March 20, 2006

How Hard Do You Work?

How often do you work? And if any at all, how hard do you work? Like many a teenager, I hardly do anything (what a shame). I go home on weekends to play video games and visit my family nothing more nothing less. I can't remember the last time I did anything that would make me sweat. And that's exactly what has been bugging me since last weekend. What happened to the good old days when one would come home from school to find himself/herself a bunch of chores waiting to be done? What happened to the good old weekends when guys would go out and mow the lawn and chicks would....uh, do gooey chick stuff? It seems as if those days have come to past and next generation adolescents are getting lazier and lazier! The work our peeps used to do 20-30 years ago was nothing compared to the so-called 'work' we do these days. So, in tribute to the peeps and their years of hard work and for the sake of contemporary adulthood, this weekend we decided to do something for the folks they would least expect. In case you're wondering who that guy in the picture above is, it's my little brother. His job was to 'chop' the yard and I was 'supposed' to take down the Christmas tree. Ya, that's no typo, we still have our tree up! And thanks to my procrastination, I whimped out on my part (for no valid reason) and we STILL have a Christmas tree in our living room. This weekend I shall not fail; that tree WILL COME DOWN!(damn it!) And why will I do this again? Because my parents have spoilt me! What have you done to us mom and dad? Or better yet, with more thought, what have we done to ourselves?! All I can say is, we're gonna have a hell of a time when we step out into the real world if we don't wake up and start being more responsible.

March 18, 2006

Finally, the site i've been working on for weeks is finally up (well, sort of). BelizeGifts is a developing enterprise. It emerged from what is currently 'Ceasar's Place', Belize's largest gift shop. If you're ever coming down the Western Highway, be sure to drop by. It's on the outskirts of San Ignacio, about a mile after Unitedville. You can't miss it. There's a big blue sign that says 'Caesar's Place', 'Art and Crafts', and some other thing, maybe 'internet' or so. There is still some work to be done. So, don't hesitate to give your 'constructive critiques' on the site; your input can make a difference.

March 13, 2006

Excuse My Grammar

Those of you that have been reading my posts since day one should have noticed by now that my grammar sucks. Not that I'm bad at English or anything, but blogging just calls for mistakes. Ok, you got me. Maybe I'm trying to cover up here. I'll admit it: I think I've been a bit too careless with my grammar these days. And unfortunately, my negligence must have been very distracting -- right? (I hope that hasn't scared some people away. My apologies o scared ones. ) Obviously, I've just been wasting 14 years of education and discipline --- typical me. So, for the benefit of everyone, I'll try to produce more attractive, less distractive work! And yes, I'm hoping you do your part as well.

March 7, 2006

Group Work and Presentations

Today I missed two classes. Why? A presentation for Technical Writing had me working all day long. Well, not quite, I got to San Ignacio around 4pm and I worked until 6pm. Anyhoo, I am definately a bad procrastinator. Or, 'just maybe' Technical Writing demands too much. Not! My group members really let me down today or so I thought. One handed up his part of the presentation five minutes before the class, another typed up his' during class, and the other, well, for some strange reason, she ditched us minutes before our presentation! So we never got a taste of what she had to hand up. Mind you that all of their work should have had been submitted from last week! This just goes to show that: 1 - People are really busy 2 - Some people find nothing wrong in ditching their group members at 'last minute' (not pointing any fingers here) 3 - Some people have no problem with taking a bullet for the team Luckily, to remedy the situation of having a man down, we had Javier Romero in our group, the bad bitch of speech delivery; we sometimes refer to him as 'the voice of the west'. He and Elmer backed us up tonight, thanks fellas. It was funny. While we were waiting on the 'ditcher' to 'hopefully' return, the ingenious Javier entertained the class with a recap of what we had presented. When he had no more to say (or so we thought), there was a slight pause as if to say that the 'ditcher' was about to re-enter the room, but she didn't and just as we thougth he had no more to say, Javier began again, this time talking about a few things we had missed out and what was the 'ditcher' would have presented. This continued for a while until we realized that we were truly ditched so we just closed off without her. Overall, I believe our group made the best of a bunch of sucky presentations. I must admit working with group members is no easy task. One thing I regret not doing was getting their phone numbers; by doing so, we could have delivered a solid presentation. Tonight I endured what was another crazy but priviliged experience as a student at Sacred Heart College. SHC rocks!