Day 66/365: March 8, 2014
Fantasy: The tooth fairy (or the Easter bunny or Santa Claus…): a fun and harmless fiction or a pointless justification for lying to children?
I’ve never really thought about this. So this is kind of tough. But here’s some of my thoughts about this writing prompt:
I remember when I was a kid and we made gingerbread cookies and prepared a cup of milk for Santa. I remember my mom coming home saying that the Easter bunny stopped by at her work and told her to give us pieces of chocolate. I remember getting excited whenever I lost a tooth because I’d wake up the next morning with a couple dollars under my pillow. All these memories we all great ones. They may have been lies, but it made me one happy child.
I believe that all these are little white lies. They’re just fun and harmless. I think that in an odd way, it teaches one about creativity. As a kid you were told that Santa only comes at night, that the Easter bunny is really good at hiding and placing chocolate eggs in random places for you to find. As a kid, you have no idea how they look like. That’s when imagination comes to play. Everyone perceives things differently, which goes with what I talked about in the beginning of the paragraph. Creativity. It lets kids get creative. You never see the same exact photo in a first grade classroom. Each Easter bunny is drawn completely different. Some have bows some have pink ribbons.
People these days lack in creativity. I strongly believe that. Everyone’s so afraid to be different. As if being creative is such a bad thing. There’s nothing wrong about being creative. The world would be a better and much more beautiful place if everyone would be more creative.
That’s all for tonight, goodnight everyone.
A List of Things to be Happy About #18:
Because its been awhile since I last listed things.
- Waking up to clear skies and sunshine.
- Snow melting.
- Shamrock Shuffle next weekend.
- Warmer temperatures.
- Spring break.
- Your Tea.
- Being able to sprint 12.5 on the treadmill.
- Strawberries and whipped cream.
- Long showers.
- The Walking Dead.
- The Fosters.
- Glee coming back.
- Mini family reunions.
- Planning to move out of Alaska.
- Calling in.
- Being able to finally fill your almost empty gas tank.
- Green tea kit kats.
- Good midterm grades.
- Unproductive, lazy days.
Day 65/365: March 7, 2014
Seven Days: You wake up tomorrow morning to find that all your plans have been cancelled for the next seven days and $10,000 dollars on your dresser. Tell us about your week.
If I found $10,000 dollars on top of my dresser I’d book the first flight to New York and buy all the home game tickets to the Rangers game. That’s what I’d do all week. Sight see, eat at cafés, run the trails, watch hockey games and shop.
I’ve never been to the east coast. That’s like no man’s land for me. I don’t know anyone over there either. So if were to travel there I’d probably bring someone with me. I mean for me, $10,000 is more than enough. I wouldn’t even spend that much for a hotel room. I never understood why people are willing to pay so much for a room they’re only going to be in at night. It’s just a waste of money. The cheaper the room, the more pocket money you’ll have is how I see it.
I would try to find a way to meet some of the Rangers. As creepy as it sounds it’d probably be one of my goals. I’d want to meet John Moore, Derick Brassard, Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh, Brian Boyle, Marc Staal, Cam Talbot, Henrik Lundqvist, Dominic Moore and a few other people. I might as well have listed every player on the team.
Besides hockey, I chose New York because I’ve always wanted to go there. I’ve seen photos and movies, which I’m sure we all have, and I’ve always found that place so fascinating.
I’d probably extend that week vacation too. I wouldn’t want to just fly back home. I’d probably end up backpacking my way back home. Its one if my goals to step foot in every state and if I’m across the country that’d be the best time to travel and step foot in multiple states and cities. It’d be one memorable trip that’s for sure.
Rangers vs Devils
Brian Boyle’s ice cream adventure [x]