Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The World is going to Hell

It's true. There's nothing good on the news - nothing.
I rarely watch or read it.
Last nite a big story - mother was stabbed and her 4 day old baby stolen. An assumed illegal - stabbed by a blonde, white girl - and baby stolen.
Another story - a 94-yr old man was murdered and dismembered.
If I did listen to the news - I might've heard about this one before. A mother said her child was kidnapped by the babysitter, when evidence seems to point out that mother killed the child - the child's bloody silhouette found in the trunk of mother (no disturbing photos).
Or the multiple stories of parents beating their children. Some admit to it, some do not.
They are allowing weapons into places that serve alcohol now. This is such a great idea since people that become intoxicated seem to really be in control and don't let emotions over-ride common sense - if they even have any common sense to begin with.
It's not just adults that are stupid - teens are probably worse. School shootings and killings are beginning to grow in numbers. It's terrible.

And none of this even begins to touch all the terrible things there are. These are just a few of them. Plus we have the natural disaster tragedies. Which are terrible and very sad - and much more frequent than they used to be. But I still think that man vs man crimes and disasters are so much worse.

I personally believe that things are getting worse (beyond religious revelations) because people have become numb to violence. There are so many movies, games and just violent behavior that it doesn't bother people to talk about killing someone. It doesn't seem to bother someone to beat another person. They have become numb to violence and it's disgusting - absolutely revolting.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Team Songs VS National Anthem

Which song do your kids learn first at school:

The state/football song or the National Anthem??

Let's seriously hope it's the National Anthem, or I'll wonder what this country is coming to....

My nephew is learning "Rocky Top" (listen here) at school. He's in the 2nd grade. And I'm not sure he even knows the National Anthem yet. I mean.... really?? I know everyone bleeds orange in this town - but shouldn't it be about the Red, White, and Blue first????

Maybe we should use this little karaokee video as part of the school curriculum to get them to learn it.... Sheesh!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I got to wondering...

about a lot of things actually.
Why did I sign up for something that will keep me in this hell-ish place for longer than I ever wanted? (love the family - but don't want to be here)
Why do I let personal things out on my blog?
Why do I listen, when I swore I wouldn't the last time it happened?
Why can't I save money - even for a good purpose?
Why do I let emotions get involved?
Why do I always say the wrong thing?
Why don't I ever say things at the right time?
Why can't I ever seem to get things right?
Why can't I distract myself?
Why do I care?
Why do fries taste so good when they are so unhealthy?
Why can't I just run away?
Why do I always have a stash of candy?

And now I think I need to stop posting such personal things and start posting more random, unemotional, actually entertaining things.


The days when you actually accomplish things you can see - feels so great.
Today I slept in and have still been able to accomplish things.
Okay - there are days when a lot is done, but you can't see it for it's not like studying is something you could see got done.
But the days when you can cross things off the to-do list and you can see the work that was done - oh those days are so great.
And then you need to be rewarded of course.
So I think I might go bowling or perhaps to a movie since today has and will continue to be productive.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I'm confused

I'm always confused.

But now I'm really confused.

And he didn't help.
No wonder why I am trying to avoid having feelings beyond friendship for anyone.

What did I do this time?
(And yes, I'm pretty sure I had to have done something - otherwise, why would it be like this?)
*Frowny face*

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I may have a Vagina

but that does NOT mean that I am incompetent.
I absolutely hate when males look at a woman as though she has no idea what she's talking about and has lost her mind - when it is quite possible for a woman to know what she wants done with her car.

I went in to have my tires replaced at a location I will leave undisclosed. I told the guy that I wanted the two tires on the passenger side replaced, but put on the front. He looked at me like he had absolutely no idea what I was saying. (Let's pretend that my dad wasn't the one who told me to do that.) Apparently I wasn't speaking English.... or so it seemed by his expression. He was all sorts of confused and then told the technician that he would have to explain what to do with my car. I told the technician I wanted the two passenger tires replaced, but put on the front. Well - at least HE understood. Which is good cuz he was the one working on the car. And then the first guy told me that the tires would be $XX, which was over $10 more than I had been told on the phone. I explained that to him - and then he was all sorts of confused/upset. He then looked through what he had, said the cheapest tires were $XX, which was only a few dollars more than I was told. Why he couldn't have just told me that to begin with, I have no idea....

And this isn't just at auto repair places. It's at pretty much anything auto, outdoor, or otherwise assumed a 'manly' interest. Especially car salesmen... Do you want me to buy a car? Then treat me with respect, not like I'm an idiot who knows nothing.
Just because I have a vagina does not mean I don't know anything about 'manly' things as well.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Famous People

I'm not against hearing about famous people - but do we really need to have full news hours on their death and the possible suicide involved with it? I don't care if he was the 'King of Pop', hottest guy on TV, or *anything else. Don't get me wrong - I like them, but I would like to hear of good things.
And what makes one celebrity so much more important than the others? Why does one guy get a whole news hour about him while another barely gets any note that he's gone? Is it a matter of how they died - and if it was a scandal they get more coverage??
How come those who purposely kill themselves get more hype than those who had to suffer a disease and die or got in a wreck and died? How come if the person had more scandalous things happen in their life, they get more notice? It's not really fair when someone who was very talented and smart in making their life decisions gets thrown to the side and not recognized for the things they did. Why should we praise, remember, and glorify people who don't live right, who purposely do stupid/wrong things??
I'm not against people who are stupid and do wrong things - but why should we glorify and continually talk about it?? Let's glorify, remember and talk about those who lived good lives and were also very talented.

