"Be the Change you wish to see in the world" -Gandhi "I will be a Hummingbird, I will do the best that I can." -Wangari Maathai "Where stereotypes begin with a grain of truth, cliches begin with a boulder" - George Watsky "And she's gonna learn, that this life will hit you - hard - in the face - wait for you to get back up just so it can kick you in the stomach, but getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to remind your lungs, how much they like the taste of air." - Sarah Kay "Do not fear what has blown up. If you must, fear the unexploded." -Suheir Hammad

Good time "Counting Crows"

Matt Mendoza made his status "I just want to have a good time//Just like everybody eles.........." Yes we know it's misspelled but you get the gist. So then I read the song lyrics. I like this song. (Mainly cause they mention Texas). I wanted to write this amazing blog about guys. Then about what you think a Good Time is. But I can't get it to come out. I can't think right now. Spontaneity is my best friend, but sometimes it stabs me in the back. Hopefully I'll be able to write soon before San Antonio this weekend. Listen to the song.------------>>> Tell me later what you think. If you got anything from it. If you have another song that has inspired you tell me. Have your own moments.

Unwanted Adaptation

Who here thinks they can escape change? Well you're wrong, because time erodes your life away, and with it you are no longer the same person. So change is inevitable of course. But how come we don't always see it that way? If we have a friend who has changed, we blame them for changing, not for their actions, their words, or their attitudes. With change you still have choice, so these things seem to be the right ones to blame, not the inevitable change. So when your best friend starts wearing something different, don't blame them for changing. They need change to survive. Adapting is probably a better word. Have you ever been on the other side of the glass? You've changed and people blame you for it? They shouldn't blame your change. You needed it to survive either socially or even physically. Yet you get called a poser? Why is that? In my personal opinion it's not right. You're not trying to pose as someone else. Even trying to pose as someone else is being who you are, because they're not posing. Everyone is different. So people stop saying they're fake. Their decisions may be unwanted. Their attitudes may be unnecessary. Their actions may be unacceptable. But there's no one else to blame other than the person themselves, and their choices. They choice to do that. Them changing may be an effect. But don't say, "Oh my gosh, she's/he's such a poser!" Because they're not. They're adapting. Whether or not you like it. And guess what, you have no control over them. They have every right to do as they please. Their mission in life should not be to please you. But to please themselves. So why call them fake or a poser? Why even worry about what they do. Until they're not happy don't worry if they change. If you lose a friend. do what they did. Adapt and find a new friend. It's actually very simple. They did it. Why can't you?


P.S. 50th blog!

children

"Remember When Getting High Meant Swinging On The Playground? When Protection Meant Wearing A Helmet?When The Worst Things You Could Get From Boys Were Cooties? Dad’s Shoulders Were The Highest Place On Earth And Your Worst Enemies Were Your Siblings.Wearing A Skirt Didn’t Make You A Slut.The Only Things That Hurt You Were Skinned Knees. And Goodbyes Only Meant Until Tomorrow? And All We Wanted To Do..Was Grow Up"

I got that from my friend's Facebook Status. It's true isn't it? What happened to our little kid worlds? Why did we have to, nor even want to, give them up...for this? For an occasional good moment? For an occasional day or two that we feel infinite? And the rest of the days full of drama, full of wrongs needed to be righted, full of heartbreaks. Why did we trade it in? Adults did a good job of acting apparently, or maybe kids are just optimists and look at only the good things in life. Must be ADD not to notice the bad stuff. Either way we were blindsided. Now they "freedoms" we thought we'd have are followed up by worse consequences.
Example: I get to drive! And pay for insurance, gas, and any check ups. I get to chauffeur friends around. You could be killed at any second. Yea I wanted to grow up for this.
Example: I can buy whatever I want! And then get a job to pay for it, if I can get a job nowadays, or I might just live on the streets because I spent all my money.
Example: I can eat ice cream every day for breakfast! And have health problems for the rest of my life..

I'm not saying we should tell little kids this, but I am saying that I'm jealous... oh dear am I jealous....

