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Sunday, April 8, 2007
As I sit here at Jenny and Aaron's house (because my house smells like poop and pipe), I am reflective on the good friends in my life. I'd like to take this time to thank them.

First of all, I want to write about the best party ever. Jenny, your t does not work really well. So if I omit any t's where there is supposed o be one, like there, please forgive me.

So on April 7th, I went to a "primary activity". I have had this in my calendar for about a month or so. I walk in, and there are several people sitting there staring at me. It seriously felt like an hour before I realized what was going on. I have never ever been that surprised. It was a baby shower for me and baby!!! Seriously though, I wish everyone could have been there. People were taking pictures of me and I had no idea why until I saw a beautiful sign that said "Spring into Motherhood." It was amazing! The decorations were amazing, the people were amazing, the gifts were amazing. Everyhing was just great. I can't tell you how beautiful it was. BEcause of all of the super decorations, I couldn' even tell I was in the church. The colors were bold and happy. I loved it. I will never be able to repay or thank Shannon and Jenny in a way that I feel adequate. Its the best thing any friends have ever done for me. If you could have been there, you would know the unbelievable amount of time, effort and money that went into this event. I really feel that way too.
I'm so thankful for the friends I have. It's made all the diference in the world to have people who care about me, really care about me. Thank you!

It's getting closer and closer to the time when baby Nickle will come. According to one website, I am in my 9th monh. I'm 34 weeks!!! Can you believe it? Oh, I'd also like to brag about the fact that Jenny and I put the crib together all by ourselves. Okay so Jenny did mos of the work, but still....WE did it. whoop whoop. Baby will have a place to sleep and I am happy
I'm so happy to be alive at this time even though my house smells like sewer, i'm poor, and really gigantic. It's a good time though. LIfe is good.

I hope everyone knows they are special to me and I love them. I don't love the t on this computer though. Thanks for being good ones. 

You should read this.

Thursday, April 5, 2007
It's time to be educated. Since taking some wonderful college classes, I have realized there are a lot of "bad words" people say. I would like to take the time to encourage each and every one of you to stop this. This is my way of asking silently but seriously.

I feel statements like "That's gay" and "That's retarded" are inappropriate and demeaning to certain people. Actually, it is only obvious that they are. I remember a time back in college when a bunch of us were hanging out and friend 1 said something in which friend 2 responded, "That's retarded." Friend 1, having a disabled brother, ended up very hurt and upset because of the unconscious statement from the other. Many of you have also heard me say "Gay is not an adjective." It's really not. Most people argue with me and say "Well, yes it is." No it is not. People do not use that word in the way it was used 40 years ago. People say it to implicate something negative. Well, I feel like it's time we become conscious of these things and change our attitudes and behaviors.
Just because you are white, straight and "normal" does not give you permission to think or act like you are better than others. Because it's not like that anymore. I find myself becoming more and more frustrated with people because they think this way. It's not just with statements like the ones I mentioned either. Certain people who belong to certain groups or religions have tendencies to judge those who are not the same as themselves. It's time to stop it all. The world is becoming smaller as we know it and no longer will these things be accepted.    
It may not seem like a big deal. But it is. As educated people, we should be able to recognize that saying things like I mentioned are just not appropriate. Tolerance is a quality to possess. Notice I did not say acceptance or approval, but tolerance. After all, someone is doing it for you.

I wonder how many people while reading this blog will say in their head "That's gay" or "That's retarded" and I wonder how many people will actually take the time to reflect on their choice of words from now on. All I know is if you are around me, or want to talk to me like an adult, I will listen. Otherwise take your bigoted statements and go somewhere else.