Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Past is in the Past & Impolite Students

Don't dwell on the past. Let it go. As Demi Lovato and Idina Menzel say, "the past is in the past / let it go".
WHY I think you shouldn't dwell on the past: you can't change what has already happened. It's too late. (it's too late baby now, it's too late...)
Some examples of things that might have happened in the past that you shouldn't dwell on:
  • Getting rejected.
  • A crush who might've liked you a long time ago but probably doesn't anymore.
  • A dead relative (etc.)
  • Something you wish you'd bought but didn't.

Now let's have a little rant about people who are impolite. **I already rewrote this post once, and I couldn't get myself to rewrite the entire thing for a 3rd time, so that explains it if it's a little lame.** I'll try to add in some positive stuff about how much I appreciate people being polite to me.
Things people do that I do not appreciate because these actions are impolite:
  • We have those desks in science with an arm that connects the desk and the chair, and you can't reach over OR under said "arm" to get a pen you dropped. So if you drop a pen, you rely on the person on your right to pick it up for you. If you're lucky, they'll offer and you won't have to ask. But me being very un-charismatic, I never ask. So my other options are: kick it towards me and get scratches on the pen (I'm OCD, okay?) or walk all the way around the row of desks to get it.
  • People who don't follow Door Etiquette and close the door on your face. In school, the halls are crowded and there are no door holders (you know the wedge that prevents doors from closing?), so while we hold the door for the next person (usually by pushing the door open further once), and that person pushes the door open wider while they're walking through.
  • When nobody lets me into the classroom. You see, some teachers leave their doors locked and closed all day, figuring people can knock on the door if they need to come in (I like to leave the door almost closed but not closed so I can get back in without knocking, but sometimes the teacher of all people closes it while I'm gone). But sometimes I knock and nobody lets me in! So the TEACHER has to let me in because I'm that unpopular.
  • When I say "bless you" to someone and they don't thank me
  • When I do something nice for someone (like pick up their pen without them asking or open the locked classroom door for them) and they don't thank me
  • When you smile at a stranger and they don't smile back
However, I do appreciate it when people pick up my pens without my asking, when they say "bless you", when they open a locked classroom door for me, or when they hold the door for me. On the other hand, people don't do these acts of kindness on a regular basis (especially not for me). I rarely get "bless you"s, people picking up my pens, or people opening the locked classroom door for me. I notice that people do this for others but not me. Other people always get "bless"ed. Other people always get their pens picked up, or the locked classroom door opened for them. But then there's me. I'm that unpopular, apparently. That's a good feeling. Not.

Though people don't return the favor, I try to be a nice, polite person. I always say "please" and "thank you," I smile at strangers, including the lunch lady/man. I offer up the seat next to me on the bus if someone's looking for a seat, no matter who they are (well, that's not true. I will not offer up the seat next to me to someone who I know is rude or mean). I pick up people's pens and open the locked classroom door for them when I sit near the door. In this situation, I don't care if the good deed-receiver is mean or rude, because I know that no matter who it is, they won't appreciate it enough until they experience the absence of this good deed. But I do it anyway because I want to be a good person and being polite and nice makes me feel good.
Alternatively, when I offer someone a seat on the bus, however, they know how it feels to have nowhere to sit. Though they might just say "thank you," I know they appreciate it. I sympathize with these people because I've been in this situation before. Last year, two 8th graders vacated their seats and sat together to give me somewhere to sit. I was so grateful. I want to be those two 8th graders for someone.

