The Aiming Low Inner Sanctum

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So this is the place!  The Aiming Low inner sanctum.  I’ve always wondered what it was like in here. I’ve been looking through the windows from the Guest Post room. Longingly. Hang on a moment while I have a look around. Wow…they’ve got snacks in here. Hershey’s from NonCon…I’ll just stuff these peanut butter cups [...]

4 School Dance Pro Tips

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Oh, the drama of the school dance. The highs, the lows, THE PRESSURE. Trust me on this…it ain’t no big thing. Myth 1.  I only get ONE PROM, so it has to be P E R F E C T You don’t have go all Promzilla with crazy expectations and tremendous expense. Aside from the [...]

An Open Letter To Taylor Swift

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Dear Taylor Swift, Hi. I’m just going to come out and say it. I love you. I love your music. I love your style. And I don’t care what anyone else thinks. I think you’re awesome. This 31-year-old stay-at-home mom can’t help but sing along to your catchy tunes while my girls dance around the [...]

My Name is Robin Plemmons & This is a Vlog.

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Hello! I’m Robin Plemmons & this is the start of a beautiful thing. I will be vlogging here at Aiming Low every week & bringing all sorts of video nonsense to your screen. This one is an edited compilation of my many failed attempts of introducing myself, along with little snippets of me dancing deliriously [...]

A Christmas Tradition That Won’t Sap Me of My Very Lifeblood

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Does the Christmas spirit of others make you want to lie in bed all day long?

Working Hard or Hardly Working?

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This is the homework my six year old son came home with yesterday. To some, it’s pretty innocuous, right? You’ve got a turtle busting his shell carrying a load of rocks on the left. To the right, witness a happy-go-lucky cricket frolicking about the countryside fiddling around, raising the veritable middle finger to all things [...]

Let’s Just Be Friends, Mmmkay?

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From the buzz I’ve been hearing, people have some fairly cut and dry opinions of Taylor Swift’s song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” It’s either a song people love, a song people love to hate, or a song people hate to love. I am one who happens to love the song. No matter [...]

You Don’t Have to Choose Between Beauty and Brains

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Everyday it feels like I’m fighting an unseen battle with a world that keeps trying to tell me, “You’re not enough.” Between E! trying to convince me I need Kim Kardashian’s curves and scripted reality shows attempting to sell me real… the media makes it oh-so easy to tune out of yourself and into somebody else. Somebody else. I’m an [...]

Grow Up and Be a Child

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The Bible speaks of putting away childish things when you become an adult. Essentially, it says that when you become an adult, you should act like it. I do agree with that and I’m not one to dis the good book (although I do take issue with the way some people interpret it), but sometimes [...]

MU Teen: Never Changing Who I Am

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There’s something incredibly empowering knowing that you’ll never change who you are, no matter what anyone thinks. You are beautiful. Exactly how you are. And sometimes it’s hard to see that. Mirrors don’t help; they only show us our (perceived) flaws. The way that I am is good enough is something I’ve been trying to [...]

7 Songs Too Awesome (or Terrible) to be Covered

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Some famous guy said that anything worth saying/written/inventing had already been said/written/invented. I think it was Oscar Wilde. Or Freddie Mercury. Whatever. Someone fabulous. Speaking of Freddie Mercury, anything worth singing has already been sung, too. I just don’t know how to break it to these kids today, but it’s just that most of those [...]

Edge of (One Hundred and) Seventeen

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I think my coolness quotient is slipping. I was never what you would call one of the really cool kids.  I wasn’t a cheerleader or anything like that.  But I was sort of cool, and once I got away from high school I think my coolness quotient increased quite a bit. I listened to cool music.  I wore cool(ish) clothes.  I smoked Marlboro [...]