Pretty Packages...

Ok, I have to speak about the debate last night and particularly one statement made my Obama last night.

In regards to his association with Acorn, Obama said that his only connection was with a court case that he was involved with in connection with the Justice Department. Well, that all sounds pretty...doesn't it? Well, I went looking and found that Obama was the attorney for Acorn. He wasn't on the side of the Justice Department!

Here is an excerpt froma speech that Obama gave this past February...just 8 short months ago.

When Obama met with ACORN leaders in November, he reminded them of his history with ACORN and his beginnings in Illinois as a Project Vote organizer, a nonprofit focused on voter rights and education. Senator Obama said, "I come out of a grassroots organizing background. That's what I did for three and half years before I went to law school. That's the reason I moved to Chicago was to organize. So this is something that I know personally, the work you do, the importance of it. I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.”

taken from (a website supporting Obama!)

So, which is it? Why is that Obama can do things and retract them later? Why does everything that comes out of his mouth seem to be in direct contrast to other things that he has said?

PEOPLE...WAKE UP! All things that come in pretty packages with pretty red bows do not contain great things! Sometimes those packages are made of pure deception!!!

Just because Obama is a well spoken, eloquent speaker, does not make everything that comes out of his mouth a fact!

One of Those Days

I am a planner. It is a quality that I have that could be considered a strong point but also my downfall. No amount of planning will change the fact that some days just won't go right no matter what you do.

The day started off simple enough. I went to get my oil changed in preparation for the trip to visit my family. I had a lot of other things to do today as well. I still had to pack (not hard since I was only going to be gone for 2 days), clean out my car, pack some snacks and drinks for the trip, have lunch with my SO and take some tickets to a ticket vendor.

Well, about 11 am, this whole plan got derailed. The school nurse called about my youngest daughter. She had a headache and apparently it was so bad that she was crying. I talked to her and I could tell that she was not feeling good at all. So, off to the school I went.

I canceled my lunch plans.

After we got home, she went straight for the couch. Within 15 minutes, the throwing up began and that continued for about 2 hours.

I canceled my trip and all of the things on my list associated with it.

Soon after she went to sleep and I got a phone call from a friend of mine. I won't go into the gory details but I will say that the conversation ended in tears because he was just unnecessarily mean and it stunned me. You see, another weakness of mine is that when I am mad, I cry. But I was also hurt by the whole thing.

Anyway, now my daughter's headache is gone and she is feeling much better.

I am working on planning my trip again because I think we are going to leave in the morning. Still not sure what to do about my friend. See....there I go planning again.

Highly Motivated & Determined!

Well, I have been horrible about posting here and thought it was time for a quick update.

Things are going great at school and I am learning a lot of cool things in Photoshop and Illustrator. I am starting another class next week. That will mean that I have to take 4 classes in the next semester. It will be insane trying to do all of that but it will mean that I graduate in May!!!!

I am so motivated right now!

You see, when I was growing up, my family told me that I was nat smart enough to go to college. I guess I heard it enough that I really believed it. Well, in the past 2 years, I have made some great friends (including the ones that read this), many of those friends helped me to see a side of myself that I didn't really know was there. I have grown more in the past 2 years than I did the other years of my life.

So, being able to walk across a stage wearing a cap and gown really means something to me. Sure, it is only a certificate...but it is something that I worked hard for. It is something that I never thought I had the ability to do.

So, my friends, I am motivated. I will not be stopped.

With that said, I am going to my family reunion this weekend. I will get to hear all about how I am wasting my time going to school and that I am not smart enough. Well, this time I get to tell them that I am just a few weeks away from being named on the honors list!!!!!

Screw is time to prove to myself that they are dead wrong!