Today I was watching the news with my aunt and my uncle, and Bill Clinton was in Rwanda being interviewed about why he visits there as often as he does and if he feels guilty that he didn't respond to the horrible genocide that was occurring in the country at the time, and I had just recently watched John's and Hank's videos on the subject and was proud that I wasn't ignorant of the event.
While preventing ignorance is a great thing, it is another thing to have to try and…
Listen, Jena, I know I’ve gone on about Charles Dickens a bit this month, but it’s Christmas time, and no writer helps us define and celebrate the season like Dickens. So here are six interesting facts about his miniature masterpiece, A Christmas Carol.
Dickens wrote the book in just two months (October and November, 1843).
The first printing of 6,000 copies sold out in days.
Within six weeks of its publication on December 19, 1843,…
I figured this would tie in well with my last MV post, which was about the Pastorial Office. Long story short, I got conned into taking a 12th grade Catholic religion class instead of a spare via The Friend Card. Knowing that the teacher, Holy Man, was a Catholic extremist ("a woman's place is in the home", "everyone but the Catholics have the gates of Hell open and waiting for them" kind of guy), I decided right from the start that I wasn't going to take it seriously. The first…
Here's a thing that irks me: People who think that all teenagers are FAR too inexperienced and haven't developed enough judgement to fall in love. While this is very true for several teenagers, it is so far from the truth with others it's laughable. How can you possibly know what you're talking about unless you've experienced it? Well, that's the question that I want to ask. Show me your points, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that no teenager could ever legitimately fall in love.
I just had the most aggravating encounter with an old fellow at King Soopers. The old man in question was bagging my groceries. As usual, I had brought cloth bags. Two. Maybe I should have brought more. Because before the bags
were even filled to the top, the man started putting items into a
plastic bag. My automatic response was "It's okay, you can stuff them
in the cloth bags. I don't mind if they're heavy."…
I know this is long, but meh... My powers of circumlocution are impeccable.
I'm a patriot and believer in the Platonic forms of our Constitution and government, meaning there are theoretical ideals towards which we should strive, but which we will never be able to reach because of the imperfection(s) of humanity and this world we live in- as soon as people get physically involved, both get corrupted and lose some of that beauty and Goodness. I believe participation is… Continue
I hear so many stupid things being reported as "news" - and I'm not media-bashing, here, I'm talking about people in forums, being interviewed on NPR, in blogs... people get a fleeting impression, it fits with their idea of how it must be, and then before… Continue
Punish me if you will, my mysterious blog-stalkers (haha). It appears that I'm about four days late on my blog updating.
In my defense, I've been incredibly busy. By busy, I mean busy softball-ing. All week. And all this weekend. Major tournament. Which is going rather well. We play in the championship tomorrow, and I'll be playing first base. I also hit a double to left today. *Happy dance*
Recently I received a "critique" on the first chapter of my book (which is posted… Continue
I have about forty minutes to kill before a Renaissance Faire rehearsal, and I figure that if I babble a bit in here, it will be less of an excuse to fart around on the computer when said rehearsal is over-- I have much too much to do in terms of homework to allow anything to distract me. But, alas, I'm the kind of person that needs more than forty minutes to work or else I can't motivate myself. It isn't as if I can't do anything in forty minutes or less, per say, but more so that if I know… Continue
My friend Georgia Indigo & I are sitting next to each other on our respective MacBooks instant messaging each other & watching our i.m.s pop on the other's screens. I'm almost afraid this erases my flawless report card... because this may be the most ignorant thing two people can do with their time.
Georgia Indigo: lol
Georgia Indigo: jk jk
Georgia Indigo: lol
Georgia Indigo: jk jk'
Georgia Indigo: asogndcvx
Georgia Indigo: i like
Georgia Indigo:… Continue
I have been going through a lot of stuff because of my low socio-economic status lately. I'm not going home for my spring break because my family can't afford it. I can't go to an event my fellow senior senators are planning because I can't afford it (or if I did go, I'd just sit there as they all bought stuff). I can't afford to go to Amanda's wedding because I would have to fly to it in the middle of my finals PLUS get a dress and all that stuff. And a lot of small things on campus that keep… Continue
Added by Gabrielle on February 25, 2008 at 12:30am —