April 7th, 2004


A society of death.

Amnesty International has released a list of those countries leading the world in number of executions...

1> China
2> Iran
3> United States of America
4> Vietnam

Wonderful company, eh?!

The United States also was recently criticized by Amnesty International for violations of international law, which prohibits the use of the death penalty against people under the age of 18.

The only countries in the world who have executed juveniles in the last decade are the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen -- and the United States.

My life doesn't suck.

So, I was being my insomniac self on Monday night, up late poli-geeking away... trying my best to persuade people that the people of the world would all get along a whole lot better if they didn't shoot metal fragments through each other's bodies...

I eventually collapsed at some ungodly hour, only to wake up to a Natalie on my bed, cuddling me, kissing me... mmmm!

As if that wasn't wonderful enough, she surprised me with this homemade boquet of chocolate roses...

Simply gorgeous. I was speechless... Really, what would *you* think if someone gave you something so lovely? I don't know what I did to deserve such special treatment, or such a special, wonderful person in my life. We spent yet another perfect, wonderful day together, playing hookie from the rest of the world.

I haven't really talked about Natalie on my journal as yet... I met her after she responded to my inquiry as to who had a crush on me. So, when she was visiting the general vicinity a few weeks later, I decided to meet up with her.

There was about a moment or two of awkward smiles when we first met, until I broke the ice by asking her to dance. No dance music was playing, but a short twirl broke the ice. It was an amazing experience meeting her... everything felt strangely, unusually perfect right from the start.

Ever since that moment, we've gotten along wonderfully, as if there was never a moment's doubt that things would work. After all, things are incredible, we have a ton of chemistry, we accept each other as we are, we've fallen in love, and we're both incredibly reasonable people who are dedicated to make things work... because neither of us would have it any other way.

Of course, none of this would be possible if it weren't for the fact that I have someone as wonderful, lovely, and understanding as Kirsten in my life, who has tolerated all of the incessant cuteness which Natalie and I generate. Likewise, I'm sure Natalie would say that her life wouldn't be so good if it weren't for Scott.

Off to watch a movie with Kirsten, get in some cuddles, and maybe share a large mug of Assam tea. So, yes, don't worry about my social life. It may seem pretty quiet at times on the social front, but life definitely isn't bad lately, thanks!