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BREAKING NEWS!

5 Jan

So if you haven’t a;ready heard, the adorable couple that was Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal called it quits earlier today. Being notorious for writing songs about her failed relationships and not being secretive about the boy who broke her heart, jokes were immediately made about what Tay Tay’s song about Jakey-Poo would sound like. Well, ladies and gents, the lyrics for Taylor’s song about Jake have surfaced only to prove that she doesn’t mess around! I acquired them from a super, secret source, but just remember where you saw these lyrics first!!!!!!

 

Jake the Snake

Jake, Jake. I really liked you but you were fake, fake

Thought you were mine for the taking

But like your movies we started tanking, yeah

 

All I wanted was love and hugs

But all you gave me were some other drugs

You bought me presents that totaled a lot

And took me for coffee that really hit the spot

But it was availability and kindness that you lacked

You’re getting old so I guess you’ll have to go Brokeback

 

You were my Prince of Persia

As we sat under an October Sky

I was the Good Girl who walked a Moonlight Mile

Just to find Proof in your smile

I gave you everything, I was full of joy

Even forgave you for playing Bubble Boy

I guess I just don’t understand…I thought you were Spiderman

 

That night I turned 21

Wanted to stay in but you wanted to have fun

So you took my hand and away we went

Good time were had and money was spent

My phone rang at 11 PM

I just couldn’t miss this call again

My producer said he needs just one more song

Right then I knew we just couldn’t last long!

 

You were my Prince of Persia

As we sat under an October Sky

I was the Good Girl who walked a Moonlight Mile

Just to find Proof in your smile

I gave you everything, I was full of joy

Even forgave you for playing Bubble Boy

I guess I just don’t understand…I thought you were Spiderman

 

I know I’ll be sad

Thinking back on the good times we’ve had

But I know The Day After Tomorrow

My heart will no longer be filled with sorrow

So for now it’s time to make my bed

Besides, you were just a silly Jarhead

You were my Prince of Persia

As we sat under an October Sky

I was the Good Girl who walked a Moonlight Mile

Just to find Proof in your smile

I gave you everything, I was full of joy

Even forgave you for playing Bubble Boy

I guess I just don’t understand…I thought you were Spiderman

 

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(Where’s the)Spirit Air

27 Dec

Being an opinionated person, I have decided that every time I realize I hate something, I am going to award it the title of “The Worst_____.” This can mean anything from the worst restaurant to the worst brand of sneakers. Today, I am going to share with you an experience that resulted in me discovering THE WORST airline. Please remember this is all my opinion, but trust me, this airline SUCKS!

SPIRIT AIRLINES: I remember a few years back there was an airline by the name of Trans World Airlines, TWA for short. It was a running joke that the TWA  really stood for “The Worst Airline” which is probably a contributing factor to them closing their flight decks one last time and going out of business. I assumed they went bankrupt or something along the lines of that, but in actuality, it was because they could no longer compete with the new sheriff of shitty airlines in town—Spirit Airlines.

I had neither flown nor heard of Spirit before this year when my mom booked us on a flight down to Florida. For a flight the day after Christmas, all airlines wanted an arm and a leg, so my mom chose the cheaper Spirit Airlines, which only asked for some money…and my dignity.

I was skeptical about the airline from the very start. Yes, the roundtrip flights for the two of us came out to about $400 less overall than other airlines, but then they got us with all of their unnecessary fees. First let me say that (the) Spirit (of Halloween) Airlines prides themselves to be an airline in which you only have to pay for the amenities that you want. This sounded quite auspicious to me as I thought we’d be able to choose if we wanted to pay for a movie, upgraded meals or more leg room. Instead, the amenities they were referring to ended up being standard procedures/complimentary on every single other airline. You see, according to them, these amenities are: checking baggage, carrying on anything more than just one personal item, bigger seats and drinks…EVEN BOTTLED WATER. My mom got a hot tea…that’s hot water, a tea bag and a packet of Splenda= *$2. God forbid she wanted fresh lemon, that probably would have cost her an extra buck fifty, but luckily she carries around her own packets of lemon juice in her purse…perfectly normal. As I was saying, to check a bag-$26, to have a carry-on aside from ONE personal item-$30, sodas-$3, for a bigger seat-$75. The BEST part is that you have to pay for the flight and THEN you have to pay for a seat! I asked if you could just pay for the flight and stand the entire time, but of course this would be dangerous and against the law so the answer was “no.” Thus, in what world does that policy make any sense? Maybe Nebula or the Starship Enterprise, but definitely not America…probably not even Abu Dhabi.

