|Posted on December 11, 2017 at 1:05 PM||comments (0)|
I am beyond over it! Over the slander, over the one sided reporting, over the bad attitudes, deceit, and negativity. I am over the bashing of Police and Military, the very people who ensure we can enjoy the freedoms we have on a daily basis.
NEWS FLASH!! Life is not that bad in today's America! Yes, there is anger, lingering prejudice, and injustice; which can be said about any place in the world. No, none of those things are OK, but they are part of life, just not AS BIG a part as the media would have you think.
But again, life in America is not as bad as the picture the media is painting! Here's why... You literally do not have to leave your house if you do not want to! You can have ANYTHING delivered right to your door in the majority of cities in this country! Groceries, toiletries, clothes, electronics, furniture; there really isn't much you can't buy online and like magic, it appear at your door. You do not have to vacuum anymore, just buy a Roomba. What does consumer convenience have to do with the media? Well, it says that if you are so unhappy with the country which you reside, you can hold up inside your house, not watch the news, and emerge once the dust has settled. We as a people need to realize that it is a LUXARY to be able to turn the news off and literally go unaffected but the drama they are talking about. For example, I live in San Diego and Southern California is currently on fire. However the fire is still about 35 miles north of me and my weekend was essentially unaffected by the chaos that is underway due to these massive wild fires.
In today's America, every human has a lot more free time on their hands compared to 50 years ago. And how are we using that time? To be negative fear mongers and perpetuate fear. Why? Because controversy sells! Controversy keeps the news outlets in business, because at the end of that's all they are, a business. We need to acknowledge that they have a board of executives who only care about the bottom line, instructing producers and journalists to do whatever it takes to keep ratings up. Which is wrong. What's worse, we are enabling this type of news! We are addicted to the drama, and we are showing the media that the filth they are reporting is what we want to hear about. We need to demand more positivity, we need to demand journalistic integrity, unbiased reporting of FACTS regardless of which party the facts help or hurt, we need to let them know we want to hear a positive story to balance every negative story. Because I PROMISE YOU that there are much more good happenings in the world on a day to day basis then there are catastrophes..... Hard to believe I know, but true!
Lastly, there needs to be some sort of consequence for false reporting’s and for feeding news outlets false, incomplete, and misleading scoops. Do not mistake this statement for trying to mess with freedom of speech. Freedom of speech is important, but that does not or should not give people permission to speak lies and present them as truths, which I will refer to as Informative Terrorism. Terrorism is defined as the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims. I believe that many news stories have to sole intention of intimidating us as a nation. Intimidating us to hide our political views if they don't align with the media's for example.
So CNN, ABC, NCB, MSNBC, and FOX and the American People here is a little refresher on some words I think you've forgotten to true meaning of:
Integrity: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness
Unbiased: showing no prejudice for or against something; impartial
Fact: a thing that is indisputably the case, the truth about events as opposed to interpretation
Lie: an intentionally false statement, used with reference to a situation involving deception or founded on a mistaken impression
Reporter: person who reports, especially one employed to report news or conduct interviews for newspapers or broadcasts to a situation involving deception or founded on a mistaken impression *** notice that opinion is not part of reporting.
Opinion: a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge
If you feel you would like a more thorough refresher on Journalistic Integrity and Ethics, here you go: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journalism_ethics_and_standards
Now that I have vented a bit, I have a request. Can we please stop rooting for people to fail, especially the president, regardless of your feelings towards him? If he fails we fail, it's that simple. Can we please stop reporting until we have the full story and confirmed it to the true? Can we PLEASE do something about all of the false content floating around on the internet so that we as a people can stop feeling so confused and misguided?
Thank you, Have a great and wonderful day!
|Posted on October 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
Let me start by saying that I am not a doctor and I am not actually talking about a literal coma. The type of coma I am referring to is completely self inflicted! Since Valentines Day is right around the corner and seeing as how I am trying to get a bakery off the ground, it makes sense that I spent my day off this week in my kitchen, covered in flower, baking up a storm, singing and dancing around like a fool! Lucky for me I have a wonderful friend that indulged in the days activates with me. You know what they say, "Friends don't let friends get sugar wasted alone". At the end of the day our efforts resulting in 18 beautifully decorated, love themed cookies and absolutely delicious lemon cupcakes with berry frosting. Oh yes and don't let me forget passing out on the couch in the middle of the day only to wake up 3 hours later feeling as if I had consumed an entire bottle of tequila.
|Posted on October 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
In the last year I have met a whole new batch of people. As my new friends and co-workers have gotten to know me, just about all of them have asked me, "Why aren't you fat?!". This question does not offend me and heres why. I'm a baker, and I actually EAT what I bake. Since I bake at least once a week there are always sweet lying around the house. And seeing as how I am not a wasteful person, a good majority of what I eat is cupcakes and cookies. So when people see me constantly eating sweats and not gaining weight, they get curious.
