Your Privilege is Showing

April 29, 2017

There’s a constant stream on social media of privileged assholes who are forever bitching about rights initiatives, and when I say ‘bitching’, I mean they are whining that current initiatives are cramping their style.

International Women’s Day, Black History Month (and/or #blacklivesmatter), Pride events, and anything else that falls under a marginalized group’s event category, are all amazing and important to millions.

Truth be told, these should be important to you even if you don’t personally fall into the category of a marginalized demographic. Because we’re all human, and we’re supposed to look out for one another. It baffles me that more people don’t feel this way.

BUT if you are someone who questions why there isn’t an International Men’s Day (there is one though), or a White History Month (are you fucking serious?), or Straight Pride (honestly, sit the fuck down, you dumb bitch), then I’m here to tell you that you have issues.

Please spend some time researching the terms you seem to have a problem with. Try to understand that, sometimes, it’s not all about you. Better yet, be a more well-rounded person and engage with people who aren’t your exact mirror image, so that you can relate when issues outside of your bubble come up. Be friends or acquaintances with people who are different from you so that you don’t go into the world as a completely ignorant asshole.

Lastly, think of others the way you’d like to be thought of. I’ll bet  your empathy levels will go through the roof.

😘

 

 


Social Media Bullies

April 26, 2017

I promise I’ll get back into this blog very soon. I’ve been focused on some other writing projects and things went a little sideways  in my life, but that’s no excuse.

I just needed to post this one thought. Ever notice abusive or bullying comments on Instagram? I mean, I mainly see them on public figures’ pages. But you know the ones. Written by assholes just for sport, attacking the person who posted the picture, usually with an insult geared at the way the person looks. It’s fascinating to me that every single time I click on these douchebags’ (commenters’) profiles, it turns out to be a private profile. Every. Fucking. Time.

So this basically means these trash bags spend their time posting unnecessarily disgusting comments to the accounts of fellow human beings – but can’t risk having to take what they dish out, so they make sure that people who go to their page (in the vain hope of getting insight into what these assholes are about) can’t see who they are, can’t comment on their photos, can’t victimize them the way they victimize others. Basically they are protecting themselves from trashy humans like themselves.

I cannot properly and sufficiently express my disgust. But I admit that, every time I see a trashy comment, and click on the commenter, I chuckle when their private profile proves me right. It’s a rarity to find a public profile for someone who abuses people online for sport.

I honestly can’t stand the human race sometimes.

What do we need to do to weed out the sociopaths from the human race?

No…I’m legitimately asking.

 


Love Kernels, A.K.A. Things I’d Share With 20 Year Old Me

March 12, 2017

Okay…I know I’ve mentioned this twice already…but I cannot stress enough how much I love Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and how you should be watching.

I’m just getting into Season 2, because I’m behind (and I hate myself for it), but it’s still amazing, as far as I can see.

I’m into the fourth episode of the second season but I’m still thinking of Episode 1 because the musical numbers are fucking GOLD.

Not only can I not stop singing this song, but I’m beginning to wish this show had been around for my twenty something year old self. If I had a dollar for every love kernel my friends and I stockpiled in our twenties, I would’ve retired at 30.

It’s crazy how we took some small, insignificant sound bite from a conversation with our men of the hour, and twisted it to make ourselves believe that these guys were worth additional effort. We did this often, and without fail.

Bless this show and bless Rachel Bloom for showcasing this kind of thing that is so relatable.

This show is so good, guys 🙊


But seriously

February 26, 2017

…I can’t stress enough that you should be watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. It’s literally my favourite comedy that is currently on TV. Rachel Bloom is a genius and everything about this show is so well done. Even if you hate musicals, I guarantee you’ll love this show’s musical numbers. They’re hilarious and riveting and not what you’d expect. This show’s comedy may be dark at times, but you can’t look away, I dare you. I just love everything about this show. I’m pretty new to it and I’m not even through the first season yet (almost, though, and I’m trying to catch up), but it’s one of those shows I almost immediately worshipped upon first viewing.

Please give it a try so that it doesn’t get cancelled prematurely! It’s critically acclaimed but still underrated by the masses. I promise you won’t regret it.


A couple of Underrated Shows

January 28, 2017

I promise I will get to the subjects I teased very soon, but I just want to quickly talk about two shows I’m loving right now.

1. Nashville: I watched several episodes of the first season by accident – one of those too-busy-or-lazy-to-change-the-channel situations where a show I regularly watch was on before it. I definitely enjoyed it, despite my history of not being a country music fan. Not only is the music on this show absolutely stellar) but the performances and writing are great.

I admit I haven’t kept up with the show since the early days, but I’ve gotten back into it this season, and it’s still great! Definitely worth a watch, if you’re looking for a new show.

2. My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I heard about how good this show was a couple of years ago on some random NPR podcast I was listening to. I never got around to actually checking it out until one of my local channels recently decided to start airing two episodes every weekend.

It’s amazing and I was hooked from minute one. It’s hilarious, clever, quirky, musical in a way that even non-lovers of musicals will appreciate (the musical numbers are unorthodox and awesome), and the characters, while all flawed, are super likeable. I’m still on Season 1, so there’s still time for the characters to start getting on my nerves…but that inevitably happens with most great shows anyway, right? Just trust me on this, and check it out.

P.S. Rachel Bloom (creator, writer and star of the show) is super talented and hot as hell. Women who are both funny and hot are my faves. 😍


Lucky Friday the 13th

January 13, 2017

I am not superstitious (and I’ve never seen the movies), but I do love me some Friday the 13th.

As a kid, I always felt like the day was lucky. Widespread attention was paid in pop culture to the likelihood of disaster – but I always seemed to have great things happen to me on those days: I’d find out that a guy I liked actually liked me too, an exam would be cancelled, I’d find some crazy deal on those amazing boots I’d been wanting, I’d have an especially amazing night hanging with my best friend.

Somewhere along the way, I developed a love and positive anticipation for Friday the 13th.

And you know what? It’s a great metaphor for life. We should never, ever rely on others to tell us how to feel about anything in life. We should definitely listen and pay attention to different conversations – but we need to remember that our own opinions are most relevant and important to our own lives, and that life is what we decide to make it.

Happy Friday the 13th!


About George Michael

January 6, 2017

So I know he passed several weeks ago, but I’m kind of surprised by how much his death continues to affect me. When I first heard about it the day it happened, I was shaken by just how shaken I was. I have been sad about celebrity passings many times…we all have celebrities who define our childhoods and/or early adulthoods.

George Michael was one of my favourite artists growing up. So many joyful memories. I still don’t know how I managed to get away with playing “I Want Your Sex” in my bedroom. Mind you, I was pretty careful with the volume for certain songs. My parents weren’t the most conservative, but they weren’t super liberal either. However, I love that they allowed me free reign for the most part where my music was concerned. I guess they leaned on the liberal side 😁

Even though I was shaken and teary when I first found out that GM had passed away, I did think I was done with the emotional response after the first day or two. Nope. Tonight when I threw some GM tunes on, “A Different Corner” came on and I lost it.

I never knew George Michael personally, but I will forever think of him as an integral part of my life, and I will always treasure his contribution to the music industry. 💙