Hey ladies and gents-
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Hey ladies and gents-
Now, don’t get me wrong…I’m a feminist in my own right, but I have got to say the new Swedish church in my book has it all wrong.
Essentially it’s this: The Princess of Sweden, her name is Victoria has requested to be given away by her father. The Crown Princess. The Swedish Church has long since forgotten this tradition which started out of medieval routes (my opinion not the actual truth) of having fathers give their daughters to wealthy neighbors, friends, the like. While I applaud the Swedish Church for long having a process where the bride and groom actually process down the aisle together (thereby showing the equality in the marriage), I’ve got to admit this entire controversy has left me in a bit of a quandry.
The Princess is taking lots of flack for it, being judged as catering to “American films and entertainment” while this also ruffles my feathers being the somewhat patriotic person that I am, I must admit a few things at this passing.
One, I’m all for individuality. I’m more OffBeatthan some, more traditional than others. The princess has decided to not stick to the status quo, to dedicate part of her day to her father, and is getting all kinds of crap for it. Does this make her offbeat because she’s going against the church to do things her own way? Maybe so. Is this really honoring her father or just making a statement that her groom is a “commoner” so these traditions don’t really matter. Once again, hard to say.
Second, I’m a true daddy’s girl. I’ll admit it. I am. While I respect the plethora of Swedish brides that have come before me, and that I’m not a Swedish bride, I’m just desperately trying to understand why in the world you wouldn’t want to give your father a place of honor. I guess to me, a foolish American, don’t quite see what the fuss is about. My dad, well let’s put it this way, even if I’m under the assumption that it might in passing hurt my father’s feelings? Maybe? It like kills me. I could not bring myself to disappoint him in that way.
So, I’m left with this feeling. Perhaps just like in the Jezebel article, I’m just an American that runs traditions the way that trick-or-treat is still said at Halloween. It doesn’t mean anything anymore.
To Whom It May Concern at Spirit Airlines:
While I recognize that it takes money, patience, and time to run an airline, as a frequent traveler, I must admit that I am truly disgusted by your lack of compassion for the disabled community in your move to charge for overhead bin space.
I frequently travel. I have been on crutches for close to 20 years, and if I truly had to pay $45 every time I went to Tampa, which is often, I would be bankrupt. It’s a ridiculous expense, more so than the charge for baggage. I know I know, next thing you’re going to tell me is that it’s to prevent people from getting around paying the baggage fair, well I apologize for not being able to walk without an assisting device. I will let someone know the next time I’m born with this condition to ensure that it won’t happen again.
It’s deplorable, and disgusting, and thankfully I will never get on your airline.
A disgruntled physically challenged wanna be Spirit Airlines customer
Okay, it’s gotta be said. I’ve been watching this show since it started and Ashley is by far the most annoying and bratty individual in the whole wide world.
Check out this great blog:
Oak Park 365
Gaming in Oak Park, designed by my fiancee!!!! His picture, albeit a bit peculiar of one, is right on the front page! Woohoo! Special thanks to Chris LaFortune for giving Oak Park a bit of publicity that it deserves!
So, I forgot to parlay this last night when I was scribbling the post down and here we go you’ve lucked out and there’s two posts in a row.
I had a great conversation with a girlfriend the other day. It was odd because I didn’t want her to think that I was being overbearing but it came down to talking about her dating life. She started telling me of how she’s given up on marriage and doing okay with being alone. I didn’t quite understand why she had dismissed meeting people online.
It’s odd, I don’t quite know how to explain it, but I have met more of my favorite people online than anywhere else. My first love, my first kiss, my first…well, just about all my firsts were with people online. It wasn’t an obsession, it was a cure for me for whatever reason. When I had first met my first love, I gotta tell you it was something that was so tender, so sweet, that I still hold guys to that truth today. It’s a gentle balance between taking care of me and allowing me to be independent.
I have been thinking an awful lot anymore about my friends online, and I got to tell you it made my day today when another came out of this internet swarm to show back up into my life. It was nice, almost wonderful.
It’s been a while since I’ve allowed myself just to be happy. Just for shits and giggles.
Perhaps I need to try this.
Better than Ezra, finally made it onto ABC News NOW!!!
ABC News Now
Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve written things. I figured I would throw something up tonight after giving myself a chance and just relax.
Thank goodness Bill Clinton went to North Korea, and I don’t know what he said but am glad that the two reporters have been allowed to leave N. Korea. So one of my favorite people on TV, Lisa Ling, now has her sister back so that’s cool.
