Birthday: February 15
Zodiac: Aquarius, Horse
Lineage: American and Hispanic.
•Behind the Mask•
Decribe yourself in 5 words: sarcastic, independent, effervescent, argumentative, and imaginative
Likes: reading, originality, faeries, swinging, marching band, classical music, cats, soccer, snakes, biology, physics, chemistry, band, lord of the rings, harry potter
Dislikes: liars, double standards, smacking, smoking
Talents: clarinet playing
Hobbies: Reading, jogging, clarinet, marching band, soccer
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite Food: Rice, tamales, gumbo, black olives, spicy nacho doritos, chester's hot fries
Favorite Movies: Pride and Prejudice, Ever After, Lord of the Rings, V for Vendetta, Save the Last Dance, Anastasia, The Notebook, Center Stage, Silver Bullet, Mean Girls, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Music: Classical and Rock (favourite bands/artists include: Something Corporate, Story of the Year, Taking Back Sunday, Coheed & Cambria, Yellowcard, AFI, John Mayer, Avril Lavigne, The Hush Sound, Eisley, Jet, Kelly Clarkson, Third Eye Blind, Vertical Horizon, Savage Garden)
Phobias: having to find your way in pitch black.
Goals: become a member of congress/the senate (maybe even President if I get extremely lucky), get married, have a family. smaller goals include getting into a good college (Rice or UT), read 50 books this year, and get exemptions for finals this semester
Give song lyrics that describe you:
Affirmation - Savage Garden
I believe the sun should never set upon an argument
I believe we place our happiness in other people's hands
I believe that junk food tastes so good because it's bad for you
I believe your parents did the best job they knew how to do
I believe that beauty magazines promote low self esteem
I believe I'm loved when I'm completely by myself alone
I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can't appreciate real love 'til you've been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye
I believe you can't control or choose your sexuality
I believe that trust is more important than monogamy
I believe your most attractive features are your heart and soul
I believe that family is worth more than money or gold
I believe the struggle for financial freedom is unfair
I believe the only ones who disagree are millionaires
I believe forgiveness is the key to your unhappiness
I believe that wedded bliss negates the need to be undressed
I believe that God does not endorse tv evangelists
I believe in love surviving death into eternity
Anything But Ordinary - Avril Lavigne
Sometimes I get so weird
I even freak myself out
I laugh myself to sleep
It's my lullaby
Sometimes I drive so fast
Just to feel the danger
I wanna scream
It makes me feel alive
Is it enough to love?
Is it enough to breathe?
Somebody rip my heart out
And leave me here to bleed
Is it enough to die?
Somebody save my life
I'd rather be anything but ordinary please
To walk within the lines
Would make my life so boring
I want to know that I
Have been to the extreme
So knock me off my feet
Come on now give it to me
Anything to make me feel alive
Let down your defences
Use no common sense
If you look you will see
that this world is a beautiful
accident, turbulent succulent
opulent permanent, no way
I wanna taste it
Don't wanna waste it away
•This or That•
Hero or villain? Hero
Past or future? Future
Water or fire? Water
Wisdom or knowledge? Wisdom
Reality or fiction? Fiction
Simplicity or complexity? Complexity
Cautious or brave? Brave
•Ideas are bullet-proof•
A paragraph on something political you feel strongly about:
Separation of church and state:
Thomas Jefferson stated “in every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to Liberty.” Although religious individuals can claim that religion gives one a basis for the sense of ethics they uphold, the society of America was not founded on the views of theocrats, but on the basis of democracy.
Throughout America, people use their scripture to justify their actions. They go to services and listen to the teachings of their Lord as the service leader interprets them. For thousands of people, this is a natural way of life that, if taken away, would create mass chaos. Individuals are given a reason to behave and follow all mandates of their scripture as the promise of access into “heaven” is granted to all those who are virtuous. With those standards, religion encourages its followers to be righteous and have strong morals. These trustworthy followers and the promise of a divine reward for good deeds make religion seem like a most perfect choice on which to base one’s lifestyle.
On the other hand, with or without religion, good people will do good things, and bad people will do bad things. While religion might instill the values that are necessary to life, people can also teach them to others as well. Society does not need religion to properly inform individuals of the values they should uphold in their lifestyles. Simultaneously, religious views vary with the broad spectrum of faiths that the world offers. With so many choices, who is to say which one is right any more than any other one? With religions competing to be the most successful and to have more members than any other, they also seem to have some odd idea that they should hold some form of influence in the government. In 1777, Thomas Jefferson wrote the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom for the purpose of integrating the idea of separation of church and state into the government in order to be fair to all faiths. In today’s society, Christianity tries to dominate governmental decisions, especially in the areas of gay marriage and abortion. If Christianity claims to be fair and states they want equality for all mankind, would it not make sense that they would support separation of church and state, in order to be fair to all denominations? Considering the diversity of faith that America supports, no single religion can take over the government and make the majority of the decisions. It will create chaos and inequality, the very things our Founding Fathers strove to overcome. With this in mind, religion should be extricated from society as it is beginning to unravel the very ideas of democracy and equality our founding fathers worked so hard to achieve, the same ideas that make up the basis of American government. It would not reflect America well to have its whole social order collapse due to people trying to create a theocracy. That is not what this country was designed for, but indeed the exact opposite.
Although completely abolishing religion would cause torrents of chaos, keeping it also causes chaos. Instead, religion should be acknowledged and honored, but should also be kept out of governmental decisions in an effort to be fair to all, and also in an effort to maintain the ideals our founding fathers fought to uphold so long ago.
(We had to write a politcal essay for English a few weeks ago, and this is what I wrote. It is something I feel very strongly about, and I'm sorry it's quite a bit more than a paragraph, but I feel that, sometimes, you can't put limits on your opinions.)
•V for Vendetta•
Favorite character: Evey
Least favorite character: Chancellor Sutler
If you were given a chance to look behind V's mask, would you? In all reality, yes and no. My curiousity would be much too strong and I would like love to satisfy it.. but then again, what he looked like gave nothing to him as a person. It was his ideas that defined him, and as I always believe you should never judge a book by it's cover, in the end I probably wouldn't.
Would you have joined V's revolution? Absolutely.. but in a nonviolent way. I don't agree with violence in justifying your ideas because I see that if you use violence, you have practically negated your whole cause. Violence really doesn't solve anything.
One or two pictures of yourself please. If you have none, you can describe how you look:
My cat, Sam, whom I love very, very much.