Social media has simultaneously intensified and nullified the impact of both progressive and conservative views. We now live in a world of absolutism. You’re either a racist, homophobic pig or a fag loving, tree hugging liberal. There are no longer grey areas where you can acceptably express or adjust your thoughts. Each and every one of us now has a platform (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to share our views, concerns and ideas. The irony is that with such a vast microphone, we drown each other out and call it progress. We share and share and share, and we consume what we want to consume. Distracting ourselves and reducing important life changing events to entertainment.
As a society we are beholden to what we think is “right” and when we’ve made our decision, we stand firm and become defensive. I think we can all agree that reading a friends’ Facebook status will not change our political views. But listening to the issues both parties have is the only real hope we have for unifying the country. There are larger, financially backed entities that hold more of a stake in our futures than we ever will. Acknowledging that fact and working in spite of it to be more inclusive and understanding of each other is the only way forward.
I hope to one day live in a world where all classes, races and sexes are viewed as equals.
I am an American and these are my thoughts.
Toy Story is my favorite movie of all time. Not my favorite Disney movie. My favorite movie.
Needless to say, I am beyond excited for the Toy Story Vans to drop on October 7th. Check them out below and get more info on them here.
Yo yo! This weekend is the unofficial kick-off to summertime happiness. The weather here in NY is amazing and the vibe is unbelievable. June is around the corner and the beaches are calling. Gotta say, my favorite part of the weekend is digging into the mouthwatering food, so heading into MDW, I decided to pull together a highlight reel of amazing food + drink recipes you can try your hand at. Whether you're hosting or attending, I got something for ya. Check out my favorites below and let me know if you plan on trying any of them!
|Beef Burger with Sweet & Smokey Ketchup - Photo & Recipe courtesy of Food & Wine|
|Citrus and Garlic Pork Shoulder - Photo & Recipe courtesy of Food & Wine|
|Slow Cooker Barbecued Pulled Pork - Photo & Recipe courtesy of Food & Wine|
|Glazed Salmon Sandwich w/ Bacon - Photo & Recipe courtesy of Food & Wine|
|Molasses-Smoked Baby Back Ribs - Photo & Recipe Courtesy of Food & Wine|
|Layered Lemonade Drops - Photo & Recipe courtesy of Delish|
|Toasted Marshmallow Shots - Photo & Recipe courtesy of Delish|
|Pineapple Pina Coladas - Photo & Recipe courtesy of Delish|
Brand New just dropped a new song, called "I Am A Nightmare". This is the bands first new music since 2015's, "Mene". The track comes via the band’s own label, Procrastinate! Music Traitors. Check it out below and make sure you go see the band live on tour, kicking off in June : http://fightoffyourdemons.com/tour
Here it is, the middle of May and we are that much closer to summer. Memorial Day is officially 15 days away & I can't wait for fun-filled days with friends, bar-b-q's, recording my bands' album and continuing to plan my wedding.
But, before diving into summer, I wanted to hit you guys with a few things I've gotten into recently that I think you'll appreciate.
Drinking Black Tea With HoneyLipton tea today.
Making More Time For The Gymstaying positive, focused and motivated, you'll know that I am all about the content Gary Vaynerchuk produces. Luckily, he often features his personal trainer, Mike Vacanti in his Snapchat stories. With that in mind, I checked out Mike's website, On The Regimen, and came across an amazingly helpful PDF Mike put together called, The Beginner's Fitness Guide. In it, he talks about a ton of useful information and points readers towards Starting Strength, a workout regimen developed by famous strength training coach, Mark Rippetoe. I've been doing it for the past two weeks and I already feel healthier. I'll keep you guys posted on my progress.
Following These People on Instagram
@MeghanDono - Meghan's trip to Paris is blowing my mind
Tea Photo Credit: JStyle Magazine
Chicken Photo credit: On The Regimen