- hello Caitlin
- Username: casintexas2
- In response to: "What was the comfort food you enjoyed most growing up?" Potatoes. :) Mashed potatoes, with butter, garlic salt and onion salt. Mmm. Delicious.
- casintexas2's latest answers
- Talking Versus Texting: My Preference
I guess it depends on the situation.
I prefer to text because I feel like I totally fail at speaking.
However, there are some situations in which I would rather talk,
like when something needs to be taken care of asap, when its
something personal/sentimental.. whatever, and when talking to people
who I would have to wait ages on to hear back from..(mom).
- Technology's Impact on Families
This is an interesting question.
For families with children who live at home, technology definitely can interfere with how families used to interact. Children come home from school and go straight to the computers, game systems, cellphones... and family time is lost.
However, for families, extended or otherwise, that don't have that ability to be around each other as often, technology can certainly help. Since everyone seems to be into technology it is easier to keep up with those who live far away. Today I was able to wish my cousin (who lives in a different state) a happy birthday. Not to say that I couldn't have written her a letter and sent it off a week and a half ago, but this morning I sent her a message that she could have gotten immediately that said just as much as a card might have. Because of technology, I am able to video chat with my grandparents who live 2,000 miles away that I wouldn't normally talk to.
I think the effects are certainly more positive than negative.
- Hear no evil
Swearing is definitely not good in my book. I can understand that sometimes words slip out, but for those that seem to swear every other word, I find it rediculous. I automatically tune out on what they have to say. There has to be a better way to get your point across than using that kind of lanugage, and people would take it more seriously.
The thing that bugs me most, however, is when people use that kind of language in family settings. I'm sure that the parents who bring their children there would rather not have their childrens minds full of swear words. Adults should know better than to be spouting eff this and eff that at their friends when they know that children are within hearing distance.
- I have too many
I dont think they are wierd, but some things certainly come to mind. Fidgeting , for example, bothers me so much. Especially during a time when everyone should be silent. How hard is it to not have things in your hands and sit still for a few minutes. I can understand if that person has a medical condition in which that is not possible, but really, when it comes to most people its insanely annoying. I dont mean to sound insensitive, I can understand a small shift in a seating position, or things like that.. but when its tapping or shifting every few seconds or rummaging through a bag all the time, it gets annoying.
Another pet peeve of mine is changing the radio station constantly. Seriously... find a station you like and leave it there. I get that sometimes songs come on you dont like, but when you dont like every single song on every station... get over it and quit changing stations! Hearing two to three seconds of a song and then another song and then another song gets annoying fast, especially when someone is messing with the radio in your car. If its in their car, its still annoying but at least its their own radio so they can do what they want.
One more is loading the dishwasher incorrectly. This really only applies to my house I suppose, because I am the designated dish washer, however my mom picks up the slack sometimes when she feels the kitchen is getting too messy. It kills me though, that she loads the dishwasher wrong. I have this whole system set up... cups on the top rack, along the two edges.. then working your way in from the left, bowls, large pots or mixing bowls if there is room, small plates toward the front or the back and then measuring cups and large cooking utensils. then at the bottom in the utensil holder each item should be in the correct space... forks with forks, big spoons with big spoons, etc. plates moving outward from there, then you can add pans and casserole dishes and pots and cups too big to fit in the top shelf. And it works like that, but when my mom starts putting things in there and doesnt fill the dishwasher up.. I have to go back in there and re arrange everything, cause I find all the cups to the left... and bowls on the bottom where the pans should go.. but cant cause theyre up top. Its really not that hard of a system and seems pretty logical to me, but she cant seem to get it. Oh.. and my dad puts the silverware in wrong... with the fork prongs sticking up. Maybe it helps to wash them better.. but with the klutz i am, they need to go down or else I'll stab myself with them. He really ought to know better.
Ooh, one more. Drivers! Some people drive so slow. If the speed limit is 70, I dont want to be going 60. I have places to go. Im not the kind of person who is going 85, swerving in and out of traffic but I do like to go the speed limit. [/rant]
- My favorite quote of all time is actually more of a letter.
You are going to move through this.
More importantly, I love you. YOU ARE GOING TO MOVE THROUGH THIS.
Don't be defeated. Submit yourself to the process. You are growing. You are changing. You are doing LIFE.
I am not trying to make you feel better. This f*****g hurts, and there are no two ways around it.
But I am trying to encourage you to not retreat. I can't remove the pain, but I am going to hold your hand while it hurts.
Continue to reach out. You need people right now.
I'm here for anything you need.
You are LOVED in ways you cannot imagine. In ways that don't depend on you. In ways that don't depend on your performance. In ways that cannot be lost. Remember Remember Remember.
Love you my friend.
This was posted by Jamie Tworkowski on the TWLOHA blog.
This is my favorite because of the hope and encouragement that lies within it. There is HOPE. It doesnt try to sugar coat the situation, sometimes that only makes things worse, but it expresses love, even through the mess and stress of life. Nothing is so hard that you cant move through it because you are LOVED. This is amazing encouragement in troubled times, especially with my past. To know that people understand.. that you are not alone... that people do genuinely care. This isnt just some "bandaid" of words, it isnt there to cover up the problem. Its there to recognize the problem and acknowledge that it is a part of life. This has meaning and for those who understand.. it means so much.