Valentines Day

February 15, 2010

Girls are planning excitedly, guys are bringing out their wallets hesitantly, and the corporate industry is urging you to show your affection for your love so that you don’t lose them to someone else.

For the past 3 years, my boyfriend and I have been faithful Valentine celebrators. We would plan a dinner and buy each other gifts. This year, however, we are leaving our cash in our pockets. No outing, no presents.

I mean if you think about it? Why need to have a day to tell someone you love them? Are we that busy in our postmodern world to even look at our sweetie at least once a week and tell them that you love them? Do we all really need to pick the same day to fight for restaurant spots or sales for gifts? I think not. Call me a hippie, but I have decided to “stick it to the man” by not participating in a pointless holiday.

I mean, it is still nice to give a shout-out to friends, family and loves. But other than that, we should always tell everyone that we love them.

Plus, this holiday makes singles more longing when they should be feeling strong about being independent. But instead, they lag around wishing that they could have their very own sweetie of their own or hastily scurry to find a temp to fill in just for the day.

If you stop and look around, you will see tons of ad clutter over flowers, chocolates, and items on sale that coiuld be the best love in a box. Its everywhere! Corporate America loves holidays like these. Christmas, I am sorry to say, fits in a money mongol category of Valentines day…only, Christmas is sooooo much more forgivable becuase it brings much more things to the plate than depressing, or gooey Valentines day.

So, in the spirit of the day after Valentines (Since it is 12:43 right now), I will say “boo” to this holiday and horah for telling your sweetie that you adore them in every fashion everyday (Or at least once a week). That you are so happy your are with them becuase they give you a warm, fuzzy, and at times ichy feeling inside. You should surprise them with a rose, or fav flower on a random date like March 18th or a videogame in August. Point is, don’t depend on a vague and out of touch holiday to be honest. Be mysterious for once and remind your love what has been there all along.


Technology Impacting Youth

January 13, 2010

I went to my Mass Media and Society class today and we had some interesting discussions. Brief though because we went over the class syllabus, but still attractive.

My teacher said some research shows that technology is affecting our brain development. The research poses the idea that our attention spans decreases through generations. True or no?

Well, I think it might be. I mean, ADHD and ADD are increasing in diagnoses for one thing. I see more people my age and younger multitasking like no ones business. I know this one kid, 11 years old (about to be 12 in Feb), he can have the tv on, listen to music on his iphone, and play World Of Warcraft (WOW) on his computer. Crazy. Another kid, senior in high school, I saw play a game on this computer with music and play tetris on his phone. It is like they are not entertained enough so they pull a bunch of technology together. You see less kids playing outside and more obesity. Through the years, cells are getting into the hands of younger and younger kids. I mean there’s a toy phone for babies even!

Technology is really forming society these days. Our older generation is trying to keep up but it is still sad to see an old lady trying to figure out how to rent a dvd from redbox or fill out a check at a cash register during a long line. So you have to always keep up to survive, or be left behind now that technology is getting more advanced.

So is this true? And if it is…is having a short attention span a bad thing in these days? I mean will the skill of being able to do more than one thing help us move forward in our future jobs and/or family? Or will it hurt us in that it will hinder our ability to be entertained and not focus on family and other things that require more attention and focus? Heck, It might be good and bad.

Best Vacation

March 27, 2008

For Easter break I had almost a week off from school. I went to Myrtle Beach where I had the time of my life!  Day one was magical, day two was orgasmic! and day 3 was the perfect ending.  I have never embarked on so many things in one trip!  I got to walk Barefoot landing in North Myrtle and stroll around the shops and get a caricature done. I had the opportunity to hold and take a picture with a white tiger and a Gibben named Yogi. I can still feel the tigers wooly yet catish fur on my fingertips and the monkeys soft but rubber fingers around my neck! Next year they have a tour where you can spend time with the animals and different kinds too! Imma taking it! I got to go on an adventure in treasure island putt putting where i went through caves with waterfalls several feet high while hitting balls into holes.  Then I got to witness dinosaurs swimming, flying, and stomping around at the I-MAX theater at Broadway at the Beach. And lastly, I had the grand privilage of being at Medievil Times! Now, I thought it was going to be this overpriced gig where I see the horses far down below me and the food was going to be crap…but instead i was pleasently surprised to see that I was close up near the horses and action! plus the food was delicious! I got to cheer on my knight (who was red and yellow) and see him defeat the bad guy in the end all the while eating my delicious meal. LOVED IT! Not only did i get to do these things, I still had a chance to visit the beach and bask in its magnificance!  The best part of my trip however, was being with my bf whom I love dearly.  Without him this trip would lay insignificant.  While i got to do these things, I held his hand and kissed his lips all through the day! There is nothing like doing something fun with someone you love.  We sat huddled together on the sandy shore watching the seagulls get fed and our feet dig in the warm sand. We got to cheer our knight and kiss under the waterfall.  We had our picture taken petting wild animals and hold hands walking the layers of shops.   I had the best time and it was so relaxing. There’s nothing like a perfect trip to keep your optimism high! 🙂

