Friday, April 07, 2006

Here Come the Oscars (and other stuff)

My acting career began, and most likely ended, today. A friend of mine, Sam, is acting in some movie that these telecom guys are making for some big final project they're doing for a class. They needed someone to play a customer at a garage sale so I said I'd do it. Jeremy came along and ended up being in it also. I was "Customer #4" and he was "Customer #6." I got to throw a basketball at somone and Jeremy got to break a chair made from pizza boxes and fall. I didn't think it would take too long, but two hours and one sunburn later we wrapped up our scene. It was fun, but HOT.

Yesterday was Diadeloso so we had no school. I took a personal day from my internship so I could play with everyone. Baylor spent $12,000 on bringing in 60,000 pounds or fake snow for the event. Kinda crazy if you ask me... I can think of MANY better ways to spend $12,000, but no one asked me. Anyways, it was pretty funny to see all the professors' kids playing in the "snow." I'm assuming they have never gotten the chance to have a snowball fight before. It was actually very apparent because they didn't know the best things to do - facewashes, snow down the shirt/pants, etc. No, they were just throwing it at everyone. Amateurs.

On a more serious note, there was a hate crime on Baylor's campus last weekend. A Muslim girl was walking back to her dorm and was assaulted by a guy, who is most likely not a student, who shouted out racial and religious slurs at her, pulled her hijab, threatened to kill her, and kicked her in the ribs, I believe. The FBI is investigating it and everything. Completely ridiculous if you ask me. I just don't get people sometimes. At all. Why would anyone ever do something like that? What makes it sound like a good idea to hurt someone just because they are different than you? It makes me mad.

8 comments:

Cecilia said...

In Thursday's gay news of the day at work, we learned that Jamacians hate gays. They tried to kill this gay guy recently--there was a riot because the police protected him. Not to be discouraged, the office joked about it, as in "The worst canvasser today gets sent to Jamaca to canvass there." and "Today's turf wasn't that bad--it wasn't Jamaca."

Honestly, though, I don't understand hate. It's really hard to see gay/bi co-workers get upset when people react poorly to them. It's easier for me, because I'm not gay, but it is hard to face other's illogical hate for you point blank.

Anali said...

Congrats on your new vocation- acting that is. I too can think of better things to do with $12,000. I was thinking maybe another parking garage, but maybe this time instead of a Chili's, we could have free tanning beds! What do you think?
I can't believe about the assault. That's realling very frightening that someone could really hate another person that much. It also goes to show what happens when I leave Baylor for too long. JK.
Write me an Easter email and let me know everything that's going on.

Allie said...

What is with all the hate crimes going on! we had some on campus on thrusday night/friday. someone decided that it would be extra cool to write kill all the gays and and stuff like that all over the sidewalk at 47 locations in chalk because it was gay pride week at tech this past week.

Brian said...

Is it intolerant to hate those that commit hate crimes? I can never wrap my mind around this moral dilemma...

I just don't understand why, when people feel frustrated about something, they must find a scapegoat for all their problems.

Golda said...

Allie, that's crazy. that's horrible.

Brian, hmm. good question. i'm not sure how to answer that. i think it's okay to not like people who commit hate crimes. because they are not cool at all.

erin said...

HUH. what's up with the world lately? We've definately had a handful of hate crimes lately, too. And now all the cultural/embrace diversity groups on campus are having all sorts of events. However, even the free, cultural food these events will have isn't worth the recent problems that triggered these upcoming events isn't worth it - nothing is.

Claire said...

The answer is and always will be: love. At least, if you call yourself a follower of Jesus, that's gotta be the answer. I believe that love is the only way ANYONE's hearts are changed, transformed, renewed. Even my own.

Easy? Hell no. Necessary? Hell yes.

Melissa said...

We have a very diverse culture here at K-State. Nothing like this has happened while I've been here (3 1/2 years) and I know it would not be tolerated if it does. We have a lot of students from the middle east.

On the gay/lesbian thing. We had a really good debate last week that I set up (part of my job). Go to this link to watch it: http://ome.ksu.edu/lectures/dorothy/previous.html. Go to the Joel Oster/Pedro Irigonegaray debate titled "Civil Rights and Same Sex Couples." Great debate!