Thursday, September 24, 2009

to the 2000 me

*I chose to write my blog about the year 2000, which was the same year I first dealt with depression. My marriage had just ended after finding that my exhusband had lied to me, did not love me, and had cheated on me. I was devastated and thought that my life was finished.
I would tell myself that everything is ok and that my life was not over. I would also tell myself that I would fall in love again and experience true happiness again. I would advise myself to never put 100% confidence in a man or anyone else. We all make mistakes. We have to pick ourselves up after we fall down. Depression drags a person down and there are still so many things for a person to be happy about. Instead of sleeping all day, I would have made myself get up and go somewhere. I could go to a movie because I loved movies. I could also spend more quality time with my parents and hang out with some of my dearest friends again. The main thing that I would tell myself would be to make every moment count because time truly does fly by.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

R.I.P. Patrick Swayze

When I heard the news of Patrick Swayze's death, I was very saddened. The first movie I saw that he played in was "The Outsiders." I went on to see several other movies such as "Point Break," but "Ghost" would become my favorite. He could act so well that you thought he truly was the character and that the movie was real. He was also a great person offscreen. In many of his interviews, he talked about how much he loved his wife. He was a great inspiration to many of his fellow actors and fans. I wish the best for his wife, Lisa and their family. He is missed.
What was your favorite movie that Patrick starred in?

The Kanye West incident at the VMA awards

As most people know by now, Kanye West outdid himself at the VMA awards. I have noticed that Kanye likes to steal the spotlight for any publicity that he can get. He has done similar incidents in the past. This time he picked on a 20 yr old white girl. I've noticed that he always picks on white people, like Mike Myers. I think Kanye should go to therapy and work out his hatred towards white people. It's obvious from his recent actions and past actions that he has a problem with white people. We are all people and this racism thing is getting really old. I am glad that Kanye apologized to Taylor. That was a positive step in the right direction. Now, he needs to get counseling and hopefully work his issues out. Maybe then he can focus on his attitude and then he might be the one getting an award at the VMA's next time around. This time, with noone stealing the spotlight.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

My First Job

My first job was as a receptionist at a local nursing facility. I was 16 years old and still in high school. The job was nice because I was inside a heated/airconditioned facility. Also, I enjoyed helping out the residents by refilling their water pitchers, bringing them their meals, and generally listening to all the stories they would tell. I had to answer the phone in a polite manner and take messages for employees. I also did various tasks when asked such as faxing documents, keeping the desk organized, checking the doors when an alarm went off, and running errands for the facility. I loved the job. I quit the job at age 18 to make a little more money and to get more hours.