First off, I have posted something new to the site under the "Humor and Funn" category. I call it "Video Comments (Vol. 1)." I've become fairly active in several online video communities, and sometimes I produce videos as responses to other people. While not really long enough or independent enough to be considered "Short Films" in my opinion, they do provide some level of entertainment. So, I thought I'd share them with you guys - as in the end I want all of my originally produced content available on this site.
So, things have been continuing uniquely lately. I swear, I go from being totally unconcerned to freaked out to back to unconcerned in a period of moments - and each feeling legitimate. I think the University just takes pleasure in freaking me out about things which are totally managable. What doesn't help is that I'm an easy mark. It's incredibly easy to get me fworried about something. Mind you, at this point in life, I've become generally able to put aside the freak out and finish what needs to get done... but it doesn't make the entire emotional experience any more enjoyable.
Like, today - I get an e-mail from my Poli Sci advisor about how I haven't completed my Service Learning yet. Now, I'm currently in a class that takes care of my Service Learning, so I was a little confused. I e-mailed him back stating this, and he replied "You better go check" effectively. Upon checking, which I just finished doing, I'm absolutely fine. Also, I now have confirmation that my petition was accepted by the Dean and that there is no obstacle to my graduating (y'know, beyond finishing my classes).
You have no idea how much better that makes me feel.
But in the end, all of this stuff is administrative balogna, and could have been dealt with much more easily if human beings ever looked at this stuff instead of just completely relying on the computer system. But asking people to put thought into a process instead of taking the easy way out seems to much these days apparently. Sadly, I wish that getting out of here would mean putting lazy screw ups out of my life as obstacles, but I know damned well that the entire world works like this - and there is nothing I can do about it.
I shall perservere. *grins*
So, yesterday was Ash Wednesday (or as Leah and I were jokingly calling it "Crazy-Forehead Day!"). Now, don't get me wrong - I see it as a legitimate expression of faith. But I'll tell you, the first time I ever saw people walking around with ash on their forehead, it really creeped me out. See, I had never seen that until I first got to college all those years back. My parents aren't Christian, and most certainly not Catholic, so I was not exposed to that sort of thing growing up. I was just walking around, minding my own business, and blam - a crowd of people with dirt on their forehead walk by... and no one is saying anything about it.
This threw me.
I asked friends about it, and they said "Haven't you heard of Ash Wednesday?" to which I replied that I had no idea that Catholics were so... literal in their naming. I mean, I knew about lent and such... but yeah. What's worse is that these people, who put ash on their forehead, are the very same people who tell me that what I do for my religion is weird?
Give me a break.
More power to anyone who does that sort of ceremony in honor of their faith, but if you do - don't give me crap for lighting a few candles, okay?
The service learning is such a pain. I got an email about it and replied that I was in the middle of a project that's already been approved. Later today my boss told me that he got a letter in the mail saying that I hadn't finished my service learning yet. At least they're trying to let people know if there's something missing.