Friday, October 17, 2008

Proposition 8

I don't like to get political on my blog. I tried to figure out why that is, and I came up with a few reasons:
  1. I don't want to alienate possible readers.
  2. I don't want to get harrassed for my political views, and I inevitably would. I'm not a registered Democrat or Republican, and I don't strongly associate myself with either party. However, if I had to choose, I would say I lean on the Republican side.
  3. I'm just not that interested in politics. I know I should be, and I try to be somewhat informed. In all honesty, though, I only see the current political environment and economic problems as the beginning of the end. Things are only going to get worse before they get better.

That said, there are some issues that I am wholeheartedly concerned with, and I will make no qualms expressing my opinions. Actually, I will let someone else express them. That is, I'm all for Proposition 8, and rather than tell you why, I will let Susan Noyes Anderson tell you in Prop 8: It's Impact: GREAT.

As a bonus, I'll even give you a link to an article written by a liberal Democrat who supports the Proposition: Protecting Marriage to Protect Children.

Thing I'm thankful for: having a job in these difficult economic times. And apple pie.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Happy Birthday, Rachel!

I had just a fun, fun night tonight. Maybe it's because I took a nap after work, maybe it's because I went to the temple, or maybe it's because I have such happy, fun-loving, and generous friends. Honestly, I can't find anything bad to say about my friends. I LOVE them all. I LOVE people!

After going to the temple tonight, I went over to The Girl House (Rachel, Michele, Lina, and Elizabeth) to celebrate Rachel's 21st birthday. They had a mocktail party, dancing, and good conversation. I forgot to take pictures until there were just seven of us left, but I think they're fun, anyway. (Sadly, I didn't get a picture of Taylor, Kevin, and Michele dancing. Hmph.) Enjoy!

Rachel's Birthday

Thing I'm thankful for: when people of completely different backgrounds and perspectives can be friends and have fun. I hate exclusivity, and I think my friends are very good at being friends with everyone!