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President

I have no idea what to say about Mr. Donald J. Trump becoming President-Elect. My entire newsfeed on Facebook blew up yesterday and today. I’m not ashamed that I voted for Hillary. I was proud to vote for our first woman president. When I woke up to the news of Trump becoming president, I was appalled at first. He is unpredictable and said some very startling and cruel things while on the Campaign Trail. However, what I’ve come to understand is that even while in office, it’s hard to get things passed. He can’t just go and simply build a wall. That’s what the checks and balances system was put in place for.

Many Millennials are talking about how on Dec. 19th, there is a way to overrule the country’s electoral college choice. Yes, that’s right. There is a loophole. It’s a long shot, but elected officials from each state can go “rogue” and take away their support for Trump. Which means the runner-up Hillary Clinton gets the title of President-Elect. Don’t believe me…check it out in the NY Post.

I agree that this country needs a change but is Trump really the change we want? Some may say yes, we need someone fresh in politics that will help with somethings we always have struggled with: economy and unemployment. Trump most likely will help with that in certain ways as a businessman. I commend him for achieving the title though. Not many people in our nation’s history have reached this title of President-elect without holding any public office ever. I still think he should have started off smaller, maybe as a senator or governor.

The biggest upset was that we didn’t get our first women president, but I have no doubt that one day we will. Hillary said it right that this will be hard, but girls should always go for their dreams and don’t let something ever put you down. She may have not been able to break that “glass ceiling” so to speak, but someone will. And when they do, we have Susan B. Anthony to thank for starting that for us.

My last thought about all of this was those riots that broke out amongst major cities around the country last night, including NYC, LA, and Chicago. I’ve never seen this big of a riot for a President-Elect ever. This is getting out of hand, guys. He hasn’t tried anything yet. He may not get very far in everything he promised…IE the damn wall. But what I do know is this… when Mr. Trump does become our President, give him a chance. I don’t support his morals or his values on many of the issues, but I believe in giving people the benefit of the doubt. He may surprise us. A man can say a lot of things, but its what he does that means anything. Let’s see what he does.

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Music – Pentatonix

Music plays a very important role in my life. I’m the girl in the office with the giant headphones that block out every sound but the music. I edit videos mostly for a living, which explains why I have them in the first place. But as a millennial, music influences us more than anything. Artists now make less songs about issues and more about romance. But what I don’t love is that many artists’ voices are mixed and changed so much so that you don’t really appreciate the music itself and its message as a whole. Half the time I don’t even know what they are saying. Thats why I love Pentatonix so much. They take the power of music and a voice and turn it into such beauty. It makes you really appreciate the power of a cord.

To me, music isn’t raw anymore. It’s all electronic. Don’t get me wrong, I still rock out to the newest Bruno Mars, Beyonce, and Hollywood Undead like the next girl. But I love music that moves me. Over the years I feel like we’ve lost that connection. Music used to be more about expression then making money. Record companies try to make music that sells rather than something that is both good and moving. When something moving comes along, it goes viral instantly. Millennials have been through so much in terms of music alone. I can’t keep up with all the changes.

Check out the newest Pentatonix album, and just listen to their cover of Hallelujah. It will blow your mind.

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Politics

I’m a little on edge about this topic. With 6 days to go until the election…I don’t know if I even want to vote. Many Millennials know that every vote counts but with either of these candidates winning, I’m scared. Rumor has it, Canada will be acquiring millions of new citizens after all of this is over.

As a women in this fight, I don’t know where I stand. On one hand, yay for a female candidate to make it to this point. I’m very proud of being a girl for this reason. On the other hand I don’t like the secrets she has kept, and it makes me nervous what else she is hiding. But then you got the sexist pig on the left there. I’m more afraid of being insulted or getting my rights taken away, which we have fought so long for. Also doesn’t help that his temper has been called into question countless times before. So with him having access to that big shiny red button that sets off wars and missiles, makes me nervous as all hell.

The president of this country was known for being intellectual, kind, and rational. I have no idea if either of these candidates follows that path right now. I want to vote on Tuesday, I do, and I probably will. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to be happy about it.

My closing argument: Michelle Obama 2020. That is all.

Halloween

11224681_10154133972287635_6018494496280340168_n  So this year for Halloween, my friends wanted to do something a bit different and do a Disney themed group. Which isn’t that different but still it was cute. One was Minnie Mouse, another was Captain America. My other friend came up with this brilliant idea to be Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the fun twins from Alice in Wonderland. I ended up being Tweedle Dum because it was her idea. I didn’t mind though because I loved being this costume for Halloween. I’ve never really done anything that was unique like this since I was 10 and decided to be a hobo for Halloween. Yes, that’s right. I was a hobo. I couldn’t think of anything else that year. I even cut up an old baby dress I wore and put it on a teddy bear.

