Thursday, August 28, 2008

Women and Self Defense

One of the blogs I watch here is Championing Ourselves Blog. You can see it's right there on my Blog List. It is a blog about physical feminisim, which is something that is rather a new idea to me. But in light of my recent fitness goals and also getting older and having an interest in being as strong on the outside as I am behind that curtain in my brain, I have rather enjoyed the entries on this blog.

Yesterday's entry was a really good one. It speaks of rape and self defence. It is a Great encouragement for any woman who has been reluctant to take self defense classes. We all need those. In fact, we all need to take classes regularly instead of once in our life as is the current trend.

Self-defense and aquaintance rape

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Dog Fighting Hot Line

If at any time you believe you see evidence of dog fighting and especially if you have witnessed a dog fight and can provide information towards putting people away involved with this sport, please call this number and report it.

Also call your local law inforcement. This hotline is no substitute for the police in this matter, but they are a good secondary attack to put dog fighters out of business, or at least give some respite to the animals currently invovled.


-- The Dogfighting Hot Line (1-877-847-4787) is sponsored by the HSUS.
-- You can receive an award of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a dogfighter.
-- All information is kept confidential; no one will know you've called.
-- The line is answered 24/7.
-- You can leave a message, talk to an investigator, or get their e-mail address and leave your own.
-- If a dogfight is in progress, immediatel y call the police, 9-1-1. Then call the hot line.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A competitive shocker

"I'm not competitive, when I see something that belongs to me, I just go get it."

I have never thought of myself as a competitive person. Beating someone at a game has never been something that I HAD to do to make myself happy. In fact, in my brief stint in the one sport I've ever participated in for my whole life, rowing, the races were the Worst part of the sport for me. I hated them. I hated competing with my fellow singers for Choir competitions as well. I remember the last one of my Choir career, I flat out skipped because I didn't care.

However, there is something in this Hollywood Stock Exchange that brings out a competitive crazy person. The quote above is something I Actually said about myself in regards to my desire to climb the ladder to the top of my league. I was shocked.

I finally added the newest members of the league to my listing. They've been playing for a while, I just didn't have then on my listing. Well, now there's two more people in my way for being top dog. I was only one step away, now I'm 3.

All I have to say to those two extra folks in my way is, "Bring It On!"

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Photos from Vigil for Burma

I've been sitting on these images for a while now. I just hadn't had a chance to download them to see if I had anything worth posting. I took very few photos because it was very windy and once the wind stopped the light was gone. But here are the best of the crop and, to me, the most meaningful.

These candles represent the rally for Democracy on 8/8/1988 and each year up to the 8/8/2008 anniversary.

And this is a vigil candle lit by a demostrator in rememberance.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Vigil for Burma

I'm no where Near well read on this topic, so please excuse me for not speaking about it at length.

Since the tsunami in Myanmar, the world is beginning to get the picture that Burma's government is not exactly on the level for human rights.

On August 8th, there is a Global Day of Action for Burma. According to the Dallas Feminists Meetup Group, the Vigil for Burma will be held at 7pm on Friday Aug 8, 2008 at Dallas City Hall Plaza, 1500 Marilla St.

There are activities going on all over the US and in other countries, so if this particular issue is close to your heart, join the world in making a stand.