I’m Tired of Celebrities Claiming They Are Victims of Bullying

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Recently, two news stories caught my attention:

Snooki, from MTV’s Jersey Shore, claiming she is a victim of bullying.  And Farrah Abraham, of MTV’s Teen Mom and a more recent famous video outing, also claiming that she was bullied. 

Ladies, get a life.

“I was bullied in high school and I’m beyond bullied as an adult on television, but I refuse to let anyone bring me down because all they talk is nonsense,” Snooki says in the article from Starcasm.net. OK, maybe you were bullied in high school, Snooki. Lots of people, myself included, had instances of this and it is a growing problem of national concern. However, you were offered a fabulous opportunity as an adult— an opportunity to make a lot of money to go on television and act like a drunken idiot. You performed this role with flying colors.

On Twitter, Teen Mom Farrah Abraham has had an interesting stretch of time, recently saying, “Laughing at all the #WannaBeBullies today :)) #ThankYouHaters such #WannaB’s #GoCry ask someone for a hug if you can’t handle life :)”

This, after she slammed both Kim Kardashian and Charlie Sheen in recent weeks. The road runs both ways, my friend.

Celebrities are celebrities because they are in the public eye. Both Snooki and Farrah Abraham signed up for fame. Whether they like it or not, once the public has a perception of you, we will form opinions. Because people have opinions of you that you might not agree with, does not constitute bullying.

Snooki says she just wants to be a great mom, loving fiance and successful business woman. Well, go for it. Put your nose to the ground and make your dream happen. You already have a leg up, called fame, that most of us do not. But please don’t go around crying that you’ve been bullied when we have real teenage victims of bullying hanging themselves in closets across the country.

 

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Napa, Napa… Made me Nap. A.

Whoa, boy… did I have a fun time today…

Keep in mind that this blog is “About the Authors”… so we do talk about our daily lives. During our Encouragement Across America tour, we’re absolutely planning on documenting our travels— during school days and also during days off.

I do apologize in advance for those offended. But today, we went on a mini-tour of wine country in California.

A few sips of wine later, I have to thank our friend Margaret Shirley. She used to be a concierge at one of the wineries in this beautiful area, and today she pointed us in every right direction. We’re supposed to meet up with Margaret and her family later this week in her new home of Paso Robles, California. So I hope we can talk her into appearing in a video. Stay tuned.

For now… here is today’s video update:

Happy Sunday, everyone… this is going to be a fun and very different week with the video updates, because we finally have a few days off. But we will still keep you in the loop.

Nick

 

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“And what a lovely name: Reno!”

If you can finish that scene from the movie Sister Act, I’m sending you a postcard from our tour!

I’m serious. Leave the next line in the comments section below. And then email your address to petethepopcorn@gmail.com. I’ll mail you a postcard.

Reno. I didn’t know a darn thing about this city, aside from the fact that Sister Mary Clarence spent her days here as a lounge singer. Oh, what the heck, why not a quick video?

It’s one of my favorite movies. And several scenes take place in Reno. Forgive me.

Anyway, Reno has inexpensive hotel rooms. So guess where we stayed after driving from Pocatello? Yup!

We ran past the slot machines. Slept. And then took in the obligatory casino-town buffet for breakfast. All in all, it was awesome.

The point of this tour is to read to kids and teach them to encourage each other. This, we have done every single day. But we also want to see this beautiful country. And Reno is a place that is now on my RETURN TO list. I definitely want to come back!

After a needed sleep in Reno, it was off to Carson City for an afternoon reading of Pete the Popcorn. The kids at Fritsch Elementary were awesome and the Principal had to be one of our favorites! She was involved in the assembly, told us great things about her students and led us in the right direction of things to talk about with the kids. It is clear why the children behaved so well, with the excellent direction they receive from their teachers and Principal.

Here is the video from our day in Carson City:

As you can see, we also drove by Lake Tahoe. It was simply stunning. Add another on the list of places to return.

Writing this, I’m sitting in a Hampton Inn in Sacramento, California. Compared to some of the other drives of this trip, today’s was a piece of cake.

This weekend, we are off. And we’re also taking a little break early next week for some fun and exciting stuff.

But I’m most excited about visiting Napa Valley this weekend. It’ll be a quick, introductory trip just like the rest of this tour. But I’m busily scratching things off my bucket list that I didn’t even know were on my bucket list— and that’s a good thing.

Later,

Nick

 

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