Monday, April 2, 2012
Participation metals have turned us all into lazy babies. These comforting awards have made us think that whatever we give is good enough.
The truth is, sometimes it isn't. Sometimes we have to learn to work hard and still lose! It starts when we are six years old and we have our first soccer game. No matter what we do on the field our supportive mom ignores the fact we kicked the ball in the wrong goal and says, "Good job honey, let's go get a Happy Meal." And in theory, that's great parenting and I am sure Dr.Phil would be proud. But that won't teach your us to be OK with loosing, how to give 110% and how kick the ball in the right direction because, if I get a juice box and a metal for sucking I am going to be perfectly OK with being lame for the rest of my life.
When we get into college the professors aren't going to care in the slightest bit if we tried hard on the test. If we don't make the grades we will fail. When we get in the work force and have a boss, if we don't do the job right and we don't bring money into the company they won't be happy. And then they'll yell at us. They won't high five us and buy we chicken nuggets because we don't deserve it. We will get the raise and the promotion when we get the job done or win the soccer game.
I compete in Taekwondo tournaments all around the country. When I loose, it's all my fault and my best wasn't good enough. If I don't keep my hands up and get off the line first I walk away with a black eye not a trophy that says "Your a Winner" or "You Tried Your Best". Hopefully this reality check will give me a boost in the real world.
So parents, coaches, and teacher, stop babying us. You're only teaching us to be OK with being terrible and we will lose at life because of this. If you keep telling us we are awesome when we are picking our nose on the basketball court how do you expect us to become NBA stars?
Now I must get back to watching "Smash" but try to say these three words three times fast out loud and not smile: bubbles, giggle, and hemorrhoids.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
What are you doing right now? You're staring at your computer screen. What are you not doing? Driving down highways smashing mailboxes out the window with a baseball bat. That is great for all the mailbox owners but has technology become the 16 year old boys babysitters? Since apps on your massive phone, Facebook, and World of War craft have gotten so popular it's rare you see 15 year old girl hiding in boys bushes spying on their ex-boyfriends new tutor. They can just hacking his Facebook.
But is technology ruining our social skills and creativity? Even when teenagers are out and about they are still texting they're cute crush or thinking about the drama at school.
There is no escaping this for teenagers. Sure it keeps us out of trouble but I have friends that would rather play Modern Warfare 3 than get a girlfriend. Is it postponing our maturity? Would teens rather live a virtual life then go around living a real one? Kids are so glued to their massive phones but what apps on there do they really need? How is Angry Birds going to help anybody? Technology is taking care of us. Right?
Let me know what you think and leave me a comment.
Now go out and solve world hunger, kick 13 clowns, and drown a checker piece in hot sauce.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Cats. I have never been a big fan of them. Their meows are high pitched, they claw you and bite you for no reason, and they knock stuff over and cause a big mess. I have just always been a dog fan. For Christmas my mom decided to get my younger brother a cat. I was not very happy about this. Actually I was really upset. When this little kitten popped it's head up an automatically jumped on my lap my first reaction was to throw it across the room. I resisted my urge and just set her down. I continued on the next few days putting up with Yetti. I just ignored her, I let my younger brother feed her and play with her and I just let her be. Until, she saved my night.
A few weeks ago I got home from school and I hated everything, I didn't want to talk to anybody or do anything. I just wanted to lay in my room and cry. I was in my room and felt Yetti's fur on my hand. I started shooing her away but she immediately came back She jumped on my stomach and crawled up my chest and just layed there. She then started purring and petting my face. This seems like an odd thing but it made me feel so much better. There were no claws or teeth. No annoying meows. Just soft fur and a soothing purr.
Although I still don't like cats too much, I understand why some people like them so much. And as I write this Yetti is curled up on my lap messing up every other paragraph I type. So to those out there who love their cat, good for you. And those other kitty hatters out there, just ignore them.
Thanks for reading! Have a great day handsome pants :)
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Hey you guys. Sorry it has been so long since I have written. I have had a huge case of writer's block. But here I am! Back and ready to entertain you with my brilliant words of poetry.
