So What If He's Just A Sponge? He's Been Employee Of The Month 374 times!

So What If He's Just A Sponge? He's Been Employee Of The Month 374 times!

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Allow me to let you all in on a little secret - Growing up is not all that it is cracked up to be. Yes, growing up has it's perks: turning eighteen, you become legal; turning twenty-one, you become really legal; you can drive, you can gamble, you can drink, you can do whatever you want! (As long as "whatever you want" consists solely of becoming a responsible adult and accepting all of the responsibilities bestowed upon you once you reach that glorious age.) While this can be a troubling time for many of us, our good pal Spongebob has been through it all and has a few words of wisdom that he just might be willing to share.


It's the little things in life that matter.

If you are anything like me, you have one major life skill: over-analyzing everything. One of the many things that Spongebob has taught me over the years is that you have got to take life one day at a time, stop and smell the roses, and be grateful for everything that you have. Life should not be about having what you want, but about wanting what you've got.


Communication is key.

No matter what the situation is, we have all got to realize that no solution can be reached without proper communication. Contrary to popular belief, we are not all mind readers. Often times, other will not know what you are thinking without your consent. Speaking your mind can be the best way to let others know how you feel. However, if speaking up isn't exactly your thing, you can be communicative in other ways. Actions speak louder than words, and your actions can be just as verbal as your words.


There is nothing quite like mom's home cooking.

As you get older (specifically moving away to college, or getting your own apartment), you will start to see how difficult it can be to cook a good meal. It's not actually the cooking that is the hard part, but the motivation to cook. It's just as easy to order take-out, and even though you'd have to pay for it, you'd have to pay for ingredients too, so what's the big deal? Quality. There's just something special about mom's home cooking that you'll never get over. No matter how long it's been, when you taste it, you know. You're home.


It's okay to make mistakes - as long as you learn from them.

Let's face it- as much as we like to tell ourselves this, none of us are perfect. And we never will be! Life isn't about being perfect. Life is about finding yourself, and learning a little bit along the way. No matter how many tries it takes, you will get it right - I promise. Just keep your head up, your shoulders back, and your mind optimistic. You will fall once, but you will rise twice.


Yes, life IS a load of barnacles.

Life isn't easy, and life isn't fair. No one said it would be. But what they did say, is that it's worth it. You've got a lot to learn. We all do! But like Patrick just showed us, we've all got flaws and we've got to learn to live with them. We've also got obstacles that we've got to learn to overcome. You won't always be handed what you're aiming for, but that doesn't mean that it isn't attainable. You have the power to achieve anything- you just need to learn which battles are worth fighting.


Okay, so I'm not saying that the answers to all of life's questions can be found in an episode of Spongebob, but I am saying that you should watch them all, and then we'll talk.

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When You Give A Girl A Dad

You give her everything
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They say that any male can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. That dads are just the people that created the child, so to speak, but rather, dads raise their children to be the best they can be. Further, when you give a little girl a dad, you give her much more than a father; you give her the world in one man.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a rock.

Life is tough, and life is constantly changing directions and route. In a world that's never not moving, a girl needs something stable. She needs something that won't let her be alone; someone that's going to be there when life is going great, and someone who is going to be there for her when life is everything but ideal. Dads don't give up on this daughters, they never will.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a role model.

If we never had someone to look up to, we would never have someone to strive to be. When you give a little girl someone to look up to, you give her someone to be. We copy their mannerisms, we copy their habits, and we copy their work ethic. Little girls need someone to show them the world, so that they can create their own.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her the first boy she will ever love.

And I'm not really sure someone will ever be better than him either. He's the first guy to take your heart, and every person you love after him is just a comparison to his endless, unmatchable love. He shows you your worth, and he shows you what your should be treated like: a princess.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her someone to make proud.

After every softball game, soccer tournament, cheerleading competition, etc., you can find every little girl looking up to their dads for their approval. Later in life, they look to their dad with their grades, internships, and little accomplishments. Dads are the reason we try so hard to be the best we can be. Dads raised us to be the very best at whatever we chose to do, and they were there to support you through everything. They are the hardest critics, but they are always your biggest fans.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a credit card.

It's completely true. Dads are the reason we have the things we have, thank the Lord. He's the best to shop with too, since he usually remains outside the store the entire time till he is summoned in to forge the bill. All seriousness, they always give their little girls more than they give themselves, and that's something we love so much about you.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a shoulder to cry on.

When you fell down and cut yourself, your mom looked at you and told you to suck it up. But your dad, on the other hand, got down on the ground with you, and he let you cry. Then later on, when you made a mistake, or broke up with a boy, or just got sad, he was there to dry your tears and tell you everything was going to be okay, especially when you thought the world was crashing down. He will always be there to tell you everything is going to be okay, even when they don't know if everything is going to be okay. That's his job.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a lifelong best friend.

My dad was my first best friend, and he will be my last. He's stood by me when times got tough, he carried me when I just couldn't do it anymore, and he yelled at me when I deserved it; but the one thing he has never done was give up on me. He will always be the first person I tell good news to, and the last person I ever want to disappoint. He's everything I could ever want in a best friend and more.


Dads are something out of a fairytale. They are your prince charming, your knight in shinny amour, and your fairy godfather. Dads are the reasons we are the people we are today; something that a million "thank you"' will never be enough for.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.

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Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.

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Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.

3.Bunnicula

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You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

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You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

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The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

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You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

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The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

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The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

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This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

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Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

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You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

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Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.

14.Go-Gurt

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Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

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Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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