Friday, February 7, 2014

Random Tid Bits

  1. It finally snowed here. 3 to 5 inches to be exact. All the schools were closed for a day. People were complaining about the snow. They were saying, "Bring on spring." We actually need more snow! We've had our fair share of cold days, but not as much snow has come down as usual. I don't want the farmers to suffer. Then food prices will go up.


  2. I know many people say that men are less moody than women. I'm sorry I just don't buy it. There is an apartment of four males that go to school here. They had a falling out with one. The one was crying he was so upset. Then they had a falling out with another. There was a rumor that that one was dropping out. He took all his stuff, and didn't come to school for a week. He came back to school, and was upset that there was a rumor going on about him not returning. This isn't the first time we've had issues with boys/men. 

  3. We had an issue with an apartment of girls to. They worked thing out on their own. One girl moved out, another one moved in, and they all still talk. Am I saying that girls are not moody? No. I'm just saying that it totally depends on the person, not their sex.

    Last week I was upset about something. My husband said, "Get over it!" I was a little put off by his reply, but I did just that. I got over it. The next day he was upset with something that was not in his control. I said, "Get over it." He said, "You sound just like your Mother." Funny...I thought I sounds just like him. He lost sleep over this issue that was not in his control. It's just another example of how boys can be moody. 

    Why is there a misconception that girls/women are more moody than boys/men?

  4. Usually I do try and get reviews up as soon as possible. It is harder in the winter time because it's dark when I wake up, and it's dark when I get home. I try and write reviews over the weekend because I can take better pictures; making for a better review. Not that I always put products through a major test, but part of reviewing something is using it, washing it, and putting it through the test of life to figure out if it's a good product, or not. I don't want to review something that I haven't had the time to use. 

  5. What are your thoughts on this?

  6. I read a really great article about the brain. You can read it here. It was brought on by Phillip Seymour Hoffman's passing. It wasn't about him, it is about addiction, and how the brain works with addiction. I've never understood addiction so well! This article truly made me get it. 




  7. Did you have strong emotions regarding the Coke commercial during the Super Bowl? I watched it, and didn't think anything of it. To me it was just different languages forming together to love Coke and America. In other countries they typically speak 3 languages. Many of us don't know other languages other than English. When you think about it many, not all, but many of us have relatives from Germany, Sweden, Poland and so on. We're a mixture of all different places. I happen to like that we're a mix. One of my favorite artists Robert Rauschenberg said in a video that I have that we have to start thinking globally. I think he's right. As much as I failed at learning Spanish, it's still important to broaden our minds. We're not alone here on this earth. Coke did their job...people are talking about their commercial. As for the song, it was written by a feminist lesbian. I want to hear your thoughts, and I'm not going to judge you for disagreeing with me. It's the land of the free supposedly. Be free to share your opinions.


She brings up some good points!

11 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

I think the whole thing about the Coke commercial is a tempest in a teapot brought on by fear. We fear that which we don't understand, and what makes us afraid makes us angry and hate-filled.

Let's face it, unless you are Native American you are an immigrant or the descendant of immigrants; and even they simply got here first. Good post Alissa!

Cascia Talbert said...

The coke commercial? I do have a very strong opinion about it. I thought it was very anti-American and I hated it. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, right? That is what makes this country great.

Enjoy your weekend!

Harry Flashman said...

Somethings out of whack with a guy that cries. He needs to get help.

I don't think being moody is gender related. My wife almost never gets that way, but it's a frequent state of mind for me. Usually if something is bothering me I tend to fixate on it. I wish I could just "get over it." That would be a good personality trait.

I didn't see the Coke commercial. Seems odd anyone would get high and right over a soft drink add. But if somebody was pushing an agenda, I guess it could happen.

Harry Flashman said...

I went back and watched the add. Coke must be out of it's mind. Somebody needs to lose their job over that one.

indah nuria Savitri said...

what a week...I just watched the coke ad and frankly I like it..I don't know the ambience down there but the ideas put forwarded in the ad is interesting..

Anonymous said...

We are a nation made up of people from many different countries/languages who have embraced America wanting to be citizens. I see nothing wrong with singing "America the Beautiful" being sung in English and other languages.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Reading a couple of these comments made me sad. How on earth is that commercial anti-American?? It actually represents everything that this county is supposed to be about!

Oh, and I am glad that you finally got some snow :)

Masshole Mommy said...

I would have happily sent you some of our snow :)

mail4rosey said...

I always cringe when I hear people say 'he could have just stopped,' using (whatever addiction they are talking about). So many people try and fall right back into it that I'm very, very sure it's not easy to break a bad-for-you habit, especially one that is chemical.

~ Noelle said...

LOL- Harry's comments make me laugh!! in a good way ;)
the coke ad bothered me...
i get the point they were trying to make - but I just feel that AMERICA the Beautiful should have been sung in ENGLISH - Marc agreed on that one...

Theresa Mahoney said...

I have a nephew, half Hispanic, that I adore. He is a natural born citizen, speaks both languages, and it would offend me if he were judged on speaking Spanish, if he so chose to do so. What does piss me off is when people come here and brag about how great their country is. Well, what the hell are you doing here if it was so great there? Or, driving down the road and I see a car with a Mexico sticker on the back. Fine, but you are in the US, where is the American flag sticker too? Don't flaunt your country and not support the one you are in also, you know.

Sorry, didn't see the Coke commercial, but it is causing quite a stir, which I am sure was the marketing intention behind the whole thing.

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