Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It's tomorrow...

Okay so I'm tired tonight but I have to get this off my chest soon!

It's about the whole gun issue.  People acting like President Obama is trying to be a king or a dictator by wanting to set more safety measures in place so we don't get another Newton Connecticut.  They think that a document written 221 years ago is still a viable document today giving them the right to bear arms.

If you actually read the text of the second amendment you'd see that it just states:
 "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, 
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

It actually talks about a regulated militia......are the people who are so upset about the proposed changes to gun laws part of a militia?  Probably not!  Do they think that this simple sentence means they can keep semi-automatic guns in their personal collection?  Semi-automatic guns were unheard of back in 1791.  I'm pretty sure they just meant rifles and pistols.  Remember this was the time of musket balls, not bullets people!

And this document was written by men who thought they were superior to women and who OWNED slaves for cryin' out loud!  Do we really think that their opinions and decisions should be enforced to a 'T' in 2013?  Uh no.

Don't get me wrong, I love my country and am very thankful I live here.  I know how bad it is in other countries.  But how can we call ourselves a civilized nation when we have people comparing our President to Adolf Hitler just because he thinks we need to try and keep guns out of the hands of people who are mentally unstable! Hitler killed over 8 million people just because he didn't like them!!!!  

And didn't any of these crazy people see  the Presidents speech after the Newton Connecticut shooting?  Didn't they see him choking back tears trying to finish his speech?  Did they honestly think he was faking that?  The man has two daughters himself.  Don't you think he was thinking "What if that were Sasha or Malia?"

When did common sense become a super power that only a select few have?

When did it become American to criticize the man who has willing taken on THE most difficult and thankless job in the world?

When did semi-automatic guns become so essential to life in a privileged country like ours that people have to get so upset at the thought of having to get a background check done to buy one?

UGH!!!

This issue bothers me so much.  I just cannot understand how people can be so selfish.  Heaven forbid that the rest of us have some peace of mind sending our kids to school knowing that there are no more background check loopholes, more crackdown on illegal gun sales and a ban on all assault weapons!

Assault weapon...........

The word assault is in the name people!!!!  And you want it for what?  Recreational purposes?  "Let's go out to the woods and demolish some trees with our AK-47's this weekend"?????? 

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not against guns totally.  My husband owns 3.  He even bought me one, but I've never even taken it to the shooting range.  Which by the way is the only place my husband has ever shot one.  He has taught our kids to respect the guns and that they are not toys.  When my husband does not have them on him he locks them up.  When they are old enough they will learn the reality of what a gun does.  And they will never find one loaded.  My husband is VERY careful about not leaving a loaded gun anywhere.  We've both heard one too many stories of a child showing off a gun to a friend and one of them getting shot.

With that all said, my husband isn't afraid that his guns will be taken away.  Two are handguns and one is a rifle that I believe used to be his grandfathers.  He isn't bashing President Obama and comparing him to Hitler or Stalin.

So can we all just start acting our age and not our shoe sizes?  Obama can't turn this country into a dictatorship.  Trust me there are far too many Republicans for him to be able to do that.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Maybe tomorrow night.....

The other night I was laying in bed and thought of something I wanted to post on here.  I really want to post it on facebook but I know it would just start a huge "discussion" as I have several friends that would not agree with me.  But it is something I feel strongly about so I feel the need to express it.

Anyway, I got onto the blogger website to post this opinion and realized I still had a Halloween background.  Whoops!  Guess that whole "get back into blogging" thing never really did stick.  *sigh* Maybe one of these days I'll find time to do it.

As I was saying I got on here and just had to update the background and some other things and then started reading one of my friends' blogs and then whoops out of time.

So maybe tomorrow night I can finally do my post!  Until then you'll just have to sit and wonder what the heck I am going to write about.

Bwahahahahahaha! ;)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Who I am

For years I've heard people say "Turning 40 is not as bad as you think.  It helped me realize who I was and be happy with it." 

Well at least something to that nature.

And for years I thought they were cray-cray (aka crazy to those of you not in the know :) )

I mean how could you not know who you were for the first 40 years of your life?  Wouldn't you know who you were before that?

