As I sit here this fine evening, I’m tempted to plaster myself to the window. There’s the vaguest chance of snow tonight, and me being from where I’m originally from (the land of Yeehaw and Y’all, that country best known as Texas), I’m a sucker for it. It doesn’t matter that I’m pushing 30, the white stuff is still magical and awesome to me. Even if I don’t go run out and roll about in it much, it’s still awesome – it’s pure potential. Anyways, be happy that most of you probably missed me over the winter and that you’ll likely have to wait until December before I start going on about it again, eh? Because I will go on… and on… and on… and well, you get the idea. 😉
I’m a bit annoyed today – I had some really good ideas to scribble about this morning… and then I accidentally turned off my computer and lost the lot. I’d spotted some pieces about some of my favorite harpings on – that everyone is going to need to cut back, that we cannot maintain such decadent lifestyles, etc. And it made me go woohoo, because it was good filler for trying to explain some of my stances about life and society. It’s not that I don’t want people to have nice things – it’s wonderful to be able to have nice things and have good times and the like. It’s more that it’s not sustainable, and it was stuff that explained it better than I could. I’d also taken part in the BBC Lab survey on British Class, and my results on that were most DEFINITELY lost by my accidental shut-down. I didn’t even get to finish reading them, I was so irked. Not that it was completely accurate – if we based my life on the past year, then I have absolutely no cultural interests whatsoever, since I barely managed to do anything museum or arts based. *chuckles* I debate taking it again, but I don’t want to skew their data set just to find out what I missed on seeing. I keep looking to see if, perhaps, there’s a saved results in my profile, but alas, alas…
Oh, or I could notice that ‘view your feedback’ button. Good job, dork, good job. <3 At least now I can be amused that my coat of arms is, apparently, a Playstation controller! Anyways, I’ll maintain that class only matters to those who are fussed about keeping up appearances, or being better/different than someone. Since I don’t care to, it personally means nothing to me. But as I’m still doing my best to understand British culture and its history, it’ll be interesting to see what the results of this survey are, if only so it broadens my understanding of things. I realize that my opinion might not match to fact, but I think it’s not too far off after comparing it in multiple cultures/countries. 🙂
Also, I realize I might need to learn more about the words of Immanuel Kant, if this article is any indication. He didn’t come up in my philosophy class back in my attempt at college a decade ago, else I’d’ve probably glomped on him fairly hard (if this first glance is any true insight). Really, I need to get back into reading philosophy and philosophers, period; I enjoyed the heck out of it back in school, so it might behoove me to brush up on it this year. The only other thing I could think that I’d specifically want to brush up on/study/take a class in would be psychology. That was my other love in college, and it always drove me around the bend that the only offering of abnormal psych was at a time I absolutely could never make it if I still wanted to have enough money to keep my poor dying car running. *chuckles* Maybe I should just poke around Amazon, see if there are any likely texts worth checking out… seems a good option.
And now, me and my chilly hands are going to go try to write some story bizz. I managed like.. two sentences yesterday, which just won’t do. But then, it wasn’t a total bust – some of that time that could have been spent cranking out words was used researching some relevant bits, so I don’t feel totally horrible about it.