High school…..?

Sorry I haven’t written a new post in a while, but I have been really busy. It’s the last quarter at school and things are picking up really quickly. 

This is my last day of spring break and I just wanted to put something out there. It has to do with what high school I want to choose to go to next year. 

The thing is, I have no idea! I have narrowed it down to two high schools, but I have no idea which to choose and no matter how many lists I make, I can’t decide. Also, I have friends going to each school so it makes it harder. I don’t know what to do.

Appearances

Appearances are everything in our society today. They can make or break you. People have already classified you in their mind by just looking at you. When you look at someone who is wearing dirty clothes with holes who looks to have poor hygiene habits, you might assume that they are homeless and are going to do anything to get some extra change. This could be true, but one woman was giving a homeless man some money and her wedding ring fell in his cup. He got it appraised and found out it was worth $4,000. He kept it instead of selling it and when the lady came back the next day, he gave it back. 

You can’t tell about someone’s character by looking at them, but this doesn’t mean we don’t judge people without knowing anything about them. When people see someone considered ‘goth’ dating a ‘nerd’ in school, it gets a lot of attention and possibly some jeering for the couple. But they were in the same click then it would be considered normal. 

I don’t think people realize how true the saying “Dress to impress.” is. People make decisions based on impressions and, sometimes, the job comes down to what someone looks like. 

More on this later.

I love this song! Classic.

Sounding Out!

SO IASPM7Welcome to week four of  our February Forum on “Sonic Borders,”  a collaboration with the IASPM-US blog in connection with this year’s IASPM-US conference on Liminality and Borderlands, held in Austin, Texas from February 28 to March 3, 2013.  The “Sonic Borders” forum is a Virtual Roundtable cross-blog entity that will feature six Sounding Out! writers posting on Mondays through February 25, and four writers from IASPM-US, posting on Wednesdays starting February 6th and ending February 27th.  For an encore of weeks one through three of the forum, click here. And now, Tavia Nyong’o reviews Courtesy the Artist’s The Meeting, courtesy of Sounding Out! –JSA

Last October 2012, in tandem with the New York launch of the retrospective art show Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980,  curated by Kellie Jones and running through March 11, 2013, MoMA PS 1 invited the sounds and images…

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Ash Wednesday

“All are from the dust, and to dust all return.” Today is Ash Wednesday and just a reminder that our Lord died on the cross to save us from our sins. He created us out of dust, and we shall return to dust; but our souls will live forever in heaven. We will rest eternally with Jesus and this life is only a preparation for our next one with Him.

If I forgot to mention, sometimes my beliefs are part of my posts, and I am sorry if I offened you that was not my intention but Jesus is a huge part of my life and heart and he effects every aspect of it.

I LOVE this Quote! Totally true and totally stealing (if I need to)! I didn’t read the reveiw but it looks pretty good!

the m0vie blog

So you lied to his face?

No. I revised the parametres of my promise.

Which is lying.

Which is politics.

– Bob Birch and Frank Underwood

After spending three episodes lining everything up and getting all the plot points and characters to where they need to be, it looks like House of Cards is finally ready to kick into high gear. There’s still a sense that show isn’t as comfortable with its amoral and sociopathic lead character as it should be, but there’s finally a sense of what Frank Underwood is capable of. We’ve seen him topple the incoming Secretary of State using just a college article that the man didn’t write, but that sort of politicking should be second-nature to Underwood at this point. Here, Frank is a bit more ruthless, a bit less concerned about collateral damage.

That’s really the key here. House of Cards needs us to…

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Why fake a goodbye?

Goodbyes are one of the hardest things to do. Whether it is moving away from old friends, leaving for college, or having to say goodbye to a loved one. There are so many types of goodbyes too. There are the ones with promise of talking again, the ones where they seem to go on forever, the ones that leave you feeling sad, the ones that you know you are never going to hear again. But somehow you always know the meaning behind each goodbye, whether it is good, bad, sad, or happy.

But there is one other goodbye that I am neglecting to tell you about, the one that I know I have experienced more than once in my life. It is the goodbye that is meant to be polite, the fake goodbye.

This is the type of goodbye that might go something like this “I’ll see you later!” or “We should totally hang out!” or “I’ll call ya!” but you know it will never happen. Most of the time you give your reply knowing that you both are being polite and not expecting anything in return.

I don’t like these type of goodbyes. Sometimes they are useful… but other times they totally destroy me.

At my school I used to get SO many of these. I am not the most popular kid in the world. I am the quiet kid in the back of the class who is nice so you are nice to them. If you get to know me, you realize how much I see and understand and that I am not just the quiet kid in the back of the room. But I used to get these goodbyes all the time, and I would believe they were real. I would wait and hope and ask about all of the different things going on and hope someone would call me once in a while. I tried so hard to become part of a group… ANY group, but at a small Catholic school there is only so much you can do. Once you’re suck, you’re stuck.

Don’t get me wrong, I was included enough, but I knew I wasn’t invited to the things that were just for good friends. I was the nice girl who you invited so your conscience was clear, not the girl who you really wanted to come. I was used to these types of goodbyes, but I have been thinking about them lately.

I don’t like them. I don’t like them at all. I’m tired of being unnoticed and being the girl you say goodbye to, promising things you are not going to fill. If you aren’t going to call me, or hang out with me; don’t tell me you are because I am naive enough to believe it.

I can’t comprehend what goes through peoples minds when they say these things. I am so sorry to rant and rave, but I had to bring this up. I can’t put into words what I am feeling right now. If I can explain it better at a later time, I will. But I need some help with this. I am going to start high school next year and I want things to change (more on this later) but I have to know if I will always be the girl who gets the fake goodbyes, or if I can become the girl who gives the heartfelt ones and gets them in return?