Over the weekend I happened upon a MTV series called, Catfish. It was made into a series after the person that is the Host of the show, Nev Schulman was fooled by an online romance.
I should throw in here the definition of Catfish. As stated by the Urban Dictionary:
"A catfish is someone who pretends to be someone they're not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances."
As funny at times as it was, in the end they were all really sad, heartbreaking stories of people just looking to be accepted. Which I can relate to. For many of these shows the story was the same, good or decent looking guy and girl that was overweight. Some of the guys were really pissed when they finally met. I can certainly understand why they were mad, but the people that they fell in love with were still inside of these overweight women. It always hurts me to see that some people only see the packaging and not the contents.
Since I have been overweight to the point of being morbidly obese for a good part of my life, this has garnered me some humility where I can empathize with people very easily. I know how it feels to be left out or talked about, or even bullied a few times during my life. I was even on the side of the "catfish" at one time, way before the term was popular or invented. I do not think that people understand how incredibly sad it is for these girls.
In a world where everything in life is hinged upon your looks, weight, education and status, these girls are floundering! (no pun intended) Not all of these girls are as strong willed and defiant as I consider myself to be, not all of them will bounce back with the "FU" attitude that I currently have. Most of them have serious self esteem issues or very deep problems which is why they did what they did in the first place! When I was the catfish, I was going through a very difficult time in my life as I took care of my terminally ill mother.
My heart goes out to them. I completely understand why they did what they did. If just for a moment in time to feel the love and a connection with someone that is more than just a friend. Love should conquer all, but it does not. It will usually just chew you up and spit you out. And in this age of computers and non communication communication, you can be anyone you want to be. So these girls choose to be someone they think would be loved.
So as much as I found the show to be fascinating, I also found it disheartening. I would watch it again, but I would really love to see some more happy endings and people that can find it in their hearts to accept people for who they are and not who they want them to be.
Thanks for listening...
Middle aged sage, a novice of sorts, a word smith for sure...Witch, warrior, woman, lady, lover, liar, Mother, Maiden, Crone, child, sister, friend and Goddess Extraordinaire
Friday, February 26, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
Cell Phone Madness!!!!
I actually just purchased the Samsung Galaxy S6 and upgraded from the S4. Which I gave to the hubby, since it was time that he moved up from that stupid flip phone that he has been hanging onto forever! I really love my Galaxy, it's so shiny and gold, it's like a mini computer in your hands. But I digress...
My point is that I'm not so incredibly addicted to my cell phone that I do stupid things in public with it. There really should be a list of rules or etiquette that people have to follow when they purchase a cell phone. So here is my list of Cell Phone Etiquette for all those that run amuck with their cellphones in public.
- No one cares to hear your conversation in public! If you are in a store shopping or standing in line, put the damn phone away. No one cares about who you are banging, whose dead or dying in your family or what you ate for dinner last night. There is a time and place for everything, please have conversations in private not out in the open for the whole world to hear!
- When you are walking down the street, do NOT put your phone on speaker and scream at it. That is not a conversation you are having and you look like an idiot screaming into your phone.
- Do not think that I can not hear you simply because I have ear buds in. I heard what you said and I will be waiting for you in the parking lot biotch!
- Put your phone down when you are in the car. You are an idiot who is going to cause an accident eventually because you think you can text and drive.
- Please stop taking selfies with your lips all stuck out like a retarded duck! It does not make you look sexy, it makes you look stupid.
- If I'm trying to talk to you, put the damn phone down! How rude to not pay attention to someone right in front of you for someone that is inside that little computer of yours!
- For those numbskulls that are so addicted to their phones that they forget to turn it off or on silent in the movies..I hope it blows up in your pocket!
- You don't NEED to take EVERY call, that's what Voicemail is for. I have this really cool feature that I can actually READ the message after its left, sometimes its kind of screwy but I get the general point!
