New Blog

Due to recent events (namely me getting engaged!) I foresee a significant drop in my posts on KellTales. Not to worry. I plan to chronicle the crazy task that is planning Ray’s and my wedding on my new blog unveiled – one bride’s journey from engaged to “i do.” 

Please feel free to stop by, read, comment, suggest, advise, etc.

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Nearly Losing a Friend

Perusing the World Wide Web this evening, I stumbled upon a list of the 10 most common ways in which to commit suicide. And while I will not post that list or the link to this site, I do feel a need to write this.

A few years ago, a good friend of mine called me after having taken an exorbitant amount of sleeping pills. Living in a different state at the time, he was 2,000 miles away to from me or anyone I knew personally that could help him. For nearly an hour I pleaded with him to leave his room, tell someone what he had done, and get help before it was too late. In response, he continued nonsensical conversations with me and would periodically hang up on my urges for him to get help (at which point I would immediately call back and keep trying) Eventually, he stopped answering my calls. I quickly called another mutual friend to try to get in contact with him, not knowing if he was unable to answer or simply didn’t want to talk to me anymore. As it turned out, this other friend was able to finally convince him to leave his room at which point he was taken directly to the hospital and treated.

To this day, he has no recollection of the phone conversations we had while he was slipping away from sleeping pills. He knows, due to phone records that he called me that night, and has apologized for anything offensive he may have said (he didn’t say anything) but truly cannot remember ever having done anything. He has since lost a lot of friends because of this and other decisions he has made. Even I must admit I am not as close to him as I used to be.

My point in sharing this experience is to portray the harrowing event it truly is. I felt helpless to help my friend, and frustrated that he would so quickly be willing to give up and end his life. I am sure there are things and events I do not understand that influence people to even ponder suicide, but I beg of anyone even humoring the idea to PLEASE reconsider. Whether you realize it or not, there are people in the world who love and care about you. I do agree that life can suck sometimes, but do not let the negative things make you forget all the potential you have as a human being, as an individual. 

I know this is not the most eloquently written post, however, I hope I was still able to get my point across. Don’t sacrifice your future to a moment of self doubt.  You have spirit and potential beyond what you may know right now. Be patient and be strong. 

 

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Samaritans UK

Additionally, here are some numbers to call:

United States: 1-800-273-TALK (National Suicide Prevention Hotline)
United States (Spanish): 1-888-628-9454
United Kingdom: 08457 90 90 90 (Samaritans)
Republic of Ireland: 1850 60 90 90 (Samaritans)

Love Your Boobs

So I admit, this is sometimes a hard thing for me. I am on the small side of an A-cup, and will often find that certain styles of dresses and shirts will not fit me merely because I cannot fill out the bust. Yet I am determined to love myself for what I am naturally and be confident in the body I have. Plus, when it comes to running, being perky, and defying gravity in later years, being small is definitely an advantage. If that isn’t enough for me (or you if you also have smaller breasts or are just insecure about your boobs in general) here is an article that is sure to give an extra boost.

Let’s talk about breasts. Most guys love to, so why should I be any different? Like it or not, this anatomical accoutrement receives more than its fair share of attention from the male of the species. And while someone with a doctorate might be able to explain the underlying psychological motivation, the simple truth is that men love boobs.

“Duh,” you say, “Every woman knows of men’s almost obsessive surveillance of this particular part of the female topography. Tell me something I don’t know.” Okay, I will. Regardless of what you believe, men don’t just love big breasts. We love ‘em all: Large, small, medium, extra-large, firm, floppy, perky and pendulous. All boobs are welcome. And regardless of their size, the more we see of them the happier we are. Hence, we are ecstatic about the current padded, pushed-up, on-display style bras which go out of their way to showcase whatever you’ve got.
Now this is not to say that a man won’t be wowed by a particularly prominent set of boobs. To be truthful, most will – because larger objects tend to more easily catch our attention. Nonetheless, we are still almost fanatical in our affections for more modest endowments. And if we spy even the slightest hint of nipple, regardless of the fullness of flesh of the surrounding neighborhood, we’re happy as clams. It’s not unlike many women’s fascination with diamonds. Big ones catch your attention and may cause a chorus of “oohs” and “ahhs,” but a smaller-caratted cut of equal brilliance will still illicit its fair share of complements – since you have an enthusiastic appreciation of diamonds in general. But the similarity ends there, because even though your love of diamonds is only equaled by your disdain for cubic zirconia and other “fakes,” we feel no similar animosity toward breasts that aren’t 100 percent original equipment. Spruce ‘em up, plump ‘em out, enhance or condense ‘em, we’ll love those puppies as if they were just the way nature made ‘em. What can I say, when it comes to breasts, we’re very accommodating.

