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2012 Summer Olympics

posted by on July 30th, 2012

Before this year I never really watched the Olympics, and I have to admit, I kind of regret it. It really is quite interesting. I do have to laugh at some of the things they consider “sports” though. And the focus and determination the competitors have for these so-called sports. I found it hilarious when Kevin Durant was quoted as saying he was looking forward to watching the “speed walking” competition. While KD was a little off on the title of the sport, that’s basically what it is. He was referring to Olympic Racewalking. If you watch the video below of a racewalking competition, please don’t do so while drinking or eating anything. You may spray the food/drink all over your computer screen, or worse, choke on it. As Chris said, they look like they’re walking with a load in their pants. (more…)

Aurora, CO | Shock, sadness, anger

posted by on July 26th, 2012

As a blogger, it would be almost odd for me to avoid the topic of the Aurora, CO shooting. I considered keeping my opinions to myself. But I woke up on Friday morning, just as the rest of the country, to the terrifying news. While I kind of feel like “Who am I? What does my opinion matter? I’m not in Colorado, I don’t know any of the victims.”, I was definitely effected emotionally. How could you read about the horror those people experienced and not feel complete sadness? My heart goes out to the survivors, and to the friends and family of the ones lost in this awful tragedy. (more…)

People ask me why I avoid the media. My usual response? “Ignorance is bliss.” I don’t subscribe to the paper, I change channels when the 10 o’clock news comes on, and I skip clicking when any news articles are linked to me. I guess you could say burying my head in the sand this way is irresponsible of me, but I have my reasons. I let things effect me in a way that isn’t good for me. When I hear about the awful things that go on in this world, I feel so powerless against them. I’m bothered by the fact that there isn’t a single thing I can do to change them. Then when I do finally pick up a paper, I see one of the most disturbing stories I’ve ever read. (more…)