If you don’t think space is the tightest shit then you’re wrong
Uhhh. No? I don’t know. I’m horrible at birthdays. And gifts. Just - nothing music related. I’m all over the place in that regard, but I never actually put music on - on cds/vinyls anymore. And the stuff that I do want, I usually get on pre-order and then never actually open/play. Meh.
Uhhh, obviously my hobbies are not very hands on, so I can’t think of anything that can go towards them, because they’re art, and music, and I’ve just pretty much ruled that last one out. (Unless you know music and can get me ticket to see Ed Sheeran)
Also, I’m turning 27 and would much rather not have a birthday at all because what have I accomplished this year? NOTHING. Exactly. Uhm.
Ok, so maybe, maybe some tees with cute/funny designs on them? I’m usually medium. That kind of works? That’s both fun and useful.
I’m also really into make up recently, but you might be a guy, so :P
And One Direction, but you can’t help me - meet them - get them to tweet at me - get them to play an acoustic set in my livingroom - get them to sign my art, sooo. And you might be a guy, so…
Yeahhhh I’m so helpful. T-shirts with cute designs is literally the only thing that I can actually think of. Useless…
I’m super bored
A few days ago, I posted a rant about the ALS Ice Bucket challenge on my facebook. In Dutch, originally, then in English. Here it is:
For those interested, here’s my #ALSIceBucketChallenge rant in English. My views are my own.
The amount of negative responses to the #ALSIceBucketChallenge baffle me. A lot of people are saying it’s attention seeking bullshit. The company I work for was challenged the day before yesterday by one of the ALS related charities in our country. So naturally, we accepted. And we nominated, among others, our mayor. This resulted in two articles on a local news website, both of which received a whole lot of negative responses to the campaign and, though it was never literally named, the nomination.
Why would you nominate your mayor? Of course it’s nice to get some buzz around /your/ video. But mostly because he is a public figure. Public figures are able to spread the message that all these ALS charities are trying to convey, much further and much faster.
The campaign is meant to raise money, but also to raise awareness for this terrible, awful disease. By throwing a bucket of ice water over your head. Why? Because people who suffer from ALS are trapped inside their own bodies. The disease will literally keep them from moving. It’s completely debilitating. Throwing a bucket of ice over your head will let you experience, a tiny amount, and for a short amount of time, what that is like. It very viscerally raises awareness. And it also already raised a lot of money, which is awesome.
So it’s not just funny, hahaha ice. It imitates one of the symptoms. It’s impossible to compare that to the actual disease, but it does more for awareness than most campaigns (and they are no les necessary). People saying it’s just attention seeking behavior can kindly shut their mouths. Because even though some people might think about it that way, it still spreads the message, and that’s what it about! I just get so frustrated when people bash the campaign in general.
And in short, why /I/ chose not to do the challenge when my colleagues did… I kind of know what it’s like already. My spasm kind of has the same debilitating quality. Except it’s nowhere near as bad as ALS and it doesn’t end in death. It’s just, had I taken the challenge, I would’ve been unable to do anything for the rest of the day. And I’d have to change at the office (hard) and my wheelchair pillow would’ve gotten wet (hard). So that’s why I just held up a sign.
In the end we had a good time, passed on the message, and donated. If you want to know more or want to make a donation, go to www.alsa.org orwww.als.nl if you’re Dutch.
I’m so frigging angry today, it’s unreal.
Like seriously, don’t even touch me.