The Internet is My Diary and Also I Voted

I realize you can barely see it, but I did vote for Obama…

1. I got stung by a wasp in my room yesterday afternoon. In October. In Washington. Aren’t wasps supposed to be like, dead or hibernating or something? Snuggling with their queen bee/waspy thing? Gettin’ roasty toasty in their hive?
It flew at my face while I sat on my bed eating a bagel, so I got up and moved away from it, thinking it would find somewhere else to chill. But no. It flew at my face, and I swatted at it…and when I say that I mean I smashed it into the inside of my forearm where it then stabbed me with its butt.
And it still hurts! Obviously not as bad as it did yesterday…I went to class and couldn’t really speak Spanish because wahhh my arm hurt (have I mentioned that I’m a wimp?) According to WebMD this residual pain is totally normal, and since the redness has mostly faded and hasn’t grown in size, it looks like I will not be dying of this particular wound.
But be warned: wasps are everywhere. Nowhere is safe.

2. I voted, y’all! Okay, I still have some tax measures to look up in the little booklet, but I voted! To approve same-sex marriage in my state! And for Obama/Biden! I feel like a real American now. I’ve been talking about this with my friends (well, more like AT them since I probably seem insane and I think they want to distance themselves from nutcases) and it’s probably the highlight of my week (granted…it is only Tuesday).
I’m just proud of myself for actually knowing about the issues this time around, when it really counts (cuz I can vote…) instead of just voting the way my parents will. I’m sure our ballots will have a lot of similarities, but I’ve looked up all of the Referendums and such and watched all the debates, and actually understand most of this political nonsense and know what I believe, and I’m voting that way. So yay me! I don’t say it enough, but yay me for knowing stuff!

3. I love you guys. Thanks so much for following my nonsensical rantings for so long. I really do appreciate that you read what I write. That you pick up what I put down. That you catch what I toss…

Namaste. Because I’ve been yoga-ing a lot and reading about Hinduism. So the light within me greets the light within you. Now we all bow our heads and are glad. Or something.



Romney’s Full of Something…

Ehhhhhh, Romney’s Shady! …Romney Style…

So we all watched the debate last night, yes? And I hope we can all agree that it was at least less infuriating than the first? Obama was a little more, shall we say, present, and I actually found myself wholeheartedly in support of him for the first time in four years.

It’s been a rough road, his presidency. We were all so hopeful, and sometimes he didn’t deliver on what we wanted or needed. And I was frustrated, to say the least, by his inability to stand up for his administration at times, and by his need to please everyone, which you just can’t do. So last night, watching him lay it down hardcore made me absolutely joyous.

I just don’t believe what Romney says. I feel mislead by his statements at times. He says he doesn’t support Planned Parenthood, but says that no one should deny women contraception…so…that makes sense.
He also seems to think that if people wait until after marriage to have sex, their children won’t initiate gun violence. While that may definitely be a factor (stable homes, etc), how many Christian, two parent homes produce complete maniacs who shoot people in schools or on the street? We need to do better background checks on people, and not allow young people to get their hands on guns in the first place. I’m not a politician, so I don’t claim to know everything about this, but I do know that “sex can wait” has little to do with it.

While I appreciate that Romney has attempted to bring diversity to his staff by specifically choosing women for positions of power, I would rather not be hired simply to add a little pizzaz to an otherwise male dominated workplace. As Eche Madubuike said on Twitter: President Obama: “I passed a law allowing women to get equal pay.” Mitt Romney: “I hired women once.”  

And let’s just chat about this whole Binders of Women thing, which has exploded on the Internet in the past 24 hours. I think it stems from a desire to laugh at the silly way he put it, and I will agree that it has really showcased the creativity of this country. I found the photo above on this site and just about peed my pants…basically the only reason I’m writing this post was to be able to show y’all Psy and his exploding binders of women.

I would like to say one thing: I was disappointed in the way both candidates disrespected Jim Lehrer, the moderator of the first debate, so I was glad that they weren’t total idiots and mostly respected Candy Crowley enough to let her shut them up every once in a while. But I got a little tired of Romney deciding that he understood the debate format better than the moderator, and hearing him say, “No, it’s my turn,” got a little old. If I’ve learned anything in my 19 years, it’s that no one likes a complainer.

So while there may not be binders full of women out there, Romney’s definitely full of something, and it’s starting to smell a little.

Stay tuned for another Race 2012: A Conversation of Race in America post coming soon. I haven’t had time to watch the documentary yet, but as soon as I do I’ll blog about it! (You know…college keeps me kinda busy.) You’re all welcome to watch the documentary here and join in on the conversation on Twitter @PBSRace2012. And make sure to watch the final debate next week so that you’re informed and can vote vote vote! Cheers. 

I’m So Political

Hi, y’all! Hope you watched the VP debate…I did, and I think I was pretty hilarious in my analysis of it. You can read it here on Storify. Please click the link, because I took a million years making it and can’t embed it to this site. Click! Click!

It’s a relatively quick read, but it’s two pages long so make sure to read both! I promise it’s worth it. Cheers, and happy voting!

And yes, all of the links are to the same story. I’m kinda hoping your fingers aren’t so tired that you can’t CLICK ONCE!