Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Favorite Arthur

When I was a kid, I used to watch this show called Arthur. It's about an aardvark and all the drama that happened at his school. There are a bunch of other animals too that are made to look like humans. Buster is my favorite cause he's kind of a moonbrain. The magical thing about this show was that kids were still watching it in high school. And no, not just me, but like I'd say 90 percent of my class. It was such an accessible show full of hijinx for everyone to enjoy whether you were 5 or 15. If I still had cable today, I'd probably be watching it as an adult too.

NOTE:(I could not figure out how to spell hijinx...and spell check didn't know what the hell I was talking about...what is the secret!?!?)


Monday, October 25, 2010

Prayers work with Actions

A great lesson to learn in life is to let go and let God. And this applies to everyone even if you're not religious. You can spend hours and days worrying about something and praying and hoping. But really all your doing is stressing yourself out. All that time spent freaking out, all that energy could really  be spent creating back up plans or if nothing else doing a fun activity to get your mind off of whatever it is you're stressing out about. I find that once I let go and roll with the punches, things seem to work out a lot better.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Stuffed Animals in Exchange for Independency

When I was a kid I had like a bajillion stuffed animals. And looking back on it, I'm wondering how the hell I even fit in my bed?! How did I not suffocate in a furry hell? It's silly too, cause when I first moved out I totally had the most ridiculous time donating them to GoodWill. I remembered all their names and all the little silly games I used to play with them. In a way it was like giving away my friends. Sometimes it sucks growing up. But being able to drink and drive myself around makes things not so bad.

Cast Iron Teapots

Monday, October 4, 2010

Being Contented

Today is one of the days I have reflected on how blessed I am. I have a pretty epic job, a great family, and some awesome little pets. Sometimes I think there is little else I need in life. I wake up warm in bed, make some extra yolky eggs, watch a little internet television, and revel in the monotonies of my life. It's so frustrating to see so many unhappy people who have a car, who have a house, who have a family that they take for granted. They go home and sit in their air conditioning on their couches, and wonder if things will ever get better. My question is, how much better can things get?

Tokoname Kyusu

Teenage Pregnancy: A Fad

On MTV there are all these shows about 16 year olds having babies. It makes it seem like a real epidemic, maybe it's not, but it appears that way. Ultimately, I just find it really kind of sad though. Maybe they had bad parents, maybe they're just trying to find love in all the wrong places. But when I was growing up we were preached to about how important it was to use protection. It stopped being so much about abstinence, and all about staying safe. So what went wrong with this generation? We are literally going to have a generation of kids being raised by kids!!!

Yogurt Everywhere

Recently I have discovered more and more frozen yogurt shops opening around my area. And I don't think there is a better summer treat...or autumn treat...maybe even winter treat. Haha. I love the variety. You never know what flavors are going to be there. From like Island Banana, to Cake Batter, to Margarita Tart. There are also a ton of random toppings. I like strawberries and simple things, because I don't think I want Fruity Pebbles ruining my fat free treat. I think I end up spending like twenty bucks on frozen yogurt a week. Maybe I am too spoiled.

Red Cast Iron Teapots

The Corn Syrup Dilemna

A couple of years ago, there was this epic campaign about how terrible corn syrup was for you. And honestly, it isn't. Everything in moderation. I mean we eat A LOT of corn syrup in everything. But corn syrup is no worse for you than any other kind of sugar. The only good thing that came out of this campaign was that it opened up the market for other types of sugar. Sugars that can be considered a little more healthy as they may have a low glycemic index, like agave nectar or Stevia. But ultimately if companies start overusing these in drinks and cakes then we'll be right back at square one with corn syrup.

An Offensive Religious Move

On occasion while I am out and about, people try and hand me religious pamplets. There are few things I find more offensive. I realize that these people are trying to "save my soul" out of the kindness of their own hearts...but it's also quite pretentious. How are you to judge me? Just because you believe in your God, does not mean that I have to believe in your God too. I'm glad that you have found happiness in religion, but when did your religious choices become my business? If religion was ever something private, it really needs to go back that way.