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Date: 12/19/01 11:11:53 AM

Name: Jade

Subject: Happy & Sad

First of all, I'm quite happy Fall 2001 semester will be over soon. All the hardwork has paid off! I'm very thankful for having the opportunity to attend college. I realize that graduating from college is a stepping stone of all the effort and sacrifice pursued for continuing education. Yet, I feel somewhat sad because I will miss many friends and acquaintances I've met throughout my college experience. Graduation day will probably be the last time I get to see the wonderful and familiar faces on campus. There are no words to completely sum up my college experience except that it takes dedication and preserverance. I want to congratulate everyone who will graduate on Sunday and wish all of you a prosperous and successful future. Good luck to everyone in the job search. My message to other college students is to hang in there because your time will come to graduate. Lastly, may you have a safe and happy holiday! I also wish you a blessed New Year!

 

 

Date: 12/18/01 11:19:35 PM

Name: Tracy

 

Subject: Advisors

My friend who is a History major and a Education major has been seeing this one advisor for the past two years now about all her classes. Every so often this advisor has been jerking my friends chain and keeps on adding courses. Yesterday a letter comes in the mail for her that says she needs to take one more course. She gets mad because she had already made her entire schedule of classes until she graduates with this advisor and at no time did she mention this class. She calls the advisor and tells her she did not mention this class earlier. And the advisor told her she thought she did and tells my friend she needs to take it anyway. I feel that all the advisors at this school needs to get their facts straight before opening their mouths.

 

 

Date: 12/18/01 11:15:32 PM

Name: Tracy

 

Subject: Grad session

Friday I had an appointment to attend a grad session. It started at 10:00 and the night before I did not go bed until late because I had to do a lot of work. So anyway that day my alarm does not go off and I rush to get ready. I reach the session 10 minutes late and so I apologize and have a seat. Then another advisor comes in and the one that was in there in the first place tells her I just came and so to take me. I figure to start with me one on one. Keep in mind that I am only 10 minutes late and the grad session lastest from 10 to 11:30. The other advisor takes me and leads me all the way to Keller 305 where you make your appointments, she tells me that I am too late and have to sign up for another time. I was so mad. Sometimes these advisors have no compassion, want to keep us in school as long as possible and just don't give a $&*#!!

 

 

Date: 12/18/01 11:10:38 PM

Name: Tracy

 

Subject: Frustrated with typing.

Thrusday night I had to type so much pages for this paper that it came out to about 50 pages. The more late it got the more frustrated I became. But, I cannot believe that this semester is over. Well I need to rebut and get ready for next semester. Hope everyone did well.

 

 

Date: 12/18/01 11:07:49 PM

Name: Tracy

 

Subject: Noise at the Dorms!

Last week Thursday I went to do some studying at the dorms with a friend and it was so noisy. She lives in Gateway and I cannot believe how she can study in that room night after night with all that noise. First a car pulls by talking and laughing very loudly with another friend down below. Then, another car passes by with its loud music. Then two people are walking down the street playing around. And then the people next door were very loud. I was getting very upset. I guess dorm students are use to that, but I never dormed before so that night was an experience.

 

 

Date: 12/17/01 01:02:50 PM

Name: dolphingirl

Email:

Subject: I'm just really tired...

I'm still upset because that girl wasted my time, when I could have done so many things. I just wanted to be nice and help her, but she just stepped all over me and that was so worng! I'm so tired... I treat people nicely and help them, and so many of them selfishly hurt me, I'm just so tired of it. I'm so tired...

 

 

Date: 12/17/01 12:57:12 PM

Name: dolphingirl

Email:

Subject: Spoiled little #$&@!

Recently I met a girl (28yr) that just came from Japan, and is staying here for the next three months. She asked if I'd help her look for a place to stay, so even though I told her that I'll be getting real busy with school, I would help her as much as I could. Two days later she called and asked me to help her, so I picked her up and helped her look for a place. The next day she wanted me to pick her up again, and she insisted I pick her up at Waikiki. I told her it would be hard to go there because of the traffic, but she still insisted because it was more convenient for her. (RAGE!!!) So, I went without arguing. She said she would call me at 3:30 to check up, but we decided to meet at 4:15 no matter what. When I got there at 4:15, she wasn't there. I asked her to wait on the corner of the street so I could just pick her up without parking, but she wasn't there, so I had to park my acr. 20 minutes later she finally calls me and says, "Why didn't you answer the phone?" Come to find out she was at Duty Free shopping all this time! (MAJOR RAGE!) She then had the nerves to say my phone is messed up!!! That day she told me she liked this apartment that we saw and she was going to decide on it. She said she'd call me next day to let me know for sure, but she never called. The day after that she called and yelled again, "I called you, you didn't have your phone on." I TOLD YOU I WAS BUSY!!! I wanted to yell, but didn't say anything. She then had the nerves to say, "I decided not to take that apartment, could you call ten more places and take me there tomorrow?" HELL NO!!!! I just told her that I am very busy and I didn't have time. She got real upset and hung up. Later I found out her parents fly her wherever she wants, whenever she wants, even though she told me she saves up $ to travel when she can. She drives a new Mercedes every year, and does wahtever she wants. She never finished school, and she uses people for her convenience. My friend and I both decided to cut her off imediately. SHE IS EVIL and I am so mad she waisted my precious time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Date: 12/15/01 02:02:16 AM

Name: nubian_princess

Email: nubian_princess97@hotmail.com

Subject: Who in the world do they think they are.

OK i understand that yes the football players need some special treatment because they have to travle and what not, but what happened in one of my classes just blew my mind. We have our final next week and these two football players came to class a total of 5 times and i am being serious. Then they find out what is going to be on the final and they try to talk the professor into letting them take the final later because they need more time to study. Then the thing that really blew my mind was that the professor gave it to them. I just don't understand. If I were to have done that do you think my professor would have gave me an extension? I think not.

 

 

Date: 12/15/01 01:53:13 AM

Name: nubian_princess

Email: nubian_princess97@hotmail.com

Subject: getting stuck in the middle

There is nothing I hate more then getting put in the middle of an argument. My two friends were arguing about something and I could see where both of them were coming from. They asked my opinion so I gave it to them and didn't say another word after that. Then my one friend thought I was taking my other friend's side and got mad at me too. Before you knew it all three of us wasn't talking to each other. So now I know just to keep my mouth shut because it will only get me into trouble.

 

 

Date: 12/20/01 01:33:44 PM

Name: Jade

 

Subject: Re: getting stuck in the middle

I empathize with you. I was once stuck in a similar situation when two of my friends wouldn't talk to each other, then they come running to me and ask what should I do, should I talk to so and so, what if she is still upset at me and on and on. Remember, it's not your fault for speaking up because they asked for your input. If they blame it on you, tell them you asked me so I'm telling you the truth. If you firmly explain that you're not taking sides and in no way show favoritism, then you don't have to worry about it. I believe that time will heal this dispute. Being the mediator or peacemaker is not always easy. Continue to be your normal self and show them they have to deal with this issue in a constructive and positive way.

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There is nothing I hate more then getting put in the middle of an argument. My two friends were arguing about something and I could see where both of them were coming from. They asked my opinion so I gave it to them and didn't say another word after that. Then my one friend thought I was taking my other friend's side and got mad at me too. Before you knew it all three of us wasn't talking to each other. So now I know just to keep my mouth shut because it will only get me into trouble.

 

 

Date: 12/15/01 01:31:58 AM

Name: nubian_princess

Email: nubian_princess97@hotmail.com

Subject: FINALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the time of the semester that I hate the most. It seems like I have so much to study and so little time. Gosh.....I just can't wait until this semester is over. I don't if anybody else feels this way, but this has been the worse semester. I have been in college for 5 years and I have never had a semester as bad as this one. It's all good though because it will all be over on tuesday.

 

 

Date: 12/18/01 11:22:15 PM

Name: Tracy

 

Subject: Re: FINALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think everyone has felt the pressures of this semester including myself. Do you think it is because of the Sept. 11 trategy? I think it is. Anyway hope everything is going well for you.

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This is the time of the semester that I hate the most. It seems like I have so much to study and so little time. Gosh.....I just can't wait until this semester is over. I don't if anybody else feels this way, but this has been the worse semester. I have been in college for 5 years and I have never had a semester as bad as this one. It's all good though because it will all be over on tuesday.

 

 

Date: 12/14/01 09:58:00 PM

Name: flamehead

Email:

Subject: Re: It's crunch time...

Yes, I feel the crunch more than any other time of the year. It's the holiday season too. Just got done cooking for Thanksgiving, and there comes Christmas. I have so many functions to go to starting Dec. 5th I had to cancel some of them, others are school related and I must attend. Plus I'm flying out to Kona soon! Oh boy, it was my mistake to take so many classes this semester, it's not my usual choice...don't know what I was thinking.

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As you all may have been noticing that it's about that time again...crunch time for FINALS! For the past couple of weeks I have been in the blue zone of all areas of the spin cycle, but slowly but surely I am feeling the effects of finals. I haven't really done any major studying for awhile, but am now realizing that I need to get on it. I can already feel my shoulders tensing up and the work beginning to pile up again and I can't stand it. I am glad that I am going to graduate this summer, but it seems so far away. I have been feeling like I just can't do it anymore and just want to quit. Doesn't it feel like when ever you feel like you have the slightest chance to breathe everything seems like it adds up all over again. I have been in the red others zone for the past couple of days because I feel like I am not going to be able to get through the rest of this semester. If anyone has any suggestions on how I can remedy this feeling of being overwhelmed with everything, please feel free to give me any advice!

 

 

Date: 12/18/01 12:22:37 PM

Name: Silverfox

Email:

Subject: Re: Re: It's crunch time...

I agree with you about crunching. It has been a long time since I had to crunch for classes. This is the first semester in a long time I am not prepared for my finals and I am crunching for it.
It is my fault for procrastinating all the way to the end and now that the end is close. I am under so much STRESS!!!!!!!!!!!

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Yes, I feel the crunch more than any other time of the year. It's the holiday season too. Just got done cooking for Thanksgiving, and there comes Christmas. I have so many functions to go to starting Dec. 5th I had to cancel some of them, others are school related and I must attend. Plus I'm flying out to Kona soon! Oh boy, it was my mistake to take so many classes this semester, it's not my usual choice...don't know what I was thinking.

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As you all may have been noticing that it's about that time again...crunch time for FINALS! For the past couple of weeks I have been in the blue zone of all areas of the spin cycle, but slowly but surely I am feeling the effects of finals. I haven't really done any major studying for awhile, but am now realizing that I need to get on it. I can already feel my shoulders tensing up and the work beginning to pile up again and I can't stand it. I am glad that I am going to graduate this summer, but it seems so far away. I have been feeling like I just can't do it anymore and just want to quit. Doesn't it feel like when ever you feel like you have the slightest chance to breathe everything seems like it adds up all over again. I have been in the red others zone for the past couple of days because I feel like I am not going to be able to get through the rest of this semester. If anyone has any suggestions on how I can remedy this feeling of being overwhelmed with everything, please feel free to give me any advice!

 

 

Date: 12/13/01 04:23:03 PM

Name: Richard

Email:

Subject: finding a place to live is stressfull

I have to find a suitable place for my girlfriend to live at for 6 months while she comes here to live. She is going to leave California and live here till the end of next semester to be with me which I appreciate very much, but finding a good place that she would like at the perfect price is hard. It seems as though the good places are taken so fast. I willbe leaving to Cali after my final and be back the day before the spring semester starts. Hopefully I will find a place before that but if not then we will have to just find a place together I guess. I have to not only study for my final but I also need to find my girlfriend a place to live all before I leave for my wonderful stress free vacation.

 

 

Date: 12/13/01 04:19:56 PM

Name: Richard

Email:

Subject: finals got me stressing

This one class that I have a final for is pretty tough. I didn't do all that well on the first midterm and on the second one I did, but the third one is a cumulative final so everything I have supposedly learned will be on this test. I am stressing even though I have ample to time toi study there is a lot of info I need to retain to do well on this exam. I need to get to studying already so that I can somehow feel like I am in control of the situation and gain a feeling of preparation. I know what I need to do I just hope that I retain all of that info. I thik that the sooner I get to stuying the sooner I will feel better about everything.

 

 

Date: 12/15/01 01:37:42 AM

Name: nubian_princess

Email: nubian_princess97@hotmail.com

Subject: Re: finals got me stressing

Let me tell you. I totally know how you feel. I am in this same situtation in two of my classes. I just hope and pray that all the information that I am stuffing into my head will stay there. I am so going bananas. Well I hope you do well on you test.

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This one class that I have a final for is pretty tough. I didn't do all that well on the first midterm and on the second one I did, but the third one is a cumulative final so everything I have supposedly learned will be on this test. I am stressing even though I have ample to time toi study there is a lot of info I need to retain to do well on this exam. I need to get to studying already so that I can somehow feel like I am in control of the situation and gain a feeling of preparation. I know what I need to do I just hope that I retain all of that info. I thik that the sooner I get to stuying the sooner I will feel better about everything.

 

 

Date: 12/13/01 01:32:29 PM

Name: Antonio Barrerra

Email: kamikazekid99@msn.com

Subject: fight with a friend

Last night the American Boxing Association sponsored a Hawaii vs. Tahiti boxing tournament at Kalakaua Gym. I was excited to fight Tahitians because they (and most other Polynesians for that matter) have a tendency to stand and fight something I love to do myself. Unfortunately they couldn’t find me a match from Tahiti and as soon as I showed up to the gym my trainer told me that I was fighting a kid from Kaneohe named Malcolm. “Malcolm” I asked, “aah Mike that’s my friend”. “So” he responded, “just fight um, you still going be friends after the fight. You spar with your friends and even your cousin why is this any different?” “I guess,” I responded still feeling a little reluctant, as I was fully aware that this was a lot different from sparring in that when sparring we use 16 oz. rather than 10 oz. gloves and because we’re generally not trying to knock each other out (negative blue feeling and thinking). At the beginning of the first round I thought my friend was going to ease my conscious about having to fight him as when I put out my hand to touch gloves at the opening bell he gave me a solid jab which made my nose start bleeding. I got a little angry that while I was reluctant to even fight him he could so easily not only fight but fight dirty (negative red feeling). All right, that’s how it is I thought as I nodded and gave him a cynical grin (negative red thinking and negative red doing). Unfortunately for me at least, he apparently thought I was throwing a punch when I put out my hand to touch gloves because as soon as he realized what happened he literally verbally told me, “ooh ooh sorry sorry” and put his glove out in apology. I touched gloves shook my head turned out my bottom lip and then smiled sincerely responding “naw no problem” (positive red feeling thinking and doing). I won the first round but not as decisively as I should have and when I got back to my corner Mike told me, “What the hell is wrong with you! You’re a lot better than this guy just knock him out and let’s go home!” This made me feel pretty bad as I put my head down shook my head and responded, “That’s my friend Mike” (negative blue feeling thinking and doing). “Faq that!” he responded, “this is a fight, you think he would hold back if he could knock you out?” “No” I admitted. “Well then knock him out and let’s go home” he insisted. I did a lot better during the second round as I let my punches fly (though not hard) and nearly dropped him on several occasions, and during the third round I did even better but thankfully I did not knock him out. After the fight and before the decision was announced I ran up to his corner and hugged him telling him “good fight”. He smiled and told me, “dam you’re a great fighter man, I’m glad I know you”. He grabbed my glove and raised it showing the crowd that he thought I won the fight. His trainer Todd yelled at him saying “DON’T DO THAT, YOU’LL SWAY THE JUDGES DECISION!” “Faq that!” he snapped back angrily shaking his head, “this is my friend and he beat me fair and square.” This made me feel very good as I realized that rather than threatening our friendship it solidified it (positive blue and red feeling).

