Monday Night Catchall: January 11, 2015

Nothing much has been happening in my life besides making the world's ugliest cake ever (which my friend then tried to save by putting a panda on it and calling it a mountain, thus making its ugliness seem intentional). But hey, it tasted good!

Saturday's football game between the Bengals and the Steelers epitomized everything wrong with football. Since when it is acceptable in any context to purposefully slam into someone's head? And how come football makes it suddenly acceptable to punch women (or anyone, for that matter)? I'm very confused. Okay, rant over.

Hoverboards have just been banned in my dorm. :( Apparently there's an actual justification for this, though.

In other news, we've apparently be wrong to see the Supreme Court as, well, you know, supreme. I mean they pale in comparison to this judge in Alabama who apparently has more authority than them ...

January 25, 2015: Sunday Night Catchall

Random SFPD car

Random SFPD car

My Wednesday afternoon took an unexpected turn. The majority of the comments under that article say something along the lines of, "Well, I guess somebody didn't want to take that Physics test!" That's probably (hopefully?) something along the lines of what happened, but seriously, people, think of better/safer/more creative ways to get out of test taking next time besides calling in a bomb threat, okay?!

My organization made it past 500 likes on Facebook! Actually, it somehow got from 475 to 550 in less than 48 hours. I don't exactly know how. But yay! Now send me more LGBTQ-related YA book suggestions! Or, if you're a writer, write more books with LGBTQ characters. :)

I can sum up senior year in one anecdote from Friday. I sometimes send my teachers random NY Times articles relevant to something they taught during the day if the article happens to appear. But this semester, instead of sending my teacher a NY Times article, I sent my teacher an Onion article that felt relevant.

#DeflateGate has been dragged on and on and on, but one beautiful thing the endless discussions yielded was Bill Nye kicking some butt!

And per my usual, this is my favorite Onion article of the week ("Nation’s Historians Warn The Past Is Expanding At Alarming Rate")

January 18, 2015: Sunday Night Catchall

"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies." -- Martin Luther King Jr.

Crazy end to Packers vs. Seahawks game! Wow. As much as I dislike the Seahawks (I'm from San Francisco; what do you expect?), that was epic.

The Oscars have decided we need to just honor more white people than we already do. Um ... what?

On the subject of racism and movies, you might want to research more about Selma before you take how events were portrayed in the movie as historical fact. This article by Roger Stone and Phillip Nelson is a good place to start.

It's only January of senior year and I already identify with this kid in The Onion.

I'm attempting to use Twitter! Now how one transitions from 50,000 words to 140 characters, I have not a clue. But it's a good challenge.

My brother informed me a few days ago that Unwind by Neal Shusterman is now the beginning of a series. So an added plus of senior year that I'm discovering: having the time to go back and read more Young Adult books! If you haven't read Unwind, I highly recommend it. It's one of my favorites.