Monday, October 18, 2010


Geeze it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything real on here. In my defense, I have been pretty busy with school, and I have two classes that require us to write or comment on a class blog every week, so I’ve just let this one slide. I assume this will continue to happen off and on for the next year and a half.

I’ve been thinking a lot about time lately. Last week was midterms. For those of you who don’t know, DU is on a quarter system which means that each quarter is only 10 weeks long. I feel like the first half of the quarter is spent getting into the groove of the new classes, and then all of a sudden it’s time to start preparing for final projects and papers.

It’s amazing how each day and even week can feel like they are slowly dragging by when months and years seem to fly by. I get discouraged by the thought that I still have a year and a half left in school, when really, after this quarter, only five months of that time will be regular, full-time school. The rest will be filled with Spanish lessons, summer trips (Peru!), and an internship (I’m thinking maybe Cambodia).

Part of me wants time to speed up so I can finally be done with the schooling part of my life, but another part of me wants it all to slow down so I can enjoy summer breaks and not having to work 9-5.

I suppose the trick to it all is to just try and enjoy it day by day (although that’s sometimes difficult on days like today with an 11-hour day of classes and two midterm assignments due :)) as well as year by year.

How quickly does time seem to pass for you? Is it true that it goes faster and faster the older we get, or is it based on what we are doing in life?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Initiated Ordinance 300

I thought it was pretty funny when I saw the following on the City and County of Denver Ballot Questions.

Initiated Ordinance 300

Shall the voters for the city and county of Denver adopt an initiated ordinance to require the creation of an extraterrestrial affairs commission to help ensure the health, safety, and cultural awareness of Denver residents and visitors in relation to potential encounters or interactions with extraterrestrial intelligent beings or their vehicles, and fund such commission from grants, gifts, and donations.

I feel so much safer in Denver knowing that they will protect me from extraterrestrial intelligent beings and their vehicles. :)