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(no subject) [Feb. 28th, 2012|12:47 pm]
I have recently been described as "being high without having to smoke". I'm a very laid back person. I get pleasure out of small things, so I don't feel like I have to go out or go big to be happy and find excitement. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing. I guess it's good that I don't need drugs to reach a level that many strive to be at. I'm just always naturally there. And now I will enjoy my SweeTarts Bunnies Gummies.
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(no subject) [Jan. 18th, 2012|09:09 am]
I'm bored with my life. I want something new, but I don't know what yet. I just feel like it's been the same routine for so long now. I'm at a job that I'm not even interested in, but I probably won't leave unless I'm forced to. I've been at this job for way too long without any sort of promotion. I don't know if they will ever promote me. But, it pays the bills. It's not even in my "field of interest." I don't even know what that means. I'm a psychology major, probably because I haven't found anything else to entertain me. I've changed my major a few times already, but I finally stuck with something because I do love psychology, and I'll get my degree eventually, but then what? Most people don't even work in the field they studied. So what's the purpose of a degree anyway? It's just a piece of paper that says you went to school for however long and memorized enough to get by. One of my teachers actually told me once that you don't have to learn much to make it. If you don't know something, look it up. So, pretty much, school is just memorizing enough to pass a test, then you forget that and memorize some other stuff. I've been at my job for so long and have done so many different things that I could never learn in class. People come in with degrees and I still have to train them. Until last semester, I hadn't even taken an accounting class, but that's what I do for a job. Anyway, I don't know what I want. I just know I want something different. I'll figure it out I guess. I'm just rambling. Just typing. Don't mind me.
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(no subject) [Nov. 23rd, 2011|07:30 am]
This video really amused me...

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(no subject) [Nov. 7th, 2011|09:44 am]

I have always liked this song, and the lyrics are actually a bit meaningful to me. It's something that I need to learn to do. Just be.
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(no subject) [Nov. 3rd, 2011|07:25 am]
I am not saying that I don't believe in a God or in some higher power, but I'm also not saying that I do. What I am saying is that maybe you shouldn't leave things up to someone or something else. Maybe you should take action and make things happen for yourself. Lately, I've been hearing a lot of "leave it up to God," or something similar. If we all did that, there would be no point in even leaving the house. Even if I did fully believe in a higher power, I would hate to think that my life was all planned out already and that there's no point in me doing anything. I tend to be more the type of person who likes to think that things either happened or didn't happen because of myself and whatever action I chose to do.

I had a philosophy professor say something once that I have always tried to live by. He said something pretty close to, "Live life as if no one is watching you." He then gave an example. Most people who believe in some sort of God usually live there lives knowing that they're being watched and judged. That tends to alter their behavior. But, is that behavior they are showing really who they are? Let's say that there's a person who likes to steal. This person does it every chance he or she gets. This person is in a store about to take some stuff, but there's a security guard pretty close by. This person decides it's too risky and leaves without taking anything. Does that make this person a good person because they didn't take anything this time? My professor finished this topic by telling us to live life as if there is no God. Do things as if no one is watching us and no one will judge us. Only then will we see our real selves, and only then will you see how strong your faith and beliefs really are.

Anyway, I'm not saying I don't believe, but I'm not saying I do. All I'm saying is that I decide what paths to take, and ultimately I feel that I decide how my life turns out. Whatever happens after my life here is over, I'll deal with that part when I get there.
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(no subject) [Aug. 16th, 2011|08:08 am]
So, I think this is interesting. People tend to not really listen to what I say. I don't know what it is. Do people think I'm stupid? Not trying to brag, but I think I'm one of the smarter people I know. And, usually, in the end, even if people don't listen to me I end up being right.

There are times where I'll be talking, trying to contribute to a conversation, and people just talk over me. It's like they don't care what I have to say. So, I just back off, and I stand there quietly and observe. Then these same people tend to ask why I'm so quiet. I'd rather be quiet than be ignored or talked over.

So, putting those things together, I hate debating with people. First, I feel like people think that I don't know what I'm talking about. Whatever point I try to make, they just keep talking as if I didn't say anything. Second, while trying to make that point, people will just talk over me and not let me finish. And, everyone seems to do this. What I end up doing is speaking a little louder, and I guess I start talking over them, too. Then I get branded. There are some people now who say they hate trying to argue with me because I don't let them get their point across. Pretty much, they hate that I do to them what they do to me. They just don't see themselves doing it, and I guess it's just me.

