Tuesday, April 18, 2006

an Update on that debateything i had a while ago ...

i always said i would follow it up but there's no need seeing as he's decided he believes in free will ... :D

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Happy new year

Well...it's a new year, and a new beginning. I can't believe that in less than fourteen weeks, school will be completely finished for me. For ever. Like...no more school. Ever. It's hard for me to get my head around, because it sounds stupid, but I've gone to school all my life. In a few months I'll be at uni and that's really scary.

It'll be hard starting a whole new life and having to lose touch with many of the people I like, well, speak to them and see them a lot less often, anyway. I'm kinda worried about it - worried I won't make any friends, worried about not being able to cope with the workload or about spending all my money in the first couple of months...or a combination of all of them. But at the same time, I'm really looking forward to it. I just have no idea what it's going to be like, or what to expect, or anything, really. And if you talk to me, you'll probably know I'm going through a fair amount of angst and stuff over this...well, I have been, anyway.

I'd just like to thank everyone for their support, all my friends and everything, even the people who don't read this...thank you anyway. Lol. I love you all.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Im now on myspace

So, I probably won't be on here very much - I'll still update it from time to time though, when I want. Not that I do that much anyway, but you know.

http://www.myspace.com/yaasehshalom

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Gay Marriage in the UK

I'm very pleased about this. I know they're calling it civil unions but it's basically the same as marriage, gays have got the same rights now and everything. To be honest, I can understand why some straight people wouldn't be comfortable with it because it is changing the definition of what marriage means, but I think in the long term it will be a good thing. Giving gay people the same rights as straight ones will mean that homophobia will be less accepted, as homosexuality will become more of a normal part of society, and gays and lesbians will be seen to be people who do normal things, rather than just march on parades and act weird on TV.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Hi, ho

Isn't it weird how the most innocuous sounding words can come to have rather dodgy meanings, like for example, the words "hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work we go". Now obviously "hi ho" means something quite different to "hi, ho!" but nonetheless, both sound exactly the same, and can be extremely funny when said in the right circumstances, for example, if you are drunk.

And if you said "hi, hoe," it would be different again, and would mean you were insane, since nobody in their right mind would ever talk to a garden implement in this way. And if you said "hi, hoe," it would mean you'd have to say "hi, rake" and "hi, fork" and "hi, trowel" and "hi, wheelbarrow", as well, so that the other things in the garden wouldn't feel left out. Well, maybe not "hi, fork" if you spoke in some northern accents, since people might think you were being very rude, as well as needing to be taken away, ho ho, ha ha, hee hee.

I have no idea why I wrote what I did.

Monday, October 03, 2005

L'Shanah Tova

Have a good year, everyone.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

British troops in Basra

Did anyone see this yesterday on the news? It was appalling, they showed pictures of soldiers burning as they got out of the tanks as Iraqi police threw petrol bombs into the vehicles, in retaliation for the soldiers having shot two Iraqis earlier on... I really don't understand what possessed us to go to war in the first place, well I know why, I mean you can understand it in terms of geo-political strategy and stuff but why, why is there all this senseless fucking slaughter for no reason, the cycle of violence goes round and round and there are people at the top profiting from this bullshit. We should leave right now, seeing that on top of all the rest of the awful things happening in Iraq is so sickening it's not true. There were those poor people who stampeded themselves to death earlier on, the poor fuckers thought there were going to be suicide bombings and I can't blame them, every day there's another bomb and it's got so common you don't even hear it on the news any more. I don't understand anyone who says the war was a good idea for whatever reason, it was never a good idea, it was doomed to fail from the start. Everyone knew that Saddam didn't have WMD and now our troops are dying and killing innocent Iraqi civilians and our country is under a terrible threat of attack from terrorists. I had forgiven Blair for leading us into the Iraq war because of the statemen like way he had handled the London bombings, but now I am filled with so much disgust and loathing for this useless government that prefers kissing up to Bush than the security of its own people and views taking away our civil liberties as a way of stopping terrorism. Do we want to end up like the US who thought that it was better to spend money on defence while category 5 hurricanes are swirling round in the Atlantic Ocean ? meanwhile the real terrorists are out there plotting the next attack and laughing at us for electing such useless people as our leaders. I fucking wanted to punch the television last night when I saw those images. Not to mention the nameless faceless Iraqis who are killed every day in that country but their deaths aren't reported because they're not British or American. That's one thing about the British media that really annoys me, the first thing they could think of when Katrina hit the US was how many fucking British tourists were out there it was the same for the tsunami and it's the same with this.

Sorry for going on about this ................. i got that off my chest now.

I'm back at school, started on the 6th of September I think. Last Friday I made kiddush and made some attempt at lighting the candles, but I ended up burning my fingers. I was embarrassed at the time but it's no big deal, it's not like they would be nasty about it or anything. Going to Warwick uni tomorrow to check out the soci department and perhaps the politics department as well, and I really must ring my mate to find out how college is going. On Thursday I'm sitting the LNAT which appears to be one of the weirdest exams in the history of mankind, not that I'm going to law school but I think it would be a useful qualification to have.....