It’s been too long. But after having gone to Texas for a wedding and a mock trial competition, I feel like now is the time that I write another post. I will get straight to the point, I am not a fan of country music. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that I don’t like any of it, sure there are some songs that are decent to listen to, or are catchy at the very least, but 99% are garbage.
So I have learned, having been at Westmont and Chapman, that there are a lot of people that love country music, and by love…I mean LOVE. They think it’s the best kind of music, and all others are horrible….o ya and by all others, I mean all the others that require talent and are actually fun to listen to. I never quite understood why so many people (mainly women…like 99% of them) love country music so much, and why 1% of guys love it. But that is why I write today…to explain and figure some things out for you people…to make you think. I’m just here to change lives.
Why Women LOVE LOVE LOVE Country Music
How could they not love country music right? I mean let’s start aesthetically, most country artists are these manly looking, southern gentlemen with really deep voices, who are presumably manly. Side note…since when did the definition of manly turn into country dudes? It’s weird that our society has deemed the dudes from the south as “manly.” Just because you wear camo pants, boots, and a cut off, that doesnt make you a man (I only mention those articles of clothing because that was one of the first people I saw as I stepped off the plane into Texas). I feel like our definition of manly has to be taken into a case by case basis, maybe a sliding scale by culture.
Ok back into the topic of women loving country music.
Besides the guys, women love country music because 99% of the songs are freaking about them! They’re these weird love songs about women. And you know what people love the most? Themselves. And who hasn’t been listening to Celine Dion and imagined that she’s actually singing to him? O…wait I meant her! But away from that awkward aside, I can only imagine that women think those guys are singing to them directly, spoiler alert, they aren’t. So compound that with the fact that the songs are being sung by guys they are woo’d by, they fall into the country trap.
Side note: I also think women love country music because they also like dressing up like they’re from the south. And from the times I’ve spent in Texas….nobody wears cowboy boots, short jean shorts, flannels, and cowboy hats around. So…stop using it as an excuse.
Why Men “LOVE LOVE LOVE” Country Music
This is too easy. Guys will pretend to like country music because the woman they are pursuing loves it too.
Now I could easily end my point there, because let’s face it, most guys are chameleon lovers. And I mean I’ll make an exception to the guys that are listening to country music because heck, they live in the “country”. But there is no way when the first country album came out a guy was like…o man that song speaks to me…and there’s no way because the point made above, those songs were made about women.
Why Celebrities Choose Country Music
It’s always the saying that athletes and actors want to be musicians, and musicians want to be actors or athletes. Well let me tell you, when celebrities wanted to go into the music biz, they used to always choose country music. O why is that? Because it’s way too easy to do. It takes literally no musical talent, and no lyrical genius. I bet they just get some random person to think of 5 stereotypes from the south….beer, tractors, cows, rodeos, and red solo cups….and there are 5 new songs for you. Then think of 5 traits you like in your significant other….and there’s another 5 songs….and BAM there’s a CD.
Now I realize that nowadays celebrities will just do some pop CD, that’s because we have realized the greatness of autotune and being able to manipulate people’s voices on a soundboard. Technology used to not be as great and people used to have to be able to sing, ya not so much for those country artists/celebrities.
I am clearly not a fan of country music. You can tell me that we can agree to disagree, but I won’t accept that. I salute one of my friends for standing up for his anti-country music opinion, and being so obnoxious that his now wife stopped listening to country music, you are a true hero.
The long awaited speech about why women are better than men. This may not be as entertaining as my typical rant style blogs, but I am sure that the subject material will make up for that. I think to make this easier I am going to explain the organization of this blog. I may have said that I would do research, but alas, like always I like to do these things on the fly and so only the organization was pre-determined. I am going to go through categories such as the physical, mental, and emotional, just going to keep digging deeper and deeper. This is going to be fun! I am fairly sure this is going to be the opening for the female section of the book that I will eventually write and give to my friends and their kids, lucky for the ladies that read this part. I realize that most of my blog has not been female friendly, but I truly respect women a lot and hold them in high regard, and here’s why.
