Monday, November 15, 2010

We're Moving To Grenada!!!

(Not Spain, the Caribbean Island)

Ryan got accepted to the St. George's University, also known as SGU Caribbean Medical School!! :-) Classes start in January.

Friday, November 5, 2010

"Kiss it Better" really works for me!!

I know it's a placebo effect, but it's funny the things that stay with you entering adulthood.

Ryan and I were goofing around and he accidentally bonked my nose. I knew the bonk wasn't that hard, but MAN! I couldn't believe how sensitive it was! So I instinctively made Ryan "kiss it better," and my endorphins relieved the severity of the pain immediately.

Does anyone else have something like that? Or am I the only weirdo? (Wouldn't be the first time.)  :-)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I think I can officially say this--Ryan is baby hungry.

He has made numerous comments about how cute our babies are going to be, found an online picture of a baby in a Halloween costume and sent it to me, and even became a little choked up once about how he can't wait to have babies with me.

And I said that's great hun, but I don't get it.

(Plus, for those of you who were worried about the dime-sized red-&-swelling spot on my nose's tip, I haven't been drinking too much, haha. I've concluded it's a bug bite.)

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. - Herman Cain

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Well Done Sister Suffragette!!

Even though my vote, in the big scheme of things, doesn't do much, I'm sure glad that Susan B. Anthony and all those kick-ass women suffragists changed things to make me able to!

From Wikipedia:
On January 9, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson announced his support of the amendment. The House of Representatives narrowly passed the amendment the next day, but the Senate refused to debate it until October. Because of this, the National Woman's Party urged citizens to vote against anti-suffrage Senators up for reelection in the 1918 midterm elections. Following those elections, most members of Congress were pro-suffrage. On May 21, 1919, the House of Representatives passed the amendment by a vote of 304 to 89 and the Senate followed suit on June 4, by a vote of 56 to 25.

On August 18, 1920, the Tennessee General Assembly, by a one-vote margin, became the thirty-sixth state legislature to ratify the proposed amendment, making it the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. On August 26, 1920, Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified the amendment's adoption.

1920!!! That's only 90 years and a couple of months ago. It's amazing the progress our society has made since. And, those of you who know me, know I'm a huge fan of men, so I'm not going to start man-bashing like some all-too-emotional feminists do. President Wilson declared himself a fan of Amendment 19. It's not men who block our progress, but a strange way of thinking and a refusal, subconscious or no, to be unafraid and think outside the box.

So, I'm also grateful for those who stand up for what they believe in and have the tenacity to see their goals through to the end.

Sister Suffragette Song to Slideshow

Mary Poppins' Sister Suffragette Song with Lyrics