Thursday, April 26, 2012

High Risk, High Reward

I'm busy, I'm tired, I'm worn out. I pack my life with events because that's how I like it. I think I have high anxiety. Waiting is going to make me have a heart attack someday. I have a harder time waiting than I would making a speech to a million people.

I love my job. Going to work every day is refreshing. I don't mind the commute and sitting in rush hour traffic. It's my time to think even thought I'm still DOING. I like accomplishing things, being productive, making a difference.

School is hard. I have ultimate senioritis. I feel like I've passed the peak of my education. Who knows what will be useful in the future is what keeps me interested. I have 7 months until I'm done with school. The sad thing is I'll probably go on for higher education. HA! ugh.

I want warm weather. This high of 50 crap is not helping my stress. I tan for the pure pleasure of warmth, although I know the horrible effects. I bask in my car when it has been in the sun and super hot inside. Although that hasn't really happened yet this year. I still sleep with my heated blanket on not because it's THAT cold, but I just want to be that much warmer.

I've been on a big art kick lately. Drawing/painting, being crafty, whatever. Not sure why, but I'll go with it.

I want a new car. I got into my first..."accident". Kind of not really. Some guy didn't use his blinker or check his blind spot and cut me off. My drivers side blinker cover was destroyed and the fender was bent a bit. Annoying.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

GET ANGRY PEOPLE!

Your anger motivates me. It encourages me and invokes thoughtful conversations and intelligent research. It opens my eyes. Okay, I don't REALLY like anger, so what am I talking about?! I read a VERY interesting article and I, as a writer, want to share my thoughts. I'd advise you read How to Disagree before continuing so you can somewhat similarly share my train of thought.

Three years ago my brother and I wrote a book, What Gen Y Wants You to Know, in which we addressed many aspects about our generation. One heavily visited topic was the internet. I quote from the mouth of my brother, "...it's easy to say things online that you would never say to someone face to face." I thought was interesting because the article I just read literally said this same thing. If you haven't/don't want to read the article, the author addressed that we have transitioned into the age of online thinking in which writers no longer just write, and people read, but writers write and readers become involved in the topic. Asking questions, posing arguments, sharing deeper thoughts, and aspects. First, I completely agree. Each time I post a blog article, I share it on Facebook and within days/hours my friends "like" my link or share their comments. I wasn't writing to get feedback, but what did I expect? Anything less? Probably not.

The author of "How to Disagree" then goes into sorting and classifying types of disagreement. They are somewhat funny connections, but I'm not all that into it. I think that there is a large part of the population that makes snide, unintellectual responses to many topics, but many people can make good arguments as well.

I guess I just always find it interesting learning how society and the world changes with time. In a way that makes me interested in history. I hope you find this post interesting as well and are encouraged to leave your opinions :)

I'll talk more later.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Europe

Can someone tell me why the number of page views on my blog post, specifically Californication sky rocketed in the past week with viewers from Europe? I had over 60 people view this post within a couple days mainly from Europe. It was a post written almost a year ago and was not one of my finer posts....I'm confused!