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Zeitgeist [Sep. 2nd, 2008|04:02 pm]
#1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_E4N5YIycI
#2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECMJ2LBK90Q
#3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSW1x_h4Kfo
#4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeSDOb7NcgE

I don't really want to get into any arguments or discussions concerning this (not that it's even controversial becuase it's really not--just political), but consider watching it if you've got the time. Carmin and Sashia talked about it, so I watched it. It makes perfect sense. I'm not saying that it's 100% right or whatever; I'm just saying that it makes sense and brings up many good points.

(no subject) [Jun. 20th, 2008|01:42 pm]
Justin and I are NEVER going to plan a trip with a group of people again! It's too much hassle. Next year, if anybody wants to go anyplace, they can plan everything and see how much is involved.

Basically, the dates have been in place for at least 2 weeks and the trip is not for another week and a half. Work, family vacations, school, whatever. It really shouldn't be that difficult to come up with a definitive answer. yes or no. What do people have against requesting a day or two off (this is the main thing and it has happened with at least half of the people involved)? I, like probably everyone else, don't have my schedule yet, so I don't know for sure, but I at least put in the request more than 3 weeks before the 2 days, so I'm counting on having it off (and if not, I guess I'll be trying to trade days with people).

The group is changing constantly and it's getting beyond ridiculous. It would be nice to actually have something go off without any problems and without people being so damn wishy-washy.

Anyway, day 1 is basically taken care of. But if people drop out, it's just going to raise everyone else's prices. Day 2, I reserved the hotel rooms and Justin has gotten the water park tickets. So if anybody else decides to not go on day 2, they're still going to be out the money for the waterpark. I can change the room reservations, but the waterpark stuff can't be changed.

UGH!!!!!!! I'm just so frustrated! I'm not a parent, and I shouldn't have to act as one.

Whatever. In the words of Andrew: I'm over it.
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(no subject) [Jun. 16th, 2008|10:03 am]
I'm straight, I'm a Christian, and I support gay rights all the way! I'm not going to go into all the reasons that I have the beliefs I do. I shouldn't have to.

Anywho, California legalized gay marriage and it goes into effect today. (There was a 30ish day period during which it could be taken back.) Anyway, that passed and the Californians are good to go. 2 down. 48 left. When I got up and checked the news with my email this morning, this article was there. I felt like saving it someplace, simply because it touched me.

Basically, there are these 2 lesbians in their 80's that have been a couple for 55 years and can finally get married today. It just bothers me that people can have true relationships like that and be denied marriage because they're of the same gender, but there are straight couples who get quickly hitched then divorced a few weeks or even days later and society thinks it's okay because that "meaningful" marriage consisted of a man and a woman.


Anyway, congrats Phyllis and Del and all the other gay couples in California that get their long awaited marriages today! I must get back to studying now...
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organic: a pep talk to myself [Jun. 13th, 2008|09:35 am]
I'm losing momentum. My motivation to study is completely gone. I dunno if it's really that I'm that sick of it or if it's because we're covering chapter 10/11 today and the test for 6/7/8 is Monday or if it's because everybody else is out enjoying the weather taking vacation after vacation while me and Justin are stuck here going to school.

Two weeks. Yes. That's it. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. A total of 10 class days, including today. 3 tests left. 1 chapter left to cover. I can make it.

I just need to hold out a little longer, study a little harder. The end is in sight. If you want something bad enough, you can usually get it. I want a A and right now it's possible. I can't slack now just becasue I started off with 2 good grades.

Back off to Chemistryland.......
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Organic [Jun. 9th, 2008|04:54 pm]
Test 1: 96%.
Test 2: 98%.

So far, my work is really paying off I guess. I've studied my ass off for these first two tests and it has shown. Now I need an 82% on the remaining 3 tests to get an A. I feel okay about that. I'm sure test 3 and 4 will be harder, but I've given myself a baby cushion to work with. As long as I put in the same effort on those, I'm confident that I will be fine.

Overall, it's not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. The biggest thing is the fast pace. 16 weeks' worth of material is being squished down into a 6 week class. With the class being 2 hours a day, 4 days a week, it's pretty intense. There's no time to relax, but I do think it will pay off in the long run.
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(no subject) [May. 27th, 2008|09:06 pm]
Organic started last Monday (the 19th). So far it's ok, just a review of previous things. Our first test is Friday. I feel comfortable with the material and have spent buttloads of time studying and doing the homework and practice tests and whatnot. I'm still a little nervous about the test. It's multiple choice, which is both good and bad. Good because all of the answers will be there, but bad because there is not partial credit.

Anywho, I have nearly two weeks down. Four to go. I'm just hoping and praying that it all goes by quickly and without too much stress. If at all possible, I'd like to get an A. Yeah, I know.

