Music is a national past time. It can bring about all kinds of emotions and thoughts. Really music can educate and almost teach you how to speak… but not necessarily speak correctly. There are plenty of songs to use as examples, but a new hit song called The Way I Are says it all, literally, read the title again! Not only does singer or rapper (whatever he refers to himself) Timbaland sing the title of the song throughout, he also includes the phrase “ain’t got no” and “we be the”. How about the double negative “can’t go nowhere”. There’s also “It don’t matter” and “I don’t got”.
I’m not trying to make fun of Timbaland’s incorrect grammar, but I am trying to make a point. What are we teaching our youth? Why are we celebrating and almost popularizing being uneducated? Just because you’re famous doesn’t mean speaking poorly is suddenly correct! I wonder if we’re dumbing down future generations! Is this the ‘talk’ of our current and future youth?! Am I that out of the loop? Perhaps this is a way of rebelling against the ‘system’, the rules. Well there has to be a better way to make a statement… if you can say the statement grammatically correct that is!
Is the phrase true… it’s about who you know? What if you have amazing amounts of technical skill, but very little people skills… will you be overlooked for the job or the promotion? I’ve seen first-hand that knowing the right people can get me places, but ironically they aren’t always the people I think I SHOULD know. Huh? Generally knowing the right people infers knowing the ‘big wigs’, the ‘somebodies’. But surprisingly I’ve discovered sometimes it might be a friend who knows of a job. Sometimes it’s someone I’ve just met. It might be someone who works for the company, but isn’t high up. I say cultivate these relationships, but try to honestly and without giving up easily. In my opinion, you won’t get far if you’re just using the person. People can see through that, but people also want to see a healthy determination.
Now back to the original question. No, it’s not ALL about who you know. But it can help. If you have someone to root for you, someone to get your foot in the door… that’s a GREAT start! But you have to do the rest of it on your own. You can’t rely on that person. They have a life and a job to worry about. So definitely get to know others, try to honestly form some sort of a relationship, but don’t forget to have a skill to back it up.
Are you fighting for a good reason? Are you standing up for something because it ‘puts a fire in your belly’? I hope you fight for what you know is right. Go with your gut and fight when you should and stop when it’s time to let go. No matter what ANYONE else says, fight for what is right. I believe if you’re fighting just to fight (some people actually do this) then you will either give up or not have ground to stand on. If you fight for what you believe in, you will sleep better and have peace in your life.
Fighting doesn’t necessarily mean punching. Fighting can mean staying strong and not giving into popular opinion. Fighting can mean doing something positive when everyone else isn’t. Fighting can mean a peaceful protest. Fighting can mean speaking out when no one else is. Fighting can also mean walking away from a situation you know is wrong. So fight with all your might and listen to your gut!
Have you ever formed an opinion about someone by what they drive? Actually a car can be an indicator of what that person is like. Dr. Terri Orbuch says a person’s car can give you insight into who he/she is! Here are a few examples: She says SUV owners are generally more organized with paranoid pack-rat tendencies. Sensible sedan owners are “most likely educated and intelligent” and good with saving. Luxury sedan people, “might be a bit annoying in the boasting department, but they are successful people who have earned some bragging rights.”
Hmm… that’s some good food for thought. I wonder if classic car owners are people who want to escape, especially from present day pressures. Or the wanna-be sport car owners are wishing for more and will live with a substitute to get them by so they can pretend they live differently. I don’t know… I’m just guessing. Hopefully I have a car that’s mysterious!
I’m sure you’ve heard, but I’m going to tell you anyway. Did you know one-third of men don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom? 12 percent of women don’t either. How do we know this? Well researchers did the admirable thing and spied on people in public restrooms! After using the commode I ALWAYS make my way to the sink. The times I’ve seen a woman skip this step is few and far between. And when I do witness such a catastrophic event I know the guilty party can feel the glare from frequent hand washers like myself trying to convince her to wash up. But the biggest news about this report is how women are winning! We generally try to keep clean more than men do after using the lavatory. I’ve heard way to many men say they are excused from this minimal task because they don’t use the ‘potty’ the same way women do. Well I could write about a ton of gross ways to prove that is incorrect and how they are just as susceptible to germs in the ‘loo’, but I’ll leave that up to your imagination.
