Monday, August 18, 2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge!

Yes, this "challenge" is for a good cause. No, that does not mean you have to participate in it or donate any of your hard earned cash just because someone challenged you to dump some freaking ice on your head. Why? Because I said so, that's why.  But really, most of the people who have already participated in this challenge never even had a damn clue what the challenge was for to begin with! That irritates me so much.  FYI for all you people out there who are still unaware of this thing, dumping buckets of ice on your head is somehow related to curing Lou Gehrig's disease. Because that makes sense. Oh and sadly there is still no cure for Lou Gehrig's disease and if anyone tells you otherwise or says that this is what the challenge is for, to "raise money to cure ALS" please kick them in the face. Hard. It is a good thing that people want to raise awareness for this and I give people props for actually donating money to the cause because they want to, but there are other ways to let people know about Lou Gehrig's disease, ways in which nobody needs to have ice poured on their head. 

 To those who have no idea what I'm talking about, the rules of this challenge are below:
You take a video of yourself dumping a bucket of ice water on your head, post it to FacebookInstagram, Tumblr, or Twitter and then challenge your friends to do the same within 24 hours or donate $100 to an ALS charity of your choice. 

How in the world is this raising awareness for ALS? Again I'll give people credit for doing this considering the charity probably was in need of money for research and what not (most charities usually are) and it has raised $15.6 million since July, but I'm just not following how ice+head= Lou Gehrig's disease awareness.  Nor do some of these participants even care about the awareness part, they only want to be seen as charitable and a good person because they dumped some ice water on their head. Ask one, JUST ONE, of these people what Lou Gehrig's disease is and have them try to explain the symptoms to you without getting on their phone and going to the ALS website. It should make for an interesting conversation. 

I can actually see this becoming another sad trend for social networking and real life. People are going to start using this challenge so they can have a "beneficially good and charitable" reason to force their softball coach into pouring ice on their head. Back in my days of softball (in 1999) us kids used to pour buckets of water on the coaches head because we were freaking awesome, not because of some stupid challenge our Facebook friend from Oregon forced us to partake in.  Like I said when the cold water challenge was a big thing (which this basically is with a different name); You should donate to a charity because you want to donate to a charity, not because your stupid friend tagged you in a stupid post on a stupid social networking site for stupids.  Being nominated through social media to donate money to some charity is absurd. 

Only donate to a charity if you believe in said charity. If you believe in the ALS charity and want to help them out then do so because you WANT to, not because of the stupid social networking stuff.

 Oh and it's still summer and in Michigan it continues to be warm and muggy. Not much of a challenge to dump some ice water on your head in crazy heat conditions if you ask me. =/

I actually read this article today (after being challenged, and then telling the person who challenged me where they could put their ice) and I enjoyed it very much. The writer makes a lot of good points and I strongly encourage you to read this. I especially enjoyed the last three paragraphs.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/08/12/icebucketchallenge_you_don_t_need_an_ice_bucket_to_donate_to_als_research.html
This one was a pretty good read as well;
http://www.writtalin.com/social/ice-bucket-challenge-stupid/
^California is going through a drought right now and Californians are still participating in this challenge. If you live in California let's NOT be doing this!

To end this little post, I shall leave you with this awesome video of Charlie Sheen doing this crazy challenge in a stylin' way.


Edit: Someone just messaged me saying that this challenge was created because it makes your body numb to show how people with the disease feel. Words cannot even describe the anger I have for this. Pouring ice on yourself shows you how the people with Lou Gehrig's disease feel? Try living with the disease 24/7 and then maybe just MAYBE you could feel the numbness these people feel every day of their freaking lives. This has to be the most ridiculous thing I have heard about the stupid challenge this week. If you don't have Lou Gehrig's disease there is no possible freaking way you could ever even imagine how they truly feel. I never want to hear things like this again. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

This Is A Handy List

I came across this list on the Internet earlier today which is officially titled "60 Little Tips That Can Change a Girl's Life." Now I'm not one to usually read these types of things all the way through but I felt that this list deserved a re-post because of how it assumes to know the mind and life of  all girls and significantly put them into a tiny group and makes random presumptions about them. That is insane. I shall now go through the list and fully explain how most of these things do not specifically apply to me. 

