Archive for September 2012

Pure, unadulterated acceptance.

Friday, September 21, 2012 § 0

So today, I was regaling a story about a friend of mine to the kids I babysit, and they wouldn't stop badgering me about why I wouldn't marry him, so I figured it wouldn't hurt to tell them that he only likes guys.

Maybe that was a bad decision.  The kids are 8 and 12, so I figured they've heard something about homosexuality before, especially in today's world when everything you see on TV has some sort of innuendo written in- but anyway, I mentioned it.

"Wait, only guys?" The boy I babysit was so confused.  So I told him, yes, only guys.  He's gay.
"That's so weird."  That was both of the kids' reactions, and they were so confused, in the worst possible way.  They were almost...disgusted.  I have to say, I was kind of disappointed.  Well, really disappointed.

The family these kids are a part of are extremely christian, and there's nothing wrong with that.  I definitely understand raising your children with a belief set in mind- that's your perogative.  It's not my place to tell you how you should raise your children.

But just a thought- whatever you believe in, whether gay marriage should be legal or not- shouldn't you raise your kids to accept others, no matter who they are, no matter what your belief system is?  These kids are going to grow up in a world where being gay is celebrated and something to be proud of no matter how old you are (as it should be), and they can't be unwilling to like someone or get to know someone just because they can't see past their sexuality.

I know things aren't going to change overnight with a blog post that probably no one reads, but I felt like it was important to get this out there.  ACCEPTANCE, PEOPLE.  Teach it, spread it, yada yada yada.

Btw, here's a fun video about a little boy meeting two husbands for the first time:



It's finally here....

Monday, September 17, 2012 § 0

AND IT'S SO GORGEOUS
I think it's all the more special to me considering the fact that I bought it with my own money.  It's literally MY car now, which is a weird thing to note, but it feels all the more real and wonderful now that I know I really worked for it.  I couldn't have gotten it without the help of my parents though, who stressed and poured over the hundreds of links I sent them...they're the greatest.  

I'll miss you, Yunioshi, but it's time to usher in a new era...Sookie the Subie, long may you reign!!!

My favorite music video OF ALL TIME.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 § 0



Yesterday I was revisiting all of my old high school music memories- We Are Scientists, Hard-FI...basically, Spotify was about to blow up with nostalgia.  And then I remembered this spectacular little snippet of music magicality (is that a word?  I don't care.  It is now) and watched it like four times. Instead of writing my essay for class tomorrow.

But God, it's SO GOOD.  It's pretty much Dirty Dancing mixed with Fight Club, and the lead singer is my kind of guy...sexy, bespectacled, and incredibly tall.

ENJOY

The car.

Monday, September 10, 2012 § 0

So, a lot of exciting things happened this weekend.  For one, my sister came down to visit me at my apartment and we had a total girls weekend- we watched the movie Tonight You're Mine which was AMAZING and I plan on buying with my next paycheck:



And then we went to get sushi at a place near my apartment called Suh Sushi.  But here's the thing- they refused to serve my sister a drink because they didn't know how to read her Texas license.  It was ridiculous!  We ended up going to a place called Jeju in Old Town instead, and sat outside and ate sushi and watched the sun go down.  Oh, and watched a girl pass out in front of the restaurant out of drunkenness.  It was lovely.

OH YEAH- and then there was that time this weekend when my parents got my NEW CAR.  Well, not completely new.  I've had some money saved for a while and my dad agreed to spend all day Saturday looking at cars from Craigslist for me as long as I sent him a list of my favorites.  The first one he looked at was grand- white, clean, but totally greased over by a creepy car dealer.  Then they looked at one right after that was being sold by this guy that was going into the military and eventually going to become a priest.  He was so nice and honest, and the car had been so well taken care of that my parents told me they couldn't pass it up.  PLUS it's red, which my mom insisted was more 'me'.

Which means goodbye to my precious Yunioshi:


And hello to my lovely Subaru!!: 


Technically I don't get it until Friday since the guy we bought it from just recently paid it off and doesn't have the title from the bank yet.  This means that I'm lying in wait to drive this glorious vehicle and I can hardly stand it.  

ANYHOO, hope your weekend was as lovely as mine.  Now, here comes the week......
Madi

The Weekend Update.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 § 0

This weekend was...a weekend.  My grandfather came over (the one that yelled at me on mother's day) and I had a good time attempting to be nice to him despite the fact that I'm pretty sure he thinks I'm the devil's spawn.  Families suck sometimes, am I right?

And then my sister, my mother and I all went to Estes Park yesterday to get some distance from Sir Shouts-a-lot and we had an amazing time (even though I was being kind of a poopy head at the beginning of the day since my sister stole my shoes...obviously, I am very passionate about footwear.  Haha.)

It was one of those weekends where you're handed a bad situation and you make the best of it, and it actually turns out really great.  This weekend was really great.  Pointless post over :)

Toodles,
Madi

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