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I Was Given All of the Awesome in the Gene Pool...Apologies to My Brother

It snowed last year too:  I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea.  ~Dylan Thomas
At the moment I am sitting in Starbucks, drinking lots of caffeine and listening to "Memphis" radio. This is a popular show still on Broadway and at one time played in theaters. Right now it is playing free on Memphis so I encourage everyone to watch it. Anyway, for some reason "Eye of the Tiger" cam on this station and for some reason I suddenly had the urge to run around punching people. I blame the song, but let's face it, Caffeine does strange things to me. Maybe the two together are like mixing Mentos and Diet Coke in my stomach. That's an insane amount of awesome.

After kicking my brother's ass for about the millionth time in Words with Friends (123 point word with Faux) I did tell him this,
"It's sad that I inherited all the awesomeness in the gene pool."
The following conversation occurred.

Help a Candian...Former Instant Star

"The person who get the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure thing boat never gets far from the shore." Dale Carnegie

Most people that know me, have no idea what I am talking about when I mention a particular interest. This could be any number of things including Julia Nunes (musician with a ukulele on YouTube), Garfunkel & Oates (more YouTube) and possibly shows such as Being Erika or Degrassi (Canadian). My interests aren't that amazing or that unique, so luckily, there's usually one friend that knows who or what I am talking about. Sometimes this knowledge may have come from some type of force. My poor boyfriend gets the majority of these things thrown at him (Gilmore Girls, Xena Warrior Princess, Instant Star, etc.) Poor guy!

Those of you who also know me, know that when I like things, I like things hard. Instant Star, the music of Instant Star and Alexz Johnson happen to be one of them. The following video was forced on to man…

Happiness is...

Today I am happy. Only one person on the planet will understand that joke and she probably doesn't read this blog. I regret nothing.
Every once in a while I obtain a caffeine high so big that I can barely control myself. It feels almost as if I could jump out of my own skin. Every once in a while this comes out as a weird dance move or just a strange move in general. During these moments I just hope no one is around  because it's almost as if I have tourette syndrome; uncontrollable. In honor of this day I will place a few pictures of things that make me happy.

That's all I can think of for the moment. What makes you happy?

PIPA, SOPA & Let's Not Punch Wikipedia in the Face. Yet.

"Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds."
John Perry Barlow

Just recently I received my first suggestion on a blog idea. The idea was to write about the SOPA and PIPA bills.

What are PIPA & SOPA?

PIPA, if passed, will give  U.S. corporations and the government the right to seek affirmative legal action with any website that they see as enabling copyright infringement whether of U.S. origin or not. Here is a breakdown of all that they will have the power to do. SOPA, if passed, will work in conjunction with PIPA. As described by such entities as the Electronic Frontier Foundation, SOPA is nothing more so than the U.S. government and private corporations black list
Well, as many of you know these things are old news by now and I had no idea how I could actually approach the subject with something that hasn't been said already. My solution at this point is to not even try and to only use opinion sinc…

Humiliation and Rage In a Day

"I should just drive around this city and take photos of all the buildings I've been humiliated in."
Moon Unit Zappa

For some reason whenever I feel the bitter taste of humiliation, I must speak about it. Perhaps I want someone to tell me the particular event wasn't that big of a deal, I'm over reacting or possibly that they've experienced the same shame as I have. One humiliation most people have endured is having someone walk in on you while using the bathroom. I'm not sure which person is actually more humiliated by this situation, but I think both people lose. Not everyone however, will experience something such as being walked in on while changing a sanitary item. I have and I must say, both people were losers in that situation as well. Immediately afterwards I told a friend about the incident almost as if she were a priest or a therapist that could make everything go away. This was not the case. 
In my opinion there are certain things that everyone e…

Waiting For Our Real Life

"When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was when I was growing up, with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body."
Heather Locklear

I think there is a general feeling of dread for those of my generation who are looking for their dream jobs and possibly for their dream family lives. It seems that without these pieces fitting in to place real life has not started and it's almost is we're stuck in some sort of purgatory. For those who are still in college think, well, this isn't it, this is only the journey. Once I get there my real life is going to start. This is what I thought until I finished my BA degree and realized there are so many other choices. I could go back to school get my MA, I could get a real job and settle somewhere. I work as a secretary in a University and I still keep wondering when my real life will actually begin. 

I don't think there is any certainty when someone starts their real life. They get a job, they stay there for a fe…

Sacrifice and Love...What Do You Think?

