Monday, July 25, 2011

A Day in the Life of Allie's Summer When Everyone's at Work.

  A Day in the Life of Allie's Summer When Everyone's at Work.

     It's summer, it's hot and you aren't doing anything. You wake up on the average or 10:30 because anything pass that makes you feel like too much of a slacker. You eat brunch, because remember it's 10:30 here, and then watch the last of the Kathy Lee and Hoda (part of the Today Show). You eat your oat meal and toast (it was the easiest thing to make) while you think of what a bitch Kathy Lee is to Hoda. After this exciting endeavor, you go grab your computer, log on then check Facebook, wait for someone to chat you or like your status, and then check email. After you realize no one cares enough to just send you an email anymore or that you are basically a nobody, you turn to your blogs. Now you feel it. You feel that voice in your head that says "Hey nerd, check out this hilarious rage comics. After that you will scroll down to find a funny Harry Potter/Mean Girls joke!"
     You decide you should do something purposeful, not that there is anything purposeful to do, but you should try. Exercise. You attempt to work out for about ten minutes until the full force of a hot day hits you and your air conditioner really isn't fulfilling it's job description. You look out the window into the back yard and notice the bright yellow sprinkler head innocently beckoning you. It says "Just come over here and lay down under me." You shake away this fantasy. Now you wish you had more friends you could rely on to not have plans or be busy. Oh right find something purposeful to do! Nah just watch T.V.
     Ok now you're desperate. You wash the dishes, because you know that even if there isn't a note telling you to do so, you're still supposed to wash them. Besides, you're bored so you might as well right? When you finish the dishes you decide to play a nice lonely game of Scrabble. Who will win this time? Me 1 or Me 2? Me 2 has won the last two games...After you finally have taught yourself you hate Scrabble you go back to your computer. Log on then check Facebook, see how everyone else is doing something and become depressed. Realize you are sitting on a couch with the T.V. on and a laptop in you lap. You need to do something purposeful!
   Aw screw it! You'll do something purposeful tomorrow. Or wait until you have plans.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

3 Things: Mood, Pictures and Decisions

Have you ever noticed how other people's mood can have an affect on your own? For example: Your friends are dreading an upcoming event, and now you suddenly don't find it as appealing. The only reason I mention this is because I have experienced that lately. When the people around me are bored and irritable, I feel bored and irritable. In many ways it is terrible because if everyone is in a cranky, snappy mood then everyone is, as Katy Perry would say, a firework. Just not in a good way. It's just difficult to be in a good mood when the others can't shake off that "I had a terrible day and I want to take it out on everyone" vibe. On the other hand however, this mood sharing can have a positive affect. When people around you are in a good, elevated mood it can bring you up with them.

Does anyone ever think that we take too many pictures? Or how about constantly being recorded? Think about it. Everywhere you go there is security cameras, people with picture phones, cameras. Imagine all the footage of you going into a grocery store and walking down the isles, buying some shoes, making a deposit at the bank, or just going to school. I'm pretty sure with all the security footage taken of me you could document a large chunk of my life. Then there is all the pictures that are taken of you, and that you take. I'm 15, I have hundreds of photos on Facebook, and I'm tagged in over a hundred. Imagine when I'm thirty, forty. My generations entire lives will be documented. The plus side, you will be able to remember your life through all the pictures you've taken. The negative side, where is your privacy? What makes a moment special or intimate if it's always recorded for the world to see?

You are pretty much making a decision all the time, even in your sleep. You don't even notice all the little decisions you make until you really ponder it. From the minuscule: What song? Will I get out of bed now or in five minutes? Do I make a left turn? What do I type? Should I answer my phone? Do I take a shower? How much do I want to eat? Light on or off? To the more perplexing: Do I want to be their friend? Who am I? Can I trust them? Is there a god? Is what I'm doing good or bad? Is there good or bad?

Do you ever remember anyone telling you "They just made the wrong decisions." or "It depends on the paths you choose." Oddly enough I think that most, if not every decision you make affects you and your future. But you can't expect to people to make the "right" decisions or choose the "correct path" when everyone's life is a completely different path. You can sometimes see the roads other people have traveled, but you cannot travel them and experience the same journey.