Sunday, May 12, 2013

My Mom's Cooler Than Your Mom!!

She is beautiful, smart, sassy, and funny. She makes me laugh. She makes me cry. She frustrates me. she challenges me, she pushes my buttons. She supports me. She believes in me when I don't believe in myself. She taught me the true meaning of unconditional love.  She is fiercely protective  and may God have mercy on your soul if you mess with her family.  She is the first person I call with good news and with bad.   She makes my world a little better...She makes me a little better. She is my mother, my best friend.

My parent's were super young when they had my brother and me. In a way, we all kind of grew up together. I'm sure it wasn't always pretty but it was always fun. I know how much they sacrificed for us and have never met two people more selfless. I watched both of my parents work their asses off to give my brother and I the best life possible. One thing that I didn't see was them struggle. Money was tight and they went without a lot so  Bubba and I had everything we always needed. I didn't even realize this until I was older. They never once complained about it. They taught me that that the world would provide me with nothing, I had to work for everything I had. I didn't appreciate it then but establishing a work ethic was one of the greatest tools for success that they could have ever bestowed upon me.

I watched my mom raise my brother and me and then in an instance it switched to her becoming the care giver for her parent's. She put her life on hold to insure that they were always taken care of. I watched her become a fighter, an advocate, a warrior. She only did for her parents what they would have done for her. Good parents are not a coincidence. Good parents are raised by good parents. So, for all the things in life I am unsure of, I know that parenthood is one thing I will not fail at.

I have watched as she has lived every parent's worse nightmare. No parent should ever have to bury a child. She has navigated those waters with poise and strength and has been the glue that has kept our family together. Sometimes I am in disbelief of just how strong she is. I know that every Mother's Day that comes around is a little bittersweet because she is reminded of what she has lost.

So on this Mother's Day, I want to just take a minute to tell my Mom how much I love her and appreciate her. I don't say  enough, how amazing you are and how blessed I am to have you in my life. Thank you for being you and being the best Mom ever!

 I love you the most, Momma!

Ladies and Gentlemen....A mere example of my awesome childhood. 
Check out that hair? This style was not just for the special occasion of pictures. My mother insisted that my hair looked like this I can't complain, I was always preparted to accept a Country Music Award, should the need arise. Also, Ethan was never really into being a cowboy. That is probably Dad's hat and  mom needed something to off-set my big ass hair with that ever so sleek bow and my giant buck teeth.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

I think your shirts are stupid anyway.....

Before you read any further check out the link below:

Now for the disclaimer:

In this blog post I am going to make fun of Mr. Mike Jefferies. I am going to be petty and juvenile and make comments that are equally as small-minded as the ones that he made in his interview. It is not okay to judge anyone by their looks. I know this is wrong but in my only defense,  HE STARTED IT!!!!!!!

Granted this interview took place in 2006 so some time has elapsed but since the interview has recently been republished in Business Insider, apparently Mike Jefferies maintains his stance on not wanting fatties to wear his clothing.  I have seen this story shared several times on Facebook and never one to miss an opportunity to rant, I decided to do a bit of investigative reporting.

I know what your thinking. Mike Jefferies has to be insanely good looking. You know, "an attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends". Let's take a minute for me to blow that shit out of the water....

I'm not a doctor or anything but I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that he most likely will not be appearing in his own ad campaigns. Just a guess. Is this a joke? A mugshot gone wrong? An allergic reaction? Sir, were you stung by a bee prior to this photograph?

I think that if I was a gizillionaire, selling only cool clothes to only cool people, I would invest some of that revenue on fixing my face.......or perhaps my personality? Some day I am going to design a line of clothing that excludes people with abnormally misshapen heads and faces... Sorry Mike, you won't be able to run with the big dogs.

I understand that he thinks that he has monopolized the clothing industry by being exclusionary in who is able to wear his clothing label but seriously does he have to be such a dick? Pretty people do wear his clothes but can the majority of them spell clothes? No wonder the ads are always so graphic, clearly his target group aren't much for reading or interpretation, for that matter.

 Any idiot can sell thread-bare shirts with a stenciled logo but it takes a real business man to do so in a way that does not offend people. Maybe Mr. Jefferies should attend a Nebraska State Fair and see that his view of people wearing his clothing may be just a tad bit warped?

As I have said before, I am not promoting being plus-size. I am all about being and living healthy. What I am promoting is that people be valued on more than the label plastered across the ass of their sweatpants.

In conclusion, I know that Mr. Jefferies will never see these words nor would he even care if he did  but I want everyone who does read this to know that it doesn't matter if you buy your clothes at Abercrombie, Walmart, Old Navy or Good Will; the true meaning of happiness is finding those who love you regardless of what you have or what you wear.