Lady Gaga taught me Its okay to be different. Ke$ha taught me to be myself and not care what anyone else thinks. Bruno Mars taught me to do anything for that one person I love. Eminem taught me that life is hard but you can make it through. Taylor Swift taught me not every guy is going to treat me right. Michael Jackson taught me to always love the people around me. Bob Marley taught me to live my life in peace. Music taught me how to live.
Tell me your secrets I promise I won’t tell. Tell me your fears, your worries, all your guilt. And I will tell you MY secrets, so long as you promise not to tell. I will tell you my worries, all my fears, and when I’ve run out I will tell you some more. Like my hopes and dreams, what only the stars know. I will tell you my life just because I want to tell you about how you fit in to all this.
I want to wish everyone out there a Merry Christmas. While I have been complaining over twitter that my family is driving me crazy and that I am quite jealous of all the alcohol currently a few feet away and not having the joy of being able to endulge in it as I write this I can hear my family upstairs having a good ole time with my little cousin Ella. The little booger is just making them all laugh and hoot and hollar. And while there have been moments during this trip that I just want to go outside and walk until I can’t and then just sit there for awhile before coming back (because I know these boonies like the back of my hand) there have also been the moments that Christmas and really any major holiday has as long as it is spent with family. Yeah, they are going to get on your nerves but in the end all that matters is that you all can take a nap at the same time, the entire house being dead silent, and not worry that one of them may just pull a prank on you while you lay helpless in dream land. Granted this fact was why I waited until everyone else fell asleep to rest my eyes, but that’s beside the point.
And while a few of my Christmas wishes may have fallen short, I can honestly say that I am as excited to be here with family and in my hometown (for the first time in about 2 years-alot has changed, too!) as when I was anticipating leaving on Wednesday. Thursday along the 8 hour drive (yup) it did wane a bit but I got over it when Ella decided to scare us and almost make me fall down the front steps of my grandparents’ house. She cried for a while because she got scared. I thought it was funny and, quite frankly, after the drive I had endured, I wouldn’t have minded :]
But I will be sad to go. 3 days just isn’t enough when you haven’t been home for 2 years. I hope I can find time sometime during the summer to stop by again. I really do miss it out here. Away from the cares and fast pace of the city. Sure, calling Omaha the “city” may be a stretch, but compared to here it might as well be New York.
So, I just hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! If you are of age please have a drink for me. Here’s to a new year and the resolution of making 2011 one of the best years in a really long time. And here’s to family. Because without them, the world would be filled with people who are truly without anyone and that would be sad…no matter how much I already dislike the human race as a whole…but I digress. It is Christmas, after all.
P.S. pray for my lottery ticket to be the winner :D
I think everyone deserves the same rights no matter their sexual orientation, the color of their skin, their accent, whatever.
Abortion I feel is just wrong. Many try to use the term fetus to make it less personal but when you get right down to it, a “fetus” is still a little human who will turn out to be a boy or girl with a beating heart.
As for war, I’m not quite sure where I stand in that category based on whether war is good or not. As far as everyone crying that the soldiers need to come home, I do believe we have been over in the Middle East quite a while, but if they don’t feel ready to come back why should we be making the decision? We are safe in our cozy beds while they see what is really going on. They know what they signed up for so let them do their jobs.