Champaign-Urbana Pride

Well yesterday I was able to attend Champaign-Urbana’s pride celebration and a couple LGBT panels, which one was sponsorored by Equality Illinois. The panel was very insightful into what they do for us and how they lobby to get policy and laws changed and created so that we don’t have to have any fear. After attending the panels I was able to attend and watch the Pride Parade. One of the things that I learned and didn’t know about was the panic defense against gays. Where someone can potentially getting a lessor sentence or lessor charge by claiming that they were provoked by a gay/lesbian.

There was so many entries in the pride parade. One of the amazing things I saw in the parade and didn’t know they supported LGBT community was Wal-Mart & Sam’s Club as they had a float in the parade. I always thought that they supported the community but never really saw it. The reason I point this out is because when I went to the Chicago Pride, which is a big national parade, Wal-Mart wasn’t in it.

Then I got to see the amazing T-Mobile car sitting in the lot and it was cool.

But I couldn’t have been able to attend this pride nor Chicago’s pride, without an amazing friend Dale. I know that if I’m having mental problems that I have someone else in my corner to talk to if I need it. So thanks Dale for the amazing opportunities you have shown me and continue to do so.

9\11

Today is September 11. Today we honor the lives lost and the lives affected by the horrendous acts that happened on September 11, 2001.

Still to this day I can remember where I was and what I was doing on this day. I was sitting in the school cafeteria serving an in school suspension for having too many detentions. The was chaotic when it happened and went on a lock down. Teachers and students were all over the school in a panic. I ended up stopping one of my friends to find out what was going on as I wasn’t in the loop of the purpose of the chaos. There was students and staff that had family and friends working in the Twin Towers. When they finally realized I was still in cafeteria the principal had me go back to class. We had just had new TV’s installed in all the classrooms and it was being broadcast all over the school on the news channels that we watched after lunch.

Spring Has Sprung

Well its official finally. Spring has sprung, even though Spring on a calendar would show in April, but it didn’t happen here. Instead we stayed in the form of Winter. We had snow all throughout the month of April, one day it was cold the next it was cool. I’m glad to say that Spring is finally here. 

It is so refreshing to be able to open the windows and have some fresh air in the house and being able to smell the fresh cut grass, rain right before it gets here and so much more. It’s just all transcending and captivating. My flowers have sprouted from the ground now and my tulips are in full bloom. I love being able to wake up to the sounds of the birds chirping early in the morning to watching the sunset go down at night. Thankfully we haven’t had to turn the central air on yet, as once that happens no more fresh air that can take you back to your childhood. 

So here’s to another wonderful and hopefully stormy Spring. 

Pride 2017

I can say that this year I won’t be attending Pride 2017 in Chicago like I had plans on doing as it was something that I wanted to do this year. But it’s ok, I am going to go to Champaign-Urbana and go to their Pride celebration and it will be the first time of me going to Pride in Champaign-Urbana during September. I am looking forward to seeing what Champaign-Urbana has to offer for Pride for events as this will be something new and exciting for me to go to this year and am looking forward to going and enjoying myself.

I am going to take a couple of my friends with me so that I’m not going alone as this is something new for me as when I go somewhere new or an event that is new to me, I always go with a friend or a few friends. Although I would much rather go to a much bigger Pride celebration, but one can’t complain as I will be celebrating amongst others in the same thing.

So here’s to Pride 2017 and what it all has to offer.

Memorial Day

double wow, very 💓 warming and touching movie, Can’t stop crying, thank you to all our fallen heroes and those who have returned and faced hardships reintegrating into society. Respect considering this my salute to you all

Mom’s Birthday

Well today is my moms 65th birthday and she won’t have to do anything as she never has to on her birthday as I always wait on her and make her her birthday supper and dessert of her choosing. This year I made her meatloaf, greens, mashed potatoes, creamed corn and for dessert I made her a homemade carrot cake with homemade cream cheese frosting. This is the least I could do for my mother after everything that she does and has done for me. 

So Happy Birthday Mom I hope you had a great day!!! 

Birthday

Well I can say that today was my birthday and turned the amazing 28. Let’s recount today of what all happened! Oh wait nothing happened. Today was just another day and turned out to be a shitty birthday and to be exact the worst birthday I have ever had. I wasn’t able to hang out with any of my friends or even go out to the bar like I wanted to and have a few good drinks. Today was just another shitty day in the neighborhood as usual. So here’s to next years birthday and see what it brings, probably the same as this years. 

Christmas

Well today ended up turning into a great day, even though we didn’t eat at our normal time like usual but it all still turned out good. I didn’t end up getting anything for Christmas this year, but you know what that is ok because I was able to get my mom something real nice for Christmas and was able to get my niece something as well. I went out of my way to make sure that they had something under the tree for them to unwrap and they were pleased with what they ended up with. I ended up getting my mom a digital picture frame and had it all loaded with pictures for her that way all she had to do was just plug it in and start enjoying it right away. I got my niece a portable DVD/Blu Ray player for her Christmas and she just fell in love with it. Those were the only two that I really wanted to get anything for as they are the ones that mean something to me and hold a special place in my heart. This Christmas couldn’t have turned out any better, as my expectations for this holiday this year was crap. I can say that I did get something for Christmas, even though I had it at thanksgiving. I went and got me the iPhone 7 Plus in gold and I love it. It is so much better than the 6s Plus that I had, and couldn’t have asked for a better carrier either, the amazing Verizon Wireless, so I know when I travel around the United States, I will have service and able to communicate with all my loved ones and friends.

 

I Will Never Forget

Today marks the 15th anniversary of 9/11. I will never forget. I can remember the day like it was yesterday. I was sitting in school in the school cafeteria on a in-school suspension and all of a sudden ruckus broke out within the school. I didn’t know what was going on or what happened. I ended up finding out when one of my friends ran by the cafeteria and told me what was going on. The school ended up canceling my suspension so that I could be with my class. Every classroom you walked by the TV was turned on and we all sat in our respective classes and just watched the news. We were all broken and saddened that this could happen to our country. Little did we know then, this could’ve happened to any country. I had classmates that lost family members and friends to this horrendous act of Terrorism on our land. 

So I will never forget! 

We Will Never Forget!

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Father’s Day

Well today is Father’s Day. To me anymore Father’s Day is just another day. It has nothing special for me at all. I see on Facebook everyone wishing their fathers either alive or in heaven, a happy fathers day. I can say that I don’t wish my father a happy father’s day as he isn’t in my life or a part of it. Yes there are times that I wish that he was, but most of the time I am glad that he isn’t because he was never a father to me just to my other brothers. The only person that was a father to me, was my brother Lawrence. But nowadays he don’t even act like it anymore. He wonders why I can’t get along with him most of the time and thats the main reason. He keeps throwing it in my face that he raised me and everything, but that’s all changed. He’s more of a father to other peoples kids anymore than what he is to me.

To me Father’s Day is just another depressing day of the year, so I don’t even acknowledge it. Theres no point in celebrating it, in my opinion as I don’t have a father or father like figure in my life like I used to when I was growing up or in my teen years. So here’s to another depressing holiday.