Senator Wendy Davis is a fucking badass.
There’s this bill that they are trying to pass in Texas that would make it illegal to get any abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and would make it very difficult for abortion centers to continue doing what they do. Governor Rick Perry has already said that if the bill makes it to his desk, he will sign it. And Wendy Davis said fuck no that is not happening.
So she’s filibustering it. That means she asked to talk on the subject at 11:18 this morning, and if she can continue talking about abortion until 11:59 tonight, the bill won’t reach Governor Perry, and they would have to start all over with the bill next time they meet- 2 years from now.
But Wendy has to keep talking. She can’t pause for even a minute, not for food or a sip of water or to go to the bathroom or sit down. She can’t even lean up against anything, or she’s out. So she’s wearing motherfucking PINK NIKE TENNIS SHOES in the middle of the state senate.
She also has to continue talking about the topic. She sent out tweets an other messages last night asking for anyone and everyone’s abortion story, and received a shit load of answers. Her staff is still collecting them, and she’s reading them aloud to the senate. Not only is she making this bill impossible to pass, she may just change some minds while she’s at it.
This is history, guys. Wendy Davis is a motherfucking badass, and we are watching it happen.
She’s putting on for my state and city! Yehyuh!
My Adventure with Coding has Begun
And I’m frustrated as all hell.
So I’ve begun my own mini project to learn how to code. Or at least learn the basics of everything from Python to Ruby…not sure if that’s a proper spectrum but let’s hope I’m in the clear.
I started up on Codecademy.com and have a Gold Membership Scholarship (thanks!) from Treehouse which has come in handy now that I’ve finally started using it. It took a lot of time for me to get my bearings straight with this and actually just sit down and do it. But I’m here and I’m frustrated but I’m having a blast.
The programs that teach you, though I’ve heard of many other options of learning, are quite interesting and very useful. They teach you in a fun way. I never thought I’d be saying this but learning code is actually pretty clever and an enjoyable experience. As I work my way through the Python tutorials, I’m being pleasantly reminded of all the ridiculous Monty Python movies that I’ve watched over the years.
This post is just a simple reminder to keep trying new things. I’m a marketing and entrepreneurship major who has found a passion for code. Check out Codecademy in your free time and if you’re willing to, move up to the ranks of Treehouse for intense and targeted video tutorials on coding.
I’m having a blast and can always use some pointers, so throw em my way! I’ll be posting updates on my journey with code. So far it’s just Python…and I’m stuck so it might take a bit…oh boy.
Can’t stop lovin’ on this song. Be careful, if you’re trying to stay seated or listen to more than one song for the next hour, don’t listen to this one :P
Today was the last day of classes for most of my friends as they scurry around studying for finals and such and I continue on with my job at Embedly that I’ve come to love over the last 4 months. But what I’ve realized is that the Spring/Summer time has begun and that means it’s time to put some new shoes on (great song) and take a stab at all the things that I’ve wanted to learn but haven’t had time just yet. Because New Year’s resolution are for babies, free time changes are better. Here’s my bucket list of summer (very likely to be edited for more specific goals)
- learn to do some basic code (or advanced, sky’s the limit)
- take some serious time about graphic design
- run in some sort of organized athletic event (I suck at running…)
- do a monthly juice cleanse for the summer
- apply for substantial funding for my business venture
- road trip the heck out of some distance
- drastically change my diet…for real this time
I think 7 goals is good for now. I’ll be back to edit them and write more about them but a goal is a goal and hopefully I’ll meet more than not.
Bring on the free time cus I’ve got shit to do!
"On days like this there are no Republicans or Democrats—we are Americans, united in concern for our fellow citizens." —President Obama
Today was and is continuing to be an emotional roller coaster. I wanted to get something out tonight to thank all of those who reached out to me and the people who have stepped up the way they did after this tragedy. Boston is stronger than ever and we are better people than those who have done this to us. I love my friends and family more than anything, especially today.
Sleep soundly Boston, be safe and well.
So…turns out doing a juice cleanse as a college student is near impossible….meal plans, activities, free food (that I desperately need since I’m broke most of the time), and late night cravings. Although I can avoid 2 of those, the meal plan business is probably the biggest problem so…my intentions are to wait this baby out and start this activity when I don’t have a meal plan anymore which should be relatively soon. At this rate, I’m writing to reassure myself more than anyone else…
Healthy living, ain’t so easy.