A great many things happened to me in 2013. Some good. Some not so good. Some awful. I wouldn’t change any part of this journey, because it has led me to this very moment. I dealt with the bad; I want to celebrate the good.
Pumpkin and his mommy on Christmas Day, 2013
The arrival of my newest nephew, Pumpkin, is one of the great highlights of my year. I love this little old man so very much. From the top of his soft little head, all the way across that smoochable face with the chubby jowls and multiple chins; his baby fingers and his fat little feet. He is perfection personified, and I couldn’t be happier to have him call me Titi (when he finally talks).
2013 brought a few new people into my life, like the beautiful Kristina, pictured above. I am so thankful for her.
My first freelance assignment was front page, above the fold.
I spent quality time with people I love to have fun with.
We laughed and smiled a lot.
Sometimes we were downright silly.
My mom and dad did a lot to remind me that I am loved and valued and have a purpose. I am so grateful for that.
My brother is still my little brother in all the important ways, and that is cool with me.
There are many things, feelings, people, habits and thoughts that I will leave behind in 2013, but what I carry forward into 2014 starts on a foundation of love and understanding
Happy New Year to all of you.
Christian is my favorite. His YouTube videos are awesome, and here is the latest he has put together along with Katie Goodrich.
Here’s what happened:
A wealthy religious Southern man told GQ an interview that he believes homosexuality is a sin.
My initial response is who the f*&# cares. It’s not right, but does one person’s opinion have any bearing or effect on my life? No. But after witnessing the reactions, I thought I’d inform you on how you’re being manipulated.
The quotes came from an interview. Not a random run-in with TMZ or drunk Charlie Sheen tirade, a scheduled interview. If for one second you think that Phil Robertson of ‘Duck Dynasty’ isn’t coached by a public relations team prior, you’re an idiot.
They knew what he was going to say and they embraced it.
This situation is a textbook example of feeding the monster, a form of media manipulation performed by expert marketers that may or may not have a conscience. It’s about the millionth time the stunt been done right in front of you this year.
via A&E’s ‘Duck Dynasty’ Stunt is a Textbook Example of Media Manipulation | BenHebert.com.
In the wake of Nelson Mandela’s death on Dec. 5, many
celebrities famous people tweeted words of respect and condolence. Some reflected on what his life and his work meant to them, and some simply thanked him for his service to the world. We live in a culture obsessed with celebrity, and any time a celebrity tweets, someone, somewhere will find a reason to share said tweet.
A tweet widely circulated yesterday and still making the rounds today (because god forbid anyone verify something for themselves instead of believing everything they see on the internet) is one that was falsely attributed to Paris Hilton.
this is a screenshot of an earlier buzzfeed article on the same topic