{September 10, 2008}   I feel like an ass

Before I explain premise behind feeling like an “ass” let me give you a small update.  I don’t have a lot of time before I run to class.

I have 2 part time jobs and I’m going back to school part time (that means 2 classes).  It feels like bad things keep happening to us.  Bills keep popping up and getting higher.  We have to find a new place to live.  My new boss is mean.  A hurricane is heading straight for my family near Houston.  (They live in Brazoria county.)  Things are piling up, and you can’t blame us for doing a little regrouping and soul searching.

I’ve decided to go back to university and pile on some more student loans.  Thank God I have a headstart with one degree already.  I’m going into architecture.  I’ve already started going to community college to get some classwork under my belt and get some CAD designs up and ready for my application portfolio.  I’m taking drawing as well this semester, which will also help.  I’ve looked up the application requirements for both UT and U of H.  Please, if you are in architecture and are miffed because you can’t find a job, I don’t want to hear how hard it is, or for you to give me a tongue in cheek good luck just because you haven’t succeeded.  My plans are different, I am a different person, and I don’t need any more negative vibes.  I had someone do that with teaching and it didn’t help, despite the best intentions of the person.

Besides that, I’m obviously not online as much as I used to be, so I won’t really heed your warnings.

So here is a story that my friend Lia posted as a bulletin on MySpace.  I feel like the donkey.  I hope to reach the top of the well in a couple of years:


One day, a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up.
Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
Free your heart from hatred – Forgive.

Free your mind from worries – Most never happen.

Live simply and appreciate what you have.

Give more.

Expect less

NOW …………

Enough of that crap…. The donkey later came back, and bit the farmer who had tried to bury him. The gash from the bite got infected and the farmer eventually died in agony from septic shock.


When you do something wrong, and try to cover your ass, it always comes back to bite you.


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