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“low-Hanging pants now a crime in Ocala”

Read Ocala.com ‘s article HERE!

 

Today I saw that my hometown of Ocala, FL had passed a law on “sagged” pants that includes a $500 fine and an up to 6 month jail sentence for what is now a “second degree Misdemeanor offense.” At first I was like “yay” and then I thought about it.. and because very torn.
On one hand, I hate seeing people walking around with pants literally down to their knees. But on the other hand, it’s really no one’s business what someone else decides to wear or how to wear it.
There have been laws like this all over Florida, but a good part of them have been repealed and seen as “unconstitutional” which I can agree with. But there’s so many other cities out there not just in Florida that have implemented this ruling and has worked great.
Cities in New York, New Jersey, California, and Florida have banned the use of saggy or “hanging” pants, calling it a “vulgar display” and “disrespectful.” and have aimed at keeping these law in place in the “interest of common decency.”
Now, I completely agree.. it looks distateful, it looks trashy and dirty and all that.. but is it really enough to have the Government interfere with our closets? Should we be dictated on what to wear and how to wear it?

I agree that everyone should dress like they have some sense.
what I do not agree with is being told what to do or wear and how to do it or wear it. That will never be ok, thus my being torn.

This ban has gone on to be called “racial profiling” claiming that the law is only aimed at black Americans.. This, to me, is something I find ridiculous because I KNOW for a fact that black Americans aren’t the only ones who sag their pants, and the law is very clear about “anyone” who breaks it. It says nothing about affecting black people in particular. there will always be people who make issues a racial thing, so I guess I’m not surprised there.

I’ll end this with a quote from an article on sfgate.com
“Saggy pants is a look borrowed from prison inmates who aren’t allowed to wear belts. But when society starts taking its fashion cues from the nation’s prison population, it doesn’t speak well of our culture”

 

This may be a subject in which I would really love to hear different inputs from people, so if you feel a certain way about this law, please do let me know! :D

 

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Facebook is where we spend most of our time these days. It’s a great way to keep up with friends, family, and everything else for that matter. So it is no surprise that most, if not all of us have Facebook!

So with this said, I’d like to bring up my Facebook and ask everyone who reads this to please check out my page and if you like it, please like it!

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If you look around my blog you can also find my Instagram and Twitter pages and if you want to like them too, well hey, that’s even cooler :)

 

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Guilt.

I’m sleepless and guilt ridden for the way I spoke to my mother today. It was supposed to be an amazing day, and I was quick to accept the time off that was offered to me today at work just so I could spend some time with my family, as we all have different schedules and it is so hard to get us all to come together. They finally got to my place and I was so excited to have them over! We decided to go to the mall since we all were hungry and we all wanted something different -_- Once at the mall, my brother and I decided we wanted Panera.. so on our way to Panera, my mother blurts out the most random, most prejudiced thing I’ve heard in a while.. outloud.. in English.. in a mall full of people… I lost it. I don’t know what came over me, but I had it. I started lecturing her on how bad it is that she would say that and I became infuriated and pretty much blew up on her.. She got mad or embarrassed, or both and stormed off as we were getting to the Panera. I felt instantly so horrible, I knew that I had hurt my mother’s feelings, but I wasn’t sorry for it, just sad it happened.
After that we continued on with our day but I know she felt bad and I know I did too.. Shortly after, after we saw the fireworks, she decided to go home along with my brothers.
When she left I still couldn’t help but feel so horrible about the way I had blown up on her but I also wasn’t sorry for what I said and it made me feel confused, sad, angry and all sorts of other emotions, which lead to me going down to Wendy’s and buying the biggest burger I could and devour it and now I am laying in bed nauseous and feeling like shit about life..
On one hand I cannot feel bad about what I said to her. I feel I am entirely justified in the anger I felt at hearing my mother say such a borderline racist thing that I won’t even repeat out of respect for her. It is not right to look down on other cultures, nationalities, or people just because they are different. Not understanding different things doesn’t give us the right to dehumanize these people or notions and treat them like they are worthless or second class. I have never nor will I ever tolerate that behavior from anyone and hearing my mother say such things really hurts because she was person that raised me and she always taught us to embrace people, and difference, and individuality.. and to hear her sounding so close minded and against everything I stand for hurts.. But this should be no surprise to me since she’s always been this way.. But as of lately it seems she’s gotten more vocal about it and it is wrong. In every way, shape, and form, it is wrong and I cannot accept that. My biggest fear is that one day she’ll say the wrong thing to the wrong people and we won’t be there to help her. The thought that something might happen to my mother is enough for an emotional breakdown. I couldn’t bear it.
On the other hand, however, I felt like shit because I made her feel like shit. I know she was startled by my reaction and looking back on it, I was too, since I always find ways to settle issues by talking, I reacted very violently this time.. I know she was shocked and hurt by me talking to her the way I did, and in some way she feels she did nothing wrong by speaking her mind and like she said, she CAN do and say whatever she wants, but freedom of speech doesn’t always mean freedom from consequence.. and it’s the consequence part that scares the shit out of me. This closed minded way of thinking isn’t just hers, and I know that. It is a mindset formed by media, uninformed people, and the general thinking that just because something or someone is different, it must be bad and shunned. I can’t completely blame her because prejudice is all around us everyday of our lives, and there will always be more and more people who adopt this way of thinking.. But she should know better than most that being different is hard. She knows all of the things we went through, our house being vandalized, getting weird looks from people, and even her husband being asked to leave an establishment once just because of where we come from.. So knowing how hard it is to be different, to look different, and to even speak different, how can she be so ok with stereotyping and using slurs? How can she do to other people what has been done to us?
I can’t change everyone’s way of thinking, and I understand that. But I really do believe that everyone should learn to love one another and that is how I try to live my life everyday. Tolerance is the way through life. I love my mother to death and she is my role model, my hero, my everything.. but there’s some things I cannot agree with and I cannot be quiet about them.
I feel like shit right now, but only for the way I made her feel.. Not the point I tried to make.

