ALL ABOUT LIFE BEYOND KINDERGARTEN! Kindergarten is the basic building block for all future learning. It is true that everything you need to know in life was really learned in Kindergarten. The trick is to remember what you learned when you were five or six. What you liked then will most likely be something you will like now. So be true to yourself and who you really are and who you will really be. Look back and you just may find your true self! Yes…this blog is about a variety of topics…because we are all a smorgasbord of thoughts and ideas.
Professional football players are certainly not my heroes and never will be. On 10/3/2017, we saw the authentic heroes emerge in Las Vegas. I will not forget the images of the brave people who dodged repeated gunfire to save lives…often the lives of strangers. They continuously exhibited enormous courage amid chaos.
Just seven days prior to the indiscriminate massacre in Las Vegas, a pro football player portrayed the opposite behavior of a hero. Odell Beckham, a wide receiver for the New York Giants, made a total fool of himself in front of very large numbers of football fans on Sunday, 9/24/2017. I cannot comprehend that Beckham is paid millions to show immature behavior like…
After making a touchdown, Odell Beckham hiked his leg as if he was a dog urinating. Disgusting. Mockery. Self-Centered. Foolish. Totally ridiculous. Superficial. Not a team player.
Is this behavior what we want our children to emulate? I should hope not.
Has Odell Beckham apologized? Not really. Not that I’ve heard. He had a meeting with New York Giants owner,John Mara. The team owner let Beckham know that the celebration would cost him a fine of $12,154. This was the second time in 2017 for a Giants player to be fined after a touchdown celebration. Rookie tight end EvanEngram was fined for grabbing his crotch in the Giant’s loss to the Lions in week #2 of the season.
Odell Beckham evidently did not apologize for his behavior, but he did state that he was disappointed. Beckham was simply disappointed because the Giants received a 15 yard penalty for his celebration. Beckham might have missed the point…even after the Giant’s owner stated that he was not happy with the celebration display. I suppose that Beckham thinks that he is beyond reproach…above the crowd.
MY THOUGHT IS THAT WE SHOULD BE FILLED WITH GRATITUDE AND AWE FOR THE TRUE HEROES IN LAS VEGAS. THEY ARE THE ONES WHO ARE ABOVE THE CROWD…THE TEAM TO BE ADMIRED.
The combination of zippers and buttons and jeans are getting on my last nerve.
I mean…come on now…is it really necessary for me to figure out a way to fit into skinny jeans and zip them at the same time? Let’s not even mention completing the task of buttoning the button. I could possibly figure out a way to attach the button to the other side with a giant safety pin. I imagine that I would be invited to be on the Shark Tank with such an invention…in sterling silver… of course.
Take a minute and think about the comfort level of zipped and buttoned skinny jeans. If you weigh 110 lbs and do not like chocolate eclairs…you may not even need to consider the comfort level estimator challenge. If you weigh 155 lbs and dream about lasagna with a side of spaghetti followed by chocolate mousse…you might should take the comfort level challenge…NOW!
And remember…it is quite fine to not be comfortable in skinny jeans with zippers and buttons! You are far more beautiful when you are smiling! Trust me…there are not smiles when you are in pain!
Comfort Level Estimator Challenge:
***The challenge is strictly a product of kindergartenknowledge…no research needed…personal experience is of paramount importance!***
#1. When wearing skinny jeans, you can pull them on without even using the zipper or buttons. Yes…they are the right size. No pain here.
#2. You had to try on five pairs of skinny jeans to find the exact fit. However, you did find the perfect fit. Again…no obvious pain.
#3. It was a bit difficult fitting the skinny jeans over your thighs. Thanks to elastic like material…you finally stretched them over those thighs. No worry. Surely, surely…they will stretch out. Slight pain when walking. More pain when walking up stairs. Sitting may not be a good idea.
#4. You might need help with the thunder thigh issue. Take a friend to help you pull the material. Remember about the elastic like material. Sigh of relief. They are up. There is a malfunction with the button. The zipper issue requires a second friend. Choose astrong friend. You better have soup for dinner. Pain level: advancing at a fast pace.
#5. Move up three sizes. I know, I know…it is so very disturbing that jean sizes are not consistent. Blame it on the manufacturer. Three sizes up and the thigh problem has disappeared. The skinny jeans look like “extra comfy” and “move easily” jeans…the kind you would wear if you needed to move furniture around while doing cartwheels. Pain level: serious because of the embarrassment.
#6. Nothing to do but go back down two sizes. At least, the size is smaller. You can let the size label hang out. Your helpful friends have gone to get a snack at the food court…just when you needed them. Two sizes smaller and there is no way that you can ever pull them over your rather small tummy…once was small tummy.Well…these skinny jeans are a different brand. That iswhy the tummy problem.Surely. Without your helper friends, you cannot pull them to your waist…it was hard enough to pull them over the thighs. You are out of breath. You need a drink of water. Your hands hurt from the push/pull workout. Pain level: complete and total exhaustion.
#7. You realize that skinny jeans are just not worth it today.Maybe they are not worth it this year. Note to self: throw out the fashion magazines. Face reality.
Pain level: None. You accept the truth… you may be ready for the elastic waist pants…the kind grandmothers wear.