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I’m so terrible at keeping a regular blog.  I say something similar to this every time I post.

Anyway, I was going back to college to get a degree in Criminal Justice and focus on a Bachelor’s in Cyber Crime.  Well at the tail-end of August, beginning of September, I landed a job.  I’m now a Correctional Officer in training.  This means that yes, I’ll be working in a prison.  Naturally I’m really excited. I’m also nervous, but I don’t think that’s an overwhelming emotion at the moment. I start tomorrow (October 3), which is perfect because my unemployment is about to run out.

I start my new job on Monday, and Wednesday I’ll be going to a concert in Atlanta.  I’ve been excited for this concert since it was announced in July, and it literally feels like I’ve been waiting forever for the tour to begin.  Well, now it’s here and I couldn’t be more excited.  I’ll be seeing Imperative Reaction, System Syn, and God Module.  I’ve been a fan of Imperative Reaction and System Syn for roughly 5 years now, and I’ll confess I only just started listening to God Module (around the time the tour was announced, but I love everything already), and I’m amped for the chance to see this show.  There’s also going to be online friends I’ve connected with through our mutual love of these bands (and Combichrist), and Lisbeth, wife of Ted (frontman of Imperative Reaction) will be there to sing on stage for a few songs.  My friend and I have VIP passes, so we get to hang out for a little bit before the show.

So, all in all, I think this winter will be much better than my summer (which I posted about).  Now I just need to survive the correctional officer training. 🙂


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I’ve also heard about what happened in Norway. I honestly didn’t get clued in until this morning. I don’t watch much TV, so I’m often times not in the loop.

My heart goes out to the families of those lost. There’s no words to express how death and murder isn’t right. I’m not a believer in one god or religion or anything, but I am an advocate for peace, acceptance, and human rights. This isn’t okay. Just because your ideals don’t mesh with another person’s doesn’t give you the right to kill for the sake of it.

We all share this planet, so why do we have to hate so much?

Link to story here. (Note: only after posting this did I read through the linked story. This link is to a Norwegian news site reporting the story. Some of the pictures posted could be considered graphic, please use your best judgement.)

Also BBC coverage here.

I will never understand the senseless violence of mankind.

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