Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Lets talk football...

Yes, I am a chick and a die hard football fan. Born and raised Steelers fan, and I am a loud screaming terrible towel whipping crazed football nut. And Polamalu is my favorite player.=)))

Anyway, we won the AFC North, woot woot. But I have noticed lately how frustrating fans are. I am all for trashing opposing teams, but if you are going to go insane, know what you are talking about. Example, the last game we played with the Ravens wasn't exactly our best game. All the points except for our last TD were field goals. People say we got lucky blah blah blah. But, c'mon, did u see that last drive? It was sick, we just got everything together late, which the Steelers have been doing WAYYY too much. So... last TD.. the STUPID commentators debated about whether the refs would rule it a TD or not because they didn't know if the ball crossed into the endzone. Okay, for those of you who do not know the rules here is how it works. One: the ball needs to cross into the endzone-- Or Two: the player needs possession while having two feet in the endzone, same rule for a completion inbounds. These idiots were talking about whether or not he had the ball across the line. Hey dum dums, the refs were reviewing if he had possesion when his feet were planted.

Ever notice the commentators recently? Except for a few they are all basically football idiots. "Hey they didn't make it on 3rd down so it is 4th down now." Gee thanks, I couldn't have figured that out. Or the "Well, the score is 27 to 14 in the 4th with two minutes left, they really need a touchdown." NOOOOOOOO really?!

Then, I personally get all the time... "You are a girl, you don't know football." Then they get schooled when we talk about the game. really? I played football in the street with a bunch of big giant dudes who threw everyone into the cars when we played "touch". C'mon. But it is annoying to see a girl all decked out in gear saying how much she loves a team and then goes, "What's a first down mean?" (in dumb valley girl voice).

My personal opinion, if you are going to talk football, you cannot just trash everyone, but should be able to discuss the good and bad of your team. I know my Steelers, when it comes to other teams I know key players and follow a bit, but I could care less who they are playing the following Sunday, unless it affects my team. Like Big Ben isn't exactly on fire lately, but he has been doing okay. Plus, any real football fan should realize it is the coaching. I am sorry but Tomlin. WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! When you put the same offensive strategy with every single defense, we get a little predictable. Run, run, throw, punt. C'monnnnnnn dude. Yea we got the best defense in the NFL, but I could be a better head coach. Make the adjustments with your offense. And as for the players, it is little mistakes that cost us games. Last game Ben made a couple of bad passses, and passes that should have been caught. Holmes was feeling a little butterfinger like, Washington too, but he redeemed himself at the end.

Though, I am happy to say the Patriots are blowing this year lol. I am from CT and have seen WAYYYYYYYYY too many bandwagon jumpers. Though I haven't seen those fans recently? hmmm wonder why. Personally I think CT should be a Giants fan state. Number one the Pats were suppose to be in CT originally, but left us, and number two I don't really mind the Giants.

Anyway, GOOO STEELERS. We have a shot against the Titans, but they really have to pull it together, no mistakes boys! Tomlin, give Ben good plays and ROCK THIS!

Peace, Love, & Koalas

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

It's the most won-der-ful time... of the year.

Okay, so... second post. Took some time, but I'm in college and I have finals, so yea. Anyway, its December, merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, happy Kwanzaa. All the songs of happiness and love and giving.... sure. Now, my family is split religion wise, but my father is Catholic, so we do the whole Christmas debacle. I don't know how you people deal with the holidays, but mine is full of chaos. The world has so many more scrooges nowadays. If you didn't get your kid a Christmas present, what would he or she do? Throw a tantrum that's what. I am all for the giving and receiving of gifts, but people use to see the world for peace around this time. Now it is a time for sales.

All I have been hearing about is the economy is down and Christmas won't be the same. Call me crazy, but I don't recall ol' Saint Nick promoting money. This year on black friday a man was murdered in New York. MURDERED, customers slammed open the door and trampled him to death, all to buy some good presents for Christmas and get a couple of things for a few bucks cheaper. Now that's the Christmas spirit. Where has all the innocence gone?

Have you watched T.V. lately? I recently saw a commercial with two men naming all of the reindeer. Each time he named one, some modelesque woman in tiny clothing would get out of a car. What a pimp Santa has become. What are we really teaching our children? Remember all the songs that sung "Peace on Earth". It doesn't even make sense. Sure there are songs like the "twelve pains of Christmas" and twisted Christmas cd's, but holidays should still be about love and peace.

Oh, and something my mother and I noticed while trying to do a bit of shopping with the little money we had. It was close to Thanksgiving, and we needed food and a few odds and ends to cook in/with. Anyway, every , I don't know thirty seconds, we were asked to donate to all of these places. I understand it's the holidays, put out a bucket, if I am a giving person and I have an extra buck or two I will drop it in. But lets be realistic here, when people put you on the spot like that it isn't the funnest thing. Sure, I wish i had a twenty for every single person who asked for a donation for some charity. Hate to break it to ya, we are poor and can barely afford our own lives, the economy is in a slump if you didn't know. (sarcasm yea). It just makes you feel guilty, my mom and I felt bad we couldn't give money, but hey, we do not have any money to give.

