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Friday, June 18, 2010


I just finished answering some questions for a Economics project about demand elasticities for a solar cell phone charger. I had to figure out the demand elasticities concerning price, substitutes, income level of cosumers, profitability...I have to ask myself, as I am sure many of us do when we are in school. WHEN AM I GOING TO USE THIS STUFF? I wonder,whenm working for company X, and I need to justify expense based on economic conditions, do I just think about it for a bit look over some numbers and file a report based on my findings OR do I mathematically calculate(in economic terms) the demand elasticites, calculate using more algebra than I will ever understand, and thern graph it out using letters based on both the English and Greek alphabets? Probably the first option. Then please someone explain to me why I need to know all this worthless crap I will never use and why I am paying $2100 to learn it.

Friday, June 11, 2010

It's too early to decide...

I have to write something new...I just do not know what it is. Many days come before us. Some good, and some relatively good. What's the difference? How do we decide which ones are good and which ones are bad? Take, for example, today was a good day. How do I decide which is better? Is the day previous better are the day upon us? Let me know which one is better for you...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The First Day, The First Post

This morning, I was searching some old friends on Facebook and came across an old friend of mine. Carly Knight. She happened to be blogging on this site, so I figured, what the hell, let's see what she has been up to. After reading some of her posts, I began not only to see who and where she is today, but to remember things we had done in the past as friends. How had she changed? Well, she had moved to New York a few years ago, which I always knew she would. Definitely not a girl you could keep tied down to the Quad Cities. Her hopes and dreams were far broader than mine at any time in my life. Anyway, I felt a little jealous of her.

Mostly because she had followed her dreams, and they had led her to a city filled with people similar to her, but not her. At some point in my life, I had felt the exact same way. I wanted to move to NY City to see if I could be one of millions of people who travel there to find some sort of relevance in their music careers. Where had I strayed from these original thoughts? What does this say about me? Am I willing to give up my dreams for things that are not my dreams, and if I am, to what extent? I kind of wish I hadn't given up on my limited musical experience. Sure, I sing in the shower and sing in my car, but what good does that do me if the point of being musical is to share your musical talents with the world?

Sometimes I have to sit and think about what I have had to sacrifice in my life, the things that used to mean so much to me, to get me where I am today. What talents have you sacrificed? What have you given up lately? You know, when we were younger, Carly and I were good friends. What happened to that? I still want to be her friend, maybe someday we will reconnect, but for now, I am willing to settle for Facebook.