Browsing Category : terrible twenties

Twilight (Book Review)


As someone who has been reading novels intended for adults since 6th grade or so, I always scowl a bit at the notion of reading a book intended for teenagers, but a couple of my students convinced me that I HAD to read Twilight and that I wouldn’t be able to put it down. So when I found a paperback…

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Random Thoughts of Social Networking


October already! omg! It seems like in their mid-20s, half the population begins to get in very serious relationships that will probably lead to average lives and marriage- something I now am somewhat frightened of due to being dragged through the mud too many times. The other half does what I’m doing, which is just kind of floating along with…

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Politics


First things first: I am not a political person at all. I think it is evil and corrupt, much like our financial system. However, I have pretty strong views about the way things should be, and I am making a somewhat more serious attempt to atleast know what is going on in the world, even though I don’t LIKE it.…

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Oink, Oink


I’m watching a special on Pigs on the History Channel and apparently, in early America, farmers in Manhattan built tall walls to protect their crops from wild pigs. The location of that particular pig-repellant wall is where Wall Street is now. As far as I’m concerned, there’s some heavy irony in there! I’m still fighting off this mystery illness, but…

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Guanifesin/Pseudophedrine


The doctor recommended I take a ton of Mucinex over the next few days, but I couldn’t swallow the pills, so I subsituted a cough syrup containing Guanifesin and some Sudafed. He had warned me that it may cause me to be drowsy and/or anxious…but oh lord I did not expect it to be like this! I already have anxiety…

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Familia, Fishing and Erythromycin


My cousin Nate (aka Paco) was here to visit from Phoenix this weekend. Here’s a nice picture of us: We had a bonfire at Bolsa Chica State Beach with my friend Heather and her army reserve unit. I went fishing off of the jetty. I haven’t gone fishing in years, but I still remembered how to hook a worm (I…

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9-11


I was a freshman in college on September 11, 2001, and it has taken 7 years for me to really understand the monstrosity of it, mostly because I was so far removed in California on the day it happened, and I think I was numb to everything in general. I do remember being woken up at probably about 6:30am, maybe…

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Civic Duty


I’m not an angry person generally, so I’ve been sitting here mulling over the source of my anger. I am a night-time person. Most people reading this probably know this. Whether or not I have a sleep disorder is up for debate…but the fact of the moment is: the fact that I have to wake up to get ready for…

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Lethargia


This is about the time of year I start wanting summer to be over I’m sitting here in my apartment sweltering but not wanting to put on the AC beacuse I’m running out of money (lots of students take the summer off). Teaching is tough too cuz the kids are kind of cranky this time of year too. I took…

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The Big One


There are a lot of things that run through my head during an earthquake. Mostly just thoughts of “Oh crap [or perhaps insert another more severe expletive].” Sometimes when it is a really small one I second guess the fact that I felt one and have to check it on the online earthquake map. Today I was in the process…

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Random Thoughts and Update


1) I wonder why people name their children “Wednesday” but never name them “Monday” or “Friday.” 2) I realized that I am offically grown up last night when I was home scrubbing my bathtub at 9pm (because it is the only time I am going to have to do it in the next 3 weeks) and I didn’t care that…

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