Monthly Archives: March 2012
Goodbye to those days where you had to pull a shoebox out of the closet or dust off a photo album to show off to friends. No more worrying about whether or not mom is going to pull out your baby pictures and embarass you in front of your prom date. There is no more hiding, your world is our world. For the facebook generation privacy as you know it has ended. My daughter is five years old and by the time she is 18 her entire life will most likely be chronicled on facebook. I will be able to pull up my timeline and search by year or month and be reminded what was happening at that time. So is this a good thing or a bad thing?
I recently lost just about everything I ever loved. My furniture that was supposed to be transported from one state to another during my move all of a sudden became 5 times more expensive then I was quoted. I couldn’t pay what they were asking so now they are holding it hostage. Furniture, clothes, photos, memories; all stuck in a 20×20 storage unit that I can’t access. I fell into a deep depression about it, wondering if it was really worth trying to come up with all that money (including mounting storage fees and late fees) or whether it would be easier to just start over. Then I started thinking about all the photos I had taken. That’s where they get you- the photos. That’s what made me think of facebook. I realized between shutterfly and facebook I could relive all those memories, find all those photos and start over. My life had been chronicled and I was glad about it.
But I have begun to wonder the impact it will have on my daughter. Will she feel exposed or will it warm her heart to have access to the memories? I think that perhaps its all in how you look at it. Personally, I love Facebook and think if used correctly, its a great way to store memories, share and connect with friends, and learn about great things you wouldn’t normally hear about. What are your thoughts?
I don’t like to talk politics, religion or anything that is too heated as I feel it stirs up too much controversy and steers our hearts in a heated direction. There’s enough anger in the world and I don’t like thinking I might be contributing to it. But I am a little outraged about a few things I’ve heard as of late regarding Hunger Games. The first article I read was about people tweeting racist remarks about some of the characters being black and how upsetting it was to them. Here’s what I have to say from my mothers lips to your ears; if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all. Not every character you read about in a book is going to translate on the screen the same way. But to write negative and even hateful things about people whether it be that they weren’t YOUR first choice for the role or because they weren’t the right COLOR for the role in YOUR OPINION is just awful. We don’t want to read your hate, keep it to yourself.
Finally, I just felt the need to address the recent remarks made about Hunger Games leading actress, Jennifer Lawrence being too plump. Seriously? Are there not enough books out or studies done about the negative impact body image has on our young women of today that we need to hear that? I think she looks fabulous and I personally don’t think an emaciated girl without some meat on her bones would have survived the hunger games. If Hollywood and the press keep pushing for starlets to be thinner and thinner maybe they will all just disappear and the rest of us can start anew?
Hidden in the fabric of our own galaxy are five planets, anchored to Earth and thriving with life. Each one unlocks a secret to many destinies that bring seven brave warriors together to fight the ultimate evil set to destroy their existence. In Book One Verum: Truth, Adaminia is your average 25 year old girl still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up, or so she thinks. Stuck in cube-land and living with her aunt, she wonders if she was ever meant to do more. One day at work, that opportunity presents itself when an odd sound leads her down the hallway and onto another planet. Here she begins the journey on learning the truth about who she is when she travels to Verum and explores the world of Princess Reese, heir to the throne of Verum, setting into motion the path they must travel in order to fulfill their destinies.