Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I commented!

I commented on Andie's blog.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Fearless. Fearless is not the absence of fear. It's not being completely unafraid. Fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. Fearless is falling madly in love again even though you've been hurt before. It's fearless to have faith that someday things will change. Fearless is having the courage to say goodbye to someone who only hurts you, even though you love them. Fearless is living in the spite of those things that scare you to death. Fearless.

Taylor Swift's headlining world tour, Fearless came to Toronto on Saturday May 22nd. My parents gave me four tickets on Christmas and I was counting down the days. We walked into the ACC a good hour before Taylor was set to come on, and already fans were chanting her name. While waiting for her to appear, we had a very entertaining couple sitting in the row in front of us that kept us occupied. They were quite the show, but nothing like Taylor's.

Before every song she sang, she explained why she wrote it. Whether it was about that cute senior boy who didn't know she existed, the ability to say goodbye to a friend that did her no good, or that one guy who "Should've Said No" when he cheated on her. Her approach to music is simple, "If guys don't want me to write bad songs about them, then they shouldn't do bad things." - Taylor Swift.

She's one of those girls who doesn't let anything stop her. If someone says she can't do something, it makes her that much more determined to do it. She inspired me. With one turn of the head to the left, the whole left side of the arena screamed. Without saying one word she had 16,000 people in her control. She's fearless.

"But no matter what love throws at you, you have to believe in it. You have to believe in love stories and prince charmings and happily ever after. That’s why I write these songs because I think love is fearless."- Taylor Swift.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Girl Code

The Girl Code. An established code, a womans law that "every girl should follow"? Yeah okay. The Girl Code comes in a form of rules. Number one being the most important, of course. What seems to be on the top of every list, is boyfriends. Guys, boys, men, whatever you want to call them, they all influence a girl at some point in her life. Whether it has a big impact or doesn't make a difference.

Once you hit the age where boys are your whole life... well some of us hit that age before we entered the doors of kindergarten, anyways, boys take over. They can change everything about you, and make you crazy. We get so paranoid when they don't text us back right away or liked another girl's status on Facebook. They mess with your mind, til you've completely lost it. Some may even find themselves following these boys home. Weird. Would you want someone being so obsessed that they FOLLOW YOU TO YOUR HOUSE?! Ha, didn't think so.

One way to stop yourself from complete craziness is your girls. The girls who know what makes you tic, and all your deepest darkest secrets. Trick is, if they spill any of that information to anyone they weren't assigned to, there shoved to the side and forgotten. Well, thats how the girl code is supposed to work. It clearly states that the penalty for exposing a secret to an unauthorized party shall be exile from Girlville. Um, whats Girlville? Can someone please point me in the direction of this place because it's never been a location on my map. But then again, I've never been good at reading maps. Its understandable to say that if a friend tells your personal information, you should be upset with them, but all these outlines of who you can and cannot date is a waste of time. Boys will be boys and the boy you fall for is out of your hands. What you choose to do with those feelings are totally up to you, but your friends should not make your decisions. Yes, your friends should have a say in who you date because they see him a different way than you do but remember that they are only there for support. You should still listen to what they have to say but don't feel like you have to do what they told you. If they are really following the girl code, they will never leave a girlfriend behind.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I commented!

I commented on Olivia's blog "Unleas Your Inner Freak".

In All Seriousness...

We all do it. Its that switch in our brains we just can't seem to turn off. As soon as its triggered, it takes over our body. It just won't stop. Our faces are red and our eyes are watering. The time is still ticking but we can't even think. We all do it. Sometimes we even get punished for it. By now you probably want to know what I'm talking about. Well, it's simple. It's, like I said, something we all do. It's a laugh.

A laugh starts with a smirk. A smirk turns into a smile. A smile turns into an even bigger smile and eventually you can't control it. It takes a second for you to become unstoppable. One second that can change the way you feel.

Feelings all come from within, they come from the inner core of your body. Generally, all people think about are their feelings. They spend too much time deciding how they want to feel or how they should feel rather than letting their body naturally do the work. When I heard Judson Laipply speak in New Brunswick during the YRSA conference, my feelings were natural. I let go of every thought in my mind and let it take me where it wanted to go. He made me forget every other problem going on and focus on what was happening right there. He made me enjoy myself. He made me laugh.

