vampires, organizing, & equality, oh my! (day 40)

It's no secret that I am pretty liberal and open minded. 

I believe people are people, no matter their color or shape. It doesn't matter what they wear or what kind of car they drive. It doesn't matter how much money they make or if they rent or own. It doesn't matter if they're male or female or transgender. It doesn't matter what religion they choose to believe or if they choose no religion. It doesn't matter if they like boys or girls or both. 

We all eat, sleep, & breathe. We all walk this earth together.

Of course I have my opinions and we may not agree, but I have no right to tell you how to believe or live your life, just as I do not want to you tell me what to believe or how to live mine.

I believe we are all people and we all have the freedom to live our lives as we choose. 

So reading this article in the Huffington Post made my freaking day.

Here's my favorite part.... It's a quote from Republican New York State Senator Roy McDonald:

"You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn't black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing," McDonald, 64, told reporters.
"You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, fuck it, I don't care what you think. I'm trying to do the right thing.

"I'm tired of Republican-Democrat politics. They can take the job and shove it. I come from a blue-collar background. I'm trying to do the right thing, and that's where I'm going with this."

My eyes welled up with tears when I read this... and it's the happiest a news article has probably ever made me. Thank you Senator McDonald for helping bring equality to another state.

As for yesterday, I didn't end up going to Pride Fest because I misread the calendar. The parade is actually today, so I'm going this afternoon with Diana. I promise to take lots and lots of pics!

But I did get my office/creative space organized yesterday.... well kind of! It's not anywhere near being finished, but it's a start :) My 'desk' is actually a recycled dresser. It was my bf's idea. We got the dresser from a friend for free a few years ago, but I hang (or drape my clothes on top of the dresser!) everything so it wasn't being used. He took the drawers out and pulled off the front of the dresser to make it into a desk. So not, not only do I have a desk, I also don't have to try to find some place to put the dresser! Win-Win situation :) I still want to put a few coats of paint on it to make it pretty, but there's time for that later. For now, I have a work space!

I also cleaned out my magazine collection, organized my note & sketch books, and craft supplies. and found my most favorite Pink Floyd poster that I completely forgot I had! Perfect combination of music and art :)

ta da!

the cardboard will be replaced with a big bulletin board!

of course the kitty house is under the desk :)
look, only 1 shelf of magazines, not 4!

blue! and a poster I made for InDesign class & matted

I also had my first piece of sweet juicy watermelon.... mmmm. For me, watermelon = summer!

aaaaaannnnndddd.... Tonight is the season premiere of True Blood!!! I can't wait to feast my eyes on Eric! I ordered HBO last night to make sure I wouldn't miss it :)

Day 40 - A picture of your favorite Disney character


  1. Your office desk was a great idea!

    And YAY EQUALITY! I am thrilled for New Yorkers! And so great of McDonald to do the right thing and put politics aside :) This is a great time!

  2. Looks great! And yum, watermelon!!

  3. Your work space is looking great! It's nice to know that people are starting to be more open minded and accepting of others...we're all made of the same stuff and come from the same place!

    Mmm watermelon!

  4. I definitely agree with the "we're all people" mentality. I hope you had a great time at the Pride Fest!

    And that desk is awesome. And recycled too, how cool!

    Isn't the Cheshire Cat awesome? I love the one in the new Alice in Wonderland, too!

  5. Yay for your own creative space, and great idea on recycling that dresser!!! :) Totally agree with you about the 'people are people' thing. If we could all get to a place where we can rejoice in all of our uniqueness, instead of judging it, wouldn't this Earth become a most wonderful place to live? :)


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