I love that at my school, it was pretty much more acceptable to be a homophobe than to be an atheist/NOT a homophobe/gay etc.
Hatred is apparently cool if sanctioned by the Bible, guys!
And something I heard frighteningly often was “gay guys are cool, but lesbians are disgusting!” As if to suggest it’s not as bad because they’re only ‘half’ homophobic. Ha. It’s the 21st century, and homosexuals have been around way longer than your Bible has, so wake up and chill the fuck out.
You know all those catchy songs you taught us at age 5?
And the simplistic lessons on the Bible, without any facts?
And the homophobia you try to justify by saying ‘They’re God’s rules, not mine’, as if this being was holding a gun to your head and forcing you to hate?
And the countless compulsory chapel sessions?
Yeah, if those were your attempts at conversion, you failed pretty miserably. You just made me realise how much I did not want anything at all to do with such an institution.
Also, word of advice for born-again Christians getting offended over Facebook statuses: learn some facts, and learn some tact, and maybe people will take you seriously. It’s a big world out there, and not everyone’s a Christian.
“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together, there is something you must always remember: you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is: even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.”—Christopher Robin to Pooh
A girl in Diva told me I reminded her of Daria the other week. Cool.
4 - The best thing that has happened to me this week.
Considering I’ve been at home sick with a virus all week, nothing much. So I guess… the Board of Studies approving my special provisions application? Hahahahhaa
6 - How I’d spend ten thousand bucks.
Give a quarter to Mum, give some to my sponsor child, put some in the bank and spend some I guess.
8 - My last night out in detail.
Brie (little-teapot) came over, did my hair and make up, Tom and his mum picked me up at 5.15 and Tom gave me a lovely corsage, we drove to Jacob’s in Oatley for pres, took photos, looked sxc, got in the limo, partied on the way to Dockside, ate, talked, danced, socialised, got a maxi taxi to Eddie’s, drank, talked, became best friends with Zac, drank, did shots, took bad photos of everyone, went home without appearing too smashed, slept. Good night!!!!
10 - Something I’ve lied about.
12 - Answered.
14 - Something I do without realising.
16 - Answered.
18 - Post a picture of myself.
20 - Press ctrl v and post.
I’d be posting that ^ photo again.
22 - 5 things I want to change.
My financial situation (ie. stop spending all money I encounter)
My work ethic
Bits of my personality
24 - Someone I’d like to be for a day and why.
President Obama, that’d be cool. Because he’s the president… duh.
11 - Would I rather be stranded on a desert island with someone I love for ten years or someone I hate for a month? Explain why.
I’ve seen so many people answer this and give a similar answer, but the latter, simply because a month would be over quickly (obviously) and I can’t immediately think of anyone I do hate so…
12 - Something I’m currently worrying about.
Some pop quiz called the HSC coming up soon I guess?
16 - A drunken story.
HAAAA you would give me this one. Um. Whenever I’m drunk, I seem to make friends with everyone at the event, but that isn’t a story so much as just a nice fact. Nothing comes to mind at present, perhaps because being drunk doesn’t really help one’s memory…
I am seriously so sick of people looking down at those who do arts. My dad did arts honours because he wanted to study literature, and then did law. He’s evidently not stupid, he’s the smartest person I know (besides Mum in case she sees this, hi Mum), and arts was the right degree for him at that age.
If someone wants to do literature, or history, or a mixture of a few things (like Katy wants to do history and something about games…), arts allows them to do so. Why look down your nose at somebody with a wide range of interests? What do you gain?
It’s not like everyone doing arts slacks off, and it’s not like they don’t get work afterwards… The course I want to do, while being somewhat specific, would still technically leave me with two BAs. I’m not tearing my hair out about that, because it’s what I want to do.
Congratulations, your degree is specific. And your point is…?
The more I think about it, the more I realise my parents are actually pretty cool.
Sure, we fight a bit, but they only get angry at me because they’re worried about me - not working hard enough, not coping, etc - and I see where they’re coming from. It’s not like all we do is fight, though.
Mum is so chill about what I do and where I go - she doesn’t mind where I go as long as she knows where I am, and has a rough idea of when and how I’ll be getting home. At this point, she doesn’t even care about drinking - she even bought me alcohol for a party this coming weekend (as she’s done in the past, ie for Alicia’s), which she didn’t have to do.
And Dad is being so accommodating about this trip - he wants to make sure I go to as many of the places I want to go to as possible, which is really sweet of him. I’m so worried about how much this is going to cost, but considering all the cases he’s had lately, combined with the fact that he seems pretty keen himself, it should be okay.
I’m also so grateful that even though they’re divorced, they’re still nice to each other, and can go places together etc.
24) Favourite childhood memory - It’s hard to think of one specific thing since my memory is so terrible, but probably all the travelling I did while my parents were still together, and spending time with my cousins at my grandparents’ house.
31) Do you want to go to college? - Sure I do! BA Comm (Social Inquiry) combined with Intl Studies at UTS, ATAR of 86.75, that’s the dream!