Go figure ... last weekend our friends couldn't join us at the lake because they had to work so we made plans with them to hit the lake together tomorrow instead. According to the weather man (and looking out the window) I'm starting to think that's not going to happen. It's probably just as well because I am going to start my final for my math class today, I've combed the prep chapter like a 14 year old boy with a Hustler so I think I'm finally ready and I'm running out of time. The test isn't timed so on the one hand I probably should have started on it on Monday so I had all week to work on it but, on the other hand, I'm really nervous and I wanted to make sure I spent lots of time studying and prepping for it. It's time to open it up and see what it holds. The good news is if I get to a spot that I don't remember from the book I can actually close the test and come back to it any time I want.
But I also have to write a 3,000 word final essay on ethnicity concerns in my community and I literally have no idea where to start with that. I'm blind to race, really. I don't have any racism in even small amounts anywhere in my entire body but this paper wants me to address issues of racism that are local to Las Vegas and, for the life of me, I can't think of any! This is a very diverse city representing all cultures and walks of life and, to my knowledge, there haven't really been any breaking news stories regarding racism or prejudice here lately. But I can't very well write a paper on how un-biased Vegas is right? I think this class is stupid. Every time I've ever had a class in the past that I thought was dumb I eventually ended up enjoying it by the end but this is the last week and I still think that this class is dumb. It's not hard, I'm acing it all the way but it's still lame.
I will try to give a brief explanation of why it sucks without going into too much detail. The world insists that humanity should be blind to race and treat people as individuals based on their own actions right? And I agree with that 100,000%. But every time these classes and studies on race come up it feels like someone is trying to remind society that people are different based on their race which is absurd. Racial studies create racism and stereotypes I think. Like the poverty study published in our textbook. How does knowing which race has the highest poverty rate help solve that poverty rate? I refuse to believe that any race of individuals has an inherent proclivity to being poor so saying "Purple people have the highest poverty rate" causes people to form prejudicial ideas about purple people. Maybe purple people are lazy and that's why they're all so poor. Horse hocky! There are poor people in the world, full stop. Now what can we (as a society, not a government) do about it? Anyhow ... enough of my political ramblings. I hope we do find life on other planets - maybe then Earth will become like it is in StarTrek and we'll realize just how much we're all the same instead of worrying about how we're different.
Math Final Exam: 53.5 / 56.0. GROOVY BABY! Not my final score for the whole class, just the final exam. Won't know final grade probably until next week but this is definitely going to help bring up that A- ... though not sure if it will bring it up enough to make it an A
6 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
24 mini wheat biscuits
>>1/2 cup milk
1 serving leftover margarita chicken
>>no black beans though :(
1 healthy choice meal (supper)
1 Tbsp peanut butter
Daily Caloric Intake: 863