Television’s New Form of Entertainment

February 5, 2008

      Sex, parties, alcohol, screaming women and violent men. Reality shows are taking over television as the primary source of entertainment with these nasty attributes. Why on earth do we watch this junk? What happend to the good old day of television shows? Even the news has taken a hit to the new demand of reality shows. We should be aware of what we put into our minds and in the minds of our future generation. I dont want my future child to sit down and watch how to cuss and screw other boys or girls. We should just be careful of what we support and try to figure out what is really important to see on television.

Laguna Beach and Newport Harbor were the leading roles for the dumb girls forming today. These dumb girls speak like they have no education in highschool and do not seem to care about the outside world. They just dwell on the shopping and boys. How on earth is this entertainment? Why do i want to see a bunch of girls with big butt glasses and dogs in their purses. We now idolize Paris Hilton and her fashion. Why? How is she a good role model for the young girls back at home? The only thing to gain about these rich girls that only get more rich with their shows is to how to be arrogant and blind; if you consider that a gain.

Reality shows weren’t always a bunch of none sense. They use to be good. The Real World started on MTV and you got to see into the lives of how people formed relationships and how they interacted with one another. Now, all they do is curse, threaten, and have sex with anything that moves. The Apprentice started and you got to see different courses of bisness. You can actually learn from that show a couple of things of advertisement and how to interact with your co-workers and etc. There were a lot of good shows forming as reality shows. Now we have a burst of crap such as America’s Most Smartest Supermodel, Bad Girl’s Club, Hell’s Kitchen, anything on MTV and etc.

For some reason society has found that the more outrageous behavior is on these reality shows, the more entertaining it is when the reality is that its all a facade. Either these people who have big issues need serious help, or they are acting in front of the camera to seek attention and pull up ratings for the show. When Amerosa on the Apprentice (who was a snake) popped up, she got famous (even though it was for only 2 days!). When you saw Ms. South Carolina jumble her words on television, she blew up famous while the winner of the pagent got no plubicity. The more Britney screws up, the more attention is averted from real problems on the news. People today only want to hear about the dirty things of people whether it be on reality shows or of celebs. I dont know why becuase for me I get tired of the same old thing. Lindsey is on drugs…again. Britney screwed a guy….again. Paris flashed her crotch…..again. These young celebs are falling, falling becuase of society’s weird butt demads.

 The news has also changed its mode of information. Now we see celeberties painted up on the headlines. Especially when Britney Spears sister got pregnant at a young age, thats all that was talked about. When it comes to politics we have changed our strategies as a citizen on picking the right candidate. We look at the clothes, the hair, and etc and judge these candidates by the way they look. If you can imagine them sitting with you eating lunch one day, that’s who you’ll pick. What about their views? What do they stand for? What are they going to do for us as leaders of this country?  Hilery Clinton did a little segment on television where you could ask her anything about herself and views that didn’t pertain to politics…..why? The only thing i want to hear from her mouth is what her next move is not what color she likes for a popsicle! We as a society demand things that are not important and these candidates just want to win favor by giving us what we want.  I had a friend tell me she didnt want Hilery Clinton to win becuase she was a Bitch. “Why?” I ask her….she just said that Hilery just is. She could not give me a real answer. She based her decision on who she likes instead of what these candidates stand for.  We need to re-evaluate what we want to know in communications. What do i want to hear about the world today? What do i want to see on television? What do the candidates for the 2008 election plan on doing for this country? These are the questions we need to ask ourselves and search for the right answers.

 I’m not dissing television, I am all for good fun on the couch watching 24, or Friends. However, I am just forwarning the new path television has its course set on in which we must be aware of. We need to be aware of what we put in our heads and how we conduct ourselves and what we demand. We should not get caught up in what is not important and constantly strive for what is important.  Its ok to laugh, cry or just be entertained from televsion, but do not let television fool you with its new ideas of what is entertainment.