As some of you know, today is Blog Action Day and I’ve registered Static-Romance to blog for awareness this year’s theme of poverty. It is not too late for you to register and sign up. If you’re reading this today, October 15th, 2008, I urge you to participate and take action.
I’ve spent the last two months without a cell phone. The first day my phone broke, I thought it was a mini-tragedy. How was I going to get my Olympic text messages from NBC? Safe to say, I did survive. Life continued on, and I made due with what I have. At eighteen years-old, I’ve spent everyday of my life with running water. I’ve had electricity, gas, heat, and for the last four years the usage of air conditioning. If I’m hungry, I can drive down to Wendy’s and spend $4 on a entire meal. I don’t have to walk anywhere. I can choose to, but it’s not a necessity.
Most of you are just like me. I’ve never had to fetch water from a river filled with toxins just to drink and bathe in everyday. I’ve never had to eat less than 500 calories a day. I’ve never had to sleep on the ground. This is not my everyday life. However, for millions of others, it is their everyday life.
Okay so I’m seven days late but it’s okay! I actually did post a blog on the first, which does look like it disappeared. If you commented me and it seems that I didn’t comment you back, I apologize x 1000. I’m having host issues. I am actually hosted by two companies and guess which one just went down? The new one, exactly the same day the old one came back. I find it kind of funny but as long as the site is here. It’s kind of like managing two sites which I will be doing soon but that’s a secret.
I changed the theme for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It features Nana from the manga NANA, If you knew me when I first started this site, I lost my cousin in 2006 to lymphoma a week after her 13th birthday. She was one of the sweetest people I ever had in my life and there’s not a day I don’t miss her. I think it’s important for people to be aware that cancer can happen to anyone and thousands of people are affected. Young or old, it doesn’t matter if it’s in your family or not, it just means a lot to people when you help out. Hopefully by the end of the week I’ll have a theme and a few wallpapers available for download for others to go Pink. If you want to go ahead and go Pink now, here’s a list of 13 WordPress themes and don’t foget to sign up here. For even more information, you can visit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
I’m a huge sucker for autumn. I love it when it’s cold. There are new seasons on all of my favorite TV shows, the holidays, new fashion choices, personal holidays (like my 3 year anniversary with David was yesterday and my site is turning 2 tomorrow), and just so many things going on all at once. It’s like spring but only colder. So in my spirit of giving and for the fact that I’m not done working on my gifts for my visitors I’ve compiled a list of 10 nice wallpapers for autumn. Continue reading