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9/2/06--Saturday--9:31 pm
Crap. Well, my sister announced to me today she wants to join cheerleading, since she's moving up to the high school this year. Let me make it clear, I do not support this This is bad in so many ways...

1.) First of all, the reputation of a chearleader isn't exactly one that I want my sister to be flaunting. They're renowned for being downright bitches and pretty...ahem...$luty, if you know what I'm saying ...not exactly categories that I want my sister to be identified with.

2.) WHY must her every move be dictated by popularity? It's gotten to the point where I have to question anything remotely suspicious, becuase often times its another one of her schemes to garner more friends and social power. It drives me absolutely crazy. Cheerleading is obviously another attempt at gaining "popularity points" so to speak lol...although I'd rather not relate NUtang to something like this

3.) If you couldn't tell, I'm one of those anti-scene people who really doesn't like folks who are so willing to follow the crowd. Now that doesn't mean I dress in crazy boots, wear eye-liner, and strut gothic-style clothing in an attempt to deviate myself from the norm...lol it's not like that at all. It's just that doing something because it's "cool" or "everyone else is doing" just really disgusts me. That's probably why I like jump rope so much. I have to take some crap because other people don't consider it a sport, or they can talk becuase they play a sport more popular, but I really don't care. I'm doing something unique. Obviously, my sister and I have philosophies that clash .

So if any of you have comforting stories about cheerleading that my ease my pain, than by all means share them

--In other news--

Bah, another uneventful day (besides the above )...spent most of the day working on my blasted AP summer homework that I should've finished approximately 3.5 machillion years ago. I still have a little bit more to go, but at least the worst is over. Good news though, it sounds like my family can make it to the jump rope workshop I'll be teaching in Oregon...yay get to spend time with Elaine and the other former jumpers . Seeing Hazel is again is always a plus too. Gymnastics again in 3 more days! Maybe i'll get a backhandspring on my own this time .

I updated the gallery a bit, added some more pictures of j-rope and another one of me doing a really good impression of a dork. Examine at your own risk ;-)


P.S. Just so you all know, I can't view some NUtangers sites :( I don't know why, I try using both Firefox and IE, but neither work! It just shows a bunch of CSS :-\. So if I haven't been commenting your page...that's why! Sorry :(
Do not try to bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead, try to realize the truth. There is no spoon. Then you will see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.

perhaps your sister is joining cheerleading as some sort of... looking up to you? seems like cheerleading and gymnastics-type activities go hand in hand... but idk, that's just my opinion.

also, i just watched that jump rope video... pretty awesome.

» thaitanic on 2006-09-03 12:18:50

I don't get why people want to be popular. I hope she outgrows it. I did in like 9th grade I think. Maybe earlier.

Yeah, be happy that Im not going to Michigan. lol The whole family thing is just crazy right now. I know that I wouldn't be very happy. No point in going on a trip if I'll be unhappy.
» Kirei on 2006-09-03 12:44:33

Hey Thanks
for the comment. I agree with you when I read the email myself... WTF... Yeah, please by all means pass it to whomever. If I can't catch the sick S.O.B. that's doing it maybe I can save one person for being their victim. The whole thing makes me sick to even think about. I even filled my car up today (before I read the email), *sigh*. I thanked God after I read it that I didn't get poked.
About the cheerleading, I can't complain I was a cheerleader for 2 years and loved it. Not for the popularity or anything, I just really liked doing it. I will give you the sl*t comments, though. I was actually a few names but I didn't care. I knew the truth about myself and why I was a cheerleader. So I could really go both ways on that topic. Sorry, I couldn't be more help. Well, take care and have a wonderful day/night..
» Princess_00 on 2006-09-03 01:24:56

i never thought of a whole cheerleading squad as bitches, just three or four while the rest do what they're supposed to be doing. cheering. XD

oh, and good thing you were able to do some of your homework! i just finished pretty much the last of my homework, and the accomplishment feels good. 8-D
» hikarixgaki on 2006-09-03 02:05:43

well, i actually considered joining a cheerleading team near me, but the only reason i wanted to do that is cos it was free and i could improve my gymnastics... maybe that's what she wants to do?

well, the sterotypical cheerleader is like that, but believe me, in england, you get enough of those who arent cheerleaders. i personally dont know anyone who is either so i cant judge i guess... =/

you should let her join--just to prove the sterotype wrong! XD

but yeah, like Kirei said, it might just be a phase--she'll probs grow out of it, if her intention is to gain popularity =3

hm, i dont see a bunch of css, but sometimes when i visit some people's nutangs, it randomly logs me out... then when i go back to the nutang main window, i'm logged back in again...??? i dont get it either x_X

righty-ho! i will take a look at your gallery XD


» Kuri on 2006-09-03 07:46:00

I would have been the first to comment but...
my mother woke from her nap in front of the computer screen. *grumble* So pretend this comment was from, ah, this morning around 1am...

I'm trying to keep a straight face...no, I can't! I'm cracking u from the image of you in cracked boots, gothic clothes and eyeliner. (note: i do know how you look like...and that'd be funny!) *gasping for air*

Okay, *deep breaths* I agree. If your little sister is going for popularity, she'll definitely grow out of it. One day you two will be laughing about it. However, if she gets in and has a lot of fun: don't ever insult cheeleading to her face, okay? But I don't think your sister will turn into one of them sl*ts.

Comforting stories: I went to the first day of cheerleading tryouts. I didn't go back the second. ^-^ You learn a cheer in the first day, you cheer it out the second. Well, I got bored with it. XP I fulfilled all the requirements *bragging alert: including splits XD* and besides, I didn't think it'd work timewise. I had a couple of performances coming up and practice or whatever is everday plus a lot of weekends...so, eh.

This silver dot is running over to your gallery now.^-^
» Silver-dot- on 2006-09-03 08:21:54

well...i personally have a thing against cheerleaders. Not that i'm cursing them all to hell. But some...just...let's just say..i don't adore some of them so much. >:l

Oh yeah about ur sis becoming a cheerleader and all. Yeah maybe she just wants to show school spirit! *pompoms and all!*

Siblings are alweiz like that.. Yeah me and my sis.. we clash too or something. lol although i have nothing against popularity or whatever since i have a stable average medium whatever social life. :D Let ur sis enjoy high school. :D However way she wants to.!

No comforting stories from me. lol Sorry.
» frostbitten on 2006-09-03 10:39:38

She's a woman. Do you really expect her to not go "Oooh, pretty!" or "My (thing) must be waaaaay better than everyone elses!"?

Yes, they're awful things to say, but most of the time it's true. Those are the sorts of people that end up using 'like' every other word, and making the rest of the world hate women for being stupid bitches that drive huge SUVs while gabbing into their cellphone and then crashing into something. :/

It's like how I don't want my brother to become ghettofabulous. He's got a little bit of it, just because of the friends he keeps, but he's aware of the stereotype, as well as how stupid it is in the first place. I'm relatively proud of him. *nod*
» ikimashokie on 2006-09-03 11:48:41

But Bring it On is such a good movie!
» okidpokie on 2006-09-04 04:13:00

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