I am so new to this whole college thing.
I have submitted just about every document required to register and I just need to take the assessment test so they can tell me they have never met anyone so unprepared for college and that I will need to take remedial EVERYTHING.
I still am not sure when I will be able to actually attend college and how I will still be the primary caretaker of my son. I would love to just dive in and go full time, but we can’t afford day care, so what that means I’ll probably just have to take a class at a time and go in the evenings. This will very likely take a full 2 years and possibly more, as opposed to the 18-21 months it would take to the degree normally.
I’m not sure when I’m going to be starting either. We decided on the summer because of the time it would take to acquire financial aid. If I had the money right now I would go in the Spring, but alas, these things take some time. This could be the government we’re talking about.
They should set up an H&R Block for financial aid applications. Just someone you pay and give all of your information to and they set everything up. I can’t find our 2007 tax papers and those are necessary in proving that you are indeed as broke as you claim. I think I’ve decided I’m going to just take the assessment test and then consult with a counselor and see what they can do for me.
In other news, How I met Your Mother began airing on Lifetime and I thought I would give it a shot. I tried my hardest. I really did. Fighting the temptation to roll my big screen tv out into the street rivaled giving birth. People actually think this shit is funny? Is this what normal people come home and intentionally plan to sit down to watch? Is this really the type of society I want to be associated with? Vance frequently rants about stupid he thinks Seinfeld is, and I think after I make him sit down and watch an episode of this charade he may just burn our house down.
Oh yeah, and I have another ear infection. This time I was given an antibiotic called Azithromycin , which comes in a convenient 5-day pack. The first dose you take is 2 pills and then you take 1 pill once a day for the next 4 days. Sounds harmless enough, right? I took the first dose at like 9 and I was up until after 3 with diarrhea and stomach pains. I still feel kind of icky. Never again. I’m going to start treating my allergies so I stop getting these infections and never have to take these god awful pills again.
And now Deven has rearranged the furniture in my kitchen. I’m going to get him his own little table and chairs and recliner and see if he would prefer to move that furniture around. Plus it would be just really cute in our living room.
This article took the words right out of my mouth. Or maybe it’s more that I didn’t completely understand or know how to articulate my beef with universal health care, I’m not sure. Everything that needs to be said about it is right here, and more people need to understand this.
Why are we so okay with giving up basic rights and principles out of fear? We give up liberty and freedom for security out of fear of terrorism, and now we’re willing to sacrifice them for free health care. I know the cost of health care is out of control, but I’d rather spend the rest of my life paying off my appendicitis than being told how to eat and take care of myself.
Anyone ever think of how Medicare and Medicaid effects the cost of modern healthcare? Yeah, it’s really nice that 20% of the population doesn’t have to pay for their health care, at the cost of everyone else having to pay more than they should.
After wiping the tears from my eyes from the sheer GLORY of this article, my initial thought was “WHO WROTE THIS? WHY HAVEN’T I HEARD ABOUT YOU?” And after a google search I discovered that there is a man with the same name who runs the GREATEST WEBSITE I have ever laid eyes or mouse on. I don’t think it’s the same man, though. The Paul Hsieh who authored this article is a Libertarian Doctor in the Denver area, and the owner of this site appears to be a Canadian computer nerd and not so much a libertarian. Still amazingly wonderful.
We’re about to go out to eat and count our blessings as we are as of today still able to stuff our faces with greasy burgers and cheese fries. You should be thankful too.
We watched Wall-E the other night. I had heard nothing but wonderful or controversial things about the movie, about it’s subject matter, about the animation, so I thought it would be worth checking out. I was not jumping up and down with anticipation because I am just not all about a CGI film about robots. Vance insists that I am insane for not finding Wall-E stinking adorable, and I am still adamant that an electric box with eyes can not be cute to me, even with artificial intelligence.
I watched the movie all while caring for a sick little boy who surprisingly sat quietly with us and watched the movie. I got what I initially expected. It’s an animated movie about robots. Only it’s like Idiocracy, because the earth has become covered by mountains of trash. Apparently humans developed the technology to create robots with AI, travel through space in a cruise ship and be carried around by hover chairs, but they back tracked and couldn’t figure out what the hell to do with their trash and had forgotten how to grow crops. Go figure.
A lot of people thought this film was the brainchild of hippy environmentalists who were critical of our life style and who feared what would happen to the planet if we continued this way. It was afterall the perfect time for this movie to come out, with environmentalism, altruism, and health in, capitalism, gluttony, and greed so out, so why not make a movie with this such subject matter? There were also a lot of people who couldn’t possible see anything political or preachy about the film at all.
Ever the film pundit, let me throw something in there. Who ever said there wasn’t anything political about this movie at all is wrong, but I do believe there are a lot of people who read to far into it and didn’t even give the movie a chance. Though it’s by far not the best Disney/Pixar creation, there is something to say for the awesome animation, and unfortunately those intolerant fucks missed out on it. By the way, anyone noticed that these movies just keep getting cooler? I do.
In my opinion, these writers were trying to get a point out there. I don’t consider it an important point myself. It reminded me a lot of Ayn Rand’s Anthem, in that it’s a highly exaggerated and unlikely scenario that is mapped out. Sort of like An Inconvenient Truth. It was more like the environmentalists worst fear. Is that something to take seriously? No. The movie fared alright despite it’s preachy content. The animation and imagery was awesome, and the story was even kind of sweet. I’m still not one for Disney movies about robots and space travel. I think these are more of the dude’s animated films (like Cars), which is why I think Vance liked it so much and I found it just okay. Hey, it’s a way to drag your man to the newest Disney/Pixar creation.