One small step for girls, one giant leap for womankind.
  1. Download a banking app.- I have a very old cell phone with no Internet and no app features. And even if I did have an iPhone 9.12 or whatever I would never pay for a banking app. I would go to this real building place called a bank and either withdraw or deposit money in that place.
  2. Drink more herbal tea. It will save your life.- No it won't. If I had a major stomach ulcer drinking herbal tea would be the last thing I would want to do. Hey, if they can make assumptions 58 more times then so can I.
  3. Making your own coffee/tea instead of buying it will make you a rich woman.- Not if you don't drink coffee or tea or if you are one of those uninformed people who buys 50 boxes of Tazo tea AT Starbucks.
  4. Always have at least 6 chap sticks stocked up.- But why? You can only use one at a time. And I would recommend that the chapstick you do use is quality stuff. 
  5. Check out thrift stores. You may have to wash things three times before you get the old lady smell out, but it’s well worth it.- There are no thrift stores around my area. Plus there is a likely chance that if you wash thrifty items several times then the color will fade or the fabric will somehow be destroyed. 
  6. Never buy cheap jeans.- I wouldn't buy jeans from Walmart but I'm not going to Nordstrom and paying $250 for some dark jeans. That's not a savvy idea. 
  7. Buy cheap sunglasses instead.- How about not telling me what to do with my money?
  8. Don’t chase boys.- But what if the boy took my purse? Am I not supposed to chase him down then?
  9. Wrinkle spray and a hair dryer erase all need to ever use an iron for all of you lazy ironers like me.- Or you could iron your hair, get a Brazilian Blowout, or a perm if you are seriously that lazy. 
  10. Wear slippers when you have to drive in heels.- Why would someone ever have to drive in heels? 
  11. Wear slippers when you’re travelling.- Ok, I'll give them this one. Maybe you shouldn't wear them all the time but packing a pair of slippers on vacation is a smart move especially if you get blisters and still have a ton of stuff to do. 
  12. Wear slippers at all moments that it’s even slightly acceptable to wear slippers.- Like in your house? At night?
  13. Spend a little extra money on your make up; it’s so worth it.- Here's a fun fact; that Guerlain mascara works just as well as Maybelline for making your eyelashes fuller and darker. My tip; Skin care. Spend extra on skin care. Foundation can only hide so much. 
  14. Get running sneakers that are actually effective and not just cute.- What if they are cute and comfy? Can't that be a thing? Yes. Yes it can.
  15. NEVER go to bed with your make up on.- True dat.
  16. Get like a thousand packs of make up wipes, because they work the best.- NO THEY DON'T! All of those stupid things make my face all red and break out! ALL. OF.THEM. Ponds cold cream is the best in my world. 
  17. Buy your wine from a box, it’s way more cost efficient and being “wine classy” is so overrated.- I don't drink wine. And I think it would impress more people if you drank Chardonnay rather than drinking Night Train Express, if "impressiveness" is what you are aiming for. (I have no idea why my blog keeps spaced this all weirdly. Apologies for that!) 
  18. Carry headphones in your pocket at all times.- Yet another way for people to disengage in conversation with one another. Great idea! Next thing you know people will stop talking altogether thanks to technology. Kind of sad really. 
  19. Pick your girls over your boyfriend often, because almost always, the guys come and go and the girls are still there.- Or if you're like me all of your "girls" would have already picked their boyfriend/girlfriend over you 99.9% of the time years ago and you will be left with no friends and no boyfriend and only a cat. 
  20. Get a really nice strapless or “sticky bra” and you will realize how much better everything looks without your old straps popping out.- I actually had to look up what a "sticky bra" was. Disturbing. It's basically like silicone/cotton fake boobs sticking to your real boobs! Let's NOT do that! 
  21. Wash your face. - Wow! If I didn't read that I would have surely forgotten! Thanks list maker person!
  22. THE DOLLAR TREE CAN AND WILL SAVE YOUR SOUL.- The lady at the Dollar Tree kicked me out of the store in a rude fashion. Apparently the store was supposed to open tomorrow yet they had the doors wide open that day.
  23. Never neglect to paint your toe nails.- I always forget to paint my toenails. And what if it's winter? Who exactly are you going to impress with your painted toenails under some shoes?