The primary zone I resided in last night was negative blue. I felt very weak minded and soft as I thought I am a fighter why should it bother me to fight a friend this is a sport. I bridged telling myself that thought I am a fighter, I am a human being first and it is natural to feel bad about fighting a friend (at least initially) but that I have to overcome it by reminding myself that it is a competitive sport that both of us agreed to. I also reminded myself that after the fight (and every time after I spar) we had more respect and compassion for each other realizing that we had been through war together even if it was against each other.

 

Date: 12/13/01 01:25:50 PM

Name: Jade

 

Subject: Fire!!!

I woke up at 5:45 this morning to the crazy sound of pop, pop, pop, and to the siren of fire trucks. So I looked out of the window to see what's happening and I see a huge fire at the dead end of my street. All I could see was huge flames and black smoke going up. A shack that belongs to one of the residents burned down. The firefighters were already there to take care of the commotion. I was tripping out because this is the first time I got to see fire up close. I hurried up and took a shower just in case if we had to leave our home in the event the fire spreads to the neighboring homes. (pessimistic thought) The good news is everyone came out alive! Thanks to the firefighters...They were able to stop the fire within 45 minutes. The craziness died down at 6:30 a.m. When I left my house at 7:45 a.m., the entire street was blocked off. We are fortunate to live on two sides of the street where our garage is located on the other street so we had no problem leaving our house. (positive thought) However, I feel sorry for our other neighbors that couldn't leave their homes because they have to wait for the firefighters and examiners to take care of the emergency.

 

 

Date: 12/13/01 01:11:47 PM

Name: jason

Email: bys3437@hotmail.com

Subject: weather rage

heww!!! What a wonderful day! One minute, it rained cats and dog, next minute, sun is shining. Well, wind is still gushing through everywhere so the library is as cold as hell especially when you are wearing a short-sleeve shirts. I kind of do not like a day like this. I do not mind when it rains but today is not just a rainy day. It is so windy that my friend's umbrella got inside out, well it was kind of funny but I still hate this weather. This kind of weather does not match with the paradise.

 

 

Date: 12/13/01 01:06:38 PM

Name: jason

Email: bys3437@hotmail.com

Subject: Re: when are finals by Kilinoe

I feel you. Well, my case was actually worse. I missed the final. What happened was that I confused between the date of review and the final so I actually missed the final. It was about three years ago. Boy I was scared. Well, I did manage to get hold of the professor and he understood or just made up another final so I can take one. I only had three hours but I was lucky because I kind of studied before. Besides, it was essay questions so it kind of helped me little bit. I really wish you good luck and take care. As you know it, the semester is goint to be over very soon.

 

 

Date: 12/13/01 09:23:27 AM

Name: Kilinoe

Email: lanigirl28@hotmail.com

Subject: When are finals?

I'm really frustrated I thought that finals are only supposed to be given on their set day next week, because I actually have a final today. I've been trying to be calm and stay level-headed and not allow my emotions to get a hold of but its really hard, i do't think that I've had enough tim to adequtely prepare, because of the papers I had to finish and other test I had to study for. I am definitely feeling pretty stressed at the moment, but I'm hoping that this wil be enough time for my to get all of my studying done, at least to feel pretty confident about the test. I have to say the techniques that we've learned in class has helped me to stay focused and concentrate on the task at hand. I'm really surprised that I haven't just flippined out yet, its a really cool feeling.

 

 

Date: 12/13/01 03:01:51 AM

Name: alyssa

Email:

Subject: wasted friends

On Monday night i went to meet one of my really good friends at a sports bar. We were drinking for a couple of hours and then decided to go to bedrocks. Normally he can handle his liquor but this night was the total opposite. To make a long story short, he got totally wasted, I had to drive him and I home. But there was one problem…my car was at home because he picked me up. So after he started puking all up in his car, I took him home and told him to go to sleep. I ended up walking home at 1:00 in the morning by myself about 3 miles. It sucked! I was kinda pissed cause I had to walk home, but I got over it cause I knew he was safer staying at home than driving.

 

 

Date: 12/13/01 04:25:57 PM

Name: Richard

Email:

Subject: Re: wasted friends

That was really nice of you. It is irritating when your friend gets so wasted that he cant continue going out that night, but you had the right idea and attitude. Once people become wasted they cant help how they feel, they only could have prevented it by not drinking so much or whatever, but when they are wasted there is no turning back. Especially if they are puking so I think you should be proud of yourself because you did the right thing and your friend is lucky to have a friend like you looking out for him.

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On Monday night i went to meet one of my really good friends at a sports bar. We were drinking for a couple of hours and then decided to go to bedrocks. Normally he can handle his liquor but this night was the total opposite. To make a long story short, he got totally wasted, I had to drive him and I home. But there was one problem…my car was at home because he picked me up. So after he started puking all up in his car, I took him home and told him to go to sleep. I ended up walking home at 1:00 in the morning by myself about 3 miles. It sucked! I was kinda pissed cause I had to walk home, but I got over it cause I knew he was safer staying at home than driving.

 

 

Date: 12/13/01 01:54:45 PM

Name: Antonio Barrerra

Email: kamikazekid99@msn.com

Subject: Re: wasted friends

That was very nice of you Alyssa, but I think that rather than getting “pissed” about the situation you should be happy. While I sense that you did not have too much difficulty bridging as you realized that, “he was safer at home than driving,” I think that this situation has a lot more to be greatful for than angry about. You were given a chance to potentially save the life of a friend, so what if you had to walk three miles to do it. Furthermore given the recient bad weather your lack of mention about any rain or very strong wind implies that it was a relatively nice walk considering the potential hardships (much more than weather alone) that you very easily could have faced. Also perhaps it was a good thing that he drove (even if it meant that you had to walk three miles home) because as you were saying he was “puking all up in his car,” if you had driven perhaps you wouldn’t have had to walk but he would have been puking all up in YOUR car. Besides it’s good exercise and you will be rewarded remember your friend owes you. There are a host of other things that you could also be thankful for, it’s all a matter of mindset.

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On Monday night i went to meet one of my really good friends at a sports bar. We were drinking for a couple of hours and then decided to go to bedrocks. Normally he can handle his liquor but this night was the total opposite. To make a long story short, he got totally wasted, I had to drive him and I home. But there was one problem…my car was at home because he picked me up. So after he started puking all up in his car, I took him home and told him to go to sleep. I ended up walking home at 1:00 in the morning by myself about 3 miles. It sucked! I was kinda pissed cause I had to walk home, but I got over it cause I knew he was safer staying at home than driving.

 

 

Date: 12/12/01 02:02:55 PM

Name: Jason

Email: bys3437@hotmail.com

Subject: Re: Video game rage by Fish Boi

I know about video rage and I experienced many times. I used to have a part time job as a private tutor. One of my student had a playstation and I used to play basketball game with him just to build a good rapport. It was a bad choice. At first, I had no emotions attached to the game. It did not matter who won. Beside, I played the game for only 15 minutes. But it became a different story when I kept loosing every day. Well, first I did not play with him every day but it became a routine because I kept loosing and wanted to play again and again. I was really mad at him and myself for not beating him. Besides, he was five years younger than me so I guess I felt little bit embarrassed. Well, after a while, I got bored and he got bored so it stopped. But playing a video game with a student for hours aren't exactly being a role model or building a good rapport. I think it made the relationship more hostile. Video game is supposed to be fun but it can really hurt you and think about all the time that is wasted...

 

 

Date: 12/12/01 01:51:41 PM

Name: Jason

Email: bys3437@hotmail.com

Subject: finals

As the finals approach, I get more stress. Well, there are more pressures so it is natural but sometimes, I add up more stress than I need to. So I get irritated easily from work and basically every part of my life all becaue of finals. Of course, I do not show every irritations to others but I know that I get upset more easily thatn usual. Also, I have this chronicle neck pain so I can not really maintain upright posture for a long time, so I tend to lie on bed a lot.
Whenever, I feel tension or stress, I try to use bridge technique, telling myself something like I get to rest earlier if I finish studying earlier. Sometimes, it works or it doesn't but it is better that at least I am trying to deal with my own emotions. I really wish this final week is over soon.

 

 

Date: 12/12/01 10:15:42 AM

Name: Tabatha

 

Subject: Finals

Eveyone knew that someone would write about FINALS! This term has not been bad for me, there was just a lot of work to do. Now finals are here and it is like a small cut. They are small and shound not hurt but they always hurt the worse. My finals are not bad I just have a lot going on besides finals and that does not make life any easier. Plus, when you get the state of mind and it is almost over it is hard to keep focused. So I'm writing to see if any one has a great idea on how to stay focused and finish with a bang!!!

 

 

Date: 12/11/01 12:54:07 PM

Name: Jade

 

Subject: Stink water

I was typing on the computer when my mom announced that she could smell the scent of sewer. (horrible smell that evaporates when the sewer line is damaged) First, we assumed one of the sewer lines broke. When my mom first told me I couldn't smell it. However, the wind blew in our direction and the scent started to permeate in our outdoor patio. When my mom stepped outside to check where the bad smell was coming from, she realized that our neighbor was cleaning their pond with their water hose. I know they have a pond with one duck. Just thinking about it grossed me out because I bet they haven't cleaned their pond in a long time. Their pond smelled like the scent of a broken sewer line. I hope their pond doesn't become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and dengue fever. Those neighbors also have children living there and I think they may be at high risk for dengue fever if the family neglects the pond or hazard environment. Yikes I better keep my eyes wide open!

 

 

Date: 12/11/01 10:53:14 AM

Name: dolphingirl

Email:

Subject: Pau

I just realized, today is the last day we have to do the forums. It's kinds of sad in a way I guess because I have gotten so used to writing in the forum section. It helped me sometimes, too to type up my sotires of rage and others things, and get feed back from other people in class.

 

 

Date: 12/15/01 01:43:42 AM

Name: nubian_princess

Email: nubian_princess97@hotmail.com

Subject: Re: Pau

Yes ending the formum is sad. This was like my weekly venting sesion. It was also nice to see what other people had to say about your rage for the day. I have to say that some advice that was given was really good. I have to admit thought that when I fist started the forum and people were replying to my stuff I didn't like what they had to say. I guess it was because it was the truth and I just didn't want to hear it, but I have learned to live with it. I am really gonna miss it.

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I just realized, today is the last day we have to do the forums. It's kinds of sad in a way I guess because I have gotten so used to writing in the forum section. It helped me sometimes, too to type up my sotires of rage and others things, and get feed back from other people in class.

 

 

Date: 12/10/01 09:09:46 PM

Name: Fish Boi

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Subject: Video Game Rage

Last week I was cruising at my friends house. He has a lot of video games and has the Playstation 2 system. We started playing this snowboarding game where the object is to get as many points as you can. To get the points, you need to do fancy tricks. We started playing and he kept on winning. I don't play video games that much but it really sucks when you keep on losing. Game after game, I kept on losing and my blood started flowing through my body a little faster. Plus there was lots of trash talking going on which didn't help the situation. Finally, I told him that I want to change games because I think this game really sucks. But the game didn't suck, it was just me that sucked at the game. We changed games and played a golf game. Again, I was terrible at this game. You had to push the button to make the club initially start the swing, then push the button again to make the power of the shot, and finally push the button again to make the shot go straight. Three times you have to push the button, which isn't that hard,but you have to push the button exactly on the right spot. I was hitting the ball all over the place and on top of it, we were betting a dollar a hole. He gave me chance at the end because he was killing me. Video games are supposed to be fun and entertaining. But I have learned that if you are not good at video games, then it could be really frustrating and produce unwanted anger out of you.

 

 

Date: 12/15/01 01:49:44 AM

Name: nubian_princess

Email: nubian_princess97@hotmail.com

Subject: Re: Video Game Rage

I totally agree with you. That is the reason that I don't play video games. For some odd reason I set out to relax that is why I play them, then by the time I am done with the yelling and throwing of the controller and I more stressed out then when I started.

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Last week I was cruising at my friends house. He has a lot of video games and has the Playstation 2 system. We started playing this snowboarding game where the object is to get as many points as you can. To get the points, you need to do fancy tricks. We started playing and he kept on winning. I don't play video games that much but it really sucks when you keep on losing. Game after game, I kept on losing and my blood started flowing through my body a little faster. Plus there was lots of trash talking going on which didn't help the situation. Finally, I told him that I want to change games because I think this game really sucks. But the game didn't suck, it was just me that sucked at the game. We changed games and played a golf game. Again, I was terrible at this game. You had to push the button to make the club initially start the swing, then push the button again to make the power of the shot, and finally push the button again to make the shot go straight. Three times you have to push the button, which isn't that hard,but you have to push the button exactly on the right spot. I was hitting the ball all over the place and on top of it, we were betting a dollar a hole. He gave me chance at the end because he was killing me. Video games are supposed to be fun and entertaining. But I have learned that if you are not good at video games, then it could be really frustrating and produce unwanted anger out of you.

 

 

Date: 12/12/01 01:38:40 AM

Name: flamehead

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Subject: Re: Video Game Rage

Trust me, I ski, I swim, I golf, I run, I play volley ball, I hula, I tennis, and am about to learn how to paddle...but I am not "play station literate". I did try, many times, I cannot even beat my own son on the most ancient and the most obsolete easy, game: Mario & Luigi

The new generation grew up with these things, whereas I grew up with learning how to use fax machines. Cellular phones were something of the cyber-world.

I gave up competing with the play station games, my son realizes that there were minimal chance that I win the game. It allowed me to re-evluate and learn more about the games of the new generation.