So what does all this mean? Simply put – regardless of what you have on your chest, men will be craning their necks to get a peek, or dare we dream – a grope. Such is the allure of your boobs. They are the mountains, hills or speed bumps at which we worship, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. So don’t spend a lot of time being concerned about what you have or haven’t got in the boob department. As far as we’re concerned, as long as they’re less-hairy than what we have, they’re sure to appeal to our simple tastes. And it is a bad pun, but nonetheless heartfelt, that on behalf of men everywhere, I say, “thanks for the mammaries.” 
David M. Matthews

V-card Auction. Going once, going twice, SOLD!

So I am sure many of you have seen this now, but it still baffles me that someone would do this. Okay, in a world maxed out with internet porn, celebrity sex tapes, and an endless supply of innuendo it definitely isn’t unbelievable, but still, I would like to talk with someone like this and understand the thought process behind using their body in such a way to make money. To each their own, I suppose. It just is something I would never do.

Online Virginity Auction Sparks Debate

AMNEWYORK  

 

By Natalie Dylan, amNewYork, New York

Jan. 15–Is it a hoax? A publicity stunt? Or just what it looks like: A 22-year-old woman auctioning off her virginity on the Internet.

In any case, the California woman — who goes by the pseudonym Natalie Dylan — has created an online sensation. She is the latest in a line of shocking online hawkers who are selling everything from organs to human eggs.

“It’s going too far, and it’ll go beyond that,” said Katherine Ramos, 35, of Harlem. “It all has to do with morality.”

Whether it’s the kidney or baby that went up for sale on eBay or the man who sold everything he owns for nearly $400,000, the online auction craze has produced some startling offers and responses. Dylan is not even the first woman to sell her virginity online.

Jeremy Saland, a Manhattan criminal defense attorney, said he has seen the Web used for a variety of dubious transactions.

“I have witnessed people selling things ranging from counterfeit money, fake passports and fraudulent diplomas to drugs, stolen electronics and even a tortoise that was an endangered species,” he said.

Though there is nothing novel about selling sex, Dylan’s brazen offer seems emblematic of an age in which virtually anything can be sold and buyers easily found.

“In the world of cyberspace, it’s very disembodied,” said David Salvage, a Manhattan psychologist. “This woman would not do this in her local community center.”

While the ethics of selling things like organs online can be debated, legally, there are clear rules: If a person sells or buys something on the Internet that is illegal in the jurisdiction they’re doing it from, they can be charged, Saland explained.

Dylan may have entered a legal gray area. She lives in San Diego, but says she will seal the deal at the Bunny Ranch, a legal brothel in Nevada.

“Assuming this woman is violating the laws of her jurisdiction and a man soliciting her is violating a law in his home state, they are both looking for trouble,” Saland said.

Dylan says she has received more than 10,000 responses to her offer since September, when the auction began, the highest coming in at $3.7 million.

Francisco Gonzalez, 26, of Queens, said he has no problem with what Dylan is doing. In fact, he called her a “good businesswoman.”

“She’s just being smart,” Gonzalez said. “Nowadays, kids are giving it up for nothing.”

Emily Ngo contributed to this story.

Giving it up for NOTHING?! How about LOVE???

Love Hurts

It is almost two weeks until Valentine’s Day and I can already foresee another holiday that reminds me of my permanent residency in singleton. I truly have never been one to dislike the holiday, but with no “special someone” and even my best friend at the far end of another state, it just feels as if it may be a little lonely this year.

Oh well. At least I have this video to remind me that I am not the only one. And what’s more? It can be a great excuse to get a little tipsy.  Haha!

Love Hurts Video