Tuesday, January 31, 2012


There's a fine line between helping and cheating.  With cheating you don't get any information out of it, someone is either giving you all the answers or you just copied and wrote it down with no background knowledge.  The last time I cheated was in 2nd grade... ok maybe 3rd grade.  I feel like cheating is so elementary!  If you ask someone to make all your answers right then it doesn't really prepare you for anything else.  You're just asking for an easy pass while the rest of us get the grade we deserve with no help whatsoever.  It boggles my mind when there is someone cheating just because they're so scared of failing the quiz/test.  Well maybe you should start studying and you wouldn't need to cheat!  My english teacher told us something interesting in 7th grade.  She said that she would rather fail and understand the lesson rather than passing and knowing nothing.  That's exactly what these teens want.  They want to pass and get nothing out of it.  You earn your way to the top you shouldn't expect a free ride.  Cheating doesn't get you anywhere, you don't fall nor do you rise up.  

I'll be doing another post tomorrow since it's the first of February!  As you know February is an enormous series on masculinity, femininity, and equality.  The whole month of February will be about those posts, I will do one on Valentine's Day just for a break.  I will explain everything else in the update post tomorrow!  Have a stunning week!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Because I'm a Teenager...

There are many stereotypes surrounding people my age.  Many people believe that teenagers are selfish, self-absorbed, and mindless fools who are lazy.  I feel very small when compared to an adult because adults have the right to a voice and an opinion and it isn't considered snobby.  For a person my age when I speak like this to an adult they will consider me as a snob or a smart aleck.  Although adults have been around Earth much more than I have it doesn't mean I don't have a voice or an opinion.  I really don't appreciate it when my mom gets to tell me that I'm wrong simply because she's older than me.  A misuse in authority only because I'm a teenager.  I love watching older people's videos on Youtube who discuss issues but it really makes me feel weird when they say only 21+.  Yet adults say that teenagers should be more involved in the world instead of technology.  Now don't get me wrong there are teens who really need to educate themselves more and I'm not saying that I'm mature and intelligent.  I'm still young and I enjoy listening or reading another person's p.o.v but at times it feels like teenagers' opinions are often left in the dark for only teens to read.  I want multiple adults to read my blog and to give me criticism.  At the same time am I way over myself?  Am I going too fast?  I don't want people to say, "oh your blog is so good!" when in all actuality it isn't and it needs a lot of improvement.  I want teens to question and I also want adults to question.  This is getting really long but I really don't want my age to define my intelligence.  Peace out.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Driving Unimportant?

I decide to take a break from all the angry rants to explain one thing.  I hate driving.  Yes I said it!  Couple of years ago I couldn't wait to drive!  You know, the usual excitement coming from a pre-teen.  When I actually got behind the wheel and experienced it for the first time... I failed.  Then there came the chance for a permit.  Since I'm old enough for a permit I have the choice to do it or not.  I don't find it all that important.  I mean it just isn't my main priority right now.  I have the booklet just sitting there catching dust in my drawer.  I don't see myself driving any time soon.  Is it because I don't have a lot of experience?  Is it because I'm afraid?  Possibly.  Yet I feel uncomfortable and almost pressured when everyone else says they already have theirs.  Now some will say I'm lazy but I really don't have the motivation to actually study.  I mean it really isn't important!  I also think that cars are a waste of money and time.  Especially if the vehicle has been damaged.  But of course the only means of transportation is by cars.  Of course I HAVE to get my license because no alternatives have been created.  Have a kick-butt weekend!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Judgmental People

*DISCLAIMER*  Some "bad" language... even though it really isn't.  But some people consider it.

You see and hear hurtful comments everywhere.  "He/she's fat", "he/she's ugly," "he/she is dirty".  Now who says this?  Us, all of us have made a judgment once in our life.  I have made judgmental comments in my life.  But why?  Why do we feel the need to put someone down?  To make our life better?  There is one part in Mean Girls (yes Mean Girls :P) where the narrator says, "Calling someone fat won't make you any skinnier, calling someone stupid won't make you any smarter."  That is my favorite phrase in a movie.  We call each other names and for what?  Does it even benefit our lives?  No!  You don't win $1,000 nor do you win anything.  These comments may not affect us but it does affect that specific person you were talking about.  How do you think they feel?  How do you think they would feel if they heard that?  Yet we blab to our friends on how she's  a cunt, whore, slut, or fat ass.  Or how he's a douche, hard headed, prick, or fag.  What if you were called that?  Do you think you'd feel so special then?  People say things and think there is no consequence, well that isn't the case.  I'm trying to be a better person, I have the occasional slip-ups but I've been doing better.  No one should be put to shame because of these words.  If they don't like it, surely you wouldn't either. 

