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Posted by lizeccentric7 on September 21, 2012
Do you have a mixture of recipes, photos and articles on your website/blog?
Need help on website organization?
Timethief gave me this wonderful link about custom menus:
If so, my suggestions are as follows:
Please see Roughseasinthemed’s website (link on my blogroll).
Note how she has her website organized?
Check out her header, and “custom menus” for different subjects?
Please note Roughseasinthemed is an expert writer, and she writes on many subjects. She has the most organized website I have ever visited, well she and Timethief (see her site on my blogroll).
*Receiving many questions about blogroll/custom menus/blog organization and appearance in e-mails (over the past month).
Please see my blogroll on the right hand side in the “sidebar.”
If click on the link where it says, “Need help setting up your blog?”
Direct link to the WordPress Help pages, these pages contain step-by-step instructions with photos on appearance, widgets, custom menus, blogroll, etc.
Hope this helps!
Posted by lizeccentric7 on September 21, 2012
Thought this very unusual, and asked if he was a homosexual, he said, “no” and took no offence to the question. I proceeded to dish out loads of advice and stories, Jesse listened, I was astonished that a young man was listening to me, and not due to wanting something more. Been a very long time since a man has actually listened to my words, so the talking, on my part, was most likely over-talking.I feel guilty for filling Jesse’s brain with useless facts (noted in the useless facts section category – on the sidebar to the right).
My Unwanted Advice (to Jesse)
- “Always keep a badass in your back pocket, in case you get in a bad predicament somewhere”
- “Good idea to always know a badass, your entire life, so they will help you at a moment’s notice”
- “Love sucks, I hate love, just breaks your heart into pieces”
- “Keep relationships separate from sex – always” “The two do not go together well”
The interview continued on all topics, mostly about dating, sex and marriage. I found a 21 year old’s views on life really interesting, as they are so different from my own. Jesse told me of his girlfriend who lives far away, and that he was madly in love with her, and he wished to marry her. Found this to be even more interesting, as young men of that age (in this area) typically are not ready for marriage.
The Roommate Introduction:
He kindly introduced me to his roommate Dorian, as I walked into their flat.
The flat was amazing! I believe it was above a building, like a studio apartment.The ceilings were high, with crown molding. The building was very old and had much charisma.My amazement grew of the architecture of the rooms that were surrounding me.The crown molding around the windows, doors and on walls, made the flat seem so “homey” and elegant, especially for (2) 21-year-old old college students. Immediately, began dishing out decorating advice, as the flat really needed a woman’s touch. Even though the flat showed obvious signs of “collegeness” it was quant and I just loved it, as I feel every old building tells a story (geek here).
The Fur Coat (has much significance for this report):
The large fur coat hanging on a door, grabbed my immediate attention. I decided best to wait a bit before asking of the coat, it was obviously old and had many stories to tell.
Jesse has a short and stalky build, while Dorian is taller and thinner, they both are exact opposites. Jesse was obviously from the United States, and his lineage appeared to be from the U.S. Dorian’s lineage is Irish.
Myself, Jesse, and Dorian continued lengthy discussions on all subjects; music, human trafficking, vampires, vampire movies, drugs, college, you name it we talked about the subject. The two handsome men’s responses were thoughtful, although I was quite surprised as to their not studying/reading much of American or world history, this surprised me as I learned such things early on in high school and college here in the United States (history nerd here). Both of their questions were intelligent and were well spoken and seem of a good & higher education (which I found refreshing).
The Aging Statement:
Jesse said, “My grandmother’s favorite music artist is Janis Joplin.” I was shocked, as my favorite artist is Janis Joplin (70′s rock singer/songwriter). In other words, this statement by Jesse made me feel very old. Like a dinosaur, the statement aged me.
My Life Odd?:
The conversations continued on as Jesse and Dorian were asking me bountiful questions of my life. Seemed as though, they were interviewing me, found their questions intriguing, questions that made me look at my self and life. Didn’t think my life was that odd, but apparently my life is not typical whatsoever compared to other woman in suburbia, of my age. Dorian and Jesse politely guessed my age at 31, thought that was sweet, as I am 34 or 35, one of those ages, I forget which one. The conversation continued into the wee hours of the night, and the discussions went deeper and deeper into the thoughts of my own and of the two young, handsome students.
