- So the day that I have been waiting for for at least the past 8 years is finally here! The first election day that I get to vote…..whoohoo! The polls will open in about 5 hours or so on the east coast….and hopefully in 24 hours we will know who our next president will be. For some of us, this is our first election, and some of you can’t even vote yet. Regardless of your age, please please please try to pay attention to what happens on election day and for the four years following it. Soon you will have the right to vote if you don’t already, and when you do, don’t be apathetic and think that you just don’t understand politics, so you shouldn’t even try. Educate yourself on the issues, or ask someone who you trust to explain everything to you. It does take some effort, but once you are 18, there is no reason for you to not care about the issues that are important to our country anymore. Your vote counts as much as your grandmother’s, your town mayor’s, or any random person on the street. I have been really excited this year to see how many young people are coming out to vote and who are voicing their opinions, that is exactly what we should be doing! I haven’t been hearing the regular, “Oh I’m voting for whatshisface because my parents are” line nearly as much this year, which is great because it means that we are starting to take charge of our own decisions. Don’t think that just because we are young it we don’t need to worry about it yet. Before we know it, we will be out on our own and we will be facing the same struggles as many Americans are right now. So if you’re curious, go online and find websites that talk about the issues. dividedwefail.org is a great place to learn about a few issues….and there are tons of other sites that make some of these complicated topics easy for us to understand. So I hope that you have voted or will vote if you can, and if you can’t….take this time to just sit back and watch what happens, and start learning about our country’s political process in advance!
So last week we had our first Blogger Chat….which was so much fun! We had a live video feed, and we got to answer everyone’s questions right then. I found out then that I love talking about stuff that I love…..aka Butler. So make sure you come back for the next one….we pretty much have a blast anyway.
- Now I’m going to backtrack a bit and go back to Homecoming….which was awhile ago….But I have two videos from Yell Like Hell for you to check out….one of the dance team and one of Schwitzer, Tri Delt, and TKE…..
This is part of our Batman Themed routine for Schwitzer, Tri Delt, and TKE
And here is the dance team…
- This past weekend was Halloween, which is one of my favorite holidays….but sadly, it wasn’t as exciting this year. Basically because for the first time in my life possibly, I didn’t get to go trick-or-treating. That is seriously always my favorite night/nights because my friends and I always piled into a car and drove around to our other friend’s houses or our teacher’s houses and got tons of candy. It was always so much fun…..especially when you got a huge group of people to all go together. This halloween was pretty fun too though, I went to VooDoo at Snu, and waited in line for about 45 minutes, and inside it was like wall to wall people…..but on the plus side my boyfriend Scott got to come too, and he was Michael Phelps. So that was fun hearing everyone’s reactions to his costume. haha And on actual Halloween, I played Monopoly. Yeah, I’m cool. I know. I hadn’t played that in ages….and now I remember why. I have the shortest attention span ever…..so Monopoly and I don’t really get along well.
Saturday Night was also our first basketball game…. It was great getting to dance again like that, even though I have to admit I didn’t know everything as well as I should have…..which I’m sure I will take care of before the next game. This winter is going to be so much fun with all the games…
- Well…..I’m off to study more so I can go to bed eventually…and then be excited for the election!!!