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Last week I was cruising at my friends house. He has a lot of video games and has the Playstation 2 system. We started playing this snowboarding game where the object is to get as many points as you can. To get the points, you need to do fancy tricks. We started playing and he kept on winning. I don't play video games that much but it really sucks when you keep on losing. Game after game, I kept on losing and my blood started flowing through my body a little faster. Plus there was lots of trash talking going on which didn't help the situation. Finally, I told him that I want to change games because I think this game really sucks. But the game didn't suck, it was just me that sucked at the game. We changed games and played a golf game. Again, I was terrible at this game. You had to push the button to make the club initially start the swing, then push the button again to make the power of the shot, and finally push the button again to make the shot go straight. Three times you have to push the button, which isn't that hard,but you have to push the button exactly on the right spot. I was hitting the ball all over the place and on top of it, we were betting a dollar a hole. He gave me chance at the end because he was killing me. Video games are supposed to be fun and entertaining. But I have learned that if you are not good at video games, then it could be really frustrating and produce unwanted anger out of you.

 

 

Date: 12/10/01 09:04:43 PM

Name: serena

 

Subject: Re: Thanksgivig Rage

My tanksgive was spent with all my cousins,aunties,uncles and family and I really enjoy spending time with them. But I only spend time with them at night where we eat dinner. but during the day i spend it slaving in the kitchen and cooking one turkey,two pineapple glazed ham, stuffing, mashing potatoes, and making homemade gravy. I was really stressed because I had to do it all by myself and I really didn;t have to make the ham but my sister don't like to eat turkey so i have to make a special ham for her. So in the day i was stress and at night i got to relax and not clean for the night.

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I had one memorable thanksgiving this year. I have lots,lots of cousins in Hawaii. Every occasions, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, We get together. Thing is there are just too many of them, and I do not really know them well. Most of them are born here and they are way older or younger than me. So I do not have much fun at these family parties. Besides, I had couple of cousins at my age but all of them stay on the mainland. So, this year, I decided to hang out with my friends. Most of my friends do not have many cousins living in Hawaii. Usually, they are by themselves or they are just staying by their own family. I thought they would be bored. I meand spending time with family is good but it is not fun. So I called them up this year on Thanksgivig. Of course, I assumed they would have no plan. But it turns out that all of them had plans. I guess they did not want to stay by themselves. Well, I did get hold of couple friends but it was not up to my expectations. I was bit disappointed. I did get kind of mad when I could not get hold of some of my friends. I guess any unexpected event can cause some negative feelings in me. Well, next year, I am spending Thanksgiving at the party. hehehehe.

 

 

Date: 12/10/01 08:49:25 PM

Name: serena

 

Subject: Grandpa's birthday dinner

My grandfather's birthday was last sunday and i wroth down how i felt and was doing at the time. We were all getting ready for the dinner and my mom, dad, two sisters went first to the resturant while i wait for my sister's boy friend to get ready. It has been 15 min since my mom left and that point my sister's boyfriend didn't come yet and i started to get very irriated because he didn't come yet and i really hate going to a dinner while everyone is waiting for us. I think it's very rude and un respectful through the whole ride to the restuarant i was yelling at my sister and explaining to her why i don't like to be late.

 

 

Date: 12/11/01 12:35:18 PM

Name: Jade

 

Subject: Re: Grandpa's birthday dinner

Hey Serena, I think everyone in the house should've left the same time to avoid family chaos and perhaps the consequences of showing up late such as family disrespect, making the grand entrance, and all of that other stuff. If your grandfather's party was at a Chinese restaurant, then I think it's inconsiderate to show up late. Of course the bottom line is this birthday celebration was to honor your grandfather and it's his special day so I agree with you why you were upset at your sister and her boyfriend. Hopefully your sister and her boyfriend will learn from their mistake. That's good you spoke up and told her how you felt. They probably wouldn't have realized how crucial it is to arrive to your grandfather's birthday party on time until hearing your point of view. Allowing ample time to get ready and leaving the house much earlier would've prevented this conflict to occur. I think your sister should talk to her boyfriend in advance especially if this issue is very important to you and your family. See you in class!

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My grandfather's birthday was last sunday and i wroth down how i felt and was doing at the time. We were all getting ready for the dinner and my mom, dad, two sisters went first to the resturant while i wait for my sister's boy friend to get ready. It has been 15 min since my mom left and that point my sister's boyfriend didn't come yet and i started to get very irriated because he didn't come yet and i really hate going to a dinner while everyone is waiting for us. I think it's very rude and un respectful through the whole ride to the restuarant i was yelling at my sister and explaining to her why i don't like to be late.

 

Date: 12/10/01 09:14:57 PM

Name: Fish Boi

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Subject: Re: Grandpa's birthday dinner

Being late is not recommended because it makes others irritated, just like how you felt. Also, it could make others mad and angry, which they should not feel. Especially if you are having a birthday party for you grandfather. I remember I went late to one of my work's meetings and my boss was pissed. It was a good thing that I didn't get fired. I didn't even think of the consequences of being late. So the best thing to do is leave a little earlier than usual. Then everyone won't have to deal with the consequences of the person being late.

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My grandfather's birthday was last sunday and i wroth down how i felt and was doing at the time. We were all getting ready for the dinner and my mom, dad, two sisters went first to the resturant while i wait for my sister's boy friend to get ready. It has been 15 min since my mom left and that point my sister's boyfriend didn't come yet and i started to get very irriated because he didn't come yet and i really hate going to a dinner while everyone is waiting for us. I think it's very rude and un respectful through the whole ride to the restuarant i was yelling at my sister and explaining to her why i don't like to be late.

 

 

Date: 12/10/01 08:44:49 PM

Name: serena

 

Subject: dentist drilling sounds

I don't have any rage at this moment but i can remember there was a time when i took my grandmother to the dentist for her root canal and i really got irritated. I was sitting with my grandmother throughout the visit and i was getting unease at the drilling. I could feel the chills on my back and i notice that i was always moving in my seat. If i were to do a cleaning or any major work in my teeth i think i will feel more unease due to the fact that i am the patient and i could feel the drilling.

 

 

Date: 12/12/01 10:24:01 AM

Name: Tabatha

 

Subject: Re: dentist drilling sounds

Going to the dentist is not that bad but the drill is not my favorite time of the visit. I have had work on my feet and my biggest fear in getting false teeth so I go to the dentist too much. But my biggest problem with the dentist that I got to is that his secretary does not do her job. I have been trying for two months to hear back from my dental insurence due to some work I need to get done and I just found out that she never place the paperwork in to get the answer. I can't stand people that don't do thier job. There are many people out there that would love to have her job and she abuses it.

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I don't have any rage at this moment but i can remember there was a time when i took my grandmother to the dentist for her root canal and i really got irritated. I was sitting with my grandmother throughout the visit and i was getting unease at the drilling. I could feel the chills on my back and i notice that i was always moving in my seat. If i were to do a cleaning or any major work in my teeth i think i will feel more unease due to the fact that i am the patient and i could feel the drilling.

 

 

Date: 12/10/01 08:40:27 PM

Name: serena

 

Subject: sister's manager

I have a teenage sister who is a senior in high school and she works at St. Germain Bakery. Anyways I was very anger at how a manager would schedule a teenage girl to work riduculus hours during school days. On Saturday and Sunday she works 5:30 in the morning and on school days she works all the way to 10:00pm. I wonder when will she have the time to study for school. Especially when she is going to graduate this year. If she would fail just because the manager gave her so many hours to work during school days i would go to the manager and yell at her. Just becuase she lives so close to the store doesn't mean that she is obligated to work when ever the manager said so. I am really mad and the manager.

 

 

Date: 12/13/01 03:17:01 AM

Name: alyssa

Email:

Subject: Re: sister's manager

Kay I know exactly what you mean. I too used to work for saint Germain bakery when I was 14. It was my very first job. My manager used to schedule me for those ridiculous hours too. But your sister has to know when enough is enough. School is more important and at that age she can find any place to work for—especially one that understands that she is in school and can’t work hours that conflict with her studying. I worked there for 3 years and I ended up quitting because I couldn’t take their crap anymore…besides the pay isn’t that great to screw yourself up. I would tell her to find another job. Right now I am working for a job that requires me to work hours where I can’t study. I’m supposed to be graduating in august but I know that if I need the time off, I will say screw you guys and take it regardless of what they say. In your sister’s case, I’m 90% sure her boss is working at Saint Germain because she didn’t have the brains to get an education and doesn’t understand the whole school concept. That’s why she’s working at Saint Germain…

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I have a teenage sister who is a senior in high school and she works at St. Germain Bakery. Anyways I was very anger at how a manager would schedule a teenage girl to work riduculus hours during school days. On Saturday and Sunday she works 5:30 in the morning and on school days she works all the way to 10:00pm. I wonder when will she have the time to study for school. Especially when she is going to graduate this year. If she would fail just because the manager gave her so many hours to work during school days i would go to the manager and yell at her. Just becuase she lives so close to the store doesn't mean that she is obligated to work when ever the manager said so. I am really mad and the manager.

 

 

Date: 12/10/01 08:34:01 PM

Name: serena

 

Subject: avoiding an arguement

Today when i picked up my mom from work she was very stress and tired. But when i was expalining to her about my grandfather's doctor appointment she got very angry at me and yelled at me. To me i was upset when my told me that and all i did was shut up and not talk to her the whole ride home. When there was a car that stop to look out the window and i was at least five feet away from him and slightly slamed on the brake my mom practically bite my head off and she said why don't you get us into an accident. From there i couldn't stand it and i just explained what i just did in a very rude tone of voice and after that i just shut up and not say anything even when we got home. After ten minutes we forgot what happen and talk to each other in a loving and respectable manner.

 

 

Date: 12/10/01 01:29:10 PM

Name: Star

Email: staroxox@hotmail.com

Subject: cleaning

My mom is coming from Maui to go christmas shopping on Wednesday. Only one problem my apartment is so messy I think she will faint when she walks in. I am not a very clean person to begin with and believe me since I have been so busy with school it is unusually messy. The worst thing is after I clean it she will still think it is dirty and the moment she walks through that door she becomes on a cleaning mission.

 

 

Date: 12/18/01 12:27:04 PM

Name: Silverfox

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Subject: Re: cleaning

I know exactly what you are talking about. My mom is the same way she won't even use the bathroom, even if it looks dirty. Just think of it this way, mom's will always be mom's.

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My mom is coming from Maui to go christmas shopping on Wednesday. Only one problem my apartment is so messy I think she will faint when she walks in. I am not a very clean person to begin with and believe me since I have been so busy with school it is unusually messy. The worst thing is after I clean it she will still think it is dirty and the moment she walks through that door she becomes on a cleaning mission.

 

 

Date: 12/10/01 01:24:20 PM

Name: Star

Email: staroxox@hotmail.com

Subject: shopping

Every year around the Holidays I start to get stressed because I don't know what to buy for family. through the year I have had so many ideas for each of them I guess I should have wrote them down. My sister is the worst to shop for she always has this horrible look on her face as she opens my gift. I love her to death but she is very spoiled and she wants you to give her the gift that she is picturing in her head. Because she lives on the mainland I don't see her often and she changes with trends that we in Hawaii don't have until a year later.

 

 

Date: 12/10/01 08:52:09 PM

Name: serena

 

Subject: Re: shopping

Exactly! My sister is also the same, she is so spoiled and when she opens her gift and she doesn't like the gift she would say what am i going to do with this? Really i love shopping but if it's for my family it's the hardest due to they open it in front of you and you get to see their expression.

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Every year around the Holidays I start to get stressed because I don't know what to buy for family. through the year I have had so many ideas for each of them I guess I should have wrote them down. My sister is the worst to shop for she always has this horrible look on her face as she opens my gift. I love her to death but she is very spoiled and she wants you to give her the gift that she is picturing in her head. Because she lives on the mainland I don't see her often and she changes with trends that we in Hawaii don't have until a year later.

 

 

Date: 12/10/01 01:18:03 PM

Name: Staroxox

Email: staroxox@hotmail.com

Subject: withdraw deadline

I don't get why I can't drop a class I am paying for at any time. I am not asking for my money back just a big fat W on my report card. But because it is so late I have to state my personal reasons why I couldn't complete the class and get it waived by the dean. It makes absolutly no sense to me its my money my choice. also when I told the teacher I wanted to drop a month ago and he signed the sheet. Help

 

 

Date: 12/9/01 06:38:00 PM

Name: alyssa

Email:

Subject: day from hell

Okay my absolute day from hell was this past Wednesday!!! On my way to work I see my exboyfriend on the road that I really didn’t want to see. Then I got to work like an hour and half late cause I woke up late. I left pretty late and was driving straight by the old Bea’s drive inn and this van comes out of absolutely nowhere and turns sideward into my lane. Might I add I had the right of way, was not speeding, and had a green light. So I slam on my brakes but couldn’t really do much else and slammed right in to her van. Luckily, noone was hurt and the damage on both cars were minor. She just said I’m sorry I didn’t see you and I guess you didn’t see me don’t worry about it I’m going to have a beer. So that was okay w/me and I walked around my car to get back in and saw that while I was parked in the parking structure during work and in class at uh someone puked all over the passenger side door of my car. It sucked! So I went through the car wash and it still didn’t all come off and I had to spray it with the hose and scrub someone else’s puke off my car with a damn toothbrush. That was one of the worse day’s I think I’ve ever had.

 

 

Date: 12/9/01 06:28:40 PM

Name: alyssa

Email:

Subject: my brother's an a@!&*%$

Okay my brother has been bugging me to invite him to this thing that our company was throwing. So I pulled some strings and got him invited. The invitation was for him and ONE guest. He calls me that night and asked if he could add another 4 people on. So like the nice sister that I am I did (even though he was pushing his luck and could potentially get me busted). Then like a week later he calls and tells me to add another 3 on. Boy was I pissed. I told my dad and he yelled at him so he called to apologize with this kind of half ass apology saying not to do it if I would get in trouble. So I told him not to worry and just don’t make it obvious that I got him and 8 of his friends in when he got there. I was sooooooo pissed cause on the day of the thing, right in front of my boss his stupid friends come up to me and were like “oh thanks” in sort of a sarcastic manner. I wanted to tell ALL of them off including my brother! But instead I just walked a way. What makes things worse, is that whenever I ask him for a favor he just blows me off. He’s such a jerk! I love him but see if I ever help him out again!! Is that too negative?

 

 

Date: 12/9/01 06:08:24 PM

Name: ai

 

Subject: finals

Finals are here, and along with Fall finals, comes the Chirstmas shopping season. I don't know what it is, but this year, I'm just so tired of everything, I don't even feel like doing anything. I really don't want to go through the stress of going to the malls, having to deal with rude salspeople, and most of all, all of the lines. I really don't want to sound like a grinch, but I just feel so drained with all that's going on around me. I think that when finals are finally over, I'll finally be in the Christmas spirit. Hopefully, there will still be items left to buy!

