Archive for October 2010
so i’ve been learning how to play nba 2k11 (and getting really frustrated in the process). something occurred to me while playing. every single player has their own stats and skill level. if you were a player, how sucky would it be if they made your player horrible? slow, poor shooting percentage, poor rebounding, poor defense, etc. i mean, you’d be pretty hurt right? or maybe you know exactly where you stand in the nba. maybe you know that you don’t make as many shots as say… ty lawson. there’s something kinda cool about knowing exactly where you stand in your profession.
in a world where everyone sugar coats things and tells you, “you’re good!” you can’t really tell where you stand compared to others. in a lot of ways, it’s good. however, sometimes you just want to know where you stand and how you can improve.
on a semi-related topic: i got so frustrated playing 2k11 that i had to go shoot some hoops to actually do some of the things i couldn’t make my players do. i don’t think i’m good at sports games.
let me tell you about my week so far.
for those of you who don’t know, this week is my midterm week. my main assignment was to turn in a 10-page paper by wednesday evening. here are some things i’ve dealt with this week:
monday – my keyboard and trackpad stop working for several hours. yeah, HOURS. as soon as i was about to start typing my paper, my keyboard is unresponsive. wow, really?!?! don’t worry, it’s fixed now (obviously). i powered my laptop down for a little while and when it turned it back on, it worked.
tuesday – i woke up feeling really sick. feverish, stomach ache, stiff joints. turns out, i had a stomach flu. great. my paper’s due in one day and i feel like crap. fantastic. i drag myself out of bed and force myself to start my paper at a coffee shop. i felt horrible, but i managed to churn out 3 pages before feeling light-headed and fatigued. btw, i planned on making a trip to alpharetta (about an hour drive north) to visit a friend wednesday early afternoon so i thought i needed to finish my paper by today because i wouldn’t have time to work on it on wednesday. turns out, i could go later on wednesday.
wednesday (due day) – i wake up feeling MUCH better. i finish my paper like a champ and as i’m proofreading, the power goes out for a second. not a problem since i’m on a laptop. however, my printer is unresponsive. on top of that, my ipod no longer syncs with itunes!! ok, so that one’s not really relevant, but it’s still adding to my list of grievances for the week. it’s now about an hour before my due time and i must find a printer in the pouring rain. i manage to find one and turn in my paper within the hour.
wow, it seemed like everything was against me turning this paper in. i fought every obstacle and laughed in their faces. “you cannot stop me from turning this paper in” i said to them. “do your worst!” and do their worst they did. but one by one, i overcame and triumphed over each trial, each test of frustration. and i came out victorious!!
for serious, i was freaking out. i was wondering if i’d be able to turn in my paper on time. in my meek voice i was saying, “please God, let nothing else happen so that i can finish this paper and be done with it.”
praise be to God who overcame these obstacles for me. to Him be the glory forever.
it’s midterm week, and you know what that means: procrastination!!
yes, instead of writing a paper, i am writing a blog post.
i had an idea for a new blog i’m thinking about starting. it would be a blog about music and food. mostly reviews along with my thoughts on various food and music related topics. what do you think?
i had this thought as i was checking out my face in the mirror. i have this one scar that i got when i was a baby. my mom told me i got it from scratching myself. it’s this one kind of indentation on my right cheek right underneath my eye. i’ve had it for as long as i can remember.
i have another scar on my leg i got from hiking in the woods. there was a thorny plant that hooked onto my leg and it remains to this day.
i have this faint scar on my arm. i have no idea where it came from, but it’s pretty long. i’m guessing it’s from one of my violent sleep episodes. it’s from my bicep to the middle of my forearm.
what am i getting at here?
scars don’t affect peoples’ personalities. i have all these scars, but i’m still the same person. it’s not like i wake up everyday and say, oh yeah, i have a scar on my face, i must act accordingly. however, for myself, i know that i judge other people by their scars, by things that don’t affect their personality.
sometimes i’m embarrassed by my scars, as if they told the world everything about me. and maybe people do read into my scars (i’m a crazy sleeper, my mom obviously never stopped me from scratching my face as a kid, i’m a horrible hiker, etc.), but that doesn’t mean that my personality is affected by my scars. and i admit, i tend to do that with other people. i judge them based on criteria that they cannot help, that has nothing to do with their personality, just by their looks. and the thing is, we all have scars. we can’t just judge others without thinking that we’re not being judged ourselves.
maybe we just all need some neosporin, or maybe we can start understanding one another before we judge them based on their appearances.