Sunday, November 27, 2011

This Blog Post Has No Title

As many of you are by now aware, I am a first year university student who is re-entering a scholarly environment for the first time since 2008. For various reasons which for the sake of brevity I will not outline here, but can be found under various posts with the "school" and "Calgary" tags,

Friday, November 25, 2011

Relationship Dynamics or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love TheBomb

   Forgive me if this article sounds like a terrible standup routine. It's not meant to be so much humorous, as observational anecdotes/complaints/whatever. Basically, I've been thinking back on my experience with the opposite sex, as well as stories from friends, and observations on how friends of both sexes have acted around potential sexual conquests.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Welcome to Strangeland...

As I sit here attempting to do research for a paper that's due Tuesday morning, I can't help but let my mind wander every now and then. I've been doing some self-analysis to try to figure out why in most of my courses, despite my regular input, my participation marks are fairly low. I've realized I've been self censoring to a degree.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Small Gestures, Big Impact...

   Today several things happened to me that made me realize the impact that small things can have on my mood. I won't go too in depth about it, instead I'll focus on two specific events.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Views on Occupy Wall Street

Now, I'm sure that many will disagree with these views, and that's completely fine. That's what the comment section is for.  

Allow me to preface this by saying that I am a first year university student, minoring in Political Science, and only have a low level of understanding of all the nuances of such a situation. That being said, it's likely a higher level of understanding than many OWS supporters and detractors. If you want to lecture me about my views, or flames me for getting something wrong, keep this in mind.

My Clique Should Be Cancelled...

I felt that since I've mostly posted cynical rants, and angry stuff on this page, it was time to thank everyone who's been there for me, and helped me through some tough stuff.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Open Letter To A Friend

I truly thought you were one of my best friends, one of the few people that understood me, at least to some degree. Turns out you had me fooled all along.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Things No One Tells You About University (part2)

   I figured it was time to make a few more points about university life. Unfortunately, these ones are a little bit more pessimistic than those mentioned in Part1, but I feel they still hold truth.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Things No One Tells You About University (part 1)

   As any one who has read my blog before knows, I began my first year of university this fall. This was after 3 long years out of school, busting my ass in dead end jobs, and in a constant flux of employment/ unemployment due to a terrible job market.

   There's a lot to be said about the differences between the real world and the world of academia. Everyone, of course will have differing experiences, but I've attempted to compile what I feel are fairly universal truths about post-secondary education. Based on my experiences so far, and the experiences of others around me.

   I've written a few points below, more will follow in the coming days.

Friday, November 4, 2011

For Great Uncle Ray

I wrote this as my sign of respect for my Great Uncle who recently passed as I will be unable to attend his funeral.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I Hope I Find What I'm Lookin' For, Maybe I Should Drink Just A Little More

   It's never easy to face the reality of death. We all know that we will someday die, as will everyone we've ever known and loved. But this knowledge doesn't make it any easier one us when a loved one, whether family member or friend, passes away. It's never a pleasant feeling, regardless of how close you may or may not have been with said loved one.