Does it make us feel better about our lives and who we are?
It shouldn’t! We all mess up. No one is perfect. Do we want people pointing out how horrible we are? Do we want people making fun of us for something we said, did, or even something we have no control over? STOP BEING A BULLY
When will this ever stop? When will our children be free to figure out who they are my trying new things, without getting made fun of? When will we lend a hand to someone who has fallen? When will we just accept everyone and their differences and be okay about it?
Remember that time or many times that you were bullied? Remember how much it hurt your heart and soul? How you cried because of the words or actions of another? How you may have inflicted more pain on yourself to help forget?
Please. Don’t inflict that pain on anyone else. Under any circumstance.
LOVE. If we all just loved one another, think how much different the world would be
So, for the past 5 years I have felt comfortable financially.
I inherited some money when my grandpa died back in 2006 (RIP Avo) and the 3 main things I used it for was: my camera, my africa trip, and now my new car. Well, the money is now gone and I have less than $200 in my bank account. I have no credit card. All I have is in my bank account. I have a couple checks coming in the next week. So thankful for that.
At first, I really didn’t like being this uncomfortable. To an extent, I still don’t but I am learning to adjust. Because of my meal plan, I am not eating out (unless it’s a special occasion) so that cuts some cost. I have no reason to shop for clothes. I actually have some I want to sell to Buffalo Exchange. (Or I can post them on here if ya’ll are interested!) The main things I spent money on is gas and then my monthly dues (derby, car payment, car insurance, tithe (weekly), Invisible Children, Fikisha, and Falling Whistles).
For the first time in my life, I know I have to say no when people invite me places, in order to save some money. And I have to hustle to get photo and video jobs in order to pay my bills. I am so glad I have a job (hoping for a new one soon). I am by no means complaining. I am mostly writing this all out so I can process this transition into adulthood.
I am thankful to be in a crunch, financially. I know I’m not poor. just, uncomfortable…until I can adjust accordingly and learn to live comfortably with less.
if we have the ability to give someone 100% of our attention.
I have been catching myself lately when talking on the phone for instance or webcamming with someone, and I am totally doing other things simultaneously. (checking fb, flickr, tumblr, ect)
It’s not fair to the other person or each other and our friendship if we are distracted when trying to communicate.
Big pet peeve: txting someone else while you are hanging out with a friend. esp if it’s one on one. I know I am guilty of it sometimes and I am gonna make sure I stop. But really, if I am taking the time to hang out with you, I would like you to be 100% there.
I apologize to you if I have been guilty of these things. If I do it again, call me on it please
It’s been fun the past 6 years. We went on many adventures together, like going to and from school when I went away to CSUMB. You brought me home for some holidays and you got me to San Francisco for Displace Me. You and I have raced down the freeway and got caught a few times by the Poh-lease. We’ve run into a few other cars but took all the blame and physical damage. You have been a reliable car to drive for work. Thank you for never giving me trouble as I delivered pizzas. You stuck through thick and thin when I would drive every week in the summers to camp where you have to be surrounded by dirt which got all over you, every time. You have been kind enough to drive others besides myself. You were the best canvas for all the bumper stickers you wore, and not to mention, you made most people smile from looking at the rear window that read, “You Are Beautiful.” Many adventures were had, but it’s time to move on. You are getting old, weak, and frankly, a bit run down..I found someone new, younger, and shinier. It’s name is Honda.
I just can't seem to fathom the disgust people have for wrinkles. I think they're beautiful. I think wearing your life on your face shows the beauty in surviving some of the happiest and hardest times. Those wrinkles are from laughing too often, crying when necessary, squinting to read beautiful things, and existing long enough to experience it all. Wrinkles are fucking beautiful, simply because they are the longest lasting tangible item that shows you made it. You are alive.
In response to your agreeing with that tattoo post: "Straight Edge" has a history of being conservative, militant, judgmental and homophobic. They came along and tried to remove the fun, free and instinctual from punk rock. Do you know that?
thanks for the the history lesson. it’s a personal choice to not do drugs, have promiscuous sex, or drink alcohol. I don’t think I fall into any of those other sub categories. I don’t proclaim being edge as much as I did in high school but I’m not ashamed of the choices I make, whether I say I’m edge or not.
On sunday some stupid drama happened which resulted in me losing a “friend” and it’s someone who I go to church with….yay for awkwardness
On sunday we broke down the bank and flat track and packed them away while we are in search of a new home. So we’ll be skating in our old facility. AND I can now go to practice on T,Th,F, and Sunday!! I can get at least 5-6 hours a week in, STOKED!
My friend Brandt is visiting for the week. I’ll be buying his car while he’s here!
He and I have been watching scary movies. So far: The Crazies, and Let Me In
I’m still talking to that guy I mentioned last week, via fb messages :) Hopefully hanging out next week when I’m not as busy.
I have some video work to get done this weekend
No halloween plans :(
I skate in my first bout on Sunday!!! It’s a mini bout but still so excited!!
I’ll probably miss church on Sunday :( but at least I can tune in online!
I got a C+ on my Bio Anthro exam last week! So I still have a C in the class.
I decided I am applying to Chapman to transfer Fall 2012 for a BA in Film production.
I want to leave Domino’s and go work at Teavana. I applied there today! I can probably work at Domino’s once a week…
I am going to *hopefully* transfer for Fall 2012 to either: Chapman, Art Institute of Orange County, Vanguard, or Art Center, to get a Bachelors Degree in Film Production. All of these schools are in a good distance from where I want to be. I would actually love to live on my own off-campus if I…