“And he had always been the same moody and morose lounger there. When he cared to talk, he talked well; but, the cloud of caring for nothing, which overshadowed him with such a fatal darkness, was very rarely pierced by the light within him.”
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I’m having a FABULOUS day. Anyone else having a great day?
This is one of those days when you just want to jump around and be happy. I am just SO excited. I don’t even know why.
Anyone have those times? It’s like. Sure. You tried to shoot me. BUT GUESS WHAT. I HAD FREAKING CHAIN MAIL ON UNDERNEATH MY GORGEOUS SHIRT. That doesn’t even make sense, but that doesn’t matter ’cause your light saber was also out of batteries.
Plus, (and this GIF better work)
SOMEONE CHIPPED MY FREAKING TARDIS.
“Life’s hard. It’s even harder when you’re stupid.”-John Wayne
Days like today make me realize just how lucky we are to not be stupid.
And that is your cynical blog post of the day.
On a happier(ish) note, I want opinions today. Who’s waiting for this person? Who feels like they don’t need this person right now? Who feels like they have this person already?:
“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.”-Albert Schweitzer
And, I’d also like to know your opinions on something else, as well. When we say “I don’t care”, do we actually care? Are there times we care, and times we don’t? I’d say I’d agree with that latter option. I think there are times we say “I don’t care” in order to convince ourselves that it doesn’t matter to us, and I think there are times we really truly don’t give a rubbish bin. Thoughts?
‘ “I’VE HAD ENOUGH, I’VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON’T CARE ANYMORE!”
“You do care. You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.” ‘-J.K. Rowling
So, as it seems this week’s theme is music-(it began with SD’s girl crush on Cher Lloyd)-I have some more mainstream pop to bring you.
However, this is different.
I don’t really give a rubbish bin about what you think about P!nk or FUN. To be honest, I think both of them are fairly mediocre-not the best music, but better than a lot of what’s on the radio.
Despite these opinions, the new P!nk song featuring Nate Ruess of FUN deserves at least one listen from everyone.
It is by far the best thing either of them has produced, and whoever the poor writer is needs some serious kudos because the melody with the syncopation is freaking awesome.
SD HAS A GIRL CRUSH ON CHER LLOYD!
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“There’s a stain, there’s a stain, there’s a stain on the floor….
I wanna soak, wanna scrub, wanna clean it, and more”
Why does having a bad day only increase my need to clean everything?! Why why why why why why crap I’m really incoherent today whhhhyyy
Before I even start this I have to say I’m feeling awful, so everything will be ten times more boring and also ten times more opinionated. And I will be ten times more vehement and easily offended. Deal with it.
This has been a prominent topic in my life for as long as I can remember. My oldest brother came home from college for break at age 18 with his first cartilage piercing, sort of inside his ear. I was around 6 years old.
My middle brother was in highschool, probably age 16, when he got his lobes pierced. He went to the same Catholic highschool I do now, and the dress code prohibits all piercings for boys and everything but lobes for girls. My brother went through the 6 weeks of healing time when you can’t take the earrings out with band aids on his ears to cover it up. Teacher let it go.
Somewhere around when he was 19 or so the middle brother stretched his ears-yes. He has “big ears”. By then the oldest had a fair amount of tattoos.
Today, the oldest brother has studs in both his lobes, and a cartilage piercing. He also has almost full tattoo sleeves.
The middle brother has a nose stud, “big ears”, and his fair share of tattoos-albeit more hidden ones.
I hear a lot of talk about opinions on body piercings and tattoos.
One of the most asked questions is “Why would someone do that?” You recall our talk on outside appearance and how we change it to attract attention to feed our animal need for human interaction and relationships. It’s the same idea at work here. People get tattoos or piercings to be noticed and feel confident in how they look.
Today I’d like to talk about how the area someone lives in affects their views on this topic. I live in a town of fairly well-to-do middle class citizens. I would say a good 70% are white. I would go so far as to say a good 55% are Catholic, or at least Christian. Quite a few are Republican…To put it in short, they’re conservative and fairly traditional. So usually when someone sees one of my brothers they’re like “Ohmygod! You’re brother has…tattoos?!” It’s like it’s some foreign concept. We tend to be very sheltered, which leads us to be skeptical of outside ideas.
However, if you go up to the city where my middle brother lives, everyone has tattoos or piercings.The community is young, with a few colleges around the boarders. The place is full of up-and-coming musicians and indie art galleries. The people are young and open to ideas. They’re open to the idea of using the skin as a canvas. It’s a fact that as people get older they become less likely to be open to change. They’re used to things the way they are and change makes them nervous. What if their entire world were to change? They’d be lost. So I think these young people are more open to new ideas. Which is why they’re so much more accepting of people with tattoos or piercings.
Another thing about this topic I feel the need to bring up is very important. Some of my closest friends have said to me “People with tattoos are scary. They’re all criminals”. Or, “I don’t like people with stretched ear lobes. They’re dumber than everyone else”. Of course, they said this before they had ever seen my brothers, but still, I find the ignorance incredible. Just because they were raised with the idea that girls can have piercings and tattoos are for “scary” people, they automatically accept these stereotypes and build their opinions off of them. My brothers are some of the most intelligent people I know. Both of them have steady jobs and are happy with life. Neither of them have criminal records, because they’re not criminals.
This is only one topic where we see the blind biased of people. When we’re raised to think something, most of us don’t even bother to question it. When something is different to us, we are hesitant to accept it. We jump to these conclusions with mere moments of consideration.
As a race we need to work on this. It’s sad to see how ignorant people can be, and think they’re right.
“Once you label me you negate me”
“Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.”
“My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.”
“Tattoos are a right of passage. They’re a marker of bravery, of maturity, of cultural acceptance. The tattoo represents not only a willingness to accept pain – to endure it – but a need to actively embrace it. Because life is painful – beautiful but painful…….”
“Ink to paper is thoughtful
Ink to flesh, hard-core.
If Shakespeare were a tattooist
We’d appreciate body art more.”
I told you you weren’t gonna like this post. I told you I was having a bad day. I told you. But you never listen, do you?
God this is so poorly written.
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