Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Slipped My Mind

Hey everyone... Yes, today is not Tuesday, but I forgot to write my post yesterday. I've been sick since Saturday, so lots of things have slipped my mind. So, I'm writing to you on Wednesday morning while I listen to WhoHype (an amazing Doctor Who podcast!) and looking up other presidential candidates besides Obama or Romney. Research and Doctor Who... Awesome.

While I've been sick, I've simply been watching loads of TV and making jewelry. I've been going through the first season of American Horror Story. Good lord, this show... All the shows I've obsessed over have finally come back on, bringing on my love/hate relationship with Fall. I can't spend all of my life huddled on the couch or under the covers watching TV. Gosh.

I don't really have a lot to say besides: if you're a Doctor Who fan, listen to WhoHype! If you like disturbing, sexy horror, watch American Horror Story! Research who you wanna vote for if you haven't decided yet!

DFTBA everyone!
Shelby W.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hello, all! Monday once more!

 First off: Shelby, That was beautiful. I feel pretty much the same way and feel that America is far to in love with testosterone and hitting things. You can't blame me for feeling like this since I grew up as the schools punching bag. 

 My time has been spent much the same as always: Gaming and hanging out with my cousin. I did start to read the Harry Potter books over again so thats something new haha. And I went to a rock show the other day and got a shout out from the band which was really awesome XD Other than that: nothing. So I will go ahead and sign off

Best wishes and DFTBA,

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Hey guys! Today is Tuesday...


Today is 9/11 and I'm not the sort of person to write/talk about it. I find it hard to express my opinions on this subject. I think it's important to remember those who have been lost and those who lost loved ones, but there's a point where I have to draw the line. 

I don't want to see the old news footage from that day. I don't want to see photos of the towers falling all over the Internet with the caption, "Remember 9/11." I want to remember the individuals, not the whole ordeal overall. I think many people focus on the act and get angry, forgetting that the people who are left in the wake of such an event are the ones who need to be cared for and supported on this anniversary. 

Last semester, I read a novel for my contemporary literature course called The Falling Man. It's about a family after the 9/11 attacks and how the event impacted each person. The father survived the attacks, escaping one of the towers before it fell. The mother became even more disconnected from their already crumbling relationship. The son made up explanations for what had happened that day. The emotional impact of the attacks was felt nationwide, but those of us who didn't experience it firsthand can't really understand the feelings of those who did. This novel, while a difficult book to get through (I'll admit, it was slightly boring), was very insightful and helped me understand the emotional aftermath of the attacks more. But most of all, it validated my feelings about the way we remember 9/11.

Covering the Internet, television networks and newspapers with photos/footage of the towers doesn't help those who are trying to move on and live life in the long-term aftermath of the attacks. I can't imagine having lost someone, or surviving when others you knew perished... but I'd assume it can't be easy to see the footage or photos, even after all these years. Why make this anniversary (and all of them to come) more painful than it already must be?

The most amazing thing I've seen in order to remember those lost was a memorial at a local funeral park a few years back. On one empty lawn, hundreds of flags were raised, along with little notes about the person it was honoring, and the family that was left behind. Driving by, it's instills a powerful feeling of sadness and awe. There were no photos of the attacks. No videos playing on a loop. No "patriotic" songs playing. Just flags standing and flowing in the breeze. It was silent, simple, and beautiful. 

If only more people could remember those lost in such a quiet, personal way... without devastating images and overly patriotic proclamations. But not many people share my feelings. Which is why I don't typically discuss 9/11...

I hope all of you enjoyed your Tuesdays... 
Shelby W.

Monday, September 10, 2012

So I guess my every monday turned into every other monday? I haven't even been very busy and Im failing hard core haha. Not much has been going on with me. I got a new old video game: Psychonauts and started that up today. Very fun game by the way. My mom stopped over today and we got some thumb tacks so I can hang up posters and I have just been hanging out with my cousin more or less. Wow. I am really lame.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

I love Autosave

Hello everyone,
Have you guys ever tried to blog from a tablet? Well, it`s not that easy..because I`m currently attempting it and predictive text is becoming a lifesaver. Cherry flavored. But I am already thinking that this was a great investment, especially since I`m a Public Relations major and what not.
So, it`s almost the third week of school and so far things are going okay (knock on wood), I actually enjoy waking up on Mondays. How often is that said?
I sadly don`t have a lot to add today..and I know that`s been my general disposition lately, but being busy hasn't really let me allowed me to blog as much as I've wanted to, sadly.

Hopefully next time my update will be worth reading. I'm going to aim for it to be!

Have a great weekend everyone!



P.S. I almost lost this post, but the autosave feature on here saved me from a lot of panicking.