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Hey, World. You be the big dog, we’ll be the brave kittens.

15 Mar

Have an excellent Friday. May you be the brave kitty today!

Kinley Baker (@kinleybaker)

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That Awkward Moment When History Was Joking… But We Took Them For Reals

8 Feb

Continuing with Wednesday’s post about creepy ice cream trucks (because that whole idea went over so strangely), I have one question…

Who decided this was a good idea?

(Scroll down for a video of the creepiest ice cream truck OF ALL TIME.)

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The world is a crazy place. Our society is basically made up of a ton of things that someone else at one point in history decided was a good idea.

They aren’t around now to laugh.

A random historical figure: “Someone actually believed me when I suggested ice cream trucks? That was a joke…”

Kinley Baker, Romance Author, Thumbs Up, Socially Constructed, Hands

Thumbs Up Because Someone Says!
What…
You Want To Know Who?
We Don’t Know!
Just Someone!
by Kinley Baker

The truth is that no one really knows what they’re doing. We’re all making everything up.

We see this all the time when “experts” tell us to eat margarine instead of butter because it’s healthier. Then twenty-five years later, some other “expert” tells us that butter is better after all.

How are we supposed to keep up with all the things we’re supposed to do?

Sometimes I worry about people who give out advice. It’s like, I dwell on my shortcomings… Your confidence makes me suspicious.

So many questions… Millions of answers. How do we know the right choices?

This is what terrifies me about the prospect of having children.

You have to decide very important, life changing things like if you’re going to give your kid toothpaste with SIMUTPBX (Special Imaginary Made Up Toothpaste Brand X).

These types of scenarios spiral out of control in my brain.

You want your child to have healthy teeth, don’t you? Have you seen the studies that directly relate tooth health to overall health?

A good parent would make sure his/her son or daughter had healthy teeth…

So you buy the expensive brand of toothpaste from the dentist. With the best of intentions.

Meanwhile, the anti-SIMUTPBX board is hosting rallies about how terrible SIMUTPBX is to give children. If you give your children SIMTUPBX, you are a bad parent!

And teeth are just the start of the conundrum. An important part if you’ve read those studies.

There are all these decisions we have to take responsibility for as a parent, and society feels like they have the right to judge us for those tough choices.

That’s a heavy burden to bear.

All this time, we’re trying to figure out what’s best for our children, and at some point someone decided that creepy ice cream trucks are a good idea.

The scary, twinkle music alone makes me edgy.

I walk down the street thinking… this is the point in the scary movie when they pan the nice, innocent neighborhood with all the kids playing. Then: BAM.

*Something bad happens.*

I would include more detail here, but I don’t watch the scary part of scary movies, so I don’t know what happens during those scenes.

Here is a video to PROVE what I’m saying. This is the buildup in a scary movie if I’ve ever seen one (WARNING: Adult Language. Recommended for 18+):

I use the phrasing that the world is “socially constructed” because it’s true. Everything we believe is a product of our Ancestors.

If you could make something different, what would you choose? Even the smallest ideas would have such drastic results, it’s hard to imagine.

I’m not saying I’d get rid of ice cream trucks PER SAY. But I might have changed the music.

Can you imagine rap music busting out from an ice cream truck? I bet this happens, but I’ve never seen it. I’d have to get down with my mad dance skills in the middle of the street.

That was a joke. I have no mad skills.

(Well, I think I do. But public opinion argues differently)

🙂

Happy Friday! I have no idea what I’m posting on Monday. I’m a rebel that way. But there will be a post. And it won’t be about ice cream trucks, because frankly, I’ve been craving ice cream all week.

What’s your favorite ice cream? I think I’ll break down and go buy a carton. Suggestions?

Kinley Baker (@kinleybaker)

Is Adult Tantrum Throwing Okay? (Video)

1 Feb

The comments on Wednesday’s post were fantastic. I now view tantrum throwing through a perspective I never before imagined. Some of you might still be wondering…

Is adult tantrum throwing okay?

The answer is: YES.

VIDEO PROOF:

(You might want to watch this short fifteen second clip several times to get the full impact of the awesome-ness.)

Disclaimer: Please consult a doctor (I am not a doctor) before attempting to mimic this degree of tantrum throwing. This is a very physical, athletic rendition, and I don’t want anyone to hurt themselves.

Really, this is fantastic. I just want to get up and THROW my arms up in the arm. Get my knees up! Maybe a mini half high-kick. YELL to really show the passion. And toss that pen around like we really mean it.

Man, I love that video.

FULL BODY FLAIL.

Watching makes me want to get up and work my angst out. I need some rap music to set a beat to this new dance.

ARGHHH!

RAWRRR! (I feel this might be the wrong sound effect)

*add lyrics about hard times*

END SONG.

When I saw this moment on television, I knew I had to try to find the clip on YouTube. This was literally only a few days after I wrote the tantrum post. It was meant to be.

I watch this video over and over and it only gets better.

Not only is throwing a fit okay, it’s encouraged. In a sport that boasts of strength and perseverance… everybody’s doing it.

Okay, not everyone. But one person. And that’s enough for me.

In honor of the Super Bowl on Sunday, GO TEAM (Not any specific team, despite the content of the video).

And get that angst on, champs. Knees up. Arms out. I don’t want to see it unless you really mean it!

What do you think? Is adult tantrum throwing okay? Did I convince you? What if I posted a video of me doing the same thing, but with a smile?

I get angry and then I laugh. Then I say, stop making me laugh! I’m trying to act upset.

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Come back Monday to meet the very first blog mascot. His name may or may not be Prickly. When you meet him, it will all make sense. Or it won’t.

Have a great weekend! Thank you so much for your support this first week of blogging. 🙂

-Kinley Baker (@kinleybaker)