Women Need Pockets Too

While I understand that pockets look bulky in skinny jeans/pants or whatever, I think that companies over-compensate and fake the pockets in blazers (this is highly unnecessary in blazers. So what if there's an extra couple layers of fabric in a BLAZER? How does that affect the wearer?) and have extremely small pockets in jeans. I can hardly put my hands in my own jeans pockets. And I don't have big hands! We may be women, but that doesn't mean we don't need pockets. We may carry purses, but if our jeans just had bigger pockets, we wouldn't need to. Contrary to popular belief, not all women like carrying a purse. I find them excessively large and annoying to have to keep track of (not to mention how they always fall off my shoulders).
All I need to have in my purse is some money (I use a wallet but I could easily go without one), my phone, my lip product(s), and my just-in-case pads and tampons. I can go without my pads/tampons when I'm not expecting my period anytime soon (they fit in jeans pockets too!), and everything else could easily fit in jeans pockets if they were a little bigger.

And people are disgusted when women pull things out of their bras. Skirts, dresses, and leggings/yoga pants don't have pockets at all, and women's jeans pockets are often too small for certain things. In fact, your hands are probably dirtier than anything that comes out of your shirt.

So if anyone's wondering, that's why women put things in their bras: because women's clothing often doesn't have pockets. Also, it's convenient and always there (and it could prevent you from getting pickpocketed!)
You know, there's actually pockets you can buy for your bra! Such a good idea.

Anyway, I wasn't planning on sharing this bra storage thing on my blog (it's definitely TMI) but I was just dying to. So bye.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Soft-Spoken

Third post of the week! Let's hope I keep this up.

I can think of at least 2 friends and a few acquaintances who I'd describe as being soft-spoken.
How I know someone's soft-spoken is when they speak in class or to people they don't know very well, they use hushed tones and tend to stay away from personal topics. They are afraid to speak louder to people they don't know very well. They find it hard to make friends, or sometimes don't want to make friends because of this.

Google definition of "soft-spoken":
"soft-spo·ken
adjective
adjective: soft-spoken
  1. speaking or said with a gentle, quiet voice."

I try to speak up. I wouldn't describe myself as soft-spoken. I think maybe I used to be. I'm not the most charismatic person, that's for sure, but I don't hold back when I talk to people (we all know I share way too much information), and I speak up to make sure people hear what I have to say, regardless of if I know it's correct. I'm always nervous talking in class because I'm never sure if what I want to say is correct, so I tend to speak in class less often but when I do, I speak up.

People need to stop being so soft-spoken. It's not helping anyone. They'll hear what you have to say no matter how loud or soft you say it, so you might as well prevent them from having to say "what?" 5 times.

Monday, April 28, 2014

People judge me by my makeup.

When people see me, they first see my mass of medium brown hair. But then, they see a girl wearing way too much makeup. They see my eyeshadow, eyeliner, and foundation first. And they judge me for it. They think I must be insecure. They think I must care way too much about how I look. I must care about nothing but the way I look. I must have no personality. No hobbies or interests.
They don't want to be friends with someone like that, so they don't bother getting to know me. They don't try to find out who I really am, because they already judged me. As far as they know, I may be a robot.
But I am, in fact, an interesting person. I love getting glammed up. It's fun. So why not do it every day? That's one of my hobbies. I also happen to like a variety of music, playing Minecraft once in a while, complaining, and blogging. But only my friends know that.
I know this has prevented me from making friends. And it has attracted the wrong kind of people. The kind of people who would identify with the kind of person they think I am. I attract people who care too much about how they look, because they think I care too much about how I look and they can identify with that.
But the question is, do I even want to be friends with people who judge me right off the bat and therefore don't approach me or deem me untouchable? Is it a good thing that I am warding off these types of people? Maybe I should want to deflect the types of people who judge me by my appearance.
Maybe this is a good thing. Maybe not, but either way, I am not going to stop wearing makeup, and I'm not going to reduce my makeup, in order to make friends. Because I want to wear makeup, and if it's preventing me from making friends, so be it. It makes me happy.

If any of that makes sense.

In summary, I am filtering potential friends, but I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing.

Love vs. Attraction

Hey, so I know it's been a while since I posted, but you know how I post when I think of something to write about.

LOVE VS. ATTRACTION. It's a complicated topic. There's a fine line between love and attraction.