Monday, January 23, 2012


Ignorance is everywhere.  I see it a lot in a classroom and in public.  I see it mostly in a classroom!  The phrases that I hear a ton are, "I don't care", "I give up", or "I don't want to do this."  Now that does annoy me but what shocks me is when people say they don't understand and they don't care right when the teacher is explaining it to them!  Why do people choose not to listen to the teacher?  They're explaining EVERYTHING you don't understand and yet you are tuning them out.  There are also the times that the teacher puts us in groups and your friend is on another group.  So you secretly switch to their group and life is all good!  Oh but wait!  They found out!  They switch you back and you start to babble like a baby.  Experience?  YES!  As a matter of fact that happened today!  One person who was supposed to be in my group decides to join her friend.  Then when she is switched back the both of them start to act immature.  Not only that but it gives me the impression that you do NOT want to sit next to me or work with me.  I can go on and on about this but I do not want to bore you so... yeah.  I hope you behave yourselves... don't worry I'll try too!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Why I stopped believing: conclusion

In conclusion, I feel open about my thoughts.  Without the weight of religion I feel like all that weight is off my shoulders.  It is more of a personal freedom, a release.  I want to continue to mentally grow, without religion I'm capable of doing that.  As a whole, I feel lighter.  I don't have to worry about going to heaven or hell, all that is put behind me and I can focus on what's important.  Of course I don't want to be apart of anything that discriminates against others.  I'm not crazy enough to be an extremist that's for sure.  Stepping out of that barrier of religion I'm more true to myself.  And what's better than being yourself?!  No one is going to hold my hand in terms of thinking.  Thank you to anyone who took the time to read this mini series!  There is more to come in the future!  Have an exuberant weekend!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Anti Community

Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, and Ron Paul are all examples of the anti community. 

Rick Perry
I think everyone has seen the "Strong" video on Youtube concerning is "valuable" beliefs.  I never really heard what he would do to benefit the world.  But he did give me some points to NOT believe in his campaign.  The fact that religion played a big role in the video makes me think he is only worried about religion.  Yeah because NO ONE celebrates Christmas publicly.  Also, since I'm a supporter of the GLBTQ community I feel like his "gays serving in the military is an issue" statement was unnecessary.  Also, he believes in "homosexuals are bad influences on boys".  What.  The.  F!?  Not only is he narrow minded but he is another reason why masculinity beliefs still exist!  He basically told America, "Hi America, don't vote for me."

Michele Bachmann
Also known as, "the candidate that I cannot trust".  I discussed this in another entry but I'll expand.  Well the obvious reason is her tendency to run away from homophobic statements.  She cannot AND will not defend her statements... why?  No clue, the truth is lying in her head.  Of course she is ANOTHER one who does not believe in gay rights.  Hence to why I call this post the "anti community".  Anti-progressive?  Yes.  Oh but that's not all!  She believes in tiered internet service... x facepalm x.  Why not continue net neutrality?  The internet is better with no restrictions on what I can look up.

Ron Paul
The last candidate that is still in the running.  He votes no on the "definition of marriage" which is good... then he had to ruin it with voting no on gay adoptions in DC.  Oh the things people do.  He wants to what?!  Support PRAYING in public schools?!  Please!  Save that for the religious schools, leave religion out of my school.  Oh and don't get me started on creationism with this man.  

