Posts by 80sgirl

Duking it Out

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

I just saw something so side-splittingly funny (though others might not agree) on the news I just had to share it.  At a daycare center in St. Louis there’s a video showing toddlers (faces blurred of course) wearing Hulk fists as boxing gloves actually fighting each other.  It’s literally a daycare fight club.  This was one of the only times in history where I watched the news in anticipation because I wanted to see 3 and 4-year-olds beating each other up.  One of the kids filmed the pee-wee boxing match on his iPad when he realized his younger brother was involved in it and was crying due to being hurt.  While the thrown punches occurred almost two years ago it’s something I’ve never seen before but I was laughing so hard my stomach is still in pain.  The reason for this most entertaining of sports having occurred is because the heater in one of the rooms upstairs broke so the teachers brought the kids downstairs and to occupy the preschoolers they busted out a pair of Hulk toy fists and encouraged the kids to begin throwing punches.  It actually showed one of the two teachers, who I highly doubt was valedictorian of her class jumping up and down in jubilance after a boy threw jab after jab at another boy.  That’s the way kids should be taught.  If I were there I would have been the referee and made sure each and every one of those tots learned the true meaning of the word wallop not just some.    Initially, the two daycare workers were fired from Adventure Learning Center which is still operating but no charges were brought against the two.  Due to the media coverage surrounding the story it sparked outrage in the community, especially among parents of the children in the class resulting in an online petition that was started where thousands of people asked that charges be brought against both females as they now face one felony count of endangering the welfare of a child.  When asked why this type of barbaric behavior occurred one of the teachers said the children were bored and ran out of things to do.  Well that makes sense then.  Not only was once child crying, another had his head punched into the floor while a third actually had the common sense to try to break it up but to no avail.  At least we know when we pay school taxes kids are learning something after all which may account for the daycares’ name.    Maybe if I were a parent I’d feel differently, actually I probably would but it’s so ludicrous to see that daycare workers actually encouraged little kids to fight with toy fists because they thought they’d be bored and wouldn’t have anything to do in a different room than they were used to being in.  Forget games or stories lets bring out the Hulk gloves and start mini-brawling.  I can’t be outraged because just seeing those kids punching each other is beyond hilarious.  I’m sorry but it is.  I know one thing though.  The mother of the children, one of whom was beaten and the other who had the intelligence to record the entire outrageous fiasco is going to make this daycare pay literally since she filed a lawsuit against the daycare center for more than $25,000.       I wish they would have done this when I was in high school and had all the kids I disliked clobbering each other.  At least it would have made school both entertaining and educating for me....

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Getting Baked in the Desert

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

What better a way to enter the month of November than to open not only another but the world’s largest marijuana dispensary in where else but Viva Las Vegas?!?!  I grew up there and the last time I visited was almost twenty years ago but it’s still hard to believe they’re actually selling pot like candy which they actually do as edible cannabis.  Yummy!  When we moved I was four months shy of turning 21, the legal age limit and I still can’t believe how entirely different laws have become.  You can literally walk into one of the many marijuana dispensaries throughout Las Vegas and as long as you show them a valid drivers license the pot possibilities are endless.  I’m blown away.  Whether it’s used as medicinal or recreational purposes, which I think is the more prevalent people can simply walk in, purchase no more than an ounce of reefer then as long as they find a safe place to smoke, ingest or whatever other means they use to get high they happily can.  I was also shocked to discover that cash is usually the only means of payment since pot remains illegal under federal law and therefore major credit card networks won’t allow merchants to use their cards for marijuana purchases.  So another words you can buy grass legally if you’re of age but you can’t pay with a credit card due to the illegality of it.  WOW!!!!!       I’m new to all this as I’ve never smoked pot in my life and have no intention of doing so since I hate inhaling anything but I have to admit I’m rather curious about various products infused with marijuana such as gummies or chocolate.  Now if I were to indulge in pot edibles I’d not only be home with every single door locked I’d also be in my pajamas since I’d be lying on my bed anyway, possibly under the covers while getting my first high.  That way if I do start to trip I won’t have to worry about where I am or where I’ll end up.  But since I’ve never tried any illegal substance yet I don’t really need to start now.    I realize that people have different views and beliefs regarding the topic of legalizing marijuana with many justifying that dispensaries are much safer than buying off of someone which I tend to agree with.  But I’m still reeling over the fact that one could walk into a weed dispensary and walk out with enough to get blitzed.  Further reaffirming why Las Vegas is also known as Sin City.  YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!                                                      ...

