad temper, but I keep it in check. Instead, I try to stay positive. If this world were more positive and less negative, we’d have a much better world. Politics is a prime example of this. Politicians often run on what they are against not what they are for. Think how different politics would be if politicians were positive instead of negative. What a world we could be living in if more people were positive in their outlook.


Umm…

One of the difficulties of doing a daily blog is finding something to talk about each day. The truth is I tried and tried to come up with something to talk about today, it nothing was coming to me. I started to talk about a commercial I saw: But

Why does this man drink Diet Coke Twisted Mango? “Because if nature can’t twist it,” he says, “at least this can… can.” …Get it? Like the French dance… Never mind.

But I couldn’t embed the video, so there was little point if you hadn’t seen the commercial. However, the guy in it is so cute, not usually my type, but when he says, “Get it?” and smiles, he has the cutest smile.

I could also, of course, talk about the Olympics. Adam Rippon has become the star of these Olympics, and talk about adorable. He’s just everything you’d want in one package. And can we just take a moment to contemplate Johnny Weir’s hair. It gets more outrageous by the day. And don’t get me started on his outfits.

Anyway, that’s what’s on my mind.


Sleeping In

I have to work this Saturday, so I am off today. I plan to sleep in and take it easy. I actually got to stay up and watch the Olympics last night. I wanted to see the men’s figure skating. I always love watching the men.


Happy Valentines Day

Well, it’s Valentines Day, and once again I am single with no prospects in sight. I know most people like to have chocolate on Valentines Day, but I personally have never been that big of a chocolate fan unless it contains caramel or peanut butter. I’d much rather have fruit flavored candy. I know that puts me in the weird category, but I like fruity candy better than chocolate. Well, I doubt I will get either today as it will just be another day at work. I hope all of you have a wonderful and loving day, and if you have a significant other realize how blessed you are.


Blue Moon

Blue Moon
Songwriters: Lorenz Hart / Richard Rodgers

Blue moon you saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
Blue moon, you knew just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for
And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will ever hold
I heard somebody whisper “Please adore me”
And when I looked, the moon had turned to gold!
Blue moon!
Now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

A rare super blue blood moon is set to occur this Wednesday, Jan. 31, and stargazers are right to be (excuse the pun) over the moon about it. To understand their excitement, you’ll need to understand what’s happening, exactly. Even though the phrase “once in blue moon” suggests they’re rare, blue moons—the second full moon in a one-month period—are relatively frequent, taking place once every 2.7 years. Supermoons are full moons that occur at the closest possible point to Earth, making them appear slightly bigger and brighter, and grace us once every 14 months. And blood moons, also known as total lunar eclipses, take place about twice a year when the moon passes through the Earth’s shadow, turning it an eerie, copper-hued color.

But to have all three happen at the same time? It hasn’t happened since 1866. Tomorrow night we will have a super blue blood moon.


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