Women are just on a different level of attractiveness and grace than men ever will be. Just watch women walk around and they are so much more elegant and graceful in their movements, guys just tend to bumble around and just slouch. Like when women wear the sundresses or any kind of dress, it just flows and truly they look like goddesses. Women are totally more captivating in person than men are, as guys have learned to not be the center of attention because we just are not as pleasing to look at, the softer features of women do help with the elegance. The elegance of women is so magnificent that it leads me to the next sub point…
2. Always written/portrayed in art as things of beauty
I am pretty sure…actually very sure that 83% of literature out there, whether it be poetry, novels, the Bible, all reference women as being beautiful/elegant/graceful. All of the worlds greatest writers have written and described in very awesome and beautiful language about a woman’s beauty. You know why that is? Because even though there are tons of adjectives and images that you can paint with your words, a lot of the time it just isn’t good enough to paint a correct portrait of a woman’s beauty/elegance/grace. You know how impressive it is to have so many words come up to describe you ladies? AND guys as a whole aren’t even that creative! You ladies are the creative ones and guys have like….muscular and handsome….Woo hoo!
3. Get to experience carrying children
Well ok, I know that some may disagree with me that this is a positive experience, especially since the whole childbirth thing was a punishment for Eve…but listen up and stop disagreeing with me. So check this out, besides the whole morning sickness thing, you get the opportunity to develop the baby inside your body. Protect it, and feel every single movement that the baby eventually makes. Us guys just get to do the whole…wow feel it kick, which to me is weird and women get to feel each movement. Which I think makes you closer to the baby when it is finally delivered. As a guy I am jealous of that different level of connection that mothers seem to have with their children, my future kids are going to be connected to me from my endless lectures and rants.
4. Get to wear yoga pants
Is there a piece of clothing that is LITERALLY as cost-effective than the yoga pants? Seriously, supposedly, SUPPOSEDLY they are super comfortable. I get it, when I wear my basketball shorts around school those are super comfortable. I dont know about wearing super tight pants, not exactly comfortable to me, but I can understand why they would be. So not only are they comfortable, they have for some reason become stylish and cool to wear. Seriously what the H? When I would wear my work out clothes in school, everyone just thinks you look like a scrub, but when women wear their work out clothes aka yoga pants, they’re cool and stylish. So not only the comfort and style, but dang they actually look good on women! Link it back up to beauty, because women are just shaped better than men are. So now after all this manly talk about clothing, lets keep it going with…
5. Think of how many jobs they have created with their concern of appearance!
I have no idea how much women spend on clothes, make up, and accessories each year. I would have to figure that it is some multi-billion dollar industry. All in the name of looking good and keeping up appearances. So as a business nerd, I appreciate how much you ladies contribute to our struggling economy. There must be hundreds of thousands of people that have work both here and abroad that have jobs because of your desire to look good. People make careers out of designing clothes, people manufacture those clothes…man it’s is a business man’s dream.
You would think that it would be very difficult for me to admit this fact, but let me tell you it is very easy, and it would be INSANE for me to say that men were. But let’s look at the facts, once women started going for higher education they showed that they were smarter than guys and now dominate the higher education system. Sure some may say that the school system is just making up ground, but seriously as a whole women are just more intelligent. Ok here’s an exception, men on the whole seem to be better at math, seeing that women still havent really entered the whole math field. Look women are just more intelligent, they acquire and retain information at amazing rates…which leads me to why they are more intelligent
2. Better memories
Why are women more intelligent? Because they have better memories. You know who probably invented apps that are for reminders on phones? GUYS, 83% sure, seriously. Women don’t need reminders about plans in the future or important dates, they are able to retain tons of information, which is why they are entering the medical fields now because their ability to retain and recall information way better than guys can. It’s actually not very fair when it comes to school, but hey we are all better at our own things. You’ll never meet a woman that forgets about their first date, anniversary, or a birthday. And again another reason why women are more mentally advanced than men are?
3. Better at balancing multiple tasks
Seriously how many pictures or commercials have you seen where there is a mom that is like feeding the kids breakfast, playing with the dog, balancing the checkbook, cleaning up the kitchen, vacuuming, doing the dishes, and o ya she’s finishing up a contract. I had to throw that one in at the end so I didn’t sound SUPER sexist. But seriously, I used to laugh at those commercials because they seemed so out there, and I used to think how lame it was when they depicted the guy as being this slow and incapable person, but it’s true. Women can just take care of business, they know how to balance multiple things at once. I know technically people aren’t able to multi-task, but women are the closest to having that ability. I have tried helping my mom when she was like making goody bags, and I would literally get in the way of her process.
