Monthly Archives: July 2012

What Would You Save?

This is going to be a short, brief, to the point, hopefully-I’ll-make-you-think type of blog post so sit down in your thinking chair and think, think, thiiiinnkkk.

Anyways, the other day we were having a really bad storm and I’m deathly afraid of tornadoes (I literally sit in my basement during storms of all kinds just because I’m scared.) I was in my room when the lights started to flicker and, being home alone, I was instantly in “tornado” mode. As a child when I got in those modes I would pack up everything of value to me from my room and take it down to the basement- I would even bring enough water and food to survive (little kids are so strange haha.) This time, as a sixteen year old and with my phone in my tight grasp, I didn’t see anything that I really cared about blowing away. I saw my electronics, with the exception of that trusty cell phone, but I didn’t feel the need to save them. I looked in my closet- nothing of actual importance. Then I saw it- the manila envelope stacked on my bookshelf. The contents of this envelope are the important part of this post because I feel that our “most prized possessions” tend to say a lot about who we are. If your clothes or make up are what you would save from a tornado- you might have a problem… no offense or anything. If your year books are on that list, it tells me that you really care about friends and memories. If you grab an old stuffed animal or family heirloom, you’re caring and you probably have a pretty good head on your shoulders.

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Boys vs. Girls

You have a son- friends and family gather with blue toys and blue clothes.

You have a daughter- all of those things in pink.

Why? Because society has always been teaching us that men and women are different. Which, to a certain degree they are. In history, men have always been thought of as superior in every way… even the “second class” African Americans gained most rights before women (think about how much it would suck to be a black woman back then!) And now-a-days we all want to say women and men are equal but how true is that really? Honestly, I can break down all of the gender issues I see in society with just children.

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Making Peace- part two.

I haven’t written in a few days but, though I doubt many of you care, I do have a good excuse. If you haven’t already read Making Peace, I strongly recommend that you do! It’ll provide the backstory details you need for this post but I’ll probably tell you all you really need to know in this one.

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Chivalry is dead. Feminism is the murderer.

I came across that quote today and started thinking about it. Chivalry and feminism are two different things, though I understand where one could come to that conclusion. A lot of people think of chivalry as opening the door for women and paying for dates and such. I, personally, hate when guys always feel the need to pay for things. However, I really don’t mind letting them pay, as long as I get to pay for stuff once in awhile (that’s not really feminism though, I feel the same way about other girls/ friends).

Want to know where I found that lovely little quote? On the website http://www.fmylife.com. And, yes, fml because I was so bored I had enough time to just hangout on that site haha! Anyways, I found it as a comment to “Today, my boyfriend of several years, and father of our one-year-old child, finally proposed. He was making idle conversation from twenty feet away and casually said, “By the way, you wanna get hitched?” This is as romantic as my life will ever get. Yay. FML.”

  1. I though it was pretty funny, I actually laughed out loud. Why? I’m not sure. I guess that just screams 21st century man to me for some reason haha.
  2. I didn’t agree with “feminism is the murderer” because I don’t think that feminists fight for men to be rude to women… I’m pretty sure in regard to marriage, they’d just say that women should be able to ask men to marry them, too! And whoever decides to propose, whether it be a man or a woman, they really should make it special.
  3. Chivalry isn’t dead. Girls like when you open the door for them and act like a gentlemen. What they don’t like is to be looked down upon because they’re women. We aren’t second class citizens.
  4. Feminism has done great things for our country. Women are just as able to work as men are.. and you know what? Men are just as able to clean and cook.

I think chivalry is dead because men, just like all other Americans, continue to get lazier. Putting the effort into proposals, opening doors, paying for things, ect. can be a lot of work or just a general pain in the ass. I think a lot of people use “feminist” as a derogatory term and I really just don’t understand that! Feminists are just trying to look out for their rights as human beings- they want you to see them as equals. I think that’s a perfectly normal thing to want!

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All women are beautiful.

This post, Skinny Gossip, literally made me sick. I starred at the screen, wishing that maybe I were in a nightmare. If you haven’t read it I urge you to read it before proceeding with the rest of my rant. I’ll spoil the sickness for you and you won’t really get to feel that knot in your stomach or that I-really-want-to-kick-this-person’s-ass feeling. Trust me, if you have a heart you’ll feel it.

