Halloween Week

So this is the week of Halloween. One of my favorite weeks of the year. I love when people get dressed up and throw parties and for a night, you can forget about all your problems and just play beer pong or flip cup with a ghost, a devil, a mouse or a prostitute. It’s also fun to see what creative and innovative ideas people come up with making their costumes. I’m a fan of creativity. My costume is a “handsome devil.” Not my most creative costume but I think I did a good job of it. Plus it only costs me $11.49 so I’m okay with that. I got to see my best friend this weekend too which made me excited. I went down the shore to party with her and have a good time with some friends I haven’t seen in a while. That’s where this little masterpiece of the “handsome devil” was created. She did a great job on the make up. I think this is one of the best costumes I’ve had. That and the Riddler from last year was pretty good. 

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I have a bunch of other Halloween parties and things to attend this week which makes me excited. I really do love the idea of being able to be someone different for a night. One day, I’ll grow up and start being a mature adult. But until then, let’s have some fun. I’m such a kid at heart. 

My new job is going well. This is week 5 for me and I am still enjoying it. I get to make a difference in people’s lives and that makes me feel good. On Friday, we had a breast cancer awareness day and I was able to get a bunch of different places to donate items and we bought raffle tickets, etc. We ended up making over $300 dollars. As a small office, that is a big accomplishment. Everyone participated and people wore pink which make the pictures come out even better. I was really happy to see the  morale in the place and people took a lot of pride in displaying the pink they had. I have some other ideas for November and December. Lets hope these ideas do even better then the breast cancer “Pink Friday” did. I am actually trying to see if we can get dressed up on Thursday and wear our costumes to work. A boy can dream.

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This is one of the pictures we took at our main office in our support of breast cancer awareness. The day was a lot of fun and I’m grateful for all the support we received from everybody!

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Why Do We Always Have To Be Rated PG?

If you know me personally, none of this will come as a surprise to you. For those of you who don’t though, let me tell you a little bit about myself. My life isn’t a rated PG movie. It’s pretty much anywhere from an “R” to an “NC17” depending on the day. I tend to fly off the handle a lot and I like to get loud. I stand for things I believe in and I’m not afraid to voice that opinion. I’m Italian and I’m from New Jersey. What’s your excuse?

Anyways, I work in the field of digital media/communications. I go to work everyday, do my work well, get done everything I need to and then I go home. What I do on my own time should be really none of anyone’s business. I was always told that if it doesn’t affect you directly and it has nothing to do with you, mind your own business and keep your mouth shut.

What I don’t understand though is why it’s considered bad to not be PG on things like social media. If you are on my social media list such as Facebook, you see the real me. You see the pictures that were took of me this weekend while I was playing softball, hanging with friends or at the bar. You see me dressed up at weddings, out at parties, in sweatpants at home, when I’m sober and when I’m blacked out. I’m a dude in my twenties having the time of my life. That is who I am. Why can’t I show that face to the world? Personally, I don’t care what my boss or coworkers are doing when I’m not with them. Why don’t I care? Because it’s none of my business. They have their own life, I have mine. Unless something I’m doing is affecting Imagemy work, I should be allowed to post what I want and do what I want. I am a human being. I have emotions. I get angry, sad, mad, happy, overjoyed and every other one I forgot to mention. If I am writing about something that pisses me off on social media, I’m doing it because I’m venting and it’s helping me get over the process. I would say it’s better than me taking a baseball bat to someones head. Correct me if I’m wrong about that.

The world isn’t a PG place. There are people killed everyday from violence as we are a naturally aggressive species. Survival of the fittest is why us as humans live in brick house, work in concrete buildings and drive vehicles. We aren’t building nests in the wood to survive. I feel as though I should be allowed to say what I want and say what I feel whenever I want too. I was told to always be myself and not compromise that for anything. So I don’t act differently in front of anyone and I do what I want. I’m not hurting anyone by it and truthfully, I feel like I may be a breathe of fresh air because I’m not opposed to debating someone on something I disagree with. Doesn’t mean that you are always wrong or I am always right, but I speak up. I know that sometimes I upset people with what I say and how I say it but guess what? That’s me. If you don’t like it, remove me from your friends list because chances are, you are too uptight for my taste anyways.