In Fallujah Iraqis are apologising for desecrating the bodies of the Americans but not for killing them. How backwards is a culture where murder is alright but desecration of bodies is unconscionable. If the men had been killed but not desecrated it would still have been a horrible crime. If they had died from an accident or natural causes, dragging them through the streets and defecating on them wouldn't be that big a deal in my opinion.
I did actually create my creative writing journal. It's called lordofthelies Go or don't go, I don't really care. This is probably the last time I'll mention it directly.
Today is my mother's birthday. I have to go see a movie with her and then have dinner with her afterwards. I just hope it's relatively painless, that's it.
I have decided that I need to be more proactive in a lot of ways. I need to learn how to sell myself and apply for things and basically just put myself out there. Right now I am just sort of waiting for opportunities and honors to stumble upon me, and while that works to a small degree it's not exactly a long term plan for success. Recognizing this and doing something about it are two different matters entirely though.
I'm hungrier than I should be right now. Quite annoying.
During GED class on tuesday a 6'3" 250 lb student had a pair of brass knuckles drop out of his pocket. He quickly put them away but I certainly wasn't able to forget them when he came up to me after class to discuss his math scores. He wasn't hostile, just frustrated that he had a ways to go on the math section but still. It's not a huge deal but it was a memorable experience.