Dear Catholic Church, Please consider this my official resignation. I am done with you. I've long disagreed with your views on a lot of issues, not the least of which are your silly rules regarding the priesthood (boys only, no marriage allowed). But this, this was absolutely the last straw. No gay priests, you say? Good luck with that. Signed, erin-go-blogArgh. I find this offensive on many levels...but I'll stick with what I find most offensive based on what I thought was the Church's position on homosexuality. Homosexuality, they say, is not a sin unless it is acted upon. Since ALL priests are supposed to be celibate, how is a homosexual priest a problem? If it is a problem (and clearly it is for them), they're either negating that idea that it is the action, and not the tendency toward it that is the sin, or saying that it's impossible for a homosexual person to remain celibate. I have a problem with both. Or perhaps they're still trying to crawl out from under that rubble of the sex abuse scandal, thus (again) equating homosexuality with pedophilia. And we all know what I think about that. Not that I think this will work, anyway...because it just means that seminaries will maintain a "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Because really, how would you prove it? Will they keep people out on suspicion of homosexuality? I can't wait to see them crying about the vocations crisis they have if this happens.|W|P|112741926919143876|W|P|An open letter to the Catholic Church|W|Pfirstname.lastname@example.org
| Pure Nerd |
73 % Nerd, 47% Geek, 34% Dork
| For The Record:
A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.
The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the "dork." No longer.
Being smart isn't as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.
Congratulations!THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST
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Please get back to your seat. We do not talk while someone else is talking. I�m counting to five. We do not throw things in this classroom. Your behavior was completely unacceptable.Basically, I just get to teach, which is nice. On the other hand, I realize that my only teaching experiences have been as a sub. No one respects the sub. Even the nicest, most well-behaved middle or high school student doesn�t think of the sub they way they do a �real� teacher. Maybe it would be different if I started a year off with my own class, with students who knew me as their teacher and not the sub. Speaking of which, it occurs to me that I only have three more years to get a full-time job and apply for my permanent certification. Because not getting my permanent certification at this point would not be good. A few more tidbits for your perusal: Steve Calvanesco dropped out of the race for mayor. Of course Alan has the scoop. I heart Alan. :) Thomas (Buffalo Bike Taxi) sends the following:
Friday, September 30, I will be riding my bike taxi all over Buffalo to collect donations for the Hurricane Katrina victims. I'll be giving everything I collect to the Red Cross for their ongoing disaster relief efforts.Please, do help him out! Party for the Parks happens tonight. I�ll be there�along with Jen, Rand, and another friend of ours. Anyone else? :) (this will be Rand�s first Jackdaw show�ooh�) And a mini-rant: Why, oh why, would anyone EVER have fake bulletholes painted on their nice, shiny SUV? WHY? Speaking of SUVs, is it wrong to hate Hummer drivers on sight? Because I do. I mean, let�s face it. If you drive a Hummer, you are not a soccer mom who needs the space for kids/dogs/carting groceries. You�re just an asshole. (Okay, that�s not exactly what the story says�I get to editorialize a bit. It is a blog.) Holy crap, I�m verbose today. This should have been like seven posts. Oh well. Deal with it. :)|W|P|112627610452082730|W|P|Only six hours to go...|W|Pemail@example.com
Producer: How would you feel about making a change? Garth: We fear change.She asked a question every five seconds, most of them displaying extreme assitudery. When we got to the part where you can press star-1 to have the system wait for you to enter your PIN...in case, for example, someone who is not you answers the phone, I thought she was going to have a coronary. "Oh, that's not going to happen in my house. Is there any way you can call the system back?" Well, no. Not really. So she got all huffy. Because apparently, her family can't handle pressing buttons. She also couldn't seem to grasp the fact that you can only enter one period of unavailabilty at a time...like for a vacation or somesuch...but that you can go BACK and enter another one AFTER that period has passed. Really, is it that hard? Good Lord. I wasn't the only one who felt this way. I looked around and saw other people snickering and rolling their eyes every time she opened her mouth. *Sigh* My classes at the community college started today, and they seemed to go well. The class they added for me is a "foundations" class for people who didn't test into 101. It doesn't seem like it'll be too bad, and I don't think I have any students with major attitude...but I do have one student who appears to have some sort of disorder. I would guess Tourette Syndrome, as he seemed to be exhibiting some verbal tics, but he also seemed sort of socially impaired. This should be interesting. Oh, and in happy, happy news... Yes, the Sept. 13 issue of Woman's World, which features MY STORY, is out!!!!! (please note, the above image is NOT the cover of the current issue!)|W|P|112562438528375984|W|P|Technologically impaired|W|Pfirstname.lastname@example.org