Might just be me…

but I don’t think blocking gun research is a very “responsible” thing to do…and neither do I think responsible owners should be alright with that either. If you’ve got nothing to hide, why block it?

How the NRA worked to stifle gun violence research

 

Black Friday

I just wanted to really say…PLEASE STAY SAFE!

I understand a good bargain just as well as the next person and it is one of the American traditions we have been picking up here in Australia, mainly just through the Internet though. I have seen some truly horrible videos when it comes to Black Friday…People have literally been killed…No gift or toy or product is worth it. I personally would prefer to have my family and friends alive, safe and healthy, then dead over a gift for myself or even for them.

Things I’ve taken for Granted

17. Things I have taken for granted.

Oh gosh, where do I even start with this one? Do I start from the beginning of my life, or do I start with random thoughts I have about taking things for granted. Do I write about what I’ve taken for granted in the last week?

When I was younger I took for granted that everybody would just “like me”. Not even because I was spoiled in anyways or was a spoiled child, but just simply because I liked everybody else. So surely, that’s just the way the world worked? UNTIL I got to Year 6 when I first experience bullying and I had no idea how to cope. The worse part of it was one of my bullies was someone who had been my best friend, just a couple of years beforehand. You know something though, a part of that “naivety” has still stayed with me (being friends with everyone). Unless you give me a reason to “hate you” I will consider us “friends”. Even if you date one of my friends and they break up, if I’ve gotten on well with that ex-partner, I still consider them a “friend”. Unless they hurt my friend.

I think that I took being a kid for granted, just that freedom that can comes with being a child. Just being able to fob things off, not having many responsibilities, seeing the innocence in basically everything. It’s like that saying “Why do we want to grow up so fast?”.

I think what I’ve taken most for granted though, is just feeling safe. I used to feel safe all the time and I never realise what a plus I had it. I heard a great saying “We have learned our rights, but not the responsibility”. We talk about freedom of speech, free to be who we are, but at the same time, people with so much hate in their hearts, talk about having the same rights. Those hateful people make me fear more than anything, because they fear things that are basically made up in their minds. For example, there’s a Facebook page called “Ban Sharia Law in Australia” …. Except it is banned and very unlikely to ever become law in Australia, unless in some sort of alternate reality.

My Happy Place…

happy-place

Being a 32 year old woman, I have a h#11 of a lot of plush/stuff toys…and sometimes I honestly feel embarrassed by the amount I have. Then I have a bad night or day and they are just there and then I feel bad that I felt embarrassed. They are just one part of my happy place. The things they could say! I’ve never been very good at letting people in, when I’ve had a bad day or am just having a bad moment, they’re just there. I don’t have to explain, I don’t have to say anything, I can just hug them and cry into them.

I hope that everyone has a happy place … What is your happy place? If you feel comfortable to share, please do!

Everybody I’ve come across people with such a different variation of where their happy places are and it’s great. For some, very lucky friends of mine who live near the beach. They are constantly going for walks on the beach and the sunset pictures they post, they make me happy. For some, luckily, it is their workplace. I know that when I’ve been down my coworkers have given me some of the best laughs that I’ve ever had!

Why the hate with safe spaces?

This is something that might be just me, but has anyone else noticed the hate towards safe spaces recently? Or is it just me?

I mean generally the people making fun or hating on it are white, middle “mentally healthy” class people. This is not meant to be a white people are horrible post, but does seem to be the general norm.

It mainly genuinely confuses me because why do they even care if someone has one? It’s not hurting them or anyone they care about. My bedroom has always been my safe space and let’s be honest who wouldn’t consider their house to be a “safe space”…Unless of course you are actually getting abused in some way of form or other. I think even while you’re attacking someone from behind your computer, do you not do it with more vile, because you feel “safe”? Doesn’t it then make it a “safe space”. How many of these people would actually attack others, face-to-face?

