Archive | October 2017

Cub Scout Den Banishes 11 Year Old For Daring To Ask Legislator About Gun Control

I think this young man is the hope for the Democratic party!

Gronda Morin

AMES MAYFIELD

A precocious 11 year old Cub  Scout, Ames Mayfield dared to ask his Colorado State Senator Vickie Marble, some tough but pertinent questions. He is involved in his school politics because this has become a passion for him. He did an outstanding job but the questions were critical. As a consequence, he was kicked out of his cub scout den.

Here is the rest of the story… 

On October 20, 2017, Samantha Schmidt of the Washington Post penned the following report, “A Cub Scout pressed a lawmaker about gun control. Then his den kicked him out, his mother said.”

Excerpts:

“When Ames Mayfield’s Cub Scout den met with a Colorado state senator last week, the 11-year-old came prepared with a long list of typed-up questions. He excitedly raised his hand to ask his first one.”

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“Ames pressed the Republican state senator, Vicki Marble, on an issue he…

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The superficiality of social media

Seems like a bit of an oxymoron to me.  While I do have a blog, I don’t post every minute action of my life to social media.  I’m old school (or just old according to my teenage son) whereas I have a Facebook account.

Why do people feel the need to share everything on social media? Is it the need to be validated by others? I’ve connected with many old friends on Facebook, which is great, but you won’t see what I made for dinner the night before. I recently saw a photo of a Facebook friend’s minor child, bloodied in the ER.  His first stitches she gasped. The kid looked mortified.

Another post was a friend who went on TV without having eyebrow make up on.  People commenting that she was so brave, WTF! Granted she was on an infomercial program for her cosmetic studio, but brave for going out without her eyebrows on?? Brave is someone who runs into a burning building and rescues people or pets.

What about the person who posts 50 plus photos of their child’s birthday, first tooth, etc.  Or the people who post cryptic messages, begging people to ask them why they are sad, mad, fat, etc.?? Why do people feel the need to put so much of their lives out there for the whole world to see?  Does anyone really care? I know I don’t. I have a distant relative who once posted 500 photos of her kid’s sporting event.

When did we as a society become so completely self-absorbed? While I may take photos of my food when I dine out, it’s because I write reviews for TripAdvisor, Google, etc.  What happened to living in the moment instead of photographing the crap out of it and posting it all on social media?

I recently attended a function called China Lights.  It was Chinese sculptures entirely made of silk that had lights on the inside.  It would have been so much better if every person in front of us didn’t have to stop and take endless selfies. I could see one or two, but every flipping sculpture had a multitude of knuckleheads taking a crap ton of photos. I went last year and took some photos, but it wasn’t very crowded, and I made sure I wasn’t in anyone’s way.

I’m always amazed when I see some viral video where something terrible is happening to someone, and people stand around filming it.  What happened to being a decent human being and helping the person instead? What a concept!

I wish more people would be more involved in helping others than documenting every mundane aspect of their lives on social media.  I have more respect for the unassuming person who helps others, not the braggarts who feel you need to see what they had for breakfast.

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Great info!

We have a teenage son who uses Tinder, I’m thinking this may come in  handy.

 

Today, WhatsApp announced a new feature that will allow location sharing between friends. The feature allows you to share your real-time location with your family or friends. In their blog post, WhatsApp writes: Whether you’re meeting up with friends, letting loved ones know you’re safe, or sharing your commute, Live Location is a simple and…

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Fix a dent! Holy crapitoly! It’s freaking awesome!

Happy Sunday! I love YouTube!  It’s amazing what kind of stuff you can learn by watching endless beauty videos.  I was binge watching some wig videos recently, and picked up this little gem.

The lady on the video used eye lash glue to fill in a line between her eyes. Hmm, sounds interesting. I have a deep line between my eyes, but most notably I have a dent in my forehead.  I opened my car door on my head about three years ago, and it never filled back in.  My doctor told me that the skin literally moved and will never move back.  I’ve looked in to getting some sort of filler, but that’s expensive and not a permanent fix.  I also have some chicken pox marks on my forehead as well.  Basically a hot mess!

Check me out:

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I did a blog post a few years ago about my dented forehead. I didn’t realize how obvious it was until I was doing a make up post. I’m very self conscious about it.  I try to wear my hair over it for the most part. But my bangs are getting thinner too, so it basically sucks balls.

Well, I tried this eye lash glue trick, and holy crap! I think for my first try, it turned out really well. I put the glue on, let it dry completely.  Next I dabbed on some Wet n Wild Photofocus concealer in light ivory using a mini beauty blender sponge. I then put a very thin layer of Covergirl Simply Powder foundation in ivory. I almost cried when I saw how good it looked.  I also used it on some of my wrinkles and the pox scars. I almost forgot the e.l.f. Natural Lash Kit  that I paid a whopping $2 for.  I already had the other items.  I’m very happy with the results, check me out.

 

Here is everything I used:

Fix a dent 10-15-17 kit

The glue is clear and very easy to use. I don’t have any foundation on the rest of my forehead.

You remove the glue with a warm washcloth. I tried Ardell lash glue first, but it didn’t do anything.

Thanks for stopping by.

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