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I will be driving back to Dallas with my mom and brother tomorrow and preparing for my first “official” day of work. It’s been a good break but I am ready to get to work and actually have something to do each day.

My trip to Houston has been fun and it’s been nice to see my family but I am definitely ready to be back in “my” home. Hopefully I will have some more time to post when I get back there. I have a lot on my mind that I would like to write about, just have to find the time.

I was actually able to play a little America’s Army with Patrick over my break. Had a good time, though he learned my terrible secret of being a “spawn reloader”.

Disappointing, that’s the only way to describe it. From the previews it seemed as though they were going to reveal a little more information as to why the plane went down and who the ‘Others’ are.

They touched on the issues, but in Lost style, were as vague as possible. I will probably buy both season one and season two to keep my memory fresh as the series takes a break for the summer.

Since my move I have been looking into getting another cellphone, preferably a Blackberry or Palm.

During my first trip to Fry’s last night I talked to a salesperson who talked about how good T-Mobile’s network is in the local area. They do have cool phones but their data transfer stuff just isn’t what I want.

Sprint seems to really have what I want with the ability to Bluetooth highspeed internet into a laptop (something else on my “To-Buy” list). Their rates are pretty good and their customer service has definitely improved.

The one thing that keeps drawing me back to T-Mobile is the fact that I can take the phone to pretty much any country and it will work with a simple changing of the SIM card. Ah well, other things to worry about right now I guess…

I have finished the move to Dallas from Lubbock and finally had the cable company come out and hook up my internet.

The move went surprisingly well with no truck problems on the five hour drive out here. Where I am living is smack dab in the middle of Dallas. My apartment is near the outer marker for D/FW Airport, which means I will spend a lot of my time just watching the planes come and go.

I will post some pictures as soon as I can.

Tomorrow I take the my last final of my undergraduate career. At 10:30am I will sit down, pick up a pen, and complete possibly the last test of my life. Exciting? No. A little anti-climatic if you ask me.

After the test, all of the seniors must fill out a graduation survey and enjoy refreshments. If the refreshments are pizza and other junk food, I’ll stick around, otherwise I’m outta there. (4 years and a whole lot of money and we can’t even get pizza?!)

If you cannot tell, I am in a weird mood. I have a lot to do tomorrow, a lot of stressful things, I guess this is how I am choosing to deal with it.

I am two finals away from being done with college forever, or at least until I go into grad school. The only two left are Strategic Management and Managerial Economics.

Economics slightly worries me because it is a cumulative exam, but I really do not think the professor is trying to keep anyone from graduating. I take that one tomorrow at 4:30pm and my Strategic Management at 10:30am on Monday.

Getting down to the wire and I’m still not nervous like everyone thinks I should be. Weird.

In other news, it’s my mother’s birthday. Happy Birthday Mom!

During a conversation with a friend the subject of me not watching VH1, MTV, or channels like that came up. I replied, stating that I enjoy the History Channel, Discovery channel, and TLC more and think they have more value. To my surprise, my friend told me that they had a theory as to why I liked those channels.

“You like to know more than people. You want them to know that you know more than they do”. At first, I just kind of sat there, dumbfounded by being so abruptly told that basically, I’m a know-it-all. Then I thought about it for a second and decided I would explain why I watch those stations more and why I continually will.

I have always been a reader. I’ll read anything you hand to me. When I was young I read everything I could. I would go to the library and check out stacks upon stacks of books and read all of them. My intention was not to make people feel lowly or dumb, it was to learn. As I got older I moved from fictional books to non-fiction and was particularly interested in history, especially WWII history. I read all that I could find on the subject (I still do).

We did not have cable until I was around 14 or 15 and when we had it installed I was glued to the History Channel. I was amazed that there was so much that I didn’t know and the detail that presented about certain subjects. Now, I do not have cable anymore but I still read like a mad man. It’s my personality. I will take book suggestions from anyone, even if it’s on a subject that I am not necessarily interested in and read them.

What is wrong with this? I told another friend about this conversation and they said that they could explain what the person was saying, to a point. They informed me that I am a fairly blunt person and sometimes I come off harsh and demeaning. When someone brings up a subject that they know little about, especially current events or history, I unknowingly rip them apart. It is not intentional, it just happens. I have to make myself aware of it so that I do not scare people away.

Back to the main topic here. Is there something wrong with knowledge? Don’t we have a social responsibility to learn as much as possible so that we are aware of what is going on around us. Oil prices are a great example. Most Americans do not understand why prices are high outside of the reasons stated in newspapers, which just lightly touch on the subject. Do we not have an obligation to understand something before we anger over it or protest it? The more we know, the more we see and understand the world around us.

After explaining this, my friend told me that it isn’t just knowledge that makes us strong, it’s experience. I disagree. I think it’s both knowledge and experience that make us stronger people. And to experience something you must be knowledgeable about it to take an interest in it.

I am still a little offended by the comment for the simple reason that this person knows very little of my past and my life and yet makes wide and vast assumptions about why I do things. Reading and learning is who I am, it’s who I have always been, and it’s probably who I always be. Sorry.