Recently my instagram feed has been cloggin’ up, and I’m starting to get kinda peeved about it. Now, I’ll admit, I love instagram. I use it all the time, if I’m not taking pictures daily on it, I’m at least looking at other pictures people take. I like going and seeing what my friends are up to in their daily lives. It’s like Facebook — only creepier. Except, there are a few things I think Instagram needs to make rules on, here we go.
Note: Most of the people I know don’t do any of these, but c’mon, we all know people who are guilty of them. Cough biddies we know cough.
Rule #1: If you instagram you’re baby, you’re probably too young to have one. But like, think about it. You know it’s true. The caption also “*~*M1 Sw33+ +h!ng*~*” isn’t helping your case.
Rule #2: PLEASE DONT INSTAGRAM THE THREE MEALS AND TWO SNACKS YOU ATE TODAY. okay. we’re all guilty of doing this at some point. And I understand wanting to share the awesome meal you had somewhere fancy and cool, or wanting to share with the world the great meal you made. But simply taking a picture of your lunch you made in 3 minutes with the caption “Ham Sandwich with mayo” doesn’t fly with me. It’s basically you asking me to UNFOLLOW YOU. I do not want to see the 8 things you ate today, and neither does anyone else. Seriously, cloggin’ up tha feed. Please, instagram only important/exciting meals or things you’re proud you cooked. Everything in between you can show your mom.
Rule #3: Don’t put a million hashtags after a picture. This is touchy. You know how you wouldn’t accept someone you don’t know as your friend on facebook? Why would you accept someone you don’t know to follow you on instagram? It’s weird, and hashtagging that much makes everyone look desperate. Especially when you’re hashtagging words like #food. Like, that’s not a thing. A few hashtags we’re all fine with, especially if its a picture you’re proud of. But why, ever, would you do that for a picture of your ham sandwich with mayo? That’s basic biddie status and desperate.
Rule #4: Limit the selfies. but seriously. Why are there so many pictures of yourself on my feed? This isn’t snapchat. Don’t take a picture of yourself with your boobs pushed up in a full face of makeup wih the caption “Just woke up. So sleepy.” You’re asking for pedophiles to follow you. On that note, I know you took that picture 30 times, and I think it’s weird. file under this the #WIWT craze. because, I don’t care what you wore today. And once again EVERYONES guilty of this. But not in the way some people are. Like, If you got a new dress, cool! I wanna see it. (That wasn’t sarcasm) or if you made the jacket you’re wearing, I am genuinely interested. But taking a picture of yourself in a bathing suit mirror shot being all “ITZ SO HAWT OUT LOL IM FAT #WIWT” makes me want to puke.
Rule #5: PLEASE DONT POST 10 PICTURES IN A ROW we all have those friends who post 10 pictures in a row on your feed of their cat. The cat thing is fine, I want to see your cat. I constantly instagram my dog when I’m home, but don’t do 10 pictures in a row. At least space out the 10 pictures over 5 days. It’s really not that hard.
Those are my proposed rules. Please, instagram users of the world: Follow these. Or I won’t follow you.
Yesterday afternoon my cousin passed away of ALS (Lou Gehrigs disease). She was my mom’s best friend, and I was very close to her. I used to spend my summers with her on Balboa Island. She considered my sisters and I the closest thing she had to her own kids.
She was diagnosed with ALS my freshman year, and within 6 months she lost the ability to move her muscles or to speak. She landed in a home with 24 hour care. She was only in her fifties — in perspective, she and my mother are the same age.
The last time I saw her was over winter break, and she had no control over her body. Practically all she could move were her eyes, even though she could hear me and understood everything I said. In essence, ALS is being trapped in your body, but with no control over it. 95% of all diagnosed ALS cases have no known cause. Something in your environment must trigger it. Most doctors believe you must be exposed to something in the air at some point in your life. Here is more information for the scientific jargon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amyotrophic_lateral_sclerosis)
Renee isn’t the first person in my family to pass away from this disease, but she is the only person I knew. Her cousins and other family members also passed away before I was born. She is from a small town in Wisconsin where there are an extremely high number of cases, and no one knows why.
Anyways, what I am trying to get at, is last tonight I set up a team for the Los Angeles ALS walk on October 21st. It’s a sunday, and only goes from 9-11 AM. If you’ll be in the area (LA Program kids and graduates), I would love for you to join my team. It’s free to register, and my entire family will be there as well and James and Jess, who are already signed up. I’m setting a fundraising goal of $150 per person, but if you can’t meet it— it completely fine. It’s not being heavily enforced, my family and Renee’s will probably band together to do most of the fundraising anyways. I just really want to make sure we participate because I believe in this cause, and walking these two miles helps (yes, it is only a two mile walk).
ALS is a frightening disease, it still complexes all doctors because so much of it is still unknown. However, we can stop it from affecting us and our families. This cause is very dear to my heart, and it would mean a lot if you all signed up. My family will probably make T-shirts with Renee’s face on it, and we can march holding signs and screaming chants about how ALS isn’t fair. WE are the future, and I think we can make ALS go away forever.
Here is the link to sign up for my team if you will be in the LA area. I am the Captain, and would appreciate any and all help. Even if you can’t walk, as little as a $5 donation helps. I’ve never done a kickstarter, or entered a contest, so this will my spam for the next few months. Please let me know if you can participate, it would mean a lot to me. We can also all have donuts and chant MAKE ALS NEVER COME BACK http://web.alsa.org/site/TR/Walks/GoldenWest?team_id=221031&pg=team&fr_id=8174
To my friends who have already signed up and are walking with me: You are all beautiful people. Thank you so much for helping me with this cause. Renee would have loved all of you, I am absolutely sure of it.
I called the cops on my neighbors. Not even mad about it. Like, ITS A SUNDAY. YOUVE BEEN PARTYING FOR THE PAST 5 DAYS STRAIGHT AND MY HEAD CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE. SOME OF US HAVE SCHOOL AND WORK. I UNDERSTAND YOU PROBABLY GO TO SUFFOLK AND MAJOR IN DRINKING BUT I CANNOT HANDLE THIS ALL SUMMER. I DONT EVEN CARE IF YOU KNOW I DID IT. JUST PLEASE SHUT THE FUCK UP CAUSE ITS SUNDAY, STOP SINGING CALL ME MAYBE, AND JUST LET ME WATCH FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS IN PEACE.
i take back all the times i made fun of gypsy right now. Last night, I went to gypsy, left my phone in a cab, and had to have matt and curan help me get it back. (thanks again!) i dont not deserve to ever make fun of it again.
PS lets all go to gypsy. it’s really fun