If any of you went to Woodland High, you have already read this. I came across this today reading some things on another site. As I read through everything in what I listed below I thought “Wow. So true.” So next time you run into a group of punky kids that think the world belongs to them even though most of them have done NOTHING to earn it, remember that they are a product of this:
Rule 1: Life is not fair — get used to it!
Rule 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will
expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about
Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school.
You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a
Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your
grandparents had a different word for burger flipping — they called
Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t
whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as
they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning
clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you
So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your
generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but
HAS NOT. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and
give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This
the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers
off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND
Do that on your own time.
Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually
have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for
This is a set of Rules that Bills Gates delivered at a high school some years ago. Think about it….it’s very true.
On another note:
A lot of things have happened lately that I have not posted about.
1.I was involved in a minor car accident. It’s okay. The guy was a dick…not jsut saying that to get out of responsibility, but it is true. Insurance companies are looking at throwing it out 50/50 because my old ass car got most of the damage, and his was barely scuffed. Great news. I got to court on Nov. 12 for the ticket that the cop wrote me (damn Atlanta cops)-I am going to fight it due to the circumstances. Those of you who KIT via phone already know the crappy details…too lazy to type them here.
2.My old ass car died…blew a head gasket. It’s fixable. I just don’t want to put anymore money into a $300 car. I loved that car though. I plan on giving it to my bro, who is carless, at the cost of getting it fixed. He gets a car and I do too…everyone is happy.
3.I got a new car. It’s a 2000 Sunfire that Russell and I bought from his grandfather at a very reduced cost. I am going this weekend to earn the $ to pay for my insurance. It will be fun-burning the fallen trees on his dad’s new property.
4.Wedding is looking like a go for March…as long as nothing more catastrophic happens.
5.Waiting until the fall to transfer to Emory due to recent developments…too much stress to deal with that rite now too.
6.My good friend Derick will hopefully be moving to Little Five-which means he will be substantially closer to me. Very happy about that.
Voting was fun…first time I ever voted for a President of the United States before. I felt very important…even though I am only one of millions. I was happy that I got to participate in that. And no, I am not telling.
Well, I just want to say that God works in mysterious ways. He has given me blessings in disguise in recent weeks, and I am thankful. I have the most wonderful family and soon-to-be extended family in the world. They take such wonderful care of me. And my fiance is the most wonderful man in the world. I hope no one is like “eeeewwwwww….mushy”, but I don’t care. I love him with all my heart.
Thought of the Day:”Blessed be the name of the Lord.”