So we are having a pretty violent thunderstorm which, don’t get me wrong, I love. I do, however, need to leave to go to school and in order to get there I have to take the bus. To get to the bus stop I have to walk almost 2 blocks once you count the area I have to walk through my apt. complex. Since it is pouring rain I will have to walk with my umbrella which I am a little afraid of doing since about every 4 seconds there is a seriously violent lightning strike somewhere nearby. Umbrella = metal pole in my hand = lightning rod. I don’t want to end up dead. I wish I could just skip life today. Wish me luck.
THE DAVINCI CODE
I know that many of you have read The DaVinci Code and many are planning on seeing the movie. But, you may want to reconsider. The book and movie are grossly anti-Catholic and misrepresent the faith and the Church. The book shows the Catholic Church as a conspiracy group that wants to suppress the truth about Christ, truth, The Bible, and history. The book/movie isn’t just offensive to Catholics though, because it also distorts the nature of Jesus and Sacred Scripture.
I would recommend you not give money to someone who would misrepresent God and lead others astray. Many say “it is just a book” or “it is fiction”. But, I know of some who have been misled and who are questioning the Bible, Jesus, and the Catholic Church. This is a shame. The author, Dan Brown, claims it is historically accurate. Now, there is no reason to go picket the movie and give it more publicity, but I would tell you not to spend money on seeing the movie or buying the book.
Some of the misrepresentations include:
-Opus Dei as a secretive and cultic group
-The suppression of “other” books of the Bible
-DaVinci being a homosexual
-Augustine suppressing the truth about the feminine divine.
-The Priory of Sion existing before the 1900s
-The “invention” of Jesus’ divinity
-That Mary Magdalene is the true Holy Grail
-That Christ was married to Mary Magdalene
Etc, etc, etc…
FYI – yes, I have read the book, but I didn’t buy it (I got it at the library). I don’t plan on going to see the movie, but I might go to another movie that weekend just to send the makers of the movie a message. If you would like to discuss this further, I welcome any and all questions.
For more info visit – http://www.jesusdecoded.com/
I am really not sure what I think. I do see the point about the facts being inacurate and him claiming that they are accurate and the portrayal of the church that the book/movie depicts. I don’t think I’ll spend my money to go see it in the theater. That, however, is not saying much because I don’t really see movies in the theater on a regular basis.
This morning I had an interview at Tocquigny at 10am for an internship. I almost called to see if I could come later this week when I have a rental car, but I sucked it up, climbed in through my passenger side, drove there, climbed out of my passenger side, and went in. They had me fill out an application and when I was finished, the girl at the front desk called Jessica, who I was supposed to meet with. She was out sick. The next girl in line to meet with me was also out sick. Third’s a charm. I finally got to meet with someone. I feel like it went alright. It was awkward because she was asking me questions straight off a paper, there was no other talk, no casual conversation to get to know me, nothing from her. She took me around the office when I was finished answering her quesitons to show me the place and then told me I would probably have to come back in when Jessica was back. I’d really like to work with them. Tocquigny, TracyLocke/DDB, or CDM. *crossing my fingers*
me: Freaking illegal immegrants! There are hundreds of people in AZ right now protesting a bill that they say will “discriminate agains illegal immegrants.”
me: They’re illegal and shouldn’t be here in the first place.
me: what gives them the right to expect the same rights as an american citizen or someone who is here legally?!?
me: Freakin go back to Mexico!
me: Illegal assholes living off our tax dollars.
me: ok, I think it’s all out.
her: Everyone who originally came to the US was an immigrant.
me: but not illegally
me: they’re protesting against discrimination against illegal immigrants
her: Well, there wasn’t a government already set up with laws to violate. [just natives to kill]
me: they aren’t even here legally
her: I think I’m the wrong person to argue with about this.
me: Freakin go back to Mexico!
her: I don’t want to discuss this.
me: “[just natives to kill]” so what, do you hate americans and that we’re here. I have no control over what people did in the past. that’s like saying I should repay black people for being slaves. I have no control over that.
her: (away message that is a link to the conversation above on her blog) An example of nativism.
her: What I’m saying is that people should be able to come to the US and enjoy what we take for granted.
me: not illegally
me: legally, yes, sure fine.
her: I dont’ think there should be such strict laws.
me: then everyone would come here
me: there would be more crime because there wouldn’t be enough jobs…as there aren’t now.
her: Probably not.
her: There are plenty of jobs. Just jobs that people don’t want.
