General Feelings on a Monday

GAAAAAAAAUUUUUGGGGGGGHHHHH. BIRUWLSKhoakisnmvosuhwosm, 

Do we have to do stuff today?

RAWR. HURGABHURG.

Can I go back to sleep yet?

UUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHH.

How about food now?

GROOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSS.

Alright. That’s enough effort for one day.

GGGGRRRRRUUUUUHHHH.

What is it about Mondays that just make everyone feel like absolute crap?

Honestly, I’m not even doing real things, I’m not even being productive. Just the fact that I have to get out of bed is bad enough.

Welcome to Monday. Welcome to hell.

8 Hours, $75, and 28 Bites

My brother graduated recently, meaning only one thing to the rest of the family. GRADUATION PARTY!

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I’m really happy this came up when I googled graduation party because orange and blue are our school colors and this is so accurate to this graduating class.

For those of you who’ve never been to one, it’s basically a bunch of family members that hardly know each other awkwardly hugging and talking to each other, trying to pretend they actually know the name of the person they’re talking to (seriously I must have talked for half an hour with a woman I’m not even entirely convinced I’m related to).

Here is a time to mention that my family has a relatively large yard, mostly because we live in a farming area, so we have parties outdoors. This particular party started at 2 but I didn’t really go inside until 10.

My family is also very . . . Irish. By decent, of course, but Irish nonetheless. Which means lots and lots of alcoholic beverages. And I mean LOTS.

I’ll skip the explanation, but somehow I wound up with the job of bartender. . . I’m fifteen years old. I had to stay outside the entire time. This is what the ’28 Bites’ part of the title comes from.

For some reason, mosquitoes love me. I woke up the next morning with 28 bites. Four of which were in an area I’m not quite sure how mosquitoes got access to. Two are on my right arm. All of the rest are on my calves. Eight hours bar tending, 28 mosquito bites, and $75. My family consists of some really good tippers. I wasn’t paid to mix drinks, but I did have a tip jar. I think most people just tipped because they thought it was funny that I was behind the bar making at least thirty gin and tonics, and at least fifteen vodka and cranberries.

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My tip for anyone planning a party outdoors this summer is this: STOCK UP ON LEMONADE I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH WE BOUGHT TWO GALLONS AND IT WASN’T ENOUGH WE HAD TO SWITCH OVER TO ICED TEA ABOUT HALF WAY THROUGH AND EVERY TIME PEOPLE HEARD WE WERE OUT OF LEMONADE THEIR FACES FELL LIKE I JUST CRUSHED THEIR DREAMS I FELT LIKE A USELESS PAPERCLIP IT SUCKED.

Basic Human Rights

I’m pretty sure we are all aware, politically, of what is currently going on in the United States.

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This is an issue of human rights. If you want to know my stance on abortion, fine. Here it is: a woman should be able to decide what she wants to do with her own body. It’s that simple. Let’s be honest, I don’t want someone who was impregnated through rape to be forced to have the baby. Or, even worse, live in a country where abortions are illegal and have to get one in some run-down building and wind up getting hurt or dying. I mean, are we forgetting why we legalized abortion in the first place?

And if you’re against abortion, let me ask you this. If that baby that you saved is born gay (don’t even TRY to tell me they aren’t born gay), will you still fight for its rights? Yes, I am looping both groups in with each other because I’d genuinely like to know answers.

You want to know my stance on gay marriage? Here goes: everyone should have the ability and the right to love whoever they want. Everyone DESERVES to be happy, to be able to love, and to be recognized equally under the government. You can say it’s because I’m a theatre dork and I have gay friends, but it’s not. If you know my generation, we, for the most part, have a lot of similar views because of the times we were born into.

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When we were born, the idea of gay people wasn’t taboo, it wasn’t gross, it wasn’t even a little bit odd. It was normal. So why do we all think so much of gay rights? Because we don’t see homosexuals as homosexuals. We see them as people. The way everybody should see them. Homo sapiens. Human beings. Living things with emotions. People. Don’t ever tell me anyone doesn’t deserve the same rights you get.

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Pop Sensations

Can we talk a little bit? Or, you know, I’ll talk (type) and you listen (read).

Pop is a genre that a lot of people seem to disagree on. You have your rock fans, you metal heads, and basically anyone who listens to anything outside of pop. It’s a common thought that everyone involved in pop is just plain untalented.

If pop isn’t your cup of tea, that’s fine. I listen to all music and I won’t judge you for not liking it. I’ll admit a lot of pop is just plain crap and some of the most popular artists have no talent. My least favorite? Ke$ha. God I hate typing that. But I don’t hate her for her music, I hate her for the fact that she’s famous and she can’t even sing. Not well enough to be as popular as she is.

