Family ties

I'm moving back to my home town in a few months and I spoke with my sister soon after telling her.  Her first comment was "omg we should be roommates!" Now I love my sister, and my parents and my whole family despite or maybe because of how much we argue and have differing viewpoints. The thing is, I can never tell what my sisters genuine intentions are, or i should say...I can always tell when she's being deceitful. That's pretty much all the time. On one hand I'd probably get some kickbacks from my parents to cover her rent since she's that kind of princess, but on the other I have to deal with her. She does have a lot of interesting friends, although they're not really my type when they can't form half a sentence, but they are fun to look at.

These pro-cons lists are much more fun when they spell out the things you love and hate about a person. I'd recommend them for everyone, but if you take yourself too seriously you may want to hold off.  A requirement of being my friend is that you have tough skin, and a strong stomach, and an offensively entertaining sense of humor, and...well there are a lot of pre-reqs to being in the cool kids club but we'll leave that for another day, another post.

Graduating college

People who have just graduated college and gotten their first full time real job where you're at work all day are interesting.  Their habits change. Before it was party all night every night and weekends even though class is early tomorrow morning.  Now it's I can't spend an hour or two reminiscing without copious amounts of alcohol because i have work in the morning. As if that lack of alcohol or single beer was going to be detrimental and give you the worst hangover your life has ever experienced.  Ah, to be young and free again.

multicultural college classes

General education classes are an interesting thing. I'm currently taking a class about multicultural theater and it's as you would imagine...go see a few plays, read a few plays, write some essays, watch episodes of chapelles show and the movie crash...wait what? For the first time i'm actually interested in a class about things that I would generally not care about.  Granted I doubt the creators of chapelles show care much about furthering multicultural relations and would much rather play on the racist hilarity that makes them popular. 
I don't really get the whole idea behind trying to flush out the "problems" plaguing the world of minorities. That could be because I'm a white dude that was raised Catholic in his early 20s that's had everything handed to him, but I have a black friend...Did I just pull the "black friend" card? Yeah I did, but him being black has nothing to do with it. He graduated from MIT and runs an IT department for a large corporation, likes to hunt, fish, kayak, camp. He's my friend not because of the color of his skin(ok maybe a little so i can say i have a black friend) but because he likes to do the same ole shit that I do. 

Write a 365 page book

We all seem to go through life doing the same old, same old.  This is a totally cliche idea, but what if we actually treat our lives like a book.  Live to remember those who taught us so much.  Walk in their shoes now that they're gone.  Be better people.  Meet someone new and learn from them, then let them go and move on with your life.  We too often cling to the things that pull us down because they're familiar. Lets all start making ourselves better, stronger, more powerful, and more caring individuals.  And now that we're all done with that hippy shit...drinking fixes everything, just don't be an alcoholic. Come out of your comfort zone and be the person everyone else wants to be.  I know that's my new years resolution, be even more of a badass than I was last year.  I'll wear a suit more often, wear that loud tie that people envy, wear the bright colored pants that all the women love and men need to hate on. Most importantly, I'll be the best damn friend I can be to the people who need it.

So get out there folks, get out there and put your best foot forward. Save the world, save the children, save the puppies, whatever you do, be better human beings.