I would like to start off by saying Happy National Signing Day!!!
I would like to follow that by saying I am very annoyed Arkansas didn't get Dorial Green-Beckham.
But I am not writing about football tonight. Instead I am going to vent about pop music's lack of girl rockers. I don't mean rockers as in Kelly Clarkson, or Ke$ha, or Brittney Spears. Those are pop stars. I mean rockers like Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, and Blondie. The raunchy, bad to the bone, full out rockers. The closest pop music now is Pink. I am not downing on Pink because I am a big fan of hers but I mean does it not break your heart that all rocker chicks are gone? I had the privilege of going and seeing Joan Jett and the Blackheats in concert this summer and even for a woman in her 50's she still pulled of the all leather look.
Where are the chicks that will punch you in the face while sober? Not the ones that expect roses at her feet and wear cute little dresses. I want "I love Rock n Roll" with killer guitar solos! Not "Boots and Boys"
Come on gals. step it up! Go play with the big boys!
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I needed to write about something. But I couldn't think of anything. So I am going to tell you a few cool facts on kangaroos. Just because I doubt you knew.
Kangaroos are the largest marsupial animals.
They were chosen as Australia's representative animal because they are always moving forward and never backwards.
There are three different kinds of kangaroos; Eastern Grey, Red, and Western Grey.
Kangaroo's have stomachs similar to sheep and cows.
Females have their children one at a time.
Kangaroo's live in groups called "mobs"
Kangaroo comes from the Aboriginal phrase "I don't know"
They can weigh up to 200 pounds.
They are like camels in the way that they have very little need for water.
Male kangaroos are called jacks.
So. That was pretty lame. Right? Well e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org , or Facebook, or comment on a blog that may actually entertain you. Unlike kangaroos.
Smiley Smiley Smile.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I have discovered the new greatest thing ever! Good servers!
They just make the entire dinning experience so much better. With a bad server, throughout the entire meal you are wondering whether or not he or she will get the order right, refill your drink, or if they are even going to say anything nice.
But a good server! That is an occurrence that should be cherished. They just give you a feeling that no matter how bad the conversation with your friend gets, at least you will have a waiter or waitress.
I went to eat at Olive Garden this past weekend with a friend of mine and the waitress I had was just the most adorable thing. It was an older woman with gray hair and old lady glasses. She was so smiley and sweet. She cracked jokes and complimented us. She suggested me a soup, and even called my friend a handsome gentleman.
So to all of the servers that read my blog: don't be so serious, have some fun and try to connect with your dinners.
And to my customers: be nice and grateful to your server. And tip well!
Thanks for reading! Keep smiling Hot Springs, Arkansas
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
1. Bubble wrap
Always has. Always will
2. Cursing with a British accent
It just sounds so proper.
3.Seeing a cat not land on it's feet
It's a disgrace to the feline race.
4. Heated arguments over stupid stuff
"No! I wore pink yesterday"
5. Terrible songs we can't help but like
"I like big butts and I can not lie"
6. Screaming high school coaches
It's just a game
7. Ugly dogs
It's so ugly you think it's cute
8. People that quote Dr. Seuss
They may not know anything. But just for a moment you think they're profound
9. Our national anthem
Yea. It's just great!
10. Old men in tiny shorts
It's gross but you gotta give them props. What a man.
Simplicity that keeps you entertained for hours.
12. Hand clap thingies that every elementary girl does at some point in her life
Apple sticks they make me sick.
13.Skipping school for the horse races
Come on Zippidy Doodat!Go number 7.
Way to be awesome! I want a high-five now.
15. Hot baths and candles
Even alone they're so peaceful
16. My legs after I shave them
So so so smooth.
17. First glass of milk in the carton
Freshest thing out there.
18. Terrible acting
You watch and think. They get paid how much? For that?
19. Mom's that say inappropriate things
"You two would make such cute babies"
20. Punching stuff
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