My Virtual Insanity Posts

December 3, 2017 / / Personal

Since I’ve been home recovering from surgery I have spent a lot of time actually talking on my phone, an iPhone 6S+. It has been a pretty decent phone. But in the past 4-6 weeks it’s been not so decent. All of a sudden people stopped being able to hear me. Then my friend who is absolutely not tech savvy said her iPhone had started to run through a full charge in just a few hours. I hadn’t noticed this and in fact had GREAT battery life. Heard it had something to do with the 11.3 update so I didn’t update.

Then one night in the midst of pain pill fog and sleepiness I thought I was turning off the update but instead hit the install update choice. Meh. Yesterday I was out with my mom. From leaving the house to Costco I was reading through Twitter and Facebook, had 80% charge when we left. The 20 minute trip and phone use had my phone at 20%!!! From Costco to Walmart with barely any use it was at 10%!

September 3, 2017 / / Personal

I have had many successful careers over the years. From journalist to application developer to digital marketing professional…and many other paths in between. It wasn’t that I just felt the need to move around a lot, but I am a true jack of all trades. I take my passions and run with them so I know a lot about a lot of things…and I’ve utilized that knowledge to advance myself in careers that seemed fun and interesting.

I absolutely love the digital marketing and social marketing realm I am currently in. It’s great figuring out what motivates people to engage with a product or company and seeing that online message convert to a sale and happy customer. Matching people with the right product at the right time. Simple.

April 1, 2017 / / Personal

Harassment is something that women have dealt with for as long as there have been women…so forever. Men making crude remarks, being subjected to crass behavior down to actual physical assault. It’s a horrible thing. And lesbian women are not immune to it either. Except there is a side of it that a lot of folks don’t know or understand.

February 4, 2017 / / Personal

After I came out to most of my friends and family I had one person who just couldn’t seem to accept it. It went from laughter, to disbelief, to ridicule, to downright evil.

She had always suspected I guess and did more judging and trash talking over the years about gays than almost every other person I knew combined and multiplied. She had a gay cousin who she adored but other than that her views on the LGBTQ people she encountered were pretty ugly.

January 13, 2017 / / Personal

A few weeks ago a “friend” on Facebook made a post asking how could a man love a man. This really threw me because this “friend” is always posting such uplifting messages and passages that speak to being non-judgmental of others and accepting of everyone. So to say I was confused was an understatement. I responded to the post and then the post was immediately deleted. WTF moment for sure.

Homophobia and the bullshit rhetoric that goes with it is not something that I have ever tolerated.

June 16, 2016 / / Community

I have been seeing a lot of people asking how it was possible for the shooter in Orlando to get in the club. From what I’ve read he basically shot his way in, but it has shown me that those not in the LGBTQ community and those who have never been to a gay club don’t know how drastically different from regular clubs they are.

The gay club is not just a spot to go get drunk, dance and party. It is a sanctuary, a safe place filled with folks who are just like you, who don’t judge you and want nothing more than to be themselves and free.

June 14, 2016 / / Personal

Earlier today, a friend remarked: "I don't understand. The way you are reacting, it's almost like you knew someone in…

Posted by Alex Darke on Monday, June 13, 2016

This is so spot on…it’s my thoughts put in to words.

I remember my first PDA moment with Lah, it’s etched in my mind…for all the wrong reasons.

Something so simple, something I had watched other couples do all night long. Lah is not big on PDA so I really never thought about it because I didn’t think it would be a thing for us.

June 11, 2016 / / Community

Forty-nine people who were out celebrating and having a good time in Orlando were murdered…because of the way the chose to love or whom they chose to support in their love.

September 17, 1995 / / Personal

It is a different year and a different Kennedy football team, but the results are still the same.

Last season, Kennedy went 10-0 behind standout halfback Shayne Blakey. This season, senior fullback Derrick Dixon has picked up where Blakey left off.

December 11, 1994 / / Personal

Ninth-ranked Lutheran went on a 16-2 run in the opening 3 minutes and coasted to a 78-59 upset of top-ranked Buena Vista in a battle of Class 3A powers Saturday night at Lutheran High School.

The Lights came out with an aggressive defense that stymied Buena Vista’s passing game and shut down the lane, causing numerous Demons turnovers.