I've developed an immense passion for peculiar things.
CNN, ESPN, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other blogs, for my convenience, are bookmarked right underneath the search engine for quick access. I can’t exactly tell you the number of times I have to visit these sites daily but I find myself refreshing my Tumblr dashboard and CNN home page every 2 minutes when it’s past 12am.
I do get bored of seeing the same things popping up so I like to choose a site which I know I’ll get lost in for hours and not have to worry about redundancy.
Ladies and Gents, get off tsn or whichever mediocre sports update site and get lost in THIS. The moment I enter the site I get overwhelmed with the amount of info, updates, stats and pictures being displayed. I have a tough time deciding which sport category to click because within one category exists a hundred other sections and articles yet to be read.
I’m a proud Canadian. Hockey is fantastic. I must admit, I was ignorant to think that hockey was the only greatest sport. I don’t blame myself entirely though considering that I live in an area where b-ball and football are definitely not in the target market. I now have a greater appreciation and respect for sports other than hockey—basketball, football and college sports…..all because of late night boredom forcing me to entertain myself on a site where everything once seemed foreign.
Whether you are a sports junkie or don’t fancy yourself as a football fan, just give it a shot. There are some rather interesting reads that may appeal to you.
I’ve been laying on my bed for a good hour and a half just thinking about my past and what I hope for my future. I did a lot of school-related thinking in particular.
Unless you’re living in a bubble, it’s a known fact that if you want a “stable job—financially and secure, it’s necessary that one must complete a 4 year college degree. That’s a non-negotiable fact.
But what I find troubling is the fact that, even with college degrees, one cannot simply go about and get a job or any job for that matter.
You know it’s a problem when Harvard Law grads or UC Berkeley engineers are still living in their parents’ basement, working at a retail making minimum wage.
Now I’m getting thoughts like “what if I’m wasting my time at SFU, working towards obtaining a generic degree that 2000 other students will perhaps be getting.
Then the idea hit me like a ton of bricks….
Most of the time, (unless you’re thinking about working for a company listed under Fortunes 500—then you can bounce right off to an ivy league school) employers don’t care about where you went to school, which degree you’ve obtained, but rather are more concerned with what work experiences, skills you developed, volunteer work, internships you had during your college career in addition to your degree.
I’m glad I go to a school where they offer fantastic co-op opportunities with big name corporations and great student exchange programs.
I now realize that unless I make use of those resources, my college degree in the long run will be absolutely useless. They have career fairs, expos and workshops for a reason. Take advantage of them.
tl;dr If your parents are filthy rich and are willing to support you for the rest of your life, or you’ve been guaranteed a stable, well-paying job fresh out of graduation by someone you know…………….I envy you.
Oh man…….my paper for Religious Studies is going to offend a lot of people. With heavy references to Christianity(no, duh :P) and cults, I won’t be surprised if the people in my seminar don’t want to talk to me again. Thankfully, the only person reading it will be my TA, and he’s a flaming athiest. So I’m not worried. :|