  24. Eat breakfast.- Yes. 
  25. Make a summer playlist for when you need to walk in the cold and start actually getting depressed.- I don't even know what this is trying to tell me. Walk to a "summer playlist." I'm guessing that means happy music. As opposed to the "Depressing songs that are depressing while needing to walk in the cold" playlist. 
  26. Get a super awesome coffee mug.- Or you can buy a lemonade pitcher. Or a punch bowl! Hooray for extreme beverage holders!
  27. Realize that you can pull off red lipstick, rock it girl.- So you are implying that boys can't also pull off the super rockin' red lips. 
  28. Make guys take you on dates that don’t involve a bar or dingy basement.- Really? REALLY?!??! People actually agree to dates of this sort? 
  29. Never try dieting pills or fads. It’s all a bunch of garbage, just be healthy.- More likely these things can possibly kill you and cause a ton of freaking problems in the long run. 
  30. Call your mom when you need help.- I can agree with this, yet there are some people out there who aren't lucky enough to have parents that can help them. People need to start remembering that some people have horrible parents. 
  31. Forget name brands. No one really cares, and you will have three times the wardrobe to choose from if you shop at Tj Maxx and Marshalls first.- Don't tell people where they should shop. And if someone wants to spend $35 on Billabong because it makes them feel pretty then good for them. Shop wherever the hell you want. 
  32. Make sure you have at least one friend that likes your favorite TV shows.- I don't think any of my friends watch any of my favorite TV shows. 
  33. And your favorite snacks.- Anyone here like popcorn? If so then you are my new friend. Friendships are made from popcorn. 
  34. There is this amazing invention called “boob tape” to wear with strapless dresses and you need to purchase it. You don’t need twenty candid photos of you pulling up your dress on the dance floor at a formal event anymore.- I need to check into this "boob tape" stuff. 
  35. Ask for a white coat underneath the color when you get your nails done and the color you wanted looks so much more vibrant. Also, go for the glitz nail.- DON'T TELL PEOPLE WHAT COLOR PEOPLE SHOULD PAINT THEIR NAILS. This girl is extremely bossy. And I have never in my life gotten my nails done at a manicure place. That probably seems strange but I really have no desire to do so. I mean, I guess I could go get a manicure  but it's not something I would take time out of my schedule to do.
  36. Never spend too much time crying over a boy.- Why is time italicized? Is this some new spunky trend I should be aware of? Also, never cry over someone else, especially if they can't see what a precious gem you are. Crying over people who could care less about you is a terrible thing to do. 
  37. Order the dressing or sauce on the side ladies. You’d be amazed at the difference.- NO! If I want the waitress or waiter to put that horribly calorific ranch on top of my salad then they better put that ranch atop of thy salad! I would be AMAZED if they decided to NOT do as requested. And usually the dressing does come on the side so this is irrelevant information.
  38. Always try clothing on before you buy it. Don’t even try to reason with yourself, “Well I don’t need to try this on”, yes you do.- Unless you buy 10 of the same colored shirt in the same style of the same brand. 
  39. Drink as much water as humanly possible.- Nah. Drinking water is for squares. Today I feel like drinking waters twin brother, sir rum.
  40. One foundation does not fit all. Your skin is unique; so spend the time to get a foundation that doesn’t look like you just smudged your face with paint.- But what if I want to look like a painter in the park? Maybe I was blending swatches on my face. You don't know my life!!! 
  41. Use your iCalendar on your phone for reminders. It sends you emails and will give you instant organization.- WTF is an iCalendar? Why must people use their phone for everything these days? Idea: buy a pocket sized calender and write important stuff on it! You can become organized that way too, all by yourself. 
  42. Get a microwaveable heat pad. Your cramps and back will thank you for the rest of your days.- Not going to argue with this because all girls cycles are different and there are different ways to cure cramps. I like Midol, but that's just what works for me. One solution does not help all. 