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Words of Wisdom.

To all of you out there saying that you hate your mom or dad just because you’re grounded or because you got in a fight today, stop. To all of you who don’t take the time out of your day to go to family events, go to the next one. To all of you in a huge fight with a sibling, end it- just apologize and move on. To all of you with addictions, ask for help; you won’t seem weak, I promise. To all of you who joke around with your family 24/7, tell them how much you really LOVE them. 

Why am I saying this? Because my aunt has been in the hospital for probably two weeks now. She’s been in the ICU and she’s being moved to hospice this week; that’s right, her days are limited now. My dad and her have been in a fight for about four years now, he will probably never have the chance to apologize. She had two daughters in their twenties, who have already lost their dad. Look, the point is that family is one of the most important things on the planet. You have to look out for the people who are truly always going to be on your side. They could be gone at the drop of a pen.

I know some of you may be getting annoyed with all of my posts about family, addiction, and my aunt… but it’s really the only thing I can think about lately. We have two weeks tops until we lose someone who is SO important to all of us. If you’ve never had someone in your family pass away or go through pain, maybe you don’t understand where I’m coming from but go and tell your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, and cousins that you love them. Humor me, guys! ❤

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Something’s missing.

I was looking through pictures of girls I go to school with to pass the time and I realized that I was becoming a bitter mess the more times I clicked to the next picture. Then I went to look at the senior picture site and I only came to be more upset. After I finally grew a brain and put down my computer, I went to look in the mirror; I starred at myself for a few minutes and then began to pose like the girls on the senior models’ page. After that I walked to my closet and found a dress and the only pair of high heels I own and I put them on. But you see, how gorgeous those girls were compared to me was only half my problem. No amount of clothing could fix my real issue.

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Rants and Contradictions.

I sat down at my laptop tonight planning to write about self-image and women in society today, but then I go caught up in trying to find a way to view old messages on my iPhone faster than pressing the “load earlier messages” button 100+ times. Guess what? Of all the things apple has thought up for their products, that apparently didn’t cross their mind. On my old, piece of crap phone I was able to do it so why I can’t on this I can’t comprehend. This is supposed to be one of the most sophisticated phones on the market and it can’t handle this seemingly simple task?

Now I’m sitting here trying to use every electronic outlet I can to research what can and can not be done on my phone. I’m growing progressively annoyed with apple and technology in general. I’ve also been starting to consider getting my own domain name or website but I can’t build with codes… that should be easier, too. Since anyone in the general public is able to access the internet and get their own webpage, why aren’t they easier to design? It’s clear to see that today, technology is my enemy. And to contradict myself, I have made a blog post about it. Wonderfully done, Sydney, wonderfully done.

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Brace Yourself.

Something you need to know about me is that I love politics. If I’m watching TV, it’s a political show (unless Pretty Little Liars or Bones is on my DVR!). It’s become a big part of my life, especially with the election coming up in November. The reason I haven’t talked about Politics thus far on my blog is mostly because I wanted you all to realize that I’m a normal teenager, just like many of you! I have Rachel Maddow playing in the background as I’m writing this and just watching Romney talk gives me a headache. So yes, I am a democrat and I absolutely LOVE Barack Obama! If you disagree, I suggest that you continue reading because I’ll give you a brief overview of why I feel the way I do.

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This Means War.

When you sit down in the theatre, or on your own couch, and settle in to play that new romantic comedy you’ve heard so much about, you pretty much know how it will end. In Friends with Benefits we all knew that Mila and Justin would end up together, In the Vow it was obvious that Rachel would eventually end up with Channing. Every time I watch one of these movies, I’m somewhat disappointed. If you want a movie that keeps you guessing until the very end, you better go rent This Means War.

In the movie Lauren (Reese Witherspoon) is forced to choose between two guys she meets in different ways. There’s FDR (Chris Pine) the sexy ladies man who steals her heart when she learns about his childhood and there’s Tuck (Tom Hardy) the British father who makes her feel safe. I don’t want to spoil the movie for you because there’s something to be said for watching the movie and choosing for yourself before seeing what she thinks. The comedy side comes in once FDR and Tuck, who are coworkers and best friends, learn that they’ve met the same girl; they use their CIA hookups to wage a war against each other. This movie really is a must see!

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