You see my dad is on it, and I felt behind because I wasn’t. Then I joined and discovered that I wasn’t missing anything.
To steal from my friend Ben…it should be called facebookstatuses.com.
I sat there thinking I didn’t get it, and then I realized there was nothing to get. It’s just statuses. ALOT of news people are on it though. I mean Rick Sanchez talks about it his entire show.
I’m over it…work, school, Tuscaloosa, AL. Suz knows what I’m talking about!
I don’t know why I’m complaining b/c I had a good day at work. No yelling, no stressing…and I got everything done on time. Hooray! I think it’s just soo close to the end. Only 32 school days left until I graduate. WOW.
of sitting in the editing lab…for hours and hours and never feeling a sense of accomplishment. Right now I am waiting for DVDs to burn. They are taking about 15 minutes a piece…and I need 15 copies. I’m going on my 7th hour. My contacts feel like they are glued to my eyeballs. AHH…and I have to be at work at 8:30. I will think about my trip to Chicago on Saturday(!!!!) and perhaps it will go by faster.
That’s what Suz and I said when we exited the theater for The Reader. Not because it was bad, in fact it was REALLY good, but because it was real, real sad. And kinda hot at the same time. No one else would say it, but I thought the 15 year old was super cute. Stop thinking I’m a perv. His name is David Kross and he’s 18. Pictured above.
But really, it was a very compelling story with an awesome cast. Kate Winslet deserved the Oscar…for playing one twisted lady. Unlike Suz, I sympathized with her character for most of the movie. Anyways, if you live in Tuscaloosa, I hear it will only be here for another week. So go see it. I want to write spoilers.
This is a post from Jane…she commented about the first Kendra Key post I made on March 1st:
Just a quick note- The machine doesn’t have a hundred-year winning streak. The SGA was founded at Alabama in 1914, and the independent candidate has won 7 times since then. One of those times was as recently 1986, when current spokesperson for Tuscaloosa County Schools John Merrill won the election. Most agree that the machine is not a good way to decide elections, but if we are going to change anything it is important to know the correct facts about it.
Additionally, none of my friends who are members of Greek organizations have ever implied to me in the least that scare tactics were used to make them vote for one person or another. I had many Greek friends in this week’s election who I know for a fact voted for Kendra because they felt her platform better suited them. They were not afraid to post this on Facebook, join Kendra Key groups, or other forms of public support. Regardless of which candidate they voted for, they seemed to really know what each candidates platform included, which is something I can’t necessarily say of some of my other friends who blindly voted for Kendra just to vote against the machine and “change campus policies.” It’s important to remember that both candidates in SGA elections are very qualified and both sincerely do have students’ interests at heart.
I wanted to put this on my homepage so everyone could read it. I think that Jane makes some excellent points…I didn’t have all of my facts straight. But isn’t that interesting thing about blogging? It teaches us the lesson that we can’t trust blogs as facts. But then again, her facts are coming from wikipedia…should we consider it an accurate source?
In response to her response, I would say that 7 wins out of 95 is pretty much considered a 100 year winning streak and definitely makes the point that the machine has a little too much influence on this campus. Second of all, unless you are in a the greek system, like I am, then you can’t really describe what kind of tactics they use. “Scare” might be a little strong of a word…but someone intimidating me into voting for a candidate that they chose to me is considered a scare tactic. Before now, as a senior, I did not feel comfortable speaking out against the machine. It sounds cowardly…I know…I admit it. But as a little freshman, I was too scared to say anything and now that I’m about to graduate, I know that they can’t do anything to me— not that they ever could. Jane is right, many greeks like myself, have chosen this election to show public support for Kendra because she is so qualified. I am very happy about that. Unfortunately, it didn’t pay off. She lost by just 261 votes. She did mobilize ALOT of people who don’t normally vote, though. Over 14,000 people voted in this election! To give some perspective, last year around 5,000 people voted. I guess this election showed that you can run a competitive campaign against the machine…but you still probably aren’t going to win.
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