i am originally from what used to be a small, charming, all-American town in the southern portion of the midwest.
we had down home values and took care of our neighbors.
everyone knew everyone.
grandma used to have a saying...i may not know what you did tonight but before the sun comes up, i will. she was accurate.
if you sneezed it was in the Sentinal. the daily paper.
our town didn't have alot of weath or growth.
we did/do have tradition and legacy.
our legacy revolves around our high school sports, as does our social lives and small talk.
our team is the Orphans.
the name is odd, but comes from back after the great depression when we were poorer than the town is now (which is saying alot). our basketball boys went to state and when they showed up the announcer said 'they look like a bunch of orphans but they sure can play basketball'
and they could. they still can. and there isn't much more than that to our town.
they won state that year. and the Orphan name stuck.
we are currently in a race on USA today for the best high school mascot. We have won state, region, and are now in the finals.
please take a moment to vote. it costs nothing but a couple of minutes of your time.
there are scholarship opportunities for the winners and for many in our town that may be their only way to a higher education.
i received an email from one of the coaches that someone had reported my former profile picture as inappropriate. The coach agreed with the reporter and asked me to replace it.
i am not saying that the photo was not suggestive, it was. but it also showed absolutely no bare body parts other than my back and my future husbands knees and hands. seriously
so here are some thoughts
this website is the celebration of wellness, the human body, and health.
my picture showed my shrinking waist and i thought it was gorgeous
i have seen numerous profile pictures of women in bras and panties to show before and after, pix with serious cleavage, a breastfeeding picture, and my favorite...a chick upside down on a pole.
why didn't i report them...check this out...NONE OF THEM OFFENDED ME
if an overweight girl can put up a picture in her bra and panties i find her brave and i've told some so.
if you have the cleave and you dig it...show it
the breastfeeding picture is beautiful and i love it. i'm sick to death of the public breastfeeding controversy. i don't eat in the bathroom and my kids never did either. that's what they are there for
and the pole chick...rocking her strength...you go girl.
and to the person who found my beautiful display of health and love offensive...i'm sorry you are so miserable that you cannot see the beauty in that. what a horrible world that must be to live in