Monday, February 09, 2009

ON THIS MONDAY.

I've been doing apple cider vinegar shots upon arising out of bed in the morning and right before bedtime. Diluted in some water, organic ac vinegar is supposed to cleanse the system, and it definitely has rid me of my acid reflux problem for good, but it is absolutely disgusting to down the stuff. YUCK! Going on two weeks of this, but I don't know how much longer I can stand it.

When I loo
k back at my high school years, there are some bittersweet memories here and there. I had horrible acne, I was really gangly, and I was most definitely not a fashion icon. It is these grotesque memories I sure would like to erase. I do miss however learning in a classroom with a good teacher. I do miss having silly friends to shoot the breeze with and misbehave. I miss living a fairly carefree life with absolutely no financial responsibilities whatsoever. I was much too naive and ignorant back then however, and extremely sexually repressed and confused. Yeah, it sucks one cannot have all the great wisdom and knowledge of today applied to those days. Why couldn't I be the Charlie Bartlett of my era? Why couldn't I dispense incredible psychological advice to the student masses and be adored for it? I was popular in my own way mind you, but not enough to really stir/move my high school as if it were own kingdom!

Don't ask me why I have been taken all of a sudden by Ayn Rand. It's not like I even agree with the author's egotistical philosophy, but she was a truly fascinating person nonetheless. Originally from Russia, Rand became a naturalized American citizen and loved free market capitalism and the idea that humans were the supreme of all creatures, with absolutely no God to speak of. A firm atheist, anti-Communist, and completely against altruism, Rand was extreme in her views, and almost quite selfish if you ask me. Her most famous books, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged still continue to sell well today, and are studied by high school and college students all across America. I found a really good interview with her on the old Donahue show here, if you have the time or care to watch.

There's much more to get into, like Obama trying
to appoint all those tax evaders to high Cabinet positions, but I've said enough.

8 comments:

Crazy Eddie said...

When I was younger, I too was a bit repressed. To take it even further, I never really enjoyed any part of school as it felt like something similar to HELL everyday.

Now on the other hand, my personality has come a full 180 degrees and I've become the life of the party.

I feel that if it wasn't for what I went through in my earlier years, I wouldn't be the person I am now. I get the girls/guys, I am confident and not conceited, I don't take any bullshizz and people talk about me all the time. More positive than negative mind you... lol.

You my WAT are an intelligent, caring, thoughtful, fiercly witty individual and I appreciate you. Not many people are as layered as you are and sometimes when you're a bit more intellectual than the average Joe, you tend to get a bit down. No intelligent feedback can become boring.

Thanks for stimulating me bro. In a manly way of course.

LOL

Besos

Gledwood said...

if someone told me i had to relive my teenage years i would stick a pair of scissors in my wrist here and now... NOT worth it!! no way

Gledwood said...

ps btw American schools sound far tougher than British ones what with the jocks/cheerleaders/proms/peer-pressure stuff

we have peer pressure but only rarely the 1st 3...

Todd said...

The only reason I made it through high school was because I was so weird. And it helps to have an older sister who everyone was intimidated by...

Apple cider vinegar? Wow, I can't believe you drink that stuff.

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Oh, I am nauseated just reading about the apple vinegar. I'm no "fan" of Ms. Rand, but I also laugh at some of my PC friends who dismiss everything she ever said. There is some reason in what she said but even more nonsense. But that doesn't mean she should be totally dismissed. It's intriguing that she so heavily influenced Allan Greenspan and others who embraced free markets and hatred of communism, but her rejection of religion freaked out conservatives. If you have time, the 1999 film "The Passion of Ayn Rand" with Helen Mirren is worth watching. It follows an episode of her life in which she had a contract with a married man and his wife that outlined the days of the week he would be her lover.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

good for you for sticking with the apple cider vinegar routine....I tried it once (about 20 years ago) think I lasted about four days, which is about par for any of my attempts to improve my health with supplements or vitamins....

I tried ginko to improve my memory, but problem was I could never remember to take it....

off to check to see if my library has a copy of that helen mirren movie junk mentioned....I love helen, I'm not too keen on ayn rand....but you have to give her credit she definitely exploded a few barriers in her day!

Gary said...

I'll have to check out Charlie Bartlett. I simply adored high school. I don't know that I inspired anyone either and I don't think I was 'popular' although I do think that most everyone liked me and knew who I was. I did my thing and didn't get caught up in any bullshit. I did, and still do (thank goodness) really get a kick out of being alive.

Thanks for bringing me back to the high school years. Different times indeed but so precious.

(oh, and I TOTALLY agree about Cayne. He is adorable; so is his wife. :)

alice said...

I was fairly shy in high school and had an enormously popular older brother. I think people were nice to me then, because of him. I didn't blossom until I was a senior and on my way out. But I truly believe that anyone who peaks in high school has only one way to go. I'd rather have the best to look forward to when I am older and can really appreciate it, instead of whimsically looking back on glory days. You keep improving with age, sweetie.

Hey - try the vinegar with honey. Honey is very healthy for many issues, and it sweetens the bitterness of the ACV. You don't even have to add water. Just add several tablespoons of honey to whatever amount of vinegar you have alloted. Big improvement.