Monday, September 11, 2006

not much new to write about but i want to blog anyway. i miss being prolific for fun.

i am still in the midst of interviewing in the hopes of finding that perfect job. in the meantime, my saucy freelancing has already begun to pay off financially, which is good. i'm not spending any nights at the ritz on it, but it is a nice feeling to finish a piece of work and get paid for it. i feel like how much i make is up to me and my pace, which gives me a sense of control. anyway, whatever.

i have decided to keep a positive attitude regarding chemistry. i realized that repeating "i'm going to fail" over and over is not exactly a nice mantra. so i have at least decided to tell myself every day that i am going to do well. *shrugs shoulders* it can't hurt.

i'm writing a news story for the college paper on lt. watada, the first lieutenant who refused deployment to iraq because he feels the war is illegal and wrong. he is facing over 7 years in prison for missing movement, contempt of pres. bush, and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. this is the first time since 1965 that anyone has been prosecuted for free political speech as a violation of article 88 of the uniform code, regarding "contempt" of superior officers. (missing movement is at least a logical charge, but contempt? for saying the war is wrong? george is rolling over in his grave.) it's pretty interesting. the only thing that sucks is, i have to get student opinions. i don't know anyone yet, really, and i hate having to talk to strangers. not that i don't like people, but i'm a total introvert. it's weird to go up to someone you don't know and say, "so what do you think of lt. watada???"

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