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- Username: slwall0610
- In response to: "If you were in a movie right now, what music would be playing?" This one would require an in-depth conversation. Just too much good music. :]
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- How I Feel About Swear Words, Goshdarnit
It doesn't really matter to me. I swear, mostly when I'm frustrated.
I never used to swear. I'm a Christian, and I grew up making sure I never swore.
It wasn't so much the crowd I hung out with that made me swear...I just happened to slip once when I was really angry and it just snowballed from there. I also swear if I get hurt, like if I stub my toe on something.
(There was research done to back this up; it DOES help you feel better: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE56C1B320090713)
I realized a long time ago that those words are really only bad because people chose to put bad meanings behind them. You can say anything in a bitter and forceful way and make it sound like a bad word.
I don't do it unless I'm with close friends, whom I know don't mind. If it makes them uncomfortable, I don't do it around them.
- If I Could Be a Character From a Book, I'd Be...
I'd be Sam.
I had a really hard time choosing this character. There are so many characters to consider, and from so many different angles. This story could be probably be written a dozen times from a dozen different aspects, and they could possibly be just as impacting as Charlie puts it.
At first I considered being Charlie. Everyone probably considers that though. I don't think I'd want to live through a lot of what Charlie went through, though he has a wonderful view of the world. This might be because he's the proposed wallflower of the book, but he can see the beauty in everything. I try so hard to do that, but so often it's hard to get sidetracked. I even considered being Charlie's mother, a heard from but unexplored character of the book. How much does she know about Charlie's life? Does she know more than Charlie thinks she does? How does she deal with her family after her past, the death of her sister, and the molestation of her Charlie by her sister; someone he looked up to and loved dearly?
(There is a lot of speculation about Charlie being molested by his Aunt Helen, and all the evidence that's been put out there I choose to agree with.)
I chose to be Sam because she has a lot she can teach Charlie, and she has a lot that she learns from him. I can't say that we're exactly alike, but in some ways we are. I feel like Sam is confident in her own way, but she still has some insecurities that she holds on to. She loves photography and good music, and she appreciates the meaningful people in her life. And in the party scene, I think she assumes the "mom" role of the group, something I'd be likely to do.
So while Sam and I aren't really much alike, there are enough similarities that I'd identify with her.
- What Keeps Me Up at Night
I think too much.
Friendships...relationships (or lack thereof)...or most recently, money troubles.
All I do is think and I honestly wonder if it's messed up my sleeping patterns. I have trouble getting to sleep now without the aid of melatonin.
- Waffling about death..mmm, waffles.
I find it really hard to pick a stance on this issue.
I don't necessarily believe in abortion, but I believe that a woman has the right to do what she wants with her body, and if that means killing a baby (and please, DON'T START with that crap, I'm trying to sort my thoughts and get this answered. I don't need any flak from ultra-pro-choice people) then so be it. I'd rather them do it safely than dangerously and illegally. They'll have to live with the consequences of that decision regardless of the outcome, just like any other decision.
Murderers on death row live with that kind of possibility as well. They have to live with the consequences of their actions, even if it means being on death row. I don't like the idea of people being killed, or people being killed for killing other people, but thankfully I'm not the one that would have to make that decision. I can't say what I'd do if it was a family member that was killed by someone, because I've never been in that position and I hope I never will be. I'd like to think I'd forgive them, but I wouldn't want them to go unpunished. I'm not sure I'd want that to be death, though.
And using the "eye for an eye" bit from the Bible...well I don't think that's what God had in mind, exactly. Because that would just turn into people killing people for killing people for killing people...you see where I'm going with this. And God doesn't want people to kill other people, it's sort of a commandment.
Again, I'm really not sure where I stand on this. I can see how it would be a necessary evil, but it doesn't exactly sit with me morally.
I just pray I'm never put in a position where I have to push for it; I'm not sure what I'd end up doing. Either way, people will be upset and someone will end up dead.
- Things change. And friends leave. And life doesn’t stop for anybody.
My best friend is someone that I roomed with in college.
I've known her for 3 years or so, but I hadn't really had any sort of conversation with her until we decided to live together. With a group of other people, mind you, but they all backed out for various reasons at the last minute.
This left just her and I in a 6 person on campus apartment. We had ample opportunity to get to know each other.
What I found out is that I don't know how I made it this far in life without her. She has been my best friend, my most trustworthy confidante, and so much more. After a late night conversation and a pathetic game of Sorry at 5 AM, we bonded so much more than I had ever anticipated.
She graduated this past May, where as I still have another semester to go. I cried all of graduation weekend. While I am sad to see all of my other friends go too, it hurts the most knowing that Sam won't be there on campus in the fall to spend time in my room when her roommates are driving her crazy, or to play Mario Kart together when I really should be writing lesson plans. She won't be there to take a nap with me under my Snuggie (and yes, we've done that before). She'll be 3 hours away from school, looking for a job and preparing to go to Spain. Where she may or may not stay for an extended period of time. Her major will most likely land her out of the country for a good part of her life.
But I know that this was no chance encounter. There is a reason God put her in my life, and there is no way that she can be taken out of it so easily. She knows more about me than most of my friends growing up know (or even my parents, for that matter). She's like the sister I never had...or my hetero-life partner, as we've taken to calling each other. I'm sad that she won't always be physically present like she was at school, but I know that she'll always be with me and be there for me no matter what I need. And I would gladly do the same for her.