Monday, January 18, 2010

Blogging Therapy

One of my PA-S friends suggested that I go on vacation with him and his husband over spring break. My obvious hesitation is being the third wheel. I've expressed these concerns but he assures me that after being together 6+ years they don't get all cutesy in public and that I'm not going to feel like a third wheel. I still have my hesitations.

These hesitations were confirmed last night when I went out with them. As any normal couple does after a few drinks they were all upon each other. It was okay last night because there was a fourth person (who they were trying to set me up with), but I wouldn't be able to handle it alone. It wouldn't even be that it's awkward, it's more depressing for me than anything.

I don't know how deeply into my personal life I want to get on my blog, but I'll quickly share my latest story. Over break I went on 3 dates with this guy and things seemed to be going okay. My only problem was that I initiated EVERYTHING. Granted he went along with anything I suggested. I'm a very good conversationalist, but I was struggling by the 3rd date. So the day after the third date I just said "hi" to him online and decided I was tired of always being the pursuer and that I was going to leave it up to him to show any kind of initiative. Haven't heard from him since. This doesn't bother me that much because it's not like I was head-over-heels for this guy. I just wish he could have at least taken the initiative to say, "thanks but I'm not feeling it." I don't like being taken for a ride.

So now I'm hypersensitive about my single life. I don't like being like this. It completely goes against the personality I thought I had. (Being House-ish) I've definitely been losing this personality more and more lately. Blaaaahhhh. It's because all my friends in school are very emotional, and touchy-feely with each other, and overall really nice people. They're rubbing off on me. Bahh humbug. This will teach me to spend my entire weekend being surrounded by my close friends who are in relationships.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Two Cents: Same-Sex Marriage

With all this news surrounding the Same-Sex Marriage debate, I figure I should share my opinion. Hell it's my blog, I can do whatever I want.

My position is definitely not an original one, but not necessarily one of the mainstream viewpoints. I think it's ridiculous that marriage is a government regulated institution. Last time I checked a marriage was generally based off religion. Marriage is traditionally the bonding of two people, under the same faith, that are going to spread their seed and consequentially their religion. Isn't this a country that's suppose to separate the beliefs of church and state.

Not only is this an example of religion's influence on government, but also government's control over religion. People are suppose to be able to practice their religion without the government getting in the way. But government gets directly involved in the practices of a religion when they determine who can get married, and who cannot. Should government really be allowed to determine which religion's marriages count and which don't?

Then what about the growing atheist population? They have no religion and will still be allowed the same "Marriage License" that those of faith get. Shouldn't they only be allowed to get Civil Unions, since they have no religion to officiate their marriage? Why don't all the Christianites ever try to stop these marriages?

Bottom line: I think marriage should be a strictly religious institution and that everyone who wants tax benefits (etc) should be required to get Civil Unions. Granted, then you'll probably have the same arguments made against Same-Sex Civil Unions, but I don't see how it could hold up. In order to have a Civil Union you must be able to procreate? What about those who don't plan, or cannot have children?

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Winter Break 2009: recap

Accomplished all goals of the break except seeing Nine. But from what I hear that might be for the best. I guess I'm waiting for that one on DVD.

Classes restart Monday. First topic: the breast exam. (gaaaaah)

They told us that we MUST by the OB/GYN text book. I refuse since I didn't use a single text book last semester. Let this be a lesson to anyone starting PA school, don't buy the textbooks.

They also told us to read the EKG textbook over the break. I didn't do it, but is not something I would discourage people from doing. We have a total of 4 lectures dedicated to interpreting EKGs. That is a huge amount of time. I'm slightly nervous, but refuse to spend my break reading PA things, since that's all I do when I'm in school.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Review: The Twilight Saga

This book has given me the confidence that I could write a fiction series that would be successful. I mean hell, if an angsty 16 year old high school girl can do it, who obviously didn't have an old school Catholic HS grammar/writing education, then surely I can do it.

This may be one of the rare cases where the movies are better than the book.