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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ban All the People Who Keep Trying to Ban Words

'Sup. Well, word on the street is that a bunch of people have gotten together, decided that the word 'bossy' is offensive and debilitating to women both young and old, and are now trying to ban its use.

Two syllables. Puh-Leeze.

Okay, let's start with the fact that banning a word is basically pointless. Unless it's completely government backed, and every single person is being observed 24/7, there is really no way to regulate such a thing. I'm sitting in my house in a room by myself right now. There. I just said it. Bossy, bossy, bossy.

Point two. Being bossy is not always a bad thing. As a leader in several different aspects of my life, I'll be the first in line to admit that I get a bit bossy sometimes. But you know what? THINGS GET DONE. The meeting goes quicker, plans are carried out faster, and no one is left standing around in confusion when I'm being bossy. Sure, I get a few eye-rolls or sighs now and then. But that's just part of being a leader of a group. You can't please everyone. But if the job is done well... I've never had someone look back and tell me that my bossy approach did not yield results. Just sayin'.

Point three. The banners are saying that the word has a negative effect on young girls, who will, having been labeled "bossy," be less willing to take charge and lead, especially when boys are involved. Now, for some reason, the US does have a persistent view that men should be over women. This is seen most prominently in the fact that we have never had a female president, which is another thing that really irritates me. Since the women's rights movement, progress has been made, but we're still working on it. Anyway, what I'm getting at is that society has tabooed "bossy" with a negative connotation, when in fact, it is in no way a bad thing that girls are trying to take charge. So wouldn't the solution really be to change the way we view the word? To give bossy a better face? I think it would. Better, at least, than banning it altogether.

My final point has to do with the innumerable, beloved cows of today and the past. Bossy has often been a good name for a cow. How could we dare to disrespect the memories of all those cows who bear the name? It's simply dreadful.

Okay. Rant over. But in all seriousness, I'm proud to be bossy. It's all a matter of recognizing when you've become a little too overbearing. And that goes for both men AND women.

Miranda out.

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Jelsa is my new favorite thing. Well, one of them. Here's a picture I made.

Is it not cute? I also wrote a fanfic for it. Check it out.
That's all. Miranda out.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

After a Good Deal Of Thought.

Two words.

Snow sucks.

Some of you may be wondering "Why does snow suck? I like snow."

You obviously don't live in a place that gets a lot of snow.

Now, where I live, snow is a big staple of the year.

It snows. It stays. It conquers.

Eventually, it generally melts. Usually.

Not this year.

This year, there is still snow.


Now, I was not born here. I am not programmed for this kind of weather.

Yesterday, I drove through a freak snow storm. This is April 24th we're talking about.

I desperately want to roast potatoes outside on the grill, but the snow hasn't melted enough to dig out the grill.

Okay, now I sound whiny. My apologies.

But I do not recommend this weather.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

That Cute Little Countdowner.


It's me again.

I just thought I would bring to your attention the cute little countdowner thing to the right.

In case it isn't obvious, I am eager for the next HTTYD movie.

So for the next however many days, this countdowner will be joining us.

Let's make it feel welcome.

Miranda Out.

Monday, January 21, 2013

What I mean to say is...


Yeah, yeah, I know. I suck.

To tell the truth, I was possibly a little put out by the lack of a zombie hoard outside my door on the 21st.

It impeeded my blogging skills for a whole month.

And now the 21st has rolled around again.

I am free to update.

Now here's the hard part.

(You ready for this?)

The hard part is... How to put this?

Oh, no no no. I can't tell you. This is too painful to mention.

Grrr. Fine, annoying voice in my head that tells me that I just can't leave people hanging like this. I shall tell them.

But you know what? I shall do it in a spontaneous way.

#1 Want to know how? Look at number 4.
#2 Mary had a little lamb... It wanted you to look at number 7.
#3 The truth is... I just wanted to say... (Continued on number 8.)
#4 Oh, but it's hard to say. Look at number 9.
#5 Ha! I had you going there... But seriously, look at number 10.
#6 What? You're not finding this amusing? Fine. Look at number 3.
#7 Knock, knock? (Who's there?) Number 6.
#8 HI. ;)
#9 Okay... here goes... Look at number 5.
#10 You really have no idea how hard this is for me. Look at number 2.

Okay. Well, now that that is over, the truth is that I was having a hard time thinking up something to blog about.  But now that is taken care of. So... Miranda out!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Be Prepared.


'Tis I.

As you probably know, December 21st is coming up.

(No, I don't think the world will end on that day.)

However, the Zombie Apocalypse is a different matter.

My question for you is How prepared are you?

If you are unsure of the answer to this question, I have taken the liberty of putting together a short multiple choice quiz to determine your degree of readiness in the face of a Zombie attack.

Here goes.

ONE. Where would you go if you woke up and your town was infested with zombies?

a) Walmart.

b) Nowhere, I'd stay put.

c) Your grandmother's house.

TWO. You're backed up against a wall, with Zombies coming at you from all directions. What would be the best way to escape them?

a) Point away from them, scream "Hey! What's that?" and then run away.

b) Douse them with gasoline and light 'em up.

c)  Curl into a ball and sob loudly.

THREE. Someone has come to take you to safety, and you have 5 minutes to gather what you want to bring. What do you take?

a) Your phone, your laptop, and your gaming system.

b) Food, blankets, and matches.

c) As many of your photo albums as you can carry.

FOUR. What is your favorite color?

a) Orange.

b) Blue.

c) Red.

FIVE. You and the group of people that you've banded together with are going to take a last stand against the Zombie horde. When they are handing out the weapons, which one do you take?

a) The bow and arrows with a canister of rags soaked in gasoline and a lighter.

b) A double-bladed ax with a long handle.

c) The shotgun.

Okay. Got it all filled out? Highlight down from here-
If you got-
Mostly a's: Not too bad. You might actually survive. Then again, maybe not. 
Mostly b's: Good for you! You'll probably live. And if you don't, you will have tried your very best.
Mostly c's: You need help. Find your local geek. Get them to show you the ropes. You could use it.
-to here to see the right answers.

So now that you know your results, act on them. After all, the Zombies might be coming. Don't be caught unprepared.

Miranda out.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Current Obsession.


Question: Have you heard of the Piano Guys?

Answer: (Should be Yes. If it's not, prepare to be enlightened.)

The Piano Guys are actually a guy who plays the piano and a guy who plays the cello.

They do so quite well and are really awesome.

For example, one of their songs is a version of One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful, played by five guys on one piano.

Pretty epic stuff.

Here is a link to one of my favorite songs by them.

Piano Guys- Peponi.

Enjoy. Join the obsession. Miranda Out.