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Thursday, March 10, 2011
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Sunday is one of the greatest television experiences ever! Selection SUNDAY!!!! It will be even better this year when Arizona gets their bid! I love this month and what it bring but before I write my thoughts on who is going to win I want to hear yours? I don't need to only hear you winners but I would love to hear what your thoughts on March Madness? Is it the greatest sporting event ever? Is this your favorite sports month of the year? What are your thoughts cause I know I am excited!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
So as the celebrity blogger of the day I have been given free rein to write about anything I choose! I am not sure how many people outside of the state of Wisconsin are following the current protests at the State Capitol in Madison. For those who haven’t, in brief, the citizens of Wisconsin are protesting a bill put forth to the State Senate by Governor Scott Walker. This bill was written as a measure to help cut state costs as part of an economic recovery plan. It requires public workers to increase contribution to their pensions and health insurance, the most contentious aspect of it however is how it affects unions. It prevents unions from collecting dues and using the collective bargaining power that has defined unions for over a century. I am curious to know how you feel about the proposed bill… I know that it’s only being presented in Wisconsin, but what if your state was to pass such a law? How would it impact your life?
While this is only one example of conflict between elected officials and the people they represent- I think it highlights a significant problem with our current form of government. We elect people to represent us in various government bodies. These officials are meant to fight for the interests of their constituents, of which they should be familiar because they are required to live in the district they represent. The problem I feel is that most politicians cannot relate to the people they are supposed to represent. How can a Senator, who has been re-elected four or five times, who has lived in the capitol city for the majority of his term and has earned an income well beyond the average income of his district, understand the needs of his constituents? He can’t. How can we expect our elected officials to represent our needs, when they can’t relate to them? We can’t.
I do not believe that the system can be easily changed to rectify this issue; however I do believe that the first step in making a change is recognition. I think the protests in Wisconsin are a prime example that the recognition is starting to come. The law makers presenting this bill will not feel the effects of it – so why should their citizens? If the State officials were a part of a union that was responsible for negotiating their salaries, pension funds and benefits – I don’t think the people of Wisconsin would be out marching in front of their Capitol.
Written by: Natasha Dixon
Today is simple for me, I am not breaking anything down at all. I have one thing to say and that is THE MIAMI HEAT BLOW!!!! (and I love it). See you tomorrow!
Monday, March 7, 2011
So I have written about friends before but since I find them so important I feel the need to do it again. Some of my old blogs about friends have been directed at a person or two, in this one I don't mean to do so, even though to write about it I do need to experience the issues. I have two major questions in this blog entry that I would like your fabulous opinions on! First, if you have a friend who seems to be spending their time elsewhere and making little effort to see you anymore what do you do? You have already told them how you feel and they claimed they will change but they don't. They spend more time with their partner and their partners friends then with their old friends. Its not a jealousy thing either its more of being hurt. You go through a lot with friends sometimes and when one just seems to pick up and leave like it doesn't matter and doesn't see the issue you start to question how much of a friend that person is! I am not one for giving up but at some point I feel people need to just let go! Obviously this one I am talking about a specific person and that person reads this on occasion and I am fine with that. What I wonder now is it that I am still hurt by how it has all gone down or is that I miss having someone to joke around with like we use to? I know they don't see it the way I do and maybe I am needier friend then they are and for that I am sorry, but at some point you just lose hope. Its not like we got into some massive fight where we can't talk to each other anymore. Maybe this is just nature taking its course but I would be upset with myself if I didn't fight it. I would love to see this person more and hell I wouldn't mind seeing their partner also I just feel that both them and their partner don't care as much. I think they are both great people but at times I feel like their old friends are left in the back burner. What are your thoughts? How do you fight for a friendship that is important to you without offending your friend and looking like a drama queen?
On the other issue I see is how do you end a friendship? (This one is NOT about the person above at all). So everyone has one or two friends that just seems to be a straight up bitch and when they get into a relationship, a new friendship or school they disappear and seem to not care about you or their other friends anymore. Its one thing to disappear but its another thing to be a bitch to those people who have been there for you for years! I know its hard to end this types of friendships but in the end its much needed. You fight and you fight and you fight and your friend is never the same. So if you confront them on it they see where you are coming from and they claim to work on it but 3 months later it all breaks down again, so you have another talk and then they work on it, and then it happens again and again! So I guess the question is at what point to you say enough is enough? At what point to you just realize that your old friend is now a bitch and just isn't worth the stress. I am one to hold on until the last second, which means I am the last one to give up and that makes it hard. At some point you gotta realize that its not you but its the friend and they don't care for this friendship anymore! We are responsible for our actions and not someone else. At the end of the day (I know this sounds bad) but there is no one more important in our lives then our self and we need to realize that. Take care of you first and them second, and if they are effecting your life in the negative then maybe its time to say bye. That doesn't mean having another conversation with them about it because you will be sucked in, but it means to just go on with your life and if they are there so be it, but its time to place your efforts somewhere else because they just don't appreciate you the way they should!
