This Week I Recommend:
>Costumes: Halloween was this past Friday and, like always, it was filled with lots of candy, memorable moments, and [my fave part] interesting costumes. Some of my faves this year include Sweeney Todd, Alex DeLarge from “A Clockwork Orange,” Carl from “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” and Tony Stark [aka Iron Man]. I dressed up as Foxy Cleopatra from Austin Powers: Goldmember; def. one of my more interesting costumes to date… =D
>Blue Man Group: Went for the first time on Saturday with my friend MarkM [there are multiple Marks mentioned in this post, lol]. I highly recommend it; definitely a good time.
This Week I Don’t Recommend:
>Pushy Volunteers Who Forget That They Are Just Volunteers And Let Stuff Go To Their Heads: Earlier today, my friend MarkL and I volunteered with UCF’s Knights for Change for the local Barack Obama campaign office [yay for helping out…]. Basically, they had us calling people to find out if they had voted and if they hadn’t, to let them know that today was the last day to early vote and where the nearest poll to them was, etc. It wasn’t very interesting but it wasn’t bad. However, a group of the volunteers were going to go door-to-door canvassing of various areas around UCF, knocking on doors to find out if people had voted and to take them to the polls, if they wanted to be taken and such. They went around the office gathering volunteers and got quite a group together. Then they got to me.
Now, I was already uncomfortable enough calling people and invading their peaceful Sunday with questions; there was no was no way I was going door-to-door to do it [plus it was raining]. So I said that I didn’t want to do it, simple as that. Then three of the people [note: these are also college student volunteers, not paid professionals or anything] started getting in my face about how this is how votes are won and how it needs to be done – and one of them literally grabbed the papers I had in my hands away from me and threw them on the table. So then I started getting annoyed and MarkL was pissed and stated quite succintly that we were volunteers and don’t have to do anything if we didn’t want to. The trio backed off and we went back to our calls. The guy who grabbed the papers came back and apologized a little bit later.
Long story short, I’m glad I volunteered today and contributed my part to a cause I support. I just wish that certain people would remember the reason why their doing something in the first place instead of making things awkward for those around them when they think they’re more important than they are…
>Broken Cell Phones: My cell phone’s screen stopped working on Wednesday and its driving me nuts because the only thing worse than not getting text messages is getting text messages and not being able to read them o.O Thankfully, I know the layout of my phone and the menus and such, so I can still make calls [sort of] by typing in my contact’s names, but believe me when I say that my Firefox’s refresh button has not been hit as many times as it has this weekend for the shipment tracking page of the replacement phone…
>Losing Time: So I definitely did not realize that Daylight Savings Time ended today. Imagine my surprise when I find out I could have slept in an extra hour and still been perfectly on time… Oh well. ^.^
UCF’s Homecoming Week activities start tomorrow; time to get ready for one of the most hectic-yet-worthwhile weeks of the year…