This has been a public service announcement
How about you go fuck yourself and let people enjoy what they want.
Tough guy hiding behind a screen. Lolz. Tollz feeding trollz. Good job bruh. You make fun of people to feel better about yourself. Thank you for helping set back humanity a few years. Grow the fuck up and get a job. Oh wait, wasn’t that your advice?
I’m enjoying feeding this troll. Let’s see how high his standing is on a social media site because people ‘like’ his posts.
i’m loving these madden gifs
i tried to keep a physical journal of my time in new york but it inevitably devolved into nothing. i’ve still been taking photos though, for personal sentimental purposes. whenever i want to remember a feeling or a visual scene i just take my phone out and snap a picture. just as good maybe? better even? i haven’t written anything else personal in a while. growing out of the need to document my life? or maybe just running out of things to say that i haven’t already said.
i got into Notes and Keys, the a cappella group i most wanted to get into and coincidentally the only one i got into. our first rehearsal is on wednesday and rarely have i been this excited for a specific thing as getting to know/sing with the people in this group. great parties aside.
i was thinking of rushing for LPhiE but every day i’m more seriously questioning whether i need that in my life right now. great parties aside. (i partied hard two nights in a row last weekend—LPhiE, then NaK. shit)
with 5 classes + homework, orchestra, violin lessons, chamber music, NaK, and all the goofing off i’ll try to squeeze in between, i have so little room for any other clubs and activities first semester. random community service events here and there when i can make them. i mean i guess i’ll have four years to explore. ??
i feel like at some point more than making rare random contributions i should try to be on staff for some publication. the fed, bwog, blue&white, the spec, the columbia review, quarto—something, maybe more than one, when i’m not taking 22 credits. maybe i won’t get time to squeeze in a martial art, or mock trial or debate. i might not even do orchestra or chamber for all four years. forget college radio and comedy and theater.
it’s interesting to see how my friendships have evolved since day one, and are going to evolve. i’ve already found more, closer friends on the floor above mine than on my own floor. and i’m moving away from one or two people i thought i would be closer with throughout the year. (but it’s only the second week of classes so too early to say.) i’ll probably get a lot closer to the people in NaK.
with all this going on, how do i still have time for all these dumb existential crises. like being in the bathroom alone and gripped with the familiar feeling of being lost and kind of absurd/empty. and also trying to consider all the shit that’s wrong with the world. which is kind of hard and also pretentious. i took a pointless, cold walk out to low library at 3 am just to sit on the steps and recite “the love song of j. alfred prufrock” in my head and then go back to my room. it’s already 4:13 and i haven’t showered yet let alone allow myself to sleep. boo fucking hoo right. why can’t people get along.
and the university still hasn’t processed my fucking mail yet. and i need my birth certificate already if i want to work at the library.
i’m beginning to remember why i don’t write personal posts very often, and also beginning to understand why people use read more’s so often for their own. i’m just so tired is all. i need to get more sleep, take better care of myself that way. and be more organized, get my work done. after goofing off so much during orientation week, i’m still not at that point yet where i’m forced to recognize that i have to stop goofing off so much if i want to survive this semester. i just want to ease into that slowly, and hope the realization doesn’t happen all at once. worst case scenario is that it never happens at all. and i just let myself sink deeper and deeper. i’m pretty sure if high school had gone on for another year, or even another semester, i would’ve finally gotten my first b. now i’ve got to even avoid a-’s if i want to keep a 4.0. but honestly. for what. what even is that for.
i need to just be talking to people and laughing with people and singing with people and being intimate with people so i can forget to ask what it’s all there for. i feel like that’s all living is it’s just forgetting death. just stop. sh. stop asking questions. smile and get through the day, enjoy the people that you find so interesting. you have no real reason not to.
They wouldn’t say “Father of two meets world leaders today”
They’d say “President Obama meets world leaders today”.
They wouldn’t say “Father of three founds one of the most successful modern computer businesses.”
They’d say “Bill Gates founds one of the most successful modern computer businesses.”
Get your shit right and use women’s names, not the number of kids they have.
And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America
Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.
Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.
Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.
But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?
Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.
Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crocks is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!
This is absolutely ridiculous.
I live in New Zealand. My mum had a heart attack when I was 13, she was in hospital for at least 3 months and our government pays for most of our bills so I think my parents only had to pay around about $500 - 1k. With the option to pay it over a period of time.
Like????? Does the America government even give the slightest fuck about the people that live in their country???? Honestly.
No. They don’t.
got hospitalized for 3 days (ER —> ICU) and managed to rack up a medical bill worth more than 5 years of tuition + housing at my school. just the cost to stay at a room in the ER was in the thousands. i’m still in mandatory outpatient care. as someone who regularly spends time at hospitals, i spend more money on paying off medical bills than i spend on rent, food, personal spendings and college combined… and i have insurance.
why is this so hard