My spuing out facts, just to see their reaction, or if they knew of such facts. I asked these questions to the two:
“Do you know the significance of the song by the band Filter, “Hey Man, Nice Shot?” Dorian and Jess responding with “no.”
“Do you know where vampire lure originated from?” They responded, “no.”
“Did you know there are many children missing in Romania for no reason?” They responded, “what are your thoughts on where the children are located?” Amazed at their thoughtful and polite questions as such a young age, I responded, “I feel the children in Romania (in my opinion) have most likely been abducted or sold into human trafficking and taken to Mexico or the United States.” I requested to change topic, as the discussion of such things makes me terribly sad (almost cry). Dorian and Jesse responded, “that’s probably right.”
Sex Topic of Interview:
“How often do you have sex and with whom?” was my next question of the two.
Jessie quickly responded, “only with my girlfriend when she is is town.” Dorian stated, “a few times a week…I go to a homosexual bar and take home the straight woman that hang out there.” (yes, I was amazed, yet again).
I then asked Dorian, “Are you a homosexual?” He responded, with an abrupt “no.” I knew he was not, due to him only looking at my chest while speaking to me, but figured a valid question, considering his above remark, and that he was wearing a rainbow bandana, which is the LGBT organizations bandana. I said to Dorian, “you are wearing the bandana.” Dorian quickly took it off and threw it across the room, and said, “my sister is a lesbian and I support the movement.” My response was, “that makes sense, I understand now.” I found Dorian’s free spirit a nice change from my normal day to day conversations.
My Website Review by the (2) College Students:
The two decided to check out this eccentric website, and looked it up on their, what appeared to be an iPad tablet. Jesse stated, “the way your websites slides on this tablet is awesome!” Dorian said, “yes, that is really nice.”Jesse laughed at the “Does Your Blog Suck?” post.
Jesse seemed more of a “hardy boys” type, and thinking of & missing his girlfriend. Awww young love, so exciting! Dorian seemed more liberal, and Jesse conservative. The two were complete opposite. They told me they have been best friends since they were little. Have no idea how two complete opposite types of personalities get along so well. Dorian, with his free spirit, is in tune with others around him. He seems to sense feelings more than Jesse. Jesse is an intellectual, Dorian seems more into others and has a high sensory on emotions and feelings (my opinions). Jesse is bold. Dorian is bold too, but Dorian is bold, and chooses his words carefully (as not to offend others most likely) as he seems to have high sensory perception.
Twilight Series Discussion:
Dorian continued to speak with me, asking me questions, me asking him questions, as he continued to stare at my chest. This is a few hours into the discussions, Jesse began to get bored, and retreated to his room, or to watch tv. Jesse did come back out and rejoin the conversation, after a short time. ”So, what are your thoughts on the new Twilight series?” Dorian asked. “I don’t really understand how a vampire would be able to ‘twinkle” in the sun, ” Dorion stated politely. The Twilight movies are a negative 25, on a 1-10 scale, in comparison to the books (my opinion). The Twilight book series is excellent, in my opinion, although the 3rd book seems a bit like soft porn, or whichever book in the series it is where the vampire marries the young woman, and they go on a honeymoon.Dorian retreated to bed, as he had to work today. Jesse and I continued our discussions into the morning hours. Needless to say, both young men and myself were exhausted from doing so much talking.
Let’s Keep in Touch:
Honestly, most talking (during a website interview) I have ever done in an evening. I intend to keep in touch with both (hopefully), and Dorian did send me a text message today. Cannot put the text on this page, as it was a little, lets just say,R rated. I laughed and smiled upon receiving Dorian’s text message.
Fur Coat Significance:
Liz finally drummed up the courage to ask, “why is this giant fur coat hanging here?“ Dorian responded, “my mother gave the coat to me.”
The subject of Dorian’s mother and the memorabilia(fur coat) seemed to bring on sudden sadness. The coat looked really warm, almost for an arctic like cold. Most likely was really expensive when first purchased. My eyes scanned the item, trying to take in every single detail to flash it to memory, almost like scanning an image into my laptop. Thoughts wondered through my mind of Dorian running his fingers through the long furs on the coat, and thinking of his mother. Memories, emotions, and pictures of people whom I loved came rushing into my mind looking at the details of the coat, people who abruptly left my life or have moved on to a better place. The coat had a special warmth about it, as I imagined his mother being very kind, loving, caring, and a warm heart, that held no boundaries of love for Dorion.
