“I understand where Chelsen is coming from with this. I no longer believe in the doctrines of Original or Inherited Sin, and I do not believe that hell exists. Without those, the evangelical understanding of the Gospel evaporates rather quickly. I no longer “witness” to “the lost,” and I’m am very much unconcerned with whether or not those around me are “saved.” For the evangelical Christian, this is probably the worst form of heresy. According to many evangelicals, I have probably forsaken anything resembling Christianity.”
blowing my mind. for real.
Oh and have this song.
I’m happy. I get to take vacations whenever I want, for months at a time. How many people get to do that? I couldn’t do the five days a week, two weeks a year off thing. I just couldn’t.
We started talking about the summer and how worried she was that I was becoming depressed then… Honestly I had forgotten all about it. I was sad this summer. I can’t believe I forgot about that.
So now I’m thinking too much, trying to figure out why specifically I was so out of it this summer. Maybe because I didn’t take any solo trips. Maybe because I didn’t have my own room, or because people kept canceling on me when I tried to make plans.
Or maybe my brain is just that way. Sends me down into the abyss sometimes. It’s okay though. I can always see the light up there.
Hmm. Don’t know.
Anyways. Today’s question was “If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?”
He didn’t have much to say about that. I have mostly one thing… I wish there would have been talks about consent.
This blog: http://samanthapfield.com sums it up beautifully.
“Sex should not be a “duty.” It shouldn’t be an act we feel obligated to perform for other people. It should never be manipulated or coerced. It’s hard for each woman, individually, to operate inside this system where we’re beaten down into thinking things like I have to have sex with him or he’ll leave me.
But we shouldn’t accept this status quo. As the magnificent and wonderful Nicki Minaj put it: “I demand that I climax. I think women should demand that.” That’s the attitude that should be accepted and normal. Consent is only the absolute minimum baseline, not the goal. It should be so commonplace for women to be comfortable, and happy, and trusting, and respected during sex that anything else would be as incomprehensible to us as building a bicycle seat out of a cactus.”
This is the first I’ve heard of something called “enthusiastic consent” which means not bare minimum okay-whatever-yeah-do-it consent (or “grudging consent”).
I love Feminism. For now for always.
Don’t have any new music for you today, sorry.
I thought it would be fun in the airport line to try and guess who just came to Colorado for the pot, but I think most of the people were there for some football game.
Colorado used to represent a place for out-doorsy people. Now apparently it’s a place for out-doorsy potheads. I didn’t meet any though, or if I did they were hiding it well. True potheads will definitely tell you. That they like pot. Almost immediately.
anyways. The dancing was colossal. And many other adjectives. The men were sometimes too forward (less in deed than in word) but it’s fun to reject people and also good mental acrobatic training.. for instance. Is this dude worth letting down gently or is he basically a douche? Then there’s a continuum of rejection where I can either be really nice about, or totally blunt and rude. Ball’s in my court.
Dude: So what are my chances percentage-wise for you taking me home tonight?
Me: Well… On a scale of 1 to I-have-a-boyfriend, I’m about a ten. Meaning I have a boyfriend, and your chances are zero.
AND! AND! I had already told him that I was getting kind of creeped out by some of the blunt pick up lines that night. I told him I didn’t trust any of the men there and WHAT DOES HE ASK ME. FREAKING A.
Man. This is why I love my boyfriend. He would never have gone for these cheap lines. I don’t like men who think they’re smooth. Arrogance goes hand in hand with manipulation. I don’t have time for that.
Here is a video from the congress. This man is inspiring. Wish I would have filmed him speaking about dancing.
“What are you rehearsing for?” Get out there and dance.
The classes I’m taking:
Latin Jazz Fussion
Salsa on 1
Sexy Bachata (is there any other type?)
Unbelievable Dance Patterns
Afro Latin Jazz Soul Experience (Bootcamp)
Ladies Styling Bachata
AYaaaa I’m so excited.