Thursday, September 22, 2011


Troy Davis executed after 11th-hour appeal fails at the San Francisco Chronicle

Linked above is an article covering the execution of Troy Davis last night. I was holding out hope until the very end that they would decide to give him a new trial, but my wishes were not to come true.

What troubles me about this entire case, is that it is a clear sign to the entire world of the weaknesses in our "Justice" system. People were watching and waiting to learn Troy Davis's fate worldwide. In the end, the number of supporters he had--even worldwide--and the glaring lack of evidence connecting him to the crime he supposedly committed 22 years ago, didn't matter.

If we are going to execute people who have not really been proven guilty, then no one is safe. Who's next?

Another thing I found this morning though, is this article. Should be interesting to see what they do.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


My goal for tonight that I posted on facebook before going out to spend time with some friends was this:

"Let's make tonight memorable; let's make tonight wonderful."

But why not every night? Obviously no one goes out and has the goal of being miserable and having an awful time...but why can we not always focus on having a great time and making sure everyone else around us does as well?

It's about creating memories; it's about living; it's about experiencing things together and creating something that will last with your friends for years to come.

Ten or twenty years from now, I'm sure most small nights won't stand out. They will have been forgotten. So why not make every night as wonderful and as memorable as possible...?

I'm going to work toward that.


> I don't want this one to be the same. It's not fair to the others already. I hope you've learned.
> You'll never know how close it came to self-destruct mode.
> I can't watch this. You still have time to fix things.
> Finally, I'm immune to your charms. Let's make this the strongest friendship possible.
> If priorities were shifted to a different order, you would be the one.
> Stop lying about the intentions behind your actions, and stop expecting things that will never happen. I will not talk to you about the things I need to talk about with a stranger around.
> We do not see enough of each other. I've known you the longest out of that group, and I see you the least.
> Maybe one day a sense of finality will be achieved.
> How things are with you are wonderful. I'm glad we've reached this point, and you're one of the smartest girls I know by far. Keep reaching for the stars.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ek kry koud op my eie ...

Die Heuwels Fantasties- In En Uit

Kry jy ook koud op jou eie?

I love this band

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I need to get back to school, for real. It's driving me crazy to not be studying something and working toward my degree.

I think I'm going to look into American Public University System. It's online so I could study no matter when/where I move, and I could still go for an English major, but with a minor in International Relations. It would be extremely useful.

One of my friends is pursuing a psychology degree through them, so I'll talk to her about her opinions of the school..

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011


You are what is keeping me here...if for some reason what we have between us ever were to shatter, so would all remaining loyalty to this place.
I will be on my way to distant shores. Permanently.

America has never felt like a home.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Everything comes to an end. Everything. Whether it is something you enjoy, despise, or feel entirely neutral about, nothing lasts forever. It's a very startling thought.

On one hand, it's comforting to know that the bad situations can only exist for so long. One day they'll be behind me; and, although I will have new struggles, at least it will not be the same ones forever.

More disappointing, though, is the thought that the good things will all eventually end as well. One day I will not frequent the same places I go now. I can accept that, even though it may be sad to look back. Friendships last longer than situations, but still after enough years even the strongest friendships come apart--whether by simply growing in separate directions, or huge fallouts, or ultimately death. I finally have some of the best people I've ever met as very close friends--people who are genuinely worth knowing and worth relying on.

It makes me afraid to blink. Days fly by, even months. If I stop paying attention for a second, I'm going to realize I'm ten or twenty years older, and all of this is gone. The moments most worth living, the ones that are the most memorable, are the ones that fly by the most quickly. Time to make every second count and enjoy it.

Monday, September 5, 2011


My goal for today is to learn something new about 7 different things. I’m going to leave it fairly vague so that as I look through information, whatever sticks out to me is what I can focus on. I am just so tired of not expanding my knowledge, that I need to do something about it.

My categories for the day are as follows:

-An important historical event
-An influential person
-A social issue
-5 new words in 3 different languages
-Further knowledge on a psychological theory
-Further knowledge on a linguistic theory
-Unknown, someone recommend something to me

Help me out? :)  In addition to a 7th category, I'm also interested to see if anyone wants to recommend something specific for me to check out under the other 6 categories. Feel free to link things to me or to simply post information. Thanks so much.


Every once in a while, people do things that catch me off guard in the best possible way. Today was one of those occasions.

I woke up around 11am and fed my cat, then passed out for a few more hours. I awoke to my phone ringing it, so I answered groggily and was met by the voice of a close friend who lives 6 hours away. He asked me what I was doing, and when I said I had just woken up and was still lying in bed I was told that I should walk outside. Excitedly, I hung up and walked out to find him and another friend of his standing in my driveway.

They knew that I had been upset recently and that I needed a good day, and decided to drive up and surprise me. I later found out that my best friend here was also in on the secret.


Sunday, September 4, 2011


5 of Cups

Interesting email I received of tarot explanations behind the cut. I get one each week, but it's weird that this showed up now.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


My best friend and I are having a drunken movie night :)

I've needed this. So much.


Friday, September 2, 2011


я не знаю.

пмогите мне.


Thursday, September 1, 2011