What a specimen of a 21 year vintage I am. :) tehe

What it means to be a man:

I think being a man means being honest in all you do, and always striving to be better. Being knowledgeable about the local and global affairs. Having an educated opinion, standing by it, and always being able to rethink it. About being passionate about life, your interests, your family and friends and your gal. Being a man means living life, laughing, and loving. These are The Things I see, live, do, think, read, watch, love, like, want and more.

Cheers, Jared

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Getting What You Wanted

Once I had this amazing girlfriend that I still have, I no longer had a real strong desire to go out.  I wanted, for the most part, to leave the old partying, getting trashed, self behind.  However, it wasn't all that easy to turn down my friends on a regular basis.

However, a few months later, that has successfully become the case.  I no longer receive regular calls to go out from my friends, or even texts.  So, I guess, they got the message.

It kind of sucks.

It's not that I didn't want to go out, or don't want to go out.  It's that I know that I need to be a better student.

It just sucks that being a better student has to result in your friends forgetting.

I guess that's how life weeds out your social circle though.  It keeps the people you interact with regularly and gets rid of the rest.  For me, the regular circle revolves around my girlfriend, climbing, and those I interact with for CEED (Jani & Misch), and then Dan and Blake.

I'm not exactly disappointed, sad...no, none of those things.  Just..shucks.

Anyways, back to doing some homework.

Peace and Love,

P.S. Be careful what you wish for, it just might come true.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tunisia Protests

If you haven't been following the protests in Tunisia, you need to.  It is history unfolding before our eyes.

  • Unemployment rate grossly misrepresented.
  • College graduates largely unemployed.
  • Corruption rampant
  • Government oppression
  • Suicides by citizens in protest of government
  • organized protests by students and lawyers
  • protests being disrupted by the government with batons and teargas
  • multiple deaths by suicide
  • one death reported in disruption of protest
  • multiple reports of abuse by police
  • government attempting to restrict information
  • hacking of computers, emails, facebook of protesters
international hacking group Anonymous hacked multiple government website (WELL DONE ANONYMOUS, if any of you read this, well done, support Assange too!)

To get more information, go to Al Jazeera: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/01/201115101926215588.html is the most recent article as of today January 5th, 2011.