It seems to me more people are health conscious nowadays, what with all the anti-bacterial soaps and such. I’ve even started to do what others have done before me and use a paper towel to open the bathroom door when I’m in a public restroom. As young tykes we were generally taught to wash our hands before eating. Do you realize how many ADULTS don’t do that? I’ve picked up the habit again to ensure I don’t have germs on my hands that I don’t want included in my meal!
As a reluctant user of a port-a-potty recently I was pleased to see not only hand sanitizer in the enclosed toilet area itself, but also a port-a-sink outside. Now there’s a good idea! If you need an incentive… it might help to think about all the junk you touch from pets to dirt and, God forbid, even urine on a door handle to start up this trendy idea of washing your hands. Just think… we can live in an uber-hygienic world!
‘Ahoy’! It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day so start saying ‘Arrr’ and look for hidden treasures in ‘yer’ home! If ‘ye’ don’t want to be a ‘Lily-livered Scallywag’ — be a ‘Buccaneer’ instead! Since kids seem to go ape over pirates ‘ye’ might consider giving them an eye patch to commemorate this grand occasion. ‘Aye’, this day is celebrated by people around the world trying desperately to be something their not. But ‘avast’ — it’s fun for the whole clan of family ‘er’ friends ‘ye’ have. ‘Ayyy matey me thinks’ this is a day for drinking ‘grog’!
So this Nebraska Senator did the unthinkable. He’s suing God. Ernie Chambers is a Nebraska state senator and he filed a lawsuit against the Creator for causing death and horror and of threatening more! The reason? To show the world anyone can sue anyone for absolutely anything. I think he made his point. This sounds more like a criminal case to me.
I have 3 questions. Where do you send the subpoena? Will a warrant for God’s arrest be sent out because He’s being non-responsive? And how much does Senator Chambers want in damages? I bet attorneys will be lined up for this one!
I’d love to be in that courtroom. I wonder if Senator Chambers thinks God will show up?
There’s the strut, there’s the model walk, there’s fast pace, there’s slow pace. With so many ways people hold themselves as they walk it makes me wonder… what does my walk say about me? Some walks show confidence, some show insecurity. Taking a stroll on the beach shows relaxation. There’s a difference between pacing and a stride. Taking a hike is much different than a march. Prancing and tiptoeing are two totally different genres! You can tread along a path or you can meander. Your walk can tell others you are depressed or happy. If you saunter you may look peaceful, but if you shuffle you may look clumsy.
Do we define people by their walk? I think so. I believe the way people walk and hold themselves gives us our first impression of them. But is the impression correct? Can you tell a lot by the way a person walks or is the person walking that way to fool you, to cover up an insecurity? If a model is walking on the catwalk can we correctly assume she/he is confident? What about a person who plods along with his/her head down… do you automatically think that person is unsure or sad or even angry?
Most of us have thought about they way we walk at some point in our lives. Now imagine that everyone else thinks about it too. That might change your perspective and you might not be as quick to make assumptions about that person. Walk means to get from one place to another, to travel. So how does that allow us to develop an opinion about someone? I believe there may be more to the way you walk.
Yay for the weekend! I’m exhausted, I need my weekend to rest. Unfortunately my weekend is already almost booked. Yay for activities, boo for no rest! Why do people have to be so busy? Sometimes I think we don’t feel like we matter if we don’t have a thousand things going on. What?! I think it shows you are a very intelligent person if you don’t have a full schedule… it proves you know the importance of relaxation. And there’s nothing wrong with that! Now go enjoy your weekend and rest!
Yep I said it, but Russia made the rule. In Ulyanovsk, Russia the government is actually giving people time off work to procreate! If you give birth on June 12th, Russia’s national day, you’ll receive money, cars, refrigerators, etc. Seriously. Sounds like a great day to schedule that cesarean!
Last year President Vladimir Putin got in on the uh… act. By promising to give cash subsidies to women who gave birth to more than one child. This year if you give birth to a second or third child you’ll receive a $10,000 voucher!
Some say children are a blessing that gives fulfillment in their lives. Well looks like Russia just gave a new meaning to that belief. Having children is literally rewarding!