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Acting dumb is not cute

Most girls these days want to capture boys’ attention, which is a completely normal thing. Some wear make-up, try to wear cute clothes, show off in front of them, etc. But more and more I find this one silly and ridiculous reoccurring trend that girls are picking up on.

They act dumb on purpose because they think it’s cute.

I have no idea why girls think that acting dumb is perceived as cute. I think it’s quite the opposite. When someone is acting dumb, I think that they are, to put it simply, dumb. I don’t really want to hang around someone who doesn’t know who won the Civil War in a 11th grade American History class, or someone who struggles over a simple math equation, such as 24 x 2. If you loudly proclaim that you struggle with these things, and then giggle like you’re so adorable, I don’t think you’re cute; I think you need help.

When girls do or say something idiotic, it oftentimes makes people laugh. I suppose this makes them feel like they’re funny, and who doesn’t want to be a humorous person? But you’re making them laugh for completely different reasons than you intend. They’re making fun of you, and laughing at your stupidity. That really doesn’t raise your self-esteem any does it?

Some girls try and act dumb to catch a boy’s attention, as I stated earlier, but if you want to be in a healthy relationship, you want to be completely open and honest with each other. In other words, you want to like each other for who you are. A boy isn’t going to like you just because you can’t do simple problems. If anything, it’s a turn off. Who wants to show off a dumb girlfriend?

Lastly, girls who act dumb are annoying. No, I am not impressed that you did not know that Barack Obama was a democrat. Or that you didn’t know there were 52 weeks in a year. You’re not being cute, you’re hindering me from a quality education (heh, even though I go to a public school…) and are just itching to give me another reason to start carrying duct tape on me at all times.

So cut the crap. Act like you, because you want people to like you for you, not some person trying to act stupid. Be original, and don’t be ashamed to be you.

In Which I am a Super Nerd

I have this really nerdy tradition that during every spring break I watch all three of the Lord of the Rings movies. I know, I know, it’s really nerdy. I’m not really sure what I started doing it, it just kind of happened about three years ago. On Tuesday, me and Becky went to Andrew’s to watch the first of the series, the Fellowship of the Ring, and last night they came over to watch The Twin Towers at my house.

Becky ended up spending the night, which was really fun. She hasn’t spent the night at my house in probably like six months, so it was just nice to have girl time. :) We talked some about prom and were trying to figure out what the heck we’re going to do with our hair, but to no avail (any ideas?). We also reminisced about middle school and elementary school and all the stupid drama and stuff that freaked us all out; it all seems so silly now, but at the time it was such a big deal. I guess that’s growing up.

I’m going back over to Andrew’s tonight to watch the last movie (which is the best one!). I think I forgot how long they were. They were long to begin with, but I have the extended versions which add like another 30-45 minutes to it. So they’re like four hours. :l But totally worth it! They are probably some of my favorite movies.

I’m still pretty sure I like the books better though. In some ways, the movies don’t give it justice. I think that’s how it is though with most books that are turned into movies. Speaking of which, I need to read those books again. Next to Harry Potter, they’re my favorite. I know, super nerd. 8)

I started fiddling around with Photoshop yesterday and ended up making a few icons. They’re the first ones I’ve ever made, so there’s definitely room for improvement, but overall I’m pretty proud of them. You can see all of them on the icons page, but here are a few of my favorites:

What do you guys think?