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HOPE, not MOPE!

November 5, 2008
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I voted for McCain, but I surprised myself by waking up this morning feeling incredibly optimistic and hopeful.
It’s all said and done, now, so it doesn’t matter who won– we had the right to vote, and we did, and majority wins, and now I will proudly stand beside my president(-elect) in patriotic respect because I LOVE my country. There’s NOwhere else I’d rather be to live freely and raise my children.

Stand with me!!

LoveJess

God Bless the USA

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Feminism

October 28, 2008
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I am sexist. Or out of date, or old fashioned or something like that.
I mean, I believe women should be viewed as having equal value as men, and we deserve the right to vote and all that, but…
Ex:
I would be uncomfortable with having a female senior pastor.
I would be uncomfortable voting for a female president.
I don’t think girls are feminine enough these days. I would LOVE to go back to the ’50s when women were small and dainty and soft and classy… like Audrey Hepburn:

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I just feel like women have their place, and men have theirs, and the world seems to go ’round perfectly and orderly when we keep our roles strait. Let’s just admit that men and women are naturally different, and it seems like women are fighting to be the same as men, rather than equally valued. I don’t WANT to be the same as men; I want to be comforted and protected and adored. Don’t most women want that, even if only secretly?

🙂

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August 30, 2008
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Hello, LiveJournal.

Update:
*First, I MUST mention that today is my papa’s big birthday!!!! He’s 46! Let’s see, I must find my most recent pic of my dad… *searching*
ah, this was just a couple of months ago:
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*My momma was diagnosed with Diabetes last week. Huge bummer. I cried for her. I hate that disease; it sucks on so many levels. I had a taste of it when I was pregnant… your entire world revolves around food and blood when you are diabetic. I’m *real* sad my mom has to have it hanging over her head.

*My brother lost his most favoritest job ever for unfair reasons… That kid loses more things he falls in love with than anyone I know. That sucks, too, on so many levels. I’m thankful he’s a resilient kid. I wish I was more like him; when I heartbreak there are pieces of me that never recover.

*Adry says “mamama” and “bababa”. Most babies’ first word is “dada”, but it looks like Adry’s will be “mama” or “baba”. I can’t wait ’til he says one of those words with meaning!!! He really responds when I say “baba” or “bottle”- he stops fussing and gets this big smile, haha. Of course I’ve been holding his bottle in front of him and saying, “say ‘bottle’! boooottle. baba. boooottle” since he was born ;-).

*Yaaay it’s BUCKEYE SEASON!!! My mama has tickets to four games this year: the first three home games (including today’s game- she took my brother, J) and the MICHIGAN GAME. Omg I would LOOOVE to go to the Michigan game, but alas, she invited somebody else :-/. I think I am going to the game against OU, Skull Session and all, and I am pretty stinkin’ excited about that. This reminds me, I need to get registered for Fall classes at OSU asap.

*Obama was in town today. I kinda wanted to go listen to him… you know, just because he is a presidential candidate… and he was here. This reminds me- I need to make sure I am registered to vote under my new address. …ah, I’ve been procrastinating so many things.

AGH, I have one of those annoying pressure headaches in the back of my head and neck :-/
Crap, it’s getting really bad, too.
Better go find some pain relievers…

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because i felt like it…

July 2, 2008
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–Abortion: for or against?
I am morally against it,
but legally? I have no clue anymore. I used to think it wiser to keep it legal for several reasons, one of them being that if it were illegal it would just go underground and the process would be (even more) gruesome and unhealthy… And I was also not entirely convinced that an embryo was human. (embryo, not fetus. fetuses look far too human to question in my opinion) I believed embryos had the potential to be human (duh) but they just didn’t make the cut. To be honest, I don’t know what I believe anymore. Even if embryos AREN’T human, is it right to kill something that is potentially human? I have no clue. I WANT to say no. You know what made me question my opinion that abortion should be legal? Nope, not my own pregnancy- The movie Juno, and also Amanda’s story about when she decided to keep Jameson. No joke.

–Would our country fall with a woman president?
Uh, no. Unless that president was me. 🙂

–Do you believe in the death penalty?
I already wrote an entry about this. It was one of my first posts. Anyway, I don’t think the death penalty is carried out fairly or justly. I believe our system is flawed, and it could ever be perfect enough to decide who lives or dies.

