If there's one thing I've talked about more than anything else, it's entertainment. Back in the day, my favorite television shows, video games, music, books, computer games, movies, celebrities, etc., were constantly the topic of conversation. Most of my previous obsessions--or whatever you want to call them--fall into the category of entertainment, particularly the audiovisual variety. Even though my tastes are currently broader than they've ever been, some of the media I adored when I was a kid is still among my favorites.
Due to my "condition" and upbringing, I have a better idea than most about how terrible the "system" is. You wouldn't believe the ridiculous things the insurance companies and even medical professionals such as nurse's aides said and did regarding my oldest sister, who, for those who don't know, had a severe case of cerebral palsy that made her unable to do pretty much anything, including walk, talk, or hear. The situation got so bad at one point that my mom had to get real-life JAG officers involved. Also, because of my "condition," I was put at the mercy of too many people who didn't know what they were doing...but sure thought they did! Add to that the fact that I grew up sans a father, and I can say without any doubt: The system has failed me!
One of my biggest pet peeves is when people condone others' sins. Some of you may remember back in October of 2014, when I proudly announced on Facebook that I had given up the celebrity crushes. All of my Facebook friends who saw it, even ones who barely knew me, were happy for me...except for one friend I'd known since 2000, who replied to me sharing the good news by blocking me. I was shocked. How could she do that? Didn't she realize what a big thing that was? Did she not know how mad her deceased mother--who adored me--would have been if she had lived to see her do that to me? When I made it public that I had unfriended someone I was romantically interested in because she had gotten engaged, I faced serious backlash; people were saying, "This is unacceptable!" and unfriending me. I agree that was not only wrong, but unthinkable, and I regret it to this day...but, when someone did essentially the same thing to me, all I got was defense! Seriously? What happened to "Rejoice with those who rejoice"? It may not have been made public, but, that doesn't make it any less sinful.