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When I get home, it really won’t be the time to redecorate my room (I’m going to be a senior in college next year) but I can’t help wanting to anyway.  I mean, my room hasn’t really changed since I was in 9th grade (when I painted the pastel purple walls sky blue) and a lot of my things still suffer from middle school.  So at the very least I’m painting some furniture.

Regardless, I like shopping for ideas, and here are some images I liked…

chair3

I can’t construct a platform in the middle of my room and I don’t really have room for a lounge, but maybe one day (all though I might be more inclined to get something more couch like.

corridor-to-bedrooms

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This just looks like such a cozy bedroom nook.  I think the morning light helps, but I think that would be a fun room, or bed nook.

san5

It’s a little too red for me, but I like the canopy and the wrought iron frame that doesn’t look super cheesy.

shore-club

The Shore Club in Miami, I’ve never been, but I like all the lanterns and pillows and the way it’s curtained in.  I want to put up curtains in my room but I don’t need the privacy, there’s a fan in the middle of the ceiling and the ceiling slopes on two sides, so…  Plus my room’s really not big enough for a curtain to make any sort of sense, it would just divide up the room.

I guess my influence is pretty clear, a sort of Indian/Middle Eastern decor.  I wouldn’t want to go too overboard, but a theme wouldn’t be bad.  I know I’m not ending up anywhere like this for my first apartment (Ikea chic, I guarantee) but I guess that’s where touches come in – sheer curtains, lanterns? candles? patterns? colors?  We’ll see…

(I’m sorry I don’t remember all the exact sources for the images, the Shore Club image is from their site, the one of the hallway is from a Moroccan rental company and the others are either from Domino or my new favorite decorating blog Rang Decor.  At least I’m pretty sure that’s where they’re all from…)

Renewed faith

The beginnings of Gitmo

There was no reason not to believe that our egregious treatment of detainees was the Bush administration’s fault, but it’s nice to read how the military initially reacted to the task at hand (managing detainees) and to highlight exactly where the blame needs to fall – not on the servicemen and women, but the civilian administrators who ordered harsh treatment and denied the Geneva convention.

Even though I knew that the Obama administration would be a huuge change in tone and message from the Bush administration, it’s always nice to get shining reminders of that fact and to realize we’re hopefully returning to an America with integrity.

Thank God

Obama lifts the global gag rule!

Thank God we finally have a president with brains and common sense again!

“We look forward to working with President Obama on common-sense policies such as reversing Bush’s midnight HHS rule, funding comprehensive sex education to keep our teens healthy, and increasing access to affordable family planning that help prevent unintended and teen pregnancies and lead to healthy outcomes for women,” said Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

“We know from available evidence that voluntary access to contraception is the best way to reduce the number of abortions in the developing world,” said Dana Hovig of Marie Stopes International, a London-based group that provides reproductive health care in 43 countries and was denied U.S. funding under the policy. “We now have an opportunity to demonstrate this fact once and for all.”

The International Planned Parenthood Federation estimates it lost about $100 million in U.S. funding in the past eight years, which it estimates could have prevented 36 million pregnancies and 15 million abortions. That does not include funding that was cut off to its affiliates, such as programs in Kenya and Ghana.

“This is the true legacy of the global gag rule,” Greer said.

Trivial as these issues may seem next to the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and the crumbling economy, these are some of the issues I’m most passionate about.  The Bush administration’s insistence on abstinence-only sex-education for students and their refusals to allow women to control their own bodies and to allow people to protect themselves are completely infuriating.  I’m excited we’re moving forward.

I won’t preach tonight, maybe some other time.