Corporations and Friends

Hello there! Sheesh I haven’t updated in a while. Lots of fun happenings to talk about! Firstly, me and my friends went to DC :)

 

I’m in the yellow at the end and yes, I am a fat cow. Thank you for noticing. Anyway, we had a blast! Riding bicycles through DC, going to an awesome amusement park and riding the tallest roller coaster in the country, hanging out in our hotel room playing Apples to Apples was by far my most favorite part of the trip though. I love my friends <3

As for the coporations part of this post, I got a job! At McDonalds…woo. It’s not that bad, though the managers are beginning to piss me off with their favoritism, but I think that happens in most work places so I supposed I should get used to it. I really like the actual job aspect of it though. I cannot wait to get back to school though, it is so much better than having a real job.

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Journey to Weight Loss

I have been overweight/obese my entire life. I also have PCOS, which is a condition that makes it harder to lose weight and causes a ton of other health problems. I currently weight somewhere around 280 pounds(BMI of 40 ), I don’t have a scale at college but am going home soon and will weigh myself then. That is also when I am starting my diet/exercise regimen. I’ve cut out soda already (had my last one over 2 weeks ago so that’s going well! ) and I am currently trying to make a plan for my upcoming summer weight loss kick start that I will hopefully stick with for a long time. Right now I feel pretty confident, but that can change easily with me. I think making a plan will help me stick with my diet&exercising this time, though.

My first BIG goal is to get my BMI down to 30, which means I would weigh about 210 pounds. I don’t really know what would be a reasonable time frame to lose this, before January 2012, I suppose.

I’m also going to an amusement park with friends in June, and hope to lose enough to not be worried about whether I will fit on the rides or not…I didn’t fit on one a few months ago and it absolutely shattered me I bawled the rest of that day. So that’s a short term goal to work towards.

I really have no idea how to eat healthily. I don’t like many vegetables but I am determined to try as many of them I can in May and see which ones I like. I do love a ton of fruits, though. I’m trying to think of healthy recipes, so far only really came up with one. Oatmeal with a tablespoon of peanut butter mixed in and some sliced apple in it, and maybe a touch of honey. If any of you have tasty recipes to share I would love ideas!

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Ponies!

So I am kind of obsessed with the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I know, I know, weird, creepy, etc. But it’s not like that whatsoever. It’s just a cartoon that I thoroughly enjoy. It reminds me so very much of the cartoons that I loved as a kid, and makes me feel like a kid again. It’s creator, Lauren Faust, worked on Powerpuff Girls, a show I loved as a child too, so that might have something to do with it.

The show puts in morals, and fun, and makes it interesting and funny. The characters are awesome, and send a good message (mostly, I’ll touch on that in a bit). All of the mane cast consist of girls with different personalities, but defy their personalities stereotypes. Rarity, a seemingly “stuck-up” pony, is very generous, just finicky. Rainbow Dash, a very competitive pony, is also very loyal to her friends. All of the ponies have similar personalities, trying to defy stereotypes. Even though the show is about girls, with few male cast, it doesn’t feel girly. The colors/look is “girly”, but the story lines and characters are definitely not. The morals the show is mainly about are usually good, but sometimes I think they push the wrong message.

An example of this is “Feeling Pinkie Keen”, which moral is essentially “Just believe in things you might not have evidence for”, which sounds very much like telling kids they should believe in God, which isn’t something I think you should push on kids. But it’s a minor grief with an otherwise awesome show.

Another thing I love about the show is the community. Ponychan, a chan about ponies obviously. The community there is amazing, and I love the people. They’re nice and calm and just something you don’t expect from an online community.

Overall I think the show is doing some great things, and it’s starting an awesome online community and lots of awesome internet-y stuff. I love it.

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Hatred in America

Things like this make me sick, literally sick. I cannot stand people who behave in this manner. How could you possibly scream these types of things at children?! How could you hate someone you’ve never met based on things you’ve heard from others? I don’t understand it. I don’t think that I ever will. These “Tea Party”ers (the crazy ones like in the video, not all of them) piss me off, especially the woman. Really, you’re going to be like Yaayy my son kills people like you? You’re going to rejoice in the death of innocent people? You should be ashamed. You feel that those people you are so viciously protesting against are murderers, when I can tell you 99% of them wouldn’t hurt a fly. You must be insane. And at least she admits that. She is crazy, and the people who are shouting with her are crazy. Don’t use this country as a crutch for your hatred, that’s not what America is about whatsoever. Our basic rights say that everyone is created equally, and that we have the ¬†right to freedom of religion. But to them, it’s only for those that they choose. Those people were not hurting anyone, ANYONE, they were trying to help people, but people who seek to strike them down are only pulling our country farther back into the past. I hope beyond hope that eventually things like this are rare, but for now all I can do is stand up for others who are condemned pointlessly and hope that maybe I get through to at least a few people.