Sidebar: I am not condoning my diet or suggesting it to anyone as a way of being thin. I am defying all laws regarding food and weight gain.
Anywho... The true is: YES, I eat cupcakes and cookies for roughly two meals a day and probably one snack a day. I will have "real" food for either lunch or dinner most days. By real I mean fish, chicken, or steak accompanied with rice or pasta. Vegetables are almost never included in my meals. Fruits can only be found in desserts or at breakfast time. HOWEVER!! I make sure to eat breakfast everyday right when I wake up. I also do not eat cookies and things IN ADDITION to a regular meal, they are eaten as the meal, meaning I'm not consuming additional calories. Calories, might I add, that come only from carbs. Carbs are mostly sugar and burn easily when you are me. I also don't drink soda, beer, or coffee drinks. Instead I have skim milk, water, 100% fruit juices, or at the bar juice cocktails ;).
I am an extremely active person. I have a very physical job, I walk my pitsky daily, I do yoga at least once a week, and during the day I make sure to keep good posture and muscle engagement instead of slouching all day completely relaxed posture allowing my body to be lazy all day. Lastly I try to get my work out in during my daily routine. I take the stairs, I walk the long way with hills, I take the park space furthest away from the store, and when ever possible Im dancing!!!
Another thing that I have realized in my 23 years is that those that I know that are in shape have the following things in common: 1)They eat breakfast, 2)They exercise, and 3) They are clean and organized people. Items one and two are self explanatory but I'm not so sure item 3 is, so I will explain. I have never met an clean, organized person that wasn't in shape. I think keeping a clean lifestyle means that you are an active person. Meaning that if you regularly sweep, mop, vacuum, do dishes, dust, do laundry, clean out your car, take out the trash, clean the bathroom, pick up the yard etc... (LIKE WEEKLY/DAILY) you are not sitting around in from of the TV, you are up and about moving burning calories.
Moral of the story: Don't eat like me! You will become diabetic. But if you do remember, portion control, stay active, and adopt a clean OCD type clean lifestyle.
If you've ever been to my house you know what I mean.
|Posted on October 1, 2014 at 7:55 PM||comments (0)|
About a year ago I made the decision to quit my job and my life and move. I found myself in Cayucos, CA. I quickly found a job, apartment, and some really wonderful friends. One thing that I found that I didn't expect was the fact that I really was leaving my old life completely behind. People I considered to be close friends never even reached out to me. Even better, when I visited home those same people made almost no effort is any at all to see me. But situations like this were all to familiar; I have never really had a consistent "best friend" and I often found myself bending over backwards for the people in my life, trying to prove something to them or make them want to hang out with me more often. The view from my new life help me realized that most of the relationships I left behind didn't have very much substance. In that moment I decided that I wasn't going to let it bother me and I was only going to make an effort with those who made an effort with me.
Have you ever heard the saying, "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind" ?. Well I think that this is great advice. Now that I have some self confidence and am no longer letting others defiance me, I am happy to announce that I am finally brave enough to take it.
Recently someone asked me what I wanted to do with my life. My answer even surprised me. I replied, "a baker, a singer, a writer, an efficient expert, life consultant, politician, president of the USA, actress, next Martha Stewart, and many more things". And that is the honest to god truth. But until recently I was so afraid to really give any of these dreams a chance because I was worried that people would laugh at me, think I was being unrealistic, or worse that I would fail and prove everyone right. I was afraid to shine and brag about my skills and talents because I didn't want to be perceived as cocky or full of myself. I was also afraid that talents I thought I had were all in my head and that I wasn't talented at all or that I may be good but never good enough to be noticed or to be great.
Well no more!! Since I have moved and really spent time alone, getting to know myself I have learned that I am my own worst enemy when I should be my best cheerleader. So hear I go. I'm sure I will offend people and shock other, but I hope I can also be someone other can relate to and be inspired by. I am 23 and I have about 70+ years ahead of me. I am going to spend them wildly and wisely!
Happiness is my journey and my destination is unknown. & between you and me… I think thats the nest part.