Registration for this year's Pride Run in Toronto complete. :)
When my teacher asked me to run with her this year, I was like "sure, why not?" I thought it'd just be a walk in the park kind of thing, I meant literally. It wasn't until I signed up for this that I realized it's actually a 5K run. Oh well, what's the worst that can happen? I'll probably embarrass myself in front my favourite teacher. Which is very common... Besides, I may not even be the worse runner between us two haha. I'm really excited about this!
What I'm NOT excited about, however, is the fact that the Canadian federal government decided not to fund the Pride Parade this year. What? Despite the fact that we receiced $400,000 last year, and those investment translated into an additional $6 million in economic activity in Toronto. The federal government is discriminating against an organization/event that fills all the hotels in the city! After all, if we have enough budget to hold the G20 AND G8, why can't we invest in this? Stephen Harper’s Conservatives... Now I definitely know who not to vote this year when I'm 18. Pshhh, with or without federal funding, I bet the festival will continue to be fabulous :)
Of course, especially when I'll be marching! The LGBT organization I'm volunteering with actually has a float for the first time this year, yeah! Our first Pride planning meeting is supposedly this Saturday, but I already promised this Caucasian couple that I'll babysit their kids that day :( Damn. I guess I'll teach them how to draw rainbows then...
As for prom. I'm not going. Kinda regretting the decision now because another friend of mine, a girl, was going to wear tux with me, so we can be a pair. Too bad I'm not going now. I didn't sign up for the prom because 1) it's too much of a hassle. The time. Energy. Having to explain to my mom that her dream of me in a girl's dress is not happening. And most importantly, buying a tux that would fit for me is next to impossible. I'm WAYYYYY too skinny and short for a guy's dress. :( Unless I get a tailored one, which leads to my next point. 2) it's too god damn expensive. Adding up everything from limo to the place, it's about to wind up around $300. I'm a business person, do the cost benefit analysis, it's not worth it in my humbling opinion. Certianly you can argue that prom is an once-in-a-lifetime experience and money can't buy it back. But I'm just gonna keep convincing myself that I've made the right choice not going. Stubborn, I know :P If anyone wants to diss prom with me, feel free to join haha.
Hey, at least I have summer to look forward to.