"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." {Louisa May Alcott}

Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Rose by Any Other Name..

Today I realized that I have never explained the reasoning behind my Blog title. So I shall do this now, a little late, but better late than never! - my personal motto by the way, because I am always late.

I wish I lived in ancient Rome, Greece; medieval or Victorian England; even 18th, 19th, and early 20th century America. I want to live in a time period where propriety and good manners are mandatory and respected. I want to live in a time with no cell phones, computers, where the only forms of communication were by letters. When it took weeks to travel somewhere and long distance was traversed in ships and sailing vessels. Where you have a true love who only seeks to wed you and have a long, drawn out courtship with pages and pages of love letters sealed with wax. I want to be written about in a poem and have lavish balls and parties. I want to ballroom dance and have masquerades and go to operas and be driven in horse-drawn coaches. I want to wear a corset, or a toga, or go bare-breasted like the ancient Egyptians. I want everyone to talk eloquently with extravagant words, and have learning a foreign language be mandatory, or be able to walk the streets of Athens or Rome and see Aristotle or Plato or Socrates philosophizing away. Or I want to dress up and go hear Frank Sinatra or James Dean and wear beautiful jewelry and have handsome men open doors....

Well I think you get the drift. If anyone has invented a time machine, I would pay my weight in gold to hop aboard. Oh the places I'd go. (:

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Procrastination Queen

5 AM wake up tomorrow. I should be in bed, asleep, instead of in bed, blogging. Which is where I have been finding myself a lot recently. I have become a total blogaholic, not writing but stalking. I love reading other blogs about people with completely different lives and perspectives on things. It reallys opens up my world a little bit... is that sad? That I am living vicariously through blogs of people I don't even know? Well if it is, I guess I don't really give a fuck. (: 
So blog on my fellow bloggers!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Goodbye my lover....

Lent started sometime last week and even though I don't have a religious bone in my body, I am going to give up sweets. 
I know, I know, I probably shouldn't take advantage of Lent since I'm not Catholic, but it gives me an excuse -or a reason/goal whatever- to give up sweets... my achilles heel per se. 
Sooo, wish me luck!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Shocked and Appalled

Has anyone ever heard of the website TheDirty.com?
I first heard of it in a magazine article a couple of weeks ago. This article was about a high school girl who committed suicide because of being bullied online and viciously slandered on this website.
I was flabbergasted and kept thinking how lucky I am to never have had anything like that happen to me or any of my friends. In fact, I couldn't even picture anything like that even happening around me, just in rare cases like this poor girl's...
But tonight I just found out that one of my best friends B. was put on this site by some girls she had altercations with. B says she doesn't set any store by it and laughs it off because what was written about her was ridiculous. Any other person who isn't as strong as her would probably be seriously hurt; I am seriously hurt and offended for her. 

I really wish that there was some way to stop websites like this. I keep thinking of how many people it affects and the reputations that get ruined.  
Anyone can see it: future employers, boyfriends, parents, etc. It's absolutely sick how many people put up pictures of others and just verbally abuse them, the stuff they say is awful.
They would never ever say anything like it to their faces and get courage from being anonymous. Then others just feed off it and become cruel and sadistic. I want to start/join a campaign against these websites, I'm just trying to figure out what & how.
Any suggestions? 

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Assume: makes an ASS of U and ME

I am subjected to a constant barrage of "you don't know this... because you're too young" or "you wouldn't understand because you're too young". How would you know if I know something or not? Are you inside my brain, have you experienced my life? I think not. 
Newsflash people: I am a highly intelligent individual who DOES understand quite a bit for my age. MORE than most people in my generation.... I am so tired of people assuming I don't know things, or shouldn't have experiences because I'm too young. I'm sick of *elder relations* being so condescending and insulting my intelligence. My parents were never like that so maybe I have to just adjust and deal? But I don't know how much longer I can handle it before I just snap. I hope I'm never that judgmental when I get older. Is this how it will be until I'm of the age to condescend?

Friday, February 5, 2010

Technologically Retarded

I have officially decided that I  am definitely not of the same caliber as most of the veteran bloggers. First off, I am technologically challenged and just finally altered my blog background/features/etc. (It was a sample template forever.)
Second of all, I just don't posses that charm and/or wit that many of the "successful" bloggers seem to channel. That being said... I shall continue to blog and maybe hone my skills, or just portray my lack thereof! THAT being said, I have some good news and some, well, not so good news. 
Good news first. I might just possibly be going to Italy! My cousin's family hosts foreign exchange students and they became close to one in particular... very cute may I add. Well he went back to Italy and contacted my cousin about a week ago, asking if she could come to Rome for the summer and tutor his little sisters in English. My cousin said only if I could come too because she is too afraid to travel alone! 
Bad news: He said he'd ask his mom, as we'd be staying with her, and he has yet to write us back. Let me tell you, it is absolute agony to have to wait for his reply. It's been a week!
I hope I find out soon, I've already been planning...

Monday, February 1, 2010

January in Review

Hey guys, well my January was certainly an uneventful one. To say the least! My grandparents have more of a social life than I do, excepting that I hang out with them very consistently. I absolutely failed in my New Year's resolution, but I have just postponed it to being a February resolution. Haha! Since someone told me that its what you eat more that how much you work out that determines your weight (etc), then I resolve to just eat better and not stuff myself to the max! Mind you, I'm by no means fat but I'm worried that if I don't change my lifestyle then it will catch up to me eventually. AND the other day I read that if you consistently eat a low cal diet then you'll live longer! So less food here I come... kicking and screaming if necessary.

Is it just me, or does everyone have these revelations after they are full and content? It seems like when I go to bed I have such good resolve to be healthy and diet and once morning comes around... well you get the picture.

Wish me luck! (Valentines chocolates will be excepted)