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One’s destination is never a place...
But a new way of seeing things.
One’s destination is never a place...
But a new way of seeing things.
Type A individuals can be described as impatient, excessively time-conscious, insecure about their status, highly competitive, hostile and aggressive, and incapable of relaxation. They are often high achieving workaholics who multi-task, drive themselves with deadlines, and are unhappy about the smallest of delays. Because of these characteristics, Type A individuals are often described as "stress junkies."I don't think the jaw clenching has anything to do with it, since it developed in December. It all started when the storage room closet was cleaned out. All the baby cockroaches had no where to live and thought that my desk would be the perfect place to settle down. Since we've picked up on new followers I'm going to add that I live in India for med school and that cockroaches rule the world here. While I was studying. I'd have these tiny bugs crawling all over my books and papers. And I couldn't not study on a desk. I fall asleep on my bed. It's a reflex, I tell ya.
Type B individuals, in contrast, are described as patient, relaxed, and easy-going.
I did the unthinkable today.
I really did.
It was slightly by impulse.
That’s right. I bought a pair of skinny jeans. *Gasp*
Yea I know. It’s so not me at all. Actually I used to always make fun of everyone wearing skinny jeans. “They’re soo ugly.” “Who would go back to the terrible 90’s?” But then I went to the mall today (after a very long time) and saw a pair of dark blue skinny jeans calling out my name. Seriously. So I tried them on and turned around and gave my tush a little smile. Maybe these aren’t so bad anyway. Maybe they do make me look skinnier.
I left the fitting room convinced. These pants were for me. Wow I sound like Carmen from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. I actually liked those books.
So here I am. Sitting in my room enjoying my brand new skinny jeans. For those of you who know me it’s definitely a big deal since I didn’t even own a pair of jean up till now, let alone skinny jeans. I guess I’m just broadening my horizons as they say, or I just like looking good in my room.
"Among His (God's) signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the living creatures that He has scattered throughout the universe : and He has power to gather them together when He wills." (Holy Qur'an 42:29)
This week is Dr. Seuss' birthday.
I never really understood why certain people got their birthday celebrated for a week and got all sorts of recognition. While others just have to settle for one measly schmeasly day.
Actually now that I think about it, sometimes it seems like my friends and I are celebrating each others birthdays for like months since we don't actually do anything for that particular individual until five months later. Never the day of. But in all actuality, we are just really, really busy people and don't get the time to celebrate the day of. Either that, or we're too lazy. Or broke. Or both.
But that's neither important nor relevant to Dr. Seuss.
So moving along to the point: this week I was reading one of his books: Fox on Socks to one of my precious students. While reading the book, I was getting irritated because 1. The kid wasn't listening to me and 2. While reading it, I kept thinking that it made no sense.
Later on in the day after reading that book to the annoying kid, I was complaining to a coworker of mine about how Dr. Seuss books are pointless and how I couldn't believe that someone got paid to write stuff like that and then go on becoming as famous as he did. And really rich. While ranting to my co-worker, another co-worker jumps in and says that Dr. Seuss' books do make sense and each book has a hidden message about various issues that go on in the world. Or went on in the world.
I didn’t see how that was possible. So she went on to explain to me that some of his books deal with racism and environmentalism and ethnocentrism and all sorts of isms.
I didn’t believe her.
So I wikipediaed it. (I heart wikipedia. It has like EVERYTHING. And I don't understand why it's not considered a scholarly source to use when writing umm scholarly-ish papers)
And it turns out she’s right.
According to Wikipedia:
Many of Dr. Seuss's books are thought to express his views on a myriad of social and political issues: The Lorax (1971), about environmentalism and anti-consumerism; The Sneetches (1961), about racial equality; The Butter Battle Book (1984), about the arms race; Yertle the Turtle (1958), about anti-fascism and anti-authoritarianism; How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957), about anti-materialism; and Horton Hears a Who! (1954), about anti-isolationism and internationalism.
And here is an example from one of his books Yertle the Turtle. As stated earlier, this story is thought to have been about anti-authoritarianism:
And today the great Yertle, that Marvelous he,
Is King of the Mud. That is all he can see.
And the turtles, of course... all the turtles are free
As turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.
Alas! What would we do without Wiki.
Seriously who would’ve thought.
So I do apologize to Dr. Seuss and any die hard Dr. Seuss fans out there for doubting his writing style and mocking his work and accusing him of making absolutely no sense whatsoever.
Do forgive my ignorance.
And in honor of him and his birthday I wanted to share some of my favorite Dr. Seuss quotes. (Quotes that aren’t necessarily from his books, but inspirational nonetheless)
As in Hummer 2...I always hated these gas guzzlers, they look and feel so obnoxious to me...and most of the time their drivers hold the same driving habits (though I should not generalize).
But yesterday I was literally bouncing in my seat when I got the privilege of driving another guzzler... an Escalade. (Controlled Chaos can attest to just how friggin' excited I was).
Okay granted, Escalades are pretty common, you're probably thinking what's wrong with her? It wasn't the car but the fact that it had a corvette engine installed and every time that thing roared to life, I ...um....squealed like the girl that I am (*sigh* I'm sorry its just natural even though I hate doing it, most of the time the sound has already escaped my mouth before I notice).
It was my friends company car, which she gets to work on, and test out...hence the Corvette engine. I loved hearing her stories about work and I was completely fascinated (again) by the auto industry.
And at the end of it all, I was left thinking...
DAMN YOU, Whoever screwed up this economy ...for taking away my chance at an automotive career....ughy!!!!!
Its just too unstable to risk getting into as a new engineer...*sigh* *sigh* *sigh*
That is all my friends.
Also, please pray that my friends job (and that of thousands and thousands of auto workers) stays secure and stabilizes. If she keeps it up, she hinted in a few months I might get to drive a corvette... Hehehehe ;)
Counting down the days, God-willing.