Tragic Love Story or Plain Stupidity?

You may not know this but I am a huge fan of movies.I  have seems a wide variety of movies from classics such as City Lights, Some Like It Hot, to others that will never be classics like Gigli. I watch movies with an open mind and form my own opinion of them, with that said I recently just watched Titanic with my fiancé and I must say we had to very different/competing points of view at the end. He saw it as a hopelessly romantic story of two young lovers willing to do anything for one another. While I saw the movie as she (Rose) stupidly jumped of the life boat causing Jack’s protective instinct to kick in. At the point the boat starts to sink at blazing speed, it is clear that Jack had the drive and will to survive. He overcame all obstacles, however when Rose decided she didn’t want to leave without him, all of his actions became about saving her. He became purely altruistic, he protected all at all cost. Even though she had the life vest he still held on to her and dragged her up after the ship completely sunk. Now after all of this, she does not alternate with him, taking turns on that piece of drift wood or door. In my point of view she hindered his survival. My fiancé however saw a beautiful love story in which to young lovers try to defy the odds and survive together, again the opposite of what I saw.  In short maybe Titanic is a love story, but to me all I saw were the flaws. It is not a movie that I can watch every time I come across it on my tv, it’s a movie that I have to mentally prepare for. Classics like The God Father, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Modern Times and Dancing in the Rain I have enjoyed many times over no matter my current mood; sad to say Titanic is not one of them. What do you guys think about this amazing “love story” or “plain tragedy?”


So you’ve graduated from college?

Yay you! It’s time to get a job, working 50/60 hours weeks at a rate that is slightly above minimum wage, at a job that is not even related to your degree, where you’re disrespected and completely under valued. Even though you kill yourself at this dead end job, you are just to barely able to pay your everyday bills. 5/6 months post graduation, your student loan payments are rolling in…unable to make a payment OH WELL. Now you need to get a part time job, just to make ends meet or you can  defer your loan payments (that interest though will continue to accrue, so that’s a bad idea). You’re so tired working two jobs that you can barely function, sleep you say, What is sleep? Sleep is for those who have the luxury of time and money, you can’t afford to sleep you have to keep going everyday.  One year post graduation now you have a better hold on things, you’ve finally have a work life balance, you’re starting to think to yourself maybe “I should go back to school, maybe a masters degree wouldn’t be such a bad idea.” Before you can be accepted into your program you have to take an entrance exam. So you ask your full time job for a part time schedule for a month or 2 but instead you’ve been fired, because there are 20 more fresh out of college students lined up to take your job, So now what?  Now; you have student loans, bills, life and a part time job. Does anyone care? Does anyone believe the amount of work you’ve put in? Nope! No one cares, you are now on a sinking ship, go ahead ask for help…no one came? oh well. Congratulations at least you have a college degree.

So you’re starting a blog?

Hello world,

my name is V and for a very long time, I’ve wanted to start a blog and was told that I should. So I am finally doing it! This blog is and will bey personal soapbox, I will use it to talk about every thing from fashion and food to the weather. I am a very opinionated person and often I am not politically correct. This will be where I express myself and share with you all, this is the place where we will emancipate our minds together. I am embarking on a new and exciting journey and I hope you will join me. Welcome to the lockbox ladies and gentlemen.