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Thursday, October 23, 2008

I've been tagged!

So Ginny over at Mom of 2 Dancers tagged me. I think I've done this one before, but I'll do it again. The hard part is coming up with 7 facts!

The rules are:
1. To link the tagger and provide the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

Ok ... here we go:

1. I am voting for Obama. In the past, I've considered myself a Republican. I'm embarrassed to admit I voted for GWB. Please don't hurt me. But I just can't vote Republican year. I just can't. I don't love Obama. Neither of these candidates are my dream candidates, but Obama is more in line with how I feel. He's made me want to be a better person, to be my brother's keeper, and take help take care of this world for my children. So he gets my vote, in a state that would go to him anyway, but I don't care, I'm voting.

2. I wish I lived in CA so I could vote No on Prop 8. I have never in my life heard a good reason for being against gay marriage. NEVER. And please don't tell me because it's in the Bible, because I will refer you to #3 on my list. But it's not a good reason. I don't understand why gay marriage being legal would in any way threaten the sanctity of marriage. Because it's not like us heterosexuals are doing so great in the marriage thing. It's discriminatory, and I honestly don't understand how anyone can think it's ok to offer up a certain set of rights to themselves, but not to someone else of a different sexual orientation.

3. I'm an atheist. I intend on raising super adorable baby atheists as well. So at least we will all end up in hell together.

4. I love the Counting Crows, and me and DH are going to see them next week in concert. I'm super excited.

5. I have no close girlfriends from college. All of my girlfriends I met in high school. When I went away to college, I was friends with girls, but none of them stayed apart of my life. But I still talk to my 4 best guy friends from college (and I married one of them!)

6. As much as I bitch about New Jersey, I love living here. I love the change of seasons, I love the location, to close to NYC, so close to the beach. I love the fast pace of the lifestyle and the people. I honestly can't imagine living anywhere else.

7. Me and my sister are obsessed with thumbs. She is going to laugh when she reads this. I don't really know how to explain it, but there are certain thumbs we dislike. And that's all I can really say about it, because there isn't a good way to explain.

8. I'm adding another one because it's my blog, and I can. Although it's not much of a secret. I love my sister. She's my best friend, and I honestly so excited to start this journey with her. I hope I do her proud, I really do.

On the surrogacy front, as soon as I get my period, I start my BCPs. Isn't it funny how an IVF cycle always starts with birth control pills? Sooooo ironic.

Ok, now I have to tag 7 people. I'm going to follow Ginny's lead and tag 7 new blogs that I'm just reading for the first time via ICLW.

Our Surrogacy Adventure
BagMomma
Sticky Feet: Part Deux
Who Shot My Stork?
Kicking You From The Inside
Bee in the Bonnet
Maybe it's just me ...

Caba

13 comments:

Ginny said...

I am so glad I tagged you, we have so much in common! I love finding other fellow atheists, yeah!

I agree on the proposal 8, it is so silly. Even if you don't like gay marriage, seriously where is the harm?

I remember when I first found out about GWB running, I thought wouldn't that be so funny to have two George Bush's. Now I think back & regret ever finding it funny, lol. I didn't vote for him though :) :)

Seriously? - Erin said...

Hi and here from ICLW! I live in NJ too. I complain about it (a lot) but part of me will always love it.

I agree with you on prop 8, I was annoyed with NJ when we wussed out and made it domestic partnership. Why shouldn't they get married too?

bendingbackwards said...

I won't hurt you for being a republican (I used to be one too, but I can't vote republican this year). Head over to my blog and steal the button I found.

ICLW.

Michelle said...

Here from ICLW and I totally agree with everything you said in #1. That is me exactly. Also I think it is a beautiful thing you are doing for your sister!

Mama Bear said...

very interesting things about you! what a great relationship you have with your sister and your children are just adorable!

Io said...

OK, thinking about #7 is totally going to drive me crazy...what are some characteristics of a bad thumb? Now I'm looking at my thumb worried.
And welcome to the Obama side! I get so warm and fuzzy when people vote the same as my ol'liberal nutjob self.
Good luck with this cycle - I think it is so amazing that you would do that for your sister.
And thanks for the tag!

edie & ella said...

I'll vote NO on Prop 8 for you...if we could spend this amount of time and energy on something that really matters maybe our country wouldn't be in the mess we are in....who gives a crap who marries who right???
I love the counting crows too....THEY ROCK!!!
The thumbs....is it the ones that look like bulbs on the end that you hate.....I am not obsessed with thumbs BUT I do not like bulbular ones....they are freaky!!!
sam

Jenn said...

Totally agree with you on gay marriage. (ICLW)

zandor said...

Hi. I found your blog from iclw. This was such a great post for me to find. I really liked it.

Sassy said...

So random and so interesting. I agree with you on #2, how is a gay couple getting married in a civil ceremony any different then my husband and I getting married in a civil ceremony. By all means if religious groups don't feel comfortable marrying them within the context of their religion, that's fine. But not allowing them to marry out of a church is ridiculous.

Kristin said...

I am totally with you on #1 and #2.

I was reading the previous post and I think its a wonderful thing you are doing for your sister.

ICLW

Mary said...

I so agree with Sassy's (and your) take on this. Civil marriage should be civil marriage. Where does the govt. get off telling people whether they're married or not? Used to be marriage was you walked to his house, and poof, you're married. It's a contract at the govt. level, nothing more.

(Stepping off the soap box) Your kids are adorable!!!

(ICLW)

Aimee said...

I can't tell you how much we have in common! I LOVE LOVE COUNTING CROWS!!! Mr. Jones is one of my favorites! :o) Have a blast at the consert!