I Need To Stop Swearing So Much

If anyone has been paying attention to my blogs/self-promotion lately, then you notice that half of the time I swear at life, amusement, and things. I feel like I offend humanity, and I apologize. I use it as a “go-to” to communicate my anger, sadness, happiness, and worst of all, TOILET humor. I feel like I need to find a better way to tell people how I feel, but the problem is, I am sophomoric and think swearing is absolutely hilarious. It spices up life and humanity, but it’s an issue that can be too much for some people.

I apologize and will try to clean up my language in the future.

Meanwhile, I will work on a drabble at some point in the future.

P.S. Blogger’s World will hear a lot from me today.

Xara Nahara O’Connor

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No Morning For Me

The sun demanded I get out of bed. I repudiated the idea vehemently.

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Oscar Wilde

I have a personal love for Oscar Wilde. He is a genius in every way. His way with words with an art that is unique to him and something I could only aspire to in my wildest dreams. His birth name is Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde, given to him by his parents William and Jane Wilde. He was a Libra who was born on October 16, 1854 in Dublin, Ireland. Oscar Wilde was an Irish playwright, novelist, and poet. He wrote The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, De Profundis, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and other works. The general theme of his work was that a lot of high society was not of much importance. He seemed to emphasize seeking pleasure and that joy was the purpose of life. He also showed that overindulgence can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle and can have terrible consequences. On November 30, 1900, he passed away in Paris, France from acute meningitis that followed an ear infection.

everything in moderation, including moderation

fashion is so ugly that we have to alter it every six months

Oscar Wilde - be yourself, everyone else is taken.

Xara Nahara O’Connor

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Book Review: Crazy

Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness
by: Pete Earley

In my not so professional opinion, the title of this book speaks to me on a very deep level. I was a psychology major in college, so I was deeply engrossed in Pete Earley’s journey to figuring out how exactly the mental health system works in this country. His son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and schizophrenia. Through his journey of trying to cope with his son’s mental illnesses, he discovered the true horror of being mentally ill in America. It is a travesty of how the mentally ill are treated in America; they go between jail and the mental hospital. I can agree with Pete Earley when I say I don’t know what is crazier, the mentally ill or the system in which they are forced to exist where they are not properly treated and shown any respect.

This book is non-fiction, but some of the names may be changed to protect the identities of the mentally ill in this book. I believe everyone should read this book because we need to see how unjust and unfair the mental health system truly is and how difficult it is to truly tackle this situation. And I hardly believe throwing high doses of medication solves the problem because the mentally ill then begin to lose hope and humanity.

Personally, I was shocked at the horrors of how these people are treated and felt very enlightened after I read Earley’s testimony of how his son and many others with his condition suffer in this country. I urge everyone to read this book to realize what is going on this country in terms of how people are maltreated.

(I apologize if I made this very short, but I do not have the time or emotional energy to go into detail of how touching this book was to me and how many tears I shed when I was reading this book. I also heard this man speak at Mount Union College in 2010 about this very book, and he, too, was as short as I am when he was giving a small book review of his own book, if you will. Also, sorry if I am running a bit late. I have just been CRAZY busy with work and also feeling very unmotivated due to my lack of energy/mild depression. Thank you for your patience, and please ask me for more information if you need be, and tell me of your opinions. I have not written a book review in like… five years, so forgive me if I am rusty.)

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Crashing The Pristine Waves

I have read the theme for this week’s blog posts, and I have come up with a bit of my own spin on it. But… it’s anything BUT pristine. It’s messy, sort of like my stream of conscious writing style. And in fact, I happen to clean it up for my audience so that they can understand what the hell I’m saying. If I were writing for me, then I would have words that would just come randomly in my mind at any order. But, that would be a bit too opposite day of what this blog’s theme is. Sorry, everyone.

