Saturday, May 31, 2008

To Do List 5/30

Wow it has been a while since I finished or even really wrote a to do list. Though I am proud to say I finished my to do list yesterday. I am not sure if I have too many things I want or need to do. Or if I am just not hard working enough. I guess I will see in the upcoming days as I try to acomplish my to do list for 90 days in a row.

Read Chapter 9 of Acts Done
Follow Up With Lakeview Done
Hangout With Michael Hammer Done
Call IRS to Figure out Income Taxes Done
Fill out 2003 Income Taxes Done
Fill Out 2005 Income Taxes Done
Call Christine About 2003 1099 Done
Check What Books I need to buy Done
Watch Fog of War Done
Talk to Ron about Youth Camp Done

Friday, May 16, 2008

Wow Crash

I just saw the 2005 Best Picture Academy Award Winner, Crash. It was the second time I had seen it. The first time I saw it I think I was too rapped up in the controversy about the how it handled the subject of race relations to get the full impact of the movie.

Today I went into it think I have already seen the movie but I have to watch it to check it off the list of my goals. But it really moved me and helped me to better see what life is like in a city I have lived almost my whole life. The movie elegantly shows how we are all interlinked but are so distant from each other. It was interesting how the snow at the end was falling on all of the city. When I saw the girl get shot it had me in tears. I was balling.

Then I think so often I go through life not really thinking about how nuanced my racial prejudices are. There are times when people fall into stereotypes and I think racism is appropriate. Then there are other times when I am completely offended by racism. A lot of times I feel like the young cop helpless to do anything and trapped in a prejudice world. But I never talk about that because racism is so taboo I want to brush it under the rug. I think the blunt club approach of the movie is really a great balance to how most people choose to think or talk about race.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Random Update (Becuase I Had Time)

So time has been freed up recently (by me getting laid off) to work on my goals. I am looking forward to putting it to good use.

Yesterday I read a book. I spent some time this morning reading and updating my blogs. So good things are already happening.

Oh and Ian, my buddy who helped me with the goal of inviting 300 people to Church in one day has pledged to help me find a place to go ride a mechanical bull. So that goal will soon be accomplished.

I am also a set of guitar strings and 1001 hours away from accomplishing guitar practice goal thanks to an awesome set of books from The Amazing Charles Lewis.

Also I am still in school. It is not going as well as I would have hoped but it is still recoverable hopefully Monday I will have time to go to get some tutoring. Plus I think I will be taking 9 units this Summer which will be a little crazy especially because they will all be online classes but it will put me on pace to Graduate from COC by May 31st 2001(or 2010). So that goal would then be accomplished.

So it seems like all systems go I am pretty excited.

To Do List 5/2

Time With God Done
Update Goal Blog Done
Update Résumé
Create a list of Ten Jobs
Talk to David about Net Terms
Edit Hypercel Online Photos Done
D-Time With Kent Done
D-time With James Done
Talk to Tiffany about Tomorrow Done
Do Math Homework
Walk 90 Minutes
Do 45 minutes of Cardio