4. Better communicators
You might be wondering, what the heck does communication have to do with mental capacity/sharpness? Well I am glad you asked, because I have answers for you. Women have the uncanny ability to listen and recall what you had talked about from the beginning of the conversation and from things you had mentioned in passing from like a couple of weeks ago. Now seriously, I cant even remember ideas that I have in conversation like one minute before…and I have to re-run the conversation to just try and get some recall. I think it just goes to show that yes, they have a way better memory, and thus are better communicators because they can use their crazy recall skills to wow you with their wit and ability to remind you/put you in your place.
5. Harder workers
People may not think that being able to work hard correlates to your intelligence, but hey I think those people are wrong and I am right so just accept it. Here’s the thing, people that work hard at things are smarter and way more mentally tough and fit than people that are lazy. There is also the added benefit that being a harder worker, just means that you’re doing more mental push-ups than people that just rely on their abilities and do nothing. But let’s bring this back to the ladies….ok ladies as if you havent heard enough good things about yourself here, you work way harder than us guys do. I think guys have gotten lazy, we have come to expect that things will come to us, and women know that just by outworking us, that they can get wherever they feel called to be in life. Whether it be on the job, or at home, let a woman do some research or take care of something, and it will get done in much more detail and with much more drive behind it than if a guy does it. Most guys, we think how can we get this done as quickly as possible…the ladies, think how can I do this as thorough as possible. And now to the sappy stuff…
So being able to understand and feel for others is something that I am pretty sure escapes most guys. We are usually too simple minded to get beyond our own feelings, and feeling for others and understanding that is probably too mind boggling. Women just understand other people way better than guys do, thus they are able to connect with people they know and meet on a deeper level. Being able to share in someone’s pain in their struggles and share in their joys as well is a very powerful tool in getting closer to other people. I mean the ladies must be able to feel for guys at the very least pretty well, since knowing other women is probably 83x more complicated, and thus understanding a guy is much easier. Having that deeper connections allows women to become a more emotional pillar for us guys that don’t really know how to connect in that way emotionally. We are like the Tinman in the Wizard of Oz dudes. I think being more empathetic makes women better with children as well because most guys will respond to a kid crying with, “suck it up” and that’s the extent of it, women take the time to understand what happened and see/feel what the child feels. Mother’s I tip my ricefield hat to you.
Maybe it’s because women are more empathetic (weird how there’s the root word of pathetic in there), but they on a whole are a nicer group of human. Being more thoughtful means that they are always better friends to have. Just imagine gift giving, when a woman gives a gift, they usually put a ton of thought into something and will make sure that it is highly useful/thoughtful, guys will just buy a woman flowers….or chocolate. Sees candy will shut down the day when guys have more tender hearts and think of better gifts haha. Most guys, because we try to be funny, also tend to be more crude and will send people zingers to get a laugh, women on the other hand are sensitive for other people’s feelings usually (unless they hate them, then it’s ON). Women are always described as being encouraging and supportive, which I would relate to being nice, men….just don’t have it. Thanks testosterone.
3. Better listeners
Listening is a huge part of communication, I myself have not let mastered this art as I continue to fill this page and your mind with my words. But think of what you can learn about someone and how much better of a connection you can have with people if you listened, and asked better questions during your conversation. It always amazes me when someone (almost always a woman) will make a call back to a random time about something so small that I basically believe that she is making it up, but then she paints the story and the recall comes back, and it amazes me and usually is super encouraging.
4. Friendlier/Better with other people
You know who likes to host parties and get togethers? Yup you guessed it, GUYS! Ha whoa what a curveball that would have been, but NO the ladies love to! And not only do they like doing it, they are way better at it. Guys would be totally cool with sitting on a couch, not talking, drinking whatever they please with some chips, watch TV, and do that all alone. The females are always more friendly and welcoming. They are more inclined to include people into their groups and talk to other people. They are more willing to go outside of their comfort zone and to use their friendlier personalities to welcome people and make them feel cool and wanted. As I sit on the couch and type this, I realize how much joy this brings me and how if I never move I’d still be happy.
