From the fall of 1993 to the summer of 1996, I lived on Governor’s Island. It’s probably my favorite place I’ve ever lived. So when we were forced to move to Annapolis, Maryland after the island was closed, I was devastated. I could handle moving no problem, I knew I’d see all my friends again since most of their parents were being stationed in Chesapeake, and I knew I’d be able to make new friends where ever I moved* , but I couldn’t handle not being able to go back and see the places I made memories in like I did with Michigan and Massachusetts. I’d never be able to go to another dollar movie, or visit P.S. 26, or play on the docks where I made the mistake of stepping on a sewage hose that was attached to one of the ferries, and I’d never be able to look out my bedroom window and see Ellis Island**, The Statue of Liberty, and the Manhattan skyline.
After watching Girl in a Coma’s video for Our Cell, I was reminded of Castle Williams, so I googled it, and the lead me to the Governor’s Island wiki page, where I got the best. news. ever:
"Since its transfer in 2003, Governors Island has been open to the public during the summer season."
Why did I not know about this sooner? I probably should have realized it was open to the public when the first quick fire challenge of this season’s Top Chef took place on Governor’s Island, but I was too busy thinking “Hey! I think they’re right by the clinic!” which lead to thoughts of playing “Doctor” with Padma, which stopped the “childhood memories” train of thought right in it’s tracks. But whatevz! I can visit Governor’s Island again!
*My outgoing/overbearing personality is due to moving so often and having to learn how to make friends quickly.
**The very place through which my Great Grandmother entered America via Ireland, at the age of 14. My brother and I bragged that our Nana Harriette “came from ‘Aladin’s Castle’, since we could never remember what it was actually called.
Rude! I’m a redhead, and if someone tried to fuck with me I would show them what “evil” and “soulless” really is. Ha, I love acting tough. In all reality, I’ll probably just join the “Who Thinks Kick a Ginger Day is stupid” group on Facebook. That’ll show ‘em.
I may join the “Kick a Ginger” group, but only because Lisa (AKA Evil Redhead) hurt me first.
I knew a girl and her name was Judy. She wasn’t really a girl, more of an old woman. She was in her late 60s(?), she was under five feet tall, she always wore the cutest little outfits, and she was super spunky. I miss her.
Now that that’s out of the way I can speak openly of my love for AnnaLynne McCord, or more specifically, Naomi Clark. I can’t help it, I love bitches. Especially ones with lovely smiles. I know I’m supposed to hate her, and cheer for Annie, but there’s something about Annie that I find annoying, I’m not sure what it is, but I just do. Naomi’s my second favorite character on the show (my favorite being Silver), so when I saw this
while perusing the November 24th issue of Star, I had a rather large smile on my face.
Yes, yes, I realize that they were probably just fucking with the paparazzi. But you know what? I don’t care.
“Fat men in our society still deserve love, and fat women don’t. So what’s the appeal in making fun of that?”—Sarah Silverman, giving me yet another reason to absolutely adore her, in the Oct/Nov issue of Bust
So if you know me, then you probably know that I’m upset about the anti-gay legislation that has passed in 4 states this election day. It put a huge damper on my elation over Obama being elected president. How can we as a country, come so far as to elect a person of color as president, but still not provide every citizen the same basic rights.
What happened on November 4th in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, and California was unconstitutional. The Constitution is supposed to protect the minority, but instead, the majority voted on the rights of the minority. But, this past week has given me much hope for the future. The ACLU is filing a law suit, people were protesting in New York and California all week, and on Saturday there was a nation wide protest. I was unable to go to the march in Minneapolis because I had been sick with strep throat all week, and could not afford to miss another day of work.
Like Whoopi said, this isn’t about gay, straight, black, white. It’s a about equality, and even though America has some blemishes in that area, it has always seemed to squash the injustice, and right the wrongs, so I am hopeful that this injustice will too, be a distant memory.
Plus, don’t you want me (your friend) to be able to get married some day?