*This was a scheduled post after a random thought I had beginning of last week. I have updated it though to reflect my personal feelings as well about the whole “safe space” and Hamilton/Pence issue* 

Too me, I find it an interesting concept to attack and say a “ban” on the play Hamilton for example, because Pence/Trump felt their “safe space” was being attacked EVEN though part of their campaign was attacking safe space. What I find interesting about people saying to “Ban it” What side were these same people on when they wanted to have stricter gun control after people, their own fellow Americans, were being gunned down outside theatres, by Americans. It’s not like a President has ever been gunned down at a theatre…Oh wait…And yet, they think a well worded speech is an attack on safe spaces? Clearly what I think is an attack and what they think is an attack are two completely different things. Just seems a shame that these people don’t think people actually dying in a “safe space” is still enough to do anything about it…But a well worded, and totally within their rights, speech, is enough? Even though America is all about “Freedom of Speech”.

Shame.

Is someone able to expand my mind on this? Is it just fear mongering?

#Iamandalwayshavebeenaproudownerofasafespace

Scaredy Cat

I hope that you all have a safe and fun Halloween…Or as I like to to say “Halloweenie”… I am not throwing a party here this year, mainly I just couldn’t be bothered,lol…I am wishing though that I had brought one or two…or all…of my plushies to my partners house…He’s going to be playing the new Titanfall game all weekend and I’m going to be watching scary movies!lol

scaredy-cat

Share Your World … Week 13

Share Your World

Share Your World – 2016 Week 13

Are you left or right handed?  

I am left-handed…I am the devil child =P It’s still really odd to me that think that only a couple of decades ago people were punished for writing with their left hands. It’s bizarre.

If you had only one TV, would you prefer the TV in the living room or another room?

This is an interesting question, only a year ago I put a television into my room and still have a television in the lounge/living room. It’s great having a tv in my bedroom, especially when you’re sick or have a self inflicted “headache”. It can really be destructive as well, because even when you’re not ill, you stay in your bed all day. So if I had to choose I would actually keep only one in my living/loung room.

Have you ever participated in a distance walking, swimming, running, or biking event? Tell your story.

No I have not, I know, it’s terrible! I am more likely to participate in a reading marathon, or craft type marathon >.<

Complete this sentence: Love is… 

when you know you feel safe and protected. You know that you can do whatever, say whatever you want and never feel unsafe and never feel threatened…For your health and well-being as well.

Cee Photography note: *Most photos for my SYW post were found on google searches … unless I say they are my photography.*

My sweet Oasis: The Daily Post

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/oasis/

A sanctuary is a place you can escape to, to catch your breath and remember who you are. Write about the place you go to when everything is a bit too much.

This would definitely have to be my bedroom, my place of sanctuary and safety. Especially now with my new t.v. and awesome partner getting me a chromecast, I just need a little fridge in there and I could hide there for days (although staying in a caravan I know that can be just as dangerous!). I love the nights were I just take my computer, put my television on in the background and just read my book, while I have DJuma Cam – Ustream on in the background. It is such bliss! It’s amazing how much creativity happens on those nights too! lol

Share Your World…Week 48

Share Your World

http://http://ceenphotography.com/2015/11/30/share-your-world-2015-week-48/

Are you a hugger or a non-hugger?

It honestly depends who I am with, if I am comfortable I am totally a hugger and a cuddler too. If I feel uncertain (and that can change too) I wont feel comfortable hugging. I’ve hugged someone I didn’t feel comfortable hugging and it didn’t end well, so I learnt from that one! By “change” I mean (for example) there was a group of friends that I thought I was close too and hugged them all the time. However (and to be completely honest) as things changed …ie Younger and more ‘exciting’ models came in. There “true” friendships came out and I started to stop hugging them…Now I barely see any of them any-more.

What is your favorite toppings on pizza?

Woo, there is two that I really love and because of the vast difference between them. My two favourite are “Ham and Pineapple” and the other one is called here, at least, “Double Bacon Cheeseburger”.

If you were the original designer of one existing corporate logo, which one would you select?

I actually really had to think about this one! But  I am going to go ahead with my first thought. I thought of the Barbie Logo. It’s a globally well know logo, that has been standing the test of the time.

Complete this sentence:  Where I can seek my solace is… 

In the quiet of my bedroom, my bedroom is definitely my safe place. I definitely cannot find solace if I don’t feel safe.