Sunday, December 6, 2009

"And they also have a weather-proof coat..."

Okay, I know this might make a few people angry but I just need to get it off my chest. I apologize if you get offended but it's my opinion and you don't have to read on. So here goes...

I am so sick and tired of people who want to get into a religious discussion with me on the pretense that it's a respectful discussion, meaning not preaching at me or lecturing me, but DISCUSSING beliefs. I am more than willing to talk about any subject, or even debate any subject, if you are respectful of me as a person and the fact that they are my beliefs (or lack thereof) not yours, just as I do to you. Who do you think you are? I mean, seriously, who do you think you are?

How do you KNOW you're right and I'm wrong, or anyone who doesn't believe what you belive is wrong? It is a BELIEF. Meaning there is not FACT or PROOF to back it up. You just have faith in it. So don't tell me I'm wrong or anyone else is because they don't believe in your god or savior or holiday bullshit. Don't disvalue what they believe in, ESPECIALLY if they respect you and yours.

I am just so sick of that. And don't tell me not to say Happy Holidays. I will friggin to say it! There are more than one holiday going on during this season. Yours is no better or more right than anyone else's. GOT IT? And P.S. Judaism is older than Christianity so don't use "we were there first" as your excuse. That just makes you sound stupid. In fact if you want to pull that out then you better look it up friend because if I recall correctly the oldest recordings of religion were Hinduism.

I am just so sick of that. I'm sorry if it pisses people off but it makes me too angry when someone tries to force feed you their beliefs/faith. I respect you, your beliefs, and your right to practice them so you NEED to do the same to me and everyone else. These rights you hold so dear to say what you want and believe what you want, I hold just as dear. No I am not Christian. No I do not believe in God or Jesus or anyone in particular. So stop cramming it down my throat!

I love that everyone has the faith that they do. And I love that we live in a country that has established rights for us to practice those faiths. But don't sit there and try to take that right away from me by literally forcing yours upon me. If I wanted that, I would be in a country that didn't have SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE.

For goodness sakes. Can't I just be good to people based on the fact that they are people, not because God/Buddah/Vishnu/Allah/Yaweh told me to? Can't I just treat others with kindness, love, respect, and forgiveness because I want them to do the same to me not because some parable in the Bible/Koran/Torah/etc. told me to? You know when you break them all down it comes down to that golden rule we learned in kindergarden right? So why do I need a god or a book written by MAN to tell me what the heck I'm supposed to do/feel/be? That answer is I don't but if you believe in those things: MORE POWER TO YOU. I think that it is fantastic that you love them/it/whatever. Just please, Please, PLEASE let me do/feel/think/believe what I want too. If you want to follow, follow on. But I don't. EVER. So stop trying to MAKE me believe what you do because it only makes me NOT want to more. It takes me back to that special place in 7th grade where little girls told other little girls they couldn't be friends with them at a sleepover because they were going to hell. They didn't even know what hell was then, not truly. I mean, ugh!

Whatever. I just needed to get that out there. If you care for fellow human beings than respect them enough to let them believe what they want. Discuss! Please discuss, but don't preach, or lecture, or disvalue them because of their beliefs. And realize you are not the only person out there. And your faith/religion is not the only one out there. RESPECT people. Aretha taught you the words, now follow them. Please. And thank you. :D

"It's given them time to match-up man-to-man..."

What a wonderful week! I just love. Love, LOVE everyone who made it so special! :D

So it started Monday 11/30 with Joe and I going to Geoffrey's Malibu for dinner. We had delicious Ahi Tuna Tartar, Moroccan Shrimp, Mussels, Day-Boat Scallops with foie-gras risotto, petit filet with potato and mushroom risotto with a bordelaise sauce, a bit of brioche bread pudding with bourbon caramel sauce, Joe had two glasses of wine, I had a raspberry lemon drop martini and a spicy bloody mary. It was so delicious and just great to celebrate our bdays!

Then Tuesday (12/1-my 25th), I went to Disneyland with my good friend from MSU, Blair. She and I had the best time! We rode the rides, took way too many pictures, and acted just like the little 8 year olds we are! It was too fantastic for words. My parents also sent me 25 pink roses! My dad bought my mom pink roses when I was born (since I was their first girl) and they wanted to buy me some to mark my 25th. Wasn't that the sweetest?! They're so gorgeous too! It was a fabulous day and so many people called to help make it more special. And as silly as it sounds it was so lovely for people to leave me lil FB messages too! Just so much love, it means so much to me!

Wednesday: I worked and then Joe made some stuffed mushroom appetizers and we headed over to a surprise party for a friend. We all had an amazing time eating, hanging out, and enjoying "Las Vegas" in LA. It was a great time and Joe got a little tipsy and made for a ridiculous ride home :)

Thursday: I went to physical therapy, acupuncture, and worked on my screen play with my new writing partner. We are making progress and I really think this disastrous thing that happened to me will make a hilarious movie that loads of ladies will be able to relate to. Then Joe and I ran up to Hollywood Blvd. to buy some costume pieces for him for our Prohibition themed Birthday party that night. We dashed home, got all glammed up, and headed over to Winstons in WeHo. So many people came out and got all dressed up with us. It was amazing and so much fun! Everyone just made our night so memorable and perfect! And then we headed over to Astroburger and munched down delicious veggie burgers :P

Friday: I stayed in bed watching Glee and soap operas til 2 and then went to work. Then Joe and I went to our friend's going away party. She's moving home to Georgia on the 10th. We're SO sad but it was nice to go out and hang out with her.

Saturday (12/5) was Joe's birthday! He is 27, such an old man! haha. We just bummed around in bed til 1:30 then made bagels and lox and cream cheese. Then we went to a friend's place and hung out for a few hours while she made a bday cake. She got us an ice cream maker for our bdays!! Isn't that the best gift ever?! Then we went to The Grove and shopped around there and The Farmers Market. Then we went to sushi for some late lunch. We rushed home and I got ready to go to a play with a friend and he did math. The play was HORRIBLE. Just very typical LA theatre-crap. It's so sad too. Just so many of them out here don't understand acting for theatre and how it is a VERY different approach than acting for film. It just motivated us to mount our own production of something. :) Then I came home and Joe and I snuggled in for some dessert and watching the movie Fallen.

Today has been pretty lazy too, I was sent home early from work, we're snuggled up in bed watching football, and then we're eating breakfast for dinner with our good friends the Ryersons. All in all it's been an AMAZING week. Such great food, drinks, parties, and most importantly friends and family! We are just so lucky to have so many people who love us and care about us as much as our friends and family do. They mean so much!

Hopefully this next week will continue to be just as amazing, although I don't know how it stands a chance ;0) Hope your week was just as amazing as mine!