 

 

Date: 12/9/01 06:17:43 PM

Name: alyssa

Email:

Subject: Re: finals

I feel exactly the same way. I think we are just stressed with the end of the semester finally approaching. But soon, in a couple of weeks it will all be over. My dad wanted to go shopping today and I said no ways! I have to study for finals. But every Christmas I wait till the last minute—like Christmas eve to shop—and most of the time I find everything that I am looking for. So don’t worry, you are not the only one. Just study hard for finals and then I’m sure you will get into the Christmas spirit. I think you might even enjoy waiting in lines, dealing with rude sales people, etc. Because it just intensifies the spirit of Christmas. Remember giving is better than receiving and school will be over soon—we need something to get on our nerves besides homework.

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Finals are here, and along with Fall finals, comes the Chirstmas shopping season. I don't know what it is, but this year, I'm just so tired of everything, I don't even feel like doing anything. I really don't want to go through the stress of going to the malls, having to deal with rude salspeople, and most of all, all of the lines. I really don't want to sound like a grinch, but I just feel so drained with all that's going on around me. I think that when finals are finally over, I'll finally be in the Christmas spirit. Hopefully, there will still be items left to buy!

 

 

Date: 12/9/01 06:05:10 PM

Name: alyssa

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Subject: party poopers

My best friend is having a baby and I am throwing her a shower. I thought it would be fun but it is turning out just the opposite. I wasn’t planning on making anything super fancy. I asked her what she wanted and she just said all she wanted was a few of her close friends around to help her celebrate. So is started planning it but no one will cooperate with me. I asked all of our friends to help us plan and they all said okay. When I invited them, not one of them offered to help or even confirmed they were coming. I am beginning to think none of them care or even want to attend and it’s really irritating. So, I came to the conclusion that at least I’ll be there and her and I can celebrate the coolest thing ever and everyone else will miss out.

 

 

Date: 12/9/01 05:51:27 PM

Name: alyssa

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Subject: uh football fans

Yesterday UH played BYU a longtime football rival. Honestly, I was a little ashamed of the way the uh fans acted. The game was awesome and Hawaii played awesome but the fans behavior was unreasonable. A BYU quarterback got hurt and the fans behind me were chanting “you got whacked” “you got whacked” I thought that was so very rude. How would you feel if you got hurt and people were chanting that? We didn’t even know how bad he got hurt. Fortunately, he was okay and although both of his arms were dripping with blood, he just had a few scrapes. I just thought that that was really uncool of the Hawaii fans and was embarrassed and ashamed that even though the player from the opposing team got hurt they were cheering.

 

 

Date: 12/13/01 04:38:26 PM

Name: Richard

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Subject: Re: uh football fans

You have to understand all of the different factors behind the fans behaviors. Football is undoubtedly a contact sport and the object or one of the main objects is to hit the other players as hard as you can with no excuses. The intensity of the UH BYU rivalry was running in high that day. I think that the fans whether fueled by alcohol or not were a bit pumped up for the game and even though the quarterback didn't deserve comments such as the one's said by the fans, that's the reality of playing away from home in front of hostile crowds. I think the way the fans chanted and cheered every play helped UH to play even more inspired then if the fans hadn't cheered and jeered the way they did. I think the fans were great in showing their support even if they were hostile because if the BYU quarterback was down with a really serious injury then I think that the fans would have had better sense to cheer something like that, but the play that you are refering to was just an instance where the BYU quarterback just got his bell rung and nothing more. I was very proud of the fans and their intensity, it mad it difficult for BYU to get any kind of confidence in the game. We basically won the game before it even started, but one thing I was ashamed of was when the UH fans booed BYU as they emerged from the tunnel before the game started that was a little unecessary, but once the opening kick off flies, it's all out warfare and anything and everything goes.
Oh I cannot lie I was one of those idiots who cheered "you got knocked". I'm sure BYU will be cheering similar things when we go to their house next year and play them in a hostile environment. Go Bows, I mean Warriors!

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Yesterday UH played BYU a longtime football rival. Honestly, I was a little ashamed of the way the uh fans acted. The game was awesome and Hawaii played awesome but the fans behavior was unreasonable. A BYU quarterback got hurt and the fans behind me were chanting “you got whacked” “you got whacked” I thought that was so very rude. How would you feel if you got hurt and people were chanting that? We didn’t even know how bad he got hurt. Fortunately, he was okay and although both of his arms were dripping with blood, he just had a few scrapes. I just thought that that was really uncool of the Hawaii fans and was embarrassed and ashamed that even though the player from the opposing team got hurt they were cheering.

 

 

Date: 12/10/01 09:20:17 PM

Name: Fish Boi

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Subject: Re: uh football fans

I remember that play and I think the fans have so much emotion that they think they are a part of the game. Football is a contact sport, players will get injured, fans will rag and disrespect the other team. Plus, a lot of the fans are drunk and live for the opponents to get drilled. Yeah, it was uncool for the UH fans to rag the QB when he was hurt, but it is a part of the game.

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Yesterday UH played BYU a longtime football rival. Honestly, I was a little ashamed of the way the uh fans acted. The game was awesome and Hawaii played awesome but the fans behavior was unreasonable. A BYU quarterback got hurt and the fans behind me were chanting “you got whacked” “you got whacked” I thought that was so very rude. How would you feel if you got hurt and people were chanting that? We didn’t even know how bad he got hurt. Fortunately, he was okay and although both of his arms were dripping with blood, he just had a few scrapes. I just thought that that was really uncool of the Hawaii fans and was embarrassed and ashamed that even though the player from the opposing team got hurt they were cheering.

 

 

Date: 12/10/01 08:58:20 PM

Name: serena

 

Subject: Re: uh football fans

I sort of saw the game but i really felt sorry for the BYU due to UH was very cocky and aggressive. Near the 4th quarter one of the football players were passing out flyers that they already won the game. I really think that UH football players were very rude and cocky. And i was saying that this was one of the worst games i ever saw that UH actually played.

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Yesterday UH played BYU a longtime football rival. Honestly, I was a little ashamed of the way the uh fans acted. The game was awesome and Hawaii played awesome but the fans behavior was unreasonable. A BYU quarterback got hurt and the fans behind me were chanting “you got whacked” “you got whacked” I thought that was so very rude. How would you feel if you got hurt and people were chanting that? We didn’t even know how bad he got hurt. Fortunately, he was okay and although both of his arms were dripping with blood, he just had a few scrapes. I just thought that that was really uncool of the Hawaii fans and was embarrassed and ashamed that even though the player from the opposing team got hurt they were cheering.

 

 

Date: 12/9/01 06:05:26 PM

Name: ai

 

Subject: Re: uh football fans

I'm not trying to make any excuses for what the fans did, but I think that emotions were running so high, that the fans didn't know what they were doing. I don't agree with what the fans said, I do think that they were dumb, but, I really don't think they meant what they said. I still think that Hawaii has the best fans, but like most people, they still get caught up in all of the emotion.

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Yesterday UH played BYU a longtime football rival. Honestly, I was a little ashamed of the way the uh fans acted. The game was awesome and Hawaii played awesome but the fans behavior was unreasonable. A BYU quarterback got hurt and the fans behind me were chanting “you got whacked” “you got whacked” I thought that was so very rude. How would you feel if you got hurt and people were chanting that? We didn’t even know how bad he got hurt. Fortunately, he was okay and although both of his arms were dripping with blood, he just had a few scrapes. I just thought that that was really uncool of the Hawaii fans and was embarrassed and ashamed that even though the player from the opposing team got hurt they were cheering.

 

 

Date: 12/9/01 02:11:46 AM

Name: nubian_princess

Email: nubian_princess97@hotmail.com

Subject: still trying with mother

I'm doing good with the spin cycle except when it comes to my mother. I still need to work on that area. I have to put up with my room mate's junk throughout the week, then I come home for the weekend and have to put up with my mother's junk as well. I was doing some homework and I was playing a cd on my computer. I knew my mother was going to bed so I up it as low as it could go before it was off, and she still was complaining about. It is unreal how she can irratate me with just the littlest of things.

 

 

Date: 12/9/01 01:34:01 AM

Name: nubian_princess

Email: nubian_princess97@hotmail.com

Subject: Making progress in the cycle

I dance and we had to perfrom last night, so we all painted our nails red to match out dresses. By the time I got home it was late and I had to work the next day. I didn't have time to take off my nail polish and I totally forgot about it when I went to work. I didn't think anything of it because I had worn nail polish to work before. So I get to work and I punch in and I ask the manager where I was supposed to go. Then all of a sudden she starts to go off on me about me nails. I looked and explained what had happened. She was like that isn't any excues, so I asked her what she wanted me to do. She said well you can't work like that. So she made me walk all the way back to me house and tle off my nail polish. So I said fine and went. Then to make matters worse I was walking out the door and she comes to the front counter and yell at me that I better come back. So I just turned and left. I am very proud of myself because I know if this situation would have happened a few months ago I would have just gone off on her.

 

 

Date: 12/8/01 10:38:48 PM

Name: Giada

 

Subject: shopping rage

I hate shopping. I passionately hate shopping. I can't just keep shopping for more than 30min. But I had to go shopping. I have to buy food and sometimes I want new clothes. Usually I try to keep my shopping very brief so that it doesn't cause me too much stress, but occasionally I exceed my limit and become very bad mood. That's when I become rude to other people such as employees and other shoppers. I get irritated more easily when I am in those bad mood. it's very hard for me to stay being a nice girl in those situation... oh, i hate shopping. Maybe I should stick to online shopping only in order to avoid my blast of temper.

 

 

Date: 12/9/01 01:01:35 AM

Name: Tracy

 

Subject: Re: shopping rage

Reading your forum you and I are two different people. I like to shop, especially at Xmas time. I know there is a lot of people out there and some of them maybe very rude, but I do get a little irritated when I go shopping with other people because you feel that someone is always waiting for you. Thats why I rather go on my own so I can spend as much time as I need to what I want.

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I hate shopping. I passionately hate shopping. I can't just keep shopping for more than 30min. But I had to go shopping. I have to buy food and sometimes I want new clothes. Usually I try to keep my shopping very brief so that it doesn't cause me too much stress, but occasionally I exceed my limit and become very bad mood. That's when I become rude to other people such as employees and other shoppers. I get irritated more easily when I am in those bad mood. it's very hard for me to stay being a nice girl in those situation... oh, i hate shopping. Maybe I should stick to online shopping only in order to avoid my blast of temper.

 

 

Date: 12/8/01 10:28:58 PM

Name: Giada

 

Subject: slow poke

The other day on my way from work, I was driving Kalanianaole Hwy through Waimanalo. It is one lane road, so if there's a slow-going car, you are stuck. That's what happened to me on that day. There was a very slow-going car, which was holding up looong lane of cars behind. I think many drivers were very irritated. When i finally passed that car, I was so mad that I looked at driver's face and gave a dirty look. Then I was like, "oh, what have I done!" I became mad at myself for doing that inspite of all my time and efforts in this class.

 

 

Date: 12/8/01 10:16:56 PM

Name: melanie

Email: melymel_12@hotmail.com

Subject: Stressed

I'm under so much stress right now. I have 2 tests, make a video in spanish, correct my papers, and take a spanish oral all all on Monday. I can't wait till that day is over but I hope this weekend goes my slow so I can prepare myself. But I guess in a way I'm lucky than most people because I don't have any finals.
so once this coming Monday ends, I'm done and then I just have to wait till the 23rd to graduate. I can't wait. I guess all this stress is worth it. Good luck to everyone on your finals!!

 

 

Date: 12/9/01 01:03:42 AM

Name: Tracy

 

Subject: Re: Stressed

Congratulations! in graduating this semester. When I get a lot of work at the end of semesters too I get so stressed out. But, the award comes when you see your grades and get to graduate. Some of my friends have it more worse than me, but I think they are managing through it.

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I'm under so much stress right now. I have 2 tests, make a video in spanish, correct my papers, and take a spanish oral all all on Monday. I can't wait till that day is over but I hope this weekend goes my slow so I can prepare myself. But I guess in a way I'm lucky than most people because I don't have any finals.
so once this coming Monday ends, I'm done and then I just have to wait till the 23rd to graduate. I can't wait. I guess all this stress is worth it. Good luck to everyone on your finals!!

 

 

Date: 12/8/01 10:02:51 PM

Name: Giada

 

Subject: Re: rage at phone people

sometimes phone operators are very very rude. Is that because we don't see each other's faces? it's just voice, so maybe they don't treat people on the other side of the line as humans. I think it's similar to driving situation. On the road, it's not people to people, and more like machine to machine, so people tend to be rude and tailgate, flash lights, and block lanes. I think one way to reduce rude driving behaviors is to treat other cars/drivers with zeal...this is one of the ways suggested in the book. the book calls this "acting as if...". Act as if other drivers are your grandma or grandpa, or friends. I think it works.

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I woke up this morning and decided to make a phone call but to my surprise my phone was completely dead. I guess it had to do with difficulties from the storm. Anyway, I went to work and called my house phone and all I got was a busy signal. I ended up calling the operator/repair and they checked the number after they left me on hold for 15 minutes only to tell me that there was a problem with my phone. So I asked them when they would fix it and today being Tuesday, they said they could have it fixed no later than 9:30 on Friday. This was ridiculous. I said “so you mean to tell me its gonna take three days to fix my phone?” and all she said was “well we need to figure out what the problem is.” I think that is just so dumb. I mean what if we had an emergency or something? And then she asked if someone was home during the day. I told her yes so she said a repairperson would come by. And i said when and she said sometime during the day before Friday. I just couldn’t believe how difficult it was to fix my phone and give me a straight answer. Anyways to conclude my story, when I got home my phone was fixed.

 

 

Date: 12/8/01 09:45:22 PM

Name: Giada

 

Subject: Re: rage against computer

yeah, computer is a must-item for today's students, and it is very convenient. but it can be a real pain especially when it breaks very close to deadlines for assignments. The main reason of why we can be frustrated by computer is because we cannot talk to them. If it's a person, we can talk and possibly solve problems, but we can't do that to computers! unless we are computer experts, we don't know what to do. it's extremely frustrating. how can we take control over our emotions in those situation? we are frustrated and in panic...

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I remember writing about my rage agaist computer. Bucasue my computer is old and so slow that it just takes forever to download anything. Anyway, something happened couple days ago that made me extremely outragious. Couple days ago, I turned on my computer to finish up my report, I just want to finish up since I was already one day late. After I turned on my computer, I found something weird on my screen. It booted up all right, but all the images on the screen are blurred and i had a message saying something's wrong with my hard drive. I do not even know what it is but it made me extermely mad because my computer stopped working. The real problem was that A drive on my computer is broken so I saved all my work on the hard drive. Now I can not get to it. I hope I can retrieve it without much damage. Ohterwise, I have to start my report from scratch again. I already have so much work behind me and now my computer is not working.... Boy, I hate it. My friend is looking at the computer right now but I feel bad about this. I am just so mad.......... Why is this happening to me. It just pisses me off. I should have bought a new computer. but I did not have money and I did not want to spend any more money to fix A drive when I know for sure I am going to buy a new computer....