Love is what still goes on when you're not horny. --Robert A. Heinlein

For those who have read my blog about the 90s, you know that one of my favorite shows growing up was the show Boy Meets World. In one of the these episodes, Feeny describes a relationship he's had with a woman for years: they meet up once a year, discuss what's different with their lives and ask the other to move so they can marry and be together. Neither is willing to move and I believe he makes a statement consisting of the fact that neither is willing to make such a sacrifice so they must not be in love. It has been a while, so please forgive my forgetfulness. Either way this brings me to a couple of questions.

1. What do you believe is the one sacrifice you have made or could make for another person?

I have taken my cue from Feeny and his girl. Location is important to me, career is important to me and  the biggest sacrifice I could make is realizing I would stay in one spot or move wherever I needed t…

Romance Novel Love...It is Real? Isn't it?

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." Lao Tzu

When I was a kid, there was a short time I lived my granny, my granddaddy and one of my older cousins. I was particularly close to this cousin, because we spent years of our lives playing Barbie dolls and later years of our lives trying to write horrible romance novels together. You may be wondering why we chose romance novels, well, this is because in her library of books she read nothing except romance novels. She had hundreds all over her room and since this was the only thing in the house to read most of the time, I read them as well. This is where I began to learn what lust and love were according to fantasy rather than the typical way through watching Disney movies. My Disney loves at this point were Lion King and Beauty and the Beast (still are), I hated the others including The Little Mermaid (not anymore). 
At first I only read them because I was bored and nothin…

America's Dream...Suburbs Anyone?

“The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.” James Truslow Adams,The Epic of America

Once upon a time America had a dream. Not Martin Luther King's dream, but the American dream. Throughout America's time, the dream has noticeably changed according to generation. When we began the dream was about, "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." This is a phrase quoted in the Declaration, but originated with a philosopher by the name of John Locke. The Declaration also states, "All men are created equal." Since slavery existed during this time, we can only assume this was a typo and he meant all white men and only men.

I've always felt I was born in the wrong generation and that values and interests never fully reflected the year in which I was born. For a long time I watched movies from the 50s and thought to myself, everything…

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

"Don't ever let economic alone determine your career or how you spend the majority of your time." Denis Waitley

When I was a kid I wanted to be a doctor. I don't think this is something I ever actually wanted to do, but something that was expected of me since I was a smart kid. Eventually, it just became fact that I was going to be a doctor and I never questioned it. That is until one day, the one person who always wanted me to be a doctor asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I told her the usual answer, "a doctor". Instead of the usual encouragement I heard the words, "still"? I think this is the moment I realized I actually had options and it turned my world upside down.

When I was in elementary school I had one passion besides proving to everyone how smart I was... drawing. I never really knew what to draw though, so I drew ninja turtles. Then I would take them and try to sell them on the side of the road for a nickel. The response I receive…

Jesus Loves Me This I Know...Unless I'm Gay

You could move.  ~Abigail Van Buren, "Dear Abby," in response to a reader who complained that a gay couple was moving in across the street and wanted to know what he could do to improve the quality of the neighborhood

I am a Christian, I believe God exists. The following blog is a paper I wrote for my religion class, because I wanted to find in the Bible where it stated homosexuality was a sin. As a Christian I stand by everything I write in that paper and I feel it's time we stop hiding our prejudice behind religion. I am a racist, but it's not because of the Bible, it's because white people are really dumb (joke). 

* This is pasted and copied from an unedited version of my paper.

Christian morality is based primarily on what has been established as their word of God, the Bible. Those who have established themselves according to these laws are considered virtuous morally and spiritually. Those who have stepped out of these guidelines have established themselves as…

Sutton Foster or Patti Lupone? Both.

"Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to broadway."Ethel Merman

When I was 18 years old I went to my first Broadway show, the original broadway production of Mamma Mia. At the time Tina Maddigan was the lead and at the time I thought it was the greatest thing I had ever seen. Truthfully, I still have a special spot for that show and also for the lead. I don't know if this is true for everyone, but I don't see how anyone can truly forget their first show. My actual first show was watching Nutcracker in downtown Jacksonville. My teacher told me to watch for the tree and as it rose from it's spot it was spectacular. This means you will never forget your first show and you will never forget your first broadway spectacular. 

For those of you who liked the movie Mamma Mia (entire city of London), I thought it sucked. 

When I was 19 and I moved to New York, I was officially obsessed with going to the theatre. Usually, I only went to see cele…