Monday, December 12, 2005

LAST ONE!!!

So I finished my paper. Yes....i'm done! I hope it gets me a good grade because lord knows I need it! I had a wonderful time in this class, and I will continue to keep you, mrs. lambiase, in my prayers.

Crystal Adams

Sunday, December 11, 2005

radio....REALLY?!?!?!

I was listening to the radio on my way home from my parents tonight, and heard a commercial for "body wrap". It said that you need to look your best for the holiday so people notice you, so to loose a few inches get a body wrap. Hmm....do people need to look good the rest of the year?! Just curious!!! That and since when DOESN'T a person want to loose a few inches...!?!?! I just can't wait for the influx of gym advertisements after new years so people can once again renig on newyears resolutions!!! At least that's what I did!

third times the charm

so this is the third time I've tried to post about a commercial i saw last week. My internet is WONDERFUL...UGH. to make a long story short....wendy's has a commercial with a bunch of people talking about how they like their burger. It's funny because the one heavy-set girl says she wants a TRIPLE meat burger, while all the thin people are talking about lettuce, tomato, pickles, etc. Just thought it was weird how the big girl was the one talking about the triple meat burger.

Monday, December 05, 2005

boys boys boys!

So this thing is going to work for me today huh!? I guess I can't blame blogger completely though. AOL is really getting on my nerves!!! That is why I canceled it today!!! YAY!!! Ok so back to class stuff......I was watching yet more tv today and saw yet ANOTHER axe body spray commercial. Oh how the media is now playing on the sex appeal of the man! What oh what will they do next!? But I guess I can't complain...cuties with no shirts most of the time!!! Good tv!

Monday, November 07, 2005

bama-lama-ding-dong

Ok, so call me ignorant or what you will, but I dont understand the whole race issue. I am multi-ethnic and grew up in a home where two seperate cultures were embraced. I was taught that no one is going to open the door of opportunity, so I had better find a way to seize every chance that came my way, to better myself. It has always been my belief that for 90% of the time, people control their own destiny. I don't believe in "fate" or that things just happen "coincidently". I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason and that no one is going to hand you the opportunity of a life time. I guess that is why I find movies like Bamboozled ironic. This movie is supposed to bring attention to racial issues that "exist". Granted, there are stereotypes in hollywood, and I'm not saying that minorities have never had to suffer. My father was an immigrant, so I know first hand how life can be for a monority. My point is, since when did Hollywood become the majority? Do we not already have "equal opportunity" and minority month this, and minority month that?! I'm not saying these things are bad/wrong, but instead of focusing on what minorities DON'T have, I just wish people would look at what they DO have, and how far we have already come. I know we still have a long way to go to be "equal" but if we keep looking at the past, we will never get to the future. Anyways, as a multi-cultured student, it really makes me sick to my stomach to hear people moan and complain about how only white people get opportunities, or that its so hard for anyone of minority races to "make it" in anything (not just hollywood). If every white person was treated so easily, then why are there not more donald trumps in this world? And if that's the case, where's the line....I'm half-white, I'll take half of donalds fortunes!!! I believe that everyone has to create their own wealth (monitarily and not). It gives me a headache to know that people who are not directly affected by slavery or racial oppression complain about how the majority races treat them. Well take a look around people...when is the last time a white man could say, "You know what, I want a MONTH to my race. I want everyone to stop and consider what my ancestors went through to found this country." That man/woman would be thought a racist. And yet we embrace and other races demand to be heard/seen/etc. For instance, in my own experience...I am 1/2 white, and 1/2 hispanic. In my own lifetime, I have experienced more opportunity as a hispanic woman than as a white woman. I was accepted to an elite university on the precept that I was hispanic. I applied to the SAME school as "white" and was denied. Not only that, but they even offered me a full ride to the university under my hispanic application. Now tell me that is not discrimination. It made me utterly upset to know that as a white girl, I wasn't good enough. But as a hispanic girl, I was alright to go to the university. I don't want a break just because of the color of my skin or where my parents were born. I want to know that regardless of race, color, creed, or gender, I got where I am today because of ME. I dont want handouts because my dad had to wait for years to recieve his citizenship. Or that my grandparents had to get governmental subsidized housing when they first moved to America. Regardless of how he started, now my dad is very successful! My mom, white through and through, stood in wealfare lines with my grandmother as a child. She knew hardships too, but she made something of herself, when everyone else said it couldnt be done. She, too, is now very successful! I am proud of what my Mom and Dad did. And because they took those steps to be who they became, I would rather embrace their efforts than embrace the oppression of others against them. I'd rather have the mind set of "I did this, regardless of what any obsticle that anyone put in front of me" instead of "Well my dad was mistreated, and wasn't given the same opportunity as 'johnny white-kid' down the street, so I will wallow in the lack of equality." Back to the point....Where is the line? When is it ok to be racially discriminitory and when is it not? Is it ok to discriminate if you aren't white, but if you are white, then you must accept everything people throw at you and tell you that you must accept? The point is, people create racial boundries themselves. I am not saying that people don't struggle. They do. But EVERYONE struggles. I am also not saying that minorities don't have challenges in the world, but really....who doesn't? I think if people would quit focusing on the lack of equality, and just look at opportunity, we'd all be in a better place. It's the small-mindedness that really frustrates me. Anyways, that was pretty long, and I know this was supposed to be about the movie, but I had a soap-box and I stood on it! Respect to all those who DESERVE it.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

commercial part 2

I was watching tv...yet again....and a comercial for cash advance came on. Now I didnt think much of the fact that there was a black man going in to get a cash advance from this store, but then i saw a few more, and I did a little tally. 3 out of 4 people in the cash advance commercials recieving a cash advance were black. And the people giving the advances were majority white. I just thought that was a little odd!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

commercial

So i was watching a commercial yesterday and for some reason i was very disturbed by it. It wasn't until i saw it a second time, that i realized that it's because there was a huge misrepresentation in it! The commercial was for the lottery and it was showing all the winners and what they were doing with the money they had won. The problem....they were ALLL black. Now I understand black people win the lottery, but dont white people win too? And what about asians? Hispanics? Anyone find this a little weird....ok...maybe it's just me!

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Movie/stuff

I went to see a few movies yesterday and today. That was fun. I saw Just Like Heaven and Brothers Grimm. I really liked Bros. Grimm because I grew up reading there stories. Anyways, back to whatever this blog is supposed to be about. Umm...news....so I was watching the news on Friday, and watched an interview with some huricane victims....AGAIN. I am really kind of tired of hearing the same story again and again and again. This is why I need to be in news....To CHANGE IT UP! Ok, well I guess that's about it. Love Life and Liberty.....