 

 

Date: 12/8/01 01:06:35 AM

Name: nubian_princess

Email: nubian_princess97@hotmail.com

Subject: room mae rage once again.......

well yesterday my bestfriend and her cousin came to my room so i could do their hair. then all of us went down with my room mate and her boyfriend to eat dinner. after that we all went back to my room and was kickin it because i cut my room mate's boyfriend's hair. so i was messing around with him and it was all out of fun. so they left and i cleaned our room and was getting ready for bed. then my firend called and we were talking. so they come back and we are still talking. i guess they had a little argument so when they came back to the room they were all upset and what not. so messing with her boyfriend i told him to go home. when my room mate came back he told her what i said and she got even more mad and turned on the light just to piss me off. if it were a couple of weeks ago we would have gotten into an arugment, but i actually kept my cool, turned over and continued to talk on the phone. then i hung up and she just busted out with because of your big mouth he thinks he needs to lose weight. so i just said that i was sorry that he took me seroiusly and that i was only messing around, turned over and went to bed.

 

 

Date: 12/7/01 03:19:56 PM

Name: Natalia

Email:

Subject: Why are you rushing us?

I went with a friend to a cute tea place in Manoa to talk and have some pastries, but unfortunately it wasn't possible to have a good time. Can you guys believe that right after they put our dishes on the table they gave us the check? I tried to ignore it and not be bothered, but after 15 minutes the waiter came back to take the check and, realizing the card wasn't there, said: "Oh, you didn't put the card yet." Then I started to get angry. What was going on? There was nobody in that place for them to be rushing us! It was very rude. We decided to leave. I really wanted to go and talk with the manager, but then I would get even more upset and I didn't want that. It is so hard to find a place where you can eat and talk without being rushed!

 

 

Date: 12/9/01 06:12:01 PM

Name: alyssa

Email:

Subject: Re: Why are you rushing us?

That sucks. I know how you feel though. Often times my family and I go to this Chinese restaurant in Kaimuki. We give them so much business because every time a holiday or birthday arises; we are there eating dinner. Most of the time they are fairly nice to us and let us eat in peace but were really rude on a couple of occasions. During the busy holidays like new years and Christmas, apparently a lot of people go there to eat. A couple of times they literally stand by our tables and start clearing our dishes when we aren’t even done eating and give us the check. I understand they are busy but they need to schedule reservations accordingly so people can eat peacefully. We just laughed and took our time anyway, as the people lined up outside to eat. I mean it’s not a cheap place, we did make reservations, and we paid to be served with respect.

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I went with a friend to a cute tea place in Manoa to talk and have some pastries, but unfortunately it wasn't possible to have a good time. Can you guys believe that right after they put our dishes on the table they gave us the check? I tried to ignore it and not be bothered, but after 15 minutes the waiter came back to take the check and, realizing the card wasn't there, said: "Oh, you didn't put the card yet." Then I started to get angry. What was going on? There was nobody in that place for them to be rushing us! It was very rude. We decided to leave. I really wanted to go and talk with the manager, but then I would get even more upset and I didn't want that. It is so hard to find a place where you can eat and talk without being rushed!

 

 

Date: 12/9/01 01:07:41 AM

Name: Tracy

 

Subject: Re: Why are you rushing us?

Soem places are very rude like that, but I am wondering what time did you guys get there maybe is was closing time for them. But, even if it were closing time they are not suppose to rush you like that. I can't believe that they didn't even ask you if wanted something else, they just automatically figured you guys were done ordering.

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I went with a friend to a cute tea place in Manoa to talk and have some pastries, but unfortunately it wasn't possible to have a good time. Can you guys believe that right after they put our dishes on the table they gave us the check? I tried to ignore it and not be bothered, but after 15 minutes the waiter came back to take the check and, realizing the card wasn't there, said: "Oh, you didn't put the card yet." Then I started to get angry. What was going on? There was nobody in that place for them to be rushing us! It was very rude. We decided to leave. I really wanted to go and talk with the manager, but then I would get even more upset and I didn't want that. It is so hard to find a place where you can eat and talk without being rushed!

 

 

Date: 12/8/01 10:19:14 PM

Name: melanie

Email: melymel_12@hotmail.com

Subject: Re: Why are you rushing us?

The waiter had no right to rush you. You should've just stayed and enjoyed your time with your friends. Sorry, to hear that you didn't have such a great time. Hopefully your day ended on a positive note!

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I went with a friend to a cute tea place in Manoa to talk and have some pastries, but unfortunately it wasn't possible to have a good time. Can you guys believe that right after they put our dishes on the table they gave us the check? I tried to ignore it and not be bothered, but after 15 minutes the waiter came back to take the check and, realizing the card wasn't there, said: "Oh, you didn't put the card yet." Then I started to get angry. What was going on? There was nobody in that place for them to be rushing us! It was very rude. We decided to leave. I really wanted to go and talk with the manager, but then I would get even more upset and I didn't want that. It is so hard to find a place where you can eat and talk without being rushed!

 

 

Date: 12/7/01 03:17:27 PM

Name: Natalia

Email:

Subject: Weird

I went to one place with my husband where he knows everybody and had a lot of things to talk about (topics that I unfortunately am not so related to and aware of), I became extremely upset by just standing beside him, smiling and looking stupid. After half an hour I decided to leave. On my way home I was cursing to myself, "I hate when these situations happen, he knows how I feel about these meetings, I am not going next time!" I got home and after a while he got home asking what happened. When I saw him I became even more upset. He started asking questions like: "What am I supposed to do? Am I allowed to have friends, I cannot spend 24h with you all the time?" Then my thoughts of rage changed for a moment because I realized he didn't quite understand why I was upset! That was so interesting that I just started laughing. "I am not upset at you but at the situation! I hate to feel ignored by those people!" It was weird, as soon as I started reasoning, I realized how stupid I was being!

 

 

Date: 12/9/01 05:58:59 PM

Name: alyssa

Email:

Subject: Re: Weird

I know how those situations can be, well, sort of. I always attend company functions and when my bosses start talking about things, they always leave me out and often times I don’t know what to say to everyone else—in turn making me look like a little peon. I have to say they are very uncomfortable but I just smile and try to mingle and talk about different things that I am familiar with. I’m glad that all you and your husband had was a simple misunderstanding and everything worked out. Don’t let those situations bother you too much because they’re not worth stressing over—they are only temporary.

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I went to one place with my husband where he knows everybody and had a lot of things to talk about (topics that I unfortunately am not so related to and aware of), I became extremely upset by just standing beside him, smiling and looking stupid. After half an hour I decided to leave. On my way home I was cursing to myself, "I hate when these situations happen, he knows how I feel about these meetings, I am not going next time!" I got home and after a while he got home asking what happened. When I saw him I became even more upset. He started asking questions like: "What am I supposed to do? Am I allowed to have friends, I cannot spend 24h with you all the time?" Then my thoughts of rage changed for a moment because I realized he didn't quite understand why I was upset! That was so interesting that I just started laughing. "I am not upset at you but at the situation! I hate to feel ignored by those people!" It was weird, as soon as I started reasoning, I realized how stupid I was being!

 

 

Date: 12/7/01 03:16:04 PM

Name: Natalia

Email:

Subject: Is this fair?

My husband was biking on the sidewalk in Waikiki when a cop stopped him and said he would need to give him a ticket of $50. My husband wasn't happy with that so he tried to negotiate and asked if he could have just a warning as this was his first time. The cop was reasonable and thought it was fair. What was funny was that there was a girl biking right behind him on the sidewalk and the cop didn't stop her! Now, what are the conclusions you can take from this situation?

 

 

Date: 12/11/01 11:00:45 AM

Name: dolphingirl

Email:

Subject: Re: Is this fair?

If the cop obviously saw the girl and didn't do anything about it, I'd say it was not fair. I'm glad he gave your husband a chance though, and not give him a hard time about the ticket. I think it's way too much though, to have to pay $50 for biking on the side-walk! I see people biking on the side-walk all the time, in fact I used to do it. I mean, there are no signs that say, "No Biking on the side walk"... I know, we supposed to know that, but still, I think there should be signs that says, "No Biking on the Side Walk"...

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My husband was biking on the sidewalk in Waikiki when a cop stopped him and said he would need to give him a ticket of $50. My husband wasn't happy with that so he tried to negotiate and asked if he could have just a warning as this was his first time. The cop was reasonable and thought it was fair. What was funny was that there was a girl biking right behind him on the sidewalk and the cop didn't stop her! Now, what are the conclusions you can take from this situation?

 

 

Date: 12/6/01 09:52:18 PM

Name: Tabatha

 

Subject: Today from hell

Today coming back from class there was a since of calmness because I had done my last class presentation so I was feeling pretty ggod. Until I hit traffic that was not needed and then two people tryed to cute me off, no better yet they did cute me off. The first lady was talking on the phone and not looking where she was going. The second lady just cute me off for no reason and when I honked my horn, she knew that I was mad. I know that she knew that I was mad because I gave her an ugly look to let her know that I was mad!! Angry So can we say, Tabby has learned nothing from this class. I was more angry at myself when I did not control my anger. I was fine the first time I got cute off but the next time I was ready to fight.

 

 

Date: 12/8/01 10:21:39 PM

Name: Giada

 

Subject: Re: Today from hell

Since September, I have read the book "road rage", talked about controlling rage in the classes, and did report 1&2. Before, I was just letting my rage go. I think I have learned alot, and now I am paying more attention to my rage on the road and off the road. but still, sometimes I find myself roadraging when someone cuts me off or goig slow in front of me. it's very hard to have total control over our emotion, but I better keep trying! I found report 2 very helpful.

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Today coming back from class there was a since of calmness because I had done my last class presentation so I was feeling pretty ggod. Until I hit traffic that was not needed and then two people tryed to cute me off, no better yet they did cute me off. The first lady was talking on the phone and not looking where she was going. The second lady just cute me off for no reason and when I honked my horn, she knew that I was mad. I know that she knew that I was mad because I gave her an ugly look to let her know that I was mad!! Angry So can we say, Tabby has learned nothing from this class. I was more angry at myself when I did not control my anger. I was fine the first time I got cute off but the next time I was ready to fight.

 

 

Date: 12/6/01 03:10:08 PM

Name: dolphingirl

Email:

Subject: Disappointment

I'm pretty stressed out because the work seems bottomless! I feel like the work I put into for this class is never enough. I've been trying to get the forums in on time, and trying to get some extra ones as well. I've been putting time into working on my reports, and fixing them, even though I have been slow about it. I hope by the time I am done, and finished with the final adjestments on my reports, everything will turn out fine... I'm so worried...

 

 

Date: 12/15/01 01:56:44 AM

Name: nubian_princess

Email: nubian_princess97@hotmail.com

Subject: Re: Disappointment

I can honsetly say I know how you feel. Just when you think you have just the way it is supposed to be, your bubble gets bursted because you left something out. Then you go and fix that problem and another one comes up. All the while you have to start on another report. When is it all going to end. I am worrying myself. I really need a god grade in this class.

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I'm pretty stressed out because the work seems bottomless! I feel like the work I put into for this class is never enough. I've been trying to get the forums in on time, and trying to get some extra ones as well. I've been putting time into working on my reports, and fixing them, even though I have been slow about it. I hope by the time I am done, and finished with the final adjestments on my reports, everything will turn out fine... I'm so worried...

 

 

Date: 12/6/01 12:57:08 PM

Name: Kilinoe

Email: lanigirl28@hotmail.com

Subject: Who the heck does she think she is?

Lately I've been getting into arguments with my sister. Shes always complaining about staying at home all day watching kids and having to clean up and cook dinner. Shes always on my case about going out and studying and not doing my share at home. I get so irritated because whenever I ask her a question she always get nuts and has to snap. I can't handle her, its not my fault that she got laid off and that she decided not to go to school this semester. Shes such a punk, I feel like slapping her every once in while. Then she makes committment to take care of my cousins for my aunty who went on a trip and then asks me to take care of the kids so she can go out and do whatever. Are you joking, what do you think. I was amazed that she even considered asking when she made the committment and I didn't. Finally she got a job but which is good that she won't be at home all the time and act like a ......! But now I know all we are going to do is fight over cars and who puts in gas and who doesn't. She needs to move out of the house or I do. I sometimes get angry just looking at her facial expressions.

 

 

Date: 12/7/01 03:21:13 PM

Name: Natalia

Email:

Subject: Re: Who the heck does she think she is?

Oh my! You are indeed upset with your sister! But this is not good. Not for you and not for her. I used to be like that with my older brother. I couldn't stand his presence, he was always teasing me and saying bad things about me to my mom. But everything changed when we moved to a foreign country where neither of us had friends and no one to talk to and help us with our problems. We started to talk more with each other. Something wonderful happened, we realized we were interesting personalities and that we could do things together and help each other. We became best friends. Now I am so far away from him.... The last time I saw him was a year and a half ago. I miss him so much! I love him, and my younger brother and all my family. I think we should always try to keep family relationships close. They are the only ones who will always be there by our side, no matter what happens.

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Lately I've been getting into arguments with my sister. Shes always complaining about staying at home all day watching kids and having to clean up and cook dinner. Shes always on my case about going out and studying and not doing my share at home. I get so irritated because whenever I ask her a question she always get nuts and has to snap. I can't handle her, its not my fault that she got laid off and that she decided not to go to school this semester. Shes such a punk, I feel like slapping her every once in while. Then she makes committment to take care of my cousins for my aunty who went on a trip and then asks me to take care of the kids so she can go out and do whatever. Are you joking, what do you think. I was amazed that she even considered asking when she made the committment and I didn't. Finally she got a job but which is good that she won't be at home all the time and act like a ......! But now I know all we are going to do is fight over cars and who puts in gas and who doesn't. She needs to move out of the house or I do. I sometimes get angry just looking at her facial expressions.

 

 

Date: 12/7/01 12:51:32 PM

Name: Jade

 

Subject: Re: Who the heck does she think she is?

Hi! I'm glad you are putting your feet down because you shouldn't have to put up with crap from your sister! If your sister made the commitment to watch your aunt's children, then she has to stick with her word and fulfill those responsibilities until the deal is over. It's awesome to know that you are staying on top of school. However, your sister should take into consideration that studying and completing work does consume a lot of time so she has to realize that you can't always be home to cook and clean. The good news is she found a new job so hopefully she won't be complaining and taking out her frustrations on you. If she complains to you next time, tell her the choices that she made (didn't go to school this semester and temporarily unemployed) are the reasons why she ends up with what she has to face with now. Your sister should stop complaining and just finish what she has to do.

