Tuesday, March 29, 2011

46. Avoid playing the What-if Game

What-IF Rules
Price: Situational
Playing Time: 1 to 9,999,999,999 minutes
Players: 1 to 5 (Conversations with more than 5 people are not productive unless hand raising is involved)
Ages: People start playing right around their teen years
Object of the game: To make you question every decision you've ever made because in hindsight there is ALWAYS a clearer right decision since you have more information. Oh also there is the oppurtunity to see who can be the most bitter about their bad choices.
Contents of the game: All the bits and pieces of information swirling around in your head
Game Preparation: Only required if more than one player is playing the game, in that case some activity is usually accompanied with the game. The activities are typically drinking booze, watching Titanic, stalking an ex, or vacationing.
Game Play: Game begins with player number one replaying a past debatable decision then asking either themselves or players number two to five if they made the right choice. This choice is likely unchangeable and possibly at least 5 years old. Now discussing this possible dumb decision will not change anything but it may keep said player from making the same mistake twice. This game has no winners and should be played on rare occasions because the only thing you may win is some bitterness.

46. Avoid playing the What-if Game
Do not play this game! Playing this game alone or with others will lead you nowhere. Yes, looking back you would have done things differently because you are not the same person you were five years ago. This game is monotonous and no matter many times you try you will never be able to time travel back into time to make a better decision. Take you mistakes and keep it moving! Sucky people are the ones still bitter about things they can't change and they love to talk about these decisions on a regular basis to whoever will listen. The what if game is not helpful because you will never know what would have happened if you did one thing over another. All you have to go on is what actually happened. I am pretty sure it is scientifically impossible to re-do things. Don't suck; make a choice, live with the outcomes, and learn for future choices.

Today was pretty uneventful, I just did some physical therapy hours. This semi-spring break week of mine is almost halfway over so I am slowly thinking about easing my mind back into study mode. OK seriously for some reason this library loves to keep the air conditioning on negative zero. My fingers are slowly freezing as I type. I have to get out of here before I become an ice cube so I am about to go be lazy and watch some Grey's Anatomy because I heart it. Laters!

Monday, March 28, 2011

45. Redbox only exists for DVD's but the philosophy is universal

I am the proud owner of a few seasons on DVD one of them being Entourage. If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it and I would let you borrow my first season if I still had it. You want to know what happened to my first two seasons?! I let somebody borrow them awhile ago and by awhile I mean like four years ago! Yes, I realize I will never get these back from the person but I can't bring myself to buy them a second time because I shouldn't have too. There is something about buying the same thing twice that gives you a bitter feeling. The day will come when I'll have to buy them again to complete my collection but that day hasn't come yet and when it does the person who borrowed the first ones will get a very informative Facebook message.

45. Redbox only exists for DVD's but the philosophy is universal
If you borrow something return it. Do not return it a year after you borrow it. Do not return it 5 years after you borrow it. Actually I can't think of anything you should borrow longer than a month. Use whatever you borrowed as soon as possible and then give it back. Ugh it is so annoying when people borrow with no intention of returning it. Sucky people are the people who have probably at least 10 items in their possession right now that they didn't buy or receive as presents but borrowed then never returned. You want to know why people return Redbox movies within a 24 hours period? Well they return them because they know if they don't they will be charged a dollar everyday until they do. Most people these days like to keep as many dollars as possible and not waste them on laziness. Don't be lazy about returning something you are probably not being charged for. So if you borrow something use it and then return it preferably in the some form you got it in. Please and thank you!

Sooo today was a fail for me because I was too lazy to get up this morning to do the volunteer hours I have to get done. My bed is such a bad influence sometimes. Tomorrow I absolutely have to get up or else there will be no way I can get them done. Other than that the rest of my night consists of some attempts at organizing my new living space and maybe starting Grey's Anatomy over again from season one. A responsible girl would try to study something to be prepared for the coming quarter....hmm good thing I never said I was a responsible girl :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

44. Translating...Translating...Umm what did you just say?

I don't speak any other languages besides English and even that is questionable sometimes. I took French for four years in high school and know about 10 words of it. My parents are from Africa, so I can understand them when their speaking Pigeon English on the phone but that really covers all of my foreign language knowledge. I have future goals of learning a new language once I no longer have to pay to learn other things but the keyword in that sentence is "future". Lost in translation is such a common occurrence between people even if they speak the same language or not. I think too often people want to see the worst in people, (that is a post for another day) so we are quick to see things in a negative light. Just because somebody makes an off hand comment that is borderline racist or homophobic or prejudice doesn't automatically make them evil just maybe a little naive. I can not tell you how many times somebody has said something around me they heard off of television thinking it would be funny but it really being offensive.