What are your thoughts? Do you have issues with friends? If you do how do you handle them?
Friends aren't easy sometimes. They remind me a romantic relationships that aren't meant to end so when they do it seems like the end of the world. Surround yourself by people who care for you and people who will fight for you till the end of the earth. We have a fixed amount of time to live and don't waste it on people who don't always care for you and your well being!
I know my girlfriend will ask me what I picked this picture for this article and its simple, its because when I talk about the Heat as a basketball team this right now is the best thing about them! If you don't know the Heat blew a game at home against the Bulls Sunday. They were up by 2 with 20 seconds left and the Bulls at the line. They made the first missed the second, on that rebound they missed the ball and ended up with a lose ball foul on Mike Miller sending Deng back to the line for the Bulls only down by 1. He hit both free throws to take a 1 point lead. In the Heats possession Lebron missed a layup and Wade missed a jumped at the buzzer to lose. The heat are 1-15 in last second plats, which is the worst in the NBA by a lot. They can't win close games, which means they will end up struggling in the playoffs also. I just want to sat before the season started I thought the Heat would be a great team so I want to take a second to apologize for my mistake! Mike Asarch made this call at the start, that the Heat weren't all that good and he was correct! The Heat have 3 all stats but no true SUPERSTAR! (I think a superstar needs to be able to not only take over a game but come through when the game matters the most!). The Heat shouldn't even be able to make it to the Eastern Conference title game so all I can say is better luck next season boys!
Friday, March 4, 2011
So if you don't know Ricky Vaughn has officially lost it and I think its as funny as they come. This can all be an act because he wants more attention and whats to up his profile but come on! Some of the things he is saying is just insane! The only issue I see in all of this is that he has kids that are going to see this or have already seen this. He loves in insane lifestyle and to each their own on this one but at some point you must realize what you are doing! He lives with his goddesses and was getting plastered all the time. He know says he isn't drinking anymore and when asked how long he will do this for his response was "As long as I fu*king want!". I hear all these people saying he is a a loser and they don't support him anymore but my view is, who cares! This is his life he is there to entertain us and he sure is doing this. I just wish he thought about his kids in the situation, his tiger blood ways need to stop! He needs to get his shit in gear so he can do another Major League movie and bring back greatness. It is a shame that a show with such high ratings will never be the same or will never be filmed again all because of one mans actions. If he is ready to film they should film again everyone needs to put their egos aside and make this all work because Ricky Vaughn is the man! What are your thoughts on Mr. Sheen?
A special thank you to Dieter Dixon for the topic today!
Brandon Davies was kicked off the BYu team the other day for not following the the honor code of BYU. If people don't know what he did, he had sex with his girlfriend and the school found out! If you don't know having sex at BYU is against the honor code and is terms for expulsion, so that is what happened. Davies was one of BYU's top players and him being kicked off the team looks like it will end their run at the national title. The lost the first game without him and they will struggle in the tournament without him. I have hear mixed reviews on this decision because a lot of people think its insane that he was kicked off the team for this! In all actuality (not to be mean) he deserves it. When he accepted the scholarship he agreed to the honor code and once he broke that he gets what he deserves. The interesting rumor I am hearing from my sources (yes people I actually do have sources) is that his girlfriend is the one that leaked the sex and she did so because she is pregnant with his child. So lets hear what you think about this one people, let the comments fill up maybe?
I wanted to talk about waffles for a second because I know everyone loves them self a good waffle! I was wondering what everyone favorite types were? I love me Ego's blueberry waffles, so I will say that's my favorite frozen one waffles. I would say the best actual waffles besides my girlfriends (of course) are at "More than Waffles" restaurant because they have the best Belgium waffles in town! If you haven't been there go and mention this blog and you will receive a 0% discount! That means Matt and Dani make Brandon bring you both he owes it to you for putting up with him! Whats your favorite kind?
A special thank you to Dani for the idea and Matt for agreeing to it, I couldn't have done it without both of you!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
So certain schools have a new policy about roommate assignments. Some schools are now letting students decide what gender roommate they want. This may not seem like a deal at first, but when you think about it, there are a lot of issues that can come from it. I know we want to think the best of people, and so we would like to think a policy like this could work, but imagine if your daughter was sharing a room with a creeper! I know how guys think and I wouldn’t put it past a guy to select a female roommate with the hopes of fooling around or watching her change (without even knowing what she would look like!). By allowing this to happen, schools are setting students up for some awkward situations. If a guy brings a girl home and hangs a sock on the door, then his female roommate “can’t” get into her room – is she expected to wander late at night, alone? Or will she go into her room and listen to her roommate do dirty things with another girl? This can also go the other way around too if the girl brings home another guy! I am not sexist or anything, but I do think this policy can bring up a lot of issues and potentially cause awkward problems. Guys can be really creepy and do things you wouldn’t expect. I am not saying that women can’t be creepy, but I just think it’s more likely to be the guy. What are your thoughts, would you be comfortable with this or not? I know as much as I might be fine with it in theory, I know there would be times where I wasn’t as comfortable as I could have been with a male roommate – what about you?