Love: you care about this person and find what they say interesting. You want a long-term relationship with this person, and if this isn't possible, you will settle for friendship. You find this person physically attractive because you love them so much, not because they're actually good-looking (although they might be).

Attraction: you would like to date this person and enjoy flirting with them. In some cases, you wouldn't want to be friends with them. You find this person physically attractive.

The reason I made this post is that I think too many people have crushes on people they don't really know.
So now let's tone this "love" thing down to a middle (almost high) school level. Most people have crushes on people they're attracted to but don't actually "like like." They like the idea of that person but not the person themselves. So they don't really have a crush on that person.
An example of love are SaphiraFashion (on YouTube) and her boyfriend Michael. They really seem to love each other, from what I can see. However, I think the majority of middle and high school couples are attracted to each other, not in love.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

DIY Denim Phone Case [No-Sew]

By "denim phone case," I mean attaching denim to a phone case. Not creating a phone pocket/cover out of a jeans pocket.

Trust me, this is a lot easier said than done. It sounds like "oh, I'm just going to glue some jeans fabric onto a phone case." But contrary to my expectations, this was actually a difficult task.
I'm going to provide pictures for almost every step I took.

You'll need:
  • A cheap, flat, plastic (hardshell) phone case. It doesn't matter what color.
  • Some baby jeans. You can thrift them or use old ones. You can use any jeans (not just baby ones) if you want plain denim or you're okay with using a bigger pocket. However, I wanted to use the part of the pocket that has the smaller coin pocket, so I used baby jeans.
  • A hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Stich ripper
1. Cut roughly the size of denim you'll need. You can cut through pocket and pocket lining. It'll all come together again later with hot glue. Cut more rather than less if you're not sure. Remember to give extra fabric space for the sides of the phone case, not just the back. Be sure to cut in straight lines, you'll thank me for this later. Now, stitch rip off any belt loops. They just get in the way and don't make the piece look any better.

2. Line up one of the long edges of denim with the edge of the phone case (you'll want to use the side that doesn't have the volume buttons) and hot glue that edge to the phone case. Make sure the "wrong side" of the fabric is touching the outside of the phone case. For the corners, it's okay to leave some phone case showing. You can cover that up later.
Note: You might need to individually hot glue each layer on (each layer of the pocket lining, plus the denim itself).
3. Cut out the camera hole. This is tricky. X-Acto knives don't help, by the way. Just fold it and make a slit to make the opening, then cut a bigger hole from there. If the pocket lining gets in the way, cut a square hole in the lining. This will allow you to make the camera hole only in the denim, not the lining so it's easier to do. This is not an essential part of the lining because it's not part of the pocket.
 The reason we waited to do the camera hole now is to ensure that it's placed correctly.
 
4. Hot glue the denim to the other side of the phone case. Start at the top of the case. I advise you to cut off all the fabric at that corner of the phone case right next to the buttons and add it back later (I learned this the hard way, which is why the fabric is still there in the picture). Now cut out the necessary square of fabric for the buttons. If your phone case has plastic between the buttons, ignore that for now and add it back later. After this, you should trim as you glue for the rest of that phone case side. By this I mean trim 1cm, glue that 1cm, trim 1cm, glue 1cm, and continue. Don't try to trim after gluing, because you can't cut close enough to the phone case once the fabric is on (I learned this the hard way as well).
5. Glue the final side to the phone case: the bottom.
6. Go back to the corner above the volume buttons (and the "silent" button). Add a piece of fabric there where it's empty. Add denim to all the other corners too where it's empty.
Before
After
7. If your phone case has a piece of plastic between the "silent" button and the volume buttons like mine, you might want to add a piece of denim there now.
8. Add fabric wherever need be. If you want, you can add denim in the front like I did.
9. All done! Let's see the finished product.
Top

Bottom

Side (yes, that's a pen mark. Oops)

Yes, that's a functioning pocket!

