And here’s my rant for the week. I’m sure that many of you have heard about the “kids” that were not allowed to get on the plane because they were wearing leggings. Everyone, all over twitter and instagram and I’m assuming Facebook but I haven’t been on there browsing, was all up in arms about this airline telling these kids what they could and could not wear on a plane. Well then we hear the rest of the story, these kids were traveling free as guests of the airline based on employee passes that provided by the airline with some strict regulations as they are presenting the airline and expected to present themselves in a certain way. No here’s my thing. Why in the world did the woman who saw this happening and had no real idea of what was occurring think it was her place to put the incident on social media anyway? And why is the airline not allowed to place restrictions on their free perks for employees. We used to be able to do our own thing and not have everyone in the world have an opinion. Now you never know when someone is going to have an iPhone trigger finger just itching to get used. Rather then ask the girls if they were ok or find out more about the situation this person decided to just assume that something terrible was going on. So are we so terrible as a country that no matter the situation we just assume there is being an injustice and that as citizens we must complain about it or post about it on social media? The whole thing just baffled me. This person should have put their phone away and minded their own business.
Let’s remember people if someone is not physically being injured, if we are not in a position to truly assist another person we need to step back. Causing uproar when we don’t know the whole story can be far more damaging than just walking away from a situation that does not affect us in the slightest. Perhaps that sound cold but I’m pretty sure two girls wearing leggings in an airport while traveling with family is not a situation that I can do anything to assist. Now if this is a 4 year old traveling alone and she is scared I might step in, I might ask security to step in. But there is a big difference in being helpful and being a “poop stirrer”.
So having said that companies have every right to regulate how their perks are offered and make sure that the regulations they have attached are adhered to. My boss only let’s me wear jeans on Friday if I am wearing a company shirt. And while I may not always want to wear that shirt on Friday, I know that if I don’t I also can’t wear my jeans. And that is how it shall be until I own my own company and make the rules I want. But if that day never comes, I’ll keep wearing the company shirt so I can wear my jeans. And maybe next time those kids parents will make sure the read the guidelines and requirements a little more carefully to avoid such nonsense taking up space in my Twitter feed.
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend and get to wear whatever you want while you are doing it, and if you don’t get to wear whatever you want, well I hope there is a really good reason why you don’t.
So it has been a long time since I have posted a real rant. And there has been a lot going on in the news right now that should be talked about.
But have you noticed how everyone that writes for the media and often people that write for themselves (blogs, etc.) all have their own angle. I think sometimes when we read this we forget that just because someone has an opinion doesn’t mean it’s right. I’m not saying it would definitely be wrong either but how often do we check and get our own facts. And how deep can you really dig to find the “truth”. We can only make decisions with the information we have and if that information is skewed we are all at a disadvantage.
I have some very specific views on gun control and I can share them with you and perhaps I will in a future post. But isn’t it interesting how you really only hear about it when there is a crisis? The truth is when there is a crisis or something bad that happens, as individuals and as a society we look for an explanation. We look for someone or something to blame. It makes life easier to deal with. If there is no “reason” or “cause” for something how scary would that be? But is that truth?
The media has learned how to feed the beast as it were and give us what we crave in the face of tragedy, something or someone to blame. I can only pray that someday we have a real news program that will present the real story. All sides: the good, the bad and the ugly! We have a right to choose our opinion for ourselves from all of the facts.
Now don’t get me wrong I watch the news and I respect those that have made their career by sharing the news with us. They take risks all of their own. And they have a job to do. I also know that often producers pull the strings on stories and the even further high ups pull more strings. So where does the beast stop? No one knows.
I say all of this to say in conclusion, my dear amazing readers, that I hope you take every opportunity to learn a little bit more about a topic before trusting a single source. And of course that you remember to share your own thoughts, ideas and feelings anytime that you can.
My amazing Man!
He humors me. Really in all things he goes along because it makes me happy and well I’m truly truly blessed! I wanted to join these lovely ladies Betsy and Laura Jean courtesy of my awesome friend Laurie in a monthly link up celebrating the men behind our blogs. Because all of this greatness has support I assure you! So he played along with my request and these are his answers.
Would you rather have to wear your swimsuit to work or have to carry around a large beach umbrella open all day at work?
Large beach umbrella – I would hum the sound of music and quote the queen all day.
Would you rather play on an MLB team or get to tour with your favorite band all summer?
Not a huge music guy but to be with a band playing in a stadium with all those people watching would be amazing.
