Happy 1 Year, Blog!

As of August 14, this joke you read before you is officially 1 year old. Happy belated.

Enjoy some throwback posts on me:

I Probably Think This Song Is About Me

Everybody Needs A Xanax

I Miss My Little Mermaid Backpack

Right Back Where We Started From

Why Don’t I Have A Grammy Yet?

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Syriasly.

I’m about to sound like the people I can’t stand – the ones who bring up the starving kids in third world countries whenever we complain about our first world problems. Like, yeah, they’re always right, but we don’t need constant reminders of how shitty we are as a society. Or do we?

This week, I feel like I need to turn into one of those people. It’s not pretentious. It’s not self-righteous. It’s just me observing society and feeling sick to my stomach. Because if I see one more unoriginal Facebook status about Miley Cyrus at the VMA’s, I might actually hurl.

 Allow me to channel my inner Josh from Clueless: “Hey, in some parts of the universe, maybe not in contempo-casual, but in some parts, it’s considered cool to know what’s going on in the world.”

So, like, not to be a total Debbie Downer… but… Syria. Like, do you know what happened in Syria last week? Did you see the close up pictures of dead Syrian children on the covers of the major newspapers? When a government is allegedly murdering it’s citizens with chemical weapons, that’s something that terrifies me and it should terrify you too. I’m too young for a chemical peel. Now, I’ll admit I haven’t done extensive research on what has happened in Syria over the last 2 years. I don’t know all of the details. I’m not ABC or CNN or a reliable world news source. I just can’t look at those pictures on the front page of the Los Angeles Times and pretend to be okay, emotionally. Maybe it’s PMS. Maybe my conscience just decided to kick in. Maybe I’ve been watching too much of The Newsroom. (Which, coincidentally, has been running a story about chemical warfare.)

What is happening on social media right now upsets me almost as much. If we could just compare the number of Facebook statuses expressing outrage over the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman and about Miley Cyrus’ performance at the VMA’s vs. those outraged over the deaths in Syria, it’s just obvious our world has its priorities mixed up. I 100% understand how easy it is to brush aside world conflicts that don’t directly affect us, especially after witnessing that horrific television spectacle, but at the end of the day, how can we all be THAT upset over the fact that Miley has a flat ass when a country is using chemical weapons to kill civilians? I’m particularly guilty of complaining about my first world problems, but it feels wrong to tweet about all of that crap and not bring up the serious stuff sometimes. I mean, at least Syria is still trending on Twitter as of this morning – that’s giving me a little hope for humanity, even if it is showing up underneath “#Mileyasssmallerthan“.

I’m not sure what point I’m trying to make here. Maybe I’m just trying to say that maybe, collectively as a society, we should try to focus on the bigger picture. Maybe instead of monotonously attacking a 21 year old’s bad performance at an awards show, we should be focusing on something more constructive. Or at least be a little more original and witty about the commentary. I don’t know. Don’t listen to me. Rant over. Back to my first world problems. Where’s my grande skinny caramel macchiato and my cake pop?

Also a big shout out to this lady for this article.

Understand Me.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

via Buzzfeed

1. Having a weekend night off, but no one is available to hang out.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

2. Being upset and needing to talk it out with at least three different people.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

Because how else will you process all of your FEELINGS?

3. When new friends think you’re “too clingy” because you’re initiating all of the hangouts.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

4. Blurting out your thoughts on something before they’re necessarily fully formed.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

(Which isn’t the way introverts do it AT ALL, so sometimes they think you’re rash or too honest.)

5. When you come home and want to just drink wine and talk about your day with someone, but your roommate isn’t willing to hang out.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

6. Feeling like you should have more shame or sense of embarrassment than you do, because you don’t mind being the center of attention.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

Is that a bad thing??

7. People thinking you’re “needy” when you’re just trying to recharge by connecting with someone.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

8. When everyone talks about how all they want to do is stay home and be on Tumblr and marathon Netflix, and you’re just like:

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

9. Dealing with unexpected alone time.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

10. Sensing that you’re talking too much in meetings.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

You just have a lot of ideas!

11. …or talking too much at work or in class in general, because it’s second nature to you.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

12. When the cashier at the grocery store is like:

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

13. Because once you get going, sometimes you can’t stop.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

..and you feel like you overwhelm people.

14. When everyone near you at work is wearing headphones and you just want to chat.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

15. Talking with your hands all the time. Maybe even TOO much.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

16. Feeling more comfortable working with a large group than working by yourself.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

17. Having those “OH MY GOD I NEED TO BE AROUND PEOPLE” days…

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

18. …but on the flip side, people expect you to ALWAYS be the life of the party.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

…when you have your quiet moments too! You just feel more refreshed when you’re socializing.

19. You want to do yoga or meditate, but the thought of being silent for that long seems exhausting.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

Zumba or group sports are really more your thing.

20. Being home alone.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

21. Making your introvert friend semi-uncomfortable with all of your talking.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

22. Being labeled “too intense.”

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

23. Feeling like you’re burning out from socializing constantly, but also feeling like you can’t stop.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

24. Wondering if your voice is too loud.

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

25. Feeling stereotyped as shallow or unintellectual because you’re not an introvert.

Feeling stereotyped as shallow or unintellectual because you're not an introvert.