I hope I'm not the only one, but I think Election day is just the most exciting day ever!! So this morning, I went to our polling station (the local fire station) and voted and I took some pictures to document the day. The whole family went and the kids were very upset that they couldn't vote. But we got through the wait with some MadLibs and it was fun. Below are the results... well at least the pictorial results of my voting day, not the election results.
on our way there.
Henry and showing off the flag
The line, it doesn't appear to be too long and it really wasn't. Just about 30 minutes or so.
Me voting (taken by Henry)
There's my "Vote" sticker!! I am definitely wearing it with pride!
This was the response I got from my professor to a problem I had with a question on my last test. The question was worded very poorly for the answer that was supposed to be the correct answer and I had a problem with it so I told her so. It started with a nice email about how I thought the answer was wrong, it ended with me looking in the book of all books pertaining to Psychological Disorders (the DSM-IV) and proving her throughly wrong. (YES!!!)
In the end, the question was only worth .5 points, but it was more a point of proving her wrong... which I did and I got 80% of the credit!!!
Of course this Friday was Halloween and Trick-or-Treating. And one thing that does require a little musing about are the costumes that girls feel are appropriate for them to wear. Almost every girl over the age of 13 was dressed in some type of inappropriate rendition of a normal costume. Such as "pirate girls" or "fairies," "sailor," even Minnie Mouse. They all were wearing clothes that looked like they bought them at Hustler and they thought it was something they should wear outside of the house. There are many things that I don't understand about these costumes, but the main one is WHERE THE H- ARE THIER PARENTS?! These costumes that the girls are wearing are only saying ONE thing and which is"I want to look like someone who has sex with strange men for a living." and at some point their parents are looking at what they bought and saying "oh honey, that looks so cute! Everyone is going to love it!" I'll tell you who are loving these costumes perverted, old, grey, stinky men who are masturbating behind the bushes are the ones who really love seeing girls in these ridiculous costumes.
In short, GIRLS, STOP WEARING THESE COSTUMES!! Respect your self enough to wear appropriate costumes that do not degrade your bodies. And PARENTS, pay attention to what your children are doing and what they are wearing. Of course they may not be as innocent as what you want them to be, but allowing them to dress as porn stars and walk the streets is no way to teach them to respect themselves and even to protect them from the crazies that ARE out there.