Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wisconsin is scary right now.

Sorry I haven't had the chance to write lately, kids.  Madison has been an inspiring and equally scary place lately.
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Just in case you haven't been reading/watching the news lately, Wisconsin's Governer, Scott Walker has been effing with the working class Wisconsinite.
He is trying to pass a bill that will take away collective bargaining and mute the voice of Unions in the state.  This is a really personal blow.  Not only will it effect me as a teacher, but it pains me to know that many state employee's might loose their voices.
I don't talk about my dad often for safety reasons, but he was a Corrections Officer for 20 years.  It wasn't rare for him to come home from work with blood on his shirt, or for him to have broken a bone or stitches.  I didn't find this out until recently, but when I was in high school, my father went under a year of tests to make sure he didn't have AIDS after breaking up a fight with an HIV positive inmate.  I guess there was a chance that they had been exposed to direct contact with eachother's bodily fluid.  There aren't many career's that put you at risk for contracting AIDS, but a Correction's Officer's career does.
If Scott Walker thinks a person who risks their life everyday at work does not diverse a voice or every penny they make, then he's got another thing coming to him.  I was always proud of my dad for being a part of a Union.  He was even the treasurer of the local chapter for many years.  It gives me pride to know that he had a say in knowing that his family was taken care of.

Now, I know for sure that Scott Walker is not even qualified to substitute teach in a Wisconsin school, let alone teach a class. (since he never finished college.)
...But I know for sure that he would not have the courage to do the job my father did for 20 years. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Hope your day was a fun one!
I got everything I could ever want, and so much more from my dreamboat of a fiance (including kissing the holiday goodbye with a chocolate covered cannoli!)  Yum!

I got all of Jason's gifts at different Antique stores in little towns outside of Madison.  Lots of old records and tons of vintage bow-ties!  I'll post pictures of them tomorrow!

Happy V-Day!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Thrift!: in the name of love.

Jason and I spent super bowl Sunday thrifting/antique-ing for wedding things.  This, of course, was followed by pizza and having friends over to play Alanis Morissette songs on ukulele.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Picture dump.

Just a quick Hi, Hello!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Flashback Fridays -- Peeing in the woods.

Yeah, we've all done it. 
Lately the desperation of having to pee in the woods has been bringing my spirits up.  Not that I'm really down... but whenever I miss my family, my friends from home, or the exhilaration of traveling, I'll go to my strangest happy memory.
When you're peeing in the woods, there's no property anymore.  The land goes back to being this wonderful place that belongs to no one.  Let's face it, you can really get to the point where you can appreciate that tree and that dirt when you have to pee so badly it's making your fillings rust.

Peeing from coast to coast.
It's always good for an awkward snicker in public, that's for sure..

Thursday, February 3, 2011

No means no, it don't mean maybe.

Sorry, Ladies and Gents...I don't mean to get political here, but this shouldn't even be about politics. We live in a sad world if there are still people who believe that a victim of rape should be punished in some if being raped isn't already bad enough.  Luckily, it didn't go through!

Three cheers!
Because rape is wrong, and survivors need support to gain their lives back!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow Day!

Today Jason and I both had a day off from work because we got 10 inches of snow last night, and 6 the previous days!  The roads weren't plowed in our area until the afternoon, and our cars are still stuck in our driveway (and it's almost dinner time!)

We celebrated by playing in the snow in the late morning, and we even let the cats out for a bit (seeing as they couldn't go far!)


What's your favorite winter activity, readers?

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