Monday, July 26, 2010

intense catching up to do

These shoes make me look short. But I like 'em anyway :)

It's been almost a week since my last post, which means I have 6 days of the Thirty Days of Truths to catch up on! gahhhh

Day 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
To be honest, I don't read that much. I wish I did. I love going to the library and I always end up getting TONS of books but I never find the time to read them, and then it's time to bring them back to the library! It's a dilemma.

But one book I do adore is Pedro and Me. It's a graphic novel by Judd Winick about his time on one of the first seasons of MTV's The Real World, when one of the cast members, Pedro, was gay and had AIDS, and back when the Real World started, AIDS was a big deal. I mean, it's still a big deal, but back then it was new and no one really knew a lot about what it meant to have AIDS or be HIV positive. I first read it in middle school, and I was just like the people 15 years ago who had no idea what AIDS meant. So for me, it was eye-opening, and I learned a lot, and it made me want to do something to change the world. I still read it over and over to this day; it's one of my favorite books.
Day 18 → Your views on gay marriage.
Gay marriage is a really big, big deal to me. This is the only issue I care about 110%.

GLBT people should be able to get married. End of story.

It is physically impossible for me to understand any other opinion. With other issues, I can at least see from different points of view; I can understand both sides. But with marriage equality, I believe that opponents of it have NO BASIS WHATSOEVER for their arguments against an extremely basic right that all people should have. And it frustrates me to no end that people are so ignorant and our government can't and won't do something to fix this.
[skirt, H&M] [tank, Old Navy] [belt, H&M] [cardigan, H&M] [earrings, gift from Sara!] [ring, F21] [nail polish, Delia's] [shoes, gift from Morrisa!] [sunglasses, St. Mark's Place, NYC]

Day 19 → What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
I am not a religious person, and I never have been. I love the idea of community, so I can see why people attend services to be with other people who have the same spiritual sense.

But for me personally, I have never believed in a God, and I never will. Maybe there's someone out there, God-like, so for now, I'll be agnostic.

For politics, read my letter to the US Government.
(wore this to see Inception! SO GOOD YOU HAVE TO SEE IT)

Day 20 → Your views on drugs and alcohol.
I used to be such a straight-edge, goody-two-shoe type person. But summer after senior year, that all changed. Hah. I mean, all my friends were so innocent. And then we all just went crazy. I only have a couple friends who are still law-abiding citizens. I'm not saying I'm a drug addict or an alcoholic by any means! But come on, I'm a college student. I've got to have at least a bit of a wild side! :D
[skirt, H&M] [belt, F21] [tee, Gap] [cardigan, H&M] [shoes, Payless]

Day 21 → (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Completely forget about the fight. Most definitely. Car accidents are scary stuff. Fights are trivial.

Day 22 → Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
I don't believe in regret, as long as you learn from your mistakes. Because if you learn from it, then there's a silver lining in every mistake - you become a better person, smarter, more experienced - so maybe the mistake wasn't great, but it's nothing to regret.

love and right triangles,

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