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Lately I've been getting into arguments with my sister. Shes always complaining about staying at home all day watching kids and having to clean up and cook dinner. Shes always on my case about going out and studying and not doing my share at home. I get so irritated because whenever I ask her a question she always get nuts and has to snap. I can't handle her, its not my fault that she got laid off and that she decided not to go to school this semester. Shes such a punk, I feel like slapping her every once in while. Then she makes committment to take care of my cousins for my aunty who went on a trip and then asks me to take care of the kids so she can go out and do whatever. Are you joking, what do you think. I was amazed that she even considered asking when she made the committment and I didn't. Finally she got a job but which is good that she won't be at home all the time and act like a ......! But now I know all we are going to do is fight over cars and who puts in gas and who doesn't. She needs to move out of the house or I do. I sometimes get angry just looking at her facial expressions.

 

 

Date: 12/6/01 10:02:05 PM

Name: Tabatha

 

Subject: Re: Who the heck does she think she is?

I agree that you or she needs to move out. I am a strong believer in that family is hard to live with after a certian time period. Have you tryed sitting down and talking to her at a good time. Not right after work or when you guys are in the middle of a fight but when you both are in a good mood and there is nothig going on? Try talking about one thing that you know gets you upset and then let her talk. You might want to talk about one topic at a time so the conversation does not get off track. I don't know that situation but if you want to work it out, try talking in a way that she can relate to.

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Lately I've been getting into arguments with my sister. Shes always complaining about staying at home all day watching kids and having to clean up and cook dinner. Shes always on my case about going out and studying and not doing my share at home. I get so irritated because whenever I ask her a question she always get nuts and has to snap. I can't handle her, its not my fault that she got laid off and that she decided not to go to school this semester. Shes such a punk, I feel like slapping her every once in while. Then she makes committment to take care of my cousins for my aunty who went on a trip and then asks me to take care of the kids so she can go out and do whatever. Are you joking, what do you think. I was amazed that she even considered asking when she made the committment and I didn't. Finally she got a job but which is good that she won't be at home all the time and act like a ......! But now I know all we are going to do is fight over cars and who puts in gas and who doesn't. She needs to move out of the house or I do. I sometimes get angry just looking at her facial expressions.

 

 

Date: 12/6/01 03:05:52 PM

Name: dolphingirl

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Subject: Re: Who the heck does she think she is?

I'm sorry to hear that you are not getting along with your sister. It actually makes me sad when I hear stories about families not getting along. I think it's because I don't have the luxury of living with them, so when I do finally see them, little things do not bother me so much. I think you learn to appreciate family more when you live away from each other.

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Lately I've been getting into arguments with my sister. Shes always complaining about staying at home all day watching kids and having to clean up and cook dinner. Shes always on my case about going out and studying and not doing my share at home. I get so irritated because whenever I ask her a question she always get nuts and has to snap. I can't handle her, its not my fault that she got laid off and that she decided not to go to school this semester. Shes such a punk, I feel like slapping her every once in while. Then she makes committment to take care of my cousins for my aunty who went on a trip and then asks me to take care of the kids so she can go out and do whatever. Are you joking, what do you think. I was amazed that she even considered asking when she made the committment and I didn't. Finally she got a job but which is good that she won't be at home all the time and act like a ......! But now I know all we are going to do is fight over cars and who puts in gas and who doesn't. She needs to move out of the house or I do. I sometimes get angry just looking at her facial expressions.

 

 

Date: 12/5/01 11:31:34 PM

Name: shell87

Email: princess_shellgirl@hotmail.com

Subject: Psycho ex-girlfriends are evil!

I have been with my boyfriend for a little over a year and for the past year or so I have had to deal with his psycho ex-girlfriend (not by choice)! Let me tell you if there is anyone in the world that can set me into the negative other's zone it's this girl, although I try really hard not to let her bother me it does. She has managed to try to pick a fight with one of my friends at a club for who knows what reason, calls my boyfriends mother weekly "just to talk because she misses her," tells everyone she's over my boyfriend, but had to move away for the summer to really get over him and just irritates me overall. She is psycho, don't you think that, now that they have been broken up for over a year she should realize that no matter what she does he's not going back to her especially because she tried to play mind games with him in the first place by breaking up with him to try to teach him a lesson and to make him realize how much she meant to him (I guess not that much because I'm in the picture now, huh). That's where she went wrong and the reason why you shouldn't play mind games with people, it might back fire in your face, because something or someone better just might come along. All I have to say to psycho ex-girlfriends is...DEAL!

 

 

Date: 12/14/01 09:53:46 PM

Name: flamehead

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Subject: Re: Psycho ex-girlfriends are evil!

Just make sure your boyfriend is not affected by her temper tantrums and false "sentiment", and you'll be okay. There is not a thing that you can do to try to control her psychotic behavior such as calling your boyfriend's mother. Hopefully, your boyfriend is mature enough to brush her aside, that is the most powerful amunition. Obviously, she want attention from everyone,especially from her ex, who is now your boyfriend. Trust me, there are women out there who are vicious, just be careful...good luck.

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I have been with my boyfriend for a little over a year and for the past year or so I have had to deal with his psycho ex-girlfriend (not by choice)! Let me tell you if there is anyone in the world that can set me into the negative other's zone it's this girl, although I try really hard not to let her bother me it does. She has managed to try to pick a fight with one of my friends at a club for who knows what reason, calls my boyfriends mother weekly "just to talk because she misses her," tells everyone she's over my boyfriend, but had to move away for the summer to really get over him and just irritates me overall. She is psycho, don't you think that, now that they have been broken up for over a year she should realize that no matter what she does he's not going back to her especially because she tried to play mind games with him in the first place by breaking up with him to try to teach him a lesson and to make him realize how much she meant to him (I guess not that much because I'm in the picture now, huh). That's where she went wrong and the reason why you shouldn't play mind games with people, it might back fire in your face, because something or someone better just might come along. All I have to say to psycho ex-girlfriends is...DEAL!

 

 

Date: 12/13/01 04:49:41 PM

Name: Richard

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Subject: Re: Psycho ex-girlfriends are evil!

Why does she even contact your boyfriend's mom that's a little too much. If I were you and I'm not but if I were I would tell my boyfriend his mom and who ever she tried to find an excuse to be closer to your boyfriend to ignore her and not to ackowledge her anymore and to tell her to stop calling and get her out of your lives once and for all. She can't be psycho unless you let her. Out of sight out of mind, I mean if you run into her at the club then that's something else and you can't help that but you can help her calling your boyfriend and his mom and so forth. So tell her ass off and tell her to stop calling. She likes mind games? Well the biggest mind game of them all is to tell the the truth and the way things really are that is the biggest mind game of them all because you can blow thier mind with the truth. The truth hurts right? Everyone will be better for it. Maybe she will learn her lesson if not at least she will be somewhat out of the picture depending on how badly you blow her mind and you will be at peace. Good luck.

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I have been with my boyfriend for a little over a year and for the past year or so I have had to deal with his psycho ex-girlfriend (not by choice)! Let me tell you if there is anyone in the world that can set me into the negative other's zone it's this girl, although I try really hard not to let her bother me it does. She has managed to try to pick a fight with one of my friends at a club for who knows what reason, calls my boyfriends mother weekly "just to talk because she misses her," tells everyone she's over my boyfriend, but had to move away for the summer to really get over him and just irritates me overall. She is psycho, don't you think that, now that they have been broken up for over a year she should realize that no matter what she does he's not going back to her especially because she tried to play mind games with him in the first place by breaking up with him to try to teach him a lesson and to make him realize how much she meant to him (I guess not that much because I'm in the picture now, huh). That's where she went wrong and the reason why you shouldn't play mind games with people, it might back fire in your face, because something or someone better just might come along. All I have to say to psycho ex-girlfriends is...DEAL!

 

 

Date: 12/8/01 01:13:10 AM

Name: nubian_princess

Email: nubian_princess97@hotmail.com

Subject: Re: Psycho ex-girlfriends are evil!

girl i totally feel you. and that is drama that you dont need. i had gone through that before with one of my ex-boyfriends. that is why he is an ex. dont get me wrong im not telling you to break up with him or anything. i just hope that everything gets better for you. and i know it is easier said than done, but dont let it get to you. you are much better than that.

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I have been with my boyfriend for a little over a year and for the past year or so I have had to deal with his psycho ex-girlfriend (not by choice)! Let me tell you if there is anyone in the world that can set me into the negative other's zone it's this girl, although I try really hard not to let her bother me it does. She has managed to try to pick a fight with one of my friends at a club for who knows what reason, calls my boyfriends mother weekly "just to talk because she misses her," tells everyone she's over my boyfriend, but had to move away for the summer to really get over him and just irritates me overall. She is psycho, don't you think that, now that they have been broken up for over a year she should realize that no matter what she does he's not going back to her especially because she tried to play mind games with him in the first place by breaking up with him to try to teach him a lesson and to make him realize how much she meant to him (I guess not that much because I'm in the picture now, huh). That's where she went wrong and the reason why you shouldn't play mind games with people, it might back fire in your face, because something or someone better just might come along. All I have to say to psycho ex-girlfriends is...DEAL!

 

 

Date: 12/6/01 12:48:58 PM

Name: Kilinoe

Email: lanigirl28@hotmail.com

Subject: Re: Psycho ex-girlfriends are evil!

I know exactly what you mean. Although my boyfriends ex-girlfriends aren't that bad, everytime I seem to run into them they always try to eye when they are talking to my boyfriend. Giving me the once over and then they try to be really nice and ask how I am and what I do, like they really care. Once one of them had the nerve to tell my boyfriend to give them a call, hello I'm standing right here. I was itching to say something or even get a little bit physical with these chics. Some of these ex-girlfriends are a total trip, I have no idea where they get off trying to get back together with your boyfriend when he already have you. Well at least you are doing pretty good considering the circumstances. I totally won't have been that nice. But I think that the main thing is not to let it bother you, because hes with you now so that really all that matters. Because shes making herslef look mad, because she is being so despearate.

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I have been with my boyfriend for a little over a year and for the past year or so I have had to deal with his psycho ex-girlfriend (not by choice)! Let me tell you if there is anyone in the world that can set me into the negative other's zone it's this girl, although I try really hard not to let her bother me it does. She has managed to try to pick a fight with one of my friends at a club for who knows what reason, calls my boyfriends mother weekly "just to talk because she misses her," tells everyone she's over my boyfriend, but had to move away for the summer to really get over him and just irritates me overall. She is psycho, don't you think that, now that they have been broken up for over a year she should realize that no matter what she does he's not going back to her especially because she tried to play mind games with him in the first place by breaking up with him to try to teach him a lesson and to make him realize how much she meant to him (I guess not that much because I'm in the picture now, huh). That's where she went wrong and the reason why you shouldn't play mind games with people, it might back fire in your face, because something or someone better just might come along. All I have to say to psycho ex-girlfriends is...DEAL!

 

 

Date: 12/6/01 12:23:28 PM

Name: dolphingirl

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Subject: Re: Psycho ex-girlfriends are evil!

Yikes...
My friend's girl friend was a psycho. He used to always talk about the crazy things she did. He said if she saw any other girls looking at him, she would start yelling at the girl. She would sometimes smell his clothes, including his underwear when he came home from work. She even left him stranded several times without a car or food because she was mad at him. I don't know if they are still together because I don't see him and the friends we used to spend time with... I think those people just have a major insecurity problem.

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I have been with my boyfriend for a little over a year and for the past year or so I have had to deal with his psycho ex-girlfriend (not by choice)! Let me tell you if there is anyone in the world that can set me into the negative other's zone it's this girl, although I try really hard not to let her bother me it does. She has managed to try to pick a fight with one of my friends at a club for who knows what reason, calls my boyfriends mother weekly "just to talk because she misses her," tells everyone she's over my boyfriend, but had to move away for the summer to really get over him and just irritates me overall. She is psycho, don't you think that, now that they have been broken up for over a year she should realize that no matter what she does he's not going back to her especially because she tried to play mind games with him in the first place by breaking up with him to try to teach him a lesson and to make him realize how much she meant to him (I guess not that much because I'm in the picture now, huh). That's where she went wrong and the reason why you shouldn't play mind games with people, it might back fire in your face, because something or someone better just might come along. All I have to say to psycho ex-girlfriends is...DEAL!

 

 

Date: 12/5/01 11:06:26 PM

Name: shell87

Email: princess_shellgirl@hotmail.com

Subject: I really dislike buts...

Now that I probably have your attention, I just thought that I that I'd mentions that it really frustrating when you think that you did a good job on a paper, project or a report and your professor come in and tells you I'm glad that you've completed the overall project BUT...I hate those buts because to me all they mean is you really need to work on "this" before you can get a satisfactory grade. What the heck does "BUT" mean, if I didn't do a good job although I may think I did, just tell me straight out don't beat around the bush! I work really hard on this certain project and I truly thought that I did a good job, but I guess with my professor's BUT I didn't do as well as I should have. I get really frustrated and in the negative both other's and self zones when other people do not appreciate the hard work that I put into my schoolwork. I am not and haven't been since I've come here to UH, one of those people that just do the bare minimum to just get by, I bust my butt to try to get the best grade that I can, that's why I get really frustrated and irritated when other people especially professors don't do give me the benefit of the doubt and just tell me things straight out...trust me my feelings may get hurt, in the end it will make me a much stronger and better person. A little advice for everyone, when you are trying to help someone become a better student, person, whatever don't include any buts in your conversation, give them the benefit of the doubt and tell them exactly what you think!

 

 

Date: 12/5/01 12:11:12 PM

Name: dolphingirl

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Subject: Another music rage

That reminded me of this terrible experience the day or two after the September 11th attack. I went to K-Mart with my friends to look for things to make an emergency packet. It was pretty late at night, and I was walking around with the thought of the attack in my mind. It was very disturbing still and raw. Then, when I went to the back of the store by the stereos, couple of the employees were blasting on the song about, I was going to do this and that but I was high. They were singing the song, and having a good 'ol time. It made me so disappointed that those ignorant people were singing such a terrible song, especially when people were mourning and hurting about the horrible attack that happened just a couple of days before.

 

 

Date: 12/5/01 12:03:42 PM

Name: dolphingirl

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Subject: Music Rage

There is a song that's been playing on the radio that really bothers me. For this reason, I have completely stopped listening to various stations. It's rap that is about how much this rapper loves girls. I'm sure most of the people know which one I am talking about. It pretty much says it is ok to mistreat women, and I don't like it at all. I don't understand why those trashy songs get sold... It is just so sad...

