Friday Fragments and Confession- Diversity

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At work, we've been doing a lot of diversity training. Essentially, we are learning the importance of valuing and trying to understand each other's differences. Can you believe we need to be trained on this? Hmm, apparently, it doesn't come naturally to some people! The big lesson is this: When you don't understand why someone says certain things, wears certain things, likes a certain music; ask them! Have a conversation! You know that thing where you ask questions, and listen to the answer!
ex: "Amethyst, I really don't understand why you wear lots of things with skulls on it. Are you some kind of crazed death punk Nazi?"
"No, not at all. It represents my involvement with the community through an all women pirate charity group. Oh, and it makes me look cool! don't ya think?!" And yeah, I really do think♪ (Alanis Morrisette)

I'm so excited to share that one of my friends was chosen to have her home renovated by Shelton Quarles Impact Foundation. The foundation helps single mothers by giving them a home makeover. She is just one of the nicest and most deserving people, and I'm honored to know her. Read more about it here.

Did anyone else sit down to watch Survivor last night, only to find out it was preempted?! By Basketball?! WTH?! Isn't that what ESPN is for?! I only watch 2 shows a week, Survivor and ANTM. And now, because of basketball, I have to decide which one to watch next Wednesday because they'll be on at the same time! Redonkulous!!  We gotta fight for our rights to Survivor♪ (completely modified version of the Beastie Boys)

And now, for a confession:

This weekend, we are DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! and I couldn't be happier! I truly love my friends and all the things we do together, and next weekend, I will gladly be attending a first birthday of one of our friends' daughters, but, this weekend, I confess, I am happy excited delighted  elated to be vegging out at home with Bear! With no plans of doing ANYTHING! And, if we're real lucky, maybe an evening without the girls! *fingers crossedYou never act the way you should, but I like it, and I know you like it, too♪ (Poison)

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