Sunday, July 23, 2006

Another 5 years?

It pains my heart to know that in the years Bush has been in office that his first veto is this. As we know, stem cell research was the hope for millions of people suffering with diabetes and a list of other diseases. I went to Washington D.C. this spring with the mission to convince our senators to vote in favor of the stem cell bill. Our mission was accomplished; the Senate voted in favor. Not more than 24 hours later did Mr. Bush veto that vote. It breaks my heart as it should yours.

I understand the opposing positions and arguements but I come back with my own. The embrios that were going to be used for research are now going to be thrown away. Is that not murder? Is that not what George W. was trying to avoid? So, he would rather throw away unused stem cells than use them to save millions? Where is the sence in that? I'm sorry, I fail to see it. I understand that some people, including the leader of this great nation, see stem cell research as murder or abortion but if this research is all it says it could be then it's going to save millions of people.

My family was told when I was diagnosed at age 3 that a cure was 5 years away. They are 15 years late. This is now the hope that millions of diabetics have hoped for and with one fluid sweep of the pen this hope has been taken away from diabetics and so many more that could have benifited from this remarkable research.


Monday, July 17, 2006

School on the brain and its not even August... Hmmmm...

It is only July 17th and I am already thinking about going back to school. Is that normal? Should I be concerned? Well, whether it is normal or not I am excited about the upcoming year. Now, I am not excited about papers, assessments, boat loads of homework, or buying my books but there are reasons I am excited for. One reason I am so excited is I am moving into the residence hall at Alvenro. Now, I would much rather be getting a place of my own but for my first time flying solo Claire Hall offers some security. I will not need to worry about monthly rent or food. I'm really looking forward to decorating my new room. I can't decide what colors I should go with. Help me out here people, give me some feedback. I am leaning towards light pink & brown, blue & green, or red, white, & black. Let me hear what you have to say; I'm all ears. Well, I guess eyes in this case since I can't really hear you. Anyway... second reason I'm pumped for classes to start is soccer season! We have a new soccer coach and I'm really being optomistic about the season. I think she will really be able to improve our team and the program as a whole. Plus, this season I'll be able to play! No stress fracture! Woo woo!

Oh, before I leave... Tomorrow is the anticipated date for voting on H.R. 810, the stem cell bill. This is the bill that will make or break everything. If there is any hope in stem cells being used to cure diabetes and the list of other diseases we need this bill to pass. Get in contact with your Senators and lets get this bill passed!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Bugs... but definatly not Bunny

I have a very unwelcome guest rooming with me. They have been here for about 2 weeks now and I can't stand it anymore. This thing that is staying in my room is unwelcome, elusive, dirty, gross, and quick. This thing is worse than a weekend with the in-laws! This very unwelcome house guest is a centipede. That's right; I have a huge centipede in my bedroom. It has been there now for at least a week and a half and it's creeping me out! I hate spiders and centipedes more than I hate any other crawly thing and to know its there is bugg'n me out for real! My dad came and tried to kill it when it made its first appearence but had some difficulty. In my head it died or went to a different room. (Denial-maybe.) Then about 1 week ago it re-appeared. I was sleepy so I thought "this is my room bug, and there's not room for us both!" I got close, it darted, and I did the girly ick dance and ran to the other side of my room. It got away and again, I went back to denial. Well, last night when I woke up at 3:20 AM for work it was back! This time I took a different approach. I simply went into the bathroom to brush my teeth and told myself "if I don't see where it went I won't know where to avoid." I came back and sure enough it was gone! I want it gone!!! All my dad says about it is "at least it's eating all the other bugs." That grosses me out even more cuz obviously this beast is eating pretty well then.
I am 5 min away from fumigating my room! Nasty!!!! Now, I know I'm much much bigger than this blasted thing but I just can't do it! Its about 2 inches long and it is one of few things that I just can't deal with!!!