 

 

Date: 12/9/01 06:49:28 PM

Name: alyssa

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Subject: Re: Music Rage

It is a shame that these songs are sold and are actually popular among some people. Look at it this way, people do anything to make money and many times its popular because it is targeted toward the people (in this case music) that can relate or like the ideas behind it. I think in many cases too, society enforces these kinds of songs, enforcing the ideas. Sometimes people may just like it for the beat and not the words. It is a shame that these kinds of songs promote such wrong ideas and values but at least you can identify that the moral of the song is bad and have stopped listening to it. Good for you!

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There is a song that's been playing on the radio that really bothers me. For this reason, I have completely stopped listening to various stations. It's rap that is about how much this rapper loves girls. I'm sure most of the people know which one I am talking about. It pretty much says it is ok to mistreat women, and I don't like it at all. I don't understand why those trashy songs get sold... It is just so sad...

 

 

Date: 12/7/01 03:35:14 PM

Name: Natalia

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Subject: Re: Music Rage

I know what you mean. I remember a couple years ago when I didn't understand English, I used to love some American musics just by the rithm, but now that I understand them I completely disliked some of those musics I thought were cool. What I want to say here is that these stupid singers do not pay attention to what they are singing but to the rhythm. It is very sad because one of the reasons why we listen to music is to calm down and open our mind to different situations, emotions,to find something related to our situation, right? But with this style of music going on we actually just feel rage! I also would like to know how they sale this junk. Maybe people became so uninterested on what others say that now they just don't LISTEN to what they are hearing? It is crazy!!!

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There is a song that's been playing on the radio that really bothers me. For this reason, I have completely stopped listening to various stations. It's rap that is about how much this rapper loves girls. I'm sure most of the people know which one I am talking about. It pretty much says it is ok to mistreat women, and I don't like it at all. I don't understand why those trashy songs get sold... It is just so sad...

 

 

Date: 12/5/01 11:10:12 PM

Name: shell87

Email: princess_shellgirl@hotmail.com

Subject: Re: Music Rage

I have a tip for you, try listening to FM 88.1, it's classical music and especially in times of stress and irritability it helps to relax your mind and body. I know your probably thinking classical music, but I know that it helps me and when I write papers at the computer, I turn on the radio to 88.1 and it helps to concentrate and focus on the task at hand. Just a thought...

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There is a song that's been playing on the radio that really bothers me. For this reason, I have completely stopped listening to various stations. It's rap that is about how much this rapper loves girls. I'm sure most of the people know which one I am talking about. It pretty much says it is ok to mistreat women, and I don't like it at all. I don't understand why those trashy songs get sold... It is just so sad..

 

 

Date: 12/6/01 12:17:01 PM

Name: dolphingirl

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Subject: Re: Re: Music Rage

I do listen to that. I love jazz, so whenever they play jazz, I really enjoy it. I also like classical music. It helps relax my mind... Thanks!

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I have a tip for you, try listening to FM 88.1, it's classical music and especially in times of stress and irritability it helps to relax your mind and body. I know your probably thinking classical music, but I know that it helps me and when I write papers at the computer, I turn on the radio to 88.1 and it helps to concentrate and focus on the task at hand. Just a thought...

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There is a song that's been playing on the radio that really bothers me. For this reason, I have completely stopped listening to various stations. It's rap that is about how much this rapper loves girls. I'm sure most of the people know which one I am talking about. It pretty much says it is ok to mistreat women, and I don't like it at all. I don't understand why those trashy songs get sold... It is just so sad...

 

 

Date: 12/5/01 04:10:27 AM

Name: Jason

Email: bys3437@hotmail.com

Subject: Re: family comes first by Jade

I definitely agree with you. I also feel the disappintment you felt when you found out your granddaughter and aunt will not be able to attend your graduation party. It must have been hard especially when you do not live with your immediate family. I am glad they changed their mind. Graduation day is a big day for you and it is a once in a life time thing. Perhaps they did not know what this means to you but realized its importace later. I wish everybody I invited can come to my graduation party and I do hope they know what it means to me.
Well, However, sometimes, those close relatives can really hurt your feelings like mind did to me. It happened at New Years eve. I thought this cousin of mine would come to the family party like he said, but instead he decided to hang out with his friends because, as you know it, the family party is not fun as much as getting together with your friends. Anyway, I did not hold any grudge agaist him. I jsut wished he had told me before, so I did not have to sit through those boring hours with relatives that I do not really know.. I guess things just happen and the best I can do is just to forget about it sometimes.

 

 

Date: 12/5/01 03:58:47 AM

Name: Jason

Email: bys3437@hotmail.com

Subject: road rage

I am driving much better nowadays. I guess learning about all those types of road raga and emotional spin cycle really helped me. However, I am not perfect, I still experience the road rage. I often become vigilante of the road. I mean I do not act on it but I surely think like certain drivers should be punished for their behaviors.
Today, I was going to school and was a bit late so I was rushing. As I approached Vineyard Blvd, there were cars waiting to make a right turn. The thing was that even though the light was red on our side, the signal for the other side was left turn signal so cars on the other side did not have to worry when they make a right turn. But this lady was so afraid to make a right turn on red she took a very long time that I had to wait at the corner longer than I expected it. I was getting mad and frustrated why she could not be a better drive. Well, I control my temper much better than I used to but I still got mad and about to punish that driver verbally and physically. However, I did not act on it. I just turned on the music little louder than I used to and tried really hard to forget about the whole incident. It kind of worked. I guess I sort of made this bridge technique as my habit and started to incorporated into my daily life.

 

 

Date: 12/5/01 12:15:42 AM

Name: ai

 

Subject: No Subject

The other day, I was talking on the phone when my brother came home. He told me to get off of the phone so that he could use it. I did, and when he got off, I got on again. Two minutes later, he yells at me to get off of the phone. I was like, okay. I get off, and the same thing happened again. But this time, he really got mad and told me "Don't use the phone until I say you can!" I got kind of upset because I live there too, and I felt that I had a right to use the phone whenever I pleased. I guess he didn't think so. Maybe he was having a bad day or something. Who knows. All I knew that night was to stay out of his way!

 

 

Date: 12/6/01 12:26:05 PM

Name: dolphingirl

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Subject: Re: No Subject

I think you handled the situation real well. You didn't seem to get out of hand, or get into an argument with him. It is always best to stay out of a grouchy person's way!

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The other day, I was talking on the phone when my brother came home. He told me to get off of the phone so that he could use it. I did, and when he got off, I got on again. Two minutes later, he yells at me to get off of the phone. I was like, okay. I get off, and the same thing happened again. But this time, he really got mad and told me "Don't use the phone until I say you can!" I got kind of upset because I live there too, and I felt that I had a right to use the phone whenever I pleased. I guess he didn't think so. Maybe he was having a bad day or something. Who knows. All I knew that night was to stay out of his way!

 

 

Date: 12/4/01 01:46:36 PM

Name: Anonymous

Email:

Subject: No Subject

I was upset about the Coffeeline incident yestedray and told myself I would never go there. I thought about it for a while since the incident, and I have dicided to let it go and forgive. I saw the guy this morning, and siad hello, and acted as if nothing had happened. It made me feel good especially because I think he knew I was quite hurt and upset by the incident.

 

 

Date: 12/4/01 01:43:15 PM

Name: Jade

 

Subject: Family comes first!

I felt angry and sad last week at my aunt(mom's sister) and grandma when I found out the both of them were not planning on coming to my graduation. (negative red feeling & negative blue feeling) My aunt lives 20 minutes away from us and my grandma resides in the same home with us. I feel they are the closest to me here since majority of my immediate family reside in California and Alaska. I felt more upset thinking how could they be so selfish! My aunt will always have many Sundays to sit in the pew at church. Her lame excuse was the people at church depend on me to be there! I didn't say anything else to my aunt. When my grandma gave me her reason, Oh! It will be crowded! I have to wake up early and I will miss class (at different church). I told my grandma I expect you to be there! My grandma is a very strong woman who is always on the go. My mom mentioned to them that graduation is a once in a lifetime celebration, it is not every year that you will get to see your
niece/granddaughter graduate from college! This week something good has come out of it! (positive red feeling) I found out on Monday night through my mom that my aunt will come to my graduation. My aunt's husband who is a pastor told her that she should go to support me and he will stay back at church to teach. Then this morning, my grandma asked me if she can have a map to the Stan Sheriff Center. I said sure I will make a copy of the map at school and give it to you when I come home. I'll cross my fingers and hope they come!

 

 

Date: 12/5/01 12:11:21 AM

Name: ai

 

Subject: Re: Family comes first!

Honestly, I think that it is very selfish of your aunt and grandma to not come to your graduation. I too, would be very hurt if my own Grandmother refused to come to my graduation, especially since she lives in the same house as me. I was happy to hear that your aunt changed her mind, and decided to come, and I think that once your grandmother hears about this, I'm sure she'll change her mind too. Perhaps your grandmother will surprise you on graduation day and show up. I hope that she shows up, you only graduate once! Good luck!

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I felt angry and sad last week at my aunt(mom's sister) and grandma when I found out the both of them were not planning on coming to my graduation. (negative red feeling & negative blue feeling) My aunt lives 20 minutes away from us and my grandma resides in the same home with us. I feel they are the closest to me here since majority of my immediate family reside in California and Alaska. I felt more upset thinking how could they be so selfish! My aunt will always have many Sundays to sit in the pew at church. Her lame excuse was the people at church depend on me to be there! I didn't say anything else to my aunt. When my grandma gave me her reason, Oh! It will be crowded! I have to wake up early and I will miss class (at different church). I told my grandma I expect you to be there! My grandma is a very strong woman who is always on the go. My mom mentioned to them that graduation is a once in a lifetime celebration, it is not every year that you will get to see your
niece/granddaughter graduate from college! This week something good has come out of it! (positive red feeling) I found out on Monday night through my mom that my aunt will come to my graduation. My aunt's husband who is a pastor told her that she should go to support me and he will stay back at church to teach. Then this morning, my grandma asked me if she can have a map to the Stan Sheriff Center. I said sure I will make a copy of the map at school and give it to you when I come home. I'll cross my fingers and hope they come!

 

 

Date: 12/4/01 11:45:11 AM

Name: dolphingirl

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Subject: No computer

Not having a suitable computer for this class, and having to have to trouble a friend each time I up-load has been somewhat uncomfortable throughout the semester. But I have been dealing with it ok, I think. I have not let myself "lose it" and get coo coo over it. Plus it's almost over... I'm on my last push now. Ohh, I can't wait!!!

 

 

Date: 12/4/01 02:53:55 AM

Name: Jason

Email: bys3437@hotmail.com

Subject: Re: Gift by West

Christmas shopping is very stressful to me, too. First of all, I have a budget that is so low that I have extremely hard time to find a gift to look for something that does not go over my budget. Secondly, I do not know what to give to other people. I do not know what they want and I do not want to give them unappreciated gift. People say it is the thought that counts but actual gift do not hurt. Lastly, I do not want to go throught a crowded mall. Also, everybody seems to having a blast except me. Sometimes, I have to deal with those rude people who snatch things from me. My case was not bad as yours but I had similar experiences. Nine out of ten times, I play those nice guy so I usually end up letting others take whatever they want. gee, I hate that. I guess this is why I kind of do not like Christmas. I have to deal with a lot bigger mess than Iusually do.
Well, however, there is some brighter side, I guess. I get to see all those friends who went to the mainland and it is not really bad as it sounds. After all, it is a good thing, I guess

 

 

Date: 12/4/01 02:36:25 AM

Name: Jason

Email: bys3437@hotmail.com

Subject: Re: True Friends by Wes

Friends. Your letter made me really think alot. I think friends are someone who comes in when everybody walk out. It seems you have done that for your guy friend. However, when the other party did not know what you have done for him or expect you to know their hearts without telling you what they feel, I think it is a different story. I guess when people are in emotional situations , they do not think clearly and often hurt other people because they just can not think of others except themselves. Perhapsm, he comes to realization soon that you were there for him when he needed you the most. So, do not stress out for this matter. I am sure you get much stress because of your awkward position between your guy friend and girl- friend.
I had similar experiences and I got upset whenever my friends say I was not there for them when they need me the most. However, they usually come to their sane mind after a while. Just be patient untill they pass those emotional breakdown day. I am sure you know by yourself that you were there for them when they need you the most. Some of my friends said exactly the same things to me before but they all showed their appreciation after they settle themselves down.

 

 

Date: 12/4/01 01:26:44 AM

Name: dolphingirl

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Subject: My realization

I have been thinking about the way I have been for the past couple of months, and I realized how negative I have been. I knew, infact, all along, but I had been ignoring it, and letting things go. In the meantime, I have not been feeling so good about everything, including myself. I have had so many pity rages and I did try a little to work on it and saw some changes at times. But for the most part, I have not been doing well. Lately I started excercising morning and night, waking up early every morning, eating good, and I feel a little better about things. It's very easy to get cought up in things sometimes that are not pleasant, but I knew I didn't want to keep being someone I didn't like. I hope things will get even better and I'll have a better attitude about everything in my life.

 

 

Date: 12/3/01 02:59:44 PM

Name: dolphingirl

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Subject: Coffeeline Rage

I went to Coffee-line at the YMCA to have lunch today. I went and ordered my favorite lasagna with salad, and was waiting for it. I wentto the restroom in the meantime, and when I came out, a guy I knew was asking for a spoon. The guy who owns the place told him, "Give me a nickel for that!" My friend, who only had a dollar handed it to him, but since I had smaller change I told him I'd give him the nickel and not to worry. He thanked me and left. The owner then yelled at me and said, "Why did you do that? That guy is the biggest mooch! He is such a mooch!!" I was uncomfortable, not knowing what to say about it because it didn't bother me to help him out. Then, I paid for the food and stared putting vinegar on my salad, but then the owner started yelling again, "That's not yours! I told you that three times!!" He started banging on things and yelling some more. "Now I have to throw the one I made for you away because I gave him a bigger portion!" He gave me the dirtiest look and banged on everything he found around him. It startled me, so I quickly appologized to the man who had ordered the same thing. I was very uncomfortable that the guy was yelling at me for something I didn't mean to do. I didn't even hear him say that wasn't mine to begin with. I wanted to say something, but I kept all the feelings inside. I felt embarrassed for being yelled at in front of other people. I felt ashamed for making a mistake and he made sure I felt real bad about it. It was very uncalledfor for him to treat me and disrespect me the way he did today. It not only upsets me that he yelled at me for something so small, but to find out he gave much smaller portion to me for something I paid the same price for. I am never going there again, and he just lost a good customer because I used to go there every week...!

