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I’m awful at this advertising thing, so feel free to leave me tips. But in the meantime, there’s a giveaway for “The Bad Boy’s Dance” on Goodreads. Ending soon, so join now for a free, signed copy!

Also,  you can buy the book on Createspace for $17.50! It’s a great present if you have a teen or tween daughter,  or if you want a funny, stress-free romance!

I’d really appreciate it, and leave a pic of yourself with the book so I can send it out on my social media!

Late Night Coffee Thoughts

“I am so tired.”

It’s funny how ‘I’m tired’ is the slightly more honest version of ‘I’m fine.’

You can be tired from a long shift at work, or an argument with your best friend.

Or you can be tired from spending the night crying. You can be tired from pasting a smile on your face when all you can hear is the screaming in your head.

You can literally not move for hours and feel more tired than when you woke up.

I think it’s just our mind, fighting back the tidal waves of insecurity, of doubt, of regret. Pretty tough job, I must say. And it must really suck, going to sleep with the knowledge that when you wake up, you’ll be even more tired than when you closed your eyes.

High School Smackdown: The Nerd vs. The Stoner

THE STONERS:

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THE PARTY-HARDY

 

 

 

 

 THE NERDS:

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Two vastly different subspecies in every high school. I wouldn’t say my school has ‘cliques’ per se…more like loosely organized groups. I want to address the nerds and the stoners today (although knowing me, I might go off on a tangent). This is not a stereotype. I’m perfectly aware not all nerds or all stoners fall in these categories. 

The Nerds:

We are the ones who second guess all our decisions, try to hold ourselves to ideological principles, romanticize relationships. and believe the world is sunny and rosy. Life for us is relatively difficult, since grades are our Mekkah and AP testings Dante’s Inferno. We obey our parents, and we have good, clean fun. 

At least, on the outside. 

It would astonish most of the world to discover that the biggest assholes are usually nerds, and the biggest vluts (virgin sluts) are usually studious girls. The guys are intellectual snobs, and the girls are practically vampires: Disney princesses during the day, and restless succubi at night. 

We try to fit our lives around studying, and what most people don’t realize is that because we’re so constrained, breaking us loose is like releasing the Kraken. We live on control, keeping every little thing under our hands. 

Whatever you do, don’t screw with a nerd when it comes to their grades. Blood will be shed. Copiously. 

 

 

The Stoner: 

This interesting species is fascinating to observe. They’re carefree, passionate, and the true embodiment of a teenager. I don’t necessarily mean ‘Stoner’ as in those that take drugs, although a lot of this sect do. This is just anyone who’s slotted as an ‘underachiever’ and is more adept and partying than multiplying. For instance, this guy I know Berto, is suave and always the one leading the charge to break rules. Leaves campus to drive with a friend (both of which aren’t allowed) to go get donuts. Doesn’t do his homework, undoubtedly has dabbled in drugs, and doesn’t seem to have a shy bone in his body. I admire all of these qualities, because personally, I’m shy, introverted, awkward, and prone to blushing when speaking to attractive males. What would it be like, to fear nothing? To live life to it’s fullest? To look back and have regrets and accomplishments besides whether or not I failed a quiz? 

On one hand, the Stoners don’t have a plan, and they commit themselves to a limited future with their laziness. On the other hand, most of them learn to rely on themselves in life. Us nerds are comfortable, usually middle class, and the most we do without parental guidance are our volunteering activities. Another guy I know, Kale, is planning on attending trade school, has a girlfriend (ADORABLE couple, so hippie-like), doesn’t do jack at school, and is outspoken and admired. 

You tell me, who does it seem will succeed in the real world? Nerds may clutch their stellar academic reputation like a life jacket to keep from drowning, but stoners are practically doing the butterfly and backstroke. 

 

For their future career, I think the prize goes to:

And the winners at living life:

Who do you think is the real winner?

 

Confessions of a Sarcastic Teen

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So I was thinking…wouldn’t it be a great idea to post stories and comments on certain subject from real live teenagers? Without having to worry if they’re lying through their teeth because you are an adult?

That’s where I come in. I can be a teenage spy. No trade secrets will be revealed, of course. I’m not Benedict Arnold. I will only share anonymous  stories from teens that will make you laugh, think, or tear up. 

Probably laugh though. 

Anyway, is this a good idea? Should I embark on this mission? This blog is, after all, called “The Teen Years”, and I can’t be the sole source. 

Whaddya think?

Spring Fever

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This is what I intend to do to my papers on Friday, as a sacrifice to spring break.

 

Yes, sweet freedom is just around the corner! Spring Break is almost here, and the repressed high school students of California wait with bated breath for Friday. All the teachers are becoming sour and bitter, slugging us with as many tests as we can bear, but that’s because they sense that soon their evil plot will be foiled. Soon, WE WILL BE FREE! Albeit, it’s only for a week, but you gotta take what you can get. For a bit of personal teen angst, I’m trying very, very hard to stop acting weird around this guy I used to like. There’s quite a bit of drama attached to the guy, but I have no trouble talking to other male specimen. It’s only this dude, and frankly, he’s not even all that exciting! I suppose it’s just because I’ve never been befriended a former crush before, so gaining the footing is weird. But I think this little personal crisis will fade soon. My crushes evolve monthly, but there’s always that little awareness to a former crush. Anyway, my biggest dilemma is passing my chem test, but you know what gets me through the day?

SPRING BREAK IS NEAR!!