21 July 2005

endless stream...

Hello. Just for a moment, let me just add my voice to the cacophony of complaints about working: I HATE MY JOB! and MY COWORKERS ARE ALL IDIOTS!

If you will excuse me, now I will climb up to the top of this pretty watchtower with my high-powered water gun....

19 July 2005

short rant...

Please forgive me while I vent a bit. Entirely too often, I find myself subjected to a loud, ignorant rant about those "damn immigrants" who come to this country, usually illegally, in order to steal all the open jobs from hardworking, anglo-american men. Drew captures my sentiment exactly with his Damn Immigrants comic....subtle, I know.

America has always been more of a rich, chunky stew rather than the melting pot that it has been labeled. We are a country of immigrants. Immigrants that come through Ellis Island in regular tidal waves that immediately begin the complicated process to assimilate into current society while maintaining connections to their ancestral culture. And every immigrant group competes with the others to pick on the newest ingredient to tne immigrant stew. The Puritans picked on the quakers, the italians picked on the irish, and now everyone picks on middle eastern and hispanic people. This is a large part of our "rich" history, along with slavery and picking on native americans.

But, please, let's not lie to ourselves. Who wants the jobs that most immigrants gladly accept? How many people claim that they want to be a dishwasher, ditchdigger, maid, or janitor when they grow up? With all the oppportunities that this country offers, even with all the problems, can you blame parents for being willing to do anything in order to give a better life to their children?

Come on, people. Back off already.

10 July 2005

all those people getting it on in october and november....

Apparently, July is a big birthday month in my little circle of friends....or, to put it another way, october and november appear to be great months for the horizontal mambo. (or gettin' down, as the kids like to say these days)

The whole point of this rambling is that yesturday was one nice birthday bash for Lee, aka the cheat. His girlfriend hosted the get together at her house, providing loads of cheap beer and good food. No complaints here! Much lounging in the backyard, eating barbeque, and listening to good music.

The night was a great way to begin the FEAST of JULY BIRTHDAYS! sounds more important than it is...

06 July 2005

conflicted...

This just in: I need a new digital camera and laser eye surgery!!
But I also like to eat, drive, and drink yummy things (ie coffee and beer)

ugh

04 July 2005

Hello to all those people out there waiting for fireworks...

Just a quick July 4th post....

I have been spending entirely too much time reading a wonderful site. Check this out.

heh. hamsters.