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The Social Reality Challenge

You’ve had a long day at work.  You get home, turn on the computer and escape into the lives of others.  

How was their day?  Did they get the promotion at work?  Did their kid finally go #2 all on his own?  Let’s see those vacation pics!  

You may even share something about yourself.  

Here’s what’s for dinner.  Look what my dog did today when I was gone!  Boy, I can’t wait til Friday, we’re gonna get wasted!!!

 It’s all fine to share our lives and see what that person from middle school is up to (granted they live 3 miles away from you and you have not seen them in 15 years.)  My question is, how come we don’t share anything that’s real?

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Student gets arrested for science experiement

 

Last may a student at Bartow High School in Florida made a mistake.  She was making a volcano for her science class.  Kids being kids, she was pressured into showing others on the playground how it works.  The method for this experiment was to mix toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum  foil together for the reaction.  This was a suggestion from a friend.  Now, true this could create the volcano effect she was looking for however what she didn’t know at the time is it also a bomb recipe.  Called The Works Bomb” taking these items together in a closed bottle can cause an explosion.   Read the rest of this entry »

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How a free pizza can ruin your financial life!

The Free Pizza that cost me over $20,000.

I still remember that day.  It was my first year at college, walking to the dining commons I see this table with a big Pizza banner hanging behind it.  It said “fill out an application and get a free pizza.”  What college kid can resist that?  Money is tight and a large pizza would be a welcome change from the on campus stuff.  Speaking of money, the application was for a credit card.  How great would that be, right?  My first taste of freedom from home, with buying power!  Yet, I didn’t hold my breath waiting for the card.  Who would give credit to someone who is a full-time student, no history and no job?

Flash forward a week later there it was! Hold on a second, that holding my breath thing, it happened.  Well I didn’t turn blue in the face.  I did think about what it would be like to be able to buy what I want when I wanted to.  Not having to call home and ask my dad for money.  Not having to explain every dollar I spent and get lectured when I was foolish.  And… we’re back to the flash forward.  I don’t think I even waited to get back to my dorm room before I opened it.  After ripping open the envelope I could smell something.  We all know the smell of money, this was that ten-fold with a hint of plastic power.  Holding the card in my hand, a rush went through my body.  What could I buy? When should I buy it?  The answers, everything and now!  Wait, I should probably read the instructions first.  Oh there they are, right on the card.  Call this 800 number to activate.  That was it, (besides the wasted ink on the back of the paper known as fine print.)  Within seconds of the call, “your card is not activated and ready for use.”  Wow, awesome, how simple!  $1,000 of buying power! Read the rest of this entry »

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Zero to Hero: Who’s my dream reader?

Blogging 101, Day six: Write to Your Dream Reader: – Better late than never!

So who is my dream reader?  Since this is all still new to me, I can’t say for sure who my dream reader would be.  I have a few ideas though.

The “I agree with you” reader:

In the hope that I am not alone in my thoughts, I write to you that agree with me.  You have the same vision that the world, our country, your town, our lives, the schools or whatever can be better.  You would also agree with me that most of this is not heading in that direction.  It’s not that it’s all doomsday stuff, just things are not quite right.  Here is a list of things you would agree with: Read the rest of this entry »

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