Welcome back to another Sunday Poser. Sadje is our host of this thought provoking challenge.
What are your views about the advertisements constantly shown on tv or splashed across the websites we visit, including Facebook, etc?
I must say that I am a marketers dream come true. Although I know that half the stuff I see is only half true I fall for so much of it. The one thing I do though is check pricing on things I might buy. By the time I am done checking various sites for different prices I realize that it is a waste of money and move on by. I also like the “As Seen on TV” stuff, which usually turns out to be crap. A few things have been awesome like The Original Vidalia Chop Wizard. Seriously, this is one of the best kitchen gadgets I have ever had and I used to sell Pampered Chef!
I’ve often been told that I wear these red specs my rose colored glasses tied tight ’round my neck but I don’t see it that way not that way at all I call it positivity Helping you not to fall. But sometimes it comes back to bite me real hard ’cause I ignored the true facts like a red joker card. And so I must take my glasses off to be clear that the choices I make are the ones I won’t fear. Now I know what you’re thinking old habits won’t change but I really will try to make my mind rearrange. I’ll see the true facts as they truly are shown not making them rosy making all options known. I’ll try to see clearly try to make a smart choice and stick so completely proud that it’s really my voice.
What are some of the things that people do that make you feel uncomfortable?
I think one of the biggest things is fight in public. I don’t mean fist fight, I mean full out arguing. Everyone is going to disagree in their lives but screaming back and forth is not something that is going to help. I especially dislike, almost hate, when parents yell at their kids to “be quiet” in a store. First of all, you are yelling which is not quiet and there are other ways to quiet kids down. Working with behavioral issues I have found that whispering to kids is one of the best ways to get them to lower their voices. They want to hear what grown-ups have to say and if they are screaming and you are whispering they have to stop to hear you. I also think that sometimes a grown-up just needs to listen one time to what the kid is saying and put an end to whatever is being yelled about. For example, I have heard kids screaming, crying, yelling, whatever, that they want something. The parent ignores the behavior thinking it will help it to stop. Well, the intensity is going to grow until the child feels like he/she is being heard and it is acknowledged. I think that is normal behavior. If they continue and it becomes a true behavior, do the old trick and walk out of the store without buying a thing; that almost always works!
Well, the best answer would be to complete my blogging schedule on the days they are scheduled for! Hahaha! A day late is better than never…..
It’s not so much that I forget the same thing on a regular basis but what I do forget is to write myself notes because I always forget to remind myself of stuff. For example, I have crazy weird dreams sometimes. I have been meaning to put a notepad by the bed so that I can write down the names of the people I dream about. I mean the other night I had a dream about one of my close friends and her mother. I don’t even remember thinking about her per say recently. But often people from my past pop into my dreams and I am surprised that they were part of my dream. I just thought it would be neat to keep track of the people over a longer length of time. Strange, I know but….
I am continuously amazed at my ability to have such high expectations of everyone. There are a few people who are quite consistent but I have found that in life you must ask for what you want, never just expect it.
Sadje is asking this question: Are you excited about tomorrow or worried?
I am also more of an optimist so I choose to think about all of the things that are coming and all the positives. I do worry a lot but realize that my worries are sometimes just ideas I have put into my own head without any real reason. On a bad day I feel like I would like to hurry to the next day, just to have a better day. Overall, I voice my worries and concerns but know that tomorrow is a new day.
I originally started blogging because I thought it would be a good place to connect with people, find people with similar interests, and share my knowledge. I continue to blog because I have come to love the community and all the people I know, as well as loving the writing that I produce here and read here. I feel like I have made some “friends” from around the world and I really have learned so much. I found that there is quite a lot of poetry that I enjoy and many styles are new to me. I love challenges and prompts. One reason also is I love the feedback I get from my writing. Sometimes when you put time into your writing it is nice to see that someone else believes it is a job well done.
Martin looked up at her. “She keeps looking this way and smiling. What for? Is there something up there that she has for me?” Martin had no idea what that “something” could be, I mean he’d only been in this world a few months and had already been whisked away from his mom and dad, brothers and sisters. “Is she planning something up there?” Martin just sat, knowing that if he continued to look up at her she would continue to look down at him and smile, and that gave him a good feeling.
“Come here, Marty, you little cutie!” Martin already hated the nickname but what was he to do? He had to smile and act like it was okay. He had no one to ask if there was a way to stop this foolishness. I mean, just a little while ago he had been plain old Martin. “Maybe she will pick me up so I can see what she is doing up there.” Martin continued to sit, holding his composure and trying to hide the anxiousness he felt inside. “If she has something up there I like then Marty won’t be such a bad name to live with!”
I don’t know if they are always 100% correct but I think they are pretty close. That being said if someone is completely opposite of what they gave as a first impression doesn’t that leave one to wonder if their initial meeting was totally fabricated? And if it was, are they that good at pulling the wool over peoples’ eyes? I think first impressions are not to be totally trusted but then again how do you know?