Insomnia

It’s 12:30 in the morning. I’m so wide awake that it’s not funny. My only consolation is that I don’t have to go to work in the morning. But Chase will be awake at 7 am and so will I.

What really sucks is that at 8:30 yesterday (this?) morning, I couldn’t keep my eyes open for anything. Is this a medication issue? Do I drink too much caffeine during the day? (Surely I do..) Maybe I didn’t eat enough or ate the wrong thing.

Sitting here and worrying about these questions definitely doesn’t help me get back to sleep, but blogging has always helped me to clear my head, so hopefully it works tonight.

Sleeping should not be stressing me out. :-/

My wordpress anniversary

It’s my 5 year anniversary with wordpress. That’s pretty awesome. I had a blog with LiveJournal back in those days (I know, I know, but so did the rest of the world), so I never used it, but it still doesn’t seem like that long ago. I opened an account to follow a friend who is gone now. Funny where the world takes us.

Life before the internet

I was thinking today about how boring life would be without the Internet. I read an excellent (little) biography of Jane Austen yesterday that was pieced together from the letters that survive from her lifetime. Of the presumably hundreds to thousands of letters that she wrote in her 41 years, only 160 survive, and she did not keep a diary. That will simply never happen to us. Not the diary part, of course, but our letters not surviving. I leave an enormous digital trail every single day even if I don’t consciously keep a diary or blog.

Then on the radio this morning they read a letter from a listener who was complaining about them making fun of people who use Craigslist to find people to suck blood from. Seriously, Jane Austen was missing out in so many ways.

Equality

I voted on one issue yesterday. At this point in the current political client, the number one issue that mattered in the election was human rights. I voted solely on the basis of which candidate was going to do the most for those that I love that don’t have the right to marry, to work, to the financial benefits that I enjoy, to healthcare, to little things that I take for granted. Until my brother enjoys every last little thing that I do, I’m not going to be content with our laws.

I will also continue to speak out in the name of love our neighbor. I don’t agree with the church not performing gay marriages and not allowing gay clergy. I think it is backwards and just another reason (I have a list) that the church is not thriving in this country. If you say “Open hearts, open minds, open doors,” then back it up. Jesus told us to love our neighbor as ourselves. I’m really tired of people claiming that evil and bigotry is God’s will.