  43. Understand that Ben and Jerry’s will always be the best remedy for a broken heart and no shame is ever needed in that.- I'm sure someone is bound to eventually feel shameful when they eat 50 containers worth of cherry garcia ice cream in a row. Don't do that. Ice cream is absolutely delicious but there are better ways to cure a broken heart, like ARCHERY!!! 
  44. Stock your car, desk, and bags with hand sanitizer.- Or M&Ms. I like M&Ms.
  45. Keep Advil in your purse for your every day headaches.- If you have a headache every single day there is an underlying problem there. Go to your doctor and check that out.
  46. Band-Aids too, heels are beautiful little monsters.- What the frick?!?!? Yeah, because whenever I look at my heels I always think "oh what beautiful littler monsters you are." Who refers to anything as beautiful little monsters? That's an oxymoron! How about we keep band aids on our person just in case a random guy decides to forget to take his headache meds that morning, is forced to take Advil out of desperation, and then he goes into a rage and stabs you! Band-aids could be somewhat helpful in that case! 
  47. Befriend store associates because they actually will help you.- And I always thought being rude to the store associates and calling them names would make them be my bff for life. Oh the many mistakes I have made! 
  48. Light butter popcorn is actually a great choice.- A great choice for what? President? World leader? Lawyer?  
  49. Exercise when you’re stressed out.- When I'm stressed out I sleep. And if you are stressed out over work or schoolwork how is exercising going to de-stress you? 
  50. You can and will never have too many pairs of underwear. Buy as many as you want girlfriend.- Please stop referring to your readers as 'girlfriend' and stuff like that. It irritates me so much. Kind of like how people are referring to each other as 'bae' on all those social networking sites these days. Bae is an idiotic word. Stop using it. 
  51. Find the perfect moisturizer.- Hey, the moisturizer that makes my face look purple is may not be perfect but let's just say that it makes me feel like a superstar fairy princess lady.
  52. Accessories are life changing.- Another thing that could possibly be life changing; ending world hunger. 
  53. Take bubble baths.- Alright. When you find a bubble bath that doesn't make my skin break out in a rash let me know. 
  54. Have granola bars on hand at all times.- I'll go with this one. However fruit snacks are also good things to have on hand for snack purposes. 
  55. Read as much as you can for your own enjoyment. You shouldn’t forget about what interests you.- So by reading books you will remember what interests you? I'm not even sure how these two things relate.
  56. Look natural in photos and smile with your teeth. Don’t do that weird grimace smile; your teeth are perfect just the way they are.- No they're not! Stop lying to everyone! My teeth are spaced a little because I was really stupid and didn't wear my retainer after getting my braces off! 
  57. Don’t blow off going to the doctor or dentist. It’s incredibly important to take care of your body.- Or you could take care of your body and also go to the doctor and dentist. What a brilliant idea I have! 
  58. Get your beauty sleep.- I have insomnia. 
  59. Use hand lotion.- Instead of hot sauce. 
  60. Make chocolate chip pancakes when ever possible.- Here's a funny story. I tried making pancakes once, regular pancakes. No fruit or anything in them, plain ole' pancakes. I set them on fire at a Sunday community breakfast place thing my dad took me to and he volunteered me to help out behind the scenes. Bad ideas were had that day! I burnt the pancakes (at least 5) and then blamed it on the other girl who was helping. Turns out the other girl was the man in charge's daughter and she was the princess of the place and could do no wrong and she went on a huge tangent on how I was a liar and needed to SPILL THE TRUTH. I spilled the truth alright. I told the breakfast helper people and they were all super mad at me and refused to speak to me or made snotty comments directed towards me the rest of the morning.  I was 13! I didn't know how to make pancakes!  The fire department wasn't needed, they should have given me a break! I never went back there after that incident. I think I am officially banned from that place. But there is a good side to this story. When I got home that night my mom taught me how to make pancakes and now I can make them all by myself, even the ones with bananas and strawberries and chocolate chips and I haven't burnt one since. So ha! Take that community breakfast place! 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Talking Politics

