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English essay. Why the HELL did I pick satire as my topic? What possessed me? Sure I love satire. I live, breathe and eat satire these days. It's all an opinion, there's no concrere proof that satire influences or changes anything. I could just do an overview of how satire has changed and taken different forms over the years, give examples from Jon Stewart and his satirical news show to Mark Twain and slavery to Jonathan Swift and his proposal to eat babies. *twitch* George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Stephen Colbert, Charles Dickens. I can add in how satire works well at undermining the government because it can be used subtly and fly under a fascist governments radar, if that makes any sense. Most of this is going to be opinion. God. I should have just picked a safe "done a million times" topic like Modern Feminism Vs First Wave Feminism.

....I don't have enough songs to fill an 80 or 120 GB mp3, but 16 and 32 GB is too small. They aren't making 40 or 60 anymore. >< Should I just say screw it and get the 120? It's only about twenty dollars more. God. Choices.

Date: 2008-11-09 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Go for the 120. I have a 60, and I use the extra space for videos, and also as a flashdrive (I lost my flashdrive a month after I got it, and my iPod has proved to be a good substitute).

Date: 2008-11-10 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*Nods* sounds like good advice. I was leaning more towards that. Curiously, can you burn music from iTunes onto a cd? And the clincher; if I get an iPod can I only burn music from cds and iTunes onto it? *shifty eyes*

Heh, iPod's used as flashdrives. Genius.

Date: 2008-11-30 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
God, it's been forever since we've talked. And yeah, I miss you. :(

Were your ideas embraced by your professor? Did you like the essay yourself, enjoy yourself writing and researching it?

I'm sorry I didn't respond to this earlier. My pain management medication makes it difficult to multi-task at times. >_>

Just, just, how are you? *squees*

Date: 2008-11-30 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I loved the essay. I already had so much knowledge on the subject I'd acquired over the last few years that I could have written a great essay without references or sources. The hard part was finding sources and making them match what I wanted to say in the essay. Ugh synthesis essays. I think it turned out alright in the end and while my professor wasn't enthusiastic about me doing satire, saying he thought it would be difficult to write an effective essy on it, well I think he'll like it.

But right now? You know how I've wanted to be a psychiatrist for so long? Someone suggested I change my major to Poli Sci, since I'm so much more passionate about politics lately than about psychology. Ever since they planted that thought in my mind, I can't stop thinking about it and it seems ridiculous. I've wanted to be a psychiatrist so long and this could just be a passing fancy. Maybe. What are the things I can do with Poli Sci anyway? Be a politician? Work for a campaign? Everything I could do with it would be pretty transitory, uncertain and unstable.

I've missed talking to you too. I've seen some of your posts but been to busy to respond to them properly. And I don't blame you for not responding earlier, I understand why.

All around I'm okay, but I get lonely and can never force myself to sleep. I'm tired all the time.

But how about you? *hugs* Is the pain worse or better lately?

Date: 2008-12-01 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Lul synthesis essays. You know, I think as long as you enjoyed yourself, the writing was worth it.

Gosh, what could you do as a Polical Science major? A lobbyist? (I understand it pays well in bribes). ♥ Intern for a politician and build your career from there? If you want to effect change, then it's a good idea. Risky, sure, but then again, a major in Psych is no guarantee of a job.

Oh, I hate not being able to sleep. Melatonin is good for that, really. ^.^ It's unbelievable how depressed you can get from lack of sleep. If I don't get enough it affects the level of my pain dramatically. *so somatic*

*hugs back fiercely* I'm as good as can be expected. The pain has been better due to tai chi, but worse because I cut back on my Methadone. I guess it's basically the same. *laughs* I expect a call back from a Pain Specialist tomorrow, so hopefully, things will only get better from here. *knocks on wood*

Nuuuuuuu... I'm getting sleepy. *blinksandblinks*

I think it's naptiem. Damn. Oh well, talk to you very, very soon.

Date: 2008-12-01 02:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Why does every career path I consider seem to be risky, transitory and hinge on luck/chance? x__x Why can't I want to be something that is partically guaranteed? A lawyer? Detective? A teacher?

...Yay lobbying. :) ....*shifty eyes* Not for an oil company or the bad...highpaying....profitable lobby people. No. Lobby for healthcare/environment/etc? Hmmmm. Interning for a politician sounds fun. Maybe I could start small, go for State Congress or something, build up support locally....Or I could just continue with the Psych stuff.

....I wonder how stressful and unrealistic double majoring would be.

I seriously believe at this point I'm an insomniac. I'm always so tired but buzzing with energy.

*knocks on wood too* I really hope you start to feel better. Tai Chi really helps with pain?

Have a good sleep. :) *...jealousofyourabilitytosleepbutonlyslightly...*

Date: 2008-12-01 03:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*scratches head* I doubt any career path is even close to guaranteed. I've heard too many stories of people graduating and getting jobs irrelevant to their degrees. D: At the same time; ugh, who wants to major in Business?

In fact, now that I think about it, don't most politicians begin their careers as lawyers? Before making any real decisions, I'd research the matter first. *nods vigorously* I say go for the Presidency -- that way someday I can go to dinner at the Whitehouse and we can fangirl ALL NITE LONG~! *giggles*

Double majoring? Eeeek... but considering all that energy (high metabolism?) it may work for you.

Tai chi? Hell, yes! It's taught me to relax certain muscles that I couldn't before, which helps significantly. More than that, my neck is straighter, so I'm nowhere near as disfigured as I used to be (always hated Botox, not the procedure itself, but cranked my head in different directions rather than doing anything helpful). Even better, after two years of training, lol, I can snatch objects tossed at me right out of the air.

Thank you. ♥ Power naps are the best. I think I'll turn my attention to actual writing instead of rping for a few days.~

Date: 2008-12-01 12:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well I mean, having a career in politics is a high risk job. Even if you do get elected or whoever you're working for gets elected they could lose the next election.

I've noticed that and it didn't really make sense at first, since the only important thing to know is if the bill you're trying to make into law is constitutional. But then I thought about how persuasive lawyers generally are, how a lot of people graduate with a law degree and never actually work as a lawyer, how they generally KNOW people with money and make a lot of money themselves. Other countries don't have near as many lawyers as politicians though. :/

*giggles* I'd sweep the nation off its feet. And of course I'd invite you. Hmmmm my speechwriter would be Aaron Sorkin....If he's still alive. I would have a White House cat or fox instead of a dog. I'd only have the smartest and most qualified people around me. ^___^

Making absolutely no decisions this quickly though. And yeah, my metabolism is kind of scary.

: D You can catch objects when thrown at you? lol I can't even do that. I can only flinch and hope whoever threw has bad aim and that it misses.

Yay writing! :)What kind? Fandom writing or original?


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