Now More Happier.

4.30.2004

TG-motherfucking-IF.

I'm so glad this week is over, now I have a couple days to enjoy myself before SoLs. The only one I'm even sort of worried about is the Chemistry one, because we haven't learned some of what might be on it...which would suck a lot. Everything else should be a breeze, though.

4.29.2004

Random thought.

For a conservative, I sure do listen to a lot of Red and Anarchist music.

The standard complaint.

This is mostly stream-of-consciousness, it'll probably ramble more than a little.

School has become such a boring chore. All the classes are so repetitive, there's either no work ever or lots of work every day. The only truly fun classes are English, because we usually do discussions which are always different, and Graphic Design, because me and the four other people in that class just goof off on computers and joke around most of the time. The sad part is that once SoLs are over, they'll probably stay the same. I'm just tired of dealing with the people (especially in my Geometry class), the teachers, the work, the constant waking up at 6:00 to be on the bus at 6:45, to start school at 8:20. The weeks are too long, the weekends to short, and the holidays few and far-between as summer vacation slowly approaches. I'm constantly trying to think of a way to make it suck less, but so far the best answer is just to deal with it and wait for it to be over with.

This is great...I've got 'senioritis' in 10th grade.

A few things from today.

Suspenders kick ass. Hardcore.

Someone asked me in English class today why I dislike the type of person that'll watch American Idol, but go to all the trouble to shave my head and wear tall boots. Firstly, I could do both every day in less than 15 minutes, so it's not really that much trouble. Secondly, and most importantly, the groups are different. Let's face it, everyone belongs to a group of one sort or another. There are over 5 billion people, and not enough styles for everyone to be unique. What matters is the groups you associate with. Saying that they're all the same is akin to comparing GLAAD with White supremacists. They have very vague similarities (they both champion a cause, no matter how worthy it may be), but to say that they're the same is simply ludicrous. It's the same way, I feel, with American Idol watchers (calling them preps is so...blasé) and whatever group I fit into.

What's important is the reason that one is in the group. Are they in there because the style and people appeal to them, or because they aren't confident enough to do something different? The former are fine, no matter which group they're in. The latter should only be looked at with contempt.

There's one more thing, but I think I'll make a new post for it, for the sake of sequence.

4.28.2004

Some people take politics too seriously.

I've been thinking about this for a day or two, and I've come to the conclusion that some people at my school take politics too seriously. Now, most people there are pretty liberal, so I expect a bit of disdain for my political views, but not people saying "Just get away from me, no really I'm serious." It is, in my humblest of opinions, moronic. Personally, I don't believe someone's politics are an indication of what kind or how good of a person they are. The simple truth is that most people on either side of the fence have the goal of benefitting the country and its citizens and that political leanings in no way influence whether or not someone's a good person.

Just for perspective, I'm fairly moderate on the Political Compass, landing on (2.00, 1.28) putting me right next to Gerhard Schroeder and Paul Martin. That makes me pretty moderate, though right (and up)-of-center.

4.27.2004

Some basics

Some basics.

My name is Daniel. I'm a sophomore at ARGS under the Technology program. I have no real pretensions at being a writer, but I'm pretty damn bored and this seemed like it might be fun. It's late and I don't feel like giving up anything particularly juicy, so I'll hold back for now. Who knows what tomorrow may bring?