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Monday, March 10, 2014

Farting

Everyday I declare this day to be the longest day ever working on a ship, and today is no exception! When I think about things I've done earlier in the day it feel like it was a few days ago.

Uhh... Hold that thought- Right now the ship is currently moving... we are leaving Ensenada and it's only noon, but when taking pictures on the gang way I've been telling all the passengers to be back by 2:30... Haha! I hope they all made it! 

Being with old people, you encounter more awkward farts then normal. Yesterday, in the photo gallery this grandpa walks up to me and says "You know why I stopped here? Because I wanted you to enjoy this smell with me...." as he has his hand on my shoulder and lets out this fart that came straight from hell! It was so bad!!! Ha

Earlier in the week mustache grandma started asking me a question as she was shaking a fart out of her pants, she had to keep shaking her leg back and forth to squeeze them out. Such an intense workout! 

An experience that happens a few times a day is someone farting with every step they take, from one end of the gallery to the other end- meanwhile all my coworkers look at me and say "In my country it's really offensive to pass gas! You never hear people fart!"  Oh yeah!? Please tell me more about this tiny country that no one has heard about and how it's so much better than a place that you've never even been!

I could go on and on about this topic of farting, even our donkey farts- we rent him when we are in Puerto Viarda, for people to get their picture with him, but they have to sedated so he won't bite passengers, Not only does he fart a lot, his man parts like to hang out,! Haha! Makes for great photos ;)

Hope everyone's week is going great- and that you have some great farting stories that happen to you! 





 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Utah legalizes gay marriage

remember reading an article about gay marriage, and in it, it stated that in the coming year of 2014, Utah will be legalizing gay marriage.  Growing up in this very traditional/very conservative state I totally discredited that article and stopped reading it. It had just lost all credit when I read that part .

Boy, have things changed since being on a ship for only 2 weeks! The Supreme Court over turned the people's decision and legalized gay marriage! Holy cow!
I was blown away by this!
I was so happy, kinda speechless, wishing that I had someone to celebrate this with- but not really caring too much, because it didn't even seem real.

I'm still getting Facebook rants for and against this ruling- which keeps me pretty entertained when I'm online. 

Growing up in the LDS church and being gay, I now have a pretty equal amount of friends who are for and against it, and it usually doesn't bug me when people go on these huge anti gay rants , if I was straight, I'd possibly be doing the same thing too... but I doubt it :) There would be so many great friendships I would loose if I was so narrow minded and selected friends based on their political and religious views.

In the past I've tried and tried to change, with such unsuccessful attempts, when it came time to serve an LDS mission I thought I could try once more to change myself by focusing less on me and more on the lords work for two whole years. I do admit that I had such a great learning and growing experience that I am always grateful for and built some life long friendships, but when it came down to the end of those two years, I was still attracted to men. I was kind of disappointed, kinda confused, not sure what I could don't better or what I would do next. 

I've have never really let me self become depressed, or suicidal over this realization, I was just getting brunt out- sick of people asking who I'm dating, so sick of these endless  blind dates that never ended well.   

I don't have an amazing or dramatic  coming out story, but I did feel this sense of relief, not having to hide the obvious truth! Ha!

It seems that when people come out, they get rid of their religion, throw all if their morals out the window, and become an entirely different person. 

I still feel that church/religion/spirituality is so important in a persons life.  Just as Native Americans make their spirituality so much apart of them, I feel the same way about my church.

I have friends who have left the LDS church, but I can usually tell that they were raised Mormon because of the way they act or conduct themselves. That's why I would never rip on anyone's religion, because it's still apart of them, and most try in their own way to make their people better.


Things I've learned from church that I am so grateful for is:
- self worth- if I hadn't learned to believe in myself, then why would anyone else. There are so many people out there to rip you down, and church does just the opposite

-Importance of body/word of wisdom- working in this ship they all tell me "this job will eventually make you turn to drinking" but we'll see, the more I learn about alcohol, the more unappealing it seems.

- Importance of family relationships, this is super interesting to me, because there are so many teenaged kicked out on the streets for being gay. I will always be so grateful for my family for actually practicing what they preach. My dad always says "No matter what you do, we will always love you!" That has meant so much to me, and gotten me through some rough times. 

This blog is a lot longer than it needs to be, but people always say "woah! How does that work out! Being a gay and being so close with your family!?"
So that's it, that's my background- I believe in gay marriage on a government level, but on a religious level- I think it's completely fine if they don't support it.