A twenty-something girl's take on the world.

Too old to know better & too young to give a damn.


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It is ok to be angry. It is never ok to be cruel.

It seems like the only time I really come on here anymore is to vent, but hey, so be it.

In the words of a stereotypical white girl, I can’t even right now.

I stated my feelings regarding fat-shaming and the ugly hearted fat-shamers back when Kelly Clarkson was being attacked and you know what, people haven’t let up. Apparently, carrying extra weight is now a crime, at least if you’re a public figure (or at least thats how people treat you).

I can’t wrap my head around people being so cruel and making such inappropriate comments about a person’s weight. It’s disgraceful. Mocking someone’s weight is a cheap shot.

I’m not going to comment on whether I agree or disagree with Chris Christie and his political ways, but please, don’t be one of those bashing idiots that fat-shames him. How about educating yourself and criticizing his intellect or mistakes? If all you can do is poke fun and mock someone for not being able to control their weight, it shows just how ignorant of a person you really are. What justifies bullying and humiliating a man for personal issues he’s had to deal with for most of his life?

There’s no reason why you cant call out Christie for his political ambitions, but it should be because of his actions, not his waist size. Grow up, America!

How about being nice for a change? Is that so much to ask for?

It is ok to be angry. It is never ok to be cruel.

I guess it’s time to lower my expectations for society.


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The Flight From Hell

anigif_enhanced-buzz-13061-1361985164-6It’s 12:35 on Sunday night and I just got home from the airport, where I de-boarded the strangest flight of my life. Honestly, it was nothing short of a freak show… So much that I feel obliged to tell you all about it.

I hate flying (hate it, hate it, hate it). So, of course, flying alone is practically the end of the world. While i’m standing in line at security for a half hour, I can feel my palms start to sweat and my heart skipping beats.

As I sat at the gate, waiting to board, I felt my heart pounding out of my chest (cue the panic attack). To make matters worse, with all of the nonsense going on in the world, I can’t help but analyze everything and everyone around me… “That person looks like a terrorist” was a constant thought running through my one track mind. Can you blame me? We live in a twisted time.

anigif_enhanced-buzz-32087-1359814665-1Skipping ahead… As I cozied in my seat, I was instantly greeted with a great big smile, followed by a warm hello. Now, anyone who has ever flown recognizes this as a huge sigh of relief. Being sat next to a friendly face, as they invade your personal space for the next two and some odd hours is some what relieving. So, anyway, seated beside me was a much older gentleman and what seemingly was his daughter, as she appeared much younger. The woman fancied the book I had just bought for the flight and ended up recommending some similar reads. I thought to myself, wow, these people are really great… How did I get so lucky? Whelp, how quickly things can change. I looked over to see the two holding hands, but didn’t really think twice about it, because parents and kids do that, right? Next thing I know, they’re kissing… Like, really kissing. Parents definitely don’t do that. I didn’t know what to do, other than turn my cheek and sink down into my seat. If that’s not a stomach churning visual, I don’t know what is. 3o+ year age gaps are tricky (and super uncomfortable).

You know how the flight attendants roll that stupid little rip-off cart down the center isle, hitting your knees, shoving their butts in your face as they serve the person across the isle, the one that sells $10 mini beers and chemically infused banana nut muffins? Well, as usual, they were whippin’ that thing up the aisle and slingin’ those drinks like it was no body’s business. The lady sitting diagonal to me ordered a rum and coke. Within 60 seconds of getting her cup of ice and fixings, she spills the ice all over the plane’s dirty floor. Normal people just clean up the mess and toss it, amiright? Not this lady. This lady was one of a kind. She scooped the ice up off the nasty floor and put it back into her empty cup, before going on to pour her drink. WHAT? Am I seeing things? Did that really just happen? Who does that! At this point, I wanna vom all over.

anigif_enhanced-buzz-21569-1359816565-2.gifI don’t know what’s worse, a screaming baby or a screaming baby’s obnoxious mother. Mind you, it’s a late flight, so most people are trying to sleep. Ok, this kid was probably all of three years old (maybe not even that), so I can understand that he was probably exhausted and hungry and tired of listening to his mom bitch at him (as was I), but after an hour of repetitive screaming, I kind of wanted to smash my head against the window. Although it was annoying, I could put on my headphones and deal. What I couldn’t put up with was his mother slinging him around like a doll… Telling him to shut up and such. Who tells a three year old to shut up? Obviously it’s not my place to tell her how to raise her child, but if looks could kill…

Did I mention the foreign princess sitting behind me who constantly tugged on the back of my seat, someone ripping ass the ENTIRE time and the “comfort” dog who barked for a solid 20 minutes after takeoff and 20 minutes pre-landing? The turbulence? Yeah, that was fun.

