Topic One- Meet My Friend:
There is a girl that I work with. Her name is Dura. (Ohmygosh, she has a name, so she must have a blog, right? Yeah, basically.) She's gone to tons of different countries and has done some really incredible things. Even though she's a Christian and stays true to her beliefs, she also rides a motorcycle and isn't afraid to get a random piercing in her nose or lip. She's kind and sweet, but she's also tough, intelligent, and funny.
Her blog is a Christian blog, but I read it and I really enjoyed it. Even though she discusses her faith and beliefs, she also discusses the amazing things that she's seen and done, as well as things that everyone can improve on. If you're Christian, I can guarantee that you'll love it. If you're not, I still recommend stopping by to look at all of the positive things that she has to say.
I'm trusting all of you to be kind to her and to only say nice things. I know religion can be a sensitive topic, but there's no reason that there can't be an open discussion about it. Be nice, be respectful, and go say hello. If you missed the first two links, just click right here.
Topic Two- You Won't Believe This:
I'm sure you all know Kianwi. Formerly of Simply She Goes, now the writer of Writey Daisy. Most of you came to this blog because of her. Anyways, she sent me a laptop. Since she's writing a novel now, she decided that it was time to upgrade her five year old laptop. Her brother didn't need it, so she texted me like, "Hey, do you want my old laptop?"
For those of you who are new here, I left my old laptop with my mom when I moved because something was wrong with the antivirus. I told her that she could fix it and then we could use it to Skype, but she could also use it to job hunt or whatever else she needed to do. Then, I used my boyfriend's laptop while I was here, until the screen broke. It's not completely useless but it isn't the easiest thing in the world, but it also hurts my back to have to put the chair right up on the TV if they're hooked together. It made it a pain in the butt to do school work, write, blog, or even check my email.
Kianwi either took pity on me, loves me, or both. Because now I have a laptop, ohmygosh. I would upload pictures but that would require using my phone. I don't have to use my phone for this blog post. Oh. My. Gosh. Thank you, Kianwi. Just, thank you.
Topic Three- Help Please:
I mentioned before that I have an upcoming series that I'm going to start. I'm going to start it on August 4th and it continue on every other week after that. (I plan on getting back to posting on Mondays and Thursdays again, so it'll be every fourth post or so.)
It's going to be about controversial topics, topics that need attention, and the like. Each post will end with a link to a charity organization that needs money or attention, plus an invitation for you to post about any charities that suit the topic in the comments, so we can bring as much awareness as possible. I have a list of ideas to post about here and if you suggest any, you will be given full credit for the topic idea.
All of that being said, I still need your help with one thing before this has even started... I can't think of a name for this series. If I get more than one suggestion by July 8th, one week from now, then I'll actually update the poll on the right side of the page so that it can be voted for. If the poll does go up, it'll stay up until the 30th of this month and the highest number of votes will win. Please, please suggest a name in the comments. I have no idea what to call this series, just that I really want to write it.