Friday, November 21, 2008

gay eharmony?

so this could be good news for some people... I really don't know why eharmony was "forced" into this, other then the initial costs of setting it up they will make "bank" after... but whatever... just don't go onto ksl and read the comments cause like usual they've made a big deal out of it... again whatever...

Online dating site eHarmony will now provide same-sex matches as part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed by a gay man in New Jersey.
Under the terms of the settlement, the matchmaking Web site will launch a new service called "Compatible Partners" next year.
The settlement does not set any legal precedent, but legal experts in Utah say matchmaking sites here could still suffer as a result.
"eHarmony is one of the largest and most established entities in the industry. Now, unfortunately, others will be forced, practically, to fall into line," said legal expert Chris Dexter.
We contacted several of the Utah-based dating Web sites today, but no one wanted to comment.
- ksl.com

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

PAY IT FORWARD

so this is going on right now... I don't think it matters if you donate but the idea behind it is what matters... so if you have some time check it out, I don't think it works without internet explorer? I tried safari and firefox and then went to the library and logged onto a windows based computer... so yeah this is the site (it goes till midnight central time...)

http://www.pifwebcast.com/

if you miss it, the blog is at http://www.payitforwardtoday.org/ just read the stories and pay it forward...

I said that I would post my expirence with PIF so here it is...
Last year I volunteered to do service for the salt lake county aging services by driving elderly in county cars to doctors apointments. One day the supervisor handed me a PIF bracelet and I thought that's cool (I've seen the movie so I knew what it was) I've worn it off and on. I tried visiting the .net site when it wasn't working. I hadn't thought about for awhile now till last week when I heard your interview on one of the country stations I was flipping through and for some reason stopped and listened. I had no idea that you were from here and that you do this all on your own! That's amazing... I obviosly started wearing it again and would love to pick up a hand full to give out... I don't mind stopping by so you don't have to pay for shipping or ill give my address at the end... I am a UofU student that will hopfully grad. in may with an environmental studies degree, I think PIF and the enviroment go hand in hand, if people are good to each other then they will treat the environment better and if the environment is healthier people will be happier... anyway what's going on nov.18 and will there be any local gathering? Anyway thanks for everything I now regularly read the PIF today blogs, it gives me hope...

I have since had different opertunities to give out the braclets and even though they're not anything big, I'm sure it atleast has helped somebody's day a little easier... (and hopfully it will continue from there...)
thanks

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Pay It Forward...

So I wanted to put more effort into this post but lately I've been in a constant rush... This Tuesday there is going to be this huge event this is the following statement from the website (www.payitforwardtoday.org)...

HUGE Worldwide Pay It Forward event coming to a Computer near you on November 18th. We plan on making history November 18th so please join us. Mark your calendars and be sure to spread the word amongst your family and friends. We hope to have the support of millions of people that day to make this a “World Changing Event”.

As of October 22nd we have distributed over 350,000 bracelets to over 50 countries all at no charge and our Goal is to get to 1 billion bracelets. They say you have to think so why not think BIG! This is very lofty goal but there is simply no way we will give up until we make it happen. There is a great saying to go along with any goal, “if you really want to make something happen you will find a way, if you don’t you will find an excuse.”

Lets’ Change the world together!


These guys are actually locally based out of Utah. I requested some bracelets and they sent me a box out... I'll write my "story" about how I heard about them tomorrow but I wanted to get this up so ya'll would be aware of it... the basic theme I think for tuesday is just to remember to "pay it forward" but I think it is going to be kinda like a fund raiser type thing... please don't let that be a reason not to look into it... I really have no clue what it is going to consist of but if you have some time look into it...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

This Saturday Equality March....

I don't know much about this I just got the email from the U's LGBTQ center... but I haven't heard anything about it otherwise so I was putting it up so people can see it....?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

summing up life...

there are so many thoughts going through my head right now and none of them have to do with my big test I haven't begun to study for in just under 4 hours... the first is how long can I live before I come to a breaking point and just give up? I've said I will not commit suicide but really with the church I don't see a different option, I don't want to be a pawn in this game of gods... I have said I have moved on but having the church ingrained into your life is a hard thing to give up, I look to the quote of Stuart Matis's bishop something to the effect of if its a choice between life and death choose life... but it is not good enough, I spend most of my waking moments thinking of directly/indirectly of what my life means because I am gay...

this is quoted off are you one too's blog, it is his friend speaking of what I have always thought but never put into word...

"I greatly fear that this will be the main issue which will divide the Church, as has been prophesied."

I don't want to bring my family into this because if it is all true and they did support me then I'm bringing them down the wrong path... (though I believe the diehards will have to answer to god they will be more in the right then those who chose otherwise)

either way I am screwed im probably not going to hell but it's a lose lose situation... so why do I try? maybe there is a little hope? but in reality there are things I want to do/experience before I end up in some middle class after life or I decompose back into the elements... I do not want to / I will not be in the middle of the "issue which will divide the Church, as has been prophesied"

I know this was rushed and it doesn't get all my points that I have wanted to make but it is the basics, I don't know what will happen but for now I am going to continue living my lame existence, I really need to focus on school for whatever purpose I don't know why but I can't focus so much on this, I don't know how but I guess I am going to force myself to focus on school...

as for the election I look forward to the "change" promised by Obama but like most human beings I am afraid of the initial steps...

Monday, November 3, 2008

last minute prop 8

this is the latest thing in the prop 8 news in utah... it is pretty dramatic but I don't think it is anything unfair/dirty... but whatever this is the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q28UwAyzUkE


and this is the churches reply
The Church has released a statement responding to the ad, stating: "The Church has joined a broad-based coalition in defense of traditional marriage. While we feel this is important to all of society, we have always emphasized that respect be given to those who feel differently on this issue. It is unfortunate that some who oppose this proposition have not given the Church this same courtesy."

I would disagree but even if the "church" has emphasized respect the members have not. I know it goes both ways just read the comments from this on ksl...

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=4697796


whatever it will all be over tomorrow...