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Sponsorship - Second OfferHey guys. I'm still looking for someone to gift my 3-month sponsorship to from the Lazer Team campaign. If you want it, or know someone that can use it, PLEASE MESSAGE ME! First come first serve.
4 months ago  |  Comments (2)
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SponsorshipAs part of my Lazer Team package, I have 3 months free sponsorship. Since I'm already a sponsor with automatic renewal, I'm wondering if someone knows someone that could make use of this. I'm happy to gift it away to something that could use it. Please message me if you have a nomination!
5 months ago  |  Comments (1)
TAllstun KissedByFire
Lower the drinking age to 19?I came across this opinion piece today about why we should lower the drinking age to 19.

I have to say that I disagree - maybe its stubbornness or naivety, but the "everyone's doing it anyway" mentality has never worked as a solid circumvention of established law for me. It’s too slippery of a slope. But, that's not to say that I think this isn't a problem that needs to be addressed.

I should preface this all by saying that I was not your average teenager/college student. I had my first drink EVER when I was 19, and it was really my last one until I was 21. I worked the maximum number of hours I could work, went to an enforced dry campus (so even if I wanted to party, I'd have to travel to do it) and double majored, so my course schedule was heavy enough that all I wanted to do on the weekends was veg out in front of the TV and sleep. I know that’s FAR from the norm. But I also know a good group of people that didn’t fall into this college stereotype.

These kids are making CHOICES – to sit there and say that lowering the drinking age will prevent these kids from making poor decisions (the article mentions hiring strippers, rape and binge drinking, to name a few) seems like a cop out answer. This is not an issue that can be so simply swept under the rug. While the article’s proposal would keep Freshmen from drinking (which by their own admission seems to be a wasted effort), it doesn’t really explain how lowering the drinking age of still developing teenagers prevents them from making these decisions and engaging in this behavior once they turn 19. I applaud the increased focus on zero tolerance for drinking and driving that would have to accompany this new law, but it has far from won my vote.

Maybe it’s naïve, but instead of making these actions and decisions legal at an earlier age, maybe college campuses need to take a look at their alcohol policies from a more realistic perspective. There were reasons why the drinking age was made 21 in the first place (the most interesting and credible to me being the still-developing brain). Maybe we need to educate and reinforce MEN as well as women that decisions made while intoxicated do have very serious consequences, and the “man, I was so drunk” defense is not a real shield against liability. Maybe college campuses need to be ready and willing to discuss alcoholism and treatment options. Maybe college campuses need to not turn a blind eye to underage drinking as part of “the culture.”

I guess what I’m saying is, I agree that this is a problem. I agree that there is more that can be done in this area. But lowering the national drinking age isn’t the solution. Especially not for the reasons outlined in this article. However, I applaud the author for broaching the issue and encouraging dialogue about something that is so often hidden. Encouraging open and honest dialogue is always a good first step.

What do you think?
11 months ago  |  Comments (2)
TAllstun KissedByFire
Betrayed by my Dentist...So, I just found out that my dentist plead guilty to felony prescription fraud today and could face a fine of up to $250,000 and 4 years in prison. Apparently, he would write scripts for Oxycodone to patients without telling them, then would go pick them up and use them for himself.

My mouth feels violated...

And I need a new dentist.
1 year ago  |  Comments (1)
TAllstun KissedByFire
Life UpdateSo, I realize that it's been awhile since I've done anything in the community. The simple explanation of this is that I now have a full time job as a first year associate attorney, am in the process of studying for a second bar exam the last week of February, and spend whatever time I have left trying to sleep and spend time with my boyfriend.

That all being said, things are going very well! I'm definitely looking forward to March 1, when I can once again have some sort of social life and not feel guilty for posting a journal or watching TV. haha

Definitely looking forward to getting more active again in just a few weeks! Stay tuned...
1 year ago  |  Comments (1)
TAllstun KissedByFire
More Gaming Advice NeededSo, this is all contingent on my finding full time work, but I want to get myself a nice Christmas present this year. I was thinking some sort of new gaming console (again, my most recent one I own right now is a PS2...) but can't seem to make up my mind if I should go with a PS3/Xbox 360, which I know has a ton of titles, or start fresh with a PS4/Xbox One.

Of course, my other thought is "gee, I'd really like an iPad.

1 year ago  |  Comments (1)
TAllstun KissedByFire
Things are looking up!Well, I dropped my baby brother off at college yesterday. It was a really bittersweet feeling. I'm so excited for him to go through this adventure and have as much fun as I did in college. At the same time, I couldn't help but feel a little bit jealous. I'd relive college over and over again - it really was the best time of my life to date! Today I spoke with my boss about the potential for a full-time offer from them down the road, and she said that it definitely wasn't off the table, which is awesome! And the job I applied for at UC Davis got bumped to the next phase, which means that is still a possibility as well!

For the first time since graduating, it really feels like there might be a place in the workforce for me. I just have to be patient and keep my head up!
1 year ago  |  Comments (0)
TAllstun KissedByFire
I turn old todayToday is my 25th birthday! It's kind of crazy...I feel kind if old.

This morning as I was driving to work, all the kids were running to their bus stops with such excitement, it made me wish I was 5 again. But then I think about all the drama and uncertainty growing up the first time brought out an realized that while I would definitely do things differently if I knew then what I know now, I like how it all turned out. I've graduated law school, sat for the bar exam, have an amazing family and friends.

So, thank you for making these 25 years great ones. And if I've not met you yet, thank you for potentially making the next 25 even better. :)
1 year ago  |  Comments (0)
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