September 26, 2008
I was on Facebook and saw that an old high school friend put on her status "no on prop 8." I knew that prop 8 had to do with whether or not gays could get married in California, but I didn't know which way yes or no meant. I looked it up...
Proposition 8 is an initiative measure on the 2008 California General Election ballot. If passed it would amend the California Constitution with a new section that would read "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." The measure, as submitted for the ballot by petitioners, is called the "California Marriage Protection Act." The ballot title, as prepared by the Attorney General Jerry Brown, is "Eliminates Right of Same-sex Couples to Marry."
Therefore, no on prop 8 means you are for gay marriage, and yes on prop 8 means anti gay marriage. So, I put as my status, "yes on prop 8" and that I wished I were in California to vote on it.
Now, a friend of mine from high school, turned gay...I think in 11th or 12th grade read it and wrote this as a comment to my status:
Wesley at 2:22pm September 21
thank god you're not in CA either!!! Prop 8 is one of the most socially hindering pieces of legislation to ever make it on the ballot. Give me a reason for it, that does not include "the bible", or "god" or some other limiting defense. Why are you "YES" on a proposition that seeks to determine the ability for SO many to live the American Life? Marriage is NOT a religious institution. What's your defense?
To which my reply was:
Allison at 5:02pm September 21
Wow, Wes, I'm not condemning you for being gay and never have. (In fact I remember sitting and listening to you when you were struggling with coming out about it on the curb by Mik's parent's house and not judging you either way. I also remember being friends with you afterwards as well as with any of the other gay students in our school.) I don't see why you have to get upset at me for having my beliefs when I'm not upset at you for having yours. You are voting for your beliefs and I'm voting for mine. Why can't I give a reason such as the Bible or God when I believe in both of them. Those are not limiting defenses. Marriage, according to my beliefs, is a religious institution. It is ordained of God between a man and a woman. I believe that and that IS my defense. At any rate, It was nice to hear from you after so many years though, Wes, and I hope you are doing well. Sounds like you enjoy your job!
Need I say more?
Mom and dad on their wedding day.
September 24, 2008
September 22, 2008
i am...freezing to death every day at work sitting under the AC vent
September 21, 2008
“Latter-day prophets have denounced abortion, referring to the Lord's declaration, "Thou shalt not . . . kill, nor do anything like unto it" (D&C 59:6). Their counsel on the matter is clear: Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints must not submit to, perform, encourage, pay for, or arrange for an abortion. Church leaders have said that some exceptional circumstances may justify an abortion, such as when pregnancy is the result of incest or rape, when the life or health of the mother is judged by competent medical authority to be in serious jeopardy, or when the fetus is known by competent medical authority to have severe defects that will not allow the baby to survive beyond birth. But even these circumstances do not automatically justify an abortion. Those who face such circumstances should consider abortion only after consulting with their local Church leaders and receiving a confirmation through earnest prayer. When a child is conceived out of wedlock, the best option is for the mother and father of the child to marry and work toward establishing an eternal family relationship. If a successful marriage is unlikely, they should place the child for adoption, preferably through LDS Family Services"—See True to the Faith (2004), 4–5
September 19, 2008
Some co-workers and I had gone out to one of their cars in order to help him get the keys out that he had locked in there. We were able to get the passenger door open, so he went through that door and opened up the driver side door, which I grabbed and he slammed it shut just as I had done that. I looked down and three of my finger tips were caught in the door! I tried to pull them out, but couldn't, so I simply just opened the door to get my trapped fingers out. It didn't hurt that much, but as soon as I started checking it out, blood started gushing out my middle finger. Not a big deal. I headed back to the office to wash off my hand.
As I was going through the parking lot, I started to realize that I was going into shock. My first though was, "this is lame, you're going into shock for this?!" I tried to talk myself out of it, seeing as though it is mostly in your head, but as I got closer to the building, I ran into some other co-workers who told me I didn't look so good. Everything started to turn white, so I figured I should lay down. They were nice enough to stay with me until I was able to see, breath, and stop sweating! Once I figured I could walk again (and after color had returned to my face, I am told), I got up and went into the office, called my boss and told him I was headed out. I felt like trash!
Anyway, so I got to go home and bandage it up. I never have gone into shock before and it is a horrible feeling! I figure it only happened because I hadn't eaten much that day. (It was 2pm and I was finally headed to lunch just as that had happened.)
So, to those of you who are at work and wanting to leave early...feel free to try this excuse! Good luck!
Side note...Reactions from my parents in order:
Dad: Oh! Get some ice on that so it feels better. (Then when I
can't find ice, he finds something for me)Mom: How is your finger, you poor thing! I know your dad won't
give you any sympathy, but your mom will!
Dad calls me while I'm at work: How's your finger? Ok, good,
keep that bandaid on it.Mom when I get home from work and show her it is still oozing:
Well quit sticking your fingers in doors and that won't happen!
Finger Day Two...not too bad!
September 18, 2008
17 And he brought the present unto Eglon king of Moab: and Eglon was a very fat man.
21 And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly:
22 And the haft also went in after the blade; and the fat closed upon the blade, so that he could not draw the dagger out of his belly; and the dirt came out.
September 16, 2008
- The night she locked me out of my car and made me run around it multiple times before she would let me back in
- Her making me eat my ice cream with an object you DO NOT eat ice cream with
- Singing at the top of our lungs to Shania Twain songs in the truck
- My cat dragging her unmentionables out of our apartment bedroom and into the family room
- Watching movies straight through a weekend
- Burning Nsync dolls
- Laughing while she sang "I will always love you" using my brush as her microphone
- Her scaring my hand for life
- Hours upon hours of watching dance recitals, concerts and competitions (and loving every moment of it...Mozart is still my fav)
- Having to deal with Jessica sleeping on my bed when she wouldn't take the drawer off her bed
- Jessica's skiing abilities...
- Incorrect way of stirring brownies
- Desert Star...need I say more
Happy Birthday to a girl who has been a true friend/sister to me! Love ya, Jess!
September 13, 2008
Shauna: so when are you going to start a blog?
me: i feel dumb for starting a blog when i dont' have a family to blog
about but i did reserve a blog spot, i guess youw ould say
Shauna: WELL START POSTING i need more blogs to look at!
me: hmmmm....blogging seems like a huge commitemnt
Shauna: why? you can blog whenever you feel like it- it's not like
you have a deadline
me: i dont' know beacuse its always there. its like a kid
Shauna: lol, oh my goodness! you can post as much or as little as you want
me: i know, but still a commitment especially when i like people to
blog a lot and i'll have to figure out what design to do what a pain
Shauna: ALLISON YOU HAVE TO! no complaining
me: i have to?!?!?! why?!?!?
Shauna: because i want u to do a blog i can look at!