Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sick Week, Inside Projects

I've been really sick with the flu for most of the week. Started out as one of those innocent colds that come sneaking up on you with some sneezing and sniffles, but hits you full on with fever aches and migraine and awful congestion. After spending a few days in bed, I missed out on all my commitments for the weekend just opting to take it easy, but my friend Rachel did come brave the sick air and spend some time entertaining me. . 

We walked around outside and got some fresh air in the gorgeous fall colors, and we made some cool things around the house.  I made this pot holder this morning out of fabric scraps. The pink and brown was an old dress that I grew out of, but I loved the pattern so I kept it around to cut up. Rachel worked on the bagels while I was sewing the impromptu hot holder. They were the best homemade bagels I have ever had! They were all crispy and crunchy on the outside, with super gooey nice insides. Yum!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I hate trying to make

Expandable posts work

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A fresh, nutritious snack!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Riding my new bike

Riding my new bike to work. I've started taking a longer route so I can ride my bike mooooooore.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

If Jesus was a Democrat like the bible says he was...

He would not be "fiscally conservative" / And he wouldn't vote for John McCain.

Local artist, Art Alexakis, of the band Everclear released the song, Jesus Was A Democrat, on the latest album in April. It's available for free download on their webpage, or you can listen to it streaming on Willamette Week's Local Cut. Or, just read the lyrics below. They'll give you something to think about.

"Jesus Was A Democrat" - Everclear
Jesus Christ didn't have blue eyes or blond hair
He looked just like all those people that you want to kill
Spin your hell into a heaven you can sell
Make it look like California with a bible belt
Jesus didn't look like the boy next door
Unless you live in Palestine
I wonder what you mean by the golden rule
I think it is a scary play on words
I wonder what they taught you back in Sunday school

I bet you think of him
As a nice clean long haired Republican, nah
He would be all locked up in Guantanamo Bay
If he were alive today
He would have been a revolutionary
Wanted by the CIA

I picture him in all the wrong places
Finding diamonds in the dirt
A star of David tattoo
And a Che t-shirt
Jesus Christ was a left wing radical Jew
Murdered by people like you

If Jesus was a Democrat like the bible says he was
I don't think he's going to want to take the blame
For all the awful things you say and do in his name

If Jesus was alive he would be sad to see
That it is no different than it used to be
Someday he's going to call you out
I am pretty god damned sure ......
He is going to be angry
He is going to be angry

You want to know what I think?.......

I think Jesus would have been a card carrying liberal
If he was a young man born in the USA

He would not be "fiscally conservative"
And he wouldn't vote for John McCain
All those so called Christians that you see on TV
Maybe they scare Jesus like they scare me
Kick you the hell out of my temple too
Too many elephants in the room

If Jesus was a Democrat like the bible says he was
I don't think he's going to want to take the blame
For all the awful things you people do and say in his name

If Jesus was alive today he would be sad to see
That it is no different than it used to be
Someday he's going to call you out
I am pretty god damned sure......
He is going to be....mad
He is going to be angry
He is going to be....mad
He is going to be....mad

You say Jesus loves the little children
And I say I know that's true
I say he loves all the Muslims and the Jews
All the addicts and the porn stars too
You say Jesus died to save us all from a fiery hell
I say Jesus died to save us
Save us from ourselves
Will you save me from myself?

If Jesus was a liberal like the red letters say he was
I know he would have big love for all the killers and the racists
And the bullies in this world

If Jesus was alive today
And you had a chance to meet him face to face
I'm pretty God-damned sure that you and your friends
Would find some way to kill him all over again
You would kill him all over again
Again and again and again
Just like you always do
You do just what you always do

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Be Active Your Way

Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services released their 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. With winter quickly approaching, I hope that people will utilize this as a tool for their communities and personal health goals. Oh, and I have an interview with WebMD this afternoon for a Health Educator position, so maybe studying up on these guidelines would be pretty useful right aobut now for me too :)

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

I am not involved with any social justice volunteerism right now, but I still feel like it is my duty to talk about these things with the people I know and love. So, I made this poster. For my blog. A lot of people believe that rape and violence primarily comes from strangers, which is why you will sometimes hear the phrases "stranger danger" and "date rape". Teaching little girls to stay away from "scary" looking men does not statistically mean they will be safe. Intimate partners are one of the most common sources of sexual assault, and so are known acquaintances. The state department of epidemiology in Oregon has put out some pretty mind blowing reports regarding economic, health and wellness losses due to intimate partner violence. It's not just a women's issue, men are victims of IPV as well, but the statistics show a staggering disparity between female victims and male victims. Just some stuff to think about.

Information Source:

Oregon Dept of Human Services, publication "Intimate Partner Violence in Oregon Findings from the Oregon Women's Health and Safety Survey", Executive Summary.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

What supreme court decisions do you not agree with???

Sarah Palin is "pro life, and unapologetic" towards 15 year old girls who get raped by their father. How sweet of her to offer adoption to them as an option.

P.s. - the morning after pill is preventing the moment of conception, it's a scientific FACT. But Sarah does not condone the morning after pill because she is of the school of thought that life begins at the moment of conception. Huh.

Some crazy ass, crazy people want to overturn Roe vs. Wade which was the famous, "Abortion Ruling" as some people think of it as.... However, it terrifies me that most of those crazy ass, crazy people wanting to overturn Roe v Wade also would be removing the right I would have to privacy regarding my medical relationship with my physician or nurse or whoever my practitioner may be. For example... Lets say little Susie Q were raped, and horrifyingly enough, she lived in the state of Alaska, and lets pretend that Sarah Palin actually got her way, and victims of sexual assault and rape were expected to pay for their sexual assault exams. If Roe v Wade were overturned, Joe Blow could just called up and talk to the physician about her medical examination, and the physician would have the right to give any and all information about his interaction with Susie to Joe. I'm going to stop right there, because the possibilities for who Joe is, how he would handle the information, etc are beyond my imagination. Obviously, people having access to other people's information in this way is dangerous and just plain ridiculous.