So as I was walking to class today I watched a guy on the sidewalk, next to a child and what I assume to be a wife or a girlfriend light up a cigarette. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind people who smoke. You want to smoke, go ahead. However, when I haven’t been around it in a really long time and I’m not “eased into it” (for example being in a smokey house before someone lights up. I’m a little used to it by that point) then I can end up setting my asthma off. Plus, he wasn’t in a smoking section (and there are designated ones on campus). And if I walked the way that I was walking, I would’ve walked right into the smoke cloud. So I instantly stopped. Maybe a little longer than I needed to but I was trying to assess if I should keep going or cross the street. Well, unfortunately, there wasn’t a place to walk because there were flower beds and stuff. So I ended up just staring at the guy without meaning to. We locked eyes and the next thing I knew he was stomping his cigarette out. He took one drag off of it. That’s it. I almost said, “Thanks” but I didn’t want to come off as super rude or anything like that. Like, I really have no problem with other people smoking but when I can’t avoid it because you’re smoking right where I’m walking, that’s a problem. If I can avoid it, open a window, move to a different room, be outside when someone is smoking, then I’m fine. Golden in fact. But don’t smoke where I’m walking.
“We are the girls with anxiety disorders, filled appointment books, five-year plans. We take ourselves very, very seriously. We are the peacemakers, the do-gooders, the givers, the savers. We are on time, overly prepared, well read, and witty, intellectually curious, always moving… We pride ourselves on getting as little sleep as possible and thrive on self-deprivation. We drink coffee, a lot of it. We are on birth control, Prozac, and multivitamins… We are relentless, judgmental with ourselves, and forgiving to others. We never want to be as passive-aggressive as our mothers, never want to marry men as uninspired as our fathers… We are the daughters of the feminists who said, “You can be anything,” and we heard, “You have to be everything.”—Courtney Martin
I know you’ve seen it for Harry Potter movies, Big Bang Theory, and potentially even How I Met Your Mother. Well, I’m coming up with a “workout game” for Gilmore Girls. Why? Because I’ve been watching it for quite a while, I don’t always have the time or motivation to go to the rec center, I do want to start working out, and I still have 3 seasons to go (plus a few episodes of season 4.) Here’s what I have so far but please make suggestions too if you’ve got them.
Gilmore Girls workout
When someone kisses-15 jumping jacks
Luke tells Lorelai to eat better/stop drinking coffee-20 situps
Coffee is mentioned-5 jumping jacks
Friday Night Dinner-run in place during the entire dinner
Trip to Luke’s-25 crunches
Sookie cooking-15 situps
Rory in class-plank (for as long as you can but the goal is the entire time she’s in class.)
Is it just me or does anyone else get annoyed when people are like “My entire life sucks and I have nothing good in it?” I mean, don’t get me wrong, I get sad too but there are people that do that and they’re all “I’m the unluckiest person ever” and I can’t help but look at them and go, “Really? Are you healthy? Do you have an address? Are your parents healthy? Your grandparents? Does your family have enough money to sustain living? Does your dad actually give a crap about you? Yes? Then shut up.”
Idk. Maybe I’m just one of those people where I think, if I can be happy with the cards that I’ve been dealt and they’re complaining about a life that seems far greater than mine, I don’t see what their issue is. There are people in far worse situations all over the world. You have to find the good in your life or you aren’t going to get anywhere. Don’t just make lemonade out of those lemons, make a lemonade corporation. Make something out of what you’re handed. Maybe even something bigger than anyone ever expected. That way, you can turn around and see how far you’ve come.