Short Post: Computer Addiction

There is a computer disease that anybody who works with computers knows about. It’s a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble with computers is that you ‘play’ with them!

-Richard P. Feynman

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For my Followers

Thank you all who seem to care and support me by staying tuned to my blog. Though I have said I feel uneasy being followed on my blog, I dearly appreciate the few people, real or not, who decided to click the “Follow Amiable Shock Value” button.

I hope you enjoy my posts as much as I enjoy writing them.

Winter Formal 2014

Winter Formal this year was much different from last year. One major difference is that I dressed quite fancy, considering I was Sophomore Princess. The theme was (Sadie Hawkins) Beauty and a Beat and the games were Just Dance and some Xbox plane games. The desserts were out by the time we arrived (my boyfriend and I were the second couple in).
This year, the theme was Patriotic Ball and the games were casino games (Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Poker(?)). In 3 years, I bet there will be a big boom of kids from my school in Vegas, so expect an increase in poverty. Other differences include the fact I didn’t run for princess/queen again and I dressed extremely casual. I wore a $20 2b dress along with some black boots and a black jacket. Not to mention my hair was straight and my face had blue eyeshadow and liquid foundation (hate that shit). The only thing really “formal” about my outfit was my Coach wristlet. Continue reading

Another View on 23 Trends Guys Hate

In case you haven’t heard, there has been a lot of talk on Tumblr about this article about women’s clothing. Basically, someone from Huffington Post interviewed a bunch of men, asking them for their take on women’s fashion. Many people found this article to be objectionable and frowned upon the author, a woman named Ellie Krupnick.

I believe that the post was not meant to be interpreted as “don’t wear this because men hate it”. All the author says regarding the men is:

“We often get the creeping feeling men don’t understand our devotion to harem pants and tie-dye rompers quite as much as we’d hope… So we decided to chat with some men in our lives about some of the latest fashion trends that women love. It seems that they don’t appreciate things in exactly the same way we do.”

Nowhere does she say that women must obey men or succumb to their standards of fashion. She’s just voicing the opinions and oppressive opinions of men on fashion.

Another fault in this piece is that she never states how many men were interviewed… or how many men actually liked the clothes they saw. For all we know, the few quotes under the pictures could have been said by 3 men out of the 45 interviewed*. That being said, I don’t interpret every comment on these clothes as oppressive, but there were some comments that were inexcusable.

*Numbers are not confirmed nor true.

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Short Hiatus

With the start of the new semester, my focuses will be going to my homework. I have two great posts planned- pride and education. I will work on them in the meantime, but for now my posts will not be as frequent.

Catching Fire

It’s almost the end of winter break, and I realized that I had not watched Catching Fire, yet. I read the book two years ago (and finished the series a week after that), so I knew what was in store. The movie has been out for almost 2 months, so I feel quite ashamed of myself for not seeing it sooner. At the end of the movie, no one clapped (which I love at the theaters…) and no one ever put up their 3 fingers to show support for the rebellion. Of course, that’s what happens when the movie has been out for so long. Most of the viewers are just people who didn’t read the book and don’t understand the culture of Panem.

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