Mmm...my mp3 player came yesterday. It was free with the purchase of my computer and its so cute. It's the world's smallest (at time of print) mp3 player and only holds 64MB worth, so about 15 songs. But it doubles as a memory key -- something you plug into your USB port and acts like a mini hard drive. I already have a 16MB one of those. They're neat; I highly reccomend them.
In other news, I got my Italian textbook and workbook for college. I can't wait. I want to become fluent in Spanish (I have the ability to test out of 10 credits, woot!) and Italian. Possibly French too, but at a later time.
Today, the 23rd of August, civil rights leaders from all walks of life are convening on the steps in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Leaders are standing very much near where Martin Luther King Jr. stood almost 40 years ago. And these leaders are pushing for greater civil rights for everyone, black or arab, gay or straight, christian or jewish.
Martin Luther King Jr. III spoke earlier today and repeatedly mentioned a Beloved Nation, a nation where discrimination is null and void. A beautiful Beloved Nation.
An historic moment. Let's hope this sets off a civil rights avalanche of unimaginable proportions.
Hey guys. It has been been a while since I last updated, so here I go.
As far as this whole marriage thing goes, I think it's absolutely shitty for the president-select of America to speak of his beliefs and will when really he is honor-bound to represent the People's will.
Also, why are some people so ardently against giving homosexual couples the right to marry but are more willing to give homosexual couples the legal and financial rights of marriage? It would be as if they (heterocentrists) are reserving bouquets for themselves while allowing homosexual couples to just have a bundle of flowers. What's the difference? The name. But, after all, what's in a name?
Well...not in the way you might be imagining. It turns out one tooth of mine is royal. It's getting a crown. Blah.
In other news, my computer for college just came and I stayed up til 3 in the morning playing with it. Its a Dell 2.66 GHz piece of fabulosity.
I haven't posted in a hell of a long time. Three weeks in Europe, ten days in Colorado and the new Harry Potter have all ganged up on me and forced me to retreat from Oasis.
Europe was fabulous. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Sans my grandma who took me; she drove me crazy.
Colorado was fun and awe-inspiring. A little too hot for my tastes. 100
hey guys! its adbak here. im in italy right now! woohoo!
sorry, but i am not used to italian keyboards, so i am not used to pushing shift, so there will be no caps, and i cannot find the apostraphe button, so no apostraphes either. bear with me.
italy is such a beautiful place. i will show you the pics when i get back so that yall can see them.
here in italy there are men with speedos and the bodies to fit them.
Since I last blogged, I have done many things. The one thing I'm most proud of is that I GRADUATED! WAHOO! Walking across the stage was the most euphoric time I remember. But it's not all peaches & cream. Though I've been liberated from high school, I've also been torn out of my habituum, the rut I made deeper and deeper for four years. Those four years dragged on in the beginning, but boy oh boy did they fly near the end. It'll tax me to adjust to a schedule that varies (college) rather than one that is the same every weekday (high school). I'll miss the friends I've made, the acquaintances I enjoyed talking to, and all the teachers that have left their indellible mark on me.
Indy Pride is happening the 14th of June. I leave for Italy the 12th of June. Damn. I can't wait to learn how to make ricotta cheese in Italy, see the scenery in Austria. Mmm.
Neither can I wait to graduate! I only have to go to school four more times! And one of those is a half day! And I get to skip 5 of my finals! Woot to the nth power!
Work is a bitch, though. I worked 36 hours last week. I need the money. But the management like me, so it's all good. And today this one lady gave me a card saying:
Last night I was debating whether or not to bake all of the cookies I could for my GSA's bake sale. I didn't think that many people would come to the bake sale so I didn't want any cookies to go to waste, but I was also thinking that we could just eat the leftover cookies if I baked them all. I ended up making all that I could and packaged them two to a baggie and settled on selling them for 50 cents. At the bake sale I found a horde of people gathered around the table where the sweets were.
I just saw "The Matrix: Reloaded" and I must say it was killer. The action scenes were awesome but the plot seemed like it was set on the backburner. For now at least. It's really the first part of a bigger movie; the second ("The Matrix: Revolutions") is due out in October I think. And I'll hopefully get some closure then.
Since I last left off, I attended Prom which was more fun than I thought it would be. Although the theme was "Springtime in Paris", there was very little Parisian references except for some pictures projected on screens and an ice sculpture of the Eiffel Tower. But that was fine by me since I got the Parisian in me by watching Am�lie beforehand. Post-prom was at a bowling alley and was fun as well. I bowled a 184 on my first game and steadily regressed from that point on. And I feel like I severely bruised my left thumb.
Wow. To think that in one month I will have taken the first major step towards experiencing Real Life. Once one short month is over I will walk a simple 30 feet across the stage, starting out as a senior in high school and ending as a freshman-to-be at Indiana University. It will be both a happy and sad time. It will stretch the limits of my joy and sorrow. Emotions seemingly the antithesis of the other existing simultaneously.
More than just keeping you guys updated on my goingson, I'm writing this blog so as to keep some kind of posting habit and provide myself with not only an ear to talk to but also as an opportunity to view my life in text and lastly to pick up any typo's (be they in this blog or in my life (metaphorically speaking)).
I got interviewed for the yearbook. I'm gonna be in the yearbook! Page 249! In a school of 3500, you're going to have more than 249 pages in your yearbook.