Thursday, July 31, 2008
Now, let me stop you right here and remind you, I go to Arizona State University, which is not a religious university, not even close. The speaker then talked about how God understands that we have to work hard and get ahead, and sometimes we have to tell little lies to save ourselves (…….) I am going to quote (translated from Spanish) the rest of his little lecture to give you a clear idea. “Jesus had to lie to save himself too, when the government was trying to kill him when he was a baby, Joseph and Mary, who were perfect, had to cross borders to save baby Jesus. Now some people have to cross borders, even illegally to save their family. "
……………………………………………………… (picking my jaw up off the floor and placing my eyes back in their sockets) Okay, let me preface my next comments. I am pretty liberal on the the subject of immigration, my wife is an immigrant from a Latin country, and I am a God fearing man. That being said……THAT IS THE STUPIDEST THING I HAVE EVER HEARD IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!
I normally have a pretty hard time staying awake in that class, but when the speaker compared Christ to illegal immigration, it was as if someone had just tasered my testicles. There was no going to sleep after that. I wonder if I should pick apart his comment, or I should leave stupidity to be interpreted by the reader. I will make a compromise. I won’t go over the big one, but I will say that he started off wrong. Mary and Joseph were not perfect. That little piece of false doctrine would actually undo all of Christianity, being that it is based on the sole perfection of Jesus Christ (the illegal immigrant).
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I will never know. I guess I prefer to remember it the way that I do. It makes me wonder whether that fondness that we feel toward our childhood was really that times were more innocent, or it was the same screwed up place, through eyes that didn't know any better.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Before I get attacked as some religous zealot, let me just say, yes, part of the reason that I don't swear is religious (wait.... is human decency a religion?), but it's more than that. I am a writer and as a writer I pride myself in being able to express myself in a manner that conveys my emotions better than swearing. I believe that I can express my anger, or the fact that I am mad better if I don't use vulgarity. I think that vulgarity shows a couple of things. First, a real inability to express one's self, which is something that we have all heard in our childhood and the reason that everyone cites for not swearing, but furthermore it is addictive. Vulgarities are used as general expletives, adverbs, nouns, and adjectives. I am sick of this @#$%, it's so #%$%ing hot, You little #%$%, It's hot as %&*$, That @#$% head or mother-#$%!er. The point is, there are a multitude of ways to express it, and it is easy. In all the things that I expressed there, I only had in mind, two specific words. TWO WORDS! it was that easy. I sometimes find myself clammoring for a word and if I can't think of the word, it will drive me insane until I do. If I could just pick from one of two words it would make my expressive life so much easier. I wouldn't have to think at all, which is the danger. People who swear become dependent on those key words that can be used for just about anything. They start to use vulgarity as a crutch because they have forgotten other vocabulary because of lack of use.
Vulgarity is getting a lot more creative now, and a lot more vulgar. There seems to be a competition to see who can be the most offensive (it's really nothing more than an attention contest). I read this just recently, "Mary mother of #%&*#$*&#$ who $%*($*% in the $%(#$*#*. It's a competition not only to say the most vulgar words, but to also string them together in the most offensive way possible. It's really just a childish way of getting attention (childish because it is not a way of getting attention that compliments that person, but rather shocks or disgusts) ((concerning the picture) it's a disgusted baby..... don't look at me, ask google)
Anyway, I don't like it. I can take vulgarity in stride, but when someone uses vulgarity for all parts of speech it bothers me. It's called the F-bomb because it has impact, but when you drop it every other word, it's a dud. I don't care if you use it, but use it correctly. When someone swears it should grab everyone's attention immediately. There should be a hush over those who hear it, not a lack of recognition or care as it stands right now. So swear if you want, but when it's really needed, and if not, I will see you in $#!$ you no good @#$@#*(&#&*^%$#!$*&(&$.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
That's all I have for today, I really just wanted to show that picture.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
<----- this is the icon that I use to represent my gamer name that I use when I play. I am Antipunk because I love Antiflag and punk rock. I found the picture on google pics and it worked perfectly with the name so I went for it. It doesn't have any deep spiritual meaning like a chinese tattoo some drunken girl has on her lower back.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
So I am trying to load up some pictures from my phone to the computer and I have no idea how to use bluetooth. I am now getting to the point in my life where I really have to work to keep on with things. I have to study in order not to be the guy that says, "you youngsters with your mobile phones and techonolomogy." So shoot me in the face, another thing that I have to learn that will be replaced in 4 days 2 hours and 54 minutes.
The pictures will speak for themselves, they are of my class notes, not the ones I wrote, but rather of the teachers. It doesn't sound too exciting, but I will put the disclaimer, don't look directly into the picture, because you will go cross-eyed and start bleeding from your tear ducts.
I will rant more abou the teacher as the semester goes on. Just one thing I want to say: He is so proud of Mexico and the heritage there. He is so in love with Yucatan, that he named both of his kids mayan names. Where is this teacher from you ask? East Los Angeles. Born and raised second generation. His grandparents lived in mexico, and not even in yucatan, in Guadalajara. So it's like if I went to Germany and loved it so much that I decided I am from Germany, and then I would be so proud of my german heritage. (I don't know if I feel comfortable being proud of my fake german heritage, but that is not the point). I mean, some of my descendants came from Europe, so I can just pretty much pick the prettiest place and decide that I am from there.
You know what? When you are born here, this is the country you are from! My wife is from Ecuador, me, I am as white middle class american as anyone can get, our children (that don't exist yet) will be from the United States. They are not Ecuadorian, their mother is Ecuadorian, they are North American from the USA.
Anyway..... that is enough for now, still more to come about my teacher and the class that I am taking.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
My name is Jordan
favorite color is black (shut up those that would say it's not a color.... have you even thought how miserable your life really is that pointing out that black is not a color is so important to you?)
I work in Insurance, and I am sure that you will be hearing funny stories about that in the future.
I am in my last year in college, studying Spanish, planning on going to Law School
I write and hopefully the blog also becomes a vehicle of sorts for my creative writing.
That's me in a handbasket..... or is it hell in a handbasket and it's me in a nutshell? I really don't know where I am, but this is all.