But now that I'm less than 6 months away from that wonderful milestone I know exactly what they were talking about.

These are the things I am completely 100% sure I know about myself..........

If an article of clothing has a stripe or a polka dot, I WILL be attracted to it!

I LOVE argyle socks

I will NEVER be able to grow my hair out, so why keep trying.

I can be tired and yet have energy that others don't understand.

I am also the queen of TMI (too much information for those of you not in the know)

Try as I might I will never be high maitenance.

I absolutely adore high heels but I cannot wear them for very long.

I know there is that I know about myself but the one thing I know the most about myself these days is that my memory is so not what it used to be!! ;)

Sunday, September 30, 2012

My Sweet B

Have you ever had that one friend that you just felt a heart connection with?
That one friend that when you first see their eyes you realize that your souls have this connection that is just above and beyond anything tangible?

Don't get me wrong I have a connection with all my true friends, but with this one friend, B, I have something a bit more. 

I call her my Soul Sister as sometimes it seems as if we are sisters because our similarities are so numerous.

Well recently B has had some health issues/scares that have forced her hand in taking control of her weight.  She was not of the Twiggy body type, if you know what I mean.  And she had tried in the past but like most normal people had trouble sticking with it.  I don't blame her, I mean I've been there done that myself too many times to mention.

But she finally posted pictures today on Facebook and this is a woman who DID NOT like to post pictures of herself.  And can I just say that I cried happy tears as I knew that she had been truly trying and that she had success!!!  She's not there completely but she's getting there and I could NOT be more proud of her!  I always thought she was so gorgeous before but now everyone else can see what I saw.

Oh crud here I go again, I'm crying those happy tears.  You just don't understand how happy I am that she's been so successful.  Even though I don't see her every day and even though I don't email or chat with her often enough now that I'm working again, I would be totally devestated if she hadn't taken control and her health issues took her away from us.

And right now I am giving her the biggest cyber hug possible.  I love you B!!!  Keep up the good work my dear!  The next time you go to do something good for you and your health and you feel a teensy bit of weakness just imagine me on your shoulder cheering you on, because I am even though we are miles apart!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I had such plans to write something clever....

......but all I can think of right now is:
"                                                        "
Yep my brain is blank.

Well okay not exactly blank because a brain can't exactly be blank, well maybe if you are no longer walking this Earth, but that's morbid and sad so let's not go there.

I hadn't planned to write anything because like I said earlier I can't think of anything.

Which, technically, is wrong again because I'm always thinking of something.

So let's just say I wasn't thinking of anything worth sharing.

But I guess I am sharing about how I couldn't think of sharing.

Wow!  I feel like I'm having an argument with myself.  Is that even possible?  Well I guess it's possible in someone with multiple personalities, well okay maybe not as it is kind of hard for two personalities to be in control at the same time.  I mean they show in the movies but if I remember correctly from my numerous psychology classes in college (that aren't doing me much good right now career-wise) it's kind-of-sort-of-unheard-of to have two personalities out at once.  So I guess it is impossible to have an argument with one's self.

Anyway,I'm going to veg for a while before going to bed.  So hopefully my non-post was something of a post after all!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Yes I'm a GLEEk

Ah yes, I remember it well.

I had friends who were going on and on about this new show "Glee" and how cool it was and how they couldn't wait for the next episode.

I have to admit I thought the whole concept was corny.

Me!  The fan of movie musicals thought the idea of a tv musical show was corny.

Me!  The person who has 26 25 Pandora stations!

Me!  The person who counted down the days till the "American Idol" premiere.  (Mainly for the auditions, those are hilarious)

Then it happened.

We got a DVD player that had WiFi and we could get a Netflix streaming account.  So we did.  Then I decided one summer day to check out this "Glee" and see what it was all about.

I

WAS

HOOKED!

Now I am official card-carrying member of the GLEEk club.  I can't wait for the next new show to air.  I mean I even rewatched last season's finale before the new season's premier tonight.

Of course there is a downside (well probably many but that's a different posting) of being such a GLEEk.....................................................................................................................................I have to wait a whole week till the next new one comes out. :(