Well classes are back in and due to lack of available options that interested me, I am forced to take an introductory political science class. Now those that know me will know I am not very politically inclined and my knowledge base is limited to huge events and the most general knowledge concerns those large events. So to my dismay I have a prof. that requires much explanation to the significance of various ways that the exertion of power has worked or brought upon the destruction of a power system. I am going to go and see him and discuss my best options for successfully passing his course. Luck be with me however that he is an excellent lecturer, he is funny and interesting in his content, it is a testament to this that I paid attention and enjoyed his lecture of political history, did I know half of what he was talking about, well no but It interested me which is saying something. My anthropology class this term is different to say the least, well different for me anyway. It’s the first class where I actually have to take notes from the lecture, not a ppt or keynote, luck be with me again though the prof. is clear and to the point of what he’s talking about. You certainly will not miss his points, and he also is quite funny which definitely makes the class enjoyable. It is an intro. to sociocultural anthropology which was one of my choices for a required section,and it certainly seemed to be more enjoyable than the simply soc. class I had originally registered for, I didn’t enjoy the prof. for that one in a single class and didn’t want a full year of her. So I switched and I feel it is the better choice for me. Economics just might kill me though, the prof. speaks with a heavy Indian accent that takes me about half the class to get used to each time and he thinks he’s funny but he’s really not, lol. Plus in all honesty economics has never really been on my list of interesting things to pursue but I need to take it plus at least one more so…….. Rock and a hard place.
I’ve also gotten quite lucky in textbook choices, unfortunately not in the budget category, actually that’s not really true. I had two expensive ones, a mid price & the others aren’t truly textbooks at all so they’re not too badly priced at all, and I was able to get some used copies which was even cheaper but one has so much highlighting I wonder if that person simply memorized everything. Highlighting really irritates me & I have to remember to check them all the way through before buying used copies. Tangent aside, they are fairly interesting for the most part. From Gulag to the Killing Fields is disturbing but amazing, and Once you get past the pretty damn boring preface and prologue to Guns, Germs and Steel it gets interesting and full of experiences. My 2nd year geography book is intense and overloaded on information that isn’t totally necessary but I love it for the detail in what the prof. is looking for.
So since I personally think I’ve talked enough about that I’ll move on to something totally off that topic.
This is about boundaries people. Everyone is entitled to their choices in life, and though we may not agree with them all (really who can) we have to accept those choices even if we can’t respect them. My husband’s side of the family just recently had an incident in which someone took it upon themselves to tag wedding photographs on facebook with the bride’s biological father’s profile. This is a man who abandoned his wife and children with no regard, turned around and walked away. This many years later (maybe 20, not truly certain) he has no right to this curiosity. The years for getting to know your children were while they were growing up not now that they are adults. I actually had this same thing happen to me last year. My biological father left when I was a baby, never wanted anything to do with me and never tried. That is until the summer of 2010. I was home visiting and was staying at my grandmother’s home, low and behold some relation or other of his lives directly next door to my grandmother, and as they often were out on the deck smoking or what have you, whenever we went out to the patio they were usually out there as well. Well apparently he got a little curious some time later during the year, and had an acquaintance do the same thing and tag a few of my wedding pictures with him. Well needless to say I also got more than a little upset, especially when it was followed by a friend request. Really, are you fucking serious buddy?!? After I chewed out the tagger on his wall where the sperm donor could fully see it as well as all 2000+ FB friends, I blocked the friend request and all available options to try to contact me which were pretty slim due to another previous issue with someone else. Basically that whole rant comes down to this. You always have choices to make, but there are some choices you make that you may not be allowed to take back so think very carefully about what you choose to do with your lives. If you make the choice to make, birth, and raise a child, stick to that. If you decide to leave your child for whatever reason you seem to feel is a good reason remember that the choice to become involved may never be granted to you again & choose your final decision wisely. That being said, (also about a week later I am finally finishing is post) I just recently found out I have another half sister. Crazy stuff I tell ya, perhaps he just likes to throw his boy juices out there and if they land anywhere close to you you’ll have a new baby in 9ish months. Makes me sick!
I recently read an article about a Canadian man who has been living in the U.S. for the majority of his life and was recently deported back to N.B. after some ‘minor’ legal issues. I started off feeling a bit sorry for him, but then he started going on about how he would have died for that country and none of his crimes were really that bad & that coming back to Canada is the end of his life (Seriously) and I lost all sympathy for him after that. Turns out his ‘minor’ crimes were driving while under the influence & some assault charges. So my question to him would be “If you were so willing to die for that country, why would you endanger the lives of your fellow country men by driving drunk, not everyone can be as patriotic to their country as you are”. I don’t find drunk driving to be a minor offense, I think those that drive drunk are fucking idiots that deserve to dump their vehicle in the lake and be left there to rot, although as an Environmental major I would pull the car out though 😛 I am honestly sick to death of people that take no regard for anyone else’s lives besides their own, there are close to 7 billion people on this Earth, we need to look out for ourselves for damn sure, but you need to watch out for others as well. Here’s the article link in case anyone else feels like reading it.
So in honour of returning to school reading here is a book I had to read in the fifth grade. I loved and still to this day love this book. I wish I could find the project that I think it was Amy and I that did it together on it, I’d love to see it again and enjoy the innocence of adolescent book love.
In fact the next Chapters visit I think I will search this book out, it’s at most a 45 minute read and I’d love to re-visit that experience again.
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