So, I think I need to just keep my mouth shut completely from now on. I'll just let people say what they want, do what they want, and I'll just sit back and observe.
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(no subject) [Jul. 26th, 2011|11:20 pm]

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A few things from the Year I was born [Jul. 8th, 2011|10:06 am]
I was born on November 16, 1979 (I know I’m old…shut it). Through some research, this is what was going on when I was born:

- #1 song (Week of November 11-17) - Still by The Commodores

- #1 Movie (on November 11 and November 18) - 10 starring Dudley Moore, Julie Andrews, and Bo Derek

- Miss November (Playboy) - Sylvie Garant

- President of the U.S. - Jimmy Carter

- Governor of California: Jerry Brown

- NBA Champion - Seattle SuperSonics

- NFL Champion - Pittsburgh Steelers (Superbowl XIII was played on January 21, 1979. Superbowl XIV was played on January 20, 1980, following the 1979 season. Steelers also won that one.)

- MLB World Series Champion - Pittsburgh Pirates

I don’t know what other facts I can try to look up, but I will keep looking.
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(no subject) [Jun. 13th, 2011|02:02 pm]
I've been having a debate, sort of, with a "friend" who just does not get things. It is actually getting to be quite annoying, and I feel like a fool for still debating with this guy. He clearly does not know what he is talking about, and he refuses to open himself up to an idea that is different from his own.

This all started as a conversation about music. To be more specific, it was about hip hop. Personally, I do not consider most of the rap music out there to be what real hip hop was about. To me, what is being put out now is a sub-genre to hip hop. I conceded and allowed that rap can fall under hip hop, but it is not hip hop on its own. This is where all the fun began.

This guy "explained" to me what I already knew. Hip hop is a culture that brings in some other arts. It incorporates MCs, grafitti artists, break dancers, and DJs. To me, each individual part is not really hip hop on its own. There are so many DJs out there who are not hip hop DJs. There's a lot of dance and electronic stuff out there. Not all people who do grafitti are into hip hop either. Some are just artists who use that as an outlet. So, it's the same thing with Mcs. Not everyone who raps is hip hop. There are bands out there who use rap in their music, but it's a different genre. Linkin Park had an album, Reanimation I think it was called, where there was more rapping, but it was still under the rock genre. Same thing with Limp Bizkit and Kid Rock when he first came out. So, that was my argument. My friend decided that I was wrong. He's entitled to his opinion, but he was annoying about it.

My friend kept saying that rap was hip hop no matter what, and that anyone who rhymed in song was actually hip hop. Taylor Swift rhymes, and he actually agreed that she was hip hop in that regard, just to try to prove his point. Then the argument got even more stupid.

I asked him what basic ingredients were needed to bake a cake. He said water, flour, oil, eggs, milk. So I asked him if any of those ingredients started out as cake on their own. He said no. I said that in order to bake a cake you need to mix those ingredients together. He agreed. Then I said that without those ingredients you can't have a cake. It takes them all coming together in the right way to make a cake. Each piece alone is not a cake. He saw where I was going, and in order to not be proved wrong, he insisted that once you know those ingredients are going into the cake, and they become a part of the cake, then each ingredient is cake. For the rest of the night he kept saying that an egg was cake. How do you argue with that. I gave up, and he thinks he won the argument.

Then, on another occassion, he brought it up again. I tried using a different example. Hip hop uses a lot of other genres. There is a lot of sampling, too. I said that just because hip hop samples a rock song, or a jaxx song, it doesn't mean that jazz or rock are now hip hop. He said that they were, and actually said that they would be more hip hop because they're used in hip hop music. I said that rock and jazz were around way before hip hop was and so hip hop was more rock or jazz, and not the other way around. He again said I was wrong and was saying that jazz is hip hop. Then he tried to prove his point by going to Wikipedia. Seriously? He found an article on there that says that MC-ing was around in the early jazz days, before hip hop was invented. Right there, I think he was proved wrong. According to the article that he found, MC-ing is a part of jazz music, and hip hop took it from jazz. Therefore, if anything, I think hip hop falls under jazz. My friend still thinks jazz should fall under hip hop. Again, how can you argue with that? I just let it go again, and he thinks he won.

I know this is all dumb, and I do apologize to anyone who actually read this.
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(no subject) [Feb. 17th, 2011|12:54 pm]
[Current Mood |boredbored]

Today is such a slow day. No one is sending me any texts, I'm not getting any e-mails, and work is so slow. I'm seriously sitting here doing nothing but typing this and just staring at my phone. No one on my friend's list has even updated their LJ since yesterday. It's going to be a very long 3 hours before I can leave here.
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