… I was taking a writing course, and Conan O’Brien was my teacher. Our first project was to write an autobiography. I got an A+ which meant I received an Academy Award and a giant bag filled with bottles of wine … Best class ever.
So I’ve been watching msnbc all day because of the events in Egypt. This doesn’t really have to do with that, not directly anyway. A show came on (didn’t catch the name) and Andrew Jenks was a guest. The host referenced Jenk’s article in the Huffington Post and though it is not about Egypt, there is a point that can be used to tie into it.
But besides the entire Egypt thing, the article is brief, yet touching. It basically talks about our generation and the one coming up now.
This quote was read on the television but I wanted to put it up here too because I liked it so much.
Collective action has worked in the past: large numbers of everyday people rallying to put shame on those that are not giving them a fair deal. [This was the tie in to the riots in Egypt] It’s what Roosevelt did to the banks. It’s what civil rights leaders did to their politicians. It’s a way to get tangible results that make a real difference in peoples’ lives. It’s perhaps the best way to say that the world is not anyone’s inheritance; it’s what each generation makes it. [I loved this so much]
I’ve been playing catch up all day and have been very moved by what is going on there. As silly as it sounds, it makes me appreciate the fact that I can post this here, you can all read it, and we can discuss.
TV is on, about a hundred tabs open with related websites.
I woke up early this morning after spening the night at my father’s. We watched a hundred terrible movies and ate a whole bunch of bad food. It was awesome bonding time.
Woke up at 9am and started my day, which meant 2 cups of super strong instant coffee, writing emails, and planning my day. I got my car inspected and it (finally) passed. Got some gas and air in my tires. Returned some pants and bought new ones, as well as some small supplies for my return to the boat. I went to the bank twice, made important phone calls, met a friend at her job, got coffee, went to the bank with HER, and oh yeah, MY FRIEND BOUGHT A HOUSE!
Now I’m writing a few more emails kind of harassing my HR lady (shes super nice but I guess I’m just super pushy), and planning to take my house owning friend out for a drink.
Oh yeah, I also started officially packing for work… I start March 5th! A little early but whateves!!!
I spent last night at my friend aaron’s place, and this morning we woke up super early to head to a Jersey ice skating rink to be tv stars!
Aaron is an extremely talented high level figure skater so he and a group of other talented skaters were asked to help surprise a woman for the show “What not to Wear”. They needed extras to fill the rink who knew the deal but wouldn’t give away the surprise. That’s when he called me! It was insanely cold, and we were there ALL DAY, but it was fun. I totally skated in front of a kid and tried to get my face on the camera.
I’m so gonna get discovered!
Anyway, I got to say hello and take a picture of Clinton and Stacy and they seemed nice. Free breakfast, lunch, coffee and snacks!