Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The One About Socks

     So my little sister is sitting in my room playing on Webkinz and I told her I was going to write on my blog. She looks at me and says, "Socks." So, here is a post about socks!
     For all of you who don't know what a sock is, according to Webster Dictionary, it is "a knitted or woven covering for the foot usually worn under shoes and extending above the ankle and sometimes to the knee." Now a little history about the sock.
     The earliest ones (that we know of) tied around the ankle. The Ancient Greeks wore socks made from animal hair unlike the Romans who had theirs made of leather. Around the 5th century, socks were known as puttees and were worn by holy people. By 1000 AD socks were a sign of wealth! Socks with designs were introduced in the 16th century. The next change in sock history was the introduction of nylon in 1938. Since then, not much has changed socks wise. 
     That's enough history for now. On to design! You have your average sock with is like a tight bag for your foot. You have probably heard of toe socks where there is a little sleeve for each toe, but have you heard of the flip-flop sock? It is a sock that has to sleeves: one for the big toe, and another for the rest! Weird huh?
     So there you have it! The most sock-iest post I will ever write! If you liked this post, please share it with friends! Also, please comment and I will approve it as soon as I can. If you would like to suggest a topic, comment. 
     Until next time,

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Holey Guacamole!!!

     Holey Guacamole!!!
    Why is it people think it is cool to swear? I was at my Tae-Kwon-Doe practice (i'm a Black Belt!) and one boy, about thirteen years, old was talking about how he swore at school and then covered it up by saying he said "fudge." He then continued like he was the coolest person ever.
     I do not swear. I simply don't. I find it vulgar and kind of lazy. Here is my reasoning for it being lazy: I think, that when people swear it is because they can't find another word to say or they think they sound cool. I am, however, fine with other words such as "shoot" or "mushrooms" or "pooey". None of these sound like swearing or are offensive.
    People say that swear words don't mean anything; they are just words. But isn't everything we say just words? If you say you are hurt or angered, is that just you saying words? We (homo sapiens) have the most complex language of all the organisms in the animal kingdom. If we take our language and say it is just words, it is like saying the sky is just blue. It doesn't make sense. 
     Now, what I have just said is kind of controversy to my second paragraph where I said saying other words in place of swear words is OK, but if the word is not a language excepted as a swear word, it is not offensive (from my point of view). Every one gets frustrated; it is a fact of life. Saying words often relieve this frustration.
     I challenge you to stop swearing and find a different word to say when you are frustrated, and if you use them as filler words, work on you vocabulary, please. Try finding a series of words that roll on your tongue like "peanut brittle" or "poo on toast". 
     So, in conclusion for today, stop swearing!!! Remember to comment and share on Facebook or Tweet about it! The more readers, the more I'll post! That's all for now :)

Monday, February 11, 2013

How to Relax: Mindfulness

Hey all!!! Scarlette here ;)
     You get stressed. I don't care what gender you are, where you live, whether you have ten toes or not, you have been stressed! It happens. You get behind on school or work, or maybe you need to be somewhere right then and there. Today in my psychology class we practiced a technique called "Mindfulness". I found after this exercise I was extremely relaxed, and I could focus better. Once I got home, I did some research (stress.about.com, www.psychologytoday.com/basics/mindfulness, www.mindfulness.com) and found there are many types of mindfulness.

By definition, stress is the physical pressure, pull,
or other 
force exerted on one thing by another.

     By definition, mindfulness means "to be in touch with and aware of the present moment." Some of these are meditating, deep breathing, and concentrating on your inner thoughts and your surroundings. This last one I found the most relaxing. Here is what I suggest doing if you are stressed: 

    Take five minutes aside from what you are doing. Sit with your feet flat on the ground and your hands on your lap. Do not move! Now, for about a minute try to observe as much as you can using only your sight. Observe every detail; a fleck of dust, a dot on the ceiling, your baby brother gumming his hand. Just focus. After a minute-ish, close your eyes and use only hearing; perhaps a bird, the air-con, a train crashing into a mountain, etc. After anther minute-ish, stop listening and think about what you feel; the roughness of you jeans, how tight your shoes are, the soft fuzziness of your purple and orange socks (you get he idea). Now you only have one more. Still with your eyes closed, think about your actual inner self. Not like you emotions and stuff, but like the blood in your veins, the tight not in your shoulders, or the food in your intestines. After a minute, you are done! You should feel relaxed.
    I hope I could be a help to you stressful life!! Please share this on Facebook or Google+ or Tweet about it! Tell all your friends (or enemies if you wish!). Leave a comment if you have any questions or if you have a suggestion for a future post! And please subscribe so you know when I've posted! Bye y'all!

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Hello Readers!!!
     The first thing I want to say is that this isn't a formal blog. I will use emoticons 'cause I love them! However, I will not use u instead of you or 2 instead of two or to or too. I just find that frustrating! So, anyway ;) 
     My name, as far as you know, is Scarlette Smiths. I live in the USA and I am a sophomore in high school. 
     This blog is about anything and everything teen related going from why we feel obligated to be cool or funny to a weird meme I saw. I am not sure how often I will post but I hope it will be at least four times a week. This is an interactive blog, and I need comments! You may ask anything in the comments, in fact, please do! Normally posts will be longer, but today I was just introducing myself!
     'Till next time!