*Imagine this was written Friday the 11th (the day i was suppose to post….but also not Friday because this is influenced by something said Saturday)
So on Saturday my cross country team had a meet. The team was told to be there at 9 to support the girls running at 10. After your race finished you were allowed to leave and go home, which in itself was not fair to the varsity runners who’s race starts at 1:15. I was at the race from 9-2:30, which is a very long time to spend at a cross country meet (excluding the getting up at 7 to catch the bus at 7:45).
During our time of waiting my coach was talking to some parents about other teams and it was mentioned how my schools “rival” school was not racing at this meet.Which is strange because this is a very big meet with lots of teams from all over New England competing (mostly CT teams). My coach said that the coach of this “rival” team does not always like to race his girls and seems to pick and choose who he races (which is sometimes common for really large teams, its really an A and B squad). He then said that this teams “rival” coach coaches to win where as my coach coaches to have fun.
This comment made another teammate and I a bit annoyed……like what the heck man…..we’re not here to WIN? I thought this was one of the main points of a coach, to coach your team to success. Team sports are here for teamwork and cooperation….but they are also here for competition. XC is a competition sport, you race others. Emphasis on the race.
Having fun is important in anything you do, but this is also a competitive sport and coaches are usually hired to coach you to success. I just want to know why we aren’t also training to succeed. The best of the best aren’t training to have fun they are training to win.
I’m just confused on how he states that he wants to have fun above all else and then and goes and gives me advice on how to win next time. Thanks coach but I’m here for the fun not the wins.
My apologies to those who think i have a weird craze for winning, it’s just slightly upsetting to hear a coach say he isn’t really pushing your team to win.
There are no fucking rules. The main objective of feminism is to make sure that women, who have been an oppressed group since basically the beginning of time, are equal to men. But like any group coming together for a cause there’s always a break in goddamn communication.
Things you don’t have to do/be/achieve to call yourself a feminist:
Things you have to do:
Lately I’ve seen so many rules about this. So many rules about how one should look, say, and be if they want to be able to call themselves a feminist. You can be whoever you want. Wear whatever.There are too many things woman are going through in the world for there to be an application to be for the cause. Like any political group or religion, people working toward what they want are different. We have different views on subjects but it doesn’t mean that we all don’t want the same thing.
I hope you noticed I didn’t say you had to have a vagina be a feminist either. Guys can be allies to. There a lot of men in the world who think the same things we do. For example, that we’re indeed people and not just the equivalent to the gum someone stepped on because some asshole just dropped in on the ground. (Public Service Announcement: throw out your gum in a trash can). This is not a clubhouse that says “boys drool, girls rule” on a sign in the front. We need as many allies as we can have.
No more calling people “problematic” for saying things that you don’t totally agree with. Just because you respect women doesn’t mean there aren’t a few you would like to punch out. We’re human and we have human feelings and we’re not going like people sometimes. Just because they have a vagina or identify as a woman doesn’t mean you have to put them up on a high shelf. The point is to treat that douche girl like you would treat a douche guy you hate. (I know it’s this bizarre idea called equality).
So wear high heels. Don’t wear high heels. Read books. Play music. Be a geek. Be popular. Skate. Play flute. Dance. Be a beautiful wallfower. Listen to Taylor Swift. Scream along with Courtney Love while you listen to “Celebrity Skin”. Wear pink puffy dresses. Wear black. Listen to music. Wear makeup. Don’t wear makeup. Live. Breathe. Respect women.
This is just my take on it. Tell me your thoughts on the topic.
None of these are my pictures. No Copyright intended. Peace out! Keep tune for more awesome things!
So have you ever had a question that youve just wondered how people might react to? It could be a simple question, or super complicated, or super weird, something that everyone talks about but no one really thinks about…or everyone thinks about but doesnt talk about. So Im calling this series of questions for the greater tumblr community Did Jesus Come Before the Dinosaurs. (The reason for this, unfortunately, is that over here at Once More with Feeling, weve heard this question asked more than 3 times, separately, in Theology class in our beloved school. And it seems kinda like an important question if you really dont know the answer, as it might just form your future perspectives on life.) Unlike the question in the title, however, these questions are not answered with fact. Everyone might have a different opinion. The point is that theyre questions that people might be interested in talking about, but never really get the chance. Sooooo, without further ado, please please please answer!! Anything is super awesome, I just want to hear what people think. So here goes, Question #1
Do you think that a persons name defines them later in life?
(Im attatching two photos here: one is of a rose, and another of a ranunculus, a really ugly sounding, but what I think is a much sexier, flower.)
Also a quote - A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet!
(By the greatest comeback artist ever.)
You may have noticed that my quotation key is also broken.
This one almost sounds like a joke at first. You click it, thinking it’ll be a laugh. Instead, you’re sent flying headfirst into a cage-match: you vs. the anonymity you wish you had sometimes, when all your friends are being dicks. This article makes it all plausible, and I’d be willing to bet more than one person has used this for genuine reference.
