acoustics1220: (ugh  so bad so bad so bad)
Wednesday morning I head off to Target for my boss, and I decide to go into downtown before making my way out of that area to get to the store, when I'm passing my alumni: the campus of UHD (my school).

So I'm driving along the (very small) bridge which is over a bayou and where the metro train stops, and I look to my left and see traffic being somewhat blocked, and then I notice...

There's a young black girl standing on the bridge wall. She's holding on to this pole thing really tightly, and she's crying.

My first thought (sadly) is 'This bridge is not high enough to create enough impact to the water to kill her.' And this is in rapid succession: 'This day must have been too much for her', THEN, 'What the HELL GUYS??? PULL HER OFF THE WALL SHE'S JUST STANDING THERE HOLDING ON TO A POLE!!!' And then I thought. 'Man. I really didn't want to see a jumper today. ARGH!! ...Poor girl.'

And as I'm thinking all this crap as I'm driving, (I've already passed her WAY BACK WHEN) I realize if I'd been able to just pull over somewhere, ANYWHERE without blocking stupid Houston traffic, I would've just run up from behind (where she wouldn't have noticed me, and manhandled her to the ground. I don't even think I would've cared if she hit her head on the ground, she was SO YOUNG. It just makes me so upset to see this and the same dialogue runs through my head... It's not worth it to just try and take your life away when it hasn't even started... I just wanted to scream that at her, but I wasn't, wouldn't, didn't. The cop had just gotten there as I was passing them, and cops turn off my internal alarms. Which is quite amusing, seeing as I work in a law office and half the relatives of the other partner are cops.

And the kicker! I promoted Ingrid Michaelson to some friends through email, and if I did that from ingrid's website, it says that we'd be thanked with a special download after the album was released (which I bought from iTunes :)) So, I receive this email late afternoon when I'm watching the clock and staring as the minute hand starts to move in super slow snail speed (haha, all the 's' words, there's an English term for that), and I get all excited because this is what makes desk workers excited-new music- and I look at the title of the track. (Background info-back in junior high someone in my grade committed suicide, then in every year of high school someone I personally KNEW committed suicide, the short of it - I promised myself that I would never commit suicide) So 3 years ago I acquired this documentary titled 'The Bridge'. It's about the San Francisco bridge. Jumpers, basically. So when I see the title of the song, I think back to that documentary, and then I get sad because I remember my promise, and the friends I had before they decided things were too much.

And I think, please no...

Ingrid has a song about suicidal people, and the lyrics are...aptly put, but still disturbing. And I didn't like this coincidence at all. LOL Goodness. This job is quite surely numbing my emotions and aptitude for empathy.


That's sad.

How's everyone else out there??

Very Sad

Jan. 22nd, 2008 04:29 pm
acoustics1220: (white flower)
Heath Ledger

He had a baby named Matilda. He wasn't even 30 years old. How very sad. :(
acoustics1220: (Default)
:) I swear I was faithfully checking Flist Entries since last weekend, and then it all stopped by Wednesday...

And now I've missed important posts at ... a few important LJs. Poo.

Alas, I already caught up, but still, lol. And WHOA, man, having the ability to red flag OTHER PEOPLE'S JOURNALS?!!??!?! Scary concept. *sigh* Do I have enemies on LJ? I surely hope not, lol.

Yippee for me warning about links going to adult-rated stuff ALL THE TIME

All these new little options are scaring me!!!! >.<
acoustics1220: (madness=genius CAN I GET AN AMEN?!)
Wow, J.K. - imagine the fanfiction for this...

O_O

Sep. 30th, 2007 11:59 am
acoustics1220: (Snape/Lily *pets Snape*)
Woke up today to find that it's BANNED BOOKS WEEK!!!

And how cool is THAT?! I've been reading banned books FOR AGES!! LOL.

Maybe I should explain myself, for the past 7ish years, I've not watched much TV, or even listened to much news [or maybe the better word is paid attention] but when banned books conversation comes around, it never clicks in my mind that there's a 'week' where banned books are totally the craze. I just read what I find interesting and that's that. Banned book or not.

Apparently when I was in junior high I was becoming a rebel in action! I first read Goosebumps by R.L. Stine, and looking at his stats - he's got 62 books out in that series - I read around 30 of 'em, seriously had a collection, but sold them off to graduate to Harry Potter ;)

And of course in SCHOOL there were a few assigned books that were called into question:
The Color Purple (1983)
The Scarlet Letter (1850) HAWTHORNE!!!
Black Boy (1945)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1883)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)

Ones I read on my own? Well, one that I can clearly see from just a few mentioned books on the list I'm looking at - I know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (1969). Good book.

EDIT: Catcher in the Rye - not so good book. I think I finished it in a couple of hours [took so long because I didn't really like it], and I think I took it back to the store to switch books because I didn't want to keep it [unsatisfied with the product and you return it! lol]

And then there are just some really interesting books out there that I'm having the urge to go to a bookstore and look at. One would be: And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell. This book is about 2 male penguins that shack up and want a penguin kidlet of their own. Yeah...and interestingly enough, THIS STORY IS BASED ON TRUE FACTS. ??? I've included the link somewhere earlier in this post. Apparently more and more books are coming out about homosexuality in this carefully constructed child-safe approach like 'oh look penguins! How cute! And look, they've got a baby penguin now too! ...Yeah, the parent penguins are Paul and Justin.'

Lol. And there's another book Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman (1989) ...Interesting.

=D Looks like I'll be heading to the library soon. Hopefully they've a display of these books so I can find them easily.

/RANDOM

Sep. 27th, 2007 08:27 pm
acoustics1220: (easily distracted)
Man, over the past couple of days, since I check my email a billion times a day, I end up seeing the Yahoo page a lot. And you know how they have that little section of news in different sections like 'entertainment', 'business', etc.

Well one article was about Dancing with the Stars - I watch that show with me mum. Saw the first person that got the lowest score. :( Was kinda sad because for some reason one judge was REALLY HARD on her, and so yeah - Josie Maran went home. It would've been fun to see her go further in the game, but someone had to go.

This morning, checked email again to see THIS article, Guinness world records. Most wacky, if anything.

And this evening, I just saw this article. Something about a woman that miraculously survived through the 9/11 event. There are accusations that her story isn't proving true and she's been relieved of her position as Head for this 9/11 group for victims, family members. Odd. There wasn't much to go on either way so *shrug* maybe something will be posted about it soon.

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