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As you more than likely already know Osama Bin Laden was been pronounced dead yesterday. After searching for him for nearly 10 years, the US was finally able to pin point his whereabouts and put the chase to rest. It is a great defeat for America, and I am so happy and proud to be an American. My thank you goes out to every man and woman serving in the military, thank you.
I did turn on the news and watch everything go down live, but it was far more entertaining to see what everyone was posting via internet (Facebook, Twitter). Here are some of the post I saw that gave me a chuckle. I know this is a serious, historical moment in the world, but these post did lighten the mood a bit:
“The longest game of hide and go seek just ended.”
“Knock Knock. Who’s there? Not Bin Laden.”
“So how long before they make a movie outta this?”
“One day my news feed is blowin up with pictures of a double rainbow, now Bin Laden’s death. You can always count on facebook to update you on the finest things in life.”
“The awkward thing about Osama is that nobody is telling you that Dora The Explorer was the one who finally found him…”
“Osama Bin Laden will join Anne Frank and Waldo as the only members of the Hide and Seek Hall Of Fame.”
“Obama is dead!”
“(614): We just shotgunned beers for America”
“I need an American flag T shirt to wear tomorrow. The jorts might also come out”
“America proves yet again that missiles attached to unmanned aircraft guided by satellites and controlled by people a thousand miles away > dudes with AK-47s in caves”
“If Obama is 55 minutes late in addressing the entire nation, can I be 55 minutes late to my class tomorrow?”
“Somethings wrong, I hold my head, Osama gone, that nigga dead *Kanye West voice*”
“Someone got that 5 kill streak”
“Osama’s dead? Shot timeeee”
“May 1, the newest holiday?”
“Things on TV right now: Army Wives, Major Payne, Ax Men, Bad Boys, and Top Gun. You couldn’t plan a more American night if you tried.”
“Just say it Barack. ‘America, fuck yeah.’”
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I will admit, I am sick of all of this rain. It has continuously rained here for a week now, and shows no sign of letting up. Tomorrow is supposed to be the worst we have faced here in Kentucky, so I will see how it goes.
I do have to admit, purchasing rain boots might of been the best investment I have ever made. Before I transferred here there was no need for them. The campus I was on never had any puddles, I could wear any shoes I wanted, and it was great. Now, here in Kentucky, the campus is as flat as a pancake so the water has no runoff. It just sits forever and a day it seems like, so there are puddles galore, and at times this can be a pain.
Today was my friend Katie’s birthday, (who by the way is going to be my roommate next year). Us girls did all kinds of things for her all day. We went to Walmart and purchased all kinds of candy and goodies (all of the Easter candy was 50% off. SCORE!). Then her current roommate got her out of her room long enough for us to decorate the entire thing. Actually, Katie came back in the middle of our decorating process and I had to keep my fingers on the lock to keep her from unlocking the door to getting in and ruining the surprise. After many attempts to get in, Katie came to the conclusion her door’s lock was broken. Little did she know we were filling her entire room with balloons and streamers. Finally, when we revealed to her our beautiful creation, she was shocked beyond belief. She loved it, but that was only the beginning. We then blindfolded her and drove her to Cheddar’s for dinner. She has not idea where we were taking her, although we kept telling her we were going to the strip club. She was even more surprised when we let her take her blindfold off once we sat her down in the booth. Then we drove back, but she wanted Cold Stone, so we stopped for the princess. Again, little did she know that we had a cookie cake waiting for her back at the dorm. Once we did finally get back home, she was floored that we went above and beyond for her birthday.
To finish off the night we changed into our bathing suits and clothes we didn’t mind ruining and went out into our quad. Since the rain has still yet to subside, a huge puddle has formed in the middle of the quad. It is probably six inches deep and forever wide it seems, so basically it is a mini pond. So all of us girls went sliding, belly diving, splashing, and running into the puddle. It was like we were little kids. So see, you can make all of this gloomy rain fun.
Photo Via: Muhammad Cordiaz
So life has been crazy for me lately. I know I have been distant from writing posts on here. Well, quite frankly I am not on my laptop as much as I usually am. For one, I deleted Facebook which gives me a tone of free time away from the computer. Second, I won an iPad so I now have even more of an excuse not to get on the computer. I mean there is an app for WordPress, obviously, because there is an app for everything. I have downloaded it, but it takes too long for me to type up a blog post. It is easier for me to do it on my laptop, but with not getting on as much, it makes me much more distant.
Let me share with you how I won my beautiful iPad. You see, I work at a company with a ton of employees in the winter when I am home on Christmas break. In about mid-March we always have an employee party. Everyone gets a certain number of tickets (it depends on how much you work, the more hours you work the more tickets you get) that can be used in the silent auction, which holds plenty of gifts with a broad range of prices. I started with the lowest priced prizes and worked my way up. I put random tickets in random bowls, and saved the rest for the bigger stuff. I finally worked my way towards the pricier prizes, and I put a good amount of my tickets in a LG television. I was in high hopes of winning that one, I mean what college kid wouldn’t want a high definition television in their dorm room? I then got to the iPad and realized I only had two tickets left, so I chanced it and put them in the bowl already consisting of hundreds of tickets.
The drawings for prizes started, but of course they make you wait out until the very end, so they do all of the little prizes first. Hours passed (not kidding) and I was getting tired of waiting around. I thought to myself, “What is the chance that I will actually win?” I thought my chances of actually winning were slim to none. So, I began to pack up my stuff to head out, then I heard the announcer stubble upon my name over the speakers. I stood up and ran up there excited for what I had won (although I had no idea what my name was called for, I was not listening when they announced the prize). As I ran up in front of everyone, I stopped and asked a familiar face what I won, and they replied “The iPad!” Now tell me I was not grinning from ear to ear. I was so excited, because I have worked there for five years and not won a thing. That made my night, actually probably my week.
My luck is changing for the better.
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Life is never easy, it wasn’t meant to be. At times when it does get hard, I tend to wish I had the answers to all of my problems. Regardless of the problems I might be faced with-school, love, or life-I always find myself hoping to be able to see ahead to the end. What fun would that be though? To know all of the answers throughout life. That is the beauty that life holds, you never know what will come next. Life always keeps you guessing what comes next. Even at times when you think you might know the outcome, it will shock you what truly does happen.
Some changes have been recently made in my life. I am moving on with the rest of my life, moving on for me, moving on for the better. I have let go of moments of my pasts, even though it was not what I wanted. It never ended up how I thought it would, but things change, and people change, and I know better than to stay around for false hopes. Nothing sums up my life at the moment better than the lyrics to this song.
“I know there’s a blue horizon somewhere up ahead, just waiting for me. Getting there means leaving things behind; sometimes life’s so bitter sweet. I guess it’s gonna have to hurt. I guess I’m gonna have to cry, and let go of some things I’ve loved to get to the other side. I guess it’s gonna break me down, like falling when you try to fly. It’s sad, but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life starts with goodbye. Time heals the wounds that you feel somehow, right now.”
I am walking away from my past, and I am now on an adventure to find myself again. The ones who truly care will always be there for you, every step of the way, and will always remain. I am a strong girl, I always have been. I have been through a lot more than most, and I have been through a lot less than most. I can get through this crazy thing called life on my own, I need no one to hold my hand.
Sometimes moving on with the rest of your life starts with goodbye.