- Keep your distance, Seriously if you need to take a call in public, please step away from people and make it quick, again no one cares about what's going on in your life.
- And for crying out loud, please stay off the shitter when you are talking on the phone, seriously that is NOT COOL!
Friday, February 19, 2016
DentaStix from Pedigree - Product Reveiw
On occasion I get to do Product Reveiws. So this is the first one that I am actually going to do on my blog.
I get these free products at a website called HouseParty.com, If you are interested in checking it out to see if you can get picked for some free swag for reviews, the link is at the side of this page in Random Links.
There is a very wide variety of products to apply for. Everything is done basically by lottery and there are usually only a certain amount of products they give away.
I have gotten lots of free stuff including a Tassimo Coffee Maker, 25 bottles of grey poupon, 12 bags of dove chocolate, Thai food, Gift Certificates for free wine coolers, the list goes on. But my very favorite stuff is Pet Products. That's probably because I have two dogs and two cats and I love giving them things that make them happy.
So this is my newest Product to review, its by Pedigree (which I do feed my dogs on occasion, the canned food) and they are called DentaStix. Here is the link to their webpage DENTASTIX
|Nom Nom Nom|
It's a really nice compact package and I love the dog with the teeth on the front. Anyone that owns a dog knows it's important to keep their teeth clean (this is dental doggy month btw!) and make sure they don't have butt breath.
The Medium sized ones were just a little too big for my little guy but he still made a go of it. My bigger boy ate whatever the little one didn't and then some. I also noticed that they are very hard which also made it a problem chewing for my little guy. The pack that I received, were in a foil package inside the box. When I opened the foil package, the bones were pretty stuck together, so i knocked them on the table to dislodge them. Each boy got one!
The package says they are made of both Rice and wheat flours with a bunch of things I can not pronounce and added vitamins. The package also says to give your dog 1 a day but since my boys eat milk bones 50 times a day I do not think that is necessary. I will give them probably to just Reilly (that's my bigger boy) from now on and give my smaller guy (FU) something else.
They did not give us a price point but similar brands usually sell for between $4 and $8 for a 12 count bag. However they did give us 3 - $1 coupons!
I give this Product 3 out of 5 paws for nice packaging, decent quality and animal enjoyment!
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Liar, Liar Pants on FIRE!!!
One thing that really irritates the crap out of me is when people LIE for no good reason. Boldfaced Blatant Lies, SUCK. They also tend to ruin or undermine the relationship of the person they are told to. Which is why they irritate the crap out of me.
Let's take a look at some of these lying bastards...
I know what you are thinking, Really? Is there a GOOD reason to lie? Well no, not really but let's face it, everyone lies in one way or another on a daily basis, whether its for self preservation, or the error of omission, most people will not be 100% truthful all of the time. Im sure you have heard the saying, "little white lie". BUT there are a certain group of people that just lie for the sake of lying. Maybe it's because they don't like their lives and want to exaggerate, or they want to control a response from someone they are talking to, or they can just be flat out gossip mongers and are looking for some excitement in their everyday boring lives.
Let's take a look at some of these lying bastards...
Gossip Mongers are probably the worst of the worst. They make up stories, usually really bad ones and pass them onto unsuspecting people. Of course if you have no malice in your mind, more than likely the rumor spreading will end with you. (It should anyway) But the problem with that is that people LOVE dirty laundry and they love to be the ones that have the dirty laundry to spread. Usually the gossip monger is bored with their lives and just want to add a little spark to keep things interesting. But sometimes, the damage they can do can be unrepairable to people. So don't be a gossip monger, find a different hobby, and don't be a wash person either...
The Sin of Omission, another really irritating liar. This liar thinks that they did not lie because they did not tell you an untruth...WRONG bozo, just because you didn't come out and SAY it doesnt me that you didn't LIE! By conscientiously omitting facts, you are not telling the whole story there for you are LYING. These people usually tend to be petty and have low self image.