Thank you BD Saagar for this topic!
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This weekend the NBA will be playing two games in London (Friday and Saturday, I believe) and this blog isn’t about me having an issue with it – it’s more about the fact that I didn’t really know it was even happening! I see what the NBA is trying to do because the NFL does the same, but shouldn’t they publicize it more? Deron Williams didn’t even know that the NBA was going to London until he was traded and found out that his new team was one of the teams going! Besides not publicizing this game more, the NBA is also sending two it its worst teams to London! How do they expect people to really enjoy a game like the Raptors v. Nets? It will help that game a bit that Deron Williams is playing, but still! If the NBA is trying to expand into a new market, they should publicize a game like this more and make fans in America more aware of it! The NBA is taking the right steps needed to expand, but they have no idea how to market it! Did you know that the NBA was taking this trip to London and what do you think about it?
Edited by: Natasha Dixon
Edited by: Natasha Dixon
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
So I am working on losing weight because I want to be healthy again, but while doing this I would read articles and look at calories on the meals I eat and I am finally going to blog about it. We are to a point set up for failure! Yes, we are responsible for our own actions and what we eat but still come on people. For instance I went to a Clipper day the other day and it was time for dinner, but wow everywhere I looked calories, calories calories! Every single place that served food was bad for you! You can want to make the right decisions but when you are at certain places there seems to be nothing you can do but starve! Yes I do think healthy food does taste good but at the same time I feel over 60% of restaurants don't real have healthy options and if they do its a shitty dinner salad! Something needs to be done to help people who don't know how to help themselves. I understand there are people out there who are fine with people over weight, but there are a lot of people out there who aren't and I think we need to make some steps in helping these people out! We had a good start with putting calories on items at restaurants but these restaurants need to start serving healthier foods also. We are starting to embarrass ourselves in America on how over weight we really are! So people lets make steps in the right direction and get things on track here!
So March madness is right around the corner and I want to know who is ready? Every year around this time people get excited for the best tournament of the year and here we are. We have had a different 1 seed 4 weeks in a row and the #3 team in the nation dismissed there top rebounder and forward the other day. This year the field looks wide open for anyone to win, its no surprise to anyone that I want the AZ Cats to take this one home! Anything can happen this year and its exciting. For years in the past its been all about Duke, UNC and Kansas or something else but this year it seems different. I can't pick a clear cut favorite! Earlier in the year Michigan State look promising and now they aren't even ranked! So I want to hear your thoughts on who is going to win the tournament this year? Let me know people!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
So I have previously written about motivates people, this blog is more about what are your fears? I am not talking about a fear of heights, snakes or spiders, but I want to know about your deepest fears! Some people fear not being rich enough, not graduation from college- this is what I am getting at. After a lot of thought about my fears, I have decided that my number one fear is disappointing my family and friends. I know that they all love me and at the end of the day I probably can’t disappoint them, but I would hate to look back in my life and realize that I didn’t make them as proud as I could have. This fear bring me back to my previous post- what if I never find the one thing that really motivates me to make them proud? With yesterday’s post about being Lost in mind, I am ready to get down and dirty to really make something of myself! I am ready to find the thing I love and make the best of it! Having certain fears in life can help motivate us and I believe that this is my motivation. I know that at the end of the day my family will always have my back and always support me. Nonetheless the fear of disappointing them still motivates me. I want to be the best I can be and show my parents that they did a great job raising me, show my siblings that they believed in me for a reason and show my friends how much their support was a part of my success. So people, what fears for you have and do these fears motivate you, the way they do for me?
So I have a small bone to pick with the NBA right now. I think they have one really messed up rule. The trade deadline is over and a lot teams made moves to either push for the playoff run or dump high salaries. The Wizards are a team that made trades to dump salaries. They ended up getting Mike Bibby before the deadline passed last week. Then yesterday they agreed to a buyout, with Bibby agreeing to pass on next year’s $6.2 million salary. It’s fine that a player doesn’t want to play for a losing team, but come on! He agrees to a buyout and now he will sign with the Heat for the league minimum! This is also probably going to happen with Troy Murphy (he is signing with the Celtic).
It is ridiculous that players are allowed to make these moves passed the trade deadline. The Heat made no moves up to the deadline, and now it looks like that will pay off because they will end up with Bibby for nothing and the Celtics getMurphy, without having to give anything on their end! I think that there should be a limit to how many players one team can sign in a move like this. Players should also have to wait longer than currently allowed before making moves like this or they shouldn’t be eligible to be on the playoff roster or some similar restriction. It’s a weak move by the NBA and it needs to be changed!
Edited by: Natasha Dixon
Edited by: Natasha Dixon