I think that about sums it up – Stay tuned for future flights from hell!

PS. Next time, I’ll be sure to arrive an hour earlier, so I have time to hit the bar!


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Whisking Away: Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

PUMPKIN SPICECHEESECAKE DIP.jpgI literally white girl can’t even with this recipe right now.

What do you get when you combine pumpkin spice with cheesecake? If you said, “Every basic white girl’s dream dish…” you’re right on.

Yesterday, we had a Thanksgiving potluck at the office and I wanted to make something quick and easy. Between school, interning and work, it’s hard to find time to bake… I know we can all relate. I painfully and endlessly searched Pinterest for the perfect recipe… What’s more festive than pumpkin spice cheesecake dip? The best of both worlds.

It’s super easy to make and it’s the perfect post Thanksgiving dinner dessert… Not too sweet, light and fluffy. I paired the dip with mini Nilla wafers (which worked out perfectly). You could also use gram crackers!

Enjoy! xo

 


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Conflict With the Refugee Crisis.

5805697a04b3540669b53da71160c638.jpgThis Syrian refugee mumbo jumbo has me mind blown. Why would we provide housing and jobs to 10,000 (+) refugees when we can’t even provide that for our own people?

Lets start with local numbers. Statistic show, roughly 12,000 New Jerseyans were counted as homeless last year. What about our country as a whole? Over 578,424 Americans reported homelessness last year. Let that sink in. Now, lets discuss our veteran situation – The brave men and women who put their lives on the line, day in and day out. Nearly 50,000 vets reported homeless. Yet, you all think it’s wise to welcome these syrian refugees with arms wide open? Sure, we’ll give you this, and we’ll give you that and we’ll make ridiculous promises that we can’t keep and then you’ll end up on the streets, too. Does that sound enticing?

ca5707579333ca80e120b6ff3b71701c.jpgIn wake of the most recent events in Paris, what about the thousands of Islamic extremists that are being smuggled into our countries as “refugees?” I hate to bring it there, but it’s the frightening truth. Islamic State extremists are taking advantage of developed nations’ generosity towards refugees to infiltrate our countries. The ISIS gunmen use local smugglers to blend in and travel amongst a huge tide of illegal migrants flooding Europe… What’s next? America? Are we blind and in denial  or just stupid? C’mon!

I’m not a heartless nitwit… I understand these people are fleeing their country, because they’re scared and in danger. I have the utmost sympathy for them. It’s heartbreaking. It’s terrible and horrifying and no one should have to go through it. BUT, how are we supposed to help them when we can’t even help ourselves?

With that being said, why don’t we focus on our problems before we try and fix everyone else’s? Lets fix our home front, first and foremost.

Ponder that, Obama.


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The Mondayest Tuesday ever.

Mondays suck, amiright? You know what sucks more than a Monday? A Tuesday that feels like a Monday. It’s been a while, but I’m back… In full force, nonetheless. Of course, my first post back is going to consist of me complaining about our godawful society (what else is new).

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Why is our society so fixated on celebrities? Why is it that any time something remotely traumatic (self-inflicted) happens to a public figure, everyone acts sympathetic and concerned? Are we really surprised that Charlie Sheen is HIV positive? The man spent more money on prostitutes and had more careless sex than we could imagine, so what do you expect, for him to beat the odds? Let’s not even bring up the boat load of drugs this guy blows (pun intended) money on. If you act stupid, stupid things happen. I don’t know (I don’t care), maybe I’m being super sensitive towards the subject, but I don’t feel like we should praise celebrities the way everyone does. There are far more important issues in the world than Charlie Sheen and his mindless mistakes!

