A Day to Never Forget…

It is the start of a new day, a new life. I rise out of bed and my senses take in the cool crisp air from the window which points directly over the city. The sun is blinding me, but that is okay. It is a beautiful morning and I can’t think of any other way I would rather spend it, than going to my new job in this new place. I don’t have to force myself to get ready, it happens all too naturally.

As I am walking towards the elevator of my new place of residence, I can’t help but feel the tantalizing excitement of the day to come. The elevator ascends to the 36th floor, and I am overjoyed. I have finally achieved my dreams of becoming the person I always wanted to be, an editor-in-chief for a large publishing company. The door of the elevator opens and I step in. There is one other person in the elevator, he is tall, masculine and has long dirty blonde hair. It flows with elegance and I cannot fathom how someone could be born so beautiful. His eyes are a piercing teal and his jawline is a perfect square. He is wearing an Armani suit and I can’t help but wonder where he is going. It has been so long since I have been attracted to anyone, especially like this. All of a sudden, the elevator stops. It jerks us both forward basically throwing us to the ground. We look at one another with all the tension and nervousness that has been building since the descent started. I can’t help but think to myself how strange this situation is.

We sat in silence for nearly fifteen minutes before the strange, beautiful man finally said something.

“So, my name is Elias, what’s yours?”

“I’m Amira.”

“Where are you headed this fine morning?” He asked with a smile that could light up a room…And as he asked this, he inched closer to me.

“I was headed to my new job…But now it looks like I should call them and tell them I am going to be late.”

I firmly moved as far from him as I possibly could even though he smelled of the most divine elegance. I quickly dialed the phone number to my new place of employment and told them I was trapped in an elevator, but I would be there as soon as I could.

He stared at me from his corner and I could hardly understand what was so different about him…

“I can sense that you find me strange.” He said with an evil grin on his beautifully proportioned mouth.

“No, I absolutely do not. I’m just not exactly used to being trapped with someone in an elevator.”

A few minutes past before he stood up and said, “I am different you know.”

I couldn’t help but wonder what he was talking about.

“I need you to do something for me. I need you to deliver a message to a woman.”

“Why would you ask me to do this for you?”

“Because, I can tell you have a conscience.”

His attitude about the entire situation was remarkably strange. And now he was asking me, the girl who is just trying to get to work to deliver a message. What is happening here? Am I dreaming?

“Deliver this message to the woman named Dahlia: Ego sum pastor pace. Audieritis me.”

Okay, this just got really weird….

“Who are you?”

“I am the peacekeeper.”

This post is in response to: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/daily-prompt-elevator/

11 Things I Really Dislike

 

I thought that today, I would be comical with my post and talk about 11 things that I really just HATE. 🙂

1. I hate it when towns pave roads that don’t need to be paved! I was driving down the road the other day and realized that it was newly paved… Well this wouldn’t be a problem except, it was fine before!! And to make it worse, about a mile away there is another road that has been in desperate need of a makeover for the last 6 months! Potholes all over the damn thing! But, no. Lets pave the one that’s in good shape. I like that idea. O.o

2. People who throw their cans and bottles in the trash when there’s a recycling bin RIGHT NEXT TO IT. Why the hell are you being so ignorant? You know recycling is important, yet your clearly just being ignorant to the fact that throwing your can or bottle in the recycling bin right next to the trash can can help the environment. But who gives a shit about the only planet we have to live on right now….

3. The flavor: Blue Raspberry… One word: EW!

4. People who go to McDonalds and order 10 double cheeseburgers and a diet coke. I think this one is pretty self-explanitory.

5. People who don’t fill their animals water dish in the middle of the summer. Are you freaking kidding me? You know what I want to do to these people? Make them stare at me drinking an ice cold water while they’re tied up in the sun ALL DAY. And reciprocate with a laugh.

6. Cilantro…Worst herb ever. Why do people like it on their food?! Its disgusting!!!

7. Fake girls. Seriously. There is nothing that pisses me off more than when I try to have a conversation with a girl and she sounds like she was genetically altered to sound like a fucking idiot. What is wrong with girls these days? Why can’t they have real, honest, deep conversations? What is the need to dye your hair bright, nasty blonde, tan yourself orange and act like your the best thing since sliced bread?  Gross. Pitiful.

