Where you go and what you do is an extension of your personality.
“I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.”
Curiosity can push us beyond our beliefs, but what if sometimes our beliefs are stubborn, what then?
During a conversation with my roommate over dinner, when she asked me how my life was, I replied along the lines of academic work, the usual. Then when I remembered and told her an interesting event that had happened to me last week: my English professor asking me if I ever thought of wanting to be a writing assistant for a class in the future, and I made a comment out loud saying that I was shocked and surprised myself. The latter action did not cover up what I sensed (if it was me on the receiving end), a response eliciting congratulations but rather, possibly jealousy since her response wasn’t exactly “good for you”. So from what had happened, I came to maybe a oversimplified conclusion that when people don’t have events occurring in their life that can be equally congratulated, or wished well on both ends, I guess those are the people you have to look out for.. cause I only have a few that can wish me well when I tell them of such news and I’m grateful for those that support me, in a way. From the way I see it, can only be black and white, support or don’t support. If it’s in between, isn’t that just plain two-facing? There was also another series of events that I can go on to talk that is similar to and can be related to my conclusion.. but maybe some other time when my headache subsides and work lessens..
Contemplating about the long week ahead. A microecon midterm coming up in addition to two days in a row for essay revision. And 130 pages of reading due tomorrow. Still got to get a replacement social security card.. After this week is a three day weekend, going back home finally. Really need a break to watch whatever I want and just slug around, be lazy. Currently reading Sweet Thursday, the 130 pages due tomorrow is for a reading group. Which leads me to why I took time out to blog/rant. Doc, a character from the book contemplates about his life after coming back from the military. The two words that stands out for me is wonder & impatience. They describe what I feel sometimes.. Wondering about how things would be different if I did something another way & impatience because I sometimes just want to be done with homework and not let it control my life, restricting the freedom I should have as a youngster to do anything.
Friend sent me this post about a t-shirt, thought the story behind it was super funny
Does the inertia of a body depend on its fructose-content?
It’s a simple equation, people. But apparently 68% of you can’t figure it out. So let’s try again from the top. E=mc², where E is your fat butt, M is the amount of calories you’re taking in, and C is the square root of the hours you spend in front of a screen of some kind. Mmmkay? Now-
“I don’t appreciate you perpetuating unattainable body image ideals onto me. This is discriminatory.”
Franklin, you misunderstand. I’m not saying you can’t be beautiful. I’m not saying you’re less of a person if you’re fat. I’m saying you’re committing a very slow suicide and if you WANT a high quality of life, if you WANT to live long and be healthy, you need to change some habits.
“But I don’t think a diet is a high quality of life for me personally.”
You’re probably thinking of fad diets like Atkins or some other similar nonsense. No, I mean a “diet” as in “knowing what you are shoveling into your cake hole.” If you WANT to eat a sleeve of Thin Mints, fine. But just know that you’re packing on more calories and saturated fat than you could physically burn in a day. People aren’t supposed to idly nibble on sugar all day, Franklin. You can eat it, but make it a reward or an occasional snack. Don’t start your day with a bowl full of Froot Loops and expect to feel good later.
“But Mr. Laneau?”
“I don’t care.”
You don’t care about what?
“About living longer and feeling ‘better,’ whatever that means. You can’t say for certain I would feel any better than I do right now sucking down this Pepsi. And I feel like what you’re doing here and now is preaching Socialism.”
So attempting to help you lead a healthier, longer-lasting life makes me a godless Socialist?
Do you even know what that word means?
“I know that the people on TV say it’s bad.”
Wear this shirt: While recording your thoughts for posterity.
Don’t wear this shirt: While working on your project in Manhattan.
This shirt tells the world: “I have no problem converting energy into mass. Hand me those Oreos.”
We call this color: Square of the Asphaltean norm
Before I have tried to blog but somehow didn’t manage to do it daily or weekly or monthly.. and came to a stop. There’s so many good things that I can do with a blog, to retell my experiences and reflect upon them, learn and move on from them. And to improve my writing and expression of thoughts which will help with my communication skills. It will be a place that I hope to go to in order to help me grow as a person.
I’ll just jump-start into this world today.
For instance there have been lots of events happening around me. Yesterday & today, I’ve been wanting to start one again since last summer. Since I’m writing an essay right now, and is stuck, why not start a blog now and write so that maybe I’ll get out of my writer’s block.
Here’s a brief list of what happened today:
- I applied for a job today
- I heard from my roommate that my other roommate used something of mine: eternet cable, but I didn’t give permission to the other roommate to use it. It may seem like something small, but what if this happens again? I would most definitely don’t appreciate or want that.
- A “friend” of mine was so rude. She told me that she will tell me something later, but that meant that I had to eavesdrop in her conversation towards another girl (since she was facing the other girl), like I wasn’t even there. In addition, when discussing plans for the weekend with the other girl, she didn’t even think of including me when I was just sitting next to the other girl. Rude much?
Tomorrow will be another day, hopefully it’ll be better than today.