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07/17/2003 Archived Entry: "Sperm Donor"

Agh! The heat! X_x I'm sweating. -_- I hear it's only going to get hotter too. O_o; *sigh*

We've started working with ink in my art class. It's a nice medium. I definately like it better than charcoal, that's for sure. ^_^; Compared to charcoal, a pen is a blast. OK, so maybe it's because I get to use one of those pens with the nibs (the things you need to dip in ink before writting with). ^_^ Them things are so cool. I've never played with one until this morning and, let me say, them things are pretty nice. I'm feeling compelled to use it for things other than art now. Maybe not all out writting in class or something, but at least for writing letters and the like.... ^_^

My socio teacher told us about the most interesting thing the other day. He likes to give us little anecdotes here and there and the other day, it was about a talkshow he was watching. Apparently, there was some kind of psychology P.H.D. type lady on it and she was giving educated responses to the subject matter. There was this one guy who asked her something. Apparently, his father died recently and, unlike most people in the same situation, he was overwhelmingly happy. It seems that his father was quite abusive, so the son was actually anticipating his death. He, the son, asked the psychologist lady if that was OK. Was he wrong for feeling that? As a response to his question, the lady replied: "...you never had a father; you only had a sperm donor." Wow. Does that statement take you aback like it does me? Imagine the kinds of ramifications a statement like that has. Is society progressing so that traditional roles, emotional attachment, and such are being forgotten? I think it's really something to consider. Deeply rooted in human societal thought is the concept of a mother and father and the prevailing thought that they should look over their offspring. You rarely if ever see it questioned. However, what this P.H.D. lady said seems to be completely detatched from this "basic" concept. I'm fascinated by this response. Am I the only one who thinks that this complete lack of traditional societal convention is interesting? I wonder if that is the way societal thought is progressing. I doubt that kind of statement would have been uttered ten years ago. Seems like something of a result of the modern need to question everything and to exercise more liberal thought. Fascinating indeed....

Yesterday, I was just doing some computing when my monitor went entirely black except for two bright white collumns that appeared at either end of the monitor and quickly converged in the center. I turned it off and took it off the desk. I smelled some smoke coming from the air vents on top. O_o In short, my monitor crapped out on me. Now, I need to get a new one. -_- Currently, I'm using an old 17" we had lying around, but I miss the nice expanse of a 19". I'm really fond of the old monitor. It's a Viewsonic PS970; still a solid monitor by today's standards. Oh well, hopefully I'll be able to get a better one now. I'm waiting for tomorrow's Fry's advertisement. Hope there's something decent in that thing. There hasn't been anything in the last two days' Fry's ads. -_- Hoping for a nice CRT. *crosses fingers* Sure, LCD seems nice because it's so flat, but you just don't get the kinds of crisp images CRTs deliver on a LCD. Big plus: CRTs are cheaper on average. XD Too bad the ones I'm eyeing are still $200+. -_-; Lets see what tomorrow's ad brings now, shall we?

Replies: 6 comments

Dez and Megumi:
I'm not talking about individual feelings. Rather, I'm talking about how off from the status-quo that quote actually is. It tosses out very traditional conventions of societal thought. I find that fascinating.

Posted by Tsubasa @ 07/19/2003 08:30 AM PST

o_o.. i think today is the hottest day.. i sat on my ass in a hair parlor for 6 hours. o_o.. and they only had the AC on for the customers.. which is located on the other side of the room..so you can't really feel the cold air. ;-;!!

Posted by Rydia @ 07/19/2003 02:47 AM PST

Welps, I'm not really surprised by what happened on the TV. I mean, I dont' feel that close to my Dad. But i'm not anticipating his death or anything like that and I'd be sad if he left, only cuz I don't do good on my own, really. But I don't really consider him much of a father. I mean, sure he keeps a roof over my head and gives me stuff and whatnot, but I don't really feel like he loves me. We dont' really do anything together and we don't really talk and he seems much more interested in my brother than he does me. They can always talk but Dad I don't connect and I really think he loves my brother much more than he loves me. As for my Mom, she passed away when I was 11 months old, but I'm sure if she were here I'd be very close to her. There really aren't many people in my family who I feel close to, only my brother's Godmother. Megumi-chan wa gomen ne...^^;; I've said too much, nee?

Posted by Megumi-chan @ 07/18/2003 07:17 PM PST

Actaully David, you've had a pretty good family life right? I've had an abusive mother, and there were times when I simply considered her to be nothing more than the woman who brought me into this world...... I couldn't refer to her as a mother. Would a mother, who is supposed to love thier own child, abuse and harm something she brought into this world, a piece of her? Or a father? Someone who does things like that to a child isn't a parent. I'm sorry, but that's the painful truth. My mother and I have patched things up a bit....so I'm a little more forgiving of her, but I cannot forgive what she had done to me. If she did that to any of my sisters, I'd have called the cops and made sure she'd never see them again. Child abuse it just wrong and plain messed up.

Posted by Dez @ 07/18/2003 04:14 PM PST

Yesterday was the hottest day EVER! Well, so far...

Posted by Kim @ 07/18/2003 11:49 AM PST

Gomen ne! I haven't commented in a while...so, how are you doing?

Posted by Sal @ 07/18/2003 05:25 AM PST

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