Now, I made a promise to myself in the past that I would never post anything regarding my political opinions on this blog. However, I can no longer remain silent. That is not to say this post will give you any insight as to  whether I'm a republican/democrat/tea party/etc. I have just heavily disappointed in our president and our administration over the past few months as well as some of the comments people are continuously making.

 Some of these comments include;

Democrats;

  • YOU ARE RACIST! (If you say something against Obama or his family)
  • YOU GET ALL YOUR INFORMATION FROM FOX NEWS. YOU ARE UNINFORMED! 
  • IT'S BUSH'S FAULT OUR COUNTRY IS THE WAY IT IS!!!!!
Republicans;
  • OBAMACARE WEBSITE STILL ISN'T WORKING!!!
  • YOU ARE A LIBERAL NAZI!
  • OUR COUNTRY VOTED FOR A MAN WHO'S NAME RHYMES WITH THE NAMES OF OUR FORMER TWO WORST ENEMIES!!!!! 

Someone from every single party ever;

  • You're so stupid! Here is a list of reasons as to why you and your party are so stupid!

Once you call someone with an opposing viewpoint 'stupid' your political point goes out the window.

We all live in the same country. Stop trying to tear the people down who have different opinions than yours. Everyone has a right to think whatever they want and trying to get them to be on your side with these types of retorts is absolutely idiotic. We all need to stop this. Talk about the issues, debate one another, be informed, don't talk smack.

As for the reason I am writing this very political blog entry tonight;

We all know Jay Carney resigned today as well as Shinseki (no big surprise on that last one),  but that's not what I'm going to talk about.

It has come to my attention that apparently Obama is planning to run for a 3rd term. I'm guessing this is a lie because not only is that impossible, that is not how the government works!

According to the 22nd Amendment;

Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.
Section 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states within seven years from the date of its submission to the states by the Congress.

Basically there is no way in hell Obama can run another term unless this amendment is repealed. To do so that would require 2/3rds of both the house of representatives and the senate to vote to amend the constitution, or by a convention called by 2/3rds of the state legislatures. Then 3/4ths of the states (38 states) need to vote for the amendment for it to become part of the constitution.

 I don't see this happening anytime soon. Plus, Obama stated once that he really has no desire for a 3rd term. so I'm almost positive this news story is a lie. But that doesn't stop some people from making idiotic comments like these;

I can't wait for President Obama's 3rd Winning Term!- He hasn't even said that he's running for a 3rd term yet! Calm down!

The 2nd Amendment is old-fashioned and outdated. We need more gun control laws to make America safer.- What in the world does this have to do with anything?!?!? 

Dude, the Constitution is, like, over 100 years old. - Dude, the Constitution was written for a reason! Educate yourself. 

Barack Obama needs a third term to accomplish what he did in two terms......nothing.- That is not true. He has done a few things, whether or not those things are good is up to you. 

I'm really hoping I didn't offend too many of you by writing this, but if I did I truly apologize. I'm just sick and tired of seeing such uninformed and idiotic comments on every news story I ever read on the Internet and after that announcement of a possible third term for President Obama today (and the comments to go along with the article) I felt I needed to state my opinion on this issue before my head exploded.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Scared of Graduating

Today I went back to my college and gave the people at the registration desk my ID so I could pick up my cap and gown. I'm graduating on Thursday and truth be told when I first started college I never really expected to graduate. None of my family members did and I only know of three people who have graduated from a college/university setting. I'm proud of myself but also kind of terrified.

What some of you may not know is that in high school I had the most stressful time before graduation. On the day before graduation where all of us students practiced walking, one of my teachers wouldn't give me my cap and gown because I  didn't give her back one of her books. So after the practice walk, instead of having cake with the rest of my fellow classmates (who hated me) I had to run back home, find the book and turn it into her before I received my cap and gown. The secretary was about to put the caps and gowns in storage before I ran up to her in the hallway where she proceeded to have a convulsion about my fast pace of speed until finally handing me my graduation attire.

Oh and I had no one to walk with. Usually people tended to find their walking partner their junior year, but because I had no friends in my grade I had no one to walk with and got stuck with these two guys who were a bit odd. My moms best friend in high school's kid was walking with me, and that just seemed to tickle her peachy so all and all it could have been worse.

