Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thank you Asher Roth.

So I've been wanting to post this for a little while now..

A couple days ago, I got a surprising letter from Northwestern University's Honor's Program for Medical Education...

They STRONGLY urged me to not pursue the HPME program and instead go for their traditional 4-year study program. Basically, they rejected the hell out of me.... Funny thing is... I don't remember applying...

Theoretically, getting an e-mail like that should've been like a kick to the face. I mean, Northwestern University was my top choice back in the day... why wouldn't being rejected again hurt? It didn't though, I actually laughed at it and that's because I realized that I love it here at UIUC. I've met so many inspirational and amazing people that helped shape me into what I am today. I laugh when I think about who or what I'd be if I actually made it into Northwestern on my first try...

First off, I probably wouldn't have the time to write this (although I probably shouldn't be writing this now as I should be at the gym already...) because I'd still be struggling on homework that was due last semester. Second, I wouldn't have met so many wonderful people at Northwestern because my friends that go there wouldn't have ditched me like they did here (thank God they did too) and odds are, I probably would never have broke out of my shell and met new people. Because of that, I wouldn't have found a passion in dance because the people who really pushed me in that direction (Alex, Kim, and Don.... thank you so much) would've been here. I also would still be fat as hell because I doubt I would've gone to the gym at NU. Finally, and worst of all, I probably would've never met Robin...

Happiness isn't getting what you want all the time...
It's LOVING what you have.

Life is good.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Letter to the higher ups

Dear God,

Things better start going my way, or I'm going to go up there and fuck you up.

Real talk.


Friday, October 1, 2010

A message to the ladies

You make me confused as hell.

What I'm talkin' about is this whole "Chivalry is dead" thing. All I hear nowadays is women saying that men don't treat them like they should, and that we're rude, inconsiderate, and all we want to do is get in girl's pants and blah blah blah. But then, when guys treat women nicely and put them on a pedestal, we're suddenly sexist and wrong because they think we're doing it because we think that men are better than women.

I guess I'm more on the latter side of the spectrum in that I have that "chivalrous" tendency to treat women more nice than usual. I hold the door open for them, I (usually) speak nicely to them and (try to) avoid directly profanity at them, and if a woman asks me for a favor, I will always accept and do anything I can for them. Does that make me sexist? Does doing all that mean that I think women are inferior to men? I don't think so, but sometimes I think that's what some people think of me. I mean, I actually got cussed out once at Kohl's for holding a door open for this particular woman. Apparently I thought that she couldn't open the door because she was a woman.. that just struck me dumbfounded and kinda pissed me off because I was just trying to be nice.

I don't understand what the hell I'm supposed to do or not do to make you ladies happy.

Any help?