April 13, 2010

April 13, 2010
Lady Gaga

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Tuesday and I hope you are having a safe and great week so far. We are back to beautiful and sunny weather in south Florida after two days on constant rain. There is a nice, strong breeze to help keep things comfortable in the 80 degree temperatures.

After being up in the middle of the night with Chipper again, I had to get up around 9:30am to take Harley and Sugar outside. So I went ahead and started my day with an ab workout after taking them for their walk. I started do very light workouts yesterday after a four month break from the gym because of my stroke in December and other health problems.

It is a low key day for me so not much to report but I would like to talk about the subject for the day which is Lady Gaga. I am sure almost all of you have heard of Lady Gaga since she has taken the world by storm in the past eighteen months.

While in the United Kingdom to promote M·A·C Cosmetics’ latest Viva Glam campaign, which funds HIV/AIDS prevention and support programs for women and girls, pop superstar Lady Gaga said she is practicing celibacy at the moment, and she encouraged anyone not ready for sex to do the same, MTV News reports.

“I can not believe I am saying this — do not have sex,” said Gaga, 24. “I am single right now, and I have chosen to be single because I do not have the time to get to know anybody. So it is OK not to have sex, it is OK to get to know people. I am celibate, celibacy’s fine.”

The “Telephone” singer added, “You do not have to have sex to feel good about yourself, and if you are not ready, do not do it. And if you are ready, there are free condoms given away at my concerts when you are leaving!”

According to the article, Gaga was inspired to take this stance on celibacy in response to the rise in HIV infections among women worldwide. The World Health Organization reported last year that HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death among women ages 15 to 44.

“This is a disease that affects everyone, not just the gay community,” said Gaga, who stressed that it is a growing concern among women.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the United States. Of those, about 280,000 are women. In 1985, women accounted for about 7 percent of HIV cases. Today that number has more than tripled to nearly 26 percent.

So kudos to Lady Gaga for joining in the war on HIV and AIDS. We can use every advocate we can get.

Hope you have a great rest of your week. Wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab