Thursday, June 25, 2009

Paying teenage girls not to get pregnant?

I think this qualifies as the biggest WTF of my life.

I happened to stumble upon this news while watching the trustiest news station ever, CP24. Now here's what's going on:

GREENSBORO -- A buck-a-day -- that's the incentive being offered to young girls to keep them from getting pregnant... Brown said she hopes the program, which pays $1 each day to 12-to-18-year-old girls, will keep them from getting pregnant. In addition to remaining pregnancy-free, the girls must also attend weekly meetings. The program is funded by a four-year grant from the state... Under the program, $7 is deposited into an interest-bearing college fund that the girls can collect once they graduate high school. Some recent graduates earned more than $2,000 and are an inspiration to those still in the program... If a girl drops out or gets pregnant, her money is divided among the other girls still in the program.

This is ridiculous. You're giving someone an incentive for not doing something? What ever happened to hard-earned money? Hell, if I wasn't so pissed off by that I'd be glad to get money for something that wouldn't happen to me. You know why? Because I don't want it to. It's all about choice.

What gets me even more is the fact that a girl's money is divided among the others if she drops out or gets pregnant. There are no words that can be put to what's going on in my mind at the moment.

Let's try to compare it to this: It's like rewarding overweight kids for not having cake for the day. You can't really say that all overweight children will have cake. Some may choose to have cake. Others may hate cake and will avoid it at all costs. But why give money to overweight children for not eating cake? That's not solving the problem, it's just needless rewarding.

All I'm saying is this: That's definitely not the way to solve the problem.

Friday, April 10, 2009


I haven't posted in a while. Ever since I said I'd do more focus on personal things (since I'm barely motivated to do research on mandatory things, why do them on voluntary ones) I haven't done very much to actually put anything out there.

So I believe that it's necessary for me to do a post, since I've been thinking about it for a while. A long while. And by that I mean a few days.

So what happened to me today? While I was at church (hurray for Good Friday; let's celebrate Jesus' death!) I believe that I was close to fainting. It's bad enough that St. Andrew is a small church, but there was a large number of people in attendance...AND they had to close the side doors. I'm pretty sure I was at a loss for oxygen. At one point I couldn't even see straight...and then I could barely speak. It was a bit like the episode of House where Mos Def's character had locked-in syndrome from the liver complications. Except I wasn't really dying, I think.

Other than that, I believe there isn't much to say. I've got nothing interesting to talk about at this point. Besides the fact that it's good to get out of the house once in a while. Which is why that I'm happy to be going to a friend's house tomorrow. Hurray!

EDIT: I forgot! I'm writing again! I've been working on two new scripts. Summer of '09 and Unknown Name, Unknown Number. The first being about a summer vacation where a family has a visitor who stirs up a bit of trouble, and the latter being about a girl who finds her real father through a simple prank call. Alright? Maybe more on it if I ever get back to this blog. Bye!

p.s. I like girls? Huh?

Friday, February 6, 2009


Hey, hey, hey!

GUESS WHAT? Yesterday there was a fire at the back of my school (technical issues with a big, scary-looking machine). We all got evacuated to St. Benedict Church and stayed there until they got the fire out. And then we had to go inside to get our crap and leave. Due to the large amount of smoke in the building, we got to stay home for today!

On top of that yesterday, I made 4 new friends. Kayla, Kyle, Kathy, and Helen. Okay, so they're from the internet. So there's a possibility that they're all 40-year-old unemployed fat guys. But there's also a possibility that they're not.

MORE GREAT STUFF: My listing on was approved!!! I'm excited. This may create more traffic for the blog. And we all know: traffic+blog(number of people on bust)=GOOD.

So I'm gonna go off to Lawlolawl now.

Bye guys. ;D

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

This is annoying. Very annoying.

I started out having a wonderful day today. It was cold, but I was in a good mood at the thought that I was going to have my very first "real" gym class of the semester. And someone else I know was extremely happy so I got even happier. And then everything was great until I went to Wendy's after school with Carrie and Jorge.*

Jorge: Andrew* still avoiding you?
Me: I don't think he's really avoiding me really.
Jorge: That comment. At lunch. "You're lucky you don't have classes with her"?
Me: Uhh...
Carrie: (while listening to music) He told me that he doesn't like you as a friend anymore.
Me: I knew that.
Carrie: As a friend.
Me: Oh god.

So there it is. The thing that ruined my day: the reality that not only is my ex a whiner, he also has no respect for me. Carrie told me that I should not care and delete/block him, but I have no idea what I'm gonna do. Firstly, he doesn't talk to me online. What's the point? Should I still make the effort to pull this together or just give up and pretend like he doesn't exist for 4/5 periods? Nah. I'm a talker, it'll never work. This'll just have to work itself out, I guess.

Anyway, re-reporting the irony of yesterday's post Carrie informed me that basically everyone got their periods either monday or yesterday. I'm not alone, lol.

Sorry for the pissy post, guys. I needed to vent.

*Names were changed for protection. Not the sexual kind, the emotional kind. And the fact that I change people's names sometimes. Deal.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I'm Still Alive!

Hey! I'm over here!
I haven't done a post since last month. I know, tsk tsk to me. But I haven't had any real reason to post, I think. I am undoubtedly a bad blogger.

Another thing. I think I'm changing the purpose of my blog. I thought in the beginning that maybe I could do commentary on current events, but it turns out that I'm absolutely HORRIBLE at that. :) Kudos to me, man.

So today I'm not at school. Why? Because of horrible, horrible uterine cramps. Which is quite ironic considering that my wonderful gym teacher, Mrs. Newton, expressed to us yesterday (the first day of 2nd semester) that periods will not excuse anyone from class. And in the event that they do, it means lost marks and there is NO way we'll get them back. The issue is that my mother and I both think I may have menorrhagia which is a fancy word for an abnormally heavy and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals. This is just a google-inspired diagnosis, but there's a possibility there. From what I've read on the wikipedia page, it's pretty serious. We've gotten around to treating it with Advil (my favourite NSAID in the world) and it's seemed to work the last two times, cutting down my periods from lasting somewhere around three weeks to only one. Yay! although i'm pretty sure the fabled 4-6 tablespoons that is deemed normal has already left my body in the span of a day and a quarter.

And that's the story. I doubt I'll be able to tell that to Mrs. Newton especially since I've only been in her class once. I already have a hard time talking to teachers that I know at times. And then this happens. Hopefully my mom will explain my situation for me.

Today I think I'll do some writing. And maybe play some Wii Fit.


Monday, January 19, 2009

It's YOUR Turn, Ladies!

Hurray for sexual revolutions!

If you read An Immodest Proposal by Heather Corinna on Scarleteen, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. I love this article. It's a declaration, a proposal, a poem--all at once.
And I'm very serious about the poetic part. It's very, very beautiful.

It's time to change our ideas about sexual initiation.


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Me on DeviantART! And the blog is back to norms!

Thanks to this wonderful lady, I have a nice layout. Give her a look-see here, or just search for a blog from here at blogger!

Secondly, I've felt the need to express myself, so I've created a deviantART account! The link is in the title, and feel free to drop a comment.

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