Month: May 2015

confessions of a bachelorette

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confessions of a bachelorette

by m. e. nash 

may twenty-seventh | twenty-fifteen 

Hi, my name is m. e. and I am a bachelorette. I’m also a Bachelor, Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad fan. I’ve had this problem since the show premiered…I’m not sure how many years it’s been now. I watch faithfully. If you invite me to do something on a Monday know that I will not oblige. I will not lie or make up excuses, what’s the use? I would be found out if anyone wanted to investigate my lie since I tend to live Tweet during the show.

I’m not sure how that part of the addiction started, I suppose it culminated from a mixture of things; me living with my dog, Malcolm, and him not being able to say back to me; “I know, right?!” – not that he’d say that – because he’s a dude – but you get the point. Being on Twitter while the show is on allows me to have my craved alone time while still interacting with other special people who can’t wait for Monday to roll around.

In  my defense – not that I need one – I am a social scientist by trade. The need to observe  behaviors and social interactions is ingrained in my psyche. Therefore watching these shows allows me to hone my professional skills so that I am aptly able to apply them in real-world situations. BTW, no matter what Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory says, behavioral sciences is a reputable and necessary field. “Take that, take that.” ~ Diddy

Here’s proof that my Monday alibi’s would never hold up in “invitation court”:

confessions of a bachelorette

Milwaukee Sun Times

a flag, some guns and a prom

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So these high school youngsters go to their prom and somewhere along the way they come across this confederate flag and some guns, in Colorado. Here’s the video from HuffingtonPost.com:

Confederate Flag, Guns and Prom?

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Source: HuffingtonPost.com

What I heard the parent saying in the video is that her son REALLY didn’t want to pose for this picture but he did it anyway.

If that is the case then we have a young man, and probably lots of others like him, who will go along with things they know are wrong just to please others – and these are not 6th and 7th grade kids.

I know in high school it’s still tough to be independent and young people are still trying to figure out who they are, but that’s where us adults come in.

We have to teach young people that it’s okay to stand-up for what you believe (while being safe) and that you do not have to go with the status quo – even if the people coaching you to do stupid stuff is an adult.

Otherwise…insert offensive picture that has gone viral and will eventually be showing your kids’ faces instead of blurs soon. Or worse.

Freddie Gray

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Today six police officers involved with the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore were criminally charged.

freddie gray facts
Taken from Vox.com

Source: Vox.com