But I really do think it's possible. The scale goes down to 88%, and he only changes that if at least 1/5 don't get A's. Therefore, out of the 85 kids in the class, at least 17 will have A's at the end. Period. Plus, I want to keep my GPA where it is, and prove that it is possible to survive the class with a good grade the first time around.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see...
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My name is Katy. I'm a travel whore. Visiting new places is my addiction. [May. 20th, 2008|05:11 pm]
I want to travel someplace so bad that I can hardly stand it.

In 2007, last year, I went to Cancun, Mexico and Las Vegas.
In 2006, I went to Florida, Washington DC, and spent 3 weeks in Europe.
In 2005, I went to St. Louis and spent 3 weeks in Australia.
In 2004, I went to Florida and Las Vegas.
In 2003, I went to St. Louis.
In 2002, I went to France.

The preceding years also had at least a youth trip (M-Fuge, Centrifuge) or something.

So basically this is the first year in several years that I have not had any travel plans, and it's about to kill me. Over spring break, I did go to Columbus for a day with a few people and that was nice. I just wish I had something else for sure to do travelwise this summer.
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rant [May. 13th, 2008|05:52 pm]
I don't care if people have sex. Everyone is entitled to do what they want with their body.

Some people wait. Fine. Some people don't. That's fine too.

HOWEVER, if you are going to have sex, you need to be able to accept the responsibility of a baby. This is because *big shock* PREGNANCY can result from sexual intercourse. Bottom line.

I work with 3 pregnant people (but only 2 I am going to discuss because they actually work in the pharmacy part with me, the other is up in the front store). The 2 that work in the back with me think that they are entitled to sit around and do nothing simply because they are pregnant. And it pisses me off. The one is about 10 weeks and isn't even showing yet. The other is almost 5 months. So they are not even big yet. It just sucks because they sit and take break after break after break, leaving the other 1 or 2 people trying to pick up their slack.

This leads me to another point: WELFARE.

For whatever reason, the girls of SVHS as well as many recent graduates have decided that having a baby while still in high school (or soon after graduation) is a spendid idea. I have news for you. IT'S NOT.

I understand that the pill doesn't always work. I understand that condoms sometimes break. I understand that accidents happen. I'm not referring to that, because statistically, that should, does, and will happen to some people. So that doesn't bother me, because the effort to be careful is there. These people will generally try to continue with their life and try to be something. They will go back to school and get married. The pregnancy was just another hurdle of life.

What bothers me is the dumbasses in pseudo-serious relationships that quit taking the pill on purpose or poke holes in the condoms because they think it would be a ton of fun to be a teenage parent. These are the people that generally spend their lives working in fast food chains (and the like), throwing their bastard child around to whoever has a spare second to watch over it, and depend on the state to pay for all of their shit. Why? Because they wanted to be a mommy.

I work in a pharmacy and every single day I see people abusing Medicaid. I have no problem with people having it when they need it or having it until they can get back on their feet or whatever as long as the need is actually there. Too often though I see people who come in on 10/15/20 different things and pay a total of 5 bucks for all of it and I know that they are making no effort whatso ever to change their "unforunate" situation.

Anyway, I just don't think that purposely being a mommy at age 16/17/18/19 qualifies for anything other than a bitch slap across the face.
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I just can't believe it. [May. 13th, 2008|12:05 am]
[How I am feeling |thoughtfulthoughtful]

I can't believe another school year has passed.
I can't believe my granny's been gone almost a year.
I can't believe I'm voluntarily taking summer school.
I can't believe I'll be out of my teens in 5 months.
I can't believe I've been working at CVS for over a year now.
I can't believe the schedule I'm going to endure next semester.
I can't believe I haven't aligned any travel plans for the summer.
I can't believe that Justin and I are heading towards 28 months.
I can't believe how fast time flies.

I hope the next goes just as well as the last.
I still miss her every single day. It's getting really hard now. 5-16-07
Organic is supposedly easier then. I'm determined to kick its butt.
In less than a year and a half, I'll be able to legally drink. WTF?
I've been certified and given two raises. Something is going right.
Organic 2, physics + lab, genetics + lab, spanish. A mere 14 hours. AGH!
Maybe next year. Or maybe something will make itself available.
I love him so much. I'm in so deep. Words aren't even enough to explain.
Sometimes I think it's going too fast. Others, too slow. Usually, just right.
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(no subject) [May. 5th, 2008|04:15 pm]
I'm lonely. I hate sitting at home alone allll day long. Being an only child is usually cool but sometimes it sucks.

I wish we didn't all have jobs. (Although the money is nice and we probably do need the jobs).
I wish we could all go out again on a regular basis.
I wish I had ideas of things to do so I could try to come up with some plans.
I wish I had my social life back.
Although this semester is basically over, I wish I didn't have to eat by myself 3 days out of 5.

All of this alone time is kind of taking its toll on me. However, until schedules change (which should begin this week), I'll just have to get over it. Because that's the whole thing. It is simply a conflict of schedules. It should all change soon though. =)

It's not that I'm bored, because I'm really not. There are plenty of things I could do. I just wish I had some human interaction outside of the classroom.
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