But let me tell you something, Halloween when you’re in your early 20’s is simply a time to get wasted at a bar party, which I did, or sit at home watching horror films with your friends. The bar party was amazing and I had a ton of fun, but I did get to let my inner child out when I went around trick-or-treating with my 9-year-old twin cousins last night. They dressed as poop emojis this year. Party City actually sells those too.

I think my most interesting finding was that kids actually didn’t go out this year. I saw so many fewer children out then when I was a kid. I’m not sure if they started earlier or not but many houses we visited said we were the only group that came through their neighborhoods. When I was a kid, you grabbed your friends and those coveted pillow cases and went everywhere for free candy. Parents today seem to be afraid of taking their kids around their neighborhood at night, but with all the stupid clown stuff going on right now, I quite honestly don’t blame them. Apparently there is this new phenomenon called Trunk-or-treat, which is basically parents gather in a parking lot and open their trunks with candy and kids go around that way. That takes the fun out of the holiday where you go up to your neighbors house and they try to guess what you are. Someone thought I was a kid, but when you’re in your early 20’s going around with a bunch of young kids, I was mistaken as their mom a few times, which threw me off a bit. Am I really old enough to be a mom now? A good friend of mine just announced she is pregnant and she is younger than me. I know, I’m going off on a rant, but it scares me that friends of mine are getting married and having kids but I don’t even have a boyfriend.

That is pretty much my life right now. Also I need this wine glass in my life!

Until next time…

I’m behind on posting

I’m so sorry that my blog has suffered but here’s an update! I’m working now at a Retail Energy company in Newark now. Entertainment marketing will always be in my blood but I was laid off over the summer and had to change course a bit. I LOVE my new job though. Everyone is so very nice and they seem to like me so far. Of course that may change, its been only under 2 months that I’ve been here so far. The latest of my adventures is that I’m seeing the Cats revival next weekend. I’m really excited for that though. My cousin, may she rest in peace, was in the original cast of Cats over 20 years ago. So my whole family is going in support of her.

I’m also going to Finland in March! That’s going to be an adventure.

Also Trump is running for president but Hillary is bae. So that’s my feeling on this whole stupid presidential race we have this year. Michelle Obama 2020!

 

Chris Christie Announced Presidency in Hometown of Livingston NJ.

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YAY! Someone from MY HOMETOWN of Livingston NJ is doing something cool, well kinda, even though most people in my town aren’t very fond of him honestly, and I’m one of them. The only other famous person from our town is Chelsea Handler, and well STOP MAKING FUN OF YOUR HOME TOWN ON NATIONAL TELEVISION AND MAYBE I’LL LIKE YOU.

Clearly I’m not too happy with the people that become famous from my hometown, except for Jason Alexander (George from Seinfeld). It is not my hometown’s fault though, I just don’t like how these people turn it into a joke. It has one of the best school districts in the state, and has a high cost of living.

Anyways…

Christie took over the old high school gym, which is odd because we built a bigger state-of-the-art gym less than 10 years ago that would be perfect for the venue, but I guess because the old gym part of the original high school that maybe they decided to go with that route. Or maybe they just wanted a small room. There were protesters all over the oval in front of the school today and most were teachers.

In MY OPINION, Christie, darling, you will not become president. Everyone from my high school’s graduating class thinks you are dumb. You took our funding, when other things could have been cut. You have way too many terrible notches on your campaign belt before you even began running. Your reputation died 3 years ago. Although I must respect you as an LHS Alum, I cannot see you as president. I’m sorry but that is the truth.

To read more about this momentous (sarcasm now) occasion, click on the photo of the man of the hour above.

‘Something Rotten’ embraces losing Best Musical Tony Award

This is actually a great idea from the marketing team of Something Rotten! Love their strategy

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Although "Something Rotten"had 10 Tony Award nominations, the only one it took home was for Christian Borle for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical. (PHOTO: Joan Marcus) Although “Something Rotten” earned 10 Tony Award nominations, the only one it took home was for Christian Borle for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical. (PHOTO: Joan Marcus)

Usually a Broadway show that wins only one Tony Award, or just got nominated for one Tony, emphasizes the positive. Not “Something Rotten.” It ran a full-page ad in the NYTimes proclaiming  itself a “Loser,” after taking home only 1 of the 10 awards for which it was nominated.

An excellent article recently published in the NYTimes explores the producers chutzpah. Reporterr Michael Paulson writes, ” ‘The “Rotten!’ ad was devised the day after the Tony Awards, when the show’s dejected marketing team gathered at the offices of its advertising agency, SpotCo, to figure out what to do next.”

After all, the irony of the whole thing is “Something Rotten” is about two struggling playwrights who are…

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