5. Read people (can tell if someone is faking)
So I think that if you take the sum of all the things I have mentioned, though I will admit that this is not an exhaustive list, because women are just so amazing that I can pinpoint everything, but just because I dont mention it, doesn’t mean it’s not there. It’s like the wind, just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean its not there and that you don’t feel it. I actually am not sure if that makes sense but shout out A Walk to Remember though haha. So again take all those things into account, both said and unsaid, and you get a woman’s ability to read people. They are able to read people like books, and a lot of the time they just have to observe people to know what they are feeling or thinking. That is some weird psychic stuff again, and maybe women just have some random super power. Because a lot of the time they are able to read people very well, it leads all of us guys to be more honest, or well it should. Being able to read people’s actions and emotions means that you can really dig deeper if need be and can call people out to make them open up properly. And truly women have a gift in that.
There are probably many other reasons that my finite mind could not recall…and plus I wanted to keep all sections to 5 points each. I know that my blog may send the message that I hate women, but I really do respect them a lot and only write that way because I think it’s more entertaining. To all the ladies out there that read this…which may only be a few, you are really great, and most likely since you are reading this you are a great friend and I appreciate you very much. To all the guys out there….if you steal any of these points for evil, I hope it comes back to bite you.
Inspiring words for finals. Chills every time.
So March Madness starts in a few days. I seriously cannot wait to see Baylor and Notre Dame meet up in the finals. Who’s excited to watch Brittney Griner play? O wait… nobody’s interested? I guess I’ll write about Men’s College Basketball.
Side-note before I begin: People try and explain how sad it is that women’s sports are not as popular as men’s sports. Sure it’s sad, but it’s not our fault, and by our fault, I mean men. We can’t help that we can’t call your college playoff March Madness because it’s not “Mad” at all. There is no drama when all four #1 seeds make it to the Final Four. Nobody has heard of a Cinderella story in women’s college basketball, and I bet if there was, people would be up in arms about calling it a Cinderella story. It’s not sexist. Once there is more parity in women’s sports maybe people will start caring more, or once they start dunking like Lebron. And if you really need a greater explanation, go watch the newest 30 for 30 on the NC State team, THAT is why it’s called March Madness.
Ok back on track. So it is one of the greatest times of the year, March Madness. I mean other than the NBA Playoffs and about every Sunday during Football season. Time for people to start making their brackets and making their bets…man I wish I was in Vegas for these games. So as I prepared to make my brackets, I was watching ESPN and they had their segment showing President Obama showing us his picks. Now I was sitting there listening to his picks and his commentary, it got me thinking about why we have cared for the past few years what the president picked for march madness. I may be wrong, but I am fairly sure that Clinton nor Bush ever made picks on ESPN telling people who they thought would win the college playoffs.
So since I am pretty sure this trend has started with President Obama, doesn’t it seem insane and fairly racist that because we have a black president that he somehow knows a lot about college basketball? AND athletes make such a big deal about going over to the White House to play the president in some HORSE, OMG have you seen that guy shoot? The man’s form is horrible, and usually lefties have good form (look it up). So to me it seems insane that because the guy shoots a few baskets on his downtime and plays HORSE against Kobe that all of a sudden we have to spend time hearing his analysis on picks. Which leads me to my final point.
When does the president have the time to watch all these college teams? He seems to have some fairly indepth analysis on teams. I have two theories, #1: this man isn’t using his time wisely and is watching too much college basketball, or #2: He is wasting resources by having some White House staff do research for him and send him their findings, thus making him a fraud. Now I don’t know which one it is, but I suspect it’s one of them.
So I am excited to see where the presidency goes next, will love to see what news/sports stations will have lets say a woman, hispanic, or asian president do. Here’s some theories that I have discussed with some people. For women, maybe some fashion advice on the red carpet. Hispanics, some soccer analysis and for the Asian, some comic-con or electronic convention hosting. Seriously this will be exciting.
Ok now back onto the topic of March Madness, I can’t wait to watch the scores during class tomorrow.
