Orientation

Whether entering a new job, a new high school, or college you are likely to have to go to an orientation, which explains the layout of things. Pretty much everyone doesn’t look forward to going to orientation. Our reasoning for not wanting to participate in orientation is usually one of two things either (a) we think we know everything already or (b) we are nervous about entering into this new environment.

We have to learn to TOUGHEN UP! The truth is, there is definitely something new we will find out during orientation that we didn’t know. And, yes, it will be a bit nerve wracking meeting new people and exploring a new place, but that can also be fun!

This clip is from Spongebob’s orientation. If he can do it we all can! 🙂

Random Thoughts

Because I have nothing better to do at the moment….here are some random thoughts for you….

-Why is toilet paper white?

-The characteristics that define what a religion is and what a colt is are ridiculously similar.

-Why do we do what we do?

-Friendship is an interesting thing.

-If you stare at your keyboard and don’t think about it too much the only word you can see is the word “was”.

-Necessary isn’t a hard word to spell and yet I misspell it every time (had to use spell check there) English major……..fail.

-Invitations can be cool lol.

-I hope someone noticed, I hope all the hard work helped someone.

Overpopulation the Wal-Mart Complex

I went into Wal-Mart with a friend yesterday and it his me as I saw the large crowd walking ahead of me and heard the words, “hello, welcome to Wal-Mart” the world really is overpopulated. I am dubbing the overpopulation crisis the “Wal-Mart Complex”.

10,800 babies are born each day in the United States. Wal-Mart employs 1.4 million people in the US. So, lets pretend Wal-Mart was suddenly the only place to work here. Wal-Mart wouldn’t be able to contain the number of new employees because the birth rate is over the amount they currently have. I know it sounds abstract but the point is we are starting to have too many people in the world.

In China, they actually limit the number of children a family can have. Am I saying we should start doing that here in the US? Absolutely not! What I’m saying is I remember a time when a kid could run around outside in his underwear without child protective services being called, when penny candy still existed, when we weren’t afraid of other countries and sooo determined to be better than them. Maybe, just maybe, now isn’t the best time to be having so many kids?

Fun YouTube Videos

Here are some fun and funny YouTube videos for your enjoyment! 😀

Blueberry Surprise – Don’t think, you don’t need to understand what’s being said, just have the volume on and watch.

Baby Bunny Eats a Tiny Flower – Be warned, this is going to make you want a rabbit. I had one, they stink! Cute video though.

Where’s the Chapstick? – 7 million views? Seriously! I think we all have entirely too much time on our hands.

Dirty Shakeweight Version – This is funny but definitely a little inappropriate.

Word Bird

A blog post linking to another blog post kind of seems like an oxymoron. However, this blog post form Dictionary.com is very cool. Click here to take a look at it. The point of the blog is to explore interesting things about words and the English language. A good post on there talks about the letter Y. Basically, it explains that Y is a semi-vowel. People ask me all the time because I’m an English major if Y is a vowel or a consonant. This blog post answers that question.

Sorry…I had to.

Good Grief

Chances are, you’ve lost something in your lifetime for good. A watch, that beautiful wedding ring, the backpack you had since 7th grade, or something else that has special value to you. The first thing you probably did was search for the item endlessly believing it still could be found. Of course, not being able to find it made you angry. You may have even started to think of what you’d give up in order to get your item back. Ultimately, you accept the fact that the back pack is just gone.

The steps you go through when you lose something are actually very similar to those we go through when we lose a loved one or find out that we ourselves are going to die soon. This cycle we appear to go through is called the Five Stages of Grief.

We are all going to die and consequently we are all going to have to deal with the loss of others. The best thing we can do is live our lives to the fullest and understand that there is a path to acceptance that we can work our way through slowly or quickly. The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia is a great book that explains the life cycle in a few short, picture filled, pages.