Easy work, difficult labor

“Hard work” means something different to anyone who hears the phrase. To some it may mean to labor outside in the hot sun for hours on end. Some others may take it as the ability to balance life among the stresses that come at each of us day after day.

I look around and see a lot of hard workers. They juggle school, work, and personal lives. It’s something that many people do, and when I see someone do those things I consider it admirable. These are hard working, responsible people and they struggle to keep everything balanced and without stress. I, of course, am sitting on campus at the university that I attend. These young people (which I am proud to be one of) are some of the hardest working people in this world. The work we do now may not be considered difficult manual labor, but it is definitely hard work. We study, we stress, we write papers, we do calculations – a lot of mental exertion. Continue reading


Selfish Cyclists

There are many things that make me angry, but do not warrant a soap box rant. This, I feel, does. What am I raging about today?


I hate them.

If you are reading this and you are a bicyclist – I hate you. Now, just to clarify, my beef isn’t against bicyclists in general, but against those who feel the need to ride in the street when there is a sidewalk and crosswalk available. Continue reading

T-Mobile Troubles

T-Mobile Stick TogetherT-Mobile, I have a bone to pick with you.

I have been a customer for around 10 years now. My mom bought me a phone from VoiceStream Wireless when I was about 11 years old. I can’t remember when, but then they were re-branded at T-Mobile soon after. Ever since then, I have been a loyal customer with T-Mobile; I even had the same original phone number from VoiceStream until last year when I had my number changed and the account put under my name. I have had my own account now since July 2011. Continue reading

Oh, and there may be football, too

As the Super Bowl creeps upon us tomorrow, I can’t help, but realize how corporate controlled it is. I understand the need for sponsorship, though I believe the final two teams should pay for the event. Everything involving the Superbowl has some kind of product placement or corporate involvement. Whether you like it or not.

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Holiday Shopping Insanity

Photo by Austin Marchand.

So, I guess most of the holiday shopping is getting over with now. Though I did not get a chance to participate in the festivities of pepper spraying someone in the face, my girlfriend took her family shopping that night and snapped a few photos at Wal-Mart to show me how crazy it was. This was her first time ever going shopping on Black Friday, and she was very shocked to see how insane people get while chasing good deals. I was on the phone with her for some of it and I could barely hear her over the screaming crowd. I’m glad she didn’t get hurt. Like I mentioned in my previous post, maybe I will have the chance to go Black Friday shopping next year. I just hope I am able to save enough money to get something nice. Maybe a decent sized HDTV, a wireless printer or both! Continue reading

No money? Let’s go Black Friday shopping!

Today is Black Friday, arguably the busiest and craziest shopping day in the United States. A lot of money will be spent today, and a lot of people will get hurt.

I have never been able to “celebrate” this so-called holiday. Ever since I was 16 and started working, I have thought of going out and standing in line outside of a Walmart or Best Buy for many hours to get good deals on high-priced items. I keep planning on going out to buy an HD video camera or just a nice point and shoot,  but I always seem to be busy doing something on Black Friday. Continue reading

Home Alone: Financial Conundrum

I never really thought that I would talk about something so personal on RQN! I feel like I need to, though. I am very pissed off about my housing situation. I’m not sure what’s going to happen, nor do I know if I am going to be living in my house for much longer. Continue reading