Jul. 25th, 2010

I just don't understand. They hurt me so much that I was in tears, huge racking sobs.

Boomer is such a good dog, he's so loving, and he just wants to please people, and when they say that they are "extremely uncomfortable keeping boomer" the only reason I can come up with is because he is my dog.

They want to separate the dogs, and keep only belle and tips, which means that Boomer and Tips will fight when they finally are reunited. It is better for all 3 dogs for them to stay together, giving them some semblance of a stable pack.
[info]backwardz
2010-06-08 08:41 pm
I have yet to hear about a slaughterhouse where they butcher beta fish.

TROLL

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[info]venuspersephone
2010-06-08 10:55 pm
Andrea brought up that I eat meat, so I was responding to that, also, Patrick, no one was speaking to you.

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[info]backwardz
2010-06-09 12:14 am
Then take it to PM's.

TROLL

I am DONE.

Just done.

Girls in Math and Science...

When I was young, people always told me, "Math is hard." "Science isn't easy..." Teachers even would say this. And I just imagine what difference it would have made to my schooling if no teacher, no tutor, no friend, no classmate had ever said those words to me?

My science education before high school was a joke. In elementary school we did a total of two sciencey things (Other than the invention fair/science fair, both of which were optional and had to be done at home): one was ammonia shadow pictures and the other Bromothymol blue being exposed to CO2. Math was standard, taught out of Silver Burdett books (which were unironically silver), until 7th grade, when I skipped that year's mathematics class and pre-algebra and started Algebra I.

My first love of math came in the middle of that year, when I finally realized that I was "struggling" in Algebra I not because I didn't get it, but because I didn't want to be more of an outcast by excelling to a greater extent than I already was. Math (and science) were distinctly viewed as "unfeminine" and I, who wasn't that girly to begin with, wanted to hold one to one of the vestiges of femininity that I still possessed.

Once the line of being not only a brain, but a math brain (which doomed me to a life of being one of the nerds and thus, too masculine to be cool) was crossed, my love of science emerged, when I finally had a science teacher that didn't trumpet about "group work" above all else, but instead told me that if I doubted their answers to the packets that I was welcome to turn in my own work, and encouraged outside knowledge and research.

Eventually, in high school, it was acceptable for boys, even popular ones, to be good at (and enjoy!) math and science, but for girls it was still verboten among the "in-crowd", and was left to the fringe groups. Sadly, even now women in my veterinary technology classes and zoology classes state a love of animals as their reasoning for their major/career path, instead of a love of science. I'm sure these women do love animals, but I am equally sure that there are many who love the puzzle of science.

What if we never told children, especially young ladies, the erroneous statement math and science are difficult? Would this stigma eventually go away? Would these women, and others, be more open in their pursuit of science? Would scientific knowledge be expanded and enriched by their voices? This last question is the only one of which I can be certain: yes.

Feb. 7th, 2010

You and me, we come from different worlds
You like to laugh at me, when I look at other girls
Sometimes you're crazy, and you wonder why
I'm such a baby, 'cause the Dolphins make me cry
Well there's nothing I can do:
I've been looking for a girl like you

You look at me, you got nothing left to say
I'm gonna pout at you until I get my way
I won't dance, you won't sing
I just wanna love you but you wanna wear my ring
But there's nothing I can do:

I only wanna be with you
You can call me your fool
Only wanna be with you

Put on a little Dylan, sitting on a fence
I say that line is great, you ask me what it meant by
"Said I shot a man named Gray, took his wife to Italy
She inherited a million bucks, and when she died it came to me
I can't help it if I'm lucky"

Only wanna be with you
Ain't Bobby so cool
Only wanna be with you

Yeah I'm tangled up in blue
Only wanna be with you
You can call me your fool
Only wanna be with you

Sometimes I wonder, if it will ever end
You get so mad at me when I go out with my friends
Sometimes you're crazy, and you wonder why
I'm such a baby yeah, the Dolphins make me cry
Well there's nothing I can do:

Only wanna be with you
You can call me your fool
Only wanna be with you

Yeah I'm tangled up in blue
Only wanna be with you

Feb. 5th, 2010

Sorting all the lights and darks,
Making sure our love won't lose that spark.
You really didn't have to.

Funny pictures that you take,
Dinner out instead of shake and bake.
You really didn't have to.

Movies and magazines,
Filling our heads with dreams.
Love is the little things.
Love changes everything.

Picking me up after work,
Putting up with all my silly quirks.
You really didn't have to.

Saying that my cooking is great,
While you try to hide a stomach ache.
You really didn't have to.

Movies and magazines,
Filling our heads with dreams.
Love is the little things.
Love changes everything.

Movies and magazines,
Filling our heads with dreams.
Love is the little things...
Like diamonds.

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