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I love Scrubs...

Mother: Hi, cutie! Since you have so many balls, and too many toys can be over-stimulating for an infant, Brantley here was wondering if he could borrow one to play with!

Dr. Cox: Oh, that's funny, because Jack here was just wondering why the crazy lady who just spent the last hour chain smoking and talking on her cell phone while her kid ate sand would come over to two complete strangers and give them parenting advice!

Jordan: Oh, oh! He also thanked me for not naming him "Brantley"!
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Yes! We! Did!

I'm exhausted. I've been working non-stop for the past couple of weeks, so I don't have much to say right now, even though I am feeling a lot.

I have a little more faith in my fellow Americans tonight to look beyond the surface of a person, to be inspired, and to really work to start moving this country in a better direction. I feel like this is the reason people died so that I could have the right to elect the man who will be president in a few short months.

All of those times my parents and grandparents had to sit in the back of the bus, use a different water fountain, were refused service, called names, spit on, or just treated differently simply because their skin had more melanin, or their hair was curlier, or all of their ancestors weren't European. All of that history gets passed down, and when people said or did things to me just because of the color of my skin, I carried a certain part of that with me, and it hurt in a way that nothing else ever could.

I voted in a state where my husband and I would not have been able to legally marry shortly before we were born. A state that not only voted for a Democrat for president, but that also has two Democratic senators, a Democrat in the governor's office, and is increasing the number of Democrats in the House of Representative. Virginia has not gone to the Democrats since 1964.

Still, if Obama were a man with the same message and passion, I would still have voted for him, no matter the color of his skin, and that's why I think he's truly dissolving barriers. He didn't just win, he won a landslide victory early on, and I, along with many Americans believe he really wants to make a difference.

There's a heck of a lot of work to do, though, and he has a huge mess to clean up. I think he can do it.

I guess I did have a lot to say.
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Copy this sentence into your LiveJournal if you're in a heterosexual marriage/relationship, and you don't want it "protected" by the bigots who think that gay marriage hurts it somehow.
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The Hair Debate

After 25+ years of chemically straightening, hot combing, flat-ironing, blow drying, and generally beating my hair into submission to get it to stop being curly, I've decided to go natural.

I'm not chopping it all off right away, but I have had my last relaxer.

Also, I just made homemade hair gel from ground flax seeds and aloe vera juice. Good grief, could I get any more vegan?
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Playing Dress-Up

Monday is my first day at the new job. I think this calls for a new dress. I've really been into dresses and skirts lately, they are just so much more comfortable.

Wow, this is seriously the most boring post ever.