–Do you wish marijuana would be legalized already?
Yes. It can be regulated just like alcohol (legal at 21, can’t drive intoxicated etc.). I guess I just don’t understand why alcohol is legal and marijuana is not? *scratches head*. I mean, you’ve never heard of people being abused and families being torn apart and people getting killed in driving accidents from a little marijuana… Anyways, I think I would use it for my severe depression attacks- the ones where I am this close >< to killing myself. But, seeing as how it is illegal, I am not willing to take the chance and lose my teaching license over it. --Are you for or against premarital sex? Ideally I am "against" it... ideally.... But if I'm gunna be **completely** honest about it- before I was married I wasn't like this totally "sexually pure" (by today's Christian standards) girl, and I really don't regret it at all. Perhaps there were times I should have been more careful (I never really thought about STDs or anything)... (uh, not that I have an STD- just thought I'd make that clear haha) I guess the one thing that scares me about premarital sex IS STDs. They are TOO dang common! OH and pregnancy scares me, too. If Adry gets a girl pregnant when he is 14, I might freak out. totally freak out. ...And I think today's Christian standards are entirely absurd. EVERYTHING is "bad" : anything beyond kissing is bad, masturbation is bad, but you should wait until you are 27 to get married... what? Do these people have a sex drive? Or do they just live a lie, feeling guilty all the time?? I'm starting to believe it's the latter. --Do you believe in God? Absolutely. --Do you think same sex marriage should be legalized? Sure. This issue is entirely a matter of the heart. If people say they are gay and they have a life partner, let them the frick get married. What are you trying to do by making it illegal? You gunna dissuade them from being gay? um, doubt it. --Do you think its wrong that so many Hispanics are moving to the USA? Not as long as they are citizens! I'd really rather them not live here tax-free, using up our "free healthcare" that us tax-paying citizens pay for. --A 12 year old girl has a baby..should she keep it? I would say adoption is looking very VERY good at that point! --Should the alcohol age be lowered to 18? Yeah, I think so. It makes sense. Mostly. --Should the war in Iraq be called off? Oh my WORD I don't even know anymore. I really don't. I never liked the idea of it from the beginning, I don't like it now, I don't really *get* it... I try not to think about it. If my brother/husband/dad was over there I'd just want him home safe at all costs. Too many guys are dying, too many guys are gettin' their limbs blown off- I wish someone would prove to me it's REALLY worth it, but as it stands I am either ignorant or I think we should get our guys the Hell outta there. --Do you believe in spanking your children? I'm not sure yet. I'll let you know in a few years :). All I know is there's gotta be SOME discipline somewhere and every kid is different. --Would you burn an American flag for a million dollars? Yes. Is that bad? I love America, don't get me wrong. I think I live in the best country in the world, but lets be honest- the flag is just a symbol, and a million dollars can do a LOT of good, including paying off my debt so I can better contribute to our wonderful nation's free market economy 😉 --A mother is declared innocent after murdering her 5 children in a temporary insanity case..what do you think? I'd say she'd have to be pretty insane, no doubt, and should be locked up in an asylum to protect the rest of us from her. --Are you afraid others will judge you from reading some of your answers? Um... I think there's a chance I might be judged, but I'm not too concerned... I am pretty open to changing my mind about some of these issues if someone can offer up a good argument that makes sense to me.

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The earth is shaking, there are GIANTS in the land!

February 8, 2008
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 Dear LiveJournal,
I just wanted to stop by and assure you that I AM ALIVE!
I am indeed alive.  Alivex2.
And today, in the midst of being alive, I was wondering where I stand politically.
1) I don’t like when people just throw around the term “independent”.  I think kids try to convince others (and maybe themselves) that they are independent so that they seem all open-minded.  I don’t think I am an independent.
2) Although I would never consider myself liberal either, I thought I held a lot of liberal views.  I wouldn’t vote against abortion or same-sex marriage.  I’m not a huge fan of George W. or the
Iraq war.  I am against the death penalty.  yadda yadda.  yadda yadda.
3) But the more I think about it, I think my REASONS for being for or against such things are very right-winged reasons.  Republicans believe in very limited Federal government power, right?  Well, the reason I would never vote for outlawing same-sex marriage or abortion is because I think those issues are personal issues of the heart and the gov. should butt out.  I also don’t think our judicial system is flawless enough to decide who lives and who dies.  I believe in the freedom to homeschool or unschool or to be educated however the heck you wanna be and I think they should butt out of that, too.  I think our healthcare system has some major kinks, but I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT WANT a Universal Healthcare system and the thought of one actually really freaks me out.  [My mom’s friend’s father just passed away from cancer in
Canada, and the quality of the care he received there was very poor compared to here.  You get what you pay for, but I DO agree that there is a group of people who really fall through the cracks (make too much to get Medicaid, don’t make enough to buy insurance, etc) and I think healthcare should be more accessible to them.]  Well, AnyHways, the more I think about it, the more I wonder if maybe I am just completely, totally OFF THE CHARTS right-winged.  SO radically right that I don’t really trust the FedGov. to make ANY decisions for me.  I don’t want them to regulate any part of my life.  Maybe this is also why I am a Southern sympathizer when it comes to the Civil War– MORE POWER TO THE STATES, man!  And to the mom and pop stores that get crushed by corporations.  Maybe it’s because I am so radically right that I haven’t liked a single presidential candidate enough to vote for them since I’ve been old enough to vote.

Well, I better be going now.  There are very important things to do, you know.
LoveJess

Oh, and PS:  If you’d like a glimpse into the mind of T Matt Sanderz, who once said “well of corse i know ur saying ‘you t-matt sanders, of corse it went well, ur like…. amazing’ and i understand how it seems that way to most, there have been a few here and there that have sneered in my direction or made rude obscene gestures on my behalf. but to those people i say, get so therapy and forgive your father for touching you in ur ‘no no places’“, then check out his blog at  http://acgloserpunk.blogspot.com/.  That kid makes me laugh, so maybe you’ll get a kick out of him :-).

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