Rare Thoughts Rushed Through My Brain:
Eccentric thoughts rushed around in my brain, and hard not to say them outloud, as I had just discovered how much a coat holds hints of the inner core of the original owner. The owner who wore the coat for comfort and to get warm again from the cold for the long winters.Winter can sometimes seem endless as can grief, when grieving begins, and we cannot seem to grasp hold of anything, due to grief pushing the fog over our eyes, as a vail that we cannot ever remove.
People say grief can be resolved, I disagree. Have yet to meet a single person that is not still grieving over a loved one, even 30 years after the separation (including myself).
Quotes for Thought:
“coat that is worn on the outside shows the essence of the inside.”
“coat that is worn to protect our bodies from the elements, is often a parody of how we guard our hearts from love…as we do not wish for love to grow cold and become a victim of life’s never ending dark and icy winters. “
Posted by lizeccentric7 on September 19, 2012
Well, people who have been following Eccentric for a while now know that I have been in a very pissy mood lately. So, I have decided to write this blog post to vent and seriously do not give a rats ass, if everyone I know here in the real world reads this blog post.
Eccentric’s followers also know that I love to put things in an organized fashion for readers who have very little time on their hands to read blog posts, I often put thoughts in a list form, or in a easy to read paragraph with bold headings, or just a short post. I understand that people do not have all day to read and comment on blog posts, because you have a life.
I am extremely pissed off due to the following reasons:
- Two people whom I love with every bone in my body is sending me very mixed signals right now.
- Their actions are not matching their words.
- I see things in black and white, there are no “grey” areas with me.
- I feel a person either loves me or they don’t, that’s it, end of story, period.
- If a person doesn’t love me, than they need to get the hell out of my life forever.
Tough love has no effect on me.
I am 34 years old, not a teenager, so if you know me personally and are reading this, and you love me, I suggest you do the following within the next month:
- Show that you love me in some way, shape or form
- This could be in a letter by mail, text message, e-mail, phone call, Facebook or any type of communication
- Stop playing games with my feelings
- Put yourself in my shoes
- I have put myself in your shoes, but the logic still is not working
- There are pieces of the puzzle missing and information that you are not giving to me, that is why there is massive confusion in the relationship
You (to those who know me) have to understand how my brain functions. My brain functions in the following way:
Step 1: Researches and reviews all available information on the issue or problem.
Step 2: Takes a look at the problem from every angle, and puts myself in your place, looks at the issue from your point of view.
Step 3: Tries to put logic and common sense into place when trying to solve the problem.
Step 4: Employs all problem solving techniques that I have learned from life problems, college, school or work.
Step 5: Come to a conclusion.
However, in this case, my brain is unable to come to a logical problem solving conclusion. Why? There are pieces missing and information missing from the problem, so Liz cannot resolve the problem(s) in the relationship(s) or have closure on any issues.
I wish to make the following statement loud and clear:
A. You (who know me personally and claim to “love” me) may think that I am stupid, you are dead ass wrong.
B. You are causing massive confusion in my life.
C. You have one month to fix this massive confusion or you will be removed from my life, for the rest of it.
Love = Action NOT Words in Liz’s Dictionary
You can say “I love you” fifty times a day to me, but if your actions do not match your words, don’t bother speaking to me. You are causing much unneeded stress in my life because my brain cannot solve the puzzles that you are dishing out.
If you love Liz, you have one month to prove it, or be out of my life for the rest of it.
I refuse to allow you to cause massive confusion in my life, and will NOT keep apologizing for my personality. My personality is aggressive, opinionated, and passionate.
You either love me for who I am or not, I cannot change the personality I was born with, neither can anyone else.
One month to stop the confusion, let me say this once more, you have one month……..
I believe there is a countdown widget, which I will place on this blog.
I refuse to allow roller coasters of emotions to rule my life.
Posted by lizeccentric7 on September 14, 2012
Say the following words upon being caught in any mistake:
“I didn’t know that was wrong.”
Have strange animals as a pet. For example: monkeys, deadly snakes, etc.
