I just graduated from college, and like many other recent college graduates, I don’t have a job yet. I have a very promising opportunity in D.C., but that’s not locked down yet. *crosses fingers* So, in the meantime, until I get the job of my choice, I’ve got to do something to put a little bit of cash in my pocket.
Wednesday, July 14: As I was looking for something to do, I came across an ad on Craigslist for a company called Vector Marketing. I’d heard of the company before; they had sent me letters in the mail while I was home from school in summers past, and I had actually been previously referred to them by a friend of mine. So I decided to check it out and submit an application online.
Within an hour of my submission, I was contacted by a receptionist at Vector’s office in West End Richmond. The receptionist asked if I would be free to come in for an interview later during the day, and of course I said, “Sure!” The quicker, the better; I wanted to start making some money!
If you’ve sat down to watch any of the games in this year’s World Cup, chances are that you’ve been very annoyed by the blaring vuvuzelas blown mercilessly by the fans. I know I certainly have.
The following YouTube video, however, shines a humorous light on the vuvuzela phenomenon, and teaches us a valuable life lesson in the process: find joy in the little things.
Watch and learn…
A friend of mine sent this to me a very long time ago, but it just never gets old. If you haven’t seen this “serious” baby yet, you’ve been missing out. And if you have seen him, then you know you want to see him again.
I’m not going to give any background about the situation in Haiti, because by now, everyone in America knows what’s happened in the island nation. And I’m glad that’s the case, because the more people that know, the more people can help.
My only question is, how long will they continue to help?
As Americans, we have terrible attention spans. We’re more interested in “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” than keeping up with actual current events in the world around us. We’re more interested in “American Idol” than American politics. We’re even more excited about who’s going to win the World Series than how we can win the fight against world hunger. It’s absolutely pitiful.
And that’s why I’m concerned about the Haiti relief effort.
By now, everyone knows about the catastrophic 7.0 earthquake in Haiti that has left the island nation in ruins. As I’m writing this post, the death toll is feared to be over 100,000.
There has been an outpouring of sympathy and support worldwide, even by people that have no personal connection to the nation. Almost everyone feels remorse for the devastation being suffered by the people of Haiti.
Not all people, however, have this same level of humanity. Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson are two of the people that don’t.
Best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most joyous traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, but with respect for the religious persuasion of others who choose to practice their own religion as well as those who choose not to practice a religion at all;
Additionally, a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the generally accepted calendar year 2010, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions have helped make our society great, without regard to the race, creed, color, religious, or sexual preferences of the wishes.
(Disclaimer: This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others and no responsibility for any unintended emotional stress these greetings may bring to those not caught up in the holiday spirit.)
(Modified from http://kraftmstr.com/christmas/humor/pcgreeting.html)
So I moved back to college today, and when I arrived on campus, it was raining cats and dogs.
Not a good situation for move-in day.
This all could have been solved, however, if I had simply done what my mother always tells me to do, which is to check the weather. I would have seen that there was a terrible storm at my school, and I could have left home earlier in the day, allowing me to move all of my stuff in the beautiful sunshine. Fortunately, though, the rain eased up later on so it wasn’t as bad while moving everything.
Oh well. One thing’s for sure: www.weather.com is about to be my new homepage.
But I said all that to say, check the weather before you go anywhere. After all, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
So… the Michael Jackson memorial service was held yesterday.
I had just finished my last class of summer school, and I was rushing back home to see the memorial. After all, I loved Michael Jackson. I have all of his albums, all of his songs, all of his music videos… if he made it, I probably have it. He was the best to ever do it. Hands down. And, out of respect to him, I wanted to make sure I was there to see his final service.
But there was something else about the service that stood out to me.
My mom was never the biggest fan of Michael’s music. In fact, she’s never been a big fan of any music that’s not Christian music. I said a couple of posts ago that she’s very strongly Christian. Not that that’s bad in itself, but sometimes she goes a little too hard, in my opinion.
Anyway, she didn’t really like his music that much. But when I walked into her room, she was watching the memorial with tears in her eyes. And that’s when it really hit me that Michael was more than just a great musician.