Today is my 300th post.
This is supposedly a huge milestone for a blogger, because Blogger can only archive 300 posts at a time. CP, however, having a geek for a husband and the worlds largest hard drive, has already chronicled and archived her shit from day one, so this is not a milestone for me at all. So there. See you on my Bloggerversary later this month.
In December 1st news, I am blogging from my brand new home. Gorgeous. Mine.
In Happy December news, I was fired today by L-Rex.
However, both of those things mean NOTHING to me, if you aren't going to remember the most important thing about December 1st.
Today is World AIDS Day.
I encourage all of you, if you can, please...send a five dollar donation to the cause. Even a one dollar donation. Every cent counts. Every penny goes towards a child being able to receive a cocktail of pills or vaccination to help increase their life expectancy. It allows a father to see his children for another day. It allows victims of fate to be forgiven for perhaps an error in judgment that has now cost them their lives. Everyone deserves a second chance. Everyone.
Break out a red ribbon today. Wear it all weekend long in support of the cause. Break the silence and the prejudice of those living with AIDS and HIV by talking about it. Or, if you have the time? Attend a World AIDS DAY event.
Follow the banner above to get to the heart of what truly matters today.
As for me, personally? I am not going to let this destroy me. I am a good person, a charitable person with an open heart and mind. I am going to look to this firing as an opportunity to grow, to thrive and perhaps in some way, change the world. I am going to do what I have been putting off since my post, "Over The Moon" from two weeks ago. I am going to call the nursing board and schedule to take my exam. I am in a brand new home. I am on a brand new medicine that will hopefully help me to regain some control of my world. It is time to start my brand new life.
Today, on December 1st, 2006...on World AIDS Day, I will take the necessary steps to further my education so that I may further the education of others.
In the interim, I am off to Orlando for the evening to celebrate the 40th birthday of my childhood best friend, Abby. We are going to spend the night in Pleasure Island, celebrating life, love and friendship. The last hurrah before living the life of an unemployed nurse. Hopefully, there is more in store for me than this.
I hope all of you spend the weekend doing something (or someone) that you love.
15 Minutes Later Edit: I did it. I registered for my exam. January 30th, 9am in Tampa. If you have 10 minutes while you are driving to work, taking a shit, masturbating, whatever it is you do on that day...please, give me a quick thought. Pray/think/hope/wish that I pass this exam so I can send L-Rex a big bouquet of flowers that says "Thank You For Firing Me and Allowing My Life to Begin". Maybe I can have my former co-worker and baby sister, D., snap a picture of her grazing on the roses while cursing my name and blood shooting out of her pulsing forehead vein. That would be fun, no? Wish me luck.