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Sit and Wonder

A British nurse in 2006.

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I am sitting here, finishing up my studying for my Anatomy Lab midterm and I wonder how I will feel about my future job once I actually begin it. I have no idea if I am able to handle the stresses of being a nurse. I don’t know how I will cope. I believe that I can cope, I think that I can work through my problems and feelings. I view it all as a challenge, something for me to conquer, something that I want to do in order to be happy and have a good life. But what is a good life? I want to be a mother eventually too and I would love to be a stay at home mom but right now I don’t see that happening, ever, and that makes me kind of sad. I worry I won’t enjoy my job, but then, why does it matter? If I don’t like it, I could just get another degree or get some type of desk job in Health Care with the degree I’m going to get. If being a nurse doesn’t work out, I’ve realized that’s okay. It doesn’t make me a failure, it just makes me different. It just means that nursing is not the job for me, but there’s a million other types of jobs out there. If it doesn’t work out, I’m confident I will find something I love. I think, though, that I will love nursing, I know it will be difficult, but it’ll be just as rewarding as it is difficult.

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Miscarry, get the Death Penalty?!

This makes my blood boil. How could anyone in their right mind think that this is a good idea, or think that because someone miscarried, they were trying to kill their baby? This is insanity to even propose an idea like this. Women who are going through a miscarriage are already so upset, and hurting, regardless of their situation, and you’re going to make them go through a process to prove they didn’t purposely miscarry?! You have to be a sick, twisted person to think that this is helping ANYONE. This man does not seem to give a damn about women’s rights at all, trying to label victims of domestic violence as “accusers,” ¬†and now this. People like this make me fear for the state of the world. This is all probably just a publicity stunt, and won’t pass, but it still makes me angry. I could punch this man.

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Burnt Out

I am really, really burnt out with school right now. This semester isn’t very hard, 3 online classes and they’re all pretty simple. It’s just, I don’t know. I don’t feel like trying anymore. I love my Anatomy class, but my other classes just seem so pointless and stupid. My English teacher is a bitch, and said that I had “communication barriers” because I put sky-rocketing, instead of skyrocketing. Talk about nitpicking, lady. One of my other problems is procrastination. I really just can’t get the will to do some of the stupid things I’m required to do. I can’t wait until I’m done with the BS filler classes and actually get to take some practical ones! I think I’m also just bored with life, in general. I never really do anything or get out, since I don’t have money or close friends. I’m hoping to get a Part Time job, which will hopefully fix both of those problem, but will definitely help the money situation. I hope after Spring break I feel a little more into school and hopefully have a better time focusing. Right now I’m procrastinating on writing a paper, but it’s not due till Friday so I’m not doing too terrible, yet. Wish me luck!

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So adorable!

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/little-monsters/greatest-911-call-ever-placed-four-year-boy-angry-his-dad

Listen to the audio, this little kid is so adorable.

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New Look!

I updated my blog theme, and made the header and background myself. I really hate using a “Pre-made” theme scheme, but I’m not that skilled with Photoshop. I still think it looks nice, though, and I hope you like it too!

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Bulletstorm!

Got an email from Amazon today, saying that my boyfriend’s and I’s copy of Bulletstorm had shipped! This game looks amazing. I honestly cannot wait to play it, I loved the demo. One of my complaints thought is that the game doesn’t have co-op for single player, and that is one of the main reasons I wanted to originally play it. There is no reason for this game to not have co-op, even though some people seem to think that Cliff B. thinking the game isn’t as fun with co-op is a good reason. I’m not Cliff, and I would have a ton of fun in co-op, but I guess he doesn’t want me to thoroughly enjoy his game :( Ah well. Me and Jeff will just take turns playing and pretend we’re playing co-op. The game will still be a blast, I’m glad we’re getting it on the release date.

I downloaded a cool Minecraft Mod. It added bunnies and all kind of birds and other animals and enemies. It added “battle towers” too, which are kind of like above ground dungeons but more difficult.
In other news, Jeff made me the “B” avatar that’s on here now, with some input from me. Super girly, but I like it ;)

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