 
The end. Overall, I think it's a cool project to take on. It's kinda fun and it got me thinking and problem-solving. It's not very difficult so it's not much of a challenge since it's hot gluing and not sewing. I probably won't use this phone case because it does look kid-made and it's lumpy and asymmetrical (notice how the right side's strip of denim is fatter?). If it weren't for that, I'd definitely use it. Otherwise, I'm keeping it as a backup. I'm still glad I did this project because it's an accomplishment and it looks cool for display purposes.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Random Ranting 2: Sheer Crop Tops & Rainbow Lipstick!

Let's start with the topic "sheer crop tops" and why I hate them.

I hate sheer crop tops. They're an evil invention for anyone who wants to be at all conservative. This is because I don't want to show off my whole bra under the shirt but I also don't want to have to wear a tank or camisole underneath. I don't want to be forced to wear a tank underneath because:
  • Sometimes it's just too hot outside to layer shirts
  • I want to have my options open. I want to be able to wear something (a tank top or cami) underneath for a layered look or not wear something underneath for a casual look. I don't want to be obligated to wear something underneath.
  • Where the tank top ends, it's visible. It will be all opaque underneath in one spot, and then in another spot, your skin will show through. It just looks weird. This only applies to sheer crop tops with high necklines.
  • I don't have any cropped tanks/camis, so I'd have to tuck in the tank/cami underneath, and I hate tucking things in, because then they get all bunched up under your pants and you can see the lump in your pants from where it's tucked in.
  • When you tuck in shirts (as in the shirt underneath meaning the tank/cami), the shirt gets bunched up on TOP of the pants too. So you have a fake muffin top and a lump. Yay.
  • When there's a shirt underneath, when you lift your arms up really far, you can't see skin below the shirt. What you see is SHIRT under the shirt. That just looks weird.
Sometimes though, I just find the most adorable sheer crop top, I have to buy it. But that's the exception, not the rule.

NYX is now making RAINBOW LIPSTICK! It's called the NYX Macaron Lippies collection. It comes in electric blue, light blue, bubblegum pink, lime green, teal, black, white, OMG THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS. I better get my hands on some of those, and fast! I want to be the girl at school who wears crazy lipstick colors. How cool would that be? Just a simple winged eyeliner, blush, and contour, then BAM! Blue lipstick! That would be some first impression at high school. :)
Also, the white would be great to have; I could layer it and make any lipstick a shade lighter. Take a red lipstick, swipe on some white and you've got bright pink! Or take a red lipstick, swipe on some blue and you've got plum! Can you tell I'm super excited?! I can't wait till these lipsticks come out in stores!

Byeeeee!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Random Ranting

If you don't either know me in person or follow my blog, you probably won't care about reading this post because it's not about anything specific. So here we go.

My thoughts on mixing and matching bikinis.
["Matching" definition: when the bikini bottom and bikini top have the same pattern.]
I will mix & match if necessary, but I prefer not to. Situations where I deem it "necessary" to mix & match:
  • If the bikini top fits me from one store, but the matching bottoms from that store don't or vice versa with bottoms
  • If the store is sold out of one of the pieces (top or bottom) but not the other
  • If I really don't like one of the pieces but I love the other (I won't buy them both just to match)
  • When half of 2 separate bathing suits are in the wash (as in, one bikini top from one suit is in the wash and a bikini bottom from another suit is in the wash), although I don't know why that would ever happen...
  • When I grow out of one of the pieces but not the other (as in I grow out of the top but the bottom still fits, or vice versa)
  • If I've worn each full bikini multiple times and I want to switch it up
Which is why I end up mixing and matching a lot when buying and wearing swimsuits. Last year, the main reason was because I only had 2 full bikinis and I wanted to switch it up once in a while. This year's bikini season hasn't started yet. But anyway, the basic idea is I'd rather not mix and match but I will if necessary. I'd prefer to wear ones that match.

