Tuesday, February 21, 2012

2/21/12 – Tuesday (Blog #52)


The fancy dinner thing for my essay was tonight. It was really good, actually. We went to some Italian restaurant. Sadly, I got third place, but it was disappointing, because I lost due to technical errors and nothing about my actual writing. I missed points because I forgot to put page numbers and just stupid things like that. However, I’m not really sore about it, because the 1st and 2nd place winners were my friends, and I was happy for them.

School was very interesting, it seems. I didn’t fall asleep at all during the day, and I came home and just relaxed for a while, and then went to the dinner thing. We ate a pretty decent salad, and then a delicious chicken steak or just plain beef steak, and then they gave us pasta. To top it off, there was some ice cream afterwards. It was me, my mother, my brother, and his girlfriend. My dad had work, and couldn’t make it. Luckily, we all got the dinner for free, so that was good enough for me.

In regards to people asking about the penny auction, it’s just a regular auction, except that each bid increases the price of the item by only a penny, but the bids usually cost money. For the one I’m going using, each bid costs 60 USD cents. At first, it seemed really shady, but I found out that the company is making a lot of money while selling items for dirt cheap, and it’s verified, so it’s very reliable.

I finished reading part one of The Strangers, and I’ve got to say, he’s very much the fictional representation of myself. Just like the main character, his name is Mersault, I’m a person that reacts instead of thinking things through. I just react to things, without caring much about the consequences. Also, yeah, nihilists are the ones that thought life was meaningless, but it’s also included in the existentialist view.

I still have to write another essay today, so that’s the only thing I have to do after writing this blog. I’m pretty tired, but I haven’t played any games today, so I’m definitely going to play some. I need to relax and just do random things online in order to relieve some stress and boredom.

That’s all there is for today, so thanks for reading everyone. The continued comments and support is really awesome, and really helps me write this blog every day. I’ll post my usual update tomorrow, so stay tuned!

-Omni

14 comments:

  1. I had an essay to work on tonight too. Fun stuff...

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  2. Always felt like a victory when I got through a school day without falling asleep once.

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  3. Sucks you didn't win but you got Italian food. You couldn't possibly lose.

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  4. Third place isn't bad at all. You got a free meal and you managed to stay awake at school. Not bad, not bad at all.

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  5. Nothing wrong with third and yeah reacting without thinking can sometimes get one in trouble

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  6. congrats for 3rd position.
    and more info on penny auction.

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  7. I liked The Strangers, and I have TWO essays coming up in march, EH! I feel for you mate.

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  8. I want to read The Strangers again.

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  9. You got a fancy dinner for third place? cool!

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  10. There are plenty more views that consider life to be meaningless like determinism, or meaningless for some like evolution and the German idealists. On the other side there are the religious views, who believe our lives are precious and a tribute to god. Nice post, I will put the Strangers on my reading list. Btw that penny auction sounds shady to me too ;)

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  11. I hope the essay writing goes well today.

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  12. I hate writing but when it turns out well everyone is happy in the end.

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