However, a lot of pop singers are actually good singers. They might not write very good songs of their songs might blatantly suck. Their music might be completely basic or the chord progression could be just horrible. There may be no rhythmic interest in the song. That’s not the point.

The thing is, you need a lot of talent to not only write lyrics, but the music to songs and sing. I mean, if you look at a lot of singers, even if you don’t like their music, they can actually sing. I’m serious. Look up people like Hunter Hayes (he’s less pop, more country, but some of his stuff has made it through to pop stations), Justin Bieber (I’m not kidding, his music is annoying but he can really sing), and – bear with me hear – even One Direction.

Now that we’re getting in to One Direction, they come with more of an explanation. They auditioned for the X Factor in the UK as soloists before they were put together by the show as a group. If you listen to their auditions, they’re mediocre. They aren’t much special, and the best audition of them all was Liam Payne. When they were put together as a group, their performances on the big stage were just awful. Their first performance together was quiet and acoustic, it wasn’t too bad. Were they good enough to be at the level of popularity they got to? No. They were just cute faces, and teenage girls liked that, so they voted for them.

Does this mean they’re just untalented little shits? No. If you listen to their X Factor performances versus their recent acoustic performances, it’s unbelievable the improvement they’ve made with their vocals. Trust me, I do my research. If you don’t believe me, here you go.

Click here for their performance of Viva la Vida on The X Factor.

Click here for a live acoustic performance of their song One Thing.

Is my point that pop is better than you think? NO. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD THAT IS NOT MY POINT.

My point is that these artists are actual people and don’t deserve half of the crap they get. They improve and although they may have gotten famous based on how nice their faces look, that doesn’t mean they totally lack any talent. Give them a break.

ALSO I used One Direction as an example because my cousin loves them and I figured that they’d make the easiest example because of their improvement. The same thing goes for Justin Bieber before and after being signed, and probably just about every other singer that ever was thanks to vocal training from the studio.

I Know I Am Dispicable

I haven’t been updating lately, and I know that when I do upload, it’s just totally inadequate. I’m sorry, really. Here are some reasons you shouldn’t be mad at me:

1) This is actually the second time I’m writing this post and I’m getting really frustrated with it.

2) Finals are this week and I haven’t had time to do anything but school.

3) In the small bit of spare time I’ve had, I’ve been preparing for an audition.

4) The above is basically causing multiple mental breakdowns a day for me because it’s really my dream role and I’m putting it before everything else in my life.

5) I am preparing for school next year which is the year with the hardest teachers and also the one that counts the most. People are telling me that since I’m taking all honors classes I will, like, die.

6) I’ve been in a creative lull lately. I figure, I’d rather produce no content at all instead of producing crappy content twice a week.

7) I only have one week left of school and I had a goal to have a script ready by the time school ended, I’m barely 2/10ths of the way there. Hence: PRESSURE.

The point is, I’d like to apologize for those of you who happen upon one of my better or more-sophisticated posts and follow, only to be disappointed. I don’t want to make any false promises at the moment, but I’m definitely going to be filming the little project that I’m scripting for, and I’ll keep you guys updated. I’ll put it on youtube and link it on this blog just so you know I’m not making it up.

UPDATE: I DIDN’T LOSE THE POST. IT IS SAVED IN MY DRAFTS AND I’M REALLY ANGRY THAT I DIDN’T SEE IT WHEN I FIRST CHECKED THERE BECAUSE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD I JUST WROTE OUT THE ENTIRE POST ALL OVER AGAIN AND NOW THERE’S A POINTLESS POST IN MY DRAFTS. I’M DONE WITH THIS.

WordPress

I have a confession to make. I am slowly becoming addicted to this website. I have to admit, it is probably the best addiction to ever have, and it’s starting to annoy my friends. If I could tell you how often I check for notification during my day and how many times a week I check my stats (I know, I know, numbers don’t matter. But it is fun to know how many people are reading my ridiculous posts) then you’d probably be extremely surprised.

It’s not even my addiction to writing or inspiration. I like reading blogs by people who are more lost in life than I am, or people who seem like they have it just all figured out. Blogs of people who are making it through their lives despite the circumstances, it can get really interesting.

I like the idea that what people write and put out there on this very website can touch others, can penetrate their very souls.

I love the way this site works. I think it’s so handy. When I’m writing anything really (a song or a novel) there is always a way to find inspiration. You can search specific topics if you’re looking for inspiration for say a romance novel. There are so many thoughts and statements on this site, it’s nice to know how other people’s minds work, it’s nice to know how other people get through their lives. It’s just nice.

At least I’m not addicted to facebook, right?