Snap back to reality, fools.

May the rest of your week be better than my Monday… I mean Tuesday… Whatever.

 


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We were meant to live for so much more.

How many times within the last week have you heard about Blake and Miranda divorcing? Ok, yes, the initial announcement threw me off my rocker and I was sad for a solid 60 seconds. Fact of the matter is, people get divorced everyday – every single day. People get divorced and then, they move on with their lives. My newsfeed is literally flooded with these damn articles… Blake cheated, Miranda cheated, divorce this, divorce that. Why are there polls being thrown around like, “Who’s side are you on? Blake or Miranda?” Who actually cares though? If you do care, you should absolutely re-think what you’re doing with your life. Seriously, get it together. Watch the news or something, because Blake and Miranda splitting up should be the least of your worries.

There’s something that really rubs me the wrong way and that’s how twisted the media is. We live in a society where people are more concerned with what “celebrities” are doing, than actual hardcore news. Step outside of your pretty little narcissistic box and open up your eyes and ears. We live in an ugly world, people. It’s a world divided by hate, a world full of self-destruction, materialistic morons, and senseless mass casualties.

We live in a world, where you can’t go watch a movie with your kids, because a worthless human being will go crazy and pull a gun on you. We live in a world, where you can’t put on a uniform to defend your country, because some ungrateful piece of crap will come to your work and gun you down. We live in a world where you can’t call a handyman for a house call, because he’ll stab you to death. We live in a world, where you can’t feel safe in your own home, because two reckless teenagers will break in and kill your family of five. We live in a world, where a police officer can’t conduct a routine traffic stop, because he’ll be fatally shot.

I can’t wrap my mind around the senseless killing. My heart is shattered. All of my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the latest tragedies.

Far-fetched and unlikely, but maybe one day, our world will find peace. In the words of John Lennon, we were meant to live for so much more.


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8 festive ideas to complete your 4th of July BBQ!

Three cheers for the red, white and blue!

Are you lacking inspiration for your Independence Day BBQ? Look no further, because thanks to Pinterest, I’m full of fun last minute ideas! Even better news – they’re all quick and super easy!

  1. Bean bag tossing with a little 4th flair. As one of the most popular lawn games across America, it’s only appropriate to incorporate this into your day! A little wood and paint will go a long way. Follow the link below to find out how they did it! http://charlesandhudson.com/stars-stripes-bean-bag-toss-boards/

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  1. Red, white, and booze. The options are endless. Listed are my personal top 3 favorites! Follow the links for recipe details.

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  1. Painted lawn stars. Ok, this is an awesome idea. If you think otherwise, well… you’re just no fun. This is fun, fast, and patriotic! All you need is a piece of old cardboard with a star cut out and red, white, and blue construction marking spray paint!

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  1. Condiments galore. If you can get your hands on some old-fashioned mason jars, fill them with all of your popular BBQ toppings. These would include lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, relish, BBQ sauce, mustard, mayo, and ketchup. This is not only cute, but also easily refillable! Put them in a milk crate or something similar to keep them together! Maybe add an extra jar for bacon, because who doesn’t love bacon?

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  1. Center piece central. Candles or flowers? You can have it all! All you need are a few mason jars and a little paint! Here is my favorite!

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  1. Calling all mommies! Looking for a way to keep the kids busy? Keep them occupied with this fun scavenger hunt! Follow the link below to get your free printable! http://www.moritzfineblogdesigns.com/2014/06/4th-july-scavenger-hunt-kids/#_a5y_p=1814165

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  1. Ice ice baby. Looking for a fun way to keep your drinks cool? Tired of the old beat up cooler? Throw some ice in a wheel barrow for a chic rustic feel! You can have a barrow for each drink (beer, wine coolers, soda, etc.) and make signs so people know what’s what!

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  1. Photo booth. Grab a prop and strike a pose! Set up a spot in the house or out in the yard, for people to take pictures. This is fun for the whole family. If you’re feeling fancy, create a hashtag and have everyone upload their photos under your chose tag!

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Wishing you all a fun and safe 4th of July weekend! xo