Monday, September 22, 2008

Change of Season, Change of Pace

Today, at 11:44 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, the autumnal equinox happened. So, it is officially fall, and the cool breezes and crunchy leaf piles that come along with the change of the season await! Fall is one of my favourite seasons, summer being the other one, and the excitement of wearing sweaters, cuddling up in a ball underneath big comforters, and watching the treetops change from green to red, orange, and brown is bubbling inside me. But, school has dampened my spirits of enjoying all of these things that I love about fall. 

As the semester gears up to be quite a challenge, with more reading and assignments than I had anticipated, I will have to hustle and get out of my summer state of mind. The sloth, lethargy, and general laziness that I am experiencing will have to be replaced by a very focused and energetic student that I know that I can be. I am able to get some work done, but I always seem to be missing assignments or forgetting to complete some task. 

In good news, my friends are going to have an election day party. Shots for every swing state that Obama wins, and general hullabaloo. Obama `08!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Stat, Sarah Palin, and other craziness

I have not sent my news out on the internets for a while, and thought that I should. There is a lot of hub-bub surrounding John McCain's vice presidential nominee, Sara Palin. She looks like Tina Fey, and Ms. Fey did a very good job imitating her on Saturday Night Live. After eight years of gut checks and their disastrous results, I think that there should be "safer" choices and more aforethought. 

I am NOT being sexist. As a young woman, it scares me to see a woman who threatens to usurp rights availed to women through great sacrifice and effort. Mrs. Palin has experience as a mayor, governor, mother and wife, but I do not think that those experiences lend themselves to qualifications to become president (if required to do so) It has been revealed that John McCain has spoken, in the past that he "was not a governor for a short time, or a mayor for a short time" That means, he assumes that the relative inexperience of Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee in those capacities do not lend themselves to qualifications for president. 

My dad says not to sweat her because she is the vice presidential candidate, but with the chance of John McCain dying while in office (assuming he gets elected) because of his on-going battle with cancer, that will put her in the hot-seat. Meh, I'm voting for Obama anyways. 

Yesterday, I had a very relaxing Sunday full of awkward conversations with my parents about my future, procrastinating, and smoking weed. But, I eventually got around to do my statistics homework, and tomorrow I'll have to read for my labour economics class. Somehow, I forget to check updates for my classes on my computer while I'm in front of it. Interesting how people can avoid work while they're on a machine that helps them with it. Yay! Class doesn't start until 12:30 tomorrow, and I get to play soccer at 6.