Okay, so this is the very first entry in my blog. Now well isn't that just special. Anyways, the word blog comes from weB-LOG, for those not familiar with cyber-dork terms. In any case, here is where I post my frequent/infrequent rants on various things going on in my life and the world.
Today is another day that I have been on vacation. It's only because I'm currently on vacation that I've been able to get this site up, cause I work two jobs normally. Sometimes three. It's tough being Japanese-Jamaican, but that's life in a modern post-economic restructuring world I guess.
For some reason, the water in the apartment is down because they're fixing a water line or something. So I haven't taken a shower in a bit and feel pretty rank. But I'm not really going out of the house right now, so I don't really care. Yet. In any case, I'm holding my breath waiting for them to turn the water on cause I would like to at least wash my face.
So, the bones of the site are now up, and some of the simpler sections are now up as well, including About Me, Favorites, Music, Politics, Resume, Writing, Rants, Design, and Web Pages. And now, of course, Blog.
In any case, it's been fun, and I think the site is looking alright for now. I'll be putting in more bells and whistles shortly. Until then, stay tuned.
Okay here are some of my pet peeves that I was just thinking about recently.
1. My last name is YOKOTA. Not Yakota. Not Yokata. Definitely not Yodata, or some similarly fucked up derivation. My last name has a meaning, you know, and when you fuck with it, you destroy it's meaning. How fucking hard is it for people to get my last name right? It just pisses me off because throughout my life people have gotten it wrong, even when they're copying it off my license or something equally official or clearly written. I mean what the fuck, do I have to have a name like Smith or Bush or something equally stupid to get them to spell the name right?!? Geez, I know this is America and all and most people are exceedingly ignorant (and proud of it - just look at who we "elected," if you call that scam an election), but come on people, work with me a little bit. Fuck!
2. People who think that it's cool or desirable to have a one-parent household. What the fuck is that all about? I've heard some stupid shit in my life, but this shit takes the cake. I mean sure there are times and circumstances where people have to have a single parent situation, out of some necessity (to get out of an abusive situation, to get out of a relationship that really isn't working, etc.), but I know that when my mom was raising my brother and I by herself, it was no cakewalk for her or for us. But lately I've heard from some supposedly progressive people that they want to have a kid by themselves or that they always thought they would be a single parent, like it's some sort of fucking badge of honor. This shit is ridiculous. You're playing with fucking lives here people, wake the fuck up. It's not like getting a cat or a dog or some other pet for godsakes. Your kids will grow up feeling like they missed out on something. That's real.
3. People who walk around in life and expect every freaking person around them to bend over backwards for them like its some sort of privilege to even be in their general vicinity breathing their air. I mean what the hell ever happened to basic humility. Or basic humanity. The worst are people who act this way out of some sort of racist superiority complex. Just because you're a certain color, whatever color you are, if you're freaking purple or something, goddamit, treat people with the respect that you would hope to get from them.
4. Which leads to my next pet peeve: People who think that they are owed something. Look, let me let you in on a little secret. Nobody owes anybody shit. Nothing. Not one wooden nickel. Not that they make them that way, but even if they did, no one would owe even a wooden nickel without a damn good reason. That's not to say that people shouldn't help each other out. Far from it. I think people should help each other out all the time. The world would be a better place if people did. But, people should realize that when someone does you a favor, they didn't have to do that favor. And you should thank them if they did. It's a simple exchange: You get a favor, you thank them. Now, is that so hard?
Those are all the pet peeves that quickly come to mind on this drunken midnight journey into cyber dorkdom. For the website, I've updated the Bio, Links, and Op-Ed Pieces sections. Enjoy.
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