January 24th, 2006


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Who originally put the peanut butter on the celery?

Maybe the same type of person who said "hey, that thing that just fell out of the chicken? Let's eat it"

Regardless of who thought it up, peanut butter and celery go together so well, even though it doesn't seem like they should. Cool.

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After reading this article I was finally able to somewhat more compile my thoughts on abortion. I wrote in response to the article's writer. It's word for word what I wrote in specific response to the article, but the ideas are still there. Read? Comment?

I was directed to your article by my older sister (Vivi Abrams, I
believe you know her). I believe myself to be just "pro-choice"
enough to not be "pro-life" -- but because I consider myself to be for
choice, I make myself visible at abortion advocacy type events, such
as a candlelight vigil held in front of the Governor's mansion on
Sunday night. There, about thirty of us discussed abortion ad
nauseam, specifically having the right to make a choice for our own
bodies. It was mostly political. "Stop Alito" and the like. We didn't
discuss when life begins, we didn't talk about individual reproductive
decisions, and we didn't talk about doctors, and their part in all of
this, except to talk about "way back when" before doctors could
perform such surgeries and there were coat-hanger instances.

In was interesting and even somewhat enlightening reading about the
doctor's place in all of this. It reminded me of the Sex and the City
episode where Miranda decides to have an abortion, is told her doctor
doesn't perform them, but, "No judgement!" I think if I ever were to
be a doctor (not going to happen, I hate blood), I wouldn't perform
them. Still with no judgement, and I'd recommend places where it could
be done. Not because I think it shouldn't be done-- there are certain
instances where I think abortions are for the better-- but because I'd
hate to have that responsibility of changing someone's life so much
(and I speak of the mother's life, not the childs) when it could
possibly be the wrong decision. Having that moral conflict on my
shoulders seems like quite a load to bear. If I were to perform them,
there would need to be some sort of informative class. Maybe not for
the woman whose condom broke or the one who missed a day of her pills,
but for the woman who has been in several times and seems to be using
abortion as back-track birth control.

One of the things you mentioned in your article, a quote actually,
reminded me of a discussion I had several weeks ago.

"If you're an abortion provider, and someone comes back for a seventh
one, is that different than someone who comes and weeps on your
doorstep, who says, 'This is the absolute worst thing that has
happened, and I'll never do it again'?"

The discussion was about welfare. Specifically about having too many
children to care for and relying on the government to pay for your

As a reporter, you try to remain objective, but as my sister's friend
who has researched the issue, what are society's (and your) thoughts
on sterilization? At the beginning of this discussion I was
completely against it. But what happens when that woman is in for her
seventh abortion? Is she directed to a class about birth control?
given free birth control (not like condoms aren't handed out like
candy)? At what point does one have to think that perhaps
sterilization is an issue that needs to be discussed? After how many
abortions? After how many children with different last names that
cannot be provided for by the parent(s)?

If you have time to reply to this, I'd really appreciate your thoughts
on the subject. At any rate, thanks for reading.

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WHAT!! ANTHONY RAPP (Mark Cohen in RENT) is going to be in Gainesville ("brought to you by Accent")tomorrow night. I LOVE ANTHONY RAPP. I want to be there. Doors open at 7:15. I really really really want to go. REALLY. I WANT TO MEET HIMMMM

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Family Fun night went well. My mom's workshops always seem to go better than mine. I swear its not the activities or the food or anything. She just gets better families.

I got to take home apples. And a slinky.


Anthony Rapp. Gainesville. Tomorrow night. I really want to go but can't afford the gas alone. Who wants to come with me? I'll be your best friend!


Matthew, Vivi, and Deb (if you haven't heard): Mom's been nominated for the Women Making Magic Award. I'm going to the lunch/awards ceremony tomorrow with her and dad. I just thought I'd let you know.


American Idol.
I watched. I paticularly enjoyed squeaky girl, hair boy, the seventeen year old with the fake looking mustache, and the Michael Jackson guy. Oh, and I really liked the girl whose grandmother was apparently some famous singer.

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I thought my cousin Ben deleted me (according to my fans of thisgirliknow site) until I clicked on him. He deleted his journal, not me.

Poll #659426 Journal deletion

Is there an instance where you would delete your journal?


Why or why not?

I just don't see the point. Even if I was done with it forever, gosh, the memories. I'd want to keep them.

pssst Lauren: I think there's a way to export your entries to your computer using XML or something like that