I’m a rebel at heart, but I do it in an artistic way, a way that perhaps makes it so perfect after all. For example, on my weekends I do work, I am to show up at the early hour of 8 a.m., which I made as a personal rule that I do not actually GET OUT OF BED until then unless there are SERIOUS circumstances revolving around getting out of bed before 8 a.m. Needless to say, I usually end up getting there between 8:30 and 10 a.m., which my client doesn’t seem to mind unless he was an important family visit to go to on the weekend. In fact, as of late, he has been relieved to get a few hours of shut-eye before he has to get up and deal with other people. My company, however, is a bit frustrated with me about me showing up two hours late. Given a corporate stand-point, I completely understand, but on the same token, IT’S A WEEKEND. Who the hell really wants to get up at 8 a.m. on a Saturday or Sunday? I kind of raised my eyebrow when I first heard about the shift, but okay… I dealt with it and do try to show up as close to 8 a.m. as possible. And yes, there have been days when I was there at EXACTLY 8 a.m. Point is, my client notices that I am not a morning person and finds my rebelliousness unique. By the way, I work in home health care, which is why I can get away with this. At any other job, I’d totally be fired.

I also have a habit of crashing parties, and other conversations with witty yet relevant observations that they may not have thought of until I said something. I have a unique way of doing that, although I have gotten better about not giving my opinion unless someone asks. I’m sort of breaking that rule right now. Sorry, everyone.

In other words, I just wanted to say hi and that I missed you all. I’m in a strange mood right now, but these things happen. Everyone on here is an awesome writer and can blog better than I do. I sort of misuse my blog as a personal diary/place to write my poetry.

Xara Nahara O’Connor

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Holding My Baby In My Arms

He loves to be held. I hardly see him anymore, but when I do, I hold him. He is my boyfriend, and he is a cute Italian (50 percent) and Irish (25 percent) and English (25 percent) man who giggles a lot. He kisses me a lot, and he is so silly. I love him, and we wrestle when I come home from work. He does not like to be photographed. S.O.B.

I am rubbing his shoulder as he watches me type. He is my love, my bear, and the most wonderful thing this world has ever seen.

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So, I did get an award this year…

The Liebster Award that is! I am a happy “new” blogger, although I started back in 2011. I didn’t tag my entries before, which is why I hid for so long. Anyway, those are the first two things about my blog. The third thing is that I have a full entry about this award on http://xaranahara.wordpress.com. (4)My blog gets many comments now, and (5) it has many subscribers.

Thank you, @palfitness for nominating me for this award. I stole it. 🙂

Xara Nahara O’Connor

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Stickies Only Last For A Day.

I just wanted to know, everyone, if sticky posts only last for a day. Apparently, the guest posts are only around for a day. They can be a bother after a while, eh?

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Guest Post: Let’s Play

January 12, 2016:

Greetings, all of Blogger’s World! I humbly thank you all for inviting me to this blogcast. Are any of you good hosts that will offer me snacks? I’m always hungry and love to eat anything, especially chocolate. Oh, and if you have coffee and tea, I would like to have some of that as well. And maybe a little red wine would help, too. Sorry to be just a naggy guest, but I was wondering what kind of party this is, given that I usually crash parties and such. It’s what I do for a living. I’m a partier of sorts, but not in the sense that you think of. I more like small gatherings where we have deep conversations and eat deep chocolate. I more like small gatherings where music plays and where we can play video games, too. Those kind of gatherings. Too many noises and too many people make me panic. But I don’t think this party is like that. In fact, I think it is more of the kind of party that has hors d’overes (sorry, I’m not French, so I can’t spell that word very well. At least I don’t spell it or derves! Sheesh). It is the kind of party where the conversations are as deep as the Pacific Ocean and where clichés like the one I just used are almost inexcusable. Sorry, everyone. It is a pleasure to be here today, on this blogcast. I hope that I do not intrude too much and that I have amused all of the party hosts and the party guests.

Xara Nahara O’Connor

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An Update/Shout Out to my followers

Thank you, everyone, for following me. I appreciate each and every one of you as you read my material. You guys inspire me to continue onward. It is a great honor to read your material as well.

Also, I love the traffic my blog has gotten this year so far. In the ten days of 2016, it has been read more times than the other four years it has existed COMBINED.

Oh, and this blog has been around for FIVE years, as of January 6, 2016. Happy Birthday, xaranahara.wordpress.com.

Xara Nahara O’Connor