For those of you who don't follow me on facebook, you may not know that i have been in a lot of pain this week. Sometime on Thursday my back began to hurt, and by the time B-rad got home from work, i was in so much pain. I could barely move. It hurt to sit, it hurt to stand, it hurt to lay down. Everything hurt. Breathing was painful.
I spent the majority of the weekend laying on my bed or the floor, and i've been taking pain meds every 4 hours on the dot to get me through the day.
I went to see my magic Chiropractor, and she hurt me - a lot. I told her i would put up with A LOT of pain if it meant i would feel better later. i felt pretty good for most of saturday. I think part of my problem is that i feel pretty good - because i'm really drugged - and i think that i'm feeling better than i actually am, and then i over exert myself and hurt myself. yay. good times.
As i'm typing this, my drugs have worn off and i'm about to take some more and they make me pretty drowsy so - here we go, let's get this done, shall we/
Weekly Challenge #188: National Coming Out Day
This week (before the back pain) i was contacted by a very well spoken young man who sent me a really well written email.
His name is Daniel, and he is 12 years old. Hello Daniel!
Daniel told me that October 11th is National Coming Out Day. Daniel's friend is gay, and so he wanted me to help him support his friend and to issue a challenge with a LGBT theme.
I think it would be a good way to further inspire tanglers and raise awareness if you considered a challenge to somehow put some aspect of LGBT in a tile. Perhaps using the colors of the rainbow, or using tangles that start with L, G, B, and T, or using those letters as a string?
Seriously!?! This kid is ready for Harvard already. He even sent along his own tile for inspiration.
Lanie, Gumleaves, Bunzo, and Tipple
I just have to say how impressed i am that a 12 year old boy is such a great ally to the LGBT community. I am too. I know that, for some, this topic is controversial and you may feel uncomfortable. That's okay. Please just skip this week and come back for next week's challenge if you like. I am lucky enough to have the best, most supportive readers in the entire internet. That being said, negative comments are not appreciated and they're just not cool. But i have a feeling this is going to be a non-issue. you guys are great. (prove me right, Tanglers!)
Have a great week.
If you have a blog, add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here) Also, please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;)
i'm currently trying to decide what to do about the challenge slideshows (read here)... if you have any ideas i would love to hear from you!
If you don't have a blog but still want to participate, you can email your tile to me and i will put it in the slideshow. (send submissions to: weeklychallenge at mail.com) [not gmail, just mail]. I just ask that you put in the subject line: Challenge # ________
The deadline for each weekly challenge is Saturday night so that i can round everyone up by Sunday. What this means is that i will stop adding tiles to the slideshow on Sunday. You're still more than welcome to do the challenges and add your name to the linkey machine. - although to be honest the deadline is pretty forgiving.
I will be more diligent with the linkey machine - by editing out the ones that don't work, the doubles, the links that lead to nowhere, the links that go just to blog home pages (this is why we need those site specific urls), and the spam. And there is some spam. PLEASE do not put your *home* page in the linkey machine... please? for me??