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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

If President Obama Can, You Can To

It's been floating around the news that President Obama has quit smoking. Many people feel that this isn't really "news." While that can be debated, I think it does give encouragement for people trying to quite smoking. If the President of the United States can quite smoking, you can too!

Lets examine why people smoke. Among other reasons, a lot of people smoke to relieve stress or cope with things in life. I don't think any of us have a job as stressful as the President of the United States, if he can deal with all that comes with his position without cigarettes, you can too.

Now, I've never smoked cigarettes, so I can't speak first hand about the addictive nature they have, but as we move towards the era of New Years Resolutions, if you are resolving to quite smoking, I encourage you whole-heartedly. :-D

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Well Dressed Couples

What we see on the outside, doesn’t necessarily reflect what happens on the inside, but I don’t think there is anything better than a couple with a strong relationship, other than a couple with a strong relationship out together dressed nicely. It’s just beautiful. A man and a woman, dressed up, out on the town, doing big things. #awesomeness


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My thoughts on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

I was asked on formspring: What do you think about the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy being repealed over the weekend?

(While I have the feeling that formspring sent this question to generate conversation and that it isn't from a real person, I'll answer it anyway lol)

It is about time this policy is repealed. It is quite easily one of the most discriminatory practices I can think of. It has been standard procedure that employers cannot deny employment based on sexual preference, but our military didn’t have to act accordingly? I am happy that this big step in homosexual civil rights have been taken.

As far as what this means in the field, 35 other countries permit gay men and women to serve openly in uniform, one being the U.K. I’ve read that although resistance was even higher there to repeal DADT type policies, there was little to no disruption in battle effectiveness, lets hope for the same with our troops. There was great support from U.S. military for the repeal, so I think our chances are good.

There are people who are scared, who anticipate backlash in the military towards homosexuals who are not allowed to express who they are. You know what? They are right to be scared. There will be backlash. There will be backlash like there has been after any other step in the direction of civil rights. There will be some backlash because there are people who hate homosexuals to the core of their being, for a reason I cannot understand. As sad as it sounds to say, there will be retaliation, but every movement needs their “Rosa Parks” if you will. Some generation has to be the generation to initiate change, and deal with all that that change means, both good and bad.

On a final note, as far homosexual relationships between military service people I don’t think there will be any higher instance of homosexual relationships or “encounters” than there is heterosexual relationships.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas and Commercialization

I was asked on formspring: Do you believe Christmas is too commercialized these days?

My answer is yes, it’s as commercialized as anything else in this world. The key is, we as consumers are responsible for remembering the true meaning of Christmas, and not be overcome by a spending frenzy. We as consumers need to remember the birth of Christ, the spirits of giving and thankfulness, and embracing family and friends during this season. Honestly, it isn’t Target’s job to remind you what the season really is all about, their job is to provide you with products should you see fit for presents and decorations to fit into the way you celebrate the holidays.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cruise Highlights

I haven’t been home more than 7 hours from my cruise and I definitely miss it already.

Cruise Highlights (in no particular order)

1. Shower: The shower in our stateroom was superb. The water pressure was excellent, the water temperature was perfectly heated, and the steam it produced was awesome. I definitely took THE best showers of my life this past week.

2. Food: I can’t recall a time when I was actually hungry on the cruise. So much food, 24-7, and delicious food at that. My favorite on board this cruise and the last was the chocolate melting cake with vanilla ice cream.

3. Towel animals: One of the things I love so much about cruising with Carnival is the towel animals left in the stateroom by the stewards each night. My favorites this time around where the frog and monkey.

4. Not working: That is pretty self explanatory, and exactly what a vacation is all about.

5. Cruise Ship Game Show: I got picked to be on a trivia game show, with buzzers and all. I came in second place.

6. Para-sailing

Well, all good things must come to an end. Now it’s back to reality :-\
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