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.....