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30DC: 07

Okay, so I’m going to start admitting that writing about myself is getting slightly tedious. Not because I’m not knowledgeable in the area, but because it’s really starting to make me examine and re-evaluate aspects of my life – especially the more questionable parts.

But, I guess, that was one of the intentions of creating this website, to start documenting my progress through my twenty-somethings and truly make me accountable for my living (thus, the DIY part – ha! it’s not all about crafts).

I digress…

Prompt of the day: 5 pet peeves

  1. When someone sneezes in a roomful of people, and not a damn was given that day. It’s not the scary to say “bless you” to a stranger – heck, you might get lucky and it might be your future spouse!
  2. Leaving the ends of the bread loaf for someone else to deal with. Is it that hard to throw it away, or turn it inside out and make another sandwich?! This goes doubly for when only crumbs are left in snack bags – I won’t judge you if you eat the entire thing, but I will if you’re being a scrooge and leave one bite of the chip left.
  3. People that use bluetooth/ear pieces while at the supermarket or another public place– If you’re going to be talking in a high pitched voice about yourself, I’m going to assume that you are clinically crazy and off your meds until you turn your head and I see your ear piece. Better yet… let me slowly back away…But in all honesty, I get the point of using a headset while you’re shopping because you needed to take the call or you just really, really, need someone to talk to while you’re doing something so mundane as shopping for your dinner, but, honestly, when I go shopping it’s to get away from life and contemplate how long I can put a food item in the fridge before it goes bad. I don’t want to add on top of that how you went to your dentist and you had three new cavities.
  4. People that don’t wash their hands after going to the bathroom.
  5. (in the same frame of thought) When guys don’t put the toilet seat down after using the bathroom. Not that I don’t mind having to put the toilet seat down, but I know you guys don’t always aim correctly.

What are your pet peeves?

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30DC: 02 & 03

I had utmost intentions of filling and posting this out yesterday, but alas reality duties stood in my way. But it’s okay. I’ve decided to consolidate two day’s worth of posts for your viewing pleasure!

02: Something you feel strongly about

I actually had to spend the better half of my morning yesterday thinking this over. You see, I’m a person of many passions but while I was going down my list of my beliefs I realized, I may strongly advocate for my beliefs, but there’s nothing that I would really prompt me to do anything (e.g. do a sit in). Yes, I believe in LGBT rights, am strongly pro-choice based on circumstances, pacifist while respecting the second amendment (sorry, guys, I lived in Texas for a while), and ferociously love Gaia, but unless it has direct correlation to me, it wasn’t the strong intensity that I think the prompt is calling for.

I took to ceiling gazing, progressed to nibbling on walnuts, and then consuming a whole apple before that cursed “aha!” moment appeared. So simple, I thought –  there is nothing that bothers me more than people that crush a child’s confidence. Be it from telling them that they can’t draw, can’t sing, need to lose weight, etc. I firmly believe you are stifling them from growing into their own skin. Children, from the moment of birth, are being scrutinized based on the current ideals of the norm – why, as a mother, father, aunt, uncle, cousin, whatever, adding to the mix of viciousness? You should be building them up to face the world.

Yes, you could argue, that verbal insults are tough love – that what your’e saying is not as harsh as the taunts heard on playgrounds. So you find fault in your child – but do you have to proclaim it for them to hear? Why not do something else about it — so they may not be in the weight range as other children – go outside! Look at what you’re feeding your children and alter it. They aren’t behaving like they should? Teach them right from wrong, but don’t go so far to say that they are dim-witted.

I firmly believe that there is a time and place for everything, and while your child is developing, destroying what little self image they are building is just plain wrong.

** in no way do I condone helicopter mothers and parents that yell at teachers when their children receive poor marks. I just feel that parents are there to nurture, not create psychological problems for their kids later on. Grey Gardens being a nice example.

03: A book you love

Oh, books, let me count the ways I love thee…

I grew up extremely sheltered. Books were my only consolidation, my one gateway to the world of social interactions and trivial human problems (ahem, thank you “Are you There God, it’s Me, Margaret” for giving me insight). Out of the many years of reading, there have been only a couple of books that have had me return time and time again, staying into the wee hours of the night reading. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Alice and Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, and Grimm’s Fairytales to be some of my favorites. But, The Princess Bride by William Goldman (movie and books) beat out the rest.

As you can see, my favorite’s list is kinda leaning towards the fairytale world. Yes, non-fics and other works of fiction are absolutely wonderful (Catfish and MandalaThe Harry Potter Series, Les Miserables), but there’s something special about fairytales.

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