Friday, January 22, 2010

I just received my diploma in the mail today which means I have officially graduated from BYU. There is no going back. My first order of business is to frame it and hang it on my wall as a sign to all who enter that I have accomplished something no matter how little it means to the professional world. My second order of business is to dye my hair and style it into a mohawk, cite a source that doesn't exist, stop showering, have boys over until 12:30 AM on a TUESDAY, and grow out my beard. Take that.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Getting to Know Me

It's not that I haven't realized it before but it has come into focus more often lately that I am really obnoxious. It's not in the way that you think, or maybe you do especially if I'm your sister or daughter. It's not in that really annoying ever present way where I interrupt constantly inserting my own stories, hysterical laughter, or animal noises, vulgar or non. Contrary to what others might think it's not even a insistent argumentative attitude aimed at everyone that has teeth (hillbillies and the British are excluded). It's selective and severe obnoxiousness. There are a few things I feel so strongly about that I have to voice my opinion despite my relationship with those with whom I am conversing. They are as follows:

  • Harry Potter
  • Vegetarianism*
  • My abilities
  • Women's Rights
  • Anyone doing anything I don't like
  • Certain racial or ethnic stereotypes

*Opinions strengthened due to recent reading of Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer