I am not offended very easily. I have a sarcastic, warped sense of humor and I usually just shrug things off and don't take things very personally. However of late, I have been offended. Repeatedly. By the same people. What is continuously offending me? I am being considered a racist. If you know me--personally--then I am sure your eyes have just widened considerably. If you do not know me very well, let me tell you a little bit about myself and then I will tell how it's come about that I've been called a racist.
I was raised in a household with two older brothers (who weren't nice at all to their little sister) and my parents. My dad worked two jobs to support us and keep a roof over our heads so the only time we really saw him was during weekends (he worked 1st and 2nd shifts so by the time he got home we were already in bed). I loved my dad. I respected my dad. I thought my dad hung the moon. He was my hero. Therefore I hung on his every word and tried to live my life by the principles he taught us. One of those principles was that you did not judge a person by the color of their skin but rather by their merit, personality, who they were as a person. I have lived by this advice every day of my life. I pride myself on not "seeing" color when I look at a person. And I have never, EVER uttered the "N" word in my LIFE and nor would I utter it now. If I had even said that word when I was growing up I probably wouldn't of been able to pick myself up off the floor for a week.
Now, considering all this, how do you wonder, could I have come to be called a racist? Well I suppose some people in these times, seem to think that if you do not support the current president or agree with his policies and if you stand up for America and what you believe in, and you don't have the same opinions as these said people, you are now all grouped as being racist. This is not only untrue, but it is also hurtful to those of use who are not racist in the slightest. As I have stated before, I tend not to take things personally nor get offended, but I cannot help to take this personal. "Racist" is an ugly word in my opinion, therefore being deemed as being one because I do not have the same political views or opinions of others is hurtful to me. And it makes me wonder, do others see me this way too because of what I believe in? I certainly hope they do not.
Because of this reason, and because I can no longer deal with being offended in this way, I have unfollowed some people on Twitter who I have been following for a long time. It's not political. I still follow others who do not agree with my political views, however; these people have never offended me the way these others have. These people are making me so angry and I do not want to be an angry person so I believe it is in my best interest, and theirs, to just unfollow them. I will miss our joking around but I just cannot deal with offensive remarks any longer. I hope you have a very happy and healthy life. All I ask is that maybe you should think of people and who they are before you call them ugly names and group them all together because you don't agree politically.
Oh, and some of you just post links to things which doesn't offend me--just annoys the crap out of me.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
I'm very excited to announce my next new item: fabric storage baskets! These are made the same way as my magnet baskets except in three sizes:
Large: 12" wide x 7" high
Medium: 10" wide x 5 1/2" high
Small: 7 1/2" wide x 4" high.
These can either be hung or just set on a shelf. To hang them, you can slip either a curtain rod or painted dowel through the loops and place it on brackets. These are also reversible! Simply flip them inside out and you have a new look! They will also fit inside each other for storage.Bonanzle shop! This is where I will be selling items such as these, purses, and non-baby/children related items. I have a few things listed there now if you'd like to check it out.
I was going to give this set away on my blog, but alas, I had a "bad sewing day" and had some issues with how they turned out, so I will probably give this set to my mom or keep them for myself. I haven't quite decided on that yet. I would like to give a set of them away in the future though. Does that sound like a good deal to you?