I guess I'm afraid that college graduation is going to somehow turn out to be like high school graduation, despite the fact that this will probably not be the case. I'm afraid that I won't know anyone. I'm afraid the college will decide at the last minute that we all have to choose a walking partner and I will be alone again. And there's always that fear of falling on your face when you walk the stairs to get your diploma. I won't be wearing heels but because I have a habit of falling down on a regular basis this could be a problem. But just so we are clear, if I was to fall down, it wouldn't be because I want to draw attention to myself. I can actually see someone doing that. Those types of people deserve to get a concussion while they pretend to fall just so they can look 'cool.'

But although I have my small little fears, I will not let anyone or anything ruin this day for me. Graduation is going to be spectacular and although I have no idea what will happen after, I know that on this day I will feel like I accomplished something and that is enough to make me happy.

Friday, May 9, 2014

507!

That is the number of people who have read my post about the cold water challenge. I am in shock. I am in awe. I am really amazed. I never really expected anyone to ever even read this blog EVER. But to those 507 people who have read that post, I just want to send out a huge thank you and shall now provide you with cookies (or biscuits as they are called in basically every other part of the world besides the US and Canada) and tea for your awesomeness! Even if you didn't agree with what I had to say on the matter I do appreciate that you took your time to read a 23 year old girls little blog post. In a way, it makes me feel kind of special. =P And if you are one of those people who just read that post and gave it a 'view' or whatever it's called on here, I give you many hugs and thanks as well.
Now onward to the cookies and teeeeaaaaa!!!





For those of you who despise cookies and tea, here is a unicorn. Nobody can dislike a majestic unicorn.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cold Water Challenge!

Here are my two cents about the cold water challenge. 
This is absolutely ridiculous. So ridiculous that the word absolutely doesn't even cover how freaking stupid I think this is. 

What the challenge is;
 People jump into freezing water then they will tag their friends below their video post claiming that if they don't do the challenge (jump in some type of cold water) then they have to donate $100 to charity. If the tagged people listen to you and attempt the challenge it's the charity of the idiots choice, if the tagged person tells you to eff off then the tagger forces those people to donate money to THEIR charity, which could be a charity titled "Ricky's Student Loans" for all we know. 

Either way,  if you don't jump into some cold water you HAVE to give money to your friends charity. Because your friend told you to. And you HAVE to listen to your friend because they CHALLENGED you.



Or a better explanation of what this challenge is from a guy on Tumblr;
Cold water challenge is something some asshats in the country in ohio seem to be doing just for kicks, even though they say it’s for charity but if you ask what the charity is they have no idea, the concept is that you get tagged by someone who’s done the challenge and then you go out to your pond (since we’re in the country we swim in ponds) and jump in the freezing cold water (because it’s Ohio and the water’s about 45 degrees.) and then you have to swim back to shore and stand in the cold while you tag three people you want to do the same challenge. What’s stupid is they don’t realize they can get hypothermia and their muscles can spasm and they can drown. So not only is the point stupid, but the things that could possibly happen is stupid as well. 

^Dude makes a very good point. 

But the main point I'd like to make is, you don't HAVE to do anything. I know someone out there right now will be like; "Haha if you don't do anything then you owe my charity money." No. No. No. I GIVE YOU AND YOUR CHARITY NOTHING. You're not getting $100 just so you can donate it to a charity of YOUR choice because I don't accept this peer pressure BS could-catch-hypothermia challenge. I will give my money to the charities I picked to donate to years ago and you can go tie yourself to a tree because I'm not dealing with you and I'm sure as hell not paying you because I don't feel like being an icicle. 

Not to mention 99% of the people doing this aren't even donating to charity. Rather, they are jumping in water in their hot new swimsuits just to show off. Because as we all know, social media will always transform something meant for a good cause into something about you. Sad but true statement.

At my old house I used to jump in my pool whenever we opened it in like May, and it was cold and I swam in it for 20 minutes or so. And I never got any money. OR hypothermia. I think I got lucky on that last one but I did it because I'm badass, not because someone pressured me to do it. I just watched 5 of these videos where some fools are going into the water for 2 seconds then running out because of the coldness factor. Or screeching then running out like a duckling who just got separated from it's flock. You people are weak. At least try to last 30 seconds, give us that. Or better yet, you can try staying in the water for 24 hours which is the time frame you have given all the people you have challenged to be charitable to charity.

