Sunday, March 24, 2013

There's More to It

Yep, I'm back with another post.  It's Spring Break now, and this year I actually get a whole 10 days off from school.  After wrapping up a pretty hectic week at school and adding amateur Easter bunny photographer to my resume I am now home with my parents to enjoy my time off and celebrate my grandmother's 90th birthday, which isn't actually until mid-April  but we're doing it now since this week is the only time I'll probably be home until after graduation.

I'm going to get a little revealing for a moment and note that a small part of my absence was unwinding from the stress of a recent shooting in my hometown.  On March 13 a 64 year old man went on a small shooting spree in Mohawk and Herkimer New York.  Four gentlemen lost their lives and two more were injured before the gunman, Kurt Meyers holed himself up in an abandoned building on Main St. in Herkimer.  He took out a canine officer before being killed by police.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Presidential Speeches: An Assignment

This week's speech topic was to pick a presidential speech and write about why we liked it.  I know I am going to go into class this afternoon and hear a lot about Kennedy, Reagan,Clinton, and Obama.  Those are the go-to guys for students, it seems.  In my never ending search to be different and my odd fascination for all things old time-y wime-y I decided to go a different direction.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Oh, I Get By

Apparently I need to keep my day job.  Good news is that I intend to since I have quite a few more years of supporting myself.  By quite a few more years I mean roughly 4-5 more decades.  Unlike some I actually plan on working for a living.

Currently I work weekends at a nationwide retailer.  Yep, that's my day job and yes, I do work Saturdays.  Not sure when the hell else I should work since most weekdays my ass is on campus being a boss in class and I have to make $ to pay my own way somehow.

All There is to Say

Apparently I'm a hot topic or some nonsense like that.  For better or for worse I'll take it.  Certain people have shown themselves as the bullies they so deeply fear lurk at every turn.  For a moment I almost thought I stumbled into a TARDIS and was back in high school.  Then I remembered that back then shit went down on myspace, livejournal, and xanga.

Friday, March 1, 2013

This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

I've mentioned before that I've had a hard time jumping into the atheist and skeptic community before.  And yes, a lot of it is because it's divided.  Mere disagreements are misconstrued as... I don't know, "curry(ing) favor with aggressors"  even if you actually do disagree with the actions of people "on the other side.">

Hint to those that might see this:  The community would be a lot more diverse and stronger if people felt like they could voice their opinions (whether people agree or not) without having their metaphorical throats ripped out.

Assassin's Creed 4

So yesterday Ubisoft announced the next installment of the Assassin's Creed series.  This is just a short post about my hopes for it and my reflections on the series so far.