*Disclaimer: I'm not pinpointing any One person, I'm just giving examples. I like celebrities and their talents they give us, I just don't like to hear about their personal lives and scandals.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

New Experiences

I went last nite with a friend to a motorcycle rally in Cherokee, NC. While there we saw 'Motorhead'. This is definitely a new thing for me. I am not used to metal/rock bands. Although I have definitely been introduced to music that I don't usually listen to.
And it was actually a fairly good show. I didn't know any of the music - but it was still fun. Apparently it wasn't as loud or roudy as things can get at such concerts.
But there were definitely some obnoxious people. And some very weird people too - but it was great to people watch.
There weren't near as many bikes as I thought there would be, but it was still fabulous fun and I enjoyed trying something new. I'm sure I will be enjoying some more new music adventures.

I also recently decided to color my hair in a very strange way. I usually do just normal colors - blonde, brunette, occasional red. But since I don't have a job and am not planning on getting one in the next month or so, I decided to do something different.
And purple it is!!
Next month it might be blue.

Friday, September 11, 2009

What do you do when....

you need a change but aren't sure what?
you feel like crawling into a hole and dying?
your son cries for 20 minutes because he wanted the baby to be a sister, not another brother?
you have the time and money, but nowhere to go?
you want to spend time with someone, but for different reasons than they do?
you want to avoid the world and disappear?
you really need to pee, but there are no bathrooms nearby?
you're not hungry but need to eat?
you feel like it's an obligation to be social, not enjoyable?
you miss someone/something so much you really don't know what to do?
you wish for something to be, but there's really no hope of it happening?
you want to cry, but aren't sure where the feeling came from?
you feel like exploding?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

PLEASE Wash Your Hands

There are signs EVERYWHERE reminding people to wash their hands after the bathroom, when coughing, sneezing, etc.
PLEASE remember to wash your hands - I don't want your germs.
And please don't come out of the stall and proceed to fix your hair, straighten your clothes and then wash your hands.
Playing with you hair is okay AFTER the germs are washed off your hands. Every time you touch your hair, you will spread those germs you just put there. And if you happen to have a guy that plays with your hair - he'll get those germs. And then it becomes a giant, nasty, germy spreading cycle...
Please wash your hands and THEN play with your hair and clothes and whatever.....

Monday, September 7, 2009


I once heard that most cultures eat to live - whereas the American culture seems to live to eat... Sounds about right - and the obesity rate seems to support that.
But this post will be about my LOVE for certain food... and sometimes I live to eat. That's just how it goes... But I also have a food intolerance for some...
This is a recent discovery. I used to just eat whatever and then sometimes I would get sick for a couple days. I could never figure out what it was. Then I thought maybe it was peanuts - probably because of something I ate and then was sick the next day. But then I've discovered it's for all nuts - almonds, peanuts, etc - and that made me sad. I really like nuts, especially chocolate covered ones.
I read an article today comparing food allergies to food intolerance. I'm not allergic, just intolerant. And honestly the sickness after eating it isn't worth not eating it. So I've decided I will continue to eat those wonderfully tasty morsels and just be sure I'm not camping, vacationing, or traveling the next few days after.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Parking made easy

Just buy a motorcycle.

I'm in the market for a new car and I figured I should just buy a motorcycle.

I get to school about 30+ minutes early and still have to park clear out in the FAR parking lot... Then I have to hike all the way to my building and up 3 flights of stairs. So if I just had a motorcycle, I could park closer and all would be well....

But then again - I get speeding tickets a lot, and I'm sure that wouldn't change even if I had a smaller vehicle. So maybe it's safer for me to have a full vehicle that surrounds me than just me and the wind. Besides, it's good exercise walking 600 miles (exaggeration) to class - right??

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mid-Year Review

I know it's a bit late since it's now September and mid-year is July, but I was thinking about an earlier post I wrote about things I want to do for the year of 2009. And I've accomplished a few - not enough, but a few.
Concerts - Definitely have. A lot of which is a HUGE thanks to my friend, Mitchell!! You're the best, Mitch!!
Snowboarding - Summer isn't the best for that, but this winter I might take a trip. Even if it's just boarding for one day, I've gotta go!
Beach - I've definitely done this, although not enough. But can you ever get enough of the beach??
Spring Break Trip - Alas, I went another year without one. But perhaps this next Spring I will, since I'll have a 'break' from school and all....
Leave Country - I had a tentative trip planned to go to Chile with my brother. No go. Then I've been planning a trip to Italy... but I still haven't completely decided if it's a smart thing to do (being unemployed and all). So perhaps this will have to wait...
Another Road Trip - I have accomplished this one. I went out west with Mom. I also drove my brother up to PA. But I don't think it's over. NYC soon!!
High School Reunion - I didn't go to the 5 year, but I did get to see a couple friends and their kids. Hopefully I'll get to see more of them before the year is up!
Start Classes - This I've done. Started this week. YAY!! Hopefully I have more brain cells than I think because I'm not so sure how this semester is going to go....

I was going to have a list of new goals for the rest of the year - but I'll just go with whatever adventures come my way. Besides - I have a lot of 'to-do' ideas yet to work on.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Back to School

It's the first week and I already feel like I'm going to fail each and every class....

Okay - I'm only taking 3 - but no one's been sounding very promising about it going to go very well. Mom got mad at me for having no confidence and my sister said I was smart - but when the teacher tells you it's a hard class, then the head of the department tells you that, then it must be a hard class. Plus I'm out of the swing of being in school.... And I don't do well with numbers or foreign languages....

And I'm starting to get sick. . . I think. So that's never fun. Let's hope I can beat the cold before it gets too bad.

And let's also hope that I can do well this semester and hopefully be done by next fall (which may not happen depending on the school and the program).
Man - I'm just a downer today....And it's not the back-to-school-blues because I'm honestly kind of excited about being in class again. I think I'm just getting sick. Blah!!