Texas lawmakers cut sex ed from two six-month courses to a single unit of “abstinence only” education. But early indications showed that the program wasn’t working. In fact, teens in almost all high school grades were having more sex after undergoing the abstinence only program. By 2007, Texas had the highest teen birth rate in the nation.
I think about marriage. I think about my wedding day. I want to be engaged somewhere around the time that I graduate. Sometimes I even think about marrying my boyfriend (or past boyfriend, but such is life). Regardless, I think about all of this!
So I wonder…do boys think about these things? Does my boyfriend ever miss me and think, “wow, I could marry this girl”? Or is that not even on his radar? Is it not on any college-aged boys’ radar? The relationship longivity has nothing to do with it either - I just want to know if it crosses their mind, when their desire for a wife becomes serious or if they even know the weight that the promise of the future places on their partners’ brains.
Disclaimer: I’m not looking to jump the gun and get married within months or anything, I just want a relationship I can count on. I’ve been hurt before and I’ve had my dreams for the future shattered and I want to avoid those things from happening to me again.
sometimes preparing to write is more fun than accomplishing anything; my writing preparations include:
-finding some sort of liquid that contains caffeine or another source of “energy” — coffee is my top choice, but peach black tea, mountain dew or yellow vitamin water also works :] BUT - energy drinks don’t work…they make me too hyper to string together beautiful thoughts :P
-also, i need water. the first drink is for fuel, the water is for actual thirst. haha
-beats. usually wayne<3 i know the songs (and the beatss) so well that they center my mind :]
fake glasses. just because.
a blanket. not much blood circulation occurs while typing.
dance breaks - known to cure mini episodes of writers block!
well, mabs now i’ll write. my topic? a portrait of myself as a peer mentor. #boring.
So I just finished reading this book titled The Hate List by Jennifer Brown…
Ultimately its about a somewhat troubled girl whose boyfriend commits a school shooting. The girl, Val, had no idea that the shooting was going to happen; but due to her close relationship with the shooter and some poor-quality evidence she is regarded as equally guilty. Once this information has been established, Val works through her emotions and the story wraps up with a realistic ending.
But…is the story completely mindblowing? No, its not. You want to finish the story to feel Val’s closure…but other than that, it lacks understories and depth. Granted, Brown does do a terrific job of bringing the serious topic of school shootings down to the age level of young adults. This could be used in a classroom and encourage excellent discussion.
Yet for adult audiences, even YA lit lovers like myself, I would reccommend the novel titled Columbine - its a mix of first hand accounts, interviews, and other news sources that combine to recreate one of America’s most infamous school shootings.
Suspicious activity. Someone called police to report that a man was reflecting the sun at cars using a large mirror on the 100 block of Osborne Way NE. Officers located the 46-year-old man, and he told them he was trying to connect with a Russian solar system in space. Officers advised him to cease the activity and go in the house. He complied.