Monday, November 10, 2008

1. I really like show business, and I'm tired of it at the same time. I love crawling into small spaces and popping out of them; I enjoy teasing the mohawk; I like to dance, if badly. At the same time...

2. Ender's Game is phenomenal. I can say this now that I've read it through once. The motifs are so sophisticated and it's so internalized. You really get to know Ender, and I don't care what adults say, kids think like this.

3. I suddenly (still) miss Chagall Guevara.

4. Campus is unusually loud today. It's like Universal People Yell At Each Other Day. Not a fan.

5. Official Post-Election Thoughts: I'm not a hater. I'm not going to say, "Well, of course Obama won, because he's charismatic, smart and has excellent taste, while McCain is an old white guy and Sarah seems a little unbalanced and I hate Republicans." I'm also not going to say, "Well, I hate that Obama won and I hate Democrats and we're going to hell in a handbasket." I don't believe in any of those statements.

No political leader will be the one who will save civilization and the problems in our country. Laws written in stone, enacted by liberals or conservatives, won't necessarily make any individual truly believe in the value of human life or the danger of greed or the importance of protecting our natural resources.

I just have to commit to treating people with love and respect, as I believe Jesus called me to do. I hope that I will be able to see evidence of love and respect in Obama's decisions as president, but ultimately, it's not all up to him. It's up to the grace of God to cover the decisions that we all make.

6. Secret: I actually like having pink hair and, though I will give it up, I won't really want to.


Beth Nell said...

i am sure you look awfully cute in pink hair! :-)

Katelyn said...

I totally second #5. You could so pull off pink hair.

Anonymous said...

You should get purple hair.

I think a dark red/purple is actually kind of pretty.

Anonymous said...

You can get tired and enjoy the same thing at the same time? You can miss someone for a while and suddenly miss that same someone too? I was reading some of Ender's Game like two weeks ago, but it was my freeloading housemate's book, so I didn't get very far into it.
Thanks for not being a hater. I wrote two blogs on that. I was gonna write a third, but when writing the title, "Grow up, you overdramatic loons", I thought it might do more harm than good.
And, yeah, I too dig the pink hair.
-That guy from that place a few years back