"It's About Time Week:" Will You Be Celebrating?

"It's About Time Week:" Will You Be Celebrating?

You didn't know it was a holiday, but it's about time you did.

Believe it or not, “It’s About Time Week” is an actual recognized holiday, lasting from Christmas Day until New Year's Eve. Bringing the year to a close, this week is a time dedicated to last-minute goals, chores, or bursts of inspiration to become the you that you aimed to become way back in January. When it comes down to it, It’s About Time Week is both practical and motivating to us all as we strive for success and positive beginnings in 2016.

Quite fittingly, It’s About Time Week is the shell surrounding even more unknown, but surprisingly accurate, end-of-the-year holidays. Without even consciously realizing it, you have probably celebrated Tick Tock Day on December 29th, an embodiment of the year’s expiring time and quickly evaporating final moments. Or maybe you’ve found yourself throwing out quick decisions on the 31st, Make Up Your Mind Day, in reflection of New Year’s Eve. It’s About Time Week simply reminds us that every year must come to an end, which coerces us into being efficient and meaningful with our precious 2015 time.

So why should you recognize It’s About Time Week this year? Why should you count your seconds on the 29th and drop the hammer on all those final decisions on the 31st? Why not just ring out all those things you did or didn’t do this year on New Year’s Eve?

It’s about time we started celebrating It’s About Time Week because we take our time for granted. We wait until New Year’s Day to see all the changes we wish we had made in our lives, the hobbies we wish we had picked up, the effort we wish we had put into school or work. We don’t see that it’s about time to change our lives until so much time has already gone by.

This holiday dedicates an entire week to give us an opportunity to evaluate what we wish we had done more of or acted like throughout the year. With It’s About Time Week, we envision the person we want to be and can end our relationship with 2015 on a high note as the person we strive to become. It’s a way of looking 2016 straight in the eye, and running at it with the advantage of being your best self.

With your 2015 It’s About Time Week, celebrate by taking a moment each day to think. Maybe it’s about time you were kinder to your siblings, or maybe it’s finally time to start learning to play the instrument you’ve had sitting in your basement. It’s about time to call the friend you haven’t seen in months, and it’s about time to start helping your mom make dinner each night. Or it could be about time to make up your mind on what school you want to go to, or what classes you want to take. No matter how you approach it, sooner is better than later, and it’s about time you helped yourself become the person you want to look back on and as the person who finished out 2015 strong and started 2016 proud.

So here’s to a successful, contemplative and determined It’s About Time Week and a happy New Year.

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right

In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"

35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?

39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"

I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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Poetry On Odyssey: Blood, Bones And Body

So, it turns out that Death is pretty chill and gets queasy at the sight of blood.

It starts with the blood,
creeping through bones
of a being before death.
A creak resounds through my body
as the clock of the pathogen
starts ticking with a silent cry.

My heart struggles to cry,
and I’m begging for healthy blood
to purge the pathogen
from the tired bones
of my condemned body.
But, it does not do well to be hostile to Death.

And anyways, it turns out he’s pretty chill, that guy Death.
He’s a bony shoulder on which I can cry,
and gives great hugs despite the millennia-old body.
He’s actually queasy at the sight of blood,
which is why he chooses the form of bones
wrapped in a cloak as he doles out his pathogen.

“Speaking of this pathogen,
you look like Death,”
he says to me fondly, on his face a smile made of bones.
After all these years with him, I almost want to cry
in sudden realization. Blood
instead leaks out of my body.

“I’m kind of literally falling apart, and my body
is at the mercy of your pathogen,
but I know even my blood
burns for you, Death.”
He sniffles, and starts to cry.
I panic at the leaking bones.

“You have a beautiful mind, and my bones
care nothing about your decaying body,”
he says. “I didn’t know I could cry,
but I’m glad my pathogen
led me to you. If you’d join me in death,
that’d be cool, and I’d love you and your blood.”

So now I’m a zombie dating my Death. He’s bones,
and I’m blood, and we are a single body
ignoring Life’s cry with a love born from a pathogen.

Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

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