Love

–noun
1.a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
2.a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.
3.sexual passion or desire.
4.a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.
5.(used in direct address as a term of endearment, affection, or the like): Would you like to see a movie, love?
6.a love affair; an intensely amorous incident; amour.
7.sexual intercourse; copulation.
8.(initial capital letter) a personification of sexual affection, as Eros or Cupid.
9.affectionate concern for the well-being of others: the love of one's neighbor.
10.strong predilection, enthusiasm, or liking for anything: her love of books.
11.the object or thing so liked: The theater was her great love.
12.the benevolent affection of God for His creatures, or the reverent affection due from them to God.
13.Chiefly Tennis. a score of zero; nothing.
14.a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter L.
–verb (used with object)
15.to have love or affection for: All her pupils love her.
16.to have a profoundly tender, passionate affection for (another person).
17.to have a strong liking for; take great pleasure in: to love music.
18.to need or require; benefit greatly from: Plants love sunlight.
19.to embrace and kiss (someone), as a lover.
20.to have sexual intercourse with.
–verb (used without object)
21.to have love or affection for another person; be in love.
—Verb phrase
22.love up, to hug and cuddle: She loves him up every chance she gets.
—Idioms
23.for love,
a.out of affection or liking; for pleasure.
b.without compensation; gratuitously: He took care of the poor for love.
24.for the love of, in consideration of; for the sake of: For the love of mercy, stop that noise.
25.in love, infused with or feeling deep affection or passion: a youth always in love.
26.in love with, feeling deep affection or passion for (a person, idea, occupation, etc.); enamored of: in love with the girl next door; in love with one's work.
27.make love,
a.to embrace and kiss as lovers.
b.to engage in sexual activity.
28.no love lost, dislike; animosity: There was no love lost between the two brothers.
Origin:
bef. 900; (n.) ME; OE lufu, c. OFris luve, OHG luba, Goth lubō; (v.) ME lov(i)en, OE lufian; c. OFris luvia, OHG lubōn to love, L lubēre (later libēre) to be pleasing; akin to lief
—Related forms
outlove, verb (used with object),-loved, -lov·ing.
o·ver·love, verb,-loved, -lov·ing.
—Synonyms
1. tenderness, fondness, predilection, warmth, passion, adoration. 1, 2. Love, affection, devotion all mean a deep and enduring emotional regard, usually for another person. Love may apply to various kinds of regard: the charity of the Creator, reverent adoration toward God or toward a person, the relation of parent and child, the regard of friends for each other, romantic feelings for another person, etc. Affection is a fondness for others that is enduring and tender, but calm. Devotion is an intense love and steadfast, enduring loyalty to a person; it may also imply consecration to a cause. 2. liking, inclination, regard, friendliness. 15. like. 16. adore, adulate, worship.
—Antonyms
1, 2. hatred, dislike. 15, 16. detest, hate.
"Love." Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 06 Mar. 2010.

How many of you think about this when you tell someone you love them? How do you love them? Do you love there personality, their physical features, their laugh, their family, their connections, what they bring to the table. Do you give great thought to this when you tell it? Do you say it because the other person did, and you didn't know how to respond back, so you've been lying to them this whole time. Do you love them as a friend? Would you die for them? Do you accept them through thick and thin? Do you give the word the kinda of attention it deserves? Did you even read all of the definitions? (secret that wasn't all of them) So if you can't give the definition of love that attention it needs, then can you give the actual feeling or action attention? Are you sure the love will last? Is it even love? Or is it Teenage love?

Teenage Love
It's staying up late for eachother and barely staying awake in class the next day. It's passing each other between classes and stopping to say Hi but end up running to class right before the bel rings. It's going to the mall wandering around hand in hand with a silence that's comfortable. It's watching a movie in the theaters wit his arm slowly creeping onto your shoulder & you resting your head in his arms. It's walking around at night for no reason at all; his chest her head looking at the stars. It's uncertainty of how long it will last, a risk you're both willing to take, even if it means you'll have a broken heart. It's not yet true love, not like, nor lust, nor infatuation, It's teenage love. Here to play with our hearts & never go away
"Hey babe."
"Hi..." *blush*
*stand around idly for three minutes*
-bell-
"SHIT THE BELL." *quick kiss. walk away blushing*
As you walk away and think... I love You.
This is teenage love...

That's what most of you have. You think it's love, because you have this new feeling in you, but it really is just the fact that someone likes you instead of your mother. So think next time. Do yuo really love that special someone, or is it just a new thing you love the idea of?