First Amendment & Ignorance

I have a lot of pet peeves but hey, I’m a Masshole so it’s expected. I think I’ve decided today I realized my biggest pet peeve, ignorance, it drives me utterly insane. I realize ignorance isn’t more rampant than it was decades ago it’s just ignorance has a voice on the internet and they can easily get more of the wrong information quicker now.

Every single time something like this happens in the news people get their knickers in a twist and start ranting about how the first amendment is being taken away. I want to slap them all or punch them or just, you know, tell them they are an ignorant moron. So I got all irritated this morning on twitter and such and then I saw this video, now I feel better.

Please share this video, especially with those people you come across who are supporting this show and their “freedom of speech” and give them a good slap for good measure.

The Almighty Mac

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I used Mac computers as a kid but when I got older I simply couldn’t afford them so I started getting PCs (poor people can’t afford Macs). I like PCs, they aren’t perfect but I find them dependable and I like their setup (ie. right click). I will admit some things about Macs I like better, nothing really specific but I have enjoyed using the old Macbook I got from my dad.

Problem is, on the Mac the internet barely works for no reason we can figure out. Also it likes to simply shut off, out of nowhere. Just shuts off, right in the middle of something. Like Steve Jobs is giving me the finger.

I googled about these problems and it turns out it’s really really common with Macbooks. I thought Macs were pure perfection, that’s how others make Macs out to be when I tend to say I like PCs better.

Someecards Are Meant To Be FUNNY

Someecards were created to be funny.

Someecards consists of parodies of the sentiments found in the traditional Hallmark greeting card. – Wikipedia

How do people not get this? Is it an intelligence thing? Is it a cluelessness thing? So far I’ve noticed a lot of the cards that I’ve noticed are more of a statement than humor are more Tea Party-ish.

Here are some I found that appear to be more statements than humor.

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How do people NOT know that Someecards are about humor? This is one of my new pet peeves.

Add LCS to My Ailments

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Yep, now I’m not just dealing with a protruding disc (lower back pain) but I’m also dealing with this shooting pain in my thigh, which I guess is called Lower Cross(ed) Syndrome. From research I think this comes from using the elliptical a lot lately but now I can barely move my leg without shooting pain. I’ve been researching this a lot and found some yoga to try, although I have to wait until the pain isn’t so intense. I’m determined to get to the gym today or at least get some cardio outside, one way or another. I’m sad though, I really like the elliptical and get a really good workout with it. I really don’t want to give up on regular cardio though so today I plan to attempt the treadmill, I hope it doesn’t make me worse.

I love really really good iced lattes. Love them beyond belief. However there are like 3 places (all local places not chains) that I like the iced lattes so much I drink every last drop. I’ve noticed recently that I go through the trouble of buying an iced coffee or making an iced coffee at home but I never finish it. Why do I bother? If I don’t drink that little bit of iced coffee though I get a caffeine headache. There must be a way to deal with this, I’m going to figure it out.

We All Show We Care Differently

Some people feel that showing you care about someone is about sending birthday and holiday cards but to me, that’s just not something that matters to me. If I’m really close to someone and I’m moved to I’ll send a birthday card of some kind I might do that if I remember to but I prefer to send random cards just to tell someone I miss them and care about them.

I try to acknowledge birthdays and holidays but for me, the random moments mean so much more to me. Someone checking in on you just to say hi for no reason by text or in a message or someone saying “hey, let’s meet for coffee and catch up.” Don’t get me wrong, cards and well wishes are sweet but they are what everyone does because that’s what everyone is supposed to do; I care about people showing up and giving a shit when there is absolutely no reason to.

My husband and I don’t put a lot of effort into each others’ birthdays or anniversaries, we’re more about leaving love notes and finding something one day for the other person just because you know it would make them happy. The Hallmark holidays just don’t mean to me what they used to, the little moments that come out of nowhere mean so much more.

Making time for each other, that’s what is really important in my life. If you can’t make time for someone in your life why would you care about cards and holidays? If I forget your birthday it doesn’t mean I don’t care because I often forget people’s birthdays and I never care when people forget my birthday. In the grand scheme of things is a birthday really something to get bent out of shape about? Is it really worth getting into a fight about? I don’t know, it isn’t in my world but if some random Tuesday you want to send me a card, that would be lovely.