Saturday, May 30, 2009

I can't get into everything going on here right now, but I thought an update might be called for, so here goes:
1. I got to go back to the big FOB and hang out w/ a friend of mine from USNA...that was nice.
2. I had a soldier re-deploy early to join the USMA class of 2013. I'm pretty proud of her and wish her luck (if you know me personally and want to send her care packages and whatnot, let me know and I'll give you her mailing address).
3. work is picking up, which is good
4. I may get my passport in time to go to Tanzania
5. I made two not-so-big but still bad mis-steps work-wise which I will have to work fairly hard at overcoming. Live in learn I guess.

Five more months or so before I can resume writing regularly again.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

prop 8 reaction

Just my initial reaction to everything I've read this morning...but if I read about how the ruling was "really" pro-gay because it reserves civil unions which are "really just like marriage anyway" I say put up all the secondary water-fountains and entrances for the coloreds again because separate really is the new equal.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


So, apparently the President may nominate someone to the Supreme Court next week. Also, California's Supreme Court will rule on Prop 8. Does anyone else think this could go poorly? If, which I doubt, California's Court strikes down Prop 8, conservatives across the country will rally around "judicial activism" and make what should be an easy confirmation an ugly partisan battle.

Also, six months left...then I will resume posting more regularly.

Friday, May 15, 2009

I've been very introspective lately. I think it stems from a few random happenings that all seem to be echoing one another. At least four or five people have asked me about high school and who I was back then...others have asked my age...and others what I plan on for the future. Those things combined create quite the mess in my head as each of them presents one thing or another that I can sit around pondering for hours to no avail.

I have always been an outlier--the oft mentioned square peg. I would go into all the various ways in which I am rounded where others square and black when they are white, but for anyone who knows me, they are obvious enough. The point, however, is that I've never quite felt comfortable around anyone. I am rather awkward (as my little sister will attest), and have self esteem which is in negative correlation to my outward arrogance. When it comes to dating, the one thing that I find most attractive (someone who is intellectually intimidating) is also the one thing that makes me begin to sound like an idiot.

I think I had a point somewhere up above but alas, I've been sidetracked. odd as this is to type as I sat down here to share for once at a loss for words to describe how I feel right now.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

So, the big news I read this morning is that the Mormons may have posthumously baptized Barak Obama's Mom. deal. If you're not Mormon, it means some people put on silly clothes and did a little ceremony that you don't believe in. If you are Mormon, it means you offered someone a chance at eternal bliss and happiness (or something of that nature) that she otherwise wouldn't have had. Why does it matter? It doesn't. It's a bunch of BS. What the Catholics do in their church, or the Mormons in theirs, or the Zoroastrians in theirs, so long as it doesn't hurt someone else means nothing to those who aren't Catholic or Mormon or Zoroastian. Does anyone else think this era of completely unnecessary...I don't even know the word for it...offense? is going to end soon? It's like people are trying to be out-offended by other people. Just lay off...that's my opinion.