Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Don't know much about history....

When I was a wee bit of a thing, I passed up classes for sitting in my 1986 Toyota and listening to Patti LuPone cassette tapes. I guess I wasn't that wee, if I was already driving, but when I think back to school, that is all I can come up with. I
honestly don't know where I was during grade school, and it is evident now by
my huge pockets of basic information that I don't seem to have. Much of
it I never needed, that's true. But boy oh boy do I wish I could sit in
on a history class, or even grammar. The good news is that even at my old age of 28 (and yes, I say that with dripping sarcasm), it's not too late to learn. Which is why I have decided to purchase World History for Dummies.

Please don't make fun of me. This is a very sore spot for me. To compensate for it, I have gotten really super-smart in other areas of my psyche--such as (I hope) the
ability to be empathic and to communicate effectively. In my previous
existence as an actor/depressive, I also got very good at all-things-jasmin. I feel as though I've come out of that self-obsessed phase and am now onto all-things-not-jasmin, or more specifically, speaking up for those who cannot speak up for themselves. One day I realized that there was so much more to the world
than Manhattan, and that humans are the scum of the earth, or at least,

OH OH! This is exciting! Since writing the above two paragraphs, I opted instead of purchasing a history book, to ordering two for FREE on Paperback Swap!One is on World History and one is on US History. I love free things, particularly if they are something that can teach me something.

It will be useful, too, because I find that I have to STOP and RELAX more
regularly--even if it's just an hour a day or, more likely, a few hours
a week. Sometimes I feel like there's too much to DO and too much to
CHANGE to actually stop and breathe. Yet it's tough because I know that
animal rights also include myself, but sometimes, I'm so over myself.

Anyway, it will be good to learn more about the history of the patriarchy that
I so often scream about. Oh, and I suppose it will also be good to
learn more about the positive things, too. I often forget they're out