Saturday, November 19, 2005

You know you are from TEXAS if........
~You can properly pronounce Corsicana, Palestine, Decatur, WichitaFalls, San Antonio, Mexia, Waco, and Amarillo.
~A tornado warning siren is your signal to go out in the yard and look for a funnel.
~You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
~You know that the true value of a parking space is not determined by the distance to the door, but by the availability of shade.
~You think everyone from a bigger city has an accent.
~You measure distance in minutes.
~Little Smokies are something you serve only for special occasions.
~You listen to the weather forecast before picking out an outfit.
~You know cowpies are not made of beef.
~Someone you know has used a football schedule to plan their wedding date.
~You have known someone who has had one belt buckle bigger than your fist.
~You aren't surprised to find movie rental, ammunition, and bait all in the same store.
~A Mercedes Benz is not a status symbol. A Ford F-250 Turbo Diesel 4x4 is.
~You know everything goes better with Ranch.~You actually get these jokes and are "fixin' " to send them to your friends.
~You go to the river/lake because you think it is like going to theocean.
~Finally, you are 100% Texan if you have ever heard this conversation:
"You wanna coke?"
"Yeah."
"What kind?"
"Dr. Pepper."
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If you are from Texas sign this and pass it on to share with other Texans!!
Lets see how many people we can get from the Lone Star State!!!
1. Erin K. - New Braunfels TX2. Tasena H.- Leander TX3. Melo - Katy, TX4. Charlie - Washington BIRTHPLACE OF Tx5. Jeremy - Brenham, TX6. Sarah- Spring and Washington, TX7. Hailey-Brenham, TX8.Lisa-Temple tx9. Andrew-- copperas cove tx10. Nikki-Corpus Christi/Killeen Tx11. Jasen - Dallas, Tx.12. Joseph - FT. Worth, TX.13. Daniel - Killeen, TX14. Stephen- Nacogdoches, TX.15. Sarah-Nacogdoches, TX16. Joel V. - Nacogdoches,TX17. heather mills parker-dallas, tx18. Kim-Lufkin, TX 19. Dillon T. - Diboll/Lufkin, TX20. Jaimee- Center, TX21.hunter-huntsville,tx22. Courtney - Missouri City, TX23. Mark - Missouri City, TX24. Jessica - Missouri City, TX25. Brittni- Missouri City, TX!26. Stephanie-Abilene, TX27. Keke-LeNe tOwn, TX28. Jonathan-Lil' Jon- Lene town, TX29. Kristina- Abilene, TX(right now germany cuz military)30. Chris-ABILENE, TX --- Hell yea baby!!31. Manases AKA NOS - LENE TOWN, TX AKA ABILENE BUT CURRENTLY CEDAR HILL/DALLAS TX32. Alan Dallas, TX Lived here all my life, 27 years. (Even turned down a high paying job to stay in Texas, NOW THATS DEVOTION). 33. Lance - New Braunfels/Dallas34. Vanessa - bedford, TX35. Timothy - Albany/Fort Worth, TX36. Amanda - Garland/ currently Lewisville, tx37. Morgan- Mesquite, Dallas, Garland, Plano, Allen, Richardson... pretty much every suburb of dallas.... lol38. Preston - Mesquite, Allen and fuck do I miss them39. Natasha-Dallas, Granbury, Sanger, Denton, Arlington, Lewisville, Coppell....so pretty much everywhere in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.... 40. Jeramie... DALLAS...41. Stephanie~~Fort Worth 42. Emily - Crowley,Tx

Sunday, November 13, 2005

TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF - The Survey
Name:Emily
Birthday:March 7th
Birthplace:Fort Worth,TX
Current Location:Millspring,NC
Eye Color:Blue
Hair Color:Brown
Height:5'5"
Right Handed or Left Handed:Right handed
Your Heritage:German
The Shoes You Wore Today:Flip Flops
Your Weakness:Chocolate
Your Fears:Suffocation
Your Perfect Pizza:Canadian Bacon and Pineapple
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year:Figure out where to go next year
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger:Wench, Please!
Thoughts First Waking Up:Oh God turn the noise off!
Your Best Physical Feature:My flat smile
Your Bedtime:when I pass out
Your Most Missed Memory:Clubbin with Megan in Little Rock
Pepsi or Coke:pepsi
MacDonalds or Burger King:McDonalds
Single or Group Dates:don't care
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea:Lipton
Chocolate or Vanilla:Chocolate
Cappuccino or Coffee:Coffee
Do you Smoke:I have before
Do you Swear:all the time
Do you Sing:in the Shower
Do you Shower Daily:hECK yEAH
Have you Been in Love:yes
Do you want to go to College:already been
Do you want to get Married:one day not today
Do you belive in yourself:of course
Do you get Motion Sickness:nope
Do you think you are Attractive:HECK YEAH
Are you a Health Freak:Not all the time
Do you get along with your Parents:yeah pretty well
Do you like Thunderstorms:OH My Gosh YES
Do you play an Instrument:Flute
In the past month have you Drank Alcohol:Oh Yeah
In the past month have you Smoked:maybe
In the past month have you been on Drugs:no
In the past month have you gone on a Date:yes
In the past month have you gone to a Mall:yes
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos:not on my own
In the past month have you eaten Sushi:Heck Yeah
In the past month have you been on Stage:well not with an audience but I did visit Erostas' Set
In the past month have you been Dumped:no
In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping:no
In the past month have you Stolen Anything:no
Ever been Drunk:Yes
Ever been called a Tease:Yes
Ever been Beaten up:no
Ever Shoplifted:no
How do you want to Die:in my sleep
What do you want to be when you Grow Up:A House Wife
What country would you most like to Visit:China
In a Boy/Girl..
Favourite Eye Color:Brown
Favourite Hair Color:Brunette
Short or Long Hair:Short
Height:6'
Weight:don't care
Best Clothing Style:Comfortable
Number of Drugs I have taken:As long as you don't do it anymore I don't care
Number of CDs I own:I don't Care
Number of Piercings:I don't Care
Number of Tattoos:Ooh I do like Tattoos
Number of things in my Past I Regret:2

