Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

1. MY NATIONAL HERITAGE DAY PETITION:
I am a fledgling petition writer now. Recently, I have been reading about efforts to make St. Patrick's Day a National Holiday. I think that all ethnicities should be recognized/celebrated (if any are). I have created a petition to make a National Heritage Day in the United States...other less-melting-pot countries have one. Please, sign my petition (and ignore my ignorance of conventions such as the target being something like "U.S. Congress"). I promise I will be much better at writing petitions before I send something off to U.S. Congress. :-)

2. MY INVESTMENT:
I am a fledgling micro-business investor now. I won a Kiva gift certificate via Solomon Broad's blog, "Things I am Grateful For." Kiva works by dividing the loan amount among a bunch of lenders....you can lend as little as 25 dollars...there is a VERY low default rate.I invested my certificate by giving to a woman named Marina who needs money to fill orders for her shoe sale efforts. The money has been disbursed and Marina is in here repayment period....I am cheering for her!




3. THE ARTIST I WANT TO SEE:
Leonard Nemoy Photography. In my ideal world, I will get to see Leonard Nimoy give a lecture on his art someday.

4. MADE ME SMILE:
"The One With the Spoiled Brat"...something I read yesterday. My reaction was "Good for the flight attendants!"

5. I HOPE TO ATTEND:
The musical done by John Mellencamp and Stephen King...yes, you read that right.

6. SPEAKING OF MELLENCAMP:
He probably didn't want John McCain using his music for campaigning and McCain agreed to stop playing it.
Via these articles, I found out that McCain may not be my ideal candidate...those who labor in this country already have a tough enough time without having a candidate who is not going to seek fair practices for them.

7. SPEAKING OF LABOR:
Every Labor Day that I am senselessly working, I resent the treatment that those who labor get in this country. I work retail...there is no reason it is necessary for the majority of employees that are non-essential (not emergency services, etc.)to be "thanked" and retail employees to never receive that Thank You. When I started working retail, we did not work on Labor Day, then it was quietly phased in....for profit.

8. IN OTHER MUSICAL HAPPENINGS:
Dylan and Bowie will be on "Heroes" soundtrack.

9. DO YOU AGREE?

If it is a post of the person themselves, should there be child porn charges? Is there another way to solve this or another charge that is more appropriate? Perhaps a rather graphic class on what happens when such pictures get into the wrong hands (in loo of criminal charges)? I would assume that these photos are being sent to multiple people and not just a boyfriend/girlfriend. What do you think about this issue?????

10. FUN OR NOT?
Are you enjoying your Winter?

11. RECALL:



12. COME TO A PARTY:
Ultimate Blog Party 2008
-----I attended last year and had a lot of fun. I even won some really colorful felt. It's a great way to meet other bloggers and have a lot of people take a look at your blog.
-----Sorry to my male readers....it's a womens' only event.

13. What has/will make you smile today?
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1. Kat
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3. Sleepy Pete
4. Colleen
5. Chanpheng
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9 comments:

Kat's Krackerbox said...

I haven't seen a heritage day for Germans either. My great great great grandparents came from Germany in 1861 and we've been here ever since. Happy TT

Cindy Swanson said...

Great list! I often do TT's that are a hodgepodge of different things, and I enjoy reading that kind as well. Stop by mine when you get a moment!:)

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Kat-
I think that Heritage really should be recognized....it doesn't indicate an approval of the government...just celebrating whatever roots we are proud of. I would look forward to such a holiday. Imagine the pageantry of the parades. :-)

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Thanks, Cindy. I will be stopping by your Thirteen. Mine is almost always a list of things that I am doing or that have caught my interest as of late. I am told that I am pretty random....I like to look at it as being full of variety (being myself). I enjoy doing Thirteens. :-)

Sleepypete said...

Latest 13 is up ... think I need to visit the ideas store again ;-)

colleen said...

My sister sent me a video of a laughing yogi that made me smile and then I went on to watch laughing baby videos. I enjoyed hearing about John Mellencamp and all the 13 Thursday News. Michele sent me and she isn't even playing TT.

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Thank you for visiting, Colleen. I guessed that you might visit this post. :-)

I love watching baby's laugh. They don't have any of the social "rules" that adults let limit what they smile about.:-)

I am really excited about the Mellencamp/King musical.

chanpheng said...

Nice list. It's nice to think about smiling!

Solomon Broad said...

Regarding #9:

How will criminal charges stop the issue? And why is this an issue that requires criminal charges in the first place? Surely it's the parent's job to explain why this is inappropriate?

:-)



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