It reads like a letter from a stranger who’s been secretly in love with you from afar for over half your life, and has realized you’ve been a bit blue lately. Hell, maybe it is. Maybe it’s not even real. Maybe you’re not even real. Maybe nothing is real. What is “real”, anyway?
If you read this and don’t find it genuinely helpful, you’ve probably already killed at least one person, because there’s no way anyone could figure all these techniques out on their own. I mean, “keep adjusting your focal point. If you move your eyes frequently and look at multiple people, it will look like your eyes landed on your actual target accidentally” is not something the average person would try. I hope.
This is probably one of the twenty-first centuries greatest essays on love, and absolutely no one will ever take it seriously because it’s a wikiHow article. Also, the pictures are hilarious.
This makes the list purely for thoroughness. There are 34 separate tips, which range from, “Have Curly Hair” to “¡uʍop ǝpısdn sƃuıɥʇ pɐǝɹ”
This one is tricky, because at first it looks so simple. Deceptive, really, in that there’s no way anyone has ever actually needed this article. But, look deeper. Step 1 is to take your pulse - to ensure that you’re calm; or, if you’re not, to identify why. Next, try to stand up tall and straight - besides your improved posture helping you breathe, you know what else you’re doing? Giving yourself the self-esteem you deserve. It’s also recommended you lie down on your back, but why? Because wikiHow knows that you need a break from your stress, and you should be able to relax whenever you feel overwhelmed.
Long story short: wikiHow isn’t trying to help you breathe, wikiHow is trying to subtly let you know that it cares.
Making a list like this is hardly a new idea. At some point during your internet-ing, you’ve doubtless come across one; to be honest, you’ve probably come across hundreds. Certainly you’ve read a few of the more notable ones (such as Ernest Hemingway’s, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s, or Barack Obama’s). So why should you read this one?
Easy: this one is categorized.
It’s no secret that I am a fan of Wikipedia. And throughout my Wikipedia surfing, I have come across some real gems.
I hope you guys enjoy this list and the beauty of Wikipedia in general! If you have other awesome Wikipedia pages inbox them to us!!
Hello from OMWF! (Is it too early for me to call it that?) It’s Isabella calling. Following your beautiful advice, I pulled this from the depths of Bessie, my computer. This is a taste of what happens when I get bored, which I wish was more often. However I’m pretty sure teachers have a secret plan to take over my life (curse you, AP classes!) But anyhow, this is using pure graphite, the best medium anyone can get their hands on. People should be more thankful for graphite, in all seriousness. Pencils are the way billions of people across the world have expressed themselves for hundreds of years, because why? THEY WORK. Without uber-toxic chemicals and brushes and special paper that you can only get from some company with an accent on it. I have my own secret mission: to improve society enough so that graphite pics actually sell. Who will join me in this worthy cause? Yours, truly,
COMPUTER FOLDER VOMIT POST!
So I decided, in my “hmmm what to post now” moment of thinking, why not do a thing where we all dump a random thing we find in our computer’s hard drive on this here webby site? No reason not to!
I found this semi-creepy painting by Jakub Schikaneder (I have no idea who that is — ask my computer hard drive) from 1888 of All Souls’ Day. I guess this painting would be better suited for next month but what the hell it’s Tuesday!
I’m not going to pretend to be a Queen Elizabeth I scholar or anything, but you don’t need to know much about English history to appreciate how darn forsaken awesome this lady was.
THE OVERVIEW (of things I remember from Western Civ.)
1. She refused to get married because she didn’t want her husband to take over England. Instead, she was “married to England.
2. She covertly ordered swashbuckling English pirates to hijack Spanish treasure ships from the New World! SHE INVENTED PIRATES
3. She wrote letters to the king of Spain being all sexy like basically to piss him off!
4. Annnnnd she (really because of a storm) took down the Spanish in the Spanish Armada! The world would look politically absolutely nothing like it does today if it weren’t for this!
"… And therefore I am come amongst you, as you see, at this time, not for my recreation and disport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live and die amongst you all; to lay down for my God, and for my kingdom, and my people, my honour and my blood, even in the dust."
Whoa powerful stuff man! This is from “Speech to the Troops at Tillbury which she read in 1588 before the Spanish Armada! Thank you my English textbook for the speech!
And that is all I know about Queen Elizabeth I. Happy Tuesday!
Hello again World! Sorry for writing again like this, so haphazardly (side bar: is that a word? Because if not I will get an inflated sense of my pseudo-quirky word-making-up abilities and feel really proud of myself) but I just
really don’t want to do my apush outline have so much to say!
I actually don’t have much to say at all. I’m going to consult my list of post ideas and come back.
So, dear World, this is the new website of Alisha (the genius innovator amazing person who thought we should all have a website in the first place), Isabella, Mal, Gabby, and moiself, Jenna. Welcome! Bienuevue! Foreign languages! This isn’t the first official post but yeah hi welcome and stick around!