The 21st-century 20-something

Thursday, December 19, 2013

People get fired. Sorry, Phil Robertson.

Nothing can spruce up a boring Thursday like some Duck Dynasty drama, eh?

Well for those of you who haven't heard, apparently A&E indefinitely suspended Phil Robertson of the show Duck Dynasty for the anti-gay remarks he made in a recent interview with GQ.
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I personally have only caught a few glimpses of the show, so I'm not familiar with Phil Robertson's character and personality, but I would really like to address people making this suspension out to be an attack on Christianity and civil rights, when it most definitely is not.

According to the CNN report:
"In an interview in the January issue of GQ, Robertson says homosexuality is a sin and puts it in the same category as bestiality and promiscuity.

'It seems like, to me, a vagina -- as a man -- would be more desirable than a man's anus. That's just me. I'm just thinking: There's more there! She's got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I'm saying? But hey, sin: It's not logical, my man. It's just not logical,' he's quoted as saying."

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Monday, December 16, 2013

The Boy Band Evolution

I am a proud product of the '90s.

I know the entire Fresh Prince rap by heart, I listened to music on a Walkman not an Ipod, I had a tamagotchi instead of a real pet, and still own about 100 VHS tapes because in my day, you watched movies on VCRs. And the orange Nickelodeon movies were always the best.

I also lived and died for the original pop boy bands like *NSYNC, the Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block and Hanson. I very vividly remember buying every copy of Tiger Beat and immediately going to the centerfold, carefully pulling the staples from the poster, and putting it up on my bedroom walls.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

What is your purpose in my life?

I heard a saying today that made me really think about the people in my life and what their purposes are. Not material purposes, or what I can use them for, but sincerely why they're there; why they became a part of my life.

The saying I'm referring to is "People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime."

It's true - in it's simplest form. Basically people are in your life for a very specific purpose, for a short period of time or for a long period of time. Essentially everyone in your life can fall into one of the categories. The perplexing part, is which people fall in to which category?

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