Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Overcast With a Chance of Thinking

I haven't really felt like writing lately. I've gotten a little lazy. So, I apologize for my laziness. Critique group is tomorrow, so we'll see if that spurs me on at all.


I'm tired. I stayed up til 2:30 a.m. reading this book. I finished it this morning. One of my best friends read it a couple years ago, and I randomly found it at the library on Monday, so I thought I'd read it. It started out really good, but it lost me about midway through. It did give me some insight on racism, though, which seems to be coming up as a predominant topic in the books I'm reading lately. I read Dominion by Randy Alcorn, and that dealt heavily with racism and the stereotypes against blacks. I realized that even though I don't think of myself as a racist, in some ways, I have acted or thought in ways that would be, um, racist. I haven't burned crosses in any one's yard or anything like that, but I do know I've taken a stereotype (say, a Hispanic stereotype) and then everytime I walked past a person that was Hispanic, I ended up labeling them with that stereotype, even though I'd never met them. Or when I hear news, automatically thinking, "Well, that's an Arab, Jew, Iraqi, (insert any nationality or color here) for you." Judging, racism, whatever you wanna call it. Still wrong. I did go out the day I finished Dominion, and made a point of smiling at people as I walked past them... the reactions were funny. :)

I got my letter from our local community college on Tuesday (I believe) saying that they had accepted me for their dual enrollment program. I'll be signing up to take Comp I and American History I classes during their June semester.

Saturday, I'm going biking with my church's youth group. We're going to do the Creeper Trail. Some are biking all the way up, while most of us are just biking the 18 miles down. I'm excited about it. We're dropping Victoria's bike off at the shop today to get the pedal fixed. If I get any pictures that turn out decently, I might post them.


Anybody up for a Dunkin' Donuts stop?


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