I feel so guilty because I just bought Lady Gaga’s Album The Fame from Amazon. I know it’s not great music but I just sucked in by the club nature of the music and nice beats. It makes me want to bob my head every time, I’m not sure why but it just does. Maybe this will just turn into one of those I bought it, listened to it a few times and then it gets old situations; like Britney Spears back when she was any good. But we shall see, I feel like I need to go buy a Metallica album to counterbalance this. Just another excuse to buy more music.
– Story about how ignorance has become a way of life in America, and how apparently it is acceptable in today’s culture
– Story about Obama freezing some federal employee’s salaries for the sake of showing an example, also interesting is that it explains some pretty extensive post-presidential benefits that Bush will get
*Trying out a new add-on for firefox called Deepest Sender, which allows me to post to wordpress. So far so good but no tag support?!?!*
New Podcast to watch if you’re interested in video games at all. This is the group from 1up.com that got layed off and are trying to start up their own company. Here is there official podcast website. http://area5.tv/ Named after the fifth level in Rez, the story is inspiring so give em your ear, and eyes.
Because I am home for the holidays and have a lot of time on my hands I have been playing lots of games. Everything from Left 4 Dead and Team Fortress 2 on the PC to SOCOM: Confrontation and Little Big Planet on the PS3. I have been trying to cram as much gaming in a humanly possible because I haven’t been playing nearly as much as I used to since I was busy over the break. But anyways gaming habits aside the holidays bring up a very important topic, family. I believe that it is very important to keep your family close even though you may not always enjoy their company, you will always be assured that you have someone willing to listen or talk to. I’ve realized in my time away for my first semester at college that even the many little things are what make home special. being able to walk around in a house and sit down in a chair that isn’t your bed or at your desk is very nice. Having the space to relax is very important, and for me my own space. Even though colleges are much better than they used to be with plenty of things to do and plenty of space and accommodations to make everyone feel at home, there is still no way to give everyone that sense of privacy and comfort that you get from your own home. And this fact makes holiday breaks so much sweeter. Being able to sit on the couch and read in peace without having practical jokes, loud music, and roommates bothering you is a huge boon. The one thing that I do truly regret though is that I wasn’t fully able to appreciate this during High School because I was so busy, I was in and out every day. No time to appreciate the small things. Maybe thats what makes College that much better? High School being such a burden on you that College is a huge change of pace.
So anyways enough rambling, have a happy holiday be that Christmas, Hanuka, Kwanzaa or whatever you celebrate.
For those that want to keep it politically correct: merry chrismahanakwanzaka
PS. Word press 2.7 the update seems pretty cool, a bunch of stuff changed, so we will see how cool it ends up being.
I’m still thinking about relativity and how it explains just about everything. I mean having a different point of view is your own because of your own personal experiences and those are relative to everyone elses. Also different moral standards or status quo’s are all relative because of the different environments people grow up in. Some people grow up very poor and therefor become pack rats no matter how well off they are later in life, while people who grow up well off are usually more wasteful because they assume that there will always be more around the corner. I’m not exactly sure what I would classify my self as because I grew up fairly well off but because I have realized this my tendency is to conserve as much as I can because I am not a wasteful person at all. It kills me seeing people speed off from stop signs or use more paper napkins when they don’t need too. Maybe this is just my green side kicking in or maybe I’m just partly OCD or something, who knows… The one thing I do know is that we have to change our attitudes about how we think about our limited resources because one day they will run out, if we like it or not. And the only real alternative is to look elsewhere, and that elsewhere is space, the final frontier.