Pretension Central

So this will be an exercise in complete bullshit and ramblings about how I fucking hate everything and pretty much everyone. Foul language will be used and is encouraged. Liberal points of view will be quite the norm. You have been warned.

Monday, September 27, 2010

What is Wrong With Education

I work in a University and I have a co worker who has a daughter that attends school here. She was talking to her mom about the test that she took and she got a failing grade on the test. The mother was upset and asked her if the professor was going to redo the test or change the curve or something to make it so that the grade ended up being a passing grade. The daughter said that the professor was not going to do that. He would only allow people to retake the test and average the scores. She was fine with the test score because she said that the test was hard and she needed to do better.

What is wrong when the parent wants to find the easy way out and the child is the one that realizes they did not do well and should try harder. Hello people, the easy way out is not the right way and sometimes you need to realize that you just didn't do well and suck it up!


Monday, September 20, 2010

Religious Ramblings

So we booked the tickets for the trip to Kansas for a family wedding. This should be lots of fun considering it is with part of my family that is overly religious and I am overly not religious. This is also one of the reasons that we do not fit in well here in the south. In my experience people lose perspective and objectivity when their lives become clouded by a man made religion. Evidence of this is abundant if you just look at the headlines in our news today. I really feel that people need to be more tolerant and if they are going to believe in a religion they should not force it on others and yes this includes prayer in school and other things that some consider harmless. Our nation was founded on Freedom of Religion and our fore fathers were very leery of any state and religion mingling. They saw what happened in England and how their views were persecuted and did not want to see that happen again. Re read you history books and find some compassion people or this wonderful country is not going to be so wonderful anymore.


Friday, September 17, 2010

College Football Hell

Working for a University that thinks they are the shit is not fun during Football season. Everyone here is gaga for th eteam and they think that the world revolves around them. People get super excitied about the games and they plan thier life around the football games. They watch everything they can about the players. Hell they even go to media days for the players....this si a crap school with no media around. Who the hell cares. Now from this post you might gather that I like dislike football but that is far from the truth. I love football but it has its place. I do not obsess over players and call them my little pumpkins like some do where I work. I guess this is what happens when you have nothing going on in a town. This is a sad state of affairs down here. It is no better with the high school football scene down here. I just wish I was back in a place where people had more variety in thier lives, conversations, and events that they participate in.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Potted Meat

So working in the south has given me more opportunities to learn about southern culture. As far as I am concerned the eating habits they can keep. There was a discussion about various favorite foods and one of my co-workers said that his wife loved Vienna Sausages straight out of the can. Then I learned that the correct Georgia Pronunciation is VI-eena sausages. I also learned that you can fry bologna in place of sausage for breakfast in the morning. Deviled ham and liver pudding and spam are all part of the southern diet. Now I know not everyone in the south eats like this but I had never run into people who ate this stuff and thought that it was good. I now completely understand why this country has the weight problems that we do. People don't know any better and have no desire to try learn. Such a sad place!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Working in the South

So I started a new job here in the South and things sure are different. First of all I am working for the public sector and that is never very fun because of all the rules the government has. The people that I work with don't really understand me or my humor. They do not understand sarcasm and take things too literal. They know the entire genealogy of the town and that is how people are described. For me since I don't know anyone or the mother's brother's third cousin it makes it hard to join in the conversation. They explain the same thing about forty two times and it takes a hour each time! Don't get me wrong the people that I work with are nice but they are very different from any group that I have worked with before. We will see how this all goes but for now but for now it is an uninspiring and not very fun place to work...I hope it gets better but I am not holding my breath.

Friday, November 20, 2009

I Hate This Fucking Friday!!

So today I was told by my boss that they were not able to continue my employment! I am just so fucking mad and pissed off. This is all because HR is not ready to deal with telecommuting. This has nothing to do with my ability to do my job or anything like that. If I did not have to get on a plane for a trip today I would be up to my ears drinking right now. I knew this was a possibility but it still does not ease the feelings that I have right now! What a way to start a vacation! This fucking blows ass hard!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My DJ Hero

So I do not understand this. My husband has these wonderful turntables and a special table that we bought for them and a mixer and speakers. The whole nine yards not to mention a pretty decent vinyl collection for a beginner. He then tells me that he is going to go and buy DJ Hero. Now I know one is the real thing and one is a game. Wouldn't the time playing the game be better spent doing the real thing so that you can be a real DJ hero? I might be missing something but oh well sometimes I think that there are just certain things that I will never understand.