Would you rather go to the beach and forget your towel or go to the beach and forget your sunscreen?
Towel – I burn!
Would you rather take a week long vacation anywhere in the world or take a month long vacation but have to stay within 100 miles of home?
A month. A vacation is time away from work…the more time away, the better the vacation.
Would you rather get to have as much ice cream as you want this summer, but only be able to get vanilla or only get to have ice cream three times this summer, but you can have whatever flavors you want?
I would get unlimited vanilla and mix it with all the flavors I want. Ice cream hack!!
Is anyone else talking like the queen? And maybe thinking this guy has spent too much time getting mix-ins at culvers? Haha! Love my man!
Such a fun link up to start the long weekend. I hope you all have a great one and get to spend some great time with those you love.
So once again it was time for the Southern Women’s Show. Last years trip here. This year I went with one of my besties!
Yes those are cocktails and yes they were fabulous! And yes expensive!
All that pink! Yes this event has a pink carpet and well I love it!
You will make friends!
There are so many things to buy!
A great pic of an old friend! He’s an amazing dude and fab writer!
And there were firemen! Hey it’s for charity! 🙂
Happy Friday friends! If you ever manage to be in Nashville in the spring try to plan it for southern women’s show time. It’s worth it. We had a fab dinner after the show and well that’s for another post! Until next time!
I always thought closets were boring. And I’ll be honest mine is usually a mess. I have really good intentions but the reality usually kicks me in the butt! I get running late or can’t find something I want and it’s over!
My little shoe corner is the worst.
But this now this is exciting.
What could this little plastic dresser hold? Well my makeup of course!
First drawer is foundation, powders, moisturizers, etc.
Second drawer is blushes and eyeshadows, mascara, eyeliners, etc.
The next two drawers are random leftover stuff and my nail polish and lipsticks.
Yes I have a ton of makeup bags and I love them all and yes that one bag does say Mrs. Affleck because I was the biggest Ben Affleck fan and I still am! He’s just the cutest.
So my closet isn’t interesting but my excessive makeup collection is! What’s hidden in your closet? Have a fabulous weekend all!
If I won the lottery today oh the things I could think. Powerball today is like $200 million or something. So what would I do with $100 million you know roughly after taxes. Well I can say for sure the wedding and especially the honeymoon would get kicked up a notch. Think flowing champagne and personal butler at the resort for the week long honeymoon.
Our home would be paid off and a bigger home would be purchased.
I’d like to say I would keep working but that’s a big ol lie! I would for sure take at least the rest of the year off. I would write more, I would volunteer, I would spend time with friends and family. Lots of trips to everywhere. I hope that my heart would stay the same. I hope I would be able to do some good for my community, my family and my friends. And my one big splurge right away spend would be some good ol Louis luggage and the purse I have been waiting for like my whole life!
Ok so it’s so hard to win the lottery the odds are ridiculous but a girl can dream! And dreaming I shall do!
What about you?
My recent favorites.
Real – without pretension or hiding. You get me good bad and ugly. I love to share with others and see the big picture. I think that we live in a world of smoke and mirrors and Facebook lives (only revealing what looks pretty). We owe it to each other and to ourselves to be open and honest and share all of it.
Energetic- most of the time I can just keep going. Until I stop and well, then I stop and fall asleep wherever I am like a one year old.
Blonde – had a hard time with the “b” and this what the fiancé chose. I am basically blonde most of the time lol!
Encouragement – I am the encourager of my group and try to always be a positive motivation for those around me. I don’t always succeed at being this for myself but always try.
Courage – I try to show courage when I don’t have control over a situation. It took some courage to return to school as a 16 year old with a baby. It took courage to go to night school for college when I was 25 and a single parent. It took courage to change my career path after a layoff. I didn’t necessarily have a choice with a lot of these issues in my life but I hope I showed courage and maybe a little grace through them.
Cuddly – another fiancé pick! Hehe! I’m ok with being blonde and cuddly in his eyes for sure! I know my mom said I was a cuddly baby too. Maybe it just stuck! Hehe!
Always smiling. Ok so I sorta cheated with the “a” word but it’s true. I smile through good and bad. And unless you’re in the very inner circle you don’t ever see the tears. And that’s how I like it. The real part comes in to this too because the secret is that if you keep smiling even when you are sad or angry or overwhelmed eventually you feel better. It helps you handle all of life’s struggles and it makes those around you feel good too. Wrinkles be damned I’ll keep smiling.
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