me: you know how many people would come here from mexico rather than get stuck in the border towns?!?
her: just as there are plenty of people who don’t want to work.
her: Do you know how many people come here every day to work and go back home at night?
me: what does that matter? they aren’t living here illegally and they could probably move here if they are working here…unless they are working here illegally.
her: And if you were stuck in situations like that, and had teh chance to come to the US, even if it was through illegal methods, you’d do it.
me: i don’t think I would
her: It does matter. Some people are happy there, but need money.
me: yeah, ok, whatever
This all started because of something I saw on CNN. I am irritated by her response and her indifference and the fact that there are people who think it’s ok for ILLEGAL immigrants to come here and work. Yes, they work jobs that people don’t want, but am I the only one catching that word ILLEGAL?? I am very thankful and lucky, both, that I was born in the US, but because I was born here I have certain rights that cannot be taken away from me. I’m sorry, but if you are living in another country, want to have my rights, and sneak in the country to get them, you are here illegally and my government should not protect your rights that you do not have because you are not an American citizen. As for people who want to protect the illegal immigrants…go get some pride in your country. Maybe you can get it while you’re getting an education and quit being ignorant.
So, yesterday I left my apartment at 3:21pm to come home for the weekend. I know this because I wanted to time exactly how long it took me to get from my house to my parents. 3 of my older cousins (who I never get to see) are in town and my brother is leaving for the Army in less than 2 weeks, so I wanted to come hang out with all of them. I got home at 8:26pm. What took 5 hours to get from Austin to Houston, you ask? Indeed, it is normally a 2.5 hour drive. Well, just outside of Austin I got hit. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. It’s my luck. I was on the highway where there are 3 lanes of traffic….where all the lights are going out of town. I was in the far right lane (I always drive in that one because there’s always much less traffic there) and there was significantly less traffic in ly lane. The other two were backed up past a cross street, so they’d left a gap for cars to pass through. My lane, however, was not backed up that far. So, I was driving up to where my lane was stopped, as I should have been. Next thing I know, I see this truck (in slow motion) emerging from between the cars in the lane to my left. He was hardly moving…I think…but at that moment, it felt like I was hardly moving too. The world seriously transformed to slow motion. He looked like he was going to be able to stop (he had to have been going about 5 mph). I, on the other hand, was going about 30 and couldn’t stop or swerve (there was a driveway with cars in it to my right). He hit my drivers side door and spun my car around. I ended up half in a ditch, facing the wrong way, on the side of the road in front of Exxon. I was not hurt, thank God. He was in a Chevy 4×4…he could have eaten my car for breakfast. When I tried to get out, I couldn’t. My door was wrenched closed. I had to climb out the passenger side. I called the police (who ended up taking 2 hours and 15 minutes to get there) and then went to exchange insurance info. A woman who saw it all happen stopped and gave me her phone number. So nice. They didn’t have their insurance info with them. They called someone and got it. After everything I had to go through with my wreck on New Years, I wanted all their info and I wanted the cops to be there. The police finally arrived about 6:15. The wreck happened at 4. I left about 6:30 and was home 2 hours later. My car is still drivable and everyone was ok, but I will have to deal with the inconvenience of having the whole drivers side of my car replaced. Grr.
Becca suggested I just start flying everywhere. I have been hit 6 times…none of which I have caused. I have that kind of luck in a car and you want to put me in a plane?!?
Seeing as how all of my efforts right now are pretty focused on finding an internship for the summer, this may turn into a journal all about the interviews, the people, the expectations, and the difficulties of finding work in advertising. So far I have had 4 interviews and I have at least 3 more to go. While I was in New York I went to the coastal group, the bravo group, cdm (who I liked the best) and bbdo. I would be happy at any of them because, frankly, they are in new york. I have one at tracylocke thursday in dallas that I really hope goes well. I saw Staci, the woman who is interviewing me, at the career fair here and she remembered me from last year when I interviewed with her (even though I didn’t get the job). That’s good, right? It would be awesome if I could get the job there too, but then I’d have to find somewhere to live in Dallas for the summer. Becca’s couch, here I come! Kidding…sort of. Monday I have an interview here with Toquini (sp?). Maybe I should figure out how to spell that if I’m going to try to get a job with them. There’s also a good chance that I will be interviewing with gsd&m and I got an email from a woman at latinworks telling me to call EC to set up an interview with him. I called him before I left for New York and when I got back. Still haven’t talked to him. I hope he calls me back. Anyway, I’m supposed to be researching for a paper right now. Gotta go.