January 8, 2012

Opinion: Baby Ivy Blue Carter

G'morning folks!

Whether you're just waking up, on the commute to church/worship services, or you're just winding down from the night before I'm sure you've heard the "big" news. Beyonce birthed a baby girl in New York yesterday evening. I won't waste my time sparring the details, as it's all over the internet but I will state my opinion about this whole baby frenzy.

First of all, congratulations to Sean (Jay-Z) and Beyonce. A baby is a beautiful blessing and I hope that baby Ivy is healthy and happy....But I'm already tired of the negativity surrounding this child. I'm not a really big Jay-Z and Beyonce fan, but still they're humans and bleed red blood just like the rest of us. It's sad how people have so much hate inside of them, that they don't think logically. It's just a baby there a millions of them in the United States, this one is not special or made of gold.

Originally, I found out after logging on to Twitter that the baby was delivered by C-Section. I already hate the people of Twitter, but tonight, the hate I have for them is at an all time high. I don't know what it is about Twitter where people feel as though they can say anything they want to without a care. There were so many jokes about baby's name and one guy even mentioned that he would be the first to take her virginity (photo of tweet below). The SICKEST thing I have ever heard in my entire life. This is a BABY for Christ's sake! Leave baby Ivy alone.

It's been reported that Jay and B spent 1.4 million dollars to renovate one of the floors in the hospital. NOT just one room an entire floor! This is why I can't get with Jay and B. They act as though they want a private life, but the types of shenanigans they pull tell me otherwise. First of all it's SELFISH. All the other people in the hospital who are sick or in labor need rooms and they can just vacate a floor with the drop of a few millions of dollars? SICK! Shouldn't that violate some kinds of health codes? If the rich can buy a floor of a public hospital, their power is limitless. Which is scary.

Last but not least, the name: Ivy Blue Carter (As of late, the official name has not been released but most reports confirm that this is the name). When I first saw the name, I thought "original" but then when I read various speculations about how the name came about, it just kind of disappointed me. I thought with this child, Jay and B would reclaim some "normalness", but things don't appear to be evolving anytime soon. Supposedly, the name is nothing but a whole bunch of symbolism. (IV) = 4 in roman numerals, which was the title for B's latest album and the couple's favorite number. Blue is Jay's favorite color and the title of his series of albums (The BLUEprint). I won't say if I disagree or agree with the Illuminati crap, but why is there always so much symbolism with these two (mostly Jay-Z)? Another thing that annoys me with them.

In conclusion, I'm happy that Jay and B finally have a little princess to watch the throne but there are thousands of babies born in the United States everyday, and this one shouldn't be anything special (well, why am I blogging about it, right?). If people would mind their own, and not worship celebrities the world would be a much better place. If we don't feed the monster, it won't grow. I'm just saying.

January 2, 2012

Fail: Saw an Old Flame

Saw an old flame tonight at my job. I was sitting at the desk, and I saw a male figure out of the corner of my eye while talking with someone. Something told me to look over at him and I did, and it was him. A guy I liked throughout middle school and high school ( I've blogged about him before, read this blog post from 2010 *click here* ), who never showed interest (we never even held a verbal conversation together), but I still had a big crush on him.

I hadn't saw him since 11th grade but he still looks exactly the same. When I saw him my mind went GAGALOCO...Not like "OMG IT'S HIM!!! THE LOVE OF MY LIFE" but I was debating whether or not I should wave or speak. I thought if I waved he would've just blew me off, like why is she speaking to me. Then I thought if I didn't speak it would be awkward and really rude especially since I looked directly at him. But, to my surprise, he waved at me first. I waved back with a smile (I'm always smiling, so I wasn't smiling to be flirtacious) and looked behind me to make sure that he was waving to me. FAIL. I just knew the next time I saw him, I would avoid him and just blow him off, but noooooo I succumbed to his weak little wave. Pfft. But I felt good, I didn't get the feeling I used to get when I saw him, I felt comfortable, which is a GOOD thing, at least I know I'm over him (as I should be) so it wasn't a total fail :)

Opinion: Sex With a Teacher...

Every week there's some teacher(s) in the US arrested for having sexual relations with a student. What the hell is wrong with people these days? What would compel someone in their 20's-30's (and up) to sleep with a not even fully developed 13-17 year old? Teachers are supposed to be an authority figure not a sex symbol. I feel sorry for the kids getting exploited by these teachers. I haven't even graduated from college yet, and I know that I've worked much too hard and spent way too much money on this degree to let something so trivial take it all away.

Just think about it, what kind of decent job would a sex offender be able to get? The thought of the shame is enough for me, so why do teachers basically risk their lives JUST for sex with a child. It was only a couple years ago that I was a teenager and in high school. Teenage girls want attention and a fairy tale (Yes I was one of them). They don't fully understand love and the difference between love and sex, and older men tend to exploit them because of their naivety. Some young men are charming and some female teachers have the mind of a teenage girl and thrive on the attention they receive from the male, even if he is just 15. Teachers should think of their students as their children, not as friends, not as co-people but as students and children.

But really, is it all the teacher's fault? Or maybe media is to blame? The most sexually attractive images are of super young, small, tiny women with big boobs and a nice butt. No matter the age, the turn on comes from the assets of a female (not to mention that teenage girls are 'blossoming' at a much younger age these days). The school girl image has been exploited over the years and turned into a sex symbol. Still, teachers are ADULTS no matter what the media says, the responsibility lies with them.

I remember a teacher at my high school who got much too playful and touchy feely with her male students. She acted like a teenager, and she was treated as a part of the group. It annoyed the heck out of me, and was SO noticeable, I can't see how the administration never noticed. Teachers should be screened for maturity, if you're trying to relive the glory days of your high school years, please don't become a teacher, you're setting yourself up for failure.

As a teacher, I want to educate not manipulate the children of our future. I want to give them the opportunities that I had and more. I want to let them know that the world is in their hands and that no matter who they are or where they came from the universe is the limit. I absolutely hate the fact that educators who have so much power to steer the youth in the right direction are misusing their gift! *sad face*