In conclusion 2 out of 3 have dropped out which I'm thankful for!  The two worst have quit and I'm absolutely thankful for that!  These are our future leaders?!  What happened?!  I'm prepared to flee the country.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Why I stopped believing: part 3

If there is one thing that bugs me, it is the extremists.  The ones who discriminate against sexual orientation, sex, and race.  They believe they are right and continue to believe that.  They don't open their mind, never questioning, continuing to be slaves.  Why would I want to be apart of that?  I want to think freely without anyone telling me that is wrong.  What's so wrong with thinking independently?  At least I'm not blindly following into your steps.  I would never want to be apart of those dreadful ways.  When I stopped believing I felt free.  My mind was set free and I didn't have to worry about hell.  Maybe that's why religion lives.  The fear of hell and rejection from an "eternal life".  They feel the need to be as pure as possible and the only way to do that is to follow god?  Really?  So... if I believe in "him" I will go to heaven?  With who?  All those who want to "cleanse" America by killing gays?  No way!  Compared to others who are "non-believers" who question and think for themselves.  They're going to hell?  Yeah... no.  I don't want to be apart of any religious crime.  Not only does it damage our thinking it also prevents society from progressing.  And I'm ready for a change in this world.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Loud Music

I love listening to music but why do people have to crank the music up so loud?!  Especially at school when you're trying to do an assignment or test and someone has their headphones turned up so loud!  Headphones are meant to listen to music by yourself, it is not meant for the whole class to listen it!  Consider this scenario: you're in a class and you have the option to listen to music, everyone else is quiet.  You turn the volume up and start jamming to Britney Spears.  Why?!  When people are staring at you that is an indication that maybe you should turn it down just a teensy weensy bit.  I guess everyone listens to hip hop nowadays because that is all I hear.  I don't mind listening to music while doing my work but I really don't want to hear it.  Some people do it when the teacher is talking and it is really distracting!  They have the right to not listen but I want to listen so please turn the music down!  This isn't a club or party, you can damage your eardrums later.  Have a relaxing Sunday everyone!!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Why I stopped believing: part 2

Another reason I stopped believing is because of the ridiculous amount of strange bible stories.  I never really questioned creationism, I just went along with what I was told.  I stopped believing that a couple of months ago.  When my catholic school told us about Noah's ark I obviously believed it.  But is it really possible?  How is it possible to find 2 of every animal and expect them not to tear you.  How is it possible that all the water that flooded Earth just magically vanished?  Did they use an xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxl vacuum?  Most of the stories in the bible are not possible by science, nor will they ever be!  Especially the story of Adam and Eve, the one I'm questioning a lot of recently.  If Adam and Eve were the first people on Earth... wouldn't that mean all of us are descendants of them?  The bible is famous for telling wacky stories that are physically impossible.  No one can walk on water... only jesus can!  All these stories are out of place and I believe none of it.  That book is far from reality, we all have a trail of genealogy.  It isn't scientifically proven that the world began with a snap of a finger.  Reality just doesn't work like that, sorry to say.  I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!!!  Stay tuned for part 3!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Competition of Friends

Facebook is the social network, reconnecting with friends all over the world.  Yet some people think it's cool having 1093 friends on Facebook!  Who has that many friends?  Teenagers.  Teens my age think having that many friends is empowering.  My question is, do you really know that many people?  I mean you have lived in this world for 14 or 15 years and you personally know 500+ people?  I mean come on!  I don't think you talk to everyone individually.  Yes when I first began using Facebook I added as many people as I could.  Then it hit me... 'do I really know these people'?  Yeah I see them in the hallways or we have small talk but do I really socialize with them enough?  If I narrowed down the friends list to people I only talk to I will have about 10-15 friends.  Having 1000 friends is like a high school!  Better yet it is a good portion of your community!  Having a lot of friends does not make you "cool"!  If everyone did house cleaning with their friends list, I bet most of us would have at least under 50 friends.  

I failed to mention how the "why I stopped believing" series worked.  I didn't want to overwhelm you with those posts in a week so I wanted to split them up every other post until the series has ended.  Have a productive week!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Why I stopped believing: part 1

Ever since I was born I was religious.  I went to church on Sundays and I went to a catholic school until 6th grade.  When I started this blog I still had my beliefs.  But... did I actually believe there was a god?  When I was a child did I actually believe?  Throughout my life I always questioned god and I forced myself to believe.  I was scared to not believe in god or I will go to hell.  Not once did I firmly believe in him, I forced myself to think that he is our creator.  Of course being in catholic school five times a week, and going to church 2-3 times a week, you feel overwhelmed.  So... what brought this radical change?  I basically said, "screw it".  Why am I forcing myself to believe in something that I don't actually believe in?  I worried too much about going to hell and honestly I was afraid.  When I expressed myself I felt wretched and dirty, I had to think the way "he" thought.  Following the commandments, making sure I wouldn't break them.  Why couldn't I form my own beliefs?  Why couldn't I eat meat?  Why did I have to give up something for lent?  Why couldn't I enjoy Christmas without dragging myself to church?  Why did I need to be forgiven for my sins?  All because I was catholic and that is the way a catholic should live.  You know what?  No.  I shouldn't have to feel guilty about the way I live.  I'm not going to partake in something that doesn't make me a better human being.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