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Friday, November 11, 2005

Family

There are complete strangers I consider closer to me than certain people that share the same gene pool as myself!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

My latest boredom

Emily, your emotions are triggered by your underlying belief in Honesty

In other words, your commitment to leading an honest life, and your belief in the truth, directly affect how, and how often, you experience certain feelings.For example, your test results indicate that you're most fulfilled when you can share all your thoughts and feelings — good or bad. That factor is directly related to your fundamental belief in honesty and the range of emotions it triggers. Based on your belief in honesty, where do you rank in the emotional landscape? Which of your emotions dominate your life? And how can you learn to control your emotions?

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Interratial Relationship Statistics

DATING EXPERIENCES AND ATTITUDES (based on 496 teens who have dated)
Have dated someone of another race
All: 57% Whites: 47% Blacks: 28% Hispanics: 90%
Have not, but would consider it
All: 30% Whites: 36% Blacks: 28% Hispanics: 9%
Would not consider it
All: 13% Whites: 17% Blacks: 12% Hispanics: 1%
Percent of whites who have dated a Black: 17% Hispanic: 33% Asian: 15%
Percent of blacks who have dated a White: 44% Hispanic: 38% Asian: 10%
Percent of Hispanics who have dated a White: 82% Black: 40% Asian: 25%
HOW PARENTS REACT
How parents say they would (or did) react if (or when) their teen dated interracially:
Totally fine with it: 62% Would/did mind: 34% Depends: 4%
How teens say their parents would (or did) react if (or when) they dated interracially:
Totally fine with it: 64% Would/did mind: 34% No opinion: 2%
Percent of adults who agree with statement:
'It's all right for blacks and whites to date each other.'
1987: 48% Now: 69%
HOW TEENS REACT
Types of interracial dating most likely to cause problems with other teens of the same race/ethnicity as the person dating, based on the percentage of teens who say it would cause problems:
White dating a black: 24%
Black dating a white: 23%
Black dating an Asian: 21%
Asian dating a black: 19%
Black dating a Hispanic: 12%
Hispanic dating an Asian: 11%
Hispanic dating a black: 11%
White dating an Asian: 11%
Asian dating a Hispanic: 10%
White dating a Hispanic: 10%
Hispanic dating a white: 10%
Asian dating a white: 8%
WHY TEENS DATE
Percent of teens who give these reasons for interracial dating:
Find the person attractive: 97%
Care about the person: 91%
Are open-minded: 89%
Are curious: 75%
Trying to be different: 54%
Rebelling against parents: 47%
Trying to be cool: 46%
Trying to get attention of parents: 43%


Enough Statistics
"Like all children, multiracial and multiethnic children need heroes with whom they can identify. They need to know that multiracial and multiethnic people can be successful. James Audubon (ornithologist), Tiger Woods (golfer), Maria Tallchief (ballet dancer), and Betty Okino (Olympic gymnasts) are just a few examples of these heroes (http://www.ed.gov/). "
"All children have special needs and situations with which they deal with on a daily basis. However, multiracial children not only have to deal with the normal difficulties of childhood and family situations, they have to also deal with an identity situation (Harsha). Multiracial Children have identity issues and concerns of experiencing a sense of being different (physical appearance, name, language, etc), experiencing not fully belonging to any ethnic group, experiencing difficulty with incorporating different heritages into one identity, and experiencing racism from all ethnic groups, including their own. Children of mixed racial and ethnic heritage need an enhanced sense of self and identity and greater intergroup tolerance, language facility, and an appreciation of minority group cultures. The sense of self and identity develops over the entire span of childhood, therefore schooling has an important role in multiracial children’s lives. "

References
1. Harsha, Kacy L., “Implications for Teachers of Multiracial Children.”
2. Poston, C. W. (1990). The multiracial identity development model: A needed addition.
3. Wardle, Francis, “Helping Multiracial and Multiethnic Children Escape No Man’s Land”
4. Wardle, Francis (1999), “Children of Mixed Race—No Longer Invisible”
5. Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. Diverse Issues “Diversity in People: What Are You? No simple answer for bi-racial people.”
6. http://www.ed.gov/