8. Dirty Kitchens and Bathrooms. Oh my god. If I walk into a house and the kitchen and bathroom are disgusting it makes me want to puke my head off. Why in God’s name would you not clean the two areas that should be the cleanest? I can literally sense all the nasty bacteria building up in there.

9. People who think they’re cooler than me because they party and go clubbing every weekend. Really? Who gives a shit? At least I’m doing something with my life.

10.  I hate the fact that book stores are closing throughout the country. The fact that this country is losing its appreciation of literature is awful. Books are so important and can help children realize who they are and who they want to be. Not cell phones and fucking video games.

11. Parents who give their 5 and 6 year olds iPads and cell phones. WTF?!?!?!

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5 Reasons Why YOU Should Start Cycling

I recently posted a blog about how I have been taking the necessary steps of getting in shape. I finally have the motivation to get somewhere with working out, but a lot of that motivation is attributed to biking my 9 mile route, which is going to increase soon. I have thought of five awesome reasons as to why you, yes YOU, should start biking.

1. Were you thinking about getting a gym membership? STOP! WAIT!

  • Don’t waste your hard earned money on an overpriced gym membership. Why would you want to work out inside when you could get exercise in the great outdoors? Also, you can save a lot of money by purchasing a nice bike instead of a gym membership. Did you know that 67% of people who own gym memberships don’t even use them? And, did you know that all those people who aren’t using their gym memberships are paying an average of $55 dollars a month? This adds up to approximately $660 dollars a year! You can purchase a very nice, quality bike for half that cost and it will last you multiple years. Take a look at a nice local bike shop and you’ll see what I’m talking about. (For those of you who go to Planet Fitness – your $10 or $20 dollars a month adds up too and you are working out in a warehouse with lots of people watching you O.o)

2. There are many health benefits to riding a bike

  • Riding a bike can produce many health benefits. There have been many discussions on the risks of riding a bike and these risks are explored in many studies trying to prove that the benefits outweigh those risks. Some of these risks include, getting hit by a car (obviously), breathing in air pollution, etc. A particular study that I read said that, “for the people who shift from car to bicycle, we estimated that the well -documented beneficial effect of increased physical activity due to cycling resulted in about 9 times more gains in life-years than the losses in life years due to increased inhaled air pollution doses and traffic accidents” (ProQuest). Riding a bike can build muscle, increase cardiovascular health, decrease your waistline, and improve coordination among many other things.

3. It Reduces Your Carbon Footprint!

  • When you ride a bike instead of using your car, you reduce a huge portion of your carbon footprint. For example, riding a bike does not use any fossil fuels. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that approximately 10 million barrels of oil were used each day in 2010. If you have a short commute to work and you choose to ride your bike, you could save hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year in gas! Wouldn’t you rather put that money towards something else, like some new workout clothes?! … Riding a bike also produces no air pollution. By not using any fossil fuels, you are not producing any air pollution. According to CO2 Now, the current carbon dioxide level is 398.35 ppm. This is higher than the defined safe limit of 350 ppm. Each year, the amount of Carbon Dioxide emissions goes up due to the number of people driving cars all over the world. You may think that as one person you don’t make a difference, but that definitely isn’t true. One person leads to another and to another, and soon enonugh 20 people aren’t emitting all those harmful chemicals into the air.

4. It can help you mentally

  • If you have been feeling down or depressed, getting up and going for a bike ride can certainly help. Exercising directly effects the amount of dopamine, the happy chemical, that is released in your brain. When more dopamine is released, this can help decrease depression, increase happiness and fight everyday fatigue. If you are tired when you get out of work, hop on the bike and pedal for a couple of miles. I guarantee you will feel less tired and more motivated to do something else!

5. Parking Spot? Who Cares!

  • A lot of different places in the city and rural areas offer places to put your bike when you arrive there, but even if they don’t you can essentially just use a bike lock to tie your bike to a street sign, a pole, a tree, or a dog (just kidding). But seriously, how often have you been frustrated that you can’t get a place to park somewhere and then theres that one lucky a-hole who took his bike a parked it right out front?

Think about it! 🙂

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