Burn many gallons of fuel to drive recyclable items to the recycling plant
Pay the wi-fi bill before purchasing groceries
Have a very expensive vehicle, but live in a tiny apartment (with many people and overcrowded)
Say the word “like” before each sentence (teens). For example: “Like, did you see that movie yesterday?”
Say the word “dude” before, after or in the middle of sentences (I am guilty of this)
Run from the cops in a tiny car
Run from the cops on foot
Cannot stand to watch a single commercial. We Americans will pay whatever it takes not to EVER have to watch commercials by purchasing a DVR, Netflix or commercial free television channels.
Have more “stuff” than we need, but less cash than we need
Will do whatever it takes not to stand in any lines at the grocery store, amusement parks, theatre, etc. We will pay NOT to have to wait in a line.
Go to the emergency room for non-emergency related health issues. Why? It is law here that the hospital emergency rooms have to treat any patiient who walks into the emergency room.
(This is law in my state unsure about the rest of the nation)
Make plans and cancel at the last minute, knowing in our minds, we were going to cancel when we made the plans, the very minute the plans were spoke into existence.
Do whatever it takes to make work easier by inventing something or a new idea that streamlines a process
Ask the boss for a raise, knowing we don’t deserve it
Call in sick to work, but not be ill, go do something fun instead
Write a blog post called “Weird Shit Americans Do:Chapter One”
The above is not me, just odd shit I noticed about Americans. Well, I do say “dude” too much, that’s the only sentence above that explains anything about me.
Wanted to give people in other countries a few tidbits of humor about life in America.
Posted by lizeccentric7 on September 14, 2012
Everyone knows by now that Liz loves to give out b*tchy, and often unwanted advice, on every subject on the planet earth, well even subjects that are not of the planet earth. I have scrolled through the reader (hate it) lately, and thought I would give out some more of my lovely and unwanted blogging/writing advice.
First, I want to say to WordPress that the reader does not update nearly fast enough, and is a huge pain in my a*s, and a waste of my time. People will often edit their posts, but the reader doesn’t catch up quickly enough. I then write a comment, and the reader says, “no, cannot post comment.” What a pain?
Let’s get started, shall we?
1. Over-posting: Meaning, if you write fifty posts per day, I and most others, will not follow your blog. We do not have time to read fifty posts per day, not to mention it is very aggravating on the WordPress Reader when your blog takes up the entire reader.
2 . Your education: I think it is wonderful that you are furthering your education. However, the world does not need an update on the status every single day. Perhaps, once a month would be great. I have seen posts where the person is actually posting a daily update on how they are doing in college, in every class. This person is getting zero comments.
3. Parenting posts: I am a parent. There are no “new” parenting thoughts that I have yet to read on a single blog post, not even my own, in my “parenting” category. If you do not believe me on this one, please do a poll, readers will tell you they dislike parenting posts (most of them).
4. Crafts: Most people enjoy craft posts. Why? Craft posts teach the reader a new technique, a cheaper way of doing something, and the photos are interesting.
5. Photo Challenges: I love photography and the photo challenges. My opinion on the challenges is as follows: if you are going to enter into a photography challenge more than once a week, I would set up a “category” for the challenges or start a separate photography blog using one of the wonderful photography themes that WordPress.com has to offer. The photography themes have “autofocus” which enhances the photos. There are incredible, free photography themes. The photography blogs can be set up in no time, they are very user-friendly. Why does Liz think this way? If I go to visit your blog, and all I see is photos, day after day, what am I able to discuss? However, if you have a specific category for the photo challenges, I often take a look at the photos and enjoy wishing people the best of luck, and enjoy looking at photography.
The logic behind the above about photo challenges (in more detail) is as follows:
- Sometimes people like to read articles and comment
- Sometimes people like to just look at art or photography
- Depends on the mood of the person
Thus, the “photo challenge” category or custom menu is a good idea in Liz’s book of unwanted blogging advice.
6.Recipes - WordPress Bloggers LOVE recipes! Why? I don’t know, we just do (myself included). Recipes are just always new and fun. I love reading recipes and looking at the photos, and so do MANY other bloggers.
