How in the world are people getting the day off today? This Columbus Day holiday is just a day commemorating a guy getting lost, showing up at someone else’s place and killing and stealing all they had. That’s not worth a celebration.
That’s the same thing as St. Patrick’s Day. What are we celebrating? People just getting drunk for the hell of it? That’s stupid.
What about New Year’s Day? Getting a new calendar does not warrant a holiday.
Away with pointless holidays! Away with them!
It’s a celebration of the beginning of the fulfillment of God’s promise of saving us. That’s pretty cool. Thanks, God!
I’m just happy to be back home with family today, away from work. Good times.
Filed under Family, Holiday
Two years ago I stood in a not so brightly-lit parking lot. In the distance I could see that big yellow sign that read “Best Buy.” It was 11PM. I was cold and I am pretty sure I wasn’t the only one. I stood there with my friend as we waited for midnight. I had no intention of buying anything. In fact, I only went there because my friend wanted to get a laptop. I knew that day that it would be my last time participating on Black Friday. I didn’t want to go through it anymore.
In previous years, I actually had an intent to buy something. I would show up at Wal-Mart at midnight, wait for a bit and maybe, just maybe buy that video game at $20 cheaper than the MSRP. And the years before that, I would drive and roam around my neighborhood, looking to buy something at a great price that I am pretty sure I didn’t need.
Since then, I have given up on Black Friday. It’s not that I don’t like great deals. It’s just that I didn’t care anymore. I no longer wanted to become part of the machine that society has told me that I needed to be a part of. It’s tiring. It’s stressful. It’s not what Christmas is all about.
Filed under Faith, Holiday
Everything that God’s provided. Thankful all day, every day.
Crazy to think that this blog is celebrating three years old today.
I started this blog because I had stopped my livejournal and needed a fresh start to blog about things that matter but not necessarily PG-13. I’ve done so. But three years is pretty impressive for a blog that has over 700 entries.
I was at a strange part in my life in 2010 when this blog began. I was moving back home from San Jose and going through a lot of emotional deal. Then it was work and travel and all that nuts.
And three years later, I am still the same and pretty much changed. I don’t think I’m going to read back on my entries, but it’s been a fun and crazy journey. Three years is pretty good. Three more years maybe? We can do it!
Is Black History Month good or bad? It’s kind of both.
Growing up and attending elementary school, we were always taught about the importance of Black History Month. And I was all for it. We learned about Harriet Tubman, Crispus Attucks, MLK and all the important black people in American history. It was cool, I learned a lot and it was good.
But as the years went on in my life and now I am in my 20s, I start to rethink Black History Month. Is it important anymore? Do we still need it?
This is a tough subject because there are two arguments for it and I am on the fence because I agree with both.
First, let me show you what sparked my desire to write this entry. Check this out.