Self Preservation, is when you lie not only to someone else, but also yourself. Some people have the balls to actually BELIEVE what they are saying. This other than all the rest, does some serious damage to a relationship because you are usually lying to someone you care about in some way shape or form. Normally this type of lying is done by children when they want to get something out of their parents. However, I have seen that it's not just children that will lie for self preservation, it's usually done by immature adults too. Self preservation also comes in the form of a "little white lie" which is anything but little and or white! Usually people call it that when they want to downplay the seriousness of their compulsive lying problem!
So in ending, my point is..Don't lie or at the very least TRY not to lie (we are all human and sometimes the devil gets ahold of ya). Don't even let a "little white lie" slip because in the end, you are only hurting your own credibility. If faced with a question that you just do not want to answer, say it. Say, "hey, i'm not comfortable answering that", or "can we change the subject, I don't want to talk now." It's ok to not have all the answers or just not want to deal with something at the moment but for crying out loud, the only person you hurt with your lies is inevitably, yourself!
Monday, February 15, 2016
Happy Presidents Day
For all of you that are lucky enough to have off today, enjoy your day off, I know I will be enjoying the lighter than normal traffic!
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Stupid Cupid Day
When I was younger and quite naive, I loved St Valentine's Day. I know my mother loved this sorta kinda holiday also. I thought, at the time, that it was just so romantic and what girl DOESN'T want romance once in awhile. Well as it turns out...ME!
Valentine's day has become such an overrated money making quasi-holiday, it was invented by Greeting Card companies that couldn't make any money after the end of year holidays were over. Then after a while the chocolate companies and Florists jumped on board too!
The way I see it is, if your lover shows you every day of the year that they really love you, then why do I need one day a year for him to prove it to me?
When you find real love, this Stupid Cupid holiday goes out the window.
But, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say..
I hope you all have a Happy Valentine's Day and I hope you have found what you are looking for in a soul mate!
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Happy February...or not...
Ah February, the month that really SUCKS in the great north east. Snow, Snow and more freaking Snow...just shoot me now :(
February is the month that everyone, including myself, gets sick. Which is why I have not posted anything in a couple of weeks. Had a really bad cold that was going around the office. I think someone sneezed in my path and then the rest is history or maybe I picked it up at the disease ridden Gym. Who knows, all I know now is that I still feel like I swallowed a raw clam...but...I digress
Outside of the StupidBowl (that's SuperBowl for those of you that don't get my sarcasm) halftime show and semi decent commercials, the only thing that is worth looking forward to in February is the return of The Walking Dead! Except this year we have baby-puppy-monkey to keep us entertained and I'm not talking about Queen B, Coldplay and Bruno either, I'm talking about the commercial! baha!
Funny thing with the Stupidbowl and the commercials, first the companies pay obscene amounts of money to have their commercials air during the SB (that's StupidBowl again but I'm just going to Abbrev it from now on). Then you barely ever see them again except for the following year, right before the SB they air a special about commercials of the SB?!? wtf?
Does anyone remember Dirty Bird?, I think it was a Toyota commercial from a SB a few years back...one of my favs.
The other strange thing about the commercials is it's really the only time I or probably anyone else, tune into a show just to watch the commercials, I spend countless hours usually trying to avoid commercials at all costs, even if I have to switch the channel and miss part of what I'm watching!
I will say though that other than the commercials I was quite impressed with the half time show this year, it was very upbeat and colorful, and since I love flowers and gardening, I just loved those big flower parasols! And I even got a better appreciation for Coldplay, they aren't that bad but they still remind me of old people music. And Bruno, well Bruno reminds me of a young MJ. Queen B, why does she never wear pants? She is always in a bodysuit type thingy? I just don't get it, although I do like some of her music...must be a dance thing...
So now that the SB is over we have.....Valentine's Day to look forward to next week...another Dumb Ass Holiday made up by card and chocolate companies...but again...I digress..
Keep warm and try NOT to get sick...Until next time
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