Every week, we collect anonymous entries sent in using the link on our sidebar and post them all on Monday. We post anything as long as it doesn't contain personal attacks or hate speech. Feel free to submit your thoughts and questions :)
These are superlate, y'all. Sorry about that, but I've literally been sleeping since my Architecture final on Sunday night. I may or may not have ended the semester with three straight all-nighters #greatdecisions. But I'm home now, and it is glorious. I can, like, get hungry at 2am and not have to decide whether I want McDonald's again that day (on a related note, Chocolate Cheerios are much better than one would expect).
Obama signed The DADT Repeal Act this morning, four days after it passed the Senate. You already know this from your News Feed, but John McCain was just The Worst. It was almost a little sad to see him acquiesce that he had lost. JK. IN YO FACE, MCCAIN. IN YO FACE. This is probably the most LOL moment from last week, though:
As far as The Blog goes for break, not much has changed since last year (just change "124" to "394"). The bottom line is that things'll be slower these next coupla weeks (we will be with our families and Aris) and We should use this time to catch up on any columns we missed because we were taking some atrociously heinous class on Steel. I tried to make the sidebar as conducive to browsing old posts as possible - let me know if you have any suggestions!
Aaaaaand anonymous posts for the week, yo. Sorry again for the delay. I'm sure Alec'll make me feel amply guilty.
I'm not sure if anyone else has run into this issue, but I am having a heck of a time finding someone who is interested in monogamy. This is not to say that i have any issues with others being non-monogamous, but as someone who is interested in being in an exclusive relationship... it's getting a little frustrating. I've gotten a couple (repeated) responses so far to this concern:
- "you really should try being non-monogamous"
-"It's college. people don't want to just date one person at a time. That comes later"
“You are not your bra-size, nor are you the width of your waist, nor are you the slenderness of your calves. You are not your hair color, your skin color, nor are you a shade of lipstick. Your shoe-size is of no consequence. You are not defined by the amount of attention you get from males, females, or any combination thereof. You are not the number of sit-ups you can do, nor are you the number of calories in a day. You are not your mustache. You are not the hair on your legs. You are not a little red dress. You are no amalgam of these things.
You are the content of your character. You are the ambitions that drive you. You are the goals that you set. You are the things that you laugh at and the words that you say. You are the thoughts you think and the things you wonder. You are beautiful and desirable not for the clique you attend, but for the spark of life within you that compels you to make your life a full and meaningful one. You are beautiful not for the shape of the vessel, but for the volume of the soul it carries.”
i'm really thankful for this blog. it keeps me thinking and hopeful.
that's all i have to say :)
Why do LGB people not put "interested in" on Facebook? It seems like a common thread in most out people at Duke... they're active at the Center, have no problem living openly, but don't reflect that on Facebook. Is it a "I don't like labels" thing? Because it's not really a label, it's just who you're romantically interested in. Men? Women? Both? Put something! I know some people don't feel like that's pertinent information to put online, but that's the point of Facebook. You have the opportunity to portray yourself in the public square, in the manner you choose. Putting nothing just makes you look asexual in my opinion.