Friday, April 24, 2009


Let me preface this by saying that I've never been too religious. I'm just too indecisive about even the smallest things in my life to even being to be able to make a decision on such a big issue in human history. That why I prefer to remain neutral, agnostic even. I put my "faith" in the strong basis/evidence of science and it's hard for me to blindly follow The Bible, or any other form of religious "instruction", so to speak. And the same goes for any organized religion. Far too much pain and suffering throughout history has come about because of religion for me to be able to support it fully. Those things tend to stick out in your mind, you know?

But don't get me wrong--I think some aspects of religion can be great! The whole "love your neighbor" thing and all that, and having good, basic morals. That's all a great way to live your life....just reminding yourself to be a good person.

But I still have my issues when people take religion too far. Some people get so self-righteous about it, and shun all others who have a differing viewpoint on certain matters, and live in fear of change or deviation from the Bible. Sure, this may be predominantly common in the extremes of religious followers, but when someone tells me I'm going to hell because I don't go to churhc, it just really makes me glad I've been able to keep an open mind. I like being my OWN person, thank you very much.

SO, my point in all of this backstory is:
-Today I was "stumbling" (yes, it's SO addicting) and I came across this quote from a deconverted missionary:

"The Pirah├ús have shown me that there is dignity and deep satisfaction in facing life and death without the comfort of heaven or the fear of hell and in sailing toward the great abyss with a smile.”

This quote completely sums up my opinion on the matter of religion.

I think it's much more important to enjoy your life on earth in a way that makes you happy than to worry about pleasing a force unknown and uncertain.
I'm not so big a fan on worshipping something that feeds on fear & doubt, if you know what I mean.

That is all for today.

P.S Prom tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

hot hot heat

Today was so warm and summery and it felt like the last week of school, even though I still have another month and half to get through. It's so odd to think that the seniors will be GRADUATING. It still hasn't hit me. I guess I keep expecting them to come back with us juniors next year, like normal. I keep talking about my schedule next year and wondering who will be in my classes, and I've had to remind myself that half of the "usuals" are going to be off in college futhering their lives. IT'S SO FREAKING SAD. D:

If I'm this upset about the seniors (a lot of which I hardly know) I can't even begin to fathom how I'm going to react next year when the people I've known since kindergarten are going to spearate.
AHHGH. Life needs to slow down a bit. Or at least let me catch up.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

spring break is ending

Spring Break has ended.
Well, not technically, because it's Sunday...
but seeing as all I have planned today is to finish the mounds of homework I still have to do and have an Easter dinner with my family + Brendan (which will be fun, though!) I categorize today as the end. I had a great break though...I just want moooore. It seems like no matter how long a break is, I will never be satisfied...ah well, 'tis human nature.

Friday, April 10, 2009


I went to the zoo on Wednesday! The weather was mostly lovely and it reminded me once again how much I freaking love San Francisco. I would write down all the details but I'm far too lazy at the moment, so I will leave you with only this picture to sum up the trip:

Saturday, April 4, 2009

spring break!

spring break = freedom!


here is my tentative plan!
(no reason for posting this other than my own mental-organization...)

WEDNESDAY: SF Zoo / misc SF exploring
THURSDAY: beach exploration (?) or SANTA CRUZ?
FRIDAY: Clara's birthday party
SATURDAY: Santa Cruz! ALL DAY TRIP (if not on Thursday)