This post today is about three things – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
I’ll start with The Bad.
Liberal Senator Corey Bernardi’s comments suggesting that allowing gay marriage could lead to bestiality and polygamy are utterly ridiculous. They will only incite more ignorant and irrational reactions to the issue. He makes me ashamed of our political system and frankly, of the human condition.
Here’s the thing, my husband and I met in the pub his family used to own. It was the local pub of the newspaper we both worked at. He was regularly behind the bar serving drinks. I’ve shared many drunken evenings in his establishment. I even had some wedding photographs taken there. The pub has since been torn down. And you know what, I’d like to see the Liberal Party step in and tear down his right to represent the people of this country in the same way.
Update: He has resigned.
Next up is The Ugly.
I awoke to comments on my blog from an Anonymous troll who thought it was OK to come onto my special place and write awful, nasty comments about one of my gorgeous It Takes A Village contributors. They are so spiteful that they’ve sought out all the places she has written guest posts and left awful comments about her. These people are obviously so consumed with sadness and hate. I feel sorry for them. But I will not tolerate their behaviour. I deleted their comments. I suggest they focus their energy on working out what makes them so miserable, instead of channelling their own pain in the direction of others. Move on. Get help. And never deface my blog again. You’ve been warned.
And lastly, The Good.
Today, I made my first steps towards getting back into shape – again. I’ve written about my struggles with weight many times here, but today I got off my big bum and went to the gym. I don’t think I’ve smiled that much in ages. It is going to be my new happy place. Seriously, as I stood on the treadmill, my headphones on, watching uninterrupted television, I had the biggest smile on my face. I was kid free. It felt amazing.
This brings me to The Good of this section – my husband. You see, he gave me a gym membership for my birthday. And before you all freak out – I wanted one so badly, but we haven’t been able to afford it. He surprised me. And today when I limped in through the door after my first session, I wrapped my arms around him and gave him the biggest kiss ever.
He is a good man.
So, today is a day of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
Sounds like a normal day really. Ups and downs, swings and roundabouts.
How is your day?
I cant stand trolls and I cant stand near-sighted politicians that spew such undeniable rubbish. God that comment such pissed me off so much that I had to try really hard not to shag the neighbours cat!
Your husband sounds pretty lovely though, def need more like him xx
At the risk of sounding dumb, why would people even bother to leave nasty comments on your blog? If you don’t like it, don’t read it.
Congrats on getting to the gym. That first step is always the hardest & before you know it going will be part of your regular routine.
You know how I feel about those stupid f@#kwit trolls. Don’t give them your energy because you have too many other good people around you to let one idiot spoil the fun.
Your husband sounds like a good man. Good on you for picking such a winner xx
I LOVE a good telling off, and you do it brilliantly, Also, your Hubby is a gem, and I hope thats the crap done and dusted and the rest of your day is crammed full of marvelous! xx
I adore you! Seriously, there are some hideous people in the world aren’t there? And then there are awesome people like you & your darling man. So happy to hear of anything bringing a smile to your face B. x
I take out all my anger and frustrations on the gym equipment! Its amazing how much a punching bag can take when you picture somebody’s face on there 🙂 well done to you and hubby!!
awesome you for going to the gym! First time is always hardest. I cant even begin to explain my horror at “his” comments about marriage equality- it makes me sick, as do trolls…. but WE LOVE THE STORY OF THE LITTLE MOLE!!!
He resigned: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/bernardi-resigns-over-bestiality-remark-20120919-265t0.html WOOT!!!
The best … Bernardi has resigned
we love the little mole too, such a great story…… “did yooooooo do this on my head?” haha brilliant
I am so glad you loved the gym. I find it to be my place to quiet my mind. And not think of anything but the task I am doing at that very minute. I have even noticed that I have made such a nice group of regular friends at Saturday morning Zumba, that if I miss a week I feel lost.
I’ll focus on the good – 3 Mondays ago I started gym again too. It my happy place and is actually booked into my schedule for the day. Everyone knows if I don’t go to the gym they can forget about supper. Its fair. And its the best thing I’ve done for myself in about 8 years. Enjoy every minute of it!
Doing something for yourself, just for yourself? Essential. My yoga class is like that. Absolutely sacred 🙂 Cory Bernardi? Not worth talking about, but I am glad that this pronouncement means that he has disappeared from public life.