December 13th, 2006

Unclean! Unclean!

My room, that is. This week is SO crazy [and it's only half over] that I had to make the decision to take the time I would normally spend cleaning my room and use it to study. I think that I should be able to clean my room tomorrow night. I should have a few free hours after my exam. Those will be my last "free" hours before the nightmare of a weekend comes upon me.

Mom's going to help me study now. See? I don't even have time for blogging! AHHH!

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I just studied for my keyterms and it was.. interesting. I remembered basically everything, even most of the names. My only problem was remembering all the dates. But I did find something interesting: Hitler exterminated the Jews on the belief that the Germans were a pure bloodline and that the Jews were an inferior race. Well, excuse me, but aren't the Jews the purest nation on earth? The Germans intermingled with other races, but the Jews could only marry Jews which is how they preserved themselves as a nation in spite of not having a homeland. I think that in itself is amazing. The Jewish nation is the only nation in history that existed without a homeland.

And here the Germans destroyed the purest nation on account of the fact that they were [supposedly] not "pure" enough. It looks to me as though the Germans [Hitler, in particular] had a very twisted idea of what "pure" meant.

Also during that time, America had her own version of a concentration camp, called "interment camps." Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the government panicked and in 1941, the financial assets of Issei [first generation of Japanese Americans who came in the late 1800s] were frozen. Then in Feb of 1942, the civil rights of Japanese Americans were suspended and more than 112,000 were relocated to the interment camps. In 1944, the Supreme Court upheld that the relocation was constitutional on grounds of national security. The last camp did not close until 1946. More than 6,000 Japanese Americans renounced their US Citizenship. It is viewed as the worst violation of American civil rights of the war. US Congress did not apologize until 1988.

See? Even in America, bad things happen. Just goes to show you that nobody is perfect.

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I FORGOT! Good news! part 2

Joanne called me into her office today and offered me a part-position past Christmas. The pay stays the same, though. I wouldn't up for a raise for a while. I told her that I liked the job and that yes, I would stay. But in the back of my mind, it's all one big question mark. I can't afford to stay there. I don't know what I am going to do. At least this way, I have a job. Pray for me, please. I need to find something that will pay more. I can't do this.

But it was nice to hear how much they liked me. She said that they are more than happy with my performance and that Rodney, my manager, isn't an easy man to please, but that he more than satisfied with my work and has said that I'm one of the best cashiers he has. Nice.

So what to do.. what to do.. what to do. I'm half tempted to go to the Y like I said before. I still might do that and work both places, just a less hours at each place. As it is, I will only be able to work all day monday, most of wednesday, all day friday, and all day saturday. Since my school is taking up most of tuesday and thursday, I don't want to add to the stress I know I will have by forcing myself to work in the evenings too.

I know it's going to be crazy hard this spring, but I can do it. After all, I'm going to get to have fun all summer, so it will all be worth it. I just know I don't want to come out of this broke.

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Rush in. Rush out.

I'm home, but only for a few minutes. I actually had fun at work today! Yeah! I couldn't believe it either. :P

But I'm getting dressed and then Brandon and I are heading to Hickory Hollow to pick up a few things and then I'm going to the church to start sewing.

Ole!

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There is a story behind this, I promise! You see, before church, Bro Galen {our youth leader) was fooling around on the guitar and was playing some Spanish-sounding music. Think Zorro. Well, I went to the back and got two sombreros that were in the storage room [don't ask me what they were from- i don't anyone knows] and Brandon and I started playing around and moving to the music. I said something about needing to do it in the talent show, but both of them said no, there wasn't enough time. HA! Kasey was asking me what acts we had and I just casually mentioned that Bro Galen was going to play. He overheard us, but thought we were joking. I guess he found out differently when Kasey called his name in front of 50 people! LOL! Well, Bro Galen gets up there and then the tables turn. He says he wants his "dancers"... namely, me and Brandon. [This is where I get sneaky] I go to the soundroom and tell Brandon to do it. Of course, he says no. I then tell him that if he will do it, I will do it with him. Brandon walks up there, puts on the other sombrero and turns around, and sees me sitting down. Yes, I had lied in church. :P Oh goodness.. the look on his face! What else was there for him to do? He was standing in front of 50 people with a huge hat on his head. So, he raised his hands, clapped, and shouted "Ole!" The video shows the rest of the story.

Brandon.. you got guts, I'll give you that!

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