November 22, 2014
November 14, 2014
It is truly depressing that we cannot express ourselves.
If we show too much emotion in public, we are the weirdos and the freaks in society. Even from a young age I'm sure we all knew there was that one kid in class who would cry at just about everything. Some of the bolder kids would call him a cry-baby.
But let me ask you this: what do we find so terrible about expressing our emotions?
Emotions are natural. Shouldn't we be able to express ourselves without fear of rejection? I do not mean to say that we should be allowed to endanger other people's lives by expressing our anger and flipping tables. But namely sadness. What is so bad about sadness? I would say society expects us to maintain a bold, perfect face in life, and only show happiness. Happiness and perfection are the great ideals in life. But shouldn't it be socially acceptable to be sad? We all feel sad or depressed sometimes. And I can tell you from experience that bottling it down so that no body can see it is not healthy. Nor is it honest. Is it not a blatant lie to smile and say "I'm doing great!" when you are really ready to shatter?
But if we consider it, society expects lies and deceit in other forms too. We are expected to meet certain standards of beauty. We are told that if we hide the way we really look that we will somehow be "better". This is not good or healthy either.
So why, if it is not healthy or honest, do we hide how we really feel? I believe that if we instead chose to be blatantly honest with our friends, family, and relationships, we could avoid a lot of the conflict that happens. So much confusion is caused by a person who hides their true feelings or who sugar coats a morsel of it so as not to be offensive to others. In my experience, this has lead to the destruction of friendships which otherwise could have been fixed with pure honesty.
October 31, 2014
I, for one, will be staying at home on the couch. I seem to have caught a cold from my classmates. Bleh. However, the weirdest part of being sick are what I call 'fever dreams.' They tend to be really weird and confusing dreams... I remember one from my childhood that was even kind of scary... it was just constantly about those M&M people you see on TV commercials. I don't remember why it was scary, but it was. I didn't want to sleep after that. Of course, I did fall back asleep again, and returned to the same dream. Have any of you had these? If so, please share your stories in the comment section! I'd love to hear about your weird dreams!
The one I had most recently was really weird... At one point I was swing dancing (awesome!!) with some girl and showing her how to do aerials and then she said "you're really good at this!" and I said "really? I've never done it with anyone before!" and for some reason that was really funny so we both laughed. Then some other guys wanted to do a centripetal force experiment using a porch hammock. So I got in the hammock, they handed me a laptop (no idea why.) and they started swinging the hammock until it finally went flying around. I clung for dear life to the laptop while my friends kept swinging me around and around and I felt the effects of inertia holding me in the hammock. Then the girl who was dancing with me wanted to try, so we had to bring the hammock outside (because for some reason they did my trial inside, and now I didn't want to do hers inside too.). We pushed the hammock and its stand through the window and then she got in the hammock and I swung her around in it. But this time, because nobody was holding the base, she got all wrapped up by the ropes on the top and we had to go untangle her. That was about the end of the dream. XD
Another update, someone on Facebook posted about this app that I have somehow been unaware of for a long time, called "Snap" by Groupon. When you go to the store and buy things, you can take a picture of your receipt and they will pay you money for buying certain items! For instance, yesterday I think there was an ad for avocados. So if you go to Sprouts and get a 47 cent avocado, they will pay you 50 cents! This is a great way to earn back money that you spent, or even (as in this case) earn a little bit! You guys should check it out here and tell me what you think.
Anyways. I love halloween. I love the candy, the candy corn, the chocolate... Okay, okay, you caught me, that's ALL candy... ;) but I also love the pumpkin carving, the candles, the costumes, everything! :) Tell me what you love about Halloween!
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1 Cup of milk (any milk will do, regular, almond milk, coconut milk, etc.)
1 Banana, more brown than yellow, for sweetness
2 Tbs peanut butter
2 Tbs chocolate syrup
2 Cups of ice cubes (about 12 cubes)
Add the milk, then banana, then peanut butter, then chocolate syrup to the blender. Puree until smooth. Add the ice cubes and blend until smooth. If you want the smoothie to be sweeter, add a bit of sugar to taste.
Enjoy the smoothie!