Monday 11 February 2002 // 1414 EST

Seeing: Prejudice and hatred, bare before my eyes

Hearing: Naid -- Waking Up

Touching: Disks, proposals, and schedules

Tasting: Bagel Bites



It's been a long week, what with everything from classes being fun, having to do homewerk, idiots in my Death Education class being prejudiced and war-hungry, not getting enough sleep, not being able to spend enough time with the people(person) that's most important to me, and a ton of other random factors...I really think I need to sleep for like a day or three. Hopefully I can get my homewerk done for tomorrow and finish up this meeting tonight pretty quickly, and then I'll be able to sleep for a good long night. Between werk and the meeting today I'm going to take a little time to werk on my homewerk some while I'm sitting in the Student Union before the EDMC meeting tonight, but who knows. I just hope this doesn't take too long. I really need to start getting to bed earlier in the evening.

I'm not really going to go into the whole ordeal with my Death Education class because I already wrote an Osirus post about it, but suffice to say I was pretty shaken up and disturbed about the war mongering in my class for a few days after that, and I was really pissed about the whole thing...think about an entire hour-fifteen full of opportunities for you to retaliate against people who say horrible things, and you don't say anything because you're too afraid, and then, even worse, you don't think of a lot of things to say until hours or so after the initial comments have been said. It's scary to be a progressive, free-thinking individual these days, and to be honest, I didn't realize exactly how much individual or enlightened thought is undermined and how much people try to force conformity and force people to fall in's scary and difficult to overcome. But in the end, it must be overcome. People have to stand up, people have to speak their mind, even if it's unpopular.

Anyway, I got into it a little more than I meant to, so anyway. Valentine's Day is this week, and I suppose I have plans. ::grin:: We'll see how things turn out, I have to put something nice together for my Valentine...I can't let her sweep me off my feet entirely, which I think is what she's planning on doing-she wants to cook me dinner, hang out with me....::giggle:: yeah, funny, huh? Well, we'll just have to see what happens, it should be fun. I'll have to do something to spice up the evening. I don't know how much I'll be able to do since I don't really get paid until Friday and Valentine's Day is Thursday, but eh, I'll figure something out, I always do.

Aside from that, for only 40 dollars you can take a DJ class at Metatrack Studios with the EDMC, and personally I'm looking forward to it. Even though I've been hanging out with Dave(Crisis) on Fridays after Plastic Bohemia and learning how to spin and whatnot, it'll still be good to support the studio and whatnot and take the course myself, even though it's 40 bucks, which I'll admit is a lot of money. Hopefully the lessons with Dave will help a lot too, and in no time I'll be ready to spin out....that would make me really happy. We'll see, only time and practice will tell. In the meantime I'll be a good boy and do lots of reading online to see what I can learn there. Heh-this should definitely be fun. By the way, Dave has a set of tables and a mixer he wouldn't mind selling me, that are really good, I mean REALLY good, and he's selling them for a grand...anyone want to donate to the Alan-Henry-Needs-Turntables fund? Pretty please?

In the meantime I'm going to chill out, go through some friends' websites and see if there have been any updates, and well...kill some time till I'm off werk. It's gonna be another long day.