Today was something special.
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Instead of job searching like a responsible person, I went into town. In my defense, I needed to mail an old textbook I sold on amazon. But afterward, Darren and I got lunch and I bought a kitchen table. Now we have a table that is NOT a) older than both of us combined, b) taking up our entire apartment, 3) ugly as hell.  So that’s nice. But then… then we went to Goodwill.

Now, I have nothing against Goodwill, it’s a great organization and perfect for finding odds and ends for costuming- which is what we were doing. So we were searching for belts and boots and such for Darren’s Zack costume for con and we ended up at a Goodwill Superstore. I have never been to a Goodwill Superstore. Suffice to say I'm scarred. Collapse )


Today was super productive
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...and by super productive, I mean not productive at all.

After one unsuccessful attempt at being awake, I managed to stay awake and play the demo of Darksiders. I was not amused. You know someone sat in an office like: "DUDE DUDE! What if... WE COMBINED ZELDA AND GOD OF WAR! WHOA!" Not amused.  So I played Dragon Age. 8.5 hours of Dragon Age, to be precise. I stopped for about half an hour to eat dinner. And now I need a break. It got to the point where I was like: "FINE, GO AHEAD AND DIE, SEE IF I CARE!" and then I rage quit, as usual.  Yeah, I don't think I can touch that game for... I don't know, another 8.5 hours?

Non sequitur: 
Toby can lick an empty beer bottle for hours. Parker, meanwhile, stares at him like he is an idiot. Which he most definitely is.

oh, toby

Teacher: Special Needs Kids Were Abused
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Special education in Montana is FAIL.

My little brother's case is just another in a long line of good ol' Montana bullshit.



abcnews.go.com/WN/montana-teachers-aides-accused-waterboarding-special-student/story

Fairy Tale Endings...
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My sentiments exactly
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Indigenous rights
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Indians of Bolivia have become the first native peoples to reclaim their autonomy. Woot woot!

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Things I DON'T Need in my life
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1. People who can't accept me for who I am.  I refuse to change myself for anyone ever again. This is me, fucking deal with it.

2. People and things that make me feel bad about who I am. Ex-boyfriends, homophobs, name brand clothing that will never fit over my tits or ass, bathroom scales, facebook "friends" who only have something to say to me when they disagree with me, and so-called friends who only put up with me because of my ex.

3. To be accepted by everyone. If you don't like me, eat a dick, I don't care anymore.

4. People who can't accept my friends for who they are.
We're strange, seemingly unkind, and open with our sexuality. I don't have a true friend whose never been called a lesbian before. 

5. To be ashamed of the fact that I am mentally ill. I take pills, I get help. It's more than most can say.

...

This is my new manifesto. Long story short, I'm sick of trying to be nice to people who don't deserve it.


The following is a rant I get a grade for in my Native American Studies class
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Indian law...Collapse )

Toby Climbs a Tree
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Call me Heather...
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I exploded at my ethics teacher today.  We were talking about sexual ethics and we eventually got onto the topic of gay marriage.  I have very strong feelings about the topic seeing as I want to be a public issue attorney in order to fight for everyone's right to marry.  At first I agreed with my prof- he argued that the issue of gay marriage has a lot to do with legitimizing the love and sex relationships between homosexual individuals.  But then he started to argue that marriage is not a civil right... 

If marriage is not a civil right, then what is it? A privilege? Then why are some couples receiving benefits from the government for their privilege?  I believe that equal ability marriage is a civil right- as much as equal ability to drink from the same water fountain.  Legal prohibition of gay marriage is genital discrimination, on par with legal prohibition of women's suffrage.  Now that I think back on the situation, I really wish I had been able to say all of these things but unfortunately I wasn't.  But I did end up expressing my disinclination to becoming married in a state where not everyone was legally permitted to become married.  Seriously, everyone in the room gasped and my prof called me idealistic.  I just don't understand people's shock when I express my feelings about gay marriage.

People, including my immediate family and my prof, seem to think it novel that I am so concerned about marriage and that I take it so personally when my partner and I would have no problem legally marrying.  I take it very personally.  All throughout high school I was called a lesbian because I was in the drama club and refused the sexual advances of horny teenage boys.  On top of that, I have been called "Heather" repeatedly ever since I can remember.  Who is Heather? Heather is my cousin.  My lesbian cousin.  My dad's family consistently calls me "Heather" then turns around and calls Heather butch or a dyke or a carpetmuncher.  Why do I take gay marriage so personally? How could I not take it personally?  I feel like society has deemed me a lesbian but, at the same time, nobody would think twice if I married my partner. Why me and not Heather? 

Why did I explode at my professor when I am usually quiet and polite in class? He called me Heather.  


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