A Dose of Reality + A Dose of Lobster, Emmys, and Cute Things = Compromise For All

Mondays are brutal, and of course, today more brutal than usual.  I don’t like to sully the extremely earth-shattering topics of this blog with frequent political commentary, but all I’ll say is- with this latest American tragedy, it becomes more and more ordinary to say, “our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the innocent victims.”  Having to say that so much takes the meaning out of it, just like saying, “I love you,” too many times and turning it into an empty phrase.  It feels like we all rush to say the words, and then go on about our days, feeling sad, but accepting.  Is this our norm now?  Say we did take a step back from our ever-important rights as US citizens and think about compromise for just moment…would we be able to stop every creep, every insane person, or every terrorist from wreaking havoc?  No.  But we might eliminate some of the opportunity for weapons to get into the wrong people’s hands with stricter gun control, background checks, and more universal mental health services.  Until then, we’ll keep saying the words and it will continue to be business as usual, until it happens to someone you know.

Welp, there’s my political rant for the quarter.  See you in 4 months.  Everything below this will balance out the paragraph above, (because I do believe in compromise.)  Thanks.

MONDAY HELPINGS:

Is Cracking Your Knuckles Bad for You? (Huffington Post) – Let’s dive right into straight up science.  You know you’ve thought about it, and you know you feel guilty about it.  It’s one of those things I’ve decided to worry about “later.”

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Break Engagement (People) – I know, shocking, right?  No, it’s not.  She’s getting annoying and to think, I used to like the song “We’ve Got the Party.”  You really ruined that song for me, Miley.  Better off for the world, having a single Hemsworth back on the market, (though not the good Hemsworth.)

21 Strong Reactions to the McDonalds’ McLobster (Grubstreet) – You don’t need your glasses, you read correctly.  Alert to all my US peeps: Canada has something called the McLobster, and it’s a real thing.  I hear it is made of real lobster, and now it’s offered in Ontario, not just the Maritimes.  I’d say that’s worth a Saturday drive, eh?  There is one part of me that sickeningly wants to try it and another part that is getting sick even discussing it with you.  PS: I’ve never had McRib, either.  What kind of girl do you think I am?

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This person is obviously an expert photographer. (via Tumblr)

Emmy Predictions 2013 (EOnline) – My biggest prediction is that I probably won’t enjoy it as much as when Jimmy Fallon was hosting.  Or Tina and Amy.  That’s really what I’m most concerned about.  No hard feelings, Neil.

Cute Things Falling Asleep (CTFA) – I like this because not only does it make you feel good, it makes you feel very peaceful and sleepy, plus it’s interactive… you can vote for your favorite based on both cuteness and sleepiness.  You’re welcome.  Here’s to a better day tomorrow…

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