Then we got on the plane. Leather seats…stained and most likely unsanitary. There was a black, oily looking substance lining the top of my headrest which I forced myself to ignore, and there wasn’t even enough room in front of the seats to fit a laptop. No televisions in headrests or suspended from the ceiling, aisles so thin even the Olsen twins would have to turn sideways to walk down them. It sucked…just shitty.

To give you an idea of just how awful this airline is, here’s a personal anecdote that unfolded just this morning. As you may or may not know, New York (my place of origin) is expected to get several inches of snow yesterday beginning in the early morning or afternoon. So naturally, in NY style, everyone rushed to change their flights to the earliest available which means overcrowding and overbooking which Spirit is first-rate at! It ended up that Spirit needed to make room for two customers, so they asked for two volunteers to give up their seats and in exchange for their kindness, they would receive $400 CASH each, 2 round trip tickets to ANYWHERE Spirit flies and a guaranteed seat on the next flight to Florida. They found their volunteers but once we were on the plane they had a late-comer who needed to make a cruise so she HAD to get on our flight. He offered the SAME deal to us, needing only one customer this time. No one raised their hands. Then he told us he’d be able to get that person on the next JetBlue flight out to Florida—at least 10 people raised their hand this time. Spirit Airlines is, and always should be, a last resort. Unless of course all the other airlines want $1,000 each way and Spirit is offering $5 flights. Otherwise, under no circumstance should you fly Spirit Airlines. What a displeasure.

My question is, where do they get off charging someone for a cup of luke warm water the size of a baby’s fist? Every single other airline, whether they charge for baggage or not, is kind enough to give out complimentary beverages other than alcohol. JetBlue even gives out snacks—GREAT snacks! Spirit was charging $4 for a bag of Combos. I’m truly surprised there wasn’t a coin slot next to the air vents above our seats. Same goes for a coin slot outside the bathroom…but then my mom told me that would be illegal.

* Of course this fee was not paid for because my mother complained the water wasn’t hot enough, so we just paid the $3 for my can of Coke Zero instead.

Sweeping the Nation

17 Feb

People with attitude problems have always struck a rather large nerve with me, and I think it’s about time they learn how to handle situations without getting in someone’s face. Lately, I have witnessed more verbal fights than ever before, and I’m honestly getting sick and tired of watching my friends break down and cry all because of some incompetent person who has nothing better to do with their time and energy. Being the kind, loving and generous person that I am, I have decided to compile a “pocket guide” for those who blow up, because it’s time for them to grow up.

1. Stop, drop and think: If a situation arises that blows your top, stop for just one minute and think “is this really worth my time?” Chances are, if you’re a constant offender, the answer will be “no” and in that case you will drop the issue and walk away like an adult.

2. Be the bigger person: If someone wants to get in your face, show them that you’re more mature and either calmly set them aside to TALK (not yell) about the issue at hand to resolve it or simply smile and walk away.

3. Don’t be stupid: There are literally thousands of issues in the world everyday, probably millions but I’m not a statistics whiz. If you let EVERY issue get to you, you’re going to wear yourself out so fast you won’t be able to stand up for more than 2 minutes without having to sit down to catch your breath–I promise you that. If something is really worth your time and argument, then you will know it, but if you’re one of those “all I wanna do is get into a verbal fight” people, then you’re fucked, UNLESS you learn when to and when not to speak up. So seriously think about it.

4. Leave where you’re from out of it: I don’t care if you’re from China or Brooklyn, and chances are neither does your “opponent”. Your hometown does not change your muscle mass and I guarantee threatening someone by saying “I’m from Brooklyn, the streets! Don’t think I won’t cut a bitch” won’t change the fact that you just yelled at a body builder from Connecticut. They’ll just laugh and walk away, because you’ll look like a moron.

5. THINK!: This is the one thing no one tends to do when they’re angry, and even I’m guilty as well. When you’re heated, you tend to lose your filter and just say whatever comes to mind–this will only make the situation worse. Though it may be admirable that you can say your problems to someone’s face instead of just behind their back, if you’re all shook up you might end up saying something completely out of line that has nothing to do with the situation at hand, and therefore end up making matters worse, not to mention looking like an idiot.

6. Get a hobby: I know it may sound lame, but finding something to do that channels your anger in a more positive way can work wonders! For instance, when I’m angry, I blog! Not only does it help me get my feelings out in a non-violent way, but it helps others because they may be feeling the same way I am and upon reading one of my posts, they may feel a lot better or realize a better way to solve one of the problems they may be having. I know blogging isn’t for everyone, but there’s lots of other activities to do, such as knitting, painting, drawing, sewing etc. Not the artsy type? Try something a little more physical like kickboxing, aerobics or rock climbing. Sometimes going for a quiet drive around town, listening to your favorite music helps a lot too. Whatever you choose, there’s something for everyone and I believe hobbies can save lives. It’s something to occupy your time and keep you from altercations.

