Monday, October 27, 2008

We are all Misfits in our own right

It is interesting the circumstances that occur that easily distinguish the followers from the rest of us. Today for example, in my anthropology class the instructor had to leave class at 12 (our class actually ends at ten to one) but she wanted us all to stay until the end of class watching a video. She asked me specifically if I could return the video to faculty services once the class was over.
There was nothing or nobody to hold the rest of the students to stay. She did not say we would be having a test on this video or even suggest that there would be any sort of punishment if we didn't stay to watch the video. So here I sit in a dark classroom that is usually full of at least 20 or so students, with eight other people. That's right more than half of the class left! It is not surprising really. I mean who really thinks it's fair that our prof should be allowed to leave early but the rest of us have to stay?
One student just before leaving said "whoever stays is not cool!" Wow! This really is a first year course hey! I mean that's so high school! This brings me to my first statement... After one or two people left (and after the one student said those who stay are uncool) everybody, who was cool or who thought they were cool, got up and left! They all followed. Like sheep. Normally you can tell who are the people who are more likely to follow. Those are the ones who are normally popular, or think they are popular. The ones who don't see school as an important thing for their futures.
So I look at the eight people left in the classroom and notice that we are probably not the cool people! We are all misfits! I am surrounded by the two oldest students in our class, the typical guy who talks a lot during class (perhaps a nerd-like creature), a gothic type person, and other misfits including myself.
Why did I stay though? I mean I am quite literally sitting here "listening" to this video but I am actually sitting here blogging instead of watching. Because I care about my schooling. Because I am paying over three hundred dollars to watch this stupid video. Because I have to bring the video to faculty services after the class is over. Because I am a misfit!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Note to Self: Running out of Method

Well hello to everybody in cyberland! I have to admit it has been awhile since I have blogged. It is a bittersweet realization because my lack of blogging really means that I have been able to sleep which is different from the usual insomnia I typically face every night. Congrats to me for the ability to sleep!

Having said that it is currently 1:30 in the AM hours! Alright, so tonight is the exception to my being able to sleep. I am unsure as to why I can't sleep, I just know that the sheep are too busy grazing in the fields to jump over the fence!
So anywho, I did have a reason to blog tonight/this morning but as usual my A.D.D has taken over my brain and has wiped out all of my events on my mental list of things to do. So I guess I will just have to write about whatever comes to my head until I figure out what it was I was going to write about.

Ummm... So I guess I can write about the environment (always a fun topic). I've been noticing lately that the environment has been steadily taking over my life in terms of helping to save the environment from our dirty little habits. As I had mentioned once in my blog before I have become obsessed with the cleaning product line called Method. Oh how I love the sweet sweet smell of method's sweet water air care products! I have even stumbled across and (now) read religiously a wonderfully entertaining yet always informational blog by graphic artist Nathan Aaron called Method Lust which examines, critiques, lusts and gossips (that's right, it's like the of household cleaners!) about all things Method.

Within the last couple of days Nathan has been sharing the news about Method introducing their holiday line up full of wonderfully christmas smelling scents coming soon to a Target near you! I just LOVE the smell of Christmas (that's right, holidays have smells and Christmas smells like Winter Berry, Gingerbread Spice, Spiced Pear, Toasted Hazelnut, and Frosted Fir).

Here's where my dilemma comes into play... In the United States, from what I know, most Target stores are carrying various Method products with a fairly good selection of scents. Here in Canada, or at least where I am, there obviously aren't any Target stores around but I have found Method products in some Safeway stores, Canadian Superstores, and Shoppers Drugmart however none of these retailers offer very good selection of scents or products for that matter. I could try to convince someone traveling to the states to simply leave their clothing behind when they come home and fill their suitcase with Method stuff, but I'm afraid that may make them a Method Mule and result in some very odd looks (not to mention that the volunteer would probably need to take some of the laundry detergent from me in order to wash their one outfit left). So basically I am calling out to those of you here in Canada to let me know if there is a particular retailer that may carry more than what Safeway has to offer. I don't want to miss out on making my home/office smell like Christmas 24/7/365!!!

By the way friends and family who may be reading this... if you aren't too sure about what to get me for Christmas.... *hint hint, nudge nudge, know what I mean, know what I mean* I could always use some wonderful smelling Method Products (don't worry I wont assume you are giving me cleaning products in order to convey some other meaning)!

Anywho, I have a Psyc Mid-Term exam to write in 6 and a half hours so I should probably study a little while longer then round up all the sheep and let the counting begin!

Ciao for now!