Something random I just thought of: when I sit at a table with a computer, I feel like I'm sitting at a sewing machine. I always feel like I should sit with my feet on the floor (I usually like to sit on my feet to make me taller so I can see what's on the table better and it's more comfortable) so that my foot can be on the pedal. Except there is no pedal because it's a computer, not a sewing machine.

An upcoming DIY project: "DIY Denim Phone Case With Pocket". (Wait, hold on a second. I'm going to walk up to my attic. Okay, not a good idea. It's all spider-webby in here. Quiet though.) What I'm planning on doing is finding any cheap, flat phone case (I have yet to step out of the house during this vacation week, I have a cold) and gluing some denim onto it, except not any old piece of denim. My mom got this baby denim skirt for me (probably thrifted) and I'm going to cut out just the part with a pocket. I want my phone case particularly to have a pocket on it, so it's more interesting-looking. It'll be awesome, just you wait. I think I'll do a DIY step-by-step on how I made mine. I'll post pictures of course. I'm so excited, it'll be so cool! Btw, this is not the same as a phone holder/pocket. I'm not cutting the pocket off to store my phone in. I'm gluing the pocket ONTO a phone case. It's kind of hard to explain, but you know what I mean.
Okay, I'm leaving the attic now, it's too hot in here. I hear an ice cream truck!

If you can't tell, I'm still super excited for summer. Although it did hurt my happiness when I realized summer means bugs. Mosquitoes. And I can never get my hands on any bug spray. And sunscreen. But nevertheless, I'm super excited to wear my new bikinis and crop tops with high waisted (haha wasted) shorts and skirts. YAY!

Braces. When I first got my braces on, at the beginning of summer/school vacation 2012, they said I'd have to wear them for about 2 years. Let's hope I get them off this summer! Don't get your hopes too high though.

Omg the window is open. It's been such a long time since I could open my windows and not be cold. I opened my windows yesterday but I was cold. There was some guy doing something in his backyard the whole day and he could probably see me sitting here, at my desk in front of the window. I hope he didn't think I was staring or something. I'm not a creep, I promise! Oh well, that's just one more person who hates me.

I have had the urge to play around with makeup all day. But I took a shower and I'm completely makeup-free, no traces of old mascara today, and I didn't want to mess it up. But it's like a craving! I must play with makeup! Also, there's pretty much nothing I haven't done with makeup so my "playing" options are limited.

And that's all for today as I ran out of topics to rant about! Bye!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Post By The Amazing Wonderful Human (Guest post by friend)

A couple of friends came over today and they wrote something. They didn't publish it, so I'm publishing it now. You'll see some commentary by me in parenthesis.

Hello I am amazing and wonderful and my name is Lauren, and I am posting on this blog and hoping that Julia won't notice me sitting here and typing randomly.  I'm getting good at typing, I started using an online website to get better at it am now not making many mistakes, very impressive on my part.  (She always puts two spaces after every sentence. I wish she wouldn't, it's weird and incorrect.) I would like to talk about how I manage to be so wonderful on a daily basis.  Also her friend is here secretly typing (I don't get it...)

First of all, I try to not to let all lose (does she mean "those"?) mean people get me down, meaning that when you do something that might be considered weird, and someone gives you that look like "what is wrong with you" don't let it affect you.  You should just say "I do it because I can and I want to."  People aren't necessarily thinking you are weird or strange, they may just be jealous that you can do what you want or wear what you want confidently without letting what other people might think of you affect you. (Mhm, girl power. Just like when I wore my sort of see-through shirt to school on Thursday with a black bra and didn't realize it until 5th period in the fluorescent lighting of the bathroom. I stayed confident anyway!)

Second, I always try to win, it doesn't matter if it's a race (You better mean running.) or a question in class etc. I always want to be the best at it.  (Just like on your tests? ;)) For example, in my family each of the younger children has an unspoken need to be more impressive than the children before them.  So far I am significantly more impressive than my siblings when they were my age.