So I just spent the other weekend up in San Luis Obispo celebrating and helping with the engagement of one of my best friends and his now fiancé. It was a really good time and I will spare any story telling as it will take too long and you should just ask them. Since they love having to retell this story, over and over again. The weekend was amazing and I am so happy for the both of them. It did make me think about engagements, their history, how these traditions got started, and a lot of other things. I would like to say that my friend had a hand in coming up with some of these ideas, but to save him from any torment, I will say that this is a solo post….
The History of Engagements
The origins of engagements are traced back to Abraham. Marriage consisted of two separate acts, “erusin” which was the betrothal ceremony and then the “chupah” which was the actual marriage celebration. The Erusin would change the people’s relationship status and the Chupah would legally bind them into the marriage relationship. Rings came into play in the olden Jewish days, but the typical modern day ring was given in the Roman times. Romans believed that the circle represented eternity and that two clasps together would signify a contract. The practice of putting the ring on the 4th finger of the left hand was started by the Romans because they believed there was a nerve that ran from that finger to your heart.
Where We are Today
So now girls get a diamond ring to wear when the guy asks them to be wed. This got me really thinking, and why is it that women only get a ring? My first inclination was that women only get the ring because males typically had to pay a dowry to their future wife’s family. Basically buying her from her family (making the argument pretty strong that women are more expensive than men because their families had to make some of that money back!). But it was very peculiar to me, because the purpose of an engagement ring and marriage bands are to signify to the other people that you have made a commitment to another person to be with them, and like the Erusin, that your relationship status amongst society has officially changed, and you’re off the market. What does that say about our current system? That really, although the guy just asked the girl to marry him, to the outside world he has no change of relationship status. Guys should really get something in order to signify this. Instead of making it just facebook official, why not get your guy a band? I did some further reading and I think the Argentinian people have got the right idea, along with the people in Norway and Finland…
"They are made of silver ("alianza de plata") when manifesting an informal "boyfriend-girlfriend" relationship, though this first step might not always happen; howbeit depending on finances, this may be the only ring given at all. The gold band ("anillo de compromiso" or "alianza de oro") is given to the bride when the commitment is formal and the [optional] diamond ring ("cintillo") is reserved for the wedding ceremony when the groom gives it to the bride. The gold band that the groom wore during the engagement - or a new one, as some men choose not to wear them during engagement - is then given to the groom by the bride; and the bride receives both the original gold band and the new diamond at the ceremony. The bride’s diamond ring is worn on top of the engagement band at the wedding and thereafter, especially at formal occasions or parties; otherwise the engagement band suffices for daily wear for both parties. At the wedding, the rings are swapped from the right to the left hand. In Brazil, they are always made of gold, and there is no tradition for the engagement ring. Both men and women wear the wedding band on their right hand while engaged, and, after they marry, they shift the rings to their left hands. In Nordic countries such as Finland and Norway, both men and women wear an engagement ring." (Wikipedia)
Right now girls get diamonds and guys get nothing. What is up with that pricing discrepancy? AND they get another band at the wedding? Girls want to always talk about how unfair things are in the world. Well that’s because we have to spend a ton more on you. That’s why women make about 80 cents to our dollar. But in order to make things more fair I have a few suggestions.
Suggestion Box Friday!
#1 The guy gets a band
This is easy. Get some cheap engagement band after for the guy to signify that you are both engaged. Not that he is just engaged to you. Cause really it should be a reciprocal action where you are both making commitments. He’s locked you up, you better lock him up.
#2 Special Gift
With the Olympics just having ended not too long ago, I thought it would be a great idea if girls bought the guy a medal for his asking. A gold medal ceremony a day or two after the guy asks you to marry him? That’d be amazing. Play that national anthem! Another good gift to get a guy is a watch. I mean who wouldn’t want a Tag Heuer Monaco?
#3 One Up
I figure in most relationships there is going to be some sort of competition involved. Why not carry that to the engagement asking and compete to see who can ask the best/most creatively? I think that it would be awesome to mix up either one of the ones above and ask the guy after he asks you. This btw is an advantage to you women because you have the opportunity to go second. So really you are in a position to be more special still. Don’t worry, guys are sensitive enough that they would appreciate it.
So to conclude with my own personal recommendation, Caroline Mimi Shyu, I think you have some work to do.
