Friday, December 14, 2012

10 Years. 8 Movies. 7 Books. 3 Heroes. 1 Love.
We are the Harry Potter Generation!

Taboo .... No, not the game

     I've been inspired by the recent school shooting in CT, where some guy decided to go into an elementary school and shoot 27 kids. I'm sorry, WHAT?!? Kids!! Children!! Innocents!!
     The insanity of this world truly baffles me sometimes. Now I'm it going to pretend that this country is the only one with wackos who so crazy stuff like this, because we're not. Wackos come in all races, religions, shapes, sizes and genders. Lets face it, it takes all kinds to make a world and people aren't all cut from the same cloth. Humanity is not one size fits all, we have free will and what we each do with that free will is a personal decision.
      That being said, free will when untamed can be dangerous and taboos only make it harder to tame something like that. I have a sister and if you tell her not to do something, such as don't play your music so loudly, her guy reaction is to crank it up. There's no rhyme or reason her persona is just that she sees everything as a challenge and does not like to be confined by another person's limitations.
     Now I'm not saying my sister is on par with someone that shoots 27 children; because she is actually the sweetest person I know. What I'm saying is that she and I were raised in a household where next to nothing is a taboo subject. If I have a question I was allowed to ask it and gain new knowledge to fully formulate an opinion on something. However not everyone was that lucky, and societal perceptions are a big part of that.
      Guns, sex, drugs, etc. they're all taboo topics. It's all hush, hush and sweeping things under a rug, you'll understand when you're older or go ask someone else. Once again, WHAT?!?
      The phrase curiosity killed the cat has some merit people!! The less people know and learn young, the more curious they get and the more dangerous that is!! Human beings by nature are curious, driven, and determined. If they don't get information from a reliable first source, they're gonna keep going until they get information from ANY source.
     Just remove the taboo, talk to kids and teach them correctly about guns, drugs, sex like you would about math, English and science. It's not that big a deal! And trust me the less taboo a topic the less likely your kid is to grow up and be an idiot.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

iPhone Problems

I'm having a love-hate relationship with my iPhone right now. I love, love, love my phone. It's probably the greatest phone that I have owned in nearly ten years of having a cell phone. I'm always extremely happy that I made the decision to upgrade to an iPhone and I have no plans on going back to a regular phone or one of those other confusing smart phones.
Now for the hate, my freaking home button PMS-es more than I do! And I'm a girl, I have my PMS moments, however when my phone does it more than I do it's a problem. And unfortunately the Apple store can't replace my phone because it's out of warranty (womp, womp).
If I didn't have the assistive touch turned on right now, I'd probably end up throwing my phone at a wall. And for anyone that doesn't know what assistive touch is and shares my problem you're missing out. Right now, go to your settings, into general, to accessibility and turn assistive touch on right now. Basically everything you'd need your home button and/or lock button for the assistive touch can do. It has the option to lock your phone, return to the home screen, activate voice control, even screen shot.
Now I'd be lying if I said having the assistive touch on my home screen didn't take some getting used too. But once I situated it on the screen so it's pretty out of the way i don't know why I put up with my finicky home button for so long. I'm so thankful that Apple created a way to deal with this little hiccup on my phone and it'll help get me to my upgrade so I can get my iPhone 4S.
And yes I said 4S, I realize the 5 just recently came out but really I spent enough money to buy my 26 phone cases I'd like to get as much use out of them as possible before they become useless to me. So yes the iPhone 4S is next, summertime you can't come soon enough.