Saturday, February 26, 2005


I just ran into an interesting article about masturbation on Wired News. The author of the article, Regina Lynn, states that she has tendonitis on both arms. Due to that, she no longer masturbates by hand. She can't! Pain starts shooting up her arms, which obviously prevents her from using her fingers. She needs to use a vibrator or any other device that would allow her to masturbate pain free.

The point of her article is not that she masturbates but that in the state of Alabama the selling, production, or distribution of sexual devices is against the law. Can you imagine that? What about those poor people that have disabilities? What a violation of your privacy!! This thought may have never crossed your mind (honestly, it never crossed mine), but should people with disabilities not be able to enjoy themselves in Alabama?

Even if you could use your own hands, should you not be allowed to buy a sex toy because the law prohibits it? I personally find it odd. Why should the government care about what you do in the privacy of your house? As long as you're not hurting anyone and there are consenting adults involved, who cares?

Read the article. It makes a great point for sex toys, and how these sex toys should match the need of the person. There are even advocates for sexual rights for people with disabilities. I don't care what you think, but sexual activity is a very important aspect of our lives. The people who decided to make this law in Alabama should have realized this.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Embarrassing Moment

Today we had a field trip to the Miami Metro Zoo. First time I've been there and I thought it was pretty neat. The kids were super excited that they were visiting the zoo (some had never been there). I was walking with another teacher and her students (21 kids and only two teachers, but that's a different story). We stop in front of the Asian elephants. These animals are impressive looking. Their size is a bit surreal. Well as the kids are in awe looking at the elephants, the male one decided to show us his stuff. Yup, totally out so that everyone could see. The other teacher quickly walks towards me and says "Do you see that?" Not only did we notice, but of course the little ones noticed. One of my students runs to me and says, "Mrs. Diaz he's showing us his thing, ill!" Once one kid mentions it, it's like a chain reaction they all start pointing to the elephant's penis. All I kept on hearing was, "Mrs. Diaz his pipi is out!" Needless to say, we moved the group out of there very fast. After the fact, I couldn't stop laughing to myself. But at that moment I wanted to hide.

Get This Off My Chest

Did you know that duck rhymes with fuck? That's what an eight year old told me the other day. An eight year old!! Best of all, he came up to my desk giggling when he decided to share this wonderful knowledge. I didn't slap him because I would go to jail for it, but I scolded him enough to make him cry. After all was said and done he gave me the middle finger and grabbed his crotch. When I spoke to his father the other day because he doesn't do any class work or his homework for that matter, one of the things I mentioned was that his son was caught stealing at the museum the kids went to for a field trip. His father's response, "Oh that's kids' stuff, I though you were going to tell me something more serious." Of course the next day the kid still didn't show up with any homework done.

I tell you that most of the time if the kid is messed up, the parents are worse. I see this everyday at the school. For instance, a grandmother came in the other day screaming that we give the children frozen food and that her grand daughter can't have lunch that way. Meanwhile, her grand daughter eats lunch upto three to four times because the medication that she's on makes her eat. The girl is overweight, but we give her frozen food. I feel as if I live in the twilight zone.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Not Writing Much

My writing is dwindling and that is because I haven't been watching the news much. Not that I'm not aware of what's going on, but not in much detail. As I'm focusing on remaining positive (which sometimes it's hard to do), I find that watching the news does not help. I've also been busy crocheting my brains away. I'm still working on the baby blanket I'm making for my new nephew (who's coming very soon). I'm done making the granny squares, but now I'm sewing everything together. I must say that it is a very tasking project, but it's coming out beautiful. I'm not allowed to buy any new yarn until I've gone through all the ones I have (I'm driving Dan crazy, but he has his hobbies and I have mine). So while I've been making the blanket, I've made a purse and I'm working on a shawl. Throughout all of this, I've been studying my vocabulary for the GRE.

So there you have it, now you know what I've been upto. I actually have only been going on line to check my email. If you don't hear from me, feel free to drop an email. Talk to you soon!!

Friday, February 04, 2005


I've never been happier that it's Friday than today. What a week! Between school, the dog incident, and my topper the battery dying in my car, I have to say that I need some rest. Although I can't complain because even though everything seem to be going wrong this week, every situation has worked out. Yesterday when the battery died, I had one of my coworkers give me a jump. I made it to Dan's job and the car died again. But there was a gentleman that had parked right next to me and he helped me out. Dan came dowstairs with his coworker/friend, Tiannie, and she was going to follow us to the auto shop just in case the car died again. As we're making a right onto the main road, the car just stops. Luckily there was a police officer behind us and he helped Dan push the car to the side. He was really nice. Dan and Tiannie left to buy the battery and the officer said he didn't have any flares to give me. But he called in another officer who did and sent him over to me and I got my flares (that way I wouldn't get killed by a Miami driver). At that moment Dan's boss came downstairs to remove the battery. Long story short, the battery got installed. Then Dan and I went to dinner (we both needed a drink).

I have to look at the bright side of things because I would go crazy. So thanks to everyone that helped, our evening turned out to be relaxing. TGIF!!!!!

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Only Me

I sometimes wonder if stuff only happens to me. I went to walk my dogs this morning at 6:00am. I reached the end of the driveway when a big dog started running towards my dogs. Now I wasn't so much afraid that the dog was going to attack me, but my dogs aren't the most cooperative little guys in the world. Needless to say, I had the dog on top me while I was trying pull my growling dogs away from her. As I'm pulling the dogs into the house, the big dog runs into the house. At this point I start yelling for Dan and had everyone out of their bedrooms. This dog started running around the house. Dan came down grabbed our dogs and took them upstairs. My mother-in-law stood on the top of the stairs looking as if she was about to freak out and Sandra came down to pursuade the dog out of the house. I ran to grab treats and finally got her out of the house. Now we're waiting for animal control to come and pick up the dog. Exciting morning!


Walmart is at it again. The giant super saver store wants to expand from the retail business.
Aside from banking, she lists travel services, healthcare, fuel refining and publishing as a few of the most appealing new businesses for the retailer although some industry watchers say they're skeptical about those growth areas.
That's what we need, Walmart taking over everything. It's ultimately upto the consumer to allow this type of growth. I know I'm doing my part by not shopping there.