Now, don't jump to conclusions. I love this time of year, I'm off break from school and get to be with my family. However, not all are so lucky. I truly love those moments with family, watching a holiday movie with some clay characters (the year without a santa clause is my FAV) drinking hot cocoa and thanking the heavens that you have what you do. I think everyone should be lucky enough to have those moments. Sure, America isn't perfect right now, and we all know people have their issues and problems in life, but let's all get into the holiday spirit! No one loves anything more than to sing along to domenic the donkey and dance around to rocking around the christmas tree =). You know you can't not sing along to those songs, and for my Jewish friends, Adam Sandler's stuff.

tips: make presents, don't worry about buying something fancy, i am sure it isn't a necessity to their living. I am doing it. Tuition doesn't leave money for presents, but I am pretty creative so I am all good. And if you personally want a cheap gift that lasts and is AWESOME. Touch'd by Rachel. Yea it is my mom, but the stuff is AMAZING. Body products, bath butter, sugar scrubs, moisture mist. Goooooood stuff. lol

Ending on a happy note, yea the world is greedy, yea there is poverty and problems, yea people don't all have the morals they used to, but it is still "the most won-der-ful time. of the yearrrr".

Happy Holidays =)

Friday, November 21, 2008

So this is what we've been waiting for?

Since this is my first blog, I will start off by introducing myself. My name is Courtney, I am originally from Connecticut, but attending school in New Jersey. Check out the picture if you would like to know how I look, but then again, isn't personality suppose to be what really matters? I'm sure.

Anyway, college, first semester, big changes. I'm not exactly a psychology major, though it is a possibility, but I have found a great deal of commonalities among students here. So, yea, college. The golden escape for all pissed off high school teens to a land of partying, hott frat guys, and their path to fame and fortune. Ha, right. I'm currently a little three quarters through my first semester. Now, I'm an outgoing person, one who was described as "intense" the first time my neighbor met me at an orientation event. Apparently a loud outgoing crazy person with short purple hair is intense. Who woulda thunk?

So, college, not what I thought. At least this one isn't. I expected opportunity the minute I walked in, options left and right, a fresh start, groups of people I could interact and become best friends with. Instead I have found myself in an overnight high school with more alcohol and stupidity. Even the seniors here have questionable drama. Maybe it's my school, overrated by a GREAT deal, but I feel this place isn't what anyone expected. Although I am most likely transferring next year to some other school. Though schools may be good and bad, when it comes to personable experiences, I find many freshman dealing with the same typical issues.

Everyone is changing, everyone is trying to be better than they actually are. Some girls are being laughed at for their high school tendencies, but they have only had a summer, those people can't change that fast. I however, look around at the chaos and become interested. The kid who came here for acting, only to be building sets, the one who came for education, and can't take the classes on their own campus. Many of the people here know what they want to do, and are changing their person. Yes, I am changing too, but I'm basically the same person, and a pretty awesome one at that I might add. I have huge dreams for myself, I want to change the world, or at least affect it in some sort of positive manner. How? No clue.

I'm not sure if anyone else can see it this way, but what will you do when you get out of college? Other than the typical teacher, lawyer, doctor, what will you do? Take that marketing degree to Crest Toothpaste, or to Sony Records? Work from home with the family, or travel do a different state each week for presentations. I don't see myself settling down exactly. Love, sure, but I want a career. It's not so much to see my name in lights, but when I die, I want one person, just one, to think of me at my wake, and be thankful and happy for the way I changed their life.

People here change you, can't deny it. My roommate and I are polar opposites. I'm an "in your face" outgoing dancing singing football watching rugby playing laughing crazy intense soft romantic girl with an "I don't give a fuck what you think about me" attitude. She is a tiny health impaired nervous crying shy stressed i care too much little person. We have a lot in common with certain things, but are sort of ying and yang like. The first weekend here there were about six girls in my little dorm room. Doing make-up, hair, trying on different outfits, yelling, dancing, etc. Now don't get me wrong I get ready girl-ish, just faster. But DAMN they were nuts, I had to step back because of the chaos, but I adjusted. (I'm more guy-girl, only hung with about two or three girls in high school, watch Sydney White). My roommate dealt with the same kind of shock when the first Steeler game of the season came on. GO PALOMALU!. Also, the first time she pissed me off, i told her, just saying, shut up your pissing me off. Apparently girls aren't straightforward.

Hm, I have gone off on different topics, and this is not what my entry was suppose to be about. But it works, the point is, people in college are halfway into the real world. High school we are protected, college is like jumping off that ledge, a little rope holding you up, desperately swinging toward the real world, with the pit of death below you. It's chaotic, it's not what you thought, it's exciting, and overall, it's unreal, but I can't wait to see what happens next.

peace, love, & koalas.