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I am saddened by what happened in Paris but I won’t be changing my Facebook profile picture to the French flag

** This isn’t addressed to anyone specifically. This is purely observational thought. I wrote this with nobody but everybody in mind. 

I don’t do viral things on Facebook. When people did the ALS bucket challenge, I didn’t do it. When people changed their profile to a cartoon, I didn’t do it. When same-sex marriage was legalized, I didn’t do it.

Now everyone is changing their profile pictures to the French flag, I once again won’t do it.

I am not against being public on social media with my concerns, sadness, emotions over things. I just don’t do it like this.

The first thing that bothered me about it is that the feature to change it says it’s a “temporary” change. So is our mourning temporary? What kind of message are we sending? For us to care about the aftermath of this senseless violence is only a temporary thing.

The instant you welcome something like this, a tragedy, into your profile picture, you are sending a message that this thing is important to you. But once you change it back to the normal profile picture you had, does this not matter to you anymore? Is your own face without the French flag more important than sending the message that you care?

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I’d like to disappear for a while

I’d like to go away and go camping. Maybe then I can just get away from my responsibilities and just be free.

I would like to be away from it all, even for a weekend. Wouldn’t that be nice? I miss those days.

Can I have it back?

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Got so much on my plate

I’m trying to figure out if I got time for things now. I got this AAJA convention going on in mid June. Also at the same weekend, it’s the BTTF screening with some of the actors.

I want to go to Cooperstown for induction weekend, but I don’t know if that will happen.

Also, I got two concerts I am going to: Paul McCartney (August) and Fleetwood Mac (December) both back in the Bay.

Then also I got a wedding to go to this weekend and I plan to do a lot more stuff with church too.

I can handle it, but I hate so much uncertainty in the future and not something solid saying that I can and will have time for it. But hey, who knows what happens in the future now? I just know I got a lot I wanna do and I have to make sure I save up my time and money for it.

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Escaping into my own little world of something

Random thought that came to my mind. If I ever was a music artist, I want to do a double album called “Escape”. One disc will feature soft music like Clazziquai Project and the other disc will be more aggressive rock.

The theme of the album is me escaping. The soft album is me escaping from the world and just floating on a cloud of happiness. The aggressive album is me escaping the world — but this time running through walls.

Just a random though. Enjoy the song above. One of my favorites from Clazziquai.

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What a crazy week this will be

Just a few thoughts on my mind as this week continues to roll.

  • Since the 49ers are doing the Thanksgiving game, it’s four days of work condensed into two days. Pretty crazy, pretty hectic. I just got through Monday’s and I was drained. This is going to be a challenge, but now it’s one more day left.
  • I will go home for the first time in nearly seven weeks. It’ll be great to come back home.
  • Thanksgiving dinner looks like it’s been moved to Saturday. That’s good. Let’s me focus on the 49ers game.
  • I’m ready for a new job, a new change. I haven’t had any leads yet and I am really stressed on what is up next. I love what I am doing but I don’t want to make it something in my life in the near future.
  • Small groups/Bible study has been really encouraging and I am really digging in what God has in store for me.
  • I got my Madden 12 disc scratched. I hope I can fix it.
  • This song is stuck in my head. Catchy video and I think it might be her best song off the album.

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I’m just a jealous guy

OK. Maybe this song doesn’t exactly describe my feelings, but I do like Queen and this is a pretty awesome song.

A lot of stuff has been rolling around me over the past few months and it’s still a lot to take in. I’m still trying to find my direction in my career as well as still finding what I want to get out of life. Or at least right now, figure out if I am on the right path.

And the tough part is that I’m not sure if I am on that right path.

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I have no problem with some of the tweets Rashard Mendenhall wrote about Osama bin Laden

I’ll make this post very short and to the point. If you don’t know what I am talking about, click this story.

After the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death, there was a string of happiness, celebration and American pride.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall tweeted his thoughts on the people’s reactions toward the death of bin Laden.

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