Sunday, September 27, 2009

Excited About Dave Matthews!!!

I bought the tickets five months ago to grab floor seats. Everyday, I open my wallet to stare at the tickets as I look for cash, Indian card, etc. Now it's only a week away! Yeah! I almost freaked today when I saw my work schedule me that same day, but fortunetly the shift ends four hours earlier, so it gives me plenty of time to drive from my new home OKC to my hometown Tulsa and rock out of my seat. What songs do I expect to hear?

1) So Much To Say
2) Everyday
3) Too Much
4) Ants Marching
5) Crash Into Me
6) Satellite
7) Warehouse
8) Funny The Way It Is
9) Two Steps
10) Say Goodbye
11) Lie In Our Graves
12) Don't Drink The Water
13) Tripping Billies
14) Drive In Drive Out
15) Where Are You Going?
16) I Did It
17) Mother, Father
18) The Space Between
19) Dreams Of Our Fathers
20) When The World In

I'm also excited to be back in Tulsa. I know I could always party in Brookside, Downtown, anywhere on Riverside. I'll be more relaxed. Plus it's beautiful. Yes, I'm biased when it comes to Tulsa. It rocks.
I'm not exicted to see Willie Nelson. I don't hate him, but I didn't buy the tickets for him. Now if Sheryl Crow was the opening act, I might actually care about making it on time.
I wonder how close these floor seats will actually be. I've been to concerts before, but never that close, unless it was a friend's band, but then I'd usually get stampled. I want to jump like a idiot! I don't get to at other concert because of the seats. Not too cool! So I'm ready to jump up and down.
So that's it! I'm excieted and so should you! It's at the BOK Center this friday, and if you're there, good for you, but I can't promise I'll see you! Muah!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Goodbye Freedom!!!

Well, it happened. I finally got a job. Yeah! Now I don't have to worry about how I'm gonna pay my car payment while I'm at OU. However, there will be definetly be things to be missed.

1) Sleeping Late. Okay, especially since school has indeed started, my sleep ins never go past 11am. However, it's been nice to do my homework and workout at night so I can catch up on the ZZZs. Now that I will be working after classes, guess when I will need to move some responsibilities? Hello 6am!!!

2) Making my own schedule. The best thing about quitting my last job was that I got to pick what I wanted to do when I picked to. Now I'll have someone else plan part of my life for me.

3) Not being told what to do. I'm not that much against authority, some is needed, but being very independent, I still somewhat like a animal stuck in a cage. Let me out!

4) Not working. I can't procrastinate. I'll have someone behind me at all times. Not literally, but you get the picture.

5) Doing good because I want to do it instead of doing it so I don't get fired. I don't like being parinoid but I like money, so one gotta go out the window.

6) Not having one more thing to wait in the mail next January so I can do my taxes. Plus the more I make, the more taxes I'll need to pay. But I always get a tax return back, so I really shouldn't complain.

7) Not having to ask off for events like OU Football, Dave Matthews Band Concert, NYC Trip in November and having to explain why I need them off or shoving work days on another day so my week looks tighter.

So there it is! What I'll lose. I'm sure I'll get something in return though.

Friday, September 11, 2009

I Remember 9/11

Television has a bad reputation for rotting our brains. I dare to disagree. Although I admit Family Guy doesn't teach much history or science, one great thing I can brag about Television is how it brings the world to our homes for us to see. It helped bring forth the Civil Rights Movement when millions of Americans watch Martin Luther King Jr give his "I Have A Dream" speech or see white policemen spray water on non-violent blacks. It brought joy to the Germans who couldn't be by the Berlin Wall as it fell, feeling excitement for their nation to be united again. Lastly, its how many Americans joined to discover its vulnerability and unite to build back its strength instead of letting the destruction of the World Trade Center become a isolated incident for New Yorkers alone.

That is how I remember 9/11. I was in 8th Grade going to my Pre-Algebra class when I discovered that math wasn't the priority of the day. At first, I felt excited because I had slacked off the night before. Then I became confused as I watched a building collapes to the ground and then watch live a plane crashing into the 2nd building that was beside the 1st burning one.

We watched all day, in all of our classes, as another terriorist, I then discovered, crashed into the Pentagon and how a brave passenger of another plane save another important building from being crashed into. I remember thinking that all of the adults were scared, almost like it was the end of the world.

We may have live, but things have really changed. First, my stepdad works at American Airlines. It once was one of the safest jobs one can have in Tulsa. Since then, he has always had to fight to not be fired, especially with this economic downturn, once even moving positions as his original job became deleted. Then the people changed. Once carefree in our ways, we now have become so parinoid we trust no one. Some parinoia may be needed, but many people have been judged unfairly because of it, and not just by ethnicity.

Lastly, a new question arised that we never considered a question before. What is more important: Security or Freedom? Here we are 8 years Later and still nobody can answer that question. I remember 9/11. The entire US changed because of it.