Judson Laipply, I think, is one of the funniest speakers I have ever heard. He brought serious topics into funny situations. For example he said, you open up your cupboard door, grab what you need but then forget to shut it. You bend down and when you lift your head back up you smack it on the corner of the cupboard. You then start cussing and yelling but soon discover that it was your own fault. Your the one who forgot to shut the door, your the one who your really getting mad at. You then realize that you look like a dork by getting mad at yourself, and you laugh. Once you laugh, you forget why you were mad in the first place.

Some think that laughing takes you away from reality and takes you to another world where everything is peaceful. Actually, it takes you away from that other world and brings you into reality. The world is not a peaceful place, but a simple laugh can make it one. The first strike of a laugh and its like a chain reaction. You could have a room full of people, one could start laughing and within seconds the whole room would be in hysterics. Some people might be laughing at the joke, some might be laughing because they have to, and then there's some that laugh at other peoples laugh. You know, those really high pitched ones, the Santa Claus giggle, or the full on pig snorts?

You might call me crazy, the random laugh attacks, the sudden outburst of chuckles, cackles or snickers. But at the end of the day when you look in the mirror, instead of picking out your flaws, laugh at them. Laugh at the giant pimple on your forehead or your disproportionate ears. It makes finding yourself so much easier and it makes having fun natural instead of a job. "The most wasted of all days, is the one without laughter" - e.e cummings.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

I commented!

I commented on Brendan's blog about uniforms.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sup Barbie?

Plastic. That cold, hard, shiny piece of plastic. If you heat it, it will melt. If you bend it, it will snap. If you are made of it, then you are Heidi Montag.

Heidi Montag, for those who don't know who she is, stars on the show The Hills. For those who are completely out of it and don't know what The Hills is, it is a "reality" TV show. When I say reality, what I really mean is a camera following the never-ending drama of young adults in Beverly Hills. Back to Heidi. Heidi Montag has been on the show for many years now. The whole world has been viewing her whole life from a tiny TV screen from the past boyfriends, to her ex-best friend Lauren Conrad who used to star on the show, to her current husband Spencer. Without getting all you non-hill fans confused, when Spencer came into the picture a couple years earlier, the lies, the cheats, and the scandals all came pouring out into Lauren's life. When Heidi was forced to choose between her hot man candy and her life long best friend, she went with candy.

That candy didn't taste too sweet as Spencer refused every idea of raising a family, meeting his sister's boyfriend, and his biggest struggle, apologizing when he was wrong. Just when we thought Heidi was the sane one, she made a choice that changed her life forever. Well, it wasn't one choice, it was 13 choices. In 2008 she had breast implants, a nose job, and a chin reduction. Even that seems a lot for the 23 year-old but, on November 20 2009, she completed 10 procedures in one day. These procedures included, a slight eye-brow lift, another nose job, she had her own fat injected into her cheeks, her ears pinned back, injections in her lips, her chin shaped down, breasts redone again, her back aligned so her back muscles would be more visible, and lastly, inner and outer lipo.

It shocks me to think that this is what the world has come to be. I can't say that I'm a old and wise woman because I'm not. I'm being dragged into all the gossip and media myself. I turn to celebrities for fashion advice, or how to get my hair silky smooth. The media is targeting us at such a young age, as young as when we played with Barbies. Barbies are not real people, they are plastic. Real plastic. Its insulting if someone tells you that you look like Barbie so why would you want that? People shouldn't feel the need to change themselves just because they want to look "pretty". To be pretty you don't have to change your face! Try things like, growing your hair long, or cutting it short. Change your make-up routine, buy some new clothes. It's not considered cool to be plastic. In fact, it's considered stupid. If I were a boy, I would not want to be kissing your fat injected lips.

Heidi admits that she is "beyond obsessed" with plastic surgery, but we all don't have to be like her. She thinks that she has to alter herself to validate herself as a woman, or she needs that to look perfect. That's not really the truth, is it? "Do not wish to be anything but who you are, and try to be that perfectly" - St.Francis De Sales.