Posts tagged ‘2012’

January 2, 2013

Blog of the Year Award!

It’s been just a bit over a year since I started this blog, and I have to say it was worth it. I remember sitting at my desk, exploring every possibility of pushing off studying for a test I don’t even remember the class for. I thought that it would be interesting being able to write about things that were on my mind, as a sort of escape, not just from studying but also from everyday life. A place where I could put down thoughts, dreams, worries, and escape from the harshness of everyday living. I never really thought that things I wrote would impact others, since most of the time I would just write about things that only I thought I had troubles with.


But I was wrong, boy was I wrong. My topics started off pretty generic, but as I began to write about things that mattered to my heart I began to find other readers, writers, and scholars that walked that same or similar paths as I had just begun to walk. The things that I felt were big ‘problems’ in my life, were in reality, nothing at all. In short, to sum up the one thing that I learned this past year, is that of perspective. Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes and realizing how blessed y0u are. That it can always be worse. Much worse. And for anyone reading this, I would like to extend that gratitude to you. Because it is you, who have given me this perspective and allowed me to realize that everything that you do matters. Even the little things.

That sounds so sappy, haha, but I don’t care. It’s a new year, new beginning! SO, onto the main point of this post, I would especially like to thank Wilhelmina, and Nina for nominating me (twice?!) for The Blog of the Year Award! Like I mentioned, when I first started I thought that I would be writing these things down for my own record, something to look back at years from now. I never really expected people to read what I wrote, and this award shows for that. It really does mean a lot receiving this award from these two fantastic writers. So thanks again!

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An so, the rules:

1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3. Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
5. You can now also join our Facebook page – click the link here ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Award and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

And so in no particular order:

Secondhand Thoughts – The resolute and placid photography has many a time transported me to another place. It’s all about the escape for me, and here I am able to find what I long for.

Quiet One – One of the blogs that has really stuck out to me lately. If you’re looking for perspective, look no further. You may learn a few things on taking things for granted.

Lady Barefoot Baronness – Lady BB has been one of the constant people to encourage me since the start. Words do mean a lot, especially coming from a stranger. And she definitely has a way with words. Kind of like chicken soup, for the soul!

Trying To Know Thyself – Every post is either thought provoking, or super intellectual. She has made me think every time with what she has to say. Almost afraid to visit, since everytime I check WP I’m pretty braindead :P

Doorway To Amaranthia – Has a way with words. The poetry that I have managed to read have all been superb and multi-lateral. Not many people can do that with words, and I admire that.

Green Paw-Paw – Always has in-depth reviews of the latest literature, and I have actually been introduced to some awesome books as a result. “Monsters do not behave themselves – that’s the whole idea!” ;P

Deep Thinkings – The name says it all. If I could only write half as decent as mrprose…haha. New Years resolution maybe? Another awesome blog on finding perspective.

Unlost in Translation – One part diary, one part observation, and all parts critical thinking. If only I could travel as much… :)

Pouring My Art Out – One word. Photoshop. I don’t know how many times the pictures that I have found on there have made me chuckle. And in the good old fashioned clean comedy kind.

iliketheworldfuzzy – Hilarious! Little Blind Girl is always one to bring in rather outrageous stories, one that combines humor with every day life despite the minor inconvenience that her eyesight may bring. Absolutely hilarious :D

And there we go! I know there wasn’t any requirement for the descriptions, but I thought I’d share how all of these blogs have come to support me, with all of their fantastic writings. It’s absolutely the least I could do. So hears to you, and to a new year! As always, I’m always looking forward as to what the next year will bring.

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January 11, 2012

So it’s 2012 now, eh?

As of this moment, this is the third time that I am trying to attempt this post. Right now, I am just longing for sleep. But now for the second time in a row, my post decided to do another magic trick…and disappear on me. Again. I’m surprised this monitor is still in front of me at the moment. It’s actually kind of funny, since my first original post wasn’t that bitter. And in the subsequent ones I can just feel the venom seeping through my fingers into this post as I attempt it for the third and hopefully final time…

So, with this being the new year and all of course I am surrounded by all of this talk of how the ‘end is nigh’ and all of the related jargon (especially amongst my friends). It doesn’t really bother me since I know that they know that it’s just a joke. However, what really gets at me are the people that actually believe that we are living our last year here on earth. I mean purchasing a lifetime supply of peanut butter, napkins, and Pledge wood polish just doesn’t register. And since when did the Mayans gain credibility to determine the end of our time? HMMMM??? They’re not even around anymore!! To me this is just another one of those stupid fads, I guess you can call it, and it’ll pass. On December 22nd, actually, when the rest of the world realizes that it was just another day. It reminds me of the pant sagging that is still prominent in the area where I live.

Anyways, I will continue to enjoy everyday up until that day. And then enjoy the day after. And then the one after that.

On another note, I’m pretty sure the commercials today are planned and produced by infant chimpanzees that are locked up in a soft padded room. Their only means of escape being that they must make a random audience of college students crack a laugh. The only tools to aid them (based on the quality of these commercials) being a typewriter, a timer with a countdown of 45 seconds, copious amounts of sugar, and a man in a Jane Goodall* costume (to intimidate the poor things into coming up with more of these bombin ideas, of course!) Anyways, I was just watching tv when all of a sudden my eyes, ears, hell all of my senses were assaulted by this particular commercial:

It took me a few moments to register what I had just witnessed. The family at the beginning took the cake. I know that my family would never do anything like that in a million years. I’m still trying to figure out what Vanilla Pink is, since I got a brain freeze and I didn’t even have one of their slushys. Props to good marketing I guess. Words won’t do justice to describe this commercial, so I’ll just let you draw your own conclusions.

As for my New Years resolution, I’ll probably keep it at 1280×1024 like always. Haha, if you’ve already heard this one (please just go with it).

So, I’m pretty sure that I got the main points of what I wanted to share. I’m still really irritated that my post vanished faster than hand sanitizer at an engineering convention…But oh well. This better work actually**.

* I don’t have anything against Jane Goodall, I actually really admire her devotion to her causes of animal wellness and conservation.

**And I apologize to anybody getting random post/subjects from me. That is just me trying to figure out why nothing is wanting to comply.

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