Yesterday was Thanksgiving in the states and that got me thinking. What am I thankful for? Here’s is a list of the big things I’m thankful for.
1. Understanding Parents
I recently found out that there is a huge issue with LGBT homelessness especially with the youth. That got me thinking about what I would have done if my parents kicked me out of the house when I came out to them. I’m really fortunate to not of had to deal with that because I honestly don’t think I would have known how to of handled it.
2. Never Wanting for Anything
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Nerd, how can that be.I’m talking about basic needs such as shelter, food, and clothing. Sure my parents would tell me no and I’d be mad, but I never needed anything that would keep me alive.
3. All my Viewers/Reader
Well, I sure as heck wouldn’t continue to do this if it weren’t for you guys. Sure I love writing, but when you aren’t getting anyone to read what you’ve taken the time to write, it gets tough to continue.
Well, expect a new interview to becoming in the days ahead. It’s a first for Rants with Nerd,, but I’m not going to spoil the surprise.
I had an interesting experience at the poll this morning. It won’t be anything that I’ll forget for a long time.
My plan was to get up and vote before my 9:30 class. Because I live on campus, my polling place is right in the union. No big deal. I should be able to get through no problem.
That would be what you would think. I get up and get to the union before 8 o’clock. I set my stuff down in a lounge area, go upstairs, and get in line. I’m standing in line for no more than 2 seconds (maybe a bit of an exaggeration) and the fire alarm goes off. Everyone in line is told that they must go outside because it is not a drill. There is a grumble and a moan from all involved and we all head outside.
While outside, I got talking to an older gentleman who thinks that the fire alarm was all a conspiracy. I didn’t question him further about who was the cause of the fire alarm, but I thought it was interesting that conspiracy was what this man jumped to first.
Once the alarm stopped ringing, we all headed back inside. I got back in line to find out a few minutes later, that I was in the wrong line. I think to myself, “You have got to be kidding me.” I get to the front of the line and it takes me about thirty seconds to cast my ballot.
Moral of today’s story: if you are unsure of where you need to be, ask. If I would have followed my own advice, I wouldn’t have been stuck outside without my jacket.
In other news, I’m so ready for today to be over. Whoever you vote for, go out and vote.