Sunday, May 25, 2008
I just finished rewatching all of the Gilmore Girls on DVD. The last episode always makes me cry. And watching it got me to thinking...life seems somewhat imbalanced when it comes to rites of passage. They seem to take place more when you're young. For example: kindergarten, high school graduation, getting accepted into college, first kisses and sexual experiences, graduation from college, graduate school acceptance, graduate school graduation, first real job, first marriage, first kid...it all seems to be in those childhood, teenage, twenties years. After that, what exactly are the rites of passage - or do you just start like a rite-of-passage by proxy; you know, through your kids lives if you have any...and if you don't have any or don't want any, then what? Very maudlin thoughts. Well anyway.
Posted by Kathleen at 12:08 PM
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Is anyone else excited about California overturning the gay marriage ban? It's so sad that only two states are willing to give everyone complete civil rights...still it's a step in the right direction I think. So yay California! You are totally awesome. Also, I have to think of something to wear on Saturday for a special occasion - nothing too fancy. I'm torn between two really fantastic ideas: a dress and a skirt/tank/cardigan outfit...I guess what will really matter is the weather. Well, I'm off. Sorry for the short post.
Posted by Kathleen at 12:49 PM
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
So I went to the army of god website today. Talk about crazy people. I'm not surprised; but I am horrified. Not that that has anything to do with my latest post. I got to see my sister graduate this weekend with her RN degree. YAY sis! Rick and Charlene and their kids came up so it was a fun family weekend. Went a little deaf at car races, but I think the kids enjoyed them. I'm still working on all of my financial aid stuff and hoping for an assistantship and maybe a lottery win. Still...I'm lucky it's just me. Well, and the cats, but basically just me. In this economic climate I am glad I don't have kids on the horizon. Though most of the people I know who have kids are doing just fine - go Sara and Brad!! Nora looks fantastic - of course, she has me as an honorary aunt, so she really can't do any wrong :-) I haven't heard anything lately about the investigation from the senate committee of abstinence-only education. Still, I was heartened by the fact that they even had one. I realize you can't lump all abstinence-only ed classes together, most seem to be about misinforming, ignoring science, and lying. And it really makes me angry. If anyone has heard any news let me know. Well, that's it. I'm getting ready to watch Voyager and play Trivial Pursuit with Nick - I totally need to kick his butt tonight cause he's one up on me in our tournament.
Posted by Kathleen at 7:19 PM