Third, if something bad happen

And that's where it ends. Maybe I'll ask them to add on to it later.

Head in the Gutter

There are too many people these days with their "heads in the gutter," which means that whenever someone says something, they immediately relate it to something sexual. It's not exactly being perverted, but it's similar.

I have a friend like that. *AHEM* You know who you are.

People need to stop doing that. I can't always avoid saying things that could be taken the wrong way. Sometimes, you just need to say "do you have the ball?" and I don't always feel like rephrasing it as to not get a sexual joke from my friend.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Realizations

I don't have a schedule for this blog anymore. I'm starting to run out of things to write about, so I'm writing less often.

When I say "realizations," I mean when people say "then it dawned on me" or "then it hit me" referring to something they finally realized. Here are some things I've realized lately.
  • I am insecure about my stomach. That's why I don't wear tight shirts very much. I tend to stick to loose-fitting shirts or crop tops.
  • I am the so-called "leader" of my group. You know what I mean? Like in The Clique by Lisi Harrison, Massie is the queen bee? Well, for my group, apparently that's me. I asked my friends who they thought it was, and they said me! I thought it was someone completely different. It's a foreign concept for me.
  • I show off sometimes. Subtly, but still. I purposefully pull out my phone when I'm in close proximity to people who are cocky or think they're better than everyone else. I do that with other things, too. Sometimes I even do it subconsciously!
  • I'm very fortunate, and I'm ungrateful about it. I have food and a home. We watched a documentary in English about people going hungry called "A Place At the Table" and it made me realize that.
  • I'm not the only person I know (besides my brother) who likes the music I like!

Monday, April 14, 2014

My Love-Hate Relationship With Semi Formals


I know I missed 2 posts, I had nothing to post about. I'd rather have quality than quantity. :) I wrote this post yesterday, but I want to have a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule this week.

Don't get me wrong, I love semi formals/proms/cotillions. But there's a lot of aspects about them that I hate.
At my school, there's 1 semi formal events (graduation). When I refer to "semi formals," that's the kind of thing I mean. Anyway, my friends and I all thought there was going to be a semi formal dance at the end of the year, but my mom told me the school principal said that's not the case.

So this is what I love about semis:
  • I get to do my friends makeup and nails (I'm the makeup and nails expert. It's the best job ever.)
  • My friends and I get to do each other's hair.
  • The getting ready process is fun.
  • The dress-buying process is fun.
What I hate about semis:
  • Since it's a SEMI not a PROM, there will be no extra activities to participate in. It will be exactly the same as any other dance, and I just know I'll end up sitting on a lunch table drinking Fanta (and maybe a chocolate bar) most of the time. Not fun.
  • Dresses are SO expensive and chances are, you'll never wear that dress again.
  • It's kind of a waste of time... Don't murder me for saying that.
  • You have to wear uncomfortable shoes.
  • My friends are already thinking about it 2 months in advance, That's like thinking about Christmas in October! If we get excited now, it won't be as exciting when it actually happens.
  • You could get a date. And chances are, I'll never get asked. Which will make me feel unspecial. I mean, going with friends is just as fun, but having a date is just exciting.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side

My mom used to say "the grass is always greener on the other side" a lot. It means that if you have something, you always want the opposite. For example:
  • If you have curly hair, you want straight hair. But if you have straight hair, you want curly hair.
  • If you have a cat, you want a dog, and vice versa.
  • If you have big boobs, you want small ones, and vice versa.
  • To you, your neighbor's yard looks greener than yours. To your neighbor, your yard looks greener.
I think this is pretty accurate most of the time.
I'm triple-posting today because each post is pretty short.

Don't be afraid to be judged & Judging a book by its cover

I know I skipped Sunday. I did this because I had nothing to write about.

