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News Roundup of ANGST!

- I continue to wish, above all things, that I could teleport. That would teh coolest, evar.

- Moving-in of the lovely faithlynn has not gone as smoothly as anticipated. Miah didn't get his shit out of here until around 9 pm today. If I'm not much mistaken, I think some of it is still here. In fact, he has just returned to grab it. It is 9:30 on Thursday. Faith got here on Monday. Her stuff has been sitting in the living room... since Monday. This is her apartment.

- "It's so weird being here when it's clean. I'm used my being stuff thrown everywhere." - Miah ... So. Much. Hate. *sizzle*

- Craigslist has become my new best friend. Faith and I just got an massive Center de Entertainment - complete with a 27 inch TV (which we are totally selling to muhnipul8a, Dan, Preston? and Damon) - for 90 bucks. We are also getting a SNES with some awesome games, and also some lame ones that we should be able to sell and recover the cost of buying the thing in the first place. I am also trying to get a turntable, because I am obsessed with vinyl. (Not that kind, you pervs.)

- I love Faith. Really, I do. Great big hearts.

- I most emphatically do not love, however, the bogarting of my roommate by the Nic. I'm actually just more annoyed by the apparent clingy-ness. I can't stand that in anyone, even if I'm not being clung onto. Not that I don't love Nic, but I, personally, need my space. I also need variety in my social interaction. I don't want to always be doing the same old thing with the same old crew. I don't want to dissolve into the "let's drink and watch a movie" rut right away. Plus, lately he's been so unbelievably whiney. Yes, I realize that things are pretty shitty for him right now, but he's not exactly doing anything to solve the problems at hand so my sympathy is limited.

- Faith came and picked me up from work and we did lunch today. It was beyond lovely. We sat outside at Noodles & Company and were blasted by the gale-force winds. We also listened to, and participated in, a discussion on the prices of gas. I honestly never thought I'd see the day when it went above three, but I suppose that with the extremely-well-publicized ecological disaster that has swept over the S'th - it's understandable. With that, a warning.

- If I continue to hear people piss and moan about the price of gas as if it is entirely the government's fault, I am gonna have to choke a bitch. Yeah, it sucks. No, neither Islamic Terrorists nor the Bush Administration created yon Hurricane of Woe and Doom. Yeah, we definitely should have been building more oil refineries over the past 20 years. But regardless of all this hindsight-nonsense, natural disasters of this magnitude do have catastrophic economic backlashes. See tsunami for details. It's not just the oil refineries, it's the oil fields and the ports and the people for fuck's sake. So yes, in short, it sucks but shut up. Everything is about to change, and there's nothing you can do about it. At least take it with some intelligence, grace, and dignity instead of whining about how much it costs to fill the tank of your Escalade. Gas prices are ridiculously high, so transportation cost is going to go up, so the cost of goods is going to go up... You've been warned. Shut up and deal with it. It's not the end of the world. Maybe this is the shock that our gasoline-dependent country has needed. Maybe this will finally illustrate to the masses how out of focus we are as a nation; that we care more about taking rights away from people in love then finding alternate energy sources that would save the environment and protect us from catastrophes like this. Still, this isn't the first time there's been a gas shortage. We survived, and we will again. One can only hope we'll be a little wiser. I, however, am not getting my hopes up.

- This whole Hurristeria thing is depressing me beyond belief. It's so tragic, but at the same time it's nature. It's incredible just in statistic form and beyond humbling, but I feel so heartbroken at the devastation. I can't turn the news on anymore or check the Weather Channel for the local forcast. It's getting to the point where I'm almost afraid to read my friends-list, because there are so many linked articles and things that I feel so compelled to read. Ugh.

- Alex is leaving, and that sucks. 'Nuff said.

- Last full day of work tomorrow, thank sweet, merciful Christ.

- I have spent too much money lately. After we get a TV, I am cutting myself off for awhile.

- I wonder if Alice is coming tomorrow? I don't even know.

- Again... teleporting would be the coolest. God damn, if only.

Comments

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(Anonymous)
Sep. 2nd, 2005 03:03 pm (UTC)
ok, i totally agree with you on everything except for the fact that there are people out there who can't afford to fill the tanks of their shitty cars to get to school everyday in a city with shitty public transportation. i can't survive as a student in kansas city with out my car. yes there are reasons behind the rising gas prices besides the government and yes what is happening right now is horrific for people involved, but we still have to survive too and that's a hard thing to do when you can't find a job. i have many expenses on top of the quarter of a tank of gas i use a day. that's the only way i can go to school, is spend at least $10 a day on gas. just saying that 'whiners' have reasons. knowing that there's nothing to be done about it just makes me stress out even more.

that's all i have to say about that.

virtuistic
Sep. 2nd, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC)
In response, I know that there are some people that are really suffering from this, and they definitely have the right to complain. This rant was directed at the priviledged folks that have ridiculous cars with ridiculously low gas mile-age - that have been complaining since it hit 2 bucks a gallon. I know there are financially troubled citizens that this is causing hell for, and this wasn't meant to be directed at them.

At the same time though, I've been really pissy lately, and hearing continued griping about something we can't change immediately really wears me out. Everyone is entitled to venting - especially when the situation is causent extreme stress and mental duress, but constant bickering doesn't help anyone. So I still stand by that.

My mom has to drive 60 miles every day, just to get to work and back. And her shitty car guzzles gas just because it's old and she can't afford a new one right now, and I know it's really freaking her out. I do sympathize with people that can't avoid buying the gas. It's a bitch, but what can we do?
onigokko
Sep. 2nd, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC)
The Craigslist rocks my penis too, don't worry.

I think what's so depressing about all this "hurristeria" (good coinage) is that it's really bringing out the worst in people. Some people. But really. Some of the shit going down is not cool. Yes, New Orleans has prior existing and major class issues, and I hate to see them aggravated in such a bald faced way (especially by the media which can't decide whether or not it cares). Although I guess it's making a lot of people take notice of it.

And I haven't heard many people piss about the gas prices to blame it on the government, but I am definitely in that camp pissing about the government's slow response to take action concerning Katrina... some people too busy playing the guitar or something I guess.

I was thinking the other day how cool it would be if we finally developed the other 90 % of our brains and gained the ability to teleport. I would so be in France right now sipping coffee in a petit cafe in front of le Tour Eiffel.
muhnipul8a
Sep. 3rd, 2005 03:23 am (UTC)
90? you said 35. ummmmmmm
(Anonymous)
Sep. 3rd, 2005 04:11 am (UTC)
WE got the entire package for 90. We're selling you the TV for 35. You heard right. it comes with a remote.
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