Friday 30 November 2012

A Very Important Date

I'd like to think that due to the month-long hiatus I've been busy pounding out 50,000 words for nanowrimo but unfortunately, that's not the case. Instead, I've been super busy planning a little thing called a wedding. More specifically, my wedding, which is happening tomorrow.

It's crazy the strange mix of emotions I'm going through right now. I'm nervous and excited and anxious an tired and it's causing me to snap at everyone, fidget, and I have an ulcer in my mouth the size of a mountain. One of my bridesmaids have a blister that the others are peer-pressuring her to pop. It's gross so instead of joining the stabbing, I'm blogging. Because I've missed it, because I want to vent some of these hostile feelings.

Overall though, I'm pretty relieved the planning is nearly over. It'll be the best day tomorrow, no matter how much goes wrong. We've had some cocktails, watched Bridesmaids, and once the blister is gone we'll get out the mattresses and watch Harry Potter.

Whether you like it or not I'll be posting some pictures in the near future.

And this time tomorrow, I will have an unpronounceable last name.

Now I'm off to help the others convince this girl not to be such a wuss. Aaaaand... Done.

Friday 9 November 2012

The Ally Coalition

This is my blog, and therefore I retain the right to rant.

My name is Heather Bryant. And I'm an Ally because God loves all people - not just those that slot into a conventionalised world.

I don't know how many of you guys follow politics (especially those in Australia) but while America is able to rise up and support a future of change with Obama and reject the (mostly) backwards declarations of Romney, Australia is unable to do so. Recently, the Australian senate voted on the right to same sex marriage and came back with a total of 26 in favour, 41 against.


Now, I know I'm getting into dangerous territory discussing American politics as it is only something I follow around election time but the rights of the LGBT community is something that I'm pretty outspoken on. I just can't understand how Australia's government can claim to be foreword-thinking and 'politically correct' then reject a matter as important as this in a country that has such loud support for LGTB. Mardi Gras is one of the biggest and most hotly anticipated events of the year! If we can be so intolerant of racism, how is this any different?

So I have a mission for you, dear followers. My favourite band Fun. (who I am mega excited to be seeing live in March), and the wonderful Rachel Antonoff have started The Ally Coalition. These guys have seriously been elevated to super-star level in my eyes and I would love to see you guys showing your support for such a worthy cause. Join the fight for equal rights. No human being is better than another. Like their Facebook page and get involved - make your voice heard!

And get the word out there, that's what we have these darn blogs for right? I really couldn't care less if you copied and pasted this post word for word (promise). This kind of injustice really gets to me.

Thank you to every one of you awesome bloggers who DO take up the challenge. And if you haven't heard of Fun.'s music, or seen Rachel Antonoff's brilliant designs - shame on you! You're missing out.

It will be back to regular blogging from the next post onwards.

Rant over.