Friday, November 25, 2011

I want to give thanks

I am thankful for all of the blessings I've had this year. I'm thankful for my wonderful friends and amazing family. They have been there unconditionally, putting up with me at my worst and weakest moments... I would be nothing without their love, patience, and understanding. 

However, I am also thankful for the people that hurt me, for those that have lied, those that have used me, those that have been absolutely fake, selfish, and inconsiderate.. Yes.. thank you because the pain has made me wiser/stronger.. thanks to you I am one step closer to knowing what I want and the type of person I want to be. Thanks to your egotism and unkindness I now have a vivid example of the types of attributes I should reject. Thanks to your lack of love I have decided to constantly strive to be loving and restrain from causing harm to others. 

I am thankful for the good AND the bad, the smiles and the tears, because once you accept life in its entirety you learn to embrace everything while holding on to nothing.. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

That was then, this is now: Backstreet Boys.. WTF was I thinking...

Ahh.. I remember my youth.. so innocent and peaceful, full of sunshine and rainbows..

Then at about 9 years old I stopped thinking boys had cooties and was introduced to the pre-teen world.. and with it came my irrational obsession for the Backstreet Boys...

Who can forget these powerful lyrics:

Song - Everybody

Am I original? (not really... you guys don't even write your own lyrics)
Am I the only one? (actually there's N'Sync, 98 degrees, O-Town...)
Am I sexual? (yo.. you are singing to little girls that haven't even hit puberty.. sicko...)
Am I everything you need?
You better rock your body now

Song - I want it that way

You are my fire
The one desire
Believe when I say
I want it that way (uhh... what exactly do you want?)

Song - Show me the meaning of being lonely

So many words for the broken heart
It's hard to see in a crimson love
So hard to breathe
Walk with me, and maybe
Nights of light so soon become
Wild and free I could feel the sun
Your every wish will be done
(ok I really don't know wtf you're talking about here.. are you guys shrooming?)

Ok in my defense, this was around the same time I started going through puberty.. so I'm going to attribute my horrible music taste to the fact that my hormonal changes were probably making me temporarily insane.... Also, in order to clear my shame I have come up with a very elaborate conspiracy theory regarding their music.. I think their songs actually had subliminal messages built in which completely brainwashed anyone that would listen for more than 10 seconds..
But I digress..
... Today I was going through my emails and I saw there was a Groupon deal for a Backstreet Boys WEEKEND cruise to the Bahamas. Turns out that for only $829 (supposing you get the Groupon.. because the full price is actually $1,388) you get to party with these has-beens for a whole weekend... really...?? REALLY!!?? ::outrage mode::

Why? Why would ANYONE pay for this? How can they even have the audacity to charge this much!?

"Oh but Evelyn you are being too harsh.. when I listen to their crappy lyrics I am able to transport myself back in time and I get all nostalgic... You used to like them too! Why you being such a hater!"

No one that has at least half an inch of a brain should pay for this cruise... You wanna reminisce about your pre-teen years? Then go to iTunes or uTorrent (so you don't have to pay anything) and download their sucky albums..

I don't mean to be hater.. but I just have to say that mi gente.. come on..  don't throw away money like that... There are little kids in underdeveloped countries that are sick and starving.. you want to give your money to someone?? Give it to them!

FINAL POINT: If anyone I know is planning to buy tickets to this thing.. please.. don't tell me.. because whoever spends money on this will automatically lose all of my respect and I might get the sudden urge to spit in their face..

Ok that's all the ranting I got for today.. Peace out! Besitoss!!