So there you have it folks, 6 easy steps to becoming a better, less argumentative you!  Or you can choose not to follow this guide and lose all of your friends, that’s cool too…whatever floats your boat.

You can thank me later ; )

-Aditk

Now Let Me Clear My Throat

27 Oct

Hello Additks, I hope today is one of greatness for all of you wonderful people. It seems as if you have once again stumbled upon my blog, or were simply googling “A Disk” or pictures of male genitalia, but either way, fate has brought you to the mecca of words; the mecca of stories; and the epicenter of cool. Yes, that’s right, if The Life of A Ditk was a person, she would be sitting at the popular table in the lunch room, trading her tuna sandwich for only the best snacks–like Goldfish. Anyways, I won’t keep you waiting for the climax, so here ya go. Today, I am going to be ranting about anger. Doesn’t that seem a little of–to rant about anger? Regardless, when have I ever been on, per say? So here I go.

If you consider yourself to be an angry person, you should probably come to some kind of agreement with yourself to find a happy place, somewhere within, to visit every time you feel your fist about to plunge through 5 layers of plaster and sheet rock. Think of it as what Billy Madison does; his happy place is a place full of beer, women, his grandmother smiling, and of course Chubs. When you’re angry, think WWBD? and be like Billy.

Second, if what I just suggested does not work for you, just try and figure out what sets you off every time you launch into outer space. You’ll save a lot of fuel, and by fuel I mean energy, if you identify the problem that always upsets/angers you sooner than later to avoid awkward situations in which you find yourself flipping out in front of friends and/or family, because then you’ll just have to apologize anyways, and let’s face it, no one actually likes to apologize.

If you find yourself getting angry and raising havoc more than once a week or a few times every month, you have an issue, and it is obvious to your peers, so why not make it obvious to yourself? Admit you have a problem, because admitting it is the first step toward success! And everybody likes being successful! S-U-C-C-E-S-S, let’s all cheer about SUCCESS! Feel free to use that as a little tool to remind you of what life could be like if you seek help when you ADMIT you have an anger problem.

Unfortunately, many people who are angry, also tend to be quite stubborn. This is far from a cheeseburger and fries in the sense that it is definitely not a good combination. Being angry and knocking over a few flower plants is one thing, but being angry and refusing the clean up the mess you left from said knocked over flower plants because you claim it is not your fault they’re on the floor is a whole different ball game. Always take responsibility for your actions, even if you don’t believe any of them were your fault, because if there are more than 2 people blaming it on you, most likely you blacked out from anger and just don’t remember your actions, but maybe your friends witnessed the entire event.

Sometimes anger is good. Sometimes anger motivates people to have positive outcomes or plan life-changing events that better their community or those around them, but usually anger just points fingers and doesn’t listen to what others have to say, making anger very one-sided. Take apart your anger, study your anger, find its weakness and then kick anger while it’s down. Just whatever you do, make sure you don’t drag others into your own anger, because then that creates somewhat uncomfortable situations, and could quite possibly make others not want to be around you often out of the fear that you’ll jump down their throat again for no reason other than you being angry at the world.

So, what’s my point? Well, friends can only do so much, same with therapists and counseling services, so in the end it’s only YOU that can prevent forest fires, I mean internal/external anger. Do yourself a favor, and seek outside help if anger often occurs in your life. Though it may not be a one-stop-shop to cure it all, it will help you better express yourself and feelings in times of anger, and make it so that you won’t scare friends and loved ones away, which may or may not leave you alone in the end, which could make you sad and lonely in the end, which could turn into self-hate and anger, and then you realize everything has come full-circle and you’ve wasted your life. Moral of my post–don’t be angry…find the good in your life, embrace it, and build upon it until you’ve built walls so high that anger has no way of getting in. Just make sure you use bricks, because as we have all learned from the tale of The Three Little Pigs, straw and sticks do not hold up during violent wind storms. In this case, you are the house, and anger is the wind–think about it, I promise it makes sense…somehow. Basically, it’s best to just listen to the fancy Tupperware and just don’t get mad, get glad!


Well, this has been another rant by A Ditk, I hope it helps at least one person, if not everyone! Like the talking fish sings: “Don’t worry, be happy”!

 

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