The title says it all. In order for this world to become a better place, all of this nonsense has to stop immediately.
#1 Too many exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I mean honestly, since when did statements need to have so many exclamation points at the end? If you are so excited about something, isn’t one good enough? And ok I understand that you may be excited over something, and sure some things I will say may necessitate more than one, for example; you got engaged, finished school, got into school, had a kid, etc. BUT limit it to 4, because beyond that it just becomes excessive. Secondly, you can’t put a ton of exclamation points after some nonsense statement that nobody should be excited over. For example; I love clouds!!!!!!!!!!!, Light switches are cool!!!!!!!, Clorox!!!!!!!…..honestly stop it, nobody is going to take you seriously if you do that enough if you are excessive with the exclamation points because then when something truly amazing happens, nobody will think it’s that exciting. And as a side note, putting things in all-caps is almost the same thing, unless you are showing that you are hyped out over the internet.
I am not too sure what the point of instagram is….so this may be out of place. But one thing I know for sure is that I am pretty sure it is not meant for people to post pictures of their food 24/7. If you at something good, text me and let me know, don’t post some lame picture with some filter thinking that it is artsy. I am pretty sure you are supposed to be posting pictures of cool things you see or things you are doing, not your daily meals….do you really care if I post pictures of my breakfast every morning? Or a burger? Really? Have some discretion on the Instagram please.
I have a new rule. Tanktops cannot be worn by dudes unless it is above 80 degrees outside. I won’t even pretend to understand women fashion so I will excuse them wearing tank tops….since I am pretty sure that is more a part of their fashion. Dudes that wear tank tops when its 65 outside are not getting the point. I am pretty sure you are supposed to wear these things during the summer, not as a clothing item to show off your muscles that you supposedly have. Seriously save them for the summer.
#4 Vague Status’
People who write a Facebook status or a Tweet with something like, “Ugh, Angry” should be flagged as inappropriate and kicked off. Instead of writing some vague status, tell what made you angry or what happened in your life. I’d rather see some long-winded status than this vague thing that prompts people to ask you subsequent questions. Stop fishing for questions and friends and just inform people on what’s going on.
#5 People driving raised trucks with their headlights in my rear view mirror
This one is only frustrating for me because I drive my small Honda Accord. Whenever someone has a raised truck, it should be illegal for them to drive without their headlights re-adjusted so they don’t shine directly into my rearview mirror. A couple of things. First, don’t complain that it may cost you time or money on fixing this, you already spent an inordinate amount to make yourself look like a bro. Second, it’s an obvious safety hazard because it’s not only distracting, but also impairs my vision and does not allow me to use my rear view mirror anymore.
#6 Self-proclaimed swag
What is going on in this world? This might be one of things that needs to change the most. So many people nowadays think that everything that they do, deserves the tag of “swag.” First off, let your supposed “swag” talk for itself. The people that have to self-proclaim their swag are those people like freaking Justin Bieber who don’t have it. You don’t see people like Jay-Z, or Kobe coming off a championship talking about their swag. Instead people like Bieber who can’t rap and isn’t ghetto have to throw in swag all over the place to make people believe that they have swag. There is a psychological rule that as you are exposed to something more, that your beliefs about that thing will become stronger with repetition. So these people are probably just trying to bombard our minds with repetitive swag tags so that we might believe that they actually have swag, because when we see the word “swag” we might associate them with it. So stop playing your jedi mind tricks on people, let your actions speak for themselves, if you have swag, then I’m sorry this isn’t for you since you probably don’t self proclaim it because you know you already have it.
What’s the point of these? People always say that it saves you time and it’s more efficient. Wrong. This is a less efficient way for you to speak, because as it may be more convenient and efficient for you to sound less intelligent, it makes the other person you are speaking to think harder about what you’re saying because they have to decipher and decode everything. You are being real selfish in wasting someone else’s time. I love English too much to allow this to go further. I hope I am able to start my own firm or to be a boss later someday, because if someone says one these abbreviations, FIRED.
