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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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Saggy pants: Style choice or public nuisance?

The saggy pant debate:

(from Wikimedia commons)

(from Wikimedia commons)

Where should I even start with this one?  I guess I should start with where it pissed me off enough to think about posting about it.

It was a three-day weekend, time to go to the store and pick up a few beers.  I have found a good deal at the local store for some tall boys (24oz cans).  I grab the 15 cans in a box and head to the counter.  This counter is set up for fast business.  Large area to set your beverages and two cash registers ready to take your money.  I arrive to find a couple in front of me.  They guy leaning over the counter with his bright yellow shorts (shawts?) hangin’ out his pants.  He looks back at me (holding the case of beer I now more than ready to enjoy) and asks “y’all look like yo ready for the party.”   YES!  That’s exactly what I’m ready for.  However, before I can do that I have to buy this beer.  It’s kinda heavy and awkward to hold while waiting in line.  There’s a nice big area for me to set this, right where you are leaning and displaying your ass.  I just nod in agreement with his banter and wait for him to leave.

I’m not sure what ticked me off the most.  His disrespect towards me not to offer his “leaning space” to set down my product or the bright yellow shorts hanging out his pants.  “You disrespectful pant sagging punk!” I wanted to say, however I had not yet been drinking so common sense took over.

This style has been around for years and there are multiple possible reasons people started “sagging”.  I won’t get into it because, well I don’t care!  Just stop it!!  Maybe it’s just me getting older however I’m not interested in seeing your ass! (Then again, I’ve never been interested.)  Ok, I’m sexist a bit in this one.  I’ve seen some girls do this with the low riders and pull it off.  Even then, in most public situations…no!   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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umadyetnews: Week in review 04/28/2014

Welcome to umadyet’s Week in review 04/28/2014

Another week in the books.  I’ve noticed a certain trend this week.  It’s been with us for decades.  RACISM.  Some say we have come a long way and some say we have a long road ahead.  I wonder if there is a fine line between racism and overactive political correctness.  I’ve noticed it in the news quite a bit this week.  Is it fabricated, private made public or something else?  Let’s jump right in and find out..  Here are a few articles that I think deserve a little more thought.

 

School fundraiser cancelled, called racist:

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