Daily Archives: October 2, 2010

baby loves to dance in the dark, cuz when he’s lookin she falls apart.

i’m gonna write to some people. most of them are never going to read these.

1: we’ve been best friends for five years, but let’s both be honest. it’s hanging on by a thread right now. i miss you a lot. what happened?

2: if i lost you right now, i wouldn’t have many reasons to be here anymore. i’m sorry i can’t give you more than that. please don’t leave me. i know you deserve better. i just can’t give it.

3: i always saw the edge of a possibility that you’d do it, but now that you have, it’s tragic. i know it’s not any of our fault, but it’s killing me.

4: i wish you didn’t smoke. i wish your relationship with your mom was better. i wish you were around better people more often. i wish you could tell me so much more than you do. i wish you could be better.

5: i’m so glad we found you. two states away or not, you’re the best thing that’s happened to us. i love you.

6: you’ll never understand how much i appreciate you. i’m sorry i keep letting you down, but i don’t know what you want from me sometimes. i’ll keep trying my best.

7: it still hurts, but i’ll never tell you face to face. it won’t ever stop. we should hang out more than once a month.

8: just admit you don’t like having me around and we can both get on with our lives, k? i’m a big kid.

9: i wish there weren’t consequences. i’m sorry just as much as you are.

i’m not expecting anyone to really understand these, i just had to do them. thanks for reading me you guys, really.

love, kelci.

I <3 Boobies Bracelets Banned from SD2 schools

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To show support for the movement, many West High students have been wearing the “I Love Boobies” Keep-a-Breast Foundation bracelets (pictured above).  Recently, the superintendent of Billings Public Schools declared that the bracelets were banned and against school dress code. The bracelets were apparently banned after an incident at Will James Middle School, where a group of boys were “distracted” by the bracelets and giggling because they said “boobies”.

Seriously? A couple of middle school boys laughing at the word “boobies” is enough to make the school district ban these advocacy bracelets throughout the entire district?

In an attempt to be reasonable, I could understand why the school district may not allow students to wear “I Love Boobies” t-shirts. T-shirts are a bit more flashy and in-your-face then a wristband, which usually blends in with the other Livestrong-style bands. But a bracelet? You may be able to scare some students in to not wearing these bracelets, but you cannot stop middle school students from giggling at the word “boobies”. This is an issue of maturity, not of decency.

To read the original article from the Billings Gazette about this issue, click here.