Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A sad yet liberating realization

The last few weeks have been full of papers, projects, and presentations for me. As I was writing the most recently completed one, I had a realization. I was agonizing over things, thinking, there's no way the professor will think this is any good. And that's when I realized: I have no control over my grade. I usually put in about the same effort on all of my projects and papers. Which is a decent effort given the time constraints. And sometimes I get As and sometimes I get Bs. Occasionally, I'll know I did a mediocre job and I will get a mediocre grade, but just as often the professor thinks it's great. Or I will think I aced something and I'll get a B. So rather than try really hard and disappoint myself. I'm just going to do the usual and leave it up to the whims of my professors since even if it's an A effort, if he or she is having a bad day or didn't like what I was wearing last week, I might get a B anyway. Or conversely (and I like this better), it's a B paper, but the professor likes me or is just feeling the holiday spirit a little more than usual and give me an A for fun. Oh to have that power.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Unfortunately, I have to admit that I watched the Today show this morning to write this post, but it was a fluke.

So, on the aforementioned show, they were doing ambush makeovers. They made over two people who were in the audience, and they truly looked great. And then...they gave them both a hideous T-shirt that was approximately a Men's XL (for normal weight women) that said "I was ambushed by Today" with the big ugly Today show logo.

Excuse me. Did I miss something? We want these women to start dressing better, right? So I have an idea: let's give them an oversized T-shirt that no one should ever be caught dead in. Seriously, is this a test?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The name

The name of this blog is stolen from a Ben Folds song by the same title. If you don't know it, I'm sorry. I chose it for lack of a better title (and it's an excellent song) because everything else I though of seemed too self important or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, far too cutesy. It also is a good commentary on where I live. Los Angeles is a place where everyone is trying to be somebody. Well, I'm not. And as soon I start to think that, I just play Ben Fold's song and it slaps you right back down to earth.

It was time...

I guess now that I'm staying on the other side of the country from most of my family and many of my friends, it's time to start a blog. I do not promise that it will be exciting or even entertaining, but I love keeping updated on other people's lives through their blogs, so I thought I'd start my own. I started to feel guilty about only taking from the blogger world without giving back. Haha. So here it is. Enjoy. Or not.