Every day we wake up next to our partners, we make breakfast together, we read the paper, we socialize with friends, we watch TV, we listen to records, we make decisions, we call our moms, we get groceries, we cheer for our favorite sports teams, and we go to bed late. Every day life feels as normal as life can ever really feel.
And then the world we live in reminds us that they don’t think we’re normal. They take polls on whether or not we should have the same rights that they take for granted.
As much as we are politically active, and constantly fighting for equality, these reminders of how many people fundamentally disapprove of us, without even knowing us, is deeply troubling.
“Take chances, take a lot of them. Because honestly, no matter where you end up and with whom, it always ends up just the way it should be. Your mistakes make you who you are. You learn and grow with each choice you make. Everything is worth it. Say how you feel, always. Be you, and be okay with it.”—Unknown
This song has been in my head for weeks. its exactly how i feel about my ex. i feel like its gotten to the point where he’s just making me go in circles when all i want is to be done and free. if you read my blog like i think you do, please just let me go.
"Close enough to start a war, All that I have is on the floor, God only knows what we’re fighting for, All that I say, you always say more,
I can’t keep up with your turning tables, Under your thumb, I can’t breathe,
So I won’t let you close enough to hurt me, No, I won’t ask you, you to just desert me, I cant give you what you think you gave me, It’s time to say goodbye to turning tables, To turning tables,
Under hardest guise I see, ooh, Where love is lost, your ghost is found, I braved a hundred storms to leave you, As hard as you try, no, I will never be knocked down,
Next time I’ll be braver, I’ll be my own savior, When the thunder calls for me, Next time I’ll be braver, I’ll be my own savior, Standing on my own two feet,
I won’t let you close enough to hurt me, No, I won’t ask you, you to just desert me, I can’t give you what you think you gave me, It’s time to say goodbye to turning tables, To turning tables.”
Collector Steve Bauer and his family announced Monday, April 11, that they were bringing the longtime St. Paul landmark restaurant, Porky’s, to Hastings.
Bauer and his wife, Sylvia, and their family operate the Little Log House Pioneer Village here. They will add Porky’s to their collection of buildings.
Porky’s operated as a popular drive-in diner on University Avenue until April 3, when it closed.
“It’s such an important part of the community,” he said Monday. “To see this thing go into a Dumpster, it’s not what should be done to stuff like this. The memories aren’t something you can just make up. They were built in here. There are all kinds of stories.”
Bauer said he met a Twin Cities man named Tim Dowd who met his wife at Porky’s 52 years ago.
“She waited on him, and he thought she was sort of a cute little girl,” Bauer said. “He asked her out, and asked her what time she got off work. Three months later, he proposed to her in that parking lot.
“It’s just stuff like that (that made us want to save the building).”
The main Porky’s sign was not part of the sale, but several other pieces of the restaurant will make their trip to Hastings in addition to the building. The building will be dismantled, put back together and brought to life in time for the Antique Power Show, set for July 29-31. It will not be operating as a restaurant except on special occasions.
Mixed feelings about this. While I’m glad that the building is being preserved, I’m less pleased with the “village” aspect of it. I want to see the building saved, but I want to see it saved on University Ave.
Porky’s doesn’t belong in an amusement park environment, it belongs on a main drag.
i dunno how i feel about this, but at least it will be a nice stop when im antiquing in hastings.