44. Translating...Translating....Umm what did you just say?
Have you ever said something without thinking then wish you hadn't said it? I've done it quite a few times to then hit myself over the head when I realized what I said was stupid. We all come from totally different places and experiences that we can not all see everything the exact same way. I don't really think this is a bad thing, actually I think it helps to keep people more interesting. Do not be the person who takes something somebody said to them, thinks about it, gets mad, goes to anybody who will listen to bad mouth said person, and then starts a campaign to bring the person down socially. If somebody says something to offend you then speak up right then and there so they can clarify themselves. Then if their clarification shows that they really meant what they said and/or don't care that they offended you then you have my permission to mean mug them every time you see them. Ignorant people usually just haven't been exposed to whatever the situation is and want to learn. Don't be the sucky person who gets all mad about something somebody said but won't hear them out if they try to explain themselves. 

Bad news is that I am moving in two days but good news is I am pretty sure I made the Dean's List for the second quarter in a row! Ugh I really don't like moving and I really don't want to move to where I am moving too. But I am trying to look at the positives which are that I will be saving money, I will be in the best shape of my life because I will use the gym as a place to hangout since I won't want to hangout at home, and it is only temporary. So I am going to enjoy the last two days in my apartment and try to get some early studying done before the next quarter starts. Now that I'm on a roll I have to keep the Dean's List appearances going :)

And welcome to my new followers!!Thanks for reading my random writings and I will visit your blog too if you have one.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

43. Fear nothing but fear itself

For some reason lately my constant fear has been falling down and chipping my front tooth. I don't know why but every time I get near a set of stairs or have to walk on something I could slip on a whole scene plays out in my head. It is super weird because I've never even chipped a tooth or fallen on my face but its what has been on my mind lately. Oooh maybe I suddenly have psychic powers so I can see into the future?! My mind is telling me that one time in my life I will fall on my face a chip a tooth! Eureka I figured it out finally after a month of watching every single step I take. Wow I feel like I just made a breakthrough.....wait a second if I have psychic powers why can't they be the kind that gives me lotto numbers? Ugh never mind forget the psychic powers this was pointless I'm just buying a mouth guard.

43. Fear nothing but fear itself
I am the worst case scenario kind of girl. No matter the situation I always think of the worse possible thing that could happen and prepare myself for that. So far this little reflex has kept me pretty optimistic while also giving me anxiety issues. Anyway my point is fear is a natural little reflex everyone has but if you want to suck then let it run your life. I honestly regret the things I didn't do because I was too scared then anything that I have actually done. Sucky people are the ones too scared to try anything new who also try to talk everyone else out of taking a chance. So if I have any advice it would be do it! Whatever "it" is that you have been talking yourself out of for way too long I am telling you to just go for it. I will guarantee you won't regret taking the chance and even if it turns out to be a huge fail at least you will have learned something. So go be brave, brave people aren't fearless they just don't let their fears paralyze them.

Tomorrow morning I am going to get up and workout. Tomorrow morning I am getting up when my alarm goes off at the buttcrack of dawn and I am going to workout. Tomorrow morning I will not be lazy. I figure I write it enough on here it will actually happen. Anyways tomorrow is going to be a super productive day involving working out, a bit of studying, some healthy eating, and some blogging.....wait is this my psychic abilities kicking in again?! Hmm I guess next blog I'll tell if my predictions came true.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

42. Promises, Promises

So when I went to write this post (which will likely be kinda bad since I'm rusty) I had a song come to mind that goes along with the title nicely. Of course this is one of those times when some of the words of the song come to mind but the exact quote doesn't. Then of course neither does the artist or title. In times like these it is good that I once did an internship with Sherlock Holmes. So I figured I would be able to use the great internet to find this elusive song. WRONG. Did you know that there are thousands of songs that have the word promises in the title? So my detective skills have failed me this time and leaves me without the nice song lyric lead in I was going for. Oh well I guess I'll save that one for a rainy day....

42. Promises, Promises
When I started this blog I said  I would come up 365 ways not to suck. That would be promise number one. Then I posted in January after taking a few months off that I was back in  business ready to blog. That would be promise number two. I am not very good at keeping my promises so it seems. It sucks when somebody says they are going to do something and then they don't. Simple. There is no elaborate way to put it other then if you do not want to be a sucky person then do what you say you are going to do. I know that nobody lost sleep or noticed that I stopped blogging but its the principle. You are only as good as your word so be worth something.

Yay! That was not as hard as I thought it would but it also wasn't the greatest. Don't worry it can only go up from here and I'm climbing the stairs until I reach 365! Because I like a challenge and I want to finish what I started. So in true Barney Stinson fashion I say, "Challenge Accepted!"