Are Women Crazy?!

Originally posted on The Journal:

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Jeremy Meeks…Sure you know Jeremy Meeks, that Harvard law school graduate that women have been lusting after, ever since his picture appeared online!

No, wait…news just in!…That’s Jeremy Speaks. No, THIS guy above is a gang member and a convicted felon whose picture appeared on a police website… and women have been lusting after ever since his picture appeared online.

I Give You Exhibit A:

“Sure like to wake up next to that. Hot dam!”

“I wonder if it hurt him when he fell from heaven. This guy is charming…”

“Are they jailing hot guys so the ugly ones have a chance?”

“BE MY THUG”

“Oh my god he can rob my house and assault me anytime.”

Wait…Let me just repeat that…

“Oh my god he can rob my house and assault me anytime.”

There have even been offers from women to pay Mr Meeks bail and recently, whilst…

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The Comic Con experience

Originally posted on The Reign of a New Empress:

So I went to the first ever Comic Convention in my life. I’ve always wanted to go to one, most especially the big ones, but of course it takes money and time to do that like with anything. I finally made it to the second annual Comic Con in my town and it was an interesting and overwhelming experience.

Firstly there were a ton of people in a semi-big hotel. You would think the H—– would be bigger especially when it comes to the parking spots but that is not true. Luckily and it had to be by the will of God that I found a decent spot closet to the entrance of the hotel rather than driving around to the back on the lawn, which I found out was more parking spots after going to the tent but that’s getting a head of myself.

Alright as I’m getting out…

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Are You Getting Enough Water?

Originally posted on Beauty With Alexis:

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Did you know the key to healthy hair, skin, and nails is water? The recommended amount of water is 48-64 ounces of water per day. For weight-loss you should drink half your body weight in ounces of water per day. To add all natural flavors to your water, try adding cut up fruit. Remember stay healthy and hydrated this summer! Drink your water!

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A very happy girl

I went to the mall today to try and find something for my father. Well, I failed. Hard. I walked around for what seemed like hours, though I was only there for maybe 45 minutes.. I couldn’t find a damn thing

but I did find the Love Spell perfume and some headbands :D!!

I didn’t do too bad, considering the headbands were like $2 each and I got 4 (greedy me)
and like I said in my last post, when I was living in Ocala, for some reason the Love Spell perfume was not being sold anymore so after YEARS I finally find it and no one expects me to get it?? no, I got that shit lol

that still leaves my father giftless -_____________-

I’ll find him something when my mom gets here :)

Also, Sephora almost got my entire check today.. Thankfully, I was already feeling bad anough about getting the stuff I did and I didn’t let myself shop at Sephora today… But my next day off… it’s going down in that store :D Saw some really cool things and I’ve been DYING to try the Bobbi Brown concealer my friend Pooja recommended.. soo yeah that’s gonna be my next makeup buy, I’m pretty sure..

So happy father’s day and all to everyone who’s a father and to the moms doing the father thing too :D