Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Vote Smart Merced...

With election time coming up I feel this is an appropriate subject to talk about.  There are many new faces running for City Council as well as for Mayor and I feel the need to caution you accordingly.  I think Merced is in a place where we need some serious change, however at the point that change comes with consequences, we must rethink.  I am very excited to say that there are many capable candidates running and wish them all the best of luck.  Now on to the voters, what do you see happening in Merced in the next 10 years? Do you see potential or are you just as frustrated as the next person? Think about these questions long and hard over the next few months and try to come up with a conclusion before you vote.  My personal opinion is that I will be voting for those who have a backbone.  Everyone who knows me probably has gotten the vibe that I will be running for City Council in the near future, and although this year is not my time to shine, I still hold this election close to my heart.  I think many people get caught up in the glamour of holding a position like this and truly forget why they should be running or why they were elected.  As voters it is our job to remind them.  We want change, we want level headed people who do not put themselves first but put their people first.  I think we need to break up the good ole boys club and actually take this serious.  We are not voting for ASB President's in High School, we are voting for the future of our city and if you have the nerve to complain about one ounce of it, you better vote or else you have no room to speak.  I have noticed after talking to quite a few people, a lot of members of this community feel the same way I do.  So what do you say? Lets try to make a change this year and take a positive step forward. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Uplifting NEWS!!

First off, have I really not posted anything since April??? Ahh! Well let me apologize, I took the summer off to enjoy my small bit of freedom from anything closely relating to school.  However, now I feel guilty that it has taken me so long to get back in the swing of things! Now on to my exciting news! For the first time in years I actually stayed in Merced to do my shopping! I know, you probably do not care about where I shop but I do! This morning I went to the mall and for the first time since I was a kid I did not leave disappointed.  (The only reason I did not leave disappointed as a kid is because I was easily amused with KB toys, which used to be where Work World is now.)  Anyways, I was so excited to see that Tilly's made it to our mall and for the whole duration of my shopping time I felt like I was no where near Merced.  I was shocked at how sweet and helpful all the staff was and how they went out of their way to get any size or style I needed.  This is HUGE for Merced.  I am so excited that finally we have a store with style and that is clean.  This is only one of the positive steps forward Merced is making.  My opinion is that if we encourage big chain stores to see the potential in Merced, this could only be the beginning.  I am completely positive about the future of Merced and I feel this is only the beginning.  I hope everyone supports Tilly's and Children's Place now located in the Merced Mall.  We need to support stores that are fairly priced and have people working for them that actually value their job and care.  Good job Tilly's! Now lets get more stores interested in Merced!