"But I only have 10 seconds of recording on my Iphone!" is not an excuse to be lame. Use a camcorder, those things do still exist. Or better yet, don't do the challenge! Brilliant ideas I have sometimes.

I've seen about 20 idiots on my Facebook jumping into cold water so far. Life choices, ya'll need to make BETTER ONES.  You should donate to a charity because you want to donate to a charity, not because your stupid friend tagged you in a stupid post on a stupid social networking site for stupids.  Being nominated through social media to donate money to some charity is absurd. And when something is absurd, we talk about it and laugh at the absurdity on this blog. 
Some FB posts;

  • I can't believe I took the #crazygirlstatus- More like hashtag attentionseekerstatus. You CHOSE to accept the challenge. 
  • CWC4TW- I can actually understand this (sadly.) Cold water challenge for the win!!! Uh... you don't win any cool points when you jump into cool water unless you are a polar bear.

  • My boy Kenny done did the cold water challenge- Note to readers; NEVER say "done did."
  • Im gonna cry! Just got tagged for the cold water challenge!- Save your tears girly gumdrops. You'll be crying a lot more when you jump into that leech filled pond.
  • I love watching all of these cold water challenge videos. So simple, so fun, and so helpful.- You are living in la la Land if you really think these videos are 'helpful' to a cancer patient in any way.
  • Your going to hell if you don't do the cold water challenge- Yaaay! Hell time! I hear that place can be hot.




Now, if anyone decides to tag me for this stupid STUPID thing
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Or better yet, I will find you. Then I will find a freezing body of water then place your head under the water for a long time. Then we will see what happens. Probably nothing good.

I shall now leave you all on a happier note unrelated to lameness with Bill Cosby dancing in a challenging way.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Rating System

Lately it has come to my attention that the new in thing on Facebook is 'rating people.' Thank God none of my acquaintances on there have done this yet (at least not that I am aware of) or we might have to have a little sit down strangulation bonding time to discuss their douche-baggery and/or bitchocity.

In case you are not informed of this system yet, it is when stupid moron idiot loser hell-ass people rate girls, sometimes guys, on a scale from 1 to 10, 10 being the more 'beautiful' or 'bangable.' I admit, people do rate others on their attractiveness. It shouldn't happen, but it does. But it shouldn't. And it most definite shouldn't happen on Facebook or some other social network. OR EVER.

Then there's the whole "date" or "pass" system going on on tumblr. That shouldn't be a thing either. If you don't know this person on tumblr in real life then you have no business passing on them or dating them. That is stupid.

Now if you are one of those fools who post a photo and tell others to rate you from 1-10, you need to stop. This is an obvious cry for attention. Stop doing this. If you are rated an 8 and start crying because of your rating then it is hard for me to feel sorry for you because the whole rating thing was your idea.

I remember in middle school this used to be a big thing. Most of the guys in my class used to rate the girls on how beautiful they were. Not only that, they rated them to their faces! A guy came up to me one morning and was like "I give you a six." I had no idea what he was even talking about and was even more confused when he went back over to his buddies to give them a high five. Yes, because rating a person on their looks is oh so high five worthy. My friend had to explain to me what that meant and needless to say I was furious and a little sad because back in middle school being anymore below an 8 on the beauty scale was not a good thing! But yeah, he gave me a six. A freaking six? Screw you little middle school boy, I'm a 10!

One of my friends put it the best on Facebook "Guys who rate girls, are losers that don't date girls." Ditto for females who rate. If you feel the need to be rated and actually take this rating thing seriously then I truly hope you find some self confidence. You don't need a rating, just be the best you that you can be. As for the people who enjoy "rating" they are shallow and conceited and aren't even worth a moment of your time or deserve a place thoughts.  These people who keep rating are only giving generic answers of how "attractive" one is based on their own perspective. Usually their perspective sucks.

If you have been one of the unfortunate rating victims then you need to know that the people who are rating you are the truly ugly ones and you shouldn't pay any attention to their stupid rating answer. You are beautiful and are a 10. Remember that. Unless of course your are a spiteful little rater, then you are a -100 and don't deserve to even be reading this blog.

Now rate me on a scale of 1 to 10. I freaking dare you.