Thursday, July 23, 2009

Don't be offended this is all my opinion..ain't nothing that I'm sayin law

In the movie Bull Durham, when asked about what he "believes in", Crash Davis (Kevin Costner) goes on a little rant

"Well, I believe in ...the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve...".

In 1999 Baz Luhrmann (moulin rouge, strictly ballroom) wrote this song that was basically his thoughts, opinions, and advice set to music "Everybody's free (to wear sunscreen)".

"If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists
whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience…
I will dispense this advice now.
Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum.
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing everyday that scares you. Sing. Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss. Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself...."

Both of these pop culture references are great examples of what this first blog is about. It's a completely random spewing of my opinions on varying topics. Some important and some trivial. But these are the things that run through my mind...I wish I could set it to music, that would have really nailed it!

I think debates on politics and religion are pointless and thus avoid them. Although I have no strong opinions on most of these topics, I tend to lean more toward liberal than conservative, which could lead to trouble in my family.

I wish I could have marched with MLK jr, but have no desire to have walked with the pioneers.

I think just because you have money now, once a carny-always a carny. Just look at britney spears, kid rock, and the whole hulk hogan family

Although I have a "wedding" completely planned, I DO NOT believe I will ever get married. I just like to plan really cool parties.

I believe that one good parent is no match for the damage the one bad parent will do. just watch a few episodes of "intervention" if you doubt this.

I am not a big fan of "the Beatles". Most people say they are. I believe some of them (younger people) are lying just to appear cool, deep, and cultured.

I believe respect and trust has to be earned, and is easily lost.

I think only 1/2 saying a swear word is just like using the whole word. So just say it. Although, sometimes I like using just the "letter" cause it sounds funny and little bit more rebellious.

I think the 3 stooges, charlie chaplin, the marx brothers, and any other really old comedians are NOT funny.

I wish I was nothing like my father, unfortunately genetics can really screw you over.

I get extremely bored with guitar solos, I think they are indulgent and repetitious.

I think Prince Harry is so much hotter than Prince William.

The biggest thing I will teach my children is that LIFE ISN'T FAIR. If it was, mitch would have a better heart, Kim would have more children, Jared could make more money as an artist, I could spend more time with Qiana, and my mom would still be alive.

Too many Mormons together in one place gives me an annoyance headache. This is probably why I wasn't a big fan of my time at BYU.

I believe dancing horribly or silly is better than not dancing at all.

I think chewing is more disgusting and less attractive than smoking, although smoking is worse for your health, so you really shouldn't do either.

I think tarot cards, psychic readings, and astrology are fascinating and sometimes very true.

I believe there is no excuse for ignorance or stupidity.

I believe only about 1% of the population can really "pull off" the skinny jean, yet that doesn't stop this fashion trend.

I believe racial slurs are much more offensive than swear words.

I think hearty breakfast foods are better at any time of the day besides morning.

I believe big cities are more exciting, more convenient, and...just better than small towns. I have lived in both.

I think Oprah is annoying. She's not funny (although she thinks she is) and cuts people off mid-sentence ALL THE TIME.

Techno music gives me a headache. It's too long, too monotonous, and makes me feel like I should be waving around glowsticks with a pacifier in my mouth, and angel wings on my back.

People who are happy all the time freak me out. They remind me of clowns, and I just want to know what they are hiding behind those creepy smiles.

I think the title of mother and father are automatic, but you have to earn the titles of Mom and Dad.

I think kids should participate in the sex ed classes at school, ESPECIALLY if the parents aren't going to talk to them at home. Kids will hear about it from their friends.

I think all birthdays should be celebrated, if for no other reason than to make someone feel special. Children especially.

I think the term "family" can be subjective.

I believe some non-fat or reduced fat food items are completely disgusting and useless, and I can't convince my palette otherwise.

I think "funny" stories about pets are often too long, extremely boring, and not the least bit "funny". I tune out quickly.

I have no desire to visit the middle east, india, or most asian countries. They seem too crowded, too dirty, too smelly, and too dangerous for women.

I believe 99% of mass email forwards are not funny.

I have more...maybe another post.....


Lizzie Ann said...

What's that saying... mormons are like manure, if you spread them out they help things to grow, but if you put them all in one place... they just stink!

