Friday, March 27, 2009

World's dummest Criminal, BMV, God's Graces

1. World dumbest criminal tried to hold up a police officer at a cop convention. Here's the story: I hope it was worth a cell phone and a few dollars.

2. The BMV sucks. I'm sure I'm not the first to make this complaint. They were not very helpful today.

3. Someone stole my brothers moped like... last August I think. Last Thursday my brother got a call from the Porter County Police saying they've recovered his moped during a bust. The person who had it was trying to sell it on Ebay along with other stolen merchandise.

4. Chris went to church with me last Wednesday and he liked it so much that he says he really wants to go on Sunday. He said Life Bridge reminded him of another church he had gone to.

Friday, March 6, 2009


The new thing with teens these days is sexting. I don't quite know what that is, but I assume it's phone sex through texting. I just saw something on MSNBC News that an 18 year old girl commited suicide over this sexting thing. She sent a nude picture of herself to her boyfriend. He took the picture and sent it to hundreds of other people. The students at her school harrassed her mercilessly, calling her a whore and other things. She started skipping school and her life was on a downward spiral, and she killed herself.

I hate the way that sex is no longer a sacred intimate act, because i think this girl could have avoided a lot of pain and suffering. But it also iiritates me that teens can be so cruel and awful towards one another. Love covers a multitude of sins.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Money. The trap for humanity...

I just finished filling out the FAFSA and my EFC number is Zero. The whole FAFSA thing is interesting because for the first three years my EFC number was zero, then it was one hundred something, then it was two thousand something and now it's zero again. I guess the current state of the economy is making it so I need more help paying for college. However, it was stupid that my EFC was ever above even one thousand to begin with. I think that was a mistake.

You know what, I think the government has too much control. I've been thinking about all the taxes we are charged. They took almost 25 percent of my last paycheck! It was rediculous! I think it's one of those things that probably sneaks up on you gradually.

Stupid taxes. We're taxed on land, houses, income, products... The government is stepping in and taking the money and they just keep wanting more and more, and it drives me crazy because I work hard for the money I earn and it's not even enough to live on before taxes!
But give to Ceasar what is Ceasars, right?

I can only imagine what I would do if I lost both of my parents and had to survive without them right now. I would probably have 3 jobs and still barely be able to meet my most basic needs. So much for independence, huh? Every day I long to be back in Elementary school. Elementary school wasn't exactly a cakewalk, but I was pretty ignorant about the things Im thinking about now.

So avoidance is my desired method of dealing with it... what am I going to do to deal with it for real. I don't know.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Today a woman came into the school where I work and she talked with me about autism and how it's effecting one of the students I've been working with. I had the opportunity to ask questions and learn a little more about Autism and I think it was incredibly helpful. She gave me a packet with infomation on how Autistic children think and learn and how to motivate them and help them succeed. I'm really glad I had that opportunity. But now I'm having an even harder time dealing with the way a few of the teachers deal with the students because I've learned that it is counteractive to the progess of the kid I'm working with. I feel bad for him.

So in other news, I finished reading the final Harry Potter book last night. That book made me tear up toward the end. The magic in the book holds little appeal to me, but I think the appeal is in the phenominal struggle between good and evil and the relationships between the characters and wondering how it's all gonna end. It's not that the book gives you purpose, but that you sense the incredible purpose within and become part of the story, fighting silently alongside the characters, cheering them on, feeling their emotion...

You know, it might be a strange thing to say, but I find God in the Harry Potter books. Not openly, of course, but indirectly. For example, in the last book, Harry's dealings with Voldemort toward the end of the book gave me a strong impression of Jesus going to the cross. But mostly I've been thinking about the end times. What is it going to be like? How do I prepare for it? I've always imagined something close to what I read in the Harry Potter books.

Another thing I've been thinking about recently is about priorities. We make time for the things that are important to us. For example, if a friend that we really wanted to see was coming into town and we had 3 days notice of it, we would make sure that when the day came, we would have time to spend with that friend, and if we didn't, then it would be safe to say that we probably didn't really care if we saw the friend or not.
Over the weekend I went to South Bend and I wanted to visit a friend. She had been notified 3 days prior that I would be coming and I asked if I would be able to see her and she said yes, but it didn't work out because she kept making excuses and each time I offered a solution she changed the excuse. I finally concluded that she didn't think seeing me was a priority and we didn't meet at all. It was a let down, not because we didn't get the opportunity to see eachother, but because of her attitude that night. She had much better things to do than to see a friend she hadn't seen in a while. That hurt.

Anyway, I've concluded the thoughts I feel like sharing for the evening. I'm going to go watch the TV show I recorded.