Take a look at that link. This is an article by the people of Twitter of what hashtags are supposed to be used for. People have seriously perverted the use of hashtags. What they are not are things that are supposed to finish your thought, for example; I am so good at Monopoly #becauseiwasabusinessmajor #usemylaweryingskillstonegotiate. Seriously, that is nonsense, there is no reason that, “becauseiwasabusinessmajor” will ever be a trending topic. Please do something that you can at least think will be relevant, but to be honest you may as well stick to what is already trending and to just go with the masses then try and start your own, because let me tell you if you do something like, “usemylawyeringskillstonegotiate” will not trend ever, and nobody cares.
#9 Girls with their mouths open in pictures
99% of girls now take pictures where they have their mouth open like instead of saying “Cheese” they are going with, “OMG!” I don’t know why this has started happening, but a piece of advice for you ladies…Guys like smiles. I figure there are a couple of reasons why girls may do this; either they think it’s cute (which it really isn’t), or they are trying to hide the fact that their smile may not be that great (which is deceptive and evil). Make life easier on yourself and just smile, probably takes less energy/muscle than keeping your mouth open like you’re super excited.
I am guilty of using YOLO in the Mount Hermon picture. But thanks to Drake, YOLO has become a normal things for people to say. First of all, people that have to say YOLO to things, are usually doing something dumb or something they know they shouldn’t be doing. Instead of listening to their guilty conscience, they just think, forget it, I’m only on this Earth once so here goes nothing! Additionally, we all know that we only live once, we don’t need the reminder thank you very much. Because we only live once stop wasting our lives with this reference and just stop it.
The defense appears to have first been asserted by Eve, who complained, when charged with eating fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil: “The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.” (Genesis 3:13.) Though Eve was unsuccessful in asserting the defense, it has been suggested that the defense was unavailable to her because the entrapping party was not an agent of the punishing authority.
This post has been a long time coming, realizing that I haven’t written anything in a while and that this just needs to be brought up. This post has been delayed for quite some time because law school is now starting to take a toll on whatever social life I used to hold onto. Which, by the way, does not mean that blogging is the only sort of social life I have haha. So I after this post I am going to take a sabbatical and focus on my new love…the law. What has come to my attention is why it is common courtesy now for couples to exchange baby pictures with one another. I admit I have done this, but only at the request of the other, not bringing up the idea myself. Why women want a baby picture of their significant other is beyond me….why a guy would want one is even further beyond me, and if you are a dude an initiate asking for a picture before your girl does; I want you to go find the closest mirror, and take a long look at yourself and really question your manhood.
So this summer it was, “Stephen moving back home/starting school” mode and that meant my mom wanted to do some major work in the house. That included a lot of cleaning, sorting, disposing, and reminiscing. We found old picture books for dayssss in our closets. My mom and I sat down and looked through many of these pictures, and all I kept hearing was, “Stephen look how cute you used to be (emphasis added).”
So going forward it got me wondering why girls always want some baby/toddler picture of the person they are dating. Then it donned on me that it was exactly why my mom said, it is because of how cute us guys USED to be. As guys age, we lose the cuteness that we once had when we were kids, and grow up to be refined, or as a classmate so eloquently put, “Men age with dignity and grace.” And like a little puppy or a teacup pig (holler for How I Met Your Mother being back on!), women are a sucker for small, cute things. So it allows girls to see past our tough and sophisticated exteriors and see us in a way that they enjoy. My blunt sister even agreed that having a baby picture of a guy is the only proof that the girl has that we were indeed cute. I would even throw out the idea that girls might think about how cute their future kids might be….if they are looking that far ahead….who knows.
I know I mentioned before that a guy should not initiate a request for a baby picture from their girl, and I am still sticking to that. No guy should look at some baby picture of a girl and get all giddy from it, from what I’m learning that is against the law guys. It’s just creepy if a guy were to be into that, because we are not created to like little and cute, but instead of a little puppy by your side, we are supposed to have a full grown German Shepard. I will refer back to my classmate as we were talking about his wedding, and he taught that we should learn to love how she looks today and everyday appreciate her more. It is for us to not look back and think what they once were, but what they are now.
So as I am learning more about how to survive during grad school, I’ll share some wisdom.
1. Turn off your cell phone during class
2. Be prepared to not go out on most weekends
3. Enjoy the library
4. Enjoy coffee
5. Buy a new pack of highlighters
6. Accept being pale