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A Night of Potions, Spells and Magic

Posted by on Oct 31, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Not only is today my favorite date of the entire year I’m also on vacation, in my jammies and will be for the entire day and possible week.  It seems like the older I get the more I enjoy Halloween.  I’m about as much of an introvert as you can get as I dislike crowds and loathe parties immensely which is I’ll be home watching movies and shows all pertaining to horror and haunted everything.  I hope we get lots of trick-or-treaters since dressing up in one’s favorite costume while going door-to-door and collecting candy and gum is the most fun.  Gotta go whip up a batch of Witch’s Brew.           P.S.  If I had interchanged the words in my title to A Night of Potions, Magic and Spells the first initials of the last three words would have spelled PMS so technically speaking for many it is a night of PMS.                                    ...

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Stirring the Cauldron

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

These are the only words which come to mind upon reading about a group called the Halloween & Costume Association, also known as the Halloween Industry Association who started an online petition titled the “Saturday Halloween Movement” directly addressed to President Trump which thousands of people (consisting mostly of parents who apparently have nothing better to do with their time) have already signed in order to move Halloween, a holiday that dates back to more than 2,000 years ago to the last Saturday of October stating asinine reasons such as injuries sustained to children, safety precautions not properly taken and other ridiculous claims I can’t believe even made it online much less became a petition to the President of the United States.  Dear God what’s happening to this country?     Why don’t they do what other parents do by taking their child/children trick-or-treating early so they’ll have enough time to get their goodies and not feel cheated?  If parents don’t want to take their kids out trick-or-treating due to it being a school night or because they have to work the following morning then they shouldn’t do it.  Let them simply go to the bulk food section of their local grocery store, grab a bagful of candy and hand it to their kids.  Voila and Happy Halloween but don’t try to destroy a most celebrated holiday for many (including me) for the plain and obvious fact that you want to be heard and feel important in your monotonous lives.       If we celebrated Halloween on the last Saturday of the month it would defeat all purposes of having parties as well.  That’s why having it on the last day of the month makes it worthwhile to enter November the next day.  Who the hell wants to do that on a Saturday only to have more days in the month?  But lately it seems like all people have to do is complain, especially when it comes to racial issues and rules including holidays instantaneously change.  Maybe another organization of idiots should try to have St. Patrick’s Day changed to the last Saturday of March so people enjoying the festivities a bit too much could have the following day to recover from their extreme hangovers.  Seeing that President Trump is running this entire turmoil-filled country does he honestly need this newest snafu?  I just hope this most recent of motions becomes disregarded as the foolish nonsense it really is and Halloween remains the same as it’s been for years.                                                    ...

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Kooky Beliefs or Geniune Fear?

Posted by on Oct 28, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

What better a time to write of the many superstitions certain people believe or rather choose to believe than the month of October?  If a black cat crosses a person’s path from right to left it indicates a bad omen, one should never walk under a ladder, if a person accidentally spills some salt they must immediately toss a pinch over his or her left shoulder, into the face of the Devil who lurks there and many other myths which are not only intriguing they pose the question regarding whether or not there’s any validity to them or if they’re nothing more than fallacy.     Take mirrors for example.  Legend has it that if you break a mirror then seven years of bad luck will follow but if that’s true most people will be cursed for years to come.  Think about it, compacts that accidentally get dropped thus shattering, large mirrors being carried or that are hung then accidentally drop or fall as countless shards disperse everywhere and many other ways they can easily break.  Is that really gonna cause the person who dropped it to endure seven long years of bad luck?  Hell, I’ve lost track of the number of compacts or small mirrors I’ve broken and if that old wives’ tale is really true then I guess I’ll be cursed for the rest of my life.  This is how my entries are so unlike others.  Seeing that I’m writing on the topic of mirrors and that I’m 80sgirl4ever I feel the need to note the fact that every single time I see a mirror or even say/hear the word the song “Mirror Mirror” by the iconic Diana Ross instantly comes to mind.     Next is the penny misconception which I’ve always thought was foolish in that you should only pick up a penny if the heads are showing and a penny with the tails up should be turned over for another person to find and there’s actually a rhyme that goes “Find a penny pick it up.  All day long you’ll have good luck.”  Yet other people feel that any kind of penny is good luck for them.  Horse pucky!  If I see a penny on the floor or ground I could care less what it says I’m not touching it.  With my luck I were to pick either side up I’d probably pinch a nerve or pull a muscle in my back which would promptly become bad luck.  And as for the part of someone picking it up and turning it over for it to be heads so another person can pick it up is completely idiotic.  I can just see someone bending down to pick up a penny and turning it over to bring someone else luck followed by him or her feeling a great pain in their chest which could be the onset of a heart attack thus proving the accuracy of the phrase “No good deed goes unpunished.”  Penny that!     Now to the all-time urban legend called the 27 Club which is a list of musicians, actors or other famous people who’ve all died at the budding age of 27, though skeptics continue to debunk that notion.  Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died at 27 years old.  At the time due to their wild, rock star lifestyles the public deemed their deaths coincidental but it wasn’t until 1994 when Kurt Cobain who also happened to be 27 died that the term “27 Club” began to gain notoriety.  Now fast forward t0 2011 when Amy...

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