Ok, I’ve got a couple things on my mind. First of all, when I went home for lunch, I saw a story on the national news… “Second grader is suspended for swearing at school.” Now I thought at first that this was really no ig deal and that students get suspended for that all the time. The more I listened to the story, the more I realized that the girl was suspended for saying “You will go to Hell if you sware to God,” after a classmate of hers said “I swear go God.”
Now when did we get this uptight and bitchy about something this small? I’m confused by this, because when I was growing up, I was taught in sunday school that as long as you are refering to the place, hell, you are not swearing. Swearing is when you refer to Hell as in “Oh, Hell” or simply “Go to Hell!”.
Granted this is a school in Pennsylvania, but still, informing another student of your beliefs should not be grounds for suspension. If that is the case, then most creative literature, philosophy and art-type (ones involving arts) classes should be banned from their high school. At least when I was in high school, a lot of my classes had a component where students were forced to express their beliefs and then defend them from public criticism.
Read more here.
That is just absurd…
As if the news couldn’t get any better…
A Math Teacher in Sacramento (that explains a lot) wrote an article entitled “A Modest Proposal” detailing why his high school should encorporate a sex room complete with padded floors and free condoms. He has noticed that students have a tendency to “suck face” in the hallways and he’s getting a little tired of it.
Granted this article was written in a sarcastic tone and really shouldn’t have been taken as heavily as it is, but a lot of people (students and parents alike) feel that was written in poor taste. They feel it should never have been written. I don’t understand what he was thinking writing this article for a student paper… Teachers can’t get away with that in most parts of the counrty, and I hope the same is true for california.
Read more about it here.
And Now for the End-of-the-Blog Rundown
Song of the Day – Proud Mary – Credence Clearwater Revival
Hero of the Day – Holly for bring over the UNO Attack last night at the Chino. Good times… hahahaha
Quote of the Day – “I like it because it’s not like PEACH! It’s just… a whisper of peach. Like the banana one’s BANANA!” – Me, Monday night describing the amount of flavor in the new milk shakes at Steak n Shake
The Not-So-Daily Update
Ok, so here’s the update of the past few days, for those of you who care…
We’ll start with yesterday since I don’t remember past tuesday…
My Wednesdays and Thursdays suck major balls… Wednesday started just like every other Wednesday…work from 8am to noon. This especially sucked because I didn’t get to bed Tuesday until 2:00, and woke up at 6 so I could eat, shower and such before work. After work was lunch bunch, then off to my HCI class. This class entertains me more and more each day. My prof, as you know, is from Canada, so he cracks subtle jokes all the time. Since I got to work with a couple of guys from Canada this summer down at COPE, I actually laugh at his jokes because I understand them. Some people who sit around me give me wierd looks…
Anyway, Erin and I went router shopping, definitely the highlight of my day. After I set up her router, I had to go do some massive amounts of homework. I got all but two questions done, two questions that are due friday at midnight. I’m in the clear there, but I have another assignment due Monday that is going to take a large portion of my time to complete.
Last night was the KKChino at my house, where we played this UNO Attack. It’s pretty fun, but I went insane. I don’t know what happened, but I just freaked out. It was good times for all. For those of you who don’t know what a KKChino is, it’s one night of the week where the brothers of Psi all get together and have a good ol’ time. As with our fraternity’s constitution, we are not permitted to drink while at an official function or while wearing letters, so there was no alcohol consumed by anyone. I wish I got some pictures of what went on, but I forgot that I had my camera on me… oh well… such is life…
Today pretty much sucked major ass… Class from 9:30 – 12:30, lunch, class from 2:30 – 6:35, dinner, work from 8 – midnight. Yea… no time for anything fun. I just want to go home, relax and sleep when the day is over…
I have two exams next week, so don’t look for me online too much. We also want to sign a lease early next week so that we can stop worrying about it. Next week is going to be hella busy for me, so call the celly if you want to talk to me.
Now for some more randomness.
Going to class early in the morning allows you to really focus on the sounds around you. Since I love spending time outdoors, I can concentrate in on some of the most minute sounds. I’ve been noticing that in the mornings, there is far less “city noise” than after 10:00 at night. I don’t quite understand this. You would think that we would be more active before the day begins, going to work, etc, but no. In reality we are more active at night. I think humans are becoming nocturnal animals…
That was totally random. But I’ve also noticed that the world in general is a lot louder than it was when I started college. Maybe it’s because i wasn’t paying any attention to what was going on around me while I was a freshman, but it’s probably that we are starting to live in a noisier culture. There are so many things to distract us from out daily chores, i.e. cell phones, walkmen, our vehicles… It’s really disheartening to me that the world is becoming so loud. We are not satisfied unless we are always hearing something.
ok, done with that.
That’s about all I got for right now, so I will post more when I feel like it.