I agree with you on a lot of these things. Especially that life isn't fair, the pet stories, big cities, and the skinny jeans.

auntiescary said...

I BELIEVE you are one of the most articulate, thoughtful, insightful, honest (as allowed and dictated by circumstanc - like most of us) and loving people I know. I am proud to call you friedd and cousin!

Kimmy said...

I kind of want to feel the same way you do about dancing, but why do I still get so embarrassed when Aaron busts a move?!

Ha ha. Aaron and I were just talking yesterday about how annoying Oprah is. The newscaster was saying she just might be the most trusted person in America. Whatever!! Aaron thinks she's racist against white people. I just think she's so dorky and thinks way too highly of herself.

I love reading what you have to say. You have a way with words!

Emily said...

What the F Angie!!!!! Substitute Swear words are not the same thing as legit swear words and I'm prepared to debate that along with a lengthy discussion about Jesus and Sarah Palin. . . . and maybe throw a story about my cat in there for good measure!

You've been warned!

Brianne said...

I 100% agree about Prince Harry being much hotter than Prince William and anytime I voice my opinion on the topic I get weird looks. I'm glad to finally know that I have one person who agrees with me!

As for Oprah...she drives me NUTS! Talks about her dogs too much and doesn't REALLY seem interested in anyone else except what she's doing and how it looks. Also I remember watching one show when she had the cast of Crash on there and how she was so rude to Ludacris. She's a bit racist against her own race too.

I learned life wasn't fair at a pretty early age where Tom hasn't really experienced it too much. I always expect the worse but pray for the best. Tom thinks I'm a Debbie Downer when it comes to life and what to expect out of it sometimes. I feel I prepare for the worst and am in most cases happy with the outcome. It's my coping mechanism.

krystind said...

fun list :)

Larry and Janice said...

Hey Angie - LOVE your blog - your list - YOU!!!

dirty>south said...

Prince William does look smashing in skinny jeans. Come on, give him that!

Mandi said...

I too agree with the majority of these. But like Kim...why then do I still blush when Collin busts out his JT? Oh well, I love him for it. And LIFE ISN'T FAIR...that paragraph kind of made me tear up. There are so many things in life that we would wish turned out differently. Love this post.

Michelle Lynn said...

Member that time I read everyone's Tarot cards? Creepily accurate!

Kimmy said...

Just read through your list again...I thought about a few others ones I SO agree with. That's why I like you!

Earl Family said...

That list was very entertaining!

lindsay>boo said...

I agree with a lot of those things, though don't hate me---I like Oprah. I know, I know...though I don't LOVE her like most people do...if there's a good topic or celebrity on, I'll watch her.

Oh, and I really wanted to get myself a pair of skinny jeans in the winter to wear with boots...let's hope I'm part of that 1%...

Cali said...

My sister Ash looks amazing in skinny jeans. Me, not so much.

Crisdee said...

fun list... i can't stand Oprah either, I can't understand why ppl think she's all that.. I agree with the big city, the Beatles.. come one! I grew up listening to them and love them and I can tell when they are just faking it! and yeah... unfortunately life is not fair... but there has to be a reason for that... so, hopefully we'll know at some time and will be happy with the reason!

Jess said...

oh WOW, LOVE the list! Lets see....I agree w/ pretty much all of it! I especially detest old comedians, skinny jeans & happy HAPPY people (it's totally freaky & unrealistic!) I too wish I were nothing like my Dad, but guess what??? I look just like him, while my beautiful sibs. look like our beautiful mother :( Well at least I don't act like him HA :) Anyways...Harry is wayyy hotter, Oprah is wayyy to into herself & birthday's must ALWAYS be celebrated!! But like you so accurately put it, "life isn't fair!" Thanks for the post and all the new honesty, I love it!!! You rock!

Kalani said...

Life is what it is. Living and dealing with what ever comes your way. No fair or just about it. Just how you deal with it. Quite clinical but easier to live once people accept this.

I hope your time at BYU wasn't all bad. We had some awesome times didn't we? In fact I miss those times loads. Not all of it but the fun bits you and I had.

Mormons are human. I have a hard time accepting humans so obviously, mormons would be in there. My philosophy is look at individuals only for friendship and avoid large crowds wherever possible unless music or food is involved. I would brave a room full of idiots for a good mac salad or karaoke.

Love you lots.
K xx