Please, if you don't ever follow a link from me, follow that one. Read what he posted. Follow the link to the project that he is talking about. It's important, folks. Teenage suicide is a real problem. If we as adults don't talk about it to our youth, it's going to get worse.
I can't explain it any better than Danger Boy did. I just can't do it justice (partially because I'm really not awake yet and I'm doing this without the aid of caffeine) so just go and read Surviving the Life.
Do it. Now. And then come back here and read the rest of my caffeineless rambing.
Now, for the more lighthearted randomness...
Yesterday, JR over at Sex and the Single Dad did a post about his upcoming road trip and included a music video from a band that I had heard of, but never heard - The Dropkick Murphys - and I loved it! And it got me to thinking....(uh oh) While I *love* music and listen to it constantly, my CD collection is....sparse, to say the least. I need more. With The Mother of All Road Trips: 2011 Edition quickly approaching, I'm asking you for suggestions.
This is partially for fun, and partially because I can't handle another 3000 mile road trip where I am forced to listen to Hannah Montana and High School Musical CDs. I. Just. Can't. Do. It.
~ Don't even suggest anything that even vaguely resembles rap. Seriously.
How's that for a list of guidelines?
Honestly, I listen to anything. Except rap. I love the 80's hair bands. I love country. I haven't listened to much new stuff lately but I've heard some really good stuff. I'm open to suggestions. Just to give you an idea of my randomness, my cassette collection (shut up, and yes, I still have it) includes everything from Garth Brooks to Depeche Mode to Whitesnake to Information Society to The Beatles to Metallica to Daryl Braithwaite to Journey to Bon Jovi to Alphaville and beyond.
So make your suggestions. Just no rap.
And for the final bit of randomness, I'm a guest poster today over at My Husband Ate All My Ice Cream. If you've been stalking, er, following me for any period of time, you've already seen the post - but be sure to check out her blog. She's funny and sarcastic and she has really really interesting things to say. So go, read, follow, and be amused. Because I said so, that's why.