Everyone always says "don't judge a book by its cover" and "don't judge people." But why? What's so bad about people judging one another? We all do it, it's human instinct.
People will be judging you every day. You take a run on a trail, people see you and they might think, "those girls are so fit." They're judging you. But it's in the form of a compliment, so it's socially/societally acceptable. But if they judge you thinking, "I'm glad that girl is running, she needs the exercise," that's not socially acceptable because it's negative. So positive judging is okay but negative judging is not?
If you are a confident person, you shouldn't be afraid to get judged. You know how great you are and you want everyone to think it. But if you're insecure, you don't want anyone to judge you or think about you. You just want to hide in a corner all the time and not talk to anyone.
So be confident. If you're confident, you won't care who judges you. You are open to people thinking about how great you are. So the moral of the story is: you might want to better yourself or become more confident if you don't want to worry about people judging you.

Literally speaking, when you see a book with a puke-green cover with knives framing it, you're not going to look at the inside cover of the book. Similarly (and please don't take offense), if you see someone with crazy rat's-nest hair and stains on their clothes, you're not going to try to get to know them.
People's perception of you is important. It plays a large role in who you become friends with. I wear a crap ton of makeup every day to school, and I know it puts people off. I know it makes people not want to get to know me. I know that when people see me, they automatically assume I'm shallow, materialistic and have no personality. But no. When shallow, materialistic people try to get to know me because they think they can relate to me--GASP--I'm not who they thought I'd be. That part is okay with me because I don't want to be friends with people like that.
The part that I'm not okay with is that the people I actually might want to be friends with think I'm shallow and materialistic and can't relate to them because of all the makeup I wear. They assume that's my personality and hence don't get to know me.
So, long story short, a lot of the people I'm friends with are people I knew in sixth grade and elementary school, before I started wearing makeup. Before people started getting the wrong impression of me.
I know I'm attracting all the wrong kinds of friends. But I'm not going to change a thing because I do what I want when I want to do it and I don't care what other people think about it. If they don't want to be friends with me, chances are I don't want to be friends with them. I want to be friends with people who will get to know me even after they judge me from afar.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Things Certain People Don't Understand

This post will mostly be about things certain groups of people don't usually understand about teenagers, but there's one section about things people don't understand about me personally.
 