First Impressions

On Friday I started my first day of school at a new high school.  Was it good?  Well everyone was nice, the upper class were actually pretty nice.  Now there were some issues that I feel are repeating.  For example,  in science most of the class didn't listen to the teacher and I felt pretty bad because he isn't a bad teacher.  Of course I have to sit next to the slackers.  Math had to be another horrendous hour.  Not one person listened to the teacher!  I felt horrible because everyone else was laughing and talking.  Unlike them I want to learn!  Learning in that environment is difficult, my brain can't juggle two things at once.  I can't focus on the teacher when there is obnoxious people chattering!  The guide who led me throughout the school was very courteous.  One thing I'm finding is that I don't really connect well with freshmen.  Some are kind but I don't see myself making friends with them.  It is a mysterious feeling but I can try to overcome it.  The school is actually pretty calm but man it is so confusing!  If I didn't have someone to guide me I would never make it to any class!  The day was fine but I'll give it another week.  I can't judge so quickly when I had made my presence known for one day.  Have a joyful weekend everyone!!!! 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Meaningless Music

Every once in a while I listen to dance music but most of the time I hear the same song over and over on the radio.  Music that only talks about dancing until you're tired!  I mean yeah sometimes I like music with a good beat but I feel like artists are only putting effort in the beat and not in lyrics.  I like music with some meaning, I feel like the beat is getting the center of attention.  Everyone is following the same formula with music!  Come on let's be different, let's be creative!  No effort is being put into lyrics anymore, or the lyrics are being repeated throughout the whole song.  Where has all the real music gone?  Then again, we aren't letting change in music happen.  All we need is a fast paced beat with little to no lyrics, if that is presented then we are satisfied.  Even Spanish music has gone down the drain!!!  Anyone else feeling the same way?  Am I overreacting?  

I hope everyone had an amazing first week back and I finally start school tomorrow!!!  I want to do a first impression post on Saturday.  Have a glamorous day!!!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Education Lottery

Heard of it?  Yeah I had no idea it existed until I watched the documentary called, "Waiting for Superman".  The documentary portrayed some families who couldn't afford a good education for their children.  They wanted a better opportunity for their children to get a good education.  So, there is one option: charter schools.  Charter schools are sort of like colleges for children.  These schools are meant to improve the education in children.  I do not have a problem with these charter schools, the problem is how children get into them.  The schools set up this lottery where they randomly draw out children's names.  Parents fill out a form and all they have to do is wait for the lottery day.  It is absolutely heart breaking to see the hopes and dreams of parents and children shatter right in front of them.  There is a chance next year but why do we have to do this?  At one point of the documentary one lady said we shouldn't need to do this.  I agree!  Why aren't we focusing on education in America?  These children are our future and it all starts with education.  I don't think these lottery drawings are at all fair to anyone.  It isn't fair that some portion of children get the dream package.  Out of all the messed up things in the world, this is one of them.  

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

Another year has come to an end, goodbye 2011!  2012 is full of new opportunity and I'm excited to start the new year!  I'll like to first state that I'm glad to be back blogging again!  It has been too long and I have many ideas already brewing up in my noggin!  Everyone makes resolutions right?  I have a long list of resolutions for the year of 2012!!  My main goal is to get healthier, only this time I'll stick to my goal.  It's time for a change and what better way than to start with a clean slate.  All the hard work that I'll put in will be worth it in the end. This is also enormous opportunity for my blog to grow!  I really want to expand my blog and hopefully reach to a mass audience.  I want to reach new levels of knowledge with the status quo!  In closing of this entry I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas break!!!  Also, I hope everyone is ready for school :D!  I'm more than ready to get this blog back running to its usual schedule.  So... enjoy your Sunday!!!  Relax, play, and laugh the day away!!!