Sunday, March 8, 2015

"Unos nacen con estrella y otros nacen estrellados."

"Well, no one said life is fair."
"The universe owes you nothing, It was here first."
"God wouldn't give you anything you can't handle."
"It could be worse."
"Everything happens for a reason."
and so on and so forth.

People everywhere will try to tell you that whatever bad fate has befallen you is pretty much entirely your fault and/or the way it HAS to be. That's just the way the cookie crumbles and you have to deal with it. Oh, and you better not be mad about your situation either because that makes you a terrible person that no one wants to be around.
You know what you'll never hear?: "Yeah, that really sucks. I'd be pissed off too. You deserve better than the cards you've been dealt."

Why is it not okay to complain? Yes, the world isn't fair, I see your point and I totally agree. But guess what? You have every right to be angry. I'm not saying that it's acceptable to live your life wallowing in self-pity and not even try, I'm just saying you shouldn't ever let anybody else tell you how you should and should not feel.

(You know what's the worst one? "If you work hard enough, anything is possible." Uh-huh. Tell that to an immigrant farm worker in Salinas.)

I'm not trying to spread the bitterness, really. That's not at all what this is about. I've just recently come to the realization that, yes, I've spent a lot of time being bitter about things, but I've spent even more time feeling guilty about being unhappy. How twisted.

People are given things they can't handle all the time.
Sometimes it really can't get much worse.
Most of the time, horrible things happen for no reason at all.
And if you've worked really hard and been a really good person, you're not crazy for being disappointed when a little good fortune never came back your way.

Feel your feelings!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Tanto que se friega uno en ir a la escuela y para que? Una montana de deuda y la perdida de fe en la humanidad. Que gasto de tiempo!

Me faltan los acentos en este parafo pero nimodo. No se como anadirlos en este programa.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

I have this very quotable professor. My lecture notes are full of stuff like this:

"What do I do if there's a bag of cookies in my house? I eat them! I really, really do!" - on controlling your environment.

"What you're saying may be true, but I hate you nonetheless." - on learning to take criticism.

I can't wait to go to class tomorrow :)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Treasured Moment of Last Week

I was standing outside the school I was supposed to interview at and was about to go in when my boyfriend noticed that there was a ton of his cat's hair on my blazer. He promptly jumped out of the car and whipped out his lint roller (which he always has on hand) and began to wipe me down, very much against my will. Other applicants were passing by and staring at me since I imagine we looked ridiculous.

"Stop it, you're embarrassing me!"
"I know. I'm sorry pudding, but I can't let you go in like this."

Although mortified then, I find it unbearably adorable now.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

"OMG I hate Breaking Bad. I'm in the middle of Season 5 and I still can't get into it." -everyone I've ever hated.

Really, you hate the greatest television show of this generation? Then why in the world would you continue to watch all the way through season 5?
Oh yeah, because you actually like it but you're too much of a hipster to admit it!
More often than I would like to admit, I'll find out something that one of my friends didn't want me (specifically) to know. Usually, a gossipy friend will tell me "Okay, so and so said, 'Don't tell Stephanie', but just don't tell her I told you." The secret isn't ever about me, they just didn't want me in particular to find out what they're up to.

My main gripe is this: What is it about me specifically that makes people not want to tell me stuff? Yes, I can come off as horribly judgmental, but I defy you to tell me that I'm also wrong! I'm the most sensible person I know, and if I'm giving you any grief about something you did, you probably already know it was wrong. So fine, if you are looking for someone to encourage you to drink yourself into a stupor, neglect your responsibilities or hang out/sleep with toxic people, then yes, I'm probably the wrong person to go to. Besides,  I may scold briefly but I never try to impose my beliefs on anyone or talk them into doing what I think is right. I provide brief reality checks and then go back to listening thoughtfully and carefully.

I guess I just answered my own question, huh? haha...
Eh, whatever. I always find out anyway :)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Day 4: You are an Astronaut, describe your perfect day

I have always enjoyed solitude in short bursts. I would much rather be alone or with one loved one than surrounded by faces that are meaningless to me. So, my perfect day would probably come some time toward the beginning of the trip, when I'm not too tired of myself yet.
I realized just now that the prompt doesn't say that I'm completely alone in the spacecraft, but that's what I assumed and that's what I'm going with.
I'm hoping astronauts have space pizza, because that's what I would eat on my perfect day. In space, no one will know how many slices I ate and I won't have to worry about leaving enough for anybody else. And I'm weightless in space, so I won't have to worry about getting heavier, technically speaking.
After eating, I would probably make a music video of Space Oddity like Chris Hadfield did while he was in space. "Though I've flown 100,000 miles, I'm feeling very still." 
In my ideal scenario, there's wifi in space, and I would aimlessly search the web for hours and watch reruns of all my favorite shows without feeling guilty about anything else I "should" be doing and without giving a flying fudgesicle about what's going on on Earth.
But eventually my loneliness would take over everything and I would pine for Earth once more, where I don't feel quite as insignificant as I do out in the vastness of space.

"I'd like to look down on the Earth from above, I would miss all the places and people I love. So although I might like it for a minute or two, I don't want to live on the moon."