||[Aug. 10th, 2006|09:45 am]
Fun times, fun times (to borrow a line from my brother) were had by all.|
So, in the news today, another plot to blow up planes. I actually learned this from my Dad on the phone on the way to work today, since I am really out of touch with the news (having no tv) despite my intense internet connectedness :). We had an interesting discussion just about disproportionate reactions to things: the Mohammed cartoon saga of earlier this year, the Lebanon situation right now. We talked about the lack of love in the world, how we are all raised with prejudices against people and how these prejudices can bring this sort of stuff about. It honestly makes me want to move to Iraq and just love people, just to show them that they are loved, that there are good things, to try to temper some of the hate. "The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently." -Friedrich Nietzsche
In my work-life-news today, we FINALLY had a candidate for team manager pass the excruciatingly long interview process and get an offer. I am way more happy than my calm demeanor and ability to spell correctly denotes - I really hope he accepts. We've had an open req for a manager for over a year now, and I am ready to be managed. I thought I would like having little authority in place above me, but it is too difficult for me to self-motivate for this long. I need accountabillity!
In personal-life-news, I went to kickboxing and jiu jitsu last night and learned how to break someone's wrist (obligatory Napoleon Dynamite reference: "break the wrist, walk away"), practiced my leg-choking move (called the Triangle choke), and sweat alot. On the drive home a friend called - he and another *amazing* drummer were at the church playing around on percussion, so I drove there instead of home. I changed out of my sweaty gi (white pants = not attractive) in the church parking lot and finished right when my friend came outside to see if I was here. Perfect timing.
We jammed for an hour or so, I learned some cool new beats and got to play the drumkit a little too! It's been awhile since I've been able to play with other percussionists like that, and it was really fun. I want to buy a set of congas I think, though the church has several sets and I wouldn't ever play them at home, so I can just play the ones at the church... so I don't need them. I already have 2 djembes (though one is at the church and I don't really know where it is...), a guitar and a piano. Because I a teh musical.
Tonight I am going with friends to see Talledega Nights, which I have heard isn't as funny as Old School or Anchorman, but funnier than Dodgeball and Wedding Crashers. I won't tell you how it is, since I hate spoilers ;).