KEY
[] = My friend Caroline
[] = My friend Lauren
 
  • Things parents don't understand
    • Crop tops aren't slutty when you wear them with a high waisted skirt/pants/shorts. You can't even see any tummy!
    • Spaghetti strap tanks aren’t slutty either.
    • Don't come into my room when the door is closed and leave the door open when you walk out. I closed it for a reason. I want my privacy, no matter what I'm doing!
    • Please knock and wait for a reply before you come into my room. What if I were changing and forgot to lock the door?
    • If I’m doing something without being worried, it’s not dangerous or unsafe.
    • My phone is like your car, don't touch it.
    • Don’t tell me how to spend my own money.
    • Saying “maybe” is not the same as “no.” We know that 90% of the time, when you say “maybe” it means “no.”
    • We text each other in the morning before school and after school, too. What are you gonna do about it?
    • If I say I don’t want to talk about it, don’t try to talk about it with me. I don’t want to talk about who I’m crushing on with you. And you know why? Because you’ll probably blab it to the worst person and it’s awkward! I agree so much with this.
    • Do not try to take my phone.  Ever.
    • I don’t care if this was a huge hit when you were younger, I don’t want to listen to it.
    • Believe it or not we actually don’t text each other while in the same room.
    • Rated R in the 80’s was different than it is today.
    • I don’t care if you don’t like these pants, you were wearing much worse pants in the 70s.
  • Things friends don't understand
    • Don't touch my phone! Also, just because I don't want you to touch my phone doesn't mean I have anything to hide. Friends tend to understand this but don't obey it.
    • Don’t be a know-it-all.
    • Movies are too expensive to see one every weekend. Yes, I would like to see Divergent too, but I'd rather wait and get it on DVD.
    • I will on occasion get angry, like a normal human.
    • Please don’t act like you’re better than me.
    • No I’m not going to study for that, don’t judge me.
  • Things siblings don't understand
    • If you come into my room just as I’m going to bed, I will not be wearing a bra, and I don’t like to be seen like that. Deal with it.
    • Don’t steal my conditioner!!! I need that!!!
    • Yes, you CAN tell when I’m on my period because the trash is full all the time. Don’t comment on it.
    • knock before entering my room Just because you're not my parents doesn't mean I want you coming into my room without any prior notice.
    • don't tell me what to do, you are not my parents
  • Things guys don't understand
    • Don’t try to understand me you don’t know what it’s like to be a girl.
    • When I’m on my period, I WILL cry for no reason and when it starts, I can’t make it stop.
    • I wear certain clothes because I want to, not to attract guys. So don’t say “if they really wanted to attract guys, they wouldn’t dress so slutty.” If I wanted to dress slutty, I’d do it for ME and maybe other girls, not guys.
    • If I am mad or sad, it doesn’t always mean I’m on my period. Sometimes you just need to let the tears go.
    • If I get angry for absolutely no reason I’m most likely on my period.  Don’t ask me about it.  Don’t say anything about it.  Don’t try to reason with me.  Just shut up.
    • Boobs are a lot more sensitive to jiggling than you think. This is why there’s something called the sports bra.
  • Things people don't understand about me
    • I enjoy it when you talk behind my back. It lets me know you’re jealous of me and you’re insecure and have such a shitty life that you need to make fun of other people to make you feel better.
    • Be respectful of my taste in music. It may not be the same as yours, but don’t hate on it.
    • I love my cats to death. If you annoy them into getting off my bed, I will yell at you.
  • Things people in general don’t understand
    • I will do what I want and I don't care what you think about it. If I wear a bright pink-and-blue diagonally striped skirt to school in the middle of the winter, DON'T complain. I'll do what I want, not what you want.
    • I really, really, really do not care if you don’t like me.
    • I eat what I want when I want
I hope you could relate to some of those. Or at least I hope you enjoyed them if you couldn't relate. Bye!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Things I'd Love to Have But Never Will

I'm going to tell you about some of the things I'd love to have but will probably never have and why. As for "why," I'll give you a situation in which it would be awesome to have that item.
  • Projector
    • I could watch movies outside! I mean, come on, how awesome would that be? I could have summer evening parties with one of those bug-repellant candles and everyone could bring a sleeping bag. We could sit on our sleeping bags with popcorn watching the movie on a white sheet that's hung up on the house.
  • Trampoline or bouncy house
    • Trampolines/bouncy houses are super fun and give you exercise. I just love trampolines. I have a friend who has a trampoline and she always hosts all the parties because we love jumping on her trampoline. We jump on her trampoline for basically 50% of the time we're at her parties. I can't have one because my parents say it would raise our insurance if we got one because it's a "big source of injuries."
  • Pool
    • Goodbye, pond trips! Just have the friends over to your house! Plus, all the magazines and lemonade are already there and are free!
  • MacBook Air
    • I have a PC right now, and Macs are so much faster and prettier and have better pixel counts. I would never get one because the ones with sufficient memory are very expensive.
  • Designer clothes
    • I'd be the best dressed kid at my school! Designer clothes are always 10x cuter than regular clothes.
  • Rebecca Minkoff purse
    • They're SO cute. So cute. The picture at the top is of a champagne-colored RM purse.
  • My own apartment
    • I could do whatever I want! No more rules! I could have parties and eat as much crap as I want without my parents scolding me! Of course, that might make me fat, but that's besides the point.
  • Epcott's soda fountain with sodas from around the world
    • If you've ever been to Epcott, you know how awesome the around-the-world room is, and in that room, there's soda tasting for sodas from around the world. I don't remember much about it, but I have a picture on my old phone of the soda fountain. I do remember that some were great and some were terrible.
I'm not rich. Oh well. Everyone wants to be rich, don't they? I bet it's not as great as it seems.