Anyhow, I took another
In other news, I think I might try my hand at writing some Harry Potter fanfic, as I told rainpuddle13 that I might. I don't expect it to be ready anytime soon. I am still fleshing out some background sketches. It is sure to include Professor Sprout, because for some reason she rocks my socks. Go Hufflepuff!
Also, wanted to comment on two political issues -- feel free to skip this part if you are easily offended by political views that don't match your own, as mine rarely do...
Thank god I don't live in California, the state seems to be a complete mess right now! Why Arnold decided to use now to run I can only speculate, but I would assume the shortened campaign time factored heavily into his decision. I don't think he is quite the big dumb creep he is being made out to be, but I don't think he, or anyone else for that matter, will be able to straighten out California in the immediate future. Good Luck is all I can say. I typically vote Republican and I may have voted for him, but it is unlikely. Don't get me wrong, I am proud of maintaining my status as a feminist republican -- but republicans have a nasty habit of shooting themselves in the foot. Here's hoping they haven't this time.
The radical right can kiss my ass! This is the most horrific display of bigotry since Pat Buchanan running for president. I am married. I do believe that marriage can be sacred and beautiful and wonderful. I don't believe that marriage as it stands now (by that I mean the institution of marriage or the marriage contract) is something that should apply only to a man and woman. A relationship is what it is despite any legal paperwork. There are still completely loveless and utterly convenient examples of marriage out there. So if two women or two men want to engage in the same kind of contractual arrangement why shouldn't they get a tax break for it? I am not communicating very well my displeasure at the idea of federally backed discrimination, but I hope that those of you who have been reading my journal for a while would know where I stand on such an issue. I think it's utterly wrong. As a feminist republican (see above) I say let people live their lives without government interference.