I need to whine for a second. Feel free to not read this.
I’m really fucking sick of barely being not good enough. I get wait-listed, but not accepted. Called back, but not cast. Told I’m “awesome” in an audition, but the part was given to someone else.
My entire life I’ve been good at things, not great at things. I’m a good artist, a good flute player, a good actor, a good singer. I’m not an amazing anything. I’m always near the top, never at it. And I’m really tired of it. I would almost rather be really, really good at just one thing and kind of sucky at everything else than what I have now. Because you can’t do shit with being “pretty good” at stuff.
Okay, I’m done now. I’m going to go drink some Bailey’s and go to bed.
Yesterday my mom posted a picture on Facebook of my 5 year old brother Sam wearing a pair of shoes he picked out for his first day of preschool.
She explained to him in the store that they were really made for girls. Sam then told her that he didn’t care and that “ninjas can wear pink shoes too.”
Sam went to preschool and got several compliments on his new shoes. Not one kid said anything negative toward him about it.
However, my mom received about 20 comments on the photo from various family members saying how “wrong” it is and how “things like this will affect him socially” and, put most eloquently by my great aunt, “that shit will turn him gay.”
My mom then deleted the photo and told Sam that he can wear whatever he wants to preschool, that it’s his decision. If he wants to wear pink shoes, he can wear pink shoes.
Sam then explained to her that he didn’t like them because they were pink, he liked them because they were “made out of zebras” and zebras are his favorite animal :)
Only available in Taiwan and Japan, this McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy is a big hit and currently becoming a meme. It’s original spring loaded design to do a backflip (but fails to do so seen here), is not what makes it so popular— it’s Sasuke’s power to practically balance anything upon his head!