Positivities.

Ever since I started this challenge of writing down nice things that made me happy today, I’ve felt better about everything. I was thinking about that today on my elevator ride up to work. It’s nice to write things down, because then you can look back at them weeks, months, even years later and be like WOW that was great.

Sometimes I write in my diary about things that really pissed me off and when I go back and read them I’m like, wow, maybe I shouldn’t have done that because now when I read this entry I’m pissed again. And I will always maintain that negativity does not breed anything good. Ever.

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STAAAAHP.

This is something I’m not currently legitimately upset about, but I thought I’d share my two cents.

It annoys me when people are so dead set on their way of thinking, that no matter what anyone else says, it completely bounces off of them. In one ear and out the other.

I have a prime example in this kid that we shall call A in my Ethics class. He has something to say about everything we talk about in that class. Half the time the things he says come out sounding ignorant, misinformed, and naive – and I’m not just saying that because he irks me on a fundamental level, but rather from a completely unbiased standpoint. He does not articulate his thoughts in a way that makes anyone in the class respect what he has to say.

There are times, however, when other classmates agree with what he has to say, but somehow he backfires it, often saying “But that’s what I’m saying, blah blah blah” and it comes out sounding argumentative and contradictory.

In other words, he’s the epitome of an idiot who doesn’t know when to shut his mouth and take it when others are not arguing against him, but agreeing with him. And I just want to smack him and be like, LISTEN BITCH. PIPE THE FUCK DOWN.

I will never understand…

Lists.

Things I was supposed to do this weekend, but didn’t, in order of how excited I was about them:

1. Go to Ikea.
2. Go to Great Lakes Crossing.
3. Watch An Idiot Abroad 3.
4. Go to the gym.
5. Visit the gamers at Global Game Jam. (sorryyyy!)
6. Take pictures of bathing suits and then proceed to take said bathing suits apart. (I did the former part.)
7. Write a 2-3 page paper on Magic Johnson’s rise in the business world.
8. Start my business plan.
9. Start either of the two horrible projects for Ethics.

Things I ended up doing this weekend in order of how happy they made me:

1. Went shopping at Somerset, bought yoga pants from Victoria’s Secret (and got my free undie!) AND GOT A PAIR OF FREE EARBUDS, WUT.
2. Organized the kitchen pantry.
3. Made myself pretty and took new pictures. #narcissism
4. Downloaded Marina and the Diamonds’ album Electra Heart Deluxe Edition and wondered why the hell I didn’t do that sooner.
5. Exercised at home.
6. Ordered house slippers off Groupon.
7. Bought the book Matched by Ally Condie after reading the first two chapters in store and deciding I couldn’t leave it there.
8. Bought special shampoo and conditioner that makes my hair super soft and silky.
9. Tried on a lot of clothes and ended up NOT buying them. #savings #selfcontrol
10. Sold a significant amount of merch at work.

Quick Fire Thoughts

My thoughts today:

1. I am motivated to write a Thought Catalog article, but I am not motivated to do the act of actually writing it. Does that make sense?

2. The only reason I’d ever want to be one of the Jersey Shore girls is that they seem to always have all this time in the world to go to the gym and exercise. I spent a whole hour in my living room tonight just doing various stretches and abdominal workouts. ONE HOUR. JUST STRETCHING. #iwishihadmoretimeforthis

3. The lack of desire to go to work tomorrow is so immense that I feel like time is going to drag by tortuously slow.

4. I’ve been trying to figure out a good reason why I would need a tablet. I haven’t come up with any, unless you count “bigger screen than my phone to read kindle books.

5. In my hunt for a bag of chocolate chips that I later found out my mom threw away because they got old, I ended up cleaning and reorganizing our kitchen pantry. Now, every time I pass by it, I momentarily stop and admire my beautiful work. #vanity

6. Sometimes I think that if I meditate, I’ll fall asleep.

7. I want to repaint my room, but the thought of moving everything out of it hurts my brain.

8. I need to repaint my nails, now that I think about it. Especially before tomorrow, cause I can’t be showing people jewelry with jankyass chipped nails.

9. Is it rude to become FB friends with someone you don’t (yet) know in real life but you know of them and they know of you and you haven’t yet introduced yourself, a week later? Like should you send a HEYYY THIS MEEEE SORRY TO GET THIS TO YOU 8 DAYS LATER message? What’s the etiquette there?

10. Today I found a $190 pen and decided that someday, I will own it. IT WRITES IN PEARL GOLD INK. 

11. I need new hour slippers (moccasins) but I don’t feel like dishing out the money. Yet.

21st Century Bullshit

The best way to get me uninterested in a class and in what you have to say is to make me read the textbook.

Maybe I’ve been spoiled, or maybe it’s just the way the world is starting to work, but this is 2013 and I’ve had enough teachers who would rather have a large class discussion than admit that not everyone is good at taking tests and still administer a test (the hypocrisy makes me vomit), to know that 21st century modernism does not/should not include 20th century teaching styles that require one to read a wordy textbook and be able to spew the bullshit written in it as a measurement of my intelligence and comprehension of a class.

I am more than a test score. I am more than my ability to answer a question or define a word.