I moved into my new apartment this past weekend. As nice as it is and as I’m sorting things out a bit, I’ve got to admit that I’m a bit down in the dumps that I have gotten into this great place finally and have gotten into this position all on my own…and I’m engaged. I’m supposed to be with my fiancee, enjoying this time in our lives that we’re only going to live once. I think sometimes it’s far more frustrating for me to be left here, with all the expectations on my shoulders of how to act as a fiancee, and he has nothing. I’m supposed to be losing weight, taking better care of my health, finishing (starting) my thesis project, and “following” my fiancee wherever the heck he goes after all this is done and I have my PhD.
Does anyone see something wrong with this other than me???? I mean, here’s my thing. I recognize that money isn’t a huge deal to him, and that is actually relatively cool because he wants to teach and he wants to bring his intelligence and his knowledge to others. I think that’s awesome. Meanwhile, there’s me. I feel like I want to share the knowledge too, however with that being said…when the fiancee applies for the job it’s 100 people for 1 spot, for me, it’s 350 people for like 15 spots, but I’ve got to tell you I can make like $100K more than he can over a lifetime. There’s an interesting aspect to this that he doesn’t care. He doesn’t care that we will consistently struggle for things, that my science is somehow not nearly as interesting or as thought provoking as his is.
Okay, so let’s buy into the fact that I agree with that. Which is well, a lie. He avoids this topic with a ten foot pole. But, it’s going to come up. Over and over again. So, I told him one time that if I couldn’t find a job I would need to go somewhere that I could…whether he was there or not. I just don’t understand that he can’t express the idea that for me…it’s far more impressive and important to me if he works at a 2nd tier school for me to be able to work for the FBI. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me. I think that this is the place where I need to be. Perhaps not Charm City, but definitely somewhere in this area.
So, this is the type of attitude that I get when I’m at home by myself. I wish that I could go on and talk about how I’m happy, and in a lot of ways, I really am.
Guess this is what I get for being so down in the dumps. Gotta run down the list I guess.
So, I spent a week at the beach, and although my CA friends would tell different, I still think that Rehoboth Beach is up there in my top 5 great beaches of all time. It was nice, and peaceful. It was good.
So, here goes in my update:
Farrah Fawcett: Rest in Peace my dear. You were a true beauty icon. Your fluffy blond hair is still the talk of millions. I only wish you could have survived longer.
Jon and Kate Plus 8 Minus 1: OMG that’s all I have to say about this one. I’m so over it. It’s like Breaking Bonaduce. It’s a train wreck, and it’s truly disappointing to me that TLC is still marketing them like a champ. It’s frustrating and annoying and although I’m part of the problem because I am writing about this; it doesn’t dismiss the fact that I gotta feel bad for the kids.
Billy Mays: If it’s that he had a heart attack, than fine. Terrible. If it’s about him in that airflight that basically crash landed….welp; if we ever thought that the air industry needs a reload perhaps this will cause the time. It’s a hard situation but it’s one of those things that I can’t stand because it’s an overall frustrating situation.
Tony Hawk in the White House: Okay, so you’ll have to google this, but Ashton Kutcher challenged Tony Hawk to go skating down the hallways of the White House. Needless to say, no need for such a controversy. It was cool though, and I’m glad that he did do it. Google it to see the pictures. I cackled at work. Cackled.
Wedding Plans: So, I looked at three venues in Delaware. I loved the last one, but I think that it might be overly complicated. I would have to rent/lease/borrow/steal everything. A tent, tables, chairs, silverware, everything. I think we could pull it off; I just think that it might be a lot harder than expected.
Transformers 2: Don’t listen to the hype. This movie was HOOKED UP. A fantastic movie that did a silent reminder of why I liked the tv show, why I liked the action figures, why I liked the entire story. Oh, and while I’m at it…Peter Cullen you’re a voice over god. You’re not necessarily anything to look at, but you have created the voice of reason, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. For that, I thank you.
Onto Harry Potter!!! 🙂
Michael Jackson: So, with mixed feelings I am mourning the loss of Michael Jackson. He was anorexic, on what felt like thousands of pain killers and medications and now it is coming out that he was “overly stressed”. His two kids are now without a father. Does it excuse the fact that he was accused of child molestation, giving alcohol to a minor, abduction, and conspiracy? No. It doesn’t. Perhaps it’s just the legal side of me that comes right out and thinks that although it’s just the same these days of being convicted in the public eye. He was found not guilty of all charges. I think to a certain extent I feel bad that his weird creepy lifestyle will live longer than the fact that he was a culture icon. That he sold more records than anyone…ever. It’s an icon that changed the face of Motown. Ever since I heard the news on Thursday at the beach, I came to the conclusion that I didn’t quite know what to think.