7.Copy-Cats: Yes, we noticed….awww, you thought no one noticed did you? We saw that you basically copied another bloggers post and put it in your own words, but did not give the other blogger any credit. I noticed it straight away on the reader, thus your lack of followers or comments. Please keep in mind WordPress Bloggers are not the average writers. WordPress Bloggers are intelligent, meaningful readers and writers.
WordPress is NOTHING like Tumblr or Facebook, you cannot pull the “copy-cat” tricks on this site, and get any respect from other writers. Make a note that there are actually famous journalist and writers, that write here on WordPress.com. So, if you are one of “those” copy-cat people just tumble back on over to Tumblr please, and start clicking some buttons. Thank you, harsh I know. Truth? Yes?
Liking Posts: I only visit blogs that comment here on Eccentric, not likes. Why? I have been “duped” by way too many spammers that hit the “like” button. You will get much more traffic if you follow and comment on other blogs that you enjoy. However, I ‘like” the “likes.” Just do not visit sites based on people liking a post, I only visit sites if they comment or if I follow the blog, and enjoy a post.
Liz will visit and comment on your posts: if you leave a comment – not a “like.” Many other bloggers on WordPress feel the same way, due to the spammers “liking” posts.
What to do if you like a post: Comments are the best way to express if you “like” a post, in my opinion.
WordPress: (to reiterate again) Please fix the reader, so it updates more quickly when people edit their posts! I don’t enjoy writing a long comment to just get the message, “you cannot comment on this post now.” Then, I scroll down the reader only to find an updated version of the same post. What a waste of time?
That sum’s up my unwanted blogging advice for the day.
Posted by lizeccentric7 on September 14, 2012
Question for discussion A: Why are the pharmaceutical companies trying to neutralize the “leaders” or “warriors” of society?
Question for discussion B: Children and teens (naturally aggressive) are being “doped” up in the United States on Ritalin and Adderal. Why?
“The Warrior Gene” determines if a person will be a leader or a follower. The pharmaceutical companies are prescribing anti-aggression drugs to children, teens, and adults in America who carry the warrior gene. You also might want to take a look at the stats and sources at the bottom of this post, the number of children on prescription drugs in America is crazy.
Leadership requires the mastered skills of hard work, aggression, conflict resolution, energy, and common sense. Many people who are born with the “Warrior Gene” are taking antidepressants, Ritalin or Adderal to calm their aggressive personality. The personality they were born with, this aggression is what gives the person the natural abilities of a “warrior” and a great leader. I have never heard of a single historical figure that did not have some type of leadership skills, and aggression needed to be successful.
The “warrior gene” naturally enhances aggressive behavior and decision-making skills. The gene allows a person to make snap decisions, think in stressful situations, and lead others without hesitation. The gene has been the subject of much controversy. People who have this gene have no easy lifestyle it seems, and have a high conflict rate in their life. The “warriors” are more likely to be prescribed drugs in the United States to inhibit their “warrior” nature.
Society needs Warriors. The warrior or the aggressors are an important part of any society. The prescription drugs are impairing the natural-born leadership skills of people who carry the warrior gene, people who would have grown up to be a major asset to society.
For example: person with the “warrior” gene would most likely become the CEO of a large company, as they are born with a natural talent to lead people. These people often have strength, courage, confidence, and natural-born charisma.
Hmmm….What are the stats on kids on whose parents have them on crazy a*ss prescription meds in the United States? Click Here to find out:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/medicating/drugs/stats.html (keep in mind these drugs are HIGHLY ADDICTIVE)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monoamine_oxidase_A (Warrior Gene)
http://www.scpr.org/news/2010/12/14/21873/national-geographic-and-henry-rollins-explore-warr/ (National Geographic Explors the Warrior Gene)
http://www.thewarriorgene.com/ (Warrior Gene Test)
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/136267.php (article regarding warrior gene)
http://www.psychiatrist.com/pcc/pccpdf/v05s06/v05s0602.pdf (PDF on treatment of aggression in young people)
http://fda.com/ (Federal Drug Administration Website)
http://www.livestrong.com/article/113358-aggressive-behavior-children/ (Children with Aggressive Behavior)
http://www.conductdisorders.com/forum/f6/warrior-gene-39553/ (Kids, ADHD, and the “Warrior Gene” Forum)
Posted by lizeccentric7 on September 12, 2012