October 21st, 2008
|10:43 am - This makes me sick.|
This is why America is broken
September 30th, 2008
September 29th, 2008
HAZZUH! 25 years young today! :D Been a good day today so far, even with it being fairly rushed! Tonight a Tasty Treats Plate Party. YUM!
September 9th, 2008
So I made Gretel get up this morning for bootcamp. She wasn't too happy about it and whinged the whole time but I know that by the end of it we're going to feel so good. It only goes for 4 weeks but we'll do it again after this one before taking a break. For the next four weeks at least we'll get up at 6.30 to start at 7 in the gym tues, thurs, sat. Shuttle running, boxing, pushups, sit ups, crunches, tricep pushups and more running will be our breakfast. We've done it before and it works so well. Only thing this time is she is going put us with a partner not of our choice, which could be annoying. I'd rather just stick with gretel but always good to meet new people... as long as they're not gay haters.
Only made it to 5.7 on the beep test and 5 man (on toes) push ups (lotsa girl ones tho). I want to make it to 6.5 on the beep test next time and 10 man push ups!
For $80 it's a bargain!
September 7th, 2008
|10:51 pm - massive rant|
In the past week there have been a few incidents which have starkly and emotionally reminded me that the world we live in is unequally fucked. That we are surround by stupid, uneducated, socialised homophobes as well as religious nuts who 'tolerate' us and pity the 'choices' we have made or who are openly rude and violent. I think the stupid, uneducated people make me more mad (although the Christians and their power scare me more) because it is just simple stupidity and ignorance that has led them to the unfounded fear they have of us... which has often led them to religion. I know a lot of educated religious people who tolerate us, which at least feels better than open hostility, but it hurts so much when you realise a friend who is religious believes you shouldn't have the same rights as them.
We went to a primary school assembly to promote our service for work. It was lovely and I realised that I could definitely see myself going back to school after I'm finished with this counselling career path to do teaching. I really liked this idea. Then at the end of the assembly the principle called out a big farewell to one of the teachers who was going on maternity leave, and to her husband and all the best blah blah blah. That's when I realised how shit it would be to be gay and in the schools system. What if I had kids in a same-sex relationship? It'd get swept under the rug and forgotten. You'd constantly be made to feel ashamed and you couldn't be open with the kids about it.
It's fucked up. So I'm hoping that 15 years down the track that won't be an issue, but right now it sucks arse. Why aren't we fighting harder for our rights? Because the gay and lesbian community is cut off from the real world. Because if your gay and grow up 2 hours away from a big city, if you survive long enough you move to the city and place of support. But why the fuck should you have to leave? We are wrapped up in cotton wool and pretend that we have the same rights as everyone else but that is BULLSHIT.
Wake up and smell the roses people. Being queer isn't just about your sexuality it's a state of mind. It's a political movement and it's evolutionary. You can be gay and still not queer but you can also be 'straight' and queer. It's about opening your mind to the real world, Not hide ourselves in the gay community, as safe and comfortable as it may be.
If the biggest gay community is in Sydney then why is it that it is in Tassie the leading gay and lesbian rights reforms are happening? *sigh*
rant rant rant
Anyway, this week has really gotten to me in regards to feeling like a second class citizen. I've been fairly sheltered my whole life. My parents are wonderfully accepting of my relationship with Gretel, in fact they treat her like a daughter-in-law. I am so thankful for that. My closest straight friends (flatmates and some old catholic school friends) have no issues with it. So I've been able to primarily close my eyes to reality. It just sucks when reality comes knocking.
*EDIT: There were also boguns who stared and whispered at us then were openly rude pointing at us and laughing. There were the boys who rudely asked us if we were lesbians but that was sort of ok because when I said yeah the guy was like 'good on ya's'. Then there's gretel's friends who openly insult us, not on purpose, they're just stupid, but Gretel doesn't stand up for herself but she also shouldn't have to.
Current Mood: angry
September 1st, 2008
HOORAY! Off up north today! I can't wait for a spa bath and a tasty dinner and just some quality memory making time with g...
2 years ago today our already amazing friendship blossomed into soft kisses in the middle of the night.
August 27th, 2008
|07:12 pm - Gretel|
For those not on my friends list...
Check out Gretel's new Demo. Professionally recorded... Gretel's Myspace
July 28th, 2008
|04:07 pm - wasting time.|
I am so procrastinating my life right now. I should clean and get started on my assignments. Should I get into my jammies to do this? yer. probably. I'll be more comfy.
Presets on thursday. woot! I would like to become spasticated at the event but I have to work the next day.
Gretel got an awesome new bike. I think I'll ride into town or something.
July 24th, 2008
|03:06 pm - procrastinating as all ways|
Back to procrastination from study but I really shouldn't get behind this semester, I couldn't handle the stress I caused myself last semester at exams from slackness. Damn you slothful laziness and I didn't really do much in that time. I just didn't do much at all. Damn apathy.
Just discovered the beautiful voice of Laura Marling.
'Lover please do not fall to your knees, it's not like I believe in everlasting love.' argh! Her voice is like angel kisses to my ears! I really like Young Love by the Mystery Jets featuring her too.
I really need to get back to the gym. I got my monthly two weeks late today with pains that napro didn't fully beat. Usually napro fixes me good and proper. I think it's because I've been lazy.
Work again tomorrow 12 - 7. eeeeeeee! Jonathan (team leader) and I get along really well and opening up to each other as we go along. Found out he is a transman (wait is that the term for transitioned female to male?) Anyway, he's nearly 40 and has so many stories to tell and lots of info to fill up my mind.
|09:28 am - rock you like a hurricane!|
So Gretel uploaded the short vid I took of her playing with Clare Bowditch. It's from the Solo part to the end and you can find it on youtube HERE. I couldn't help by cheer so you get me randomly yelling through it sorry and singing along... I suck at being a cameraman! but then so were heaps of other people! Her mum has a better one so will upload it when we get it.
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This semester is shaping up to be pretty intense. With youth working as well, which is going really well but is mentally tiring, I've learnt most in the past two weekends at work than I have in an entire semester at uni. Maybe that's because I'm able to put the principles to the practical now?
So for a break we're going to spoil ourselves to this in September: Luxurious Self with Spa and panoramic water views. A very popular suite for special occasions, lavishly decorated with antiques. An elegantly set breakfast table awaits you in the privacy of your own suite. This Suite has 3 rooms, Lounge with open fireplace, Spa, light cooking facilities are provided to cook a full breakfast at your own leisure. .B,fast PROVS /FRESH FRUIT YOGHURT ,FARM EGGS/ BACON+SHALLOTS or Tas smoked salmon cheese /shallots. TV DVD free movies .Port chocs.Internet/laundry.
eeeeeeeeeeeeee! I can't wait :D