Sunday, March 27, 2011

How to not ask a girl out.

Before I started dating The Boy, I was a member at an online dating site. Every now and then I check that profile. I got this message today.

"hey whats up im jack im 23 24 next week lol but anyway u are verry cute and i would love to get to know you u can txt me if you want 5555553436*"

*Names and phone numbers have been changed.

There are so many things wrong with this message. Ever hear of periods, or apostrophes, or using full words, or spelling correctly. Then I went to his online profile. The info section of his profile featured a picture of his truck, and the words "my truck." I'm all about loving your car and thinking it shits unicorns, cause lord knows I think my car shits unicorns- But if the most interesting thing about you is that you drive a big ass truck on ramped up tires, then the first date must be dreadfully dull.

If your first communication with someone you hope to date is on the internet, do your target a favor and attempt to woo her with your grammar and spelling skills. Here is a revised version of what he should have sent.

" Hey, what's up? I'm Jack. I'm 23, and I turn 24 next week. But anyway you are very cute and I would love to get to know you. You can text me if you want at (555)555-3436.*"

Thursday, March 24, 2011

My Creation

I just want to show you my newest knitted creation. It's what it looks like. It's a big circular blanket. It's about 8-9 feet wide and I just love it. It isn't totally finished- but I'll post photos when it is totally finished.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I read this facebook comment about the newest episode of Glee.
Watched a few minutes of last night's Glee, only the second time I have seen it. What a disgusting, morally deprived piece of propaganda. It made me sick, and I already was feeling sick. Slap some autotuned songs together with pretty people and gloss over the terrible message. It made virginity look like something to be lost at any cost. I wonder if anyone on the show even knows what love is? Cancel this show ASAP.

I didn't find anything wrong with it. A lot of people seem to think being a virgin somehow makes them special. And it does... in the same way that everyone else who's ever been a virgin is special. So you really aren't all that special at all. But that's a different blog post. What this post is really about is sex education, or the lack of sex education in America. According to this article women born from 1950-1978, 91% of women had premarital sex. That hasn't changed. So when preachers and youth workers say that everyone isn't doing it, it being sex, they're lying, at least in part. More than 9 out of 10 Americans have premarital sex.

I felt that Glee was spot on with the fact that abstinence only sex doesn't work, because it doesn't. According to this study, Abstinence only sex ed doesn't change age of first intercourse or the prevalence of premarital sex in teenagers. The average age of first interview according to the study was 14.9 years old. I admit that seems really young to me. Abstinence only sex ed also doesn't change how many people teenagers sleep with.

There are some really scary stats in this study I want to bring to your attention. 50 % of teens in a sex class think that condoms usually prevent pregnancy, 34% think that condoms usually prevent HIV and 30% think that condoms prevent Chlamydia and Gonorrhea(which just so happen to be the most prevalent STDs out there.) 16% of teens aren't sure if birth control pills prevent HIV and 19% aren't sure if they prevent Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. These scare me- because it says that sex ed isn't teaching what it should be. That condoms do work and teens should use them every time.

I'm not suggesting you tell your 6 year old that when they have sex with strangers that they risk getting AIDS, or the clap. I'm talking about age appropriate sex ed. For really young children sex ed should include proper terminology- pet names are often to vague to be helpful. Between the ages of 7 and 12, kids should know about periods and puberty and all that jazz because at this point it is effecting them- at least the girls. From the age of 13 on, there needs to be full disclosure I think. Puberty is full force- kids will be kids. I don't think it's fair to expect kids to fight biology to the extent many Christian groups expect them too.

I think that the worst thing you can possibly tell your child is that they're too young to know and understand something. If your child can formulate the words to ask you anything about sex, they deserve an answer more complete than,"ask me when you're older."

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Pajama Jeans Make me Cringe

These make me cringe. I live in jeans, sweatpants and hoodies. It's true, in fact I'll probably do my grocery shopping today in my trusty Walmart sweatpants. But I never want to combine my jeans and my sweatpants. If your jeans are hard to get on, and leave red marks on your skin then you really need to get better jeans, rather than sweats that look like illfitted pajamas.