Daily Archives: February 25, 2011

Free posts make me smile =)

Some of my favorites:

“celebrate we will cause life is short, but sweet for certain”

“I make mistakes. That’s what I do. I speak without thinking, I act without knowing. I drink so much that I can barely walk. I’m a fantastic lover though, and an amazing friend. God knows I mean well.” – Sex and the City

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move on.”- Tupac

“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.” – E.E. Cummings

I am the master of my fate.
I am the captain of my soul.

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My Media Consumption

Society is rapidly becoming obsessed with digital media. The way that we rely on the internet and technology is so surprising to me. Keeping track of my media consumption from Monday to Wednesday was quite exhausting. I found that I am on my BlackBerry way too much for my liking. Whether I am texting or on twitter, my BlackBerry is never far from my fingertips. I realized that I definitely do not watch television as much as my roommates. They will put the TV on while they are eating just because they think it is too quiet without the background noise. I have come to see that I am addicted to music and I do not really see that changing.

I have come to appreciate the time that I do not have my phone glued to my body. I have practice for cheerleading almost everyday of the week and we are not allowed to have our phones on during practice. I enjoy being at practice and being at games because I am only focused on my teammates and the things that are going on directly around me. Although I am on my phone a lot, I also believe that I have control over my media consumption. I know that during class and while I am doing my homework I cannot be on my phone. It is way too distracting for me. I also do not listen to music while I am trying to get work done. During finals week I deactivate my facebook and I try to keep my phone off.

It is definitely shocking how dependent my generation has become on the internet and media. We do everything on the internet from ordering pizza to taking a quiz for class. The media and the internet is going to continue to grow and I am just hoping that everyone will be able to keep up.

Buddy Ball

The “changemaker” I decided to do my upcoming video on is Buddy Ball. Buddy Ball provides individuals with a mental or physical disability the opportunity to sports, regardless of their limitations. It helps individuals learn teamwork and promotes self-esteem, one of the tools needed to help overcome the stigma often associated with a disability. One does not have to pay to participate in the league because Buddy Ball relies entirely on donations from their sponsors.

My younger cousin Gregory has down syndrome and I believe he started Buddy Ball when he was about six. My oldest brother Christopher was his Buddy for about five years and it was truly inspiring to watch all these people play together. I definitely want to interview my brother for my video and ask about his experience playing with Gregory in the Buddy Ball league. Gregory only played baseball in this league, but they also offer bowling, basketball, and cheerleading. It is amazing what Buddy Ball has done for children with disabilities and the league will continue to change these kids’ lives.