 

 

Date: 12/3/01 05:36:59 AM

Name: Antonio Barrerra

Email: kamikazekid99@msn.com

Subject: realization

Yesterday while driving home from Aiea High School after my run, a car very nearly broadsided me. I was driving along on Ka’ahele St. when an elderly man in a large Cadillac jetted out of a side street into the main road with out stopping at the stop sign and without even looking to see if any cars were coming. I slammed on my breaks and as I watched him drive off the man didn’t even seem to notice what almost happened. Initially I was quite angry (negative red feeling) and thought dam what the hell was he thinking (negative red thinking), however, before any other negative thoughts crossed my mind and before I was able to display any overt negative response my very next thought was one of thankfulness (positive blue thinking). I thought dam if I hadn’t been paying attention that Cadillac would have torn my Honda to peaces (positive blue thinking). Next I thought I hope that guy doesn’t do that type of thing regularly, as I shook my head not angrily (realizing that there was really nothing to be angry at the man about except for perhaps slightly frightened me, something I rather enjoy – I love the rush – and for wasting about a second of my time) but rather compassionately hoping that he doesn’t hurt anyone or himself (positive red thinking and doing). This particular bridge surprised me because for perhaps the first time that I can recall the bridge from a negative thought to a positive thought was not forced but rather came on its own with no conscious manipulation. I actually felt quite good about myself (positive blue feeling) and ironically slightly appreciative to the old man (positive red feeling) for allowing me to observe a surprisingly compassionate side of my personality that I don’t often enough notice.
Probably as a result of my already feeling good about myself for having just finished a great run when initially I was very reluctant to run at all, I was more prone to subsequent positive thoughts and feelings about others and myself. The stronger positive feelings about myself served to pull negative feelings about others in the positive direction. I realized the bi-directional relationship between the two, not only do our feelings about others influence the way we feel about ourselves, our feelings about ourselves influences the way we feel about others as well.

 

 

Date: 12/2/01 12:45:29 PM

Name: Wes

 

Subject: Gifts

With Christmas coming closer and closer, I haven't even begun my Christmas shopping. I am stressed out as it is with this semester and finals, let alone don't even have a clue what to buy everyone for Christmas. To make matters worse, the other day while I was at the mall looking at some clothes on sale, this lady came out of nowhere and snatched the clothes right out of my hands. This nice aloha print shirt was on sale and I picked it up and was looking at it, when all of a sudden this lady came and took it out of my hands and told me that she wanted it. At first, I was so pissed off that I was ready to hit her. However, to her luck, I had a softened heart and let her take the shirt to purchase. I mean really, where do these rude gift shoppers come from?

 

 

Date: 12/4/01 12:48:59 PM

Name: Jade

 

Subject: Re: Gifts

Some people in this world are so rude! I wonder how old the lady is? I assume she was a middle age or elderly woman! That lady had the nerve to take the shirt out of your hands! I view shopping as a first come, first served basis. Whoever picked the shirt(any item) off the rack first and is holding it in their hand has an opportunity to buy it. I think if I was in your situation, I would've said hey what a minute! I grabbed the shirt first from the rack and intend to buy it! I guess some people forget that clothes are replacable. I think she forgot that if she wants something, she must ask permission from you since the shirt was in your possession. People shouldn't take things without first asking for permission, but I guess some people were not taught etiquette on how to get something that they really want! I hope the lady feels ashamed, embarrassed, and guilty for the chaos that she created! Remember the saying, what goes around, comes around. I have empathy for you! I hope you will be blessed with something special during this holiday season!

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With Christmas coming closer and closer, I haven't even begun my Christmas shopping. I am stressed out as it is with this semester and finals, let alone don't even have a clue what to buy everyone for Christmas. To make matters worse, the other day while I was at the mall looking at some clothes on sale, this lady came out of nowhere and snatched the clothes right out of my hands. This nice aloha print shirt was on sale and I picked it up and was looking at it, when all of a sudden this lady came and took it out of my hands and told me that she wanted it. At first, I was so pissed off that I was ready to hit her. However, to her luck, I had a softened heart and let her take the shirt to purchase. I mean really, where do these rude gift shoppers come from?

 

 

Date: 12/4/01 12:13:27 PM

Name: dolphingirl

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Subject: Re: Gifts

Ah! That is amazing... How rude of the lady! I would have been pretty upset myself. There are no excuse for such rude behaviors like that, but you know what Dr. James would say, "There is nothing you can do about that..." It's so hard, but in my opinion you did a good thing by letting her go.

In situations like that, it is best to keep it to yourself and walk away. I am still learning to do that, and sometimes it is hard to do, but I know by doing so I have a better control over the situation than the person who is being rude. And that in the end makes me a better person.

Now, thinking that it makes me "a better person", do you think that is a minor form of rage? I wonder what Dr. James would say about that...

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With Christmas coming closer and closer, I haven't even begun my Christmas shopping. I am stressed out as it is with this semester and finals, let alone don't even have a clue what to buy everyone for Christmas. To make matters worse, the other day while I was at the mall looking at some clothes on sale, this lady came out of nowhere and snatched the clothes right out of my hands. This nice aloha print shirt was on sale and I picked it up and was looking at it, when all of a sudden this lady came and took it out of my hands and told me that she wanted it. At first, I was so pissed off that I was ready to hit her. However, to her luck, I had a softened heart and let her take the shirt to purchase. I mean really, where do these rude gift shoppers come from?

 

 

Date: 12/2/01 12:40:43 PM

Name: Wes

 

Subject: True Friends

Just recently my friend and his girlfriend had broken up. They had been dating for at least the last 5 years, so I know that it is going to be hard on the both of them. I was really pissed off when my friend had told me that I wasn't there for him when he needed my help and advice. I was more upset that this was the same guy who called me up 3:00 a.m. to talk about his problems with his girlfriend and kept me up until 7:00 a.m. First of all, he didn't even tell me that he and his girlfriend had broken up, so how the hell was I suppose to know that he needed me. To make matters worse, I am friends with both he and his girlfriend, so how can he imagine that this would be easy on my friendship with the both of them. To top it all off, I use to consider this guy one of my best friends. I guess during times of stress and trouble is when you will actually see who your true friends are.

 

 

Date: 12/5/01 11:20:21 PM

Name: shell87

Email: princess_shellgirl@hotmail.com

Subject: Re: True Friends

I know that you are probably hurt because your best friend had the nerve to say something like that to you, but if you really look at the big picture and what you wrote, you really were there for your friend in his time of need. To stay up with him from 3 to 7 is quite a nice and supportive gesture. Just think about it this way, your friend is probably experiencing feelings and emotions that he's probably never felt before or hasn't felt for a while, so he's probably taking his frustrations out on you, which isn't right and doesn't make the situation any better. Try to talk with your friend and tell him exactly how you feel, tell him that you don't know the hurt and pains he's feeling and let him know that you are there for him. Make in understand that you are also in a very uncomfortable situation being good friends with the both of them, maybe he'll understands and will be able to apologize to you.
By the way...being friends with the both of them now that they've broken up must really suck. I've experienced coming into a relationship where my boyfriend and his ex-girlfriend had the same set of friends and it really sucked for me, it took my boyfriend's friends over a year to warm up to me and to this day it still gets weird at times. GOOD LUCK!

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Just recently my friend and his girlfriend had broken up. They had been dating for at least the last 5 years, so I know that it is going to be hard on the both of them. I was really pissed off when my friend had told me that I wasn't there for him when he needed my help and advice. I was more upset that this was the same guy who called me up 3:00 a.m. to talk about his problems with his girlfriend and kept me up until 7:00 a.m. First of all, he didn't even tell me that he and his girlfriend had broken up, so how the hell was I suppose to know that he needed me. To make matters worse, I am friends with both he and his girlfriend, so how can he imagine that this would be easy on my friendship with the both of them. To top it all off, I use to consider this guy one of my best friends. I guess during times of stress and trouble is when you will actually see who your true friends are.

Date: 12/4/01 12:01:10 PM

Name: dolphingirl

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Subject: Re: True Friends

Sorry to hear your dilemma. I don't know your friend, so I don't want to judge completely, but maybe he took it out on you because he was so upset about the break up. Perhaps it has nothing to do with you personally...
I know for myself, I sometimes take things out on others that have nothing to do with what I am upset about. Of course that still doesn't give your friend the right to be upset with you and not realize you have been there for him...

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Just recently my friend and his girlfriend had broken up. They had been dating for at least the last 5 years, so I know that it is going to be hard on the both of them. I was really pissed off when my friend had told me that I wasn't there for him when he needed my help and advice. I was more upset that this was the same guy who called me up 3:00 a.m. to talk about his problems with his girlfriend and kept me up until 7:00 a.m. First of all, he didn't even tell me that he and his girlfriend had broken up, so how the hell was I suppose to know that he needed me. To make matters worse, I am friends with both he and his girlfriend, so how can he imagine that this would be easy on my friendship with the both of them. To top it all off, I use to consider this guy one of my best friends. I guess during times of stress and trouble is when you will actually see who your true friends are.

 

 

Date: 12/3/01 10:49:50 PM

Name: alyssa

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Subject: Re: True Friends

You said it boy! You definitely find out who your true friends are during hard times. I have a friend who was going out with someone for about 5 years too. I never ever got a call from her saying hi or what’s up—until they broke up. I was really close with this girl for the past 10 years but I understood that she would rather be with her boyfriend. That was all find and dandy with me but when they broke up she got all pissed cause I had my own life and with school and stuff don’t have as much time as I used to to go out and she just doesn’t understand it. Now days, our friendship went really sour, just because every since her and her boyfriend broke up she constantly ditches me for other guys, uses her friends, and is a selfish smooch! It’s kinda sad actually since we used to be so close but in the long run, if your friendship ends because of silly things like that—who’s a better friend to who—blah blah blah, it’s not worth it and probably wasn’t a true friendship from the start.

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Just recently my friend and his girlfriend had broken up. They had been dating for at least the last 5 years, so I know that it is going to be hard on the both of them. I was really pissed off when my friend had told me that I wasn't there for him when he needed my help and advice. I was more upset that this was the same guy who called me up 3:00 a.m. to talk about his problems with his girlfriend and kept me up until 7:00 a.m. First of all, he didn't even tell me that he and his girlfriend had broken up, so how the hell was I suppose to know that he needed me. To make matters worse, I am friends with both he and his girlfriend, so how can he imagine that this would be easy on my friendship with the both of them. To top it all off, I use to consider this guy one of my best friends. I guess during times of stress and trouble is when you will actually see who your true friends are.

 

 

Date: 12/2/01 02:00:11 AM

Name: nubian_princess

Email: nubian_princess97@hotmail.com

Subject: I got my bestfriend back

My best friend and I had gotten into a huge fight last sunday. The both of us are just a like and none of us wanted to give in and talk to the other person, but with the help of this class i was able to bridge fromt he negative to the positive and I was able to go to her and talk things out and now we are talking again. I am so glad to because that is the longest I had ever gone without talking to her.

 

 

Date: 12/13/01 04:43:22 PM

Name: Richard

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Subject: Re: I got my bestfriend back

That's great that the two of you are talking again. You guys must be so similar to not want to be the first to talk but then again because you guys are so similar is probably why you guys are such good friends. Hey I guess this class is good for something huh? Nah I'm just playing this class is great because it teaches you to be the bigger and smarter person by controling or attempting to control your negative feelings and actions and to turn them into positive ones. The more people that take this class the more people will be out there being a little smarter and thinking about their actions before they act on them

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My best friend and I had gotten into a huge fight last sunday. The both of us are just a like and none of us wanted to give in and talk to the other person, but with the help of this class i was able to bridge fromt he negative to the positive and I was able to go to her and talk things out and now we are talking again. I am so glad to because that is the longest I had ever gone without talking to her.

 

 

Date: 12/2/01 12:30:56 PM

Name: Wes

 

Subject: Re: I got my bestfriend back

I am glad to hear that you and your friend worked things out and now have put the issues behind. Isn't it strange how what we learn in this class can actually be beneficial in our own lives. In the beginning I thought that this class was going to be really boring, but actually it has been helpful in recognizing emotions. Happy Holidays!

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My best friend and I had gotten into a huge fight last sunday. The both of us are just a like and none of us wanted to give in and talk to the other person, but with the help of this class i was able to bridge fromt he negative to the positive and I was able to go to her and talk things out and now we are talking again. I am so glad to because that is the longest I had ever gone without talking to her.

 

 

Date: 12/1/01 07:52:56 PM

Name: ai

 

Subject: long distance calls

My boyfriend is in Seattle and before this week, we were talking to each other everyday. We would take turns calling each other during the week, and on the weekends, since I have a cell phone with a long distance plan, I would call him on the weekends. Well, this week, he told me we should try to talk to each other every other day, meaning that on MWF, and on the weekends. At first, I was in shock because it was as if he didn't want to talk to me, and although he said otherwise, I don't know what to think. He comes home in about 2 1/2 weeks, so I figured let it go and talk to him when he gets home. I don't know what to do.

 

 

Date: 12/2/01 12:37:15 PM

Name: dolphingirl

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Subject: Re: long distance calls

That sounds like a tough situation. It's so hard when someone you are with is far away and you don't know what to expect. I have been there before... It is scary sometimes and heart-breaking trying to figure everything out in your head. I think, if you need to talk with someone about something serious or important, it is always best if you do so in person. Maybe you could use the next 2 1/2 weeks to organize your thoughts and then have a long talk with him about everything when he comes back. I really hope everything works out for the best.

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My boyfriend is in Seattle and before this week, we were talking to each other everyday. We would take turns calling each other during the week, and on the weekends, since I have a cell phone with a long distance plan, I would call him on the weekends. Well, this week, he told me we should try to talk to each other every other day, meaning that on MWF, and on the weekends. At first, I was in shock because it was as if he didn't want to talk to me, and although he said otherwise, I don't know what to think. He comes home in about 2 1/2 weeks, so I figured let it go and talk to him when he gets home. I don't know what to do.

 

 

Date: 12/1/01 05:27:39 PM

Name: Jason

Email: bys3437@hotmail.com

Subject: Rage at people with no manners by Richard

Those people are just rude. They are also peopl with poor communication skill or who are cowards who prey on other people to vent their rage because, on the phone like insid the car, they are protected. I experienced so many situations like that. I am very shy so, I do not have those strong impression that makes people think to be careful. So whenever I make complainst, they think I am not serious and I would not do anything even if they ignore me. So, onetime, I told the clerk that I want to see a person in charge. At first, he thought I was not seriouse. but I gave him a look and told him, I will find the main office and will make formal complaints. Then, I saw his first name and asked for the last name. That is when I saw some changes in his attitude. He became friendlier and kinder and attentive to my message. In the end, I have got what I wanted but I did not feel good. Somepeople are just conscious of their behavior and do not really care as long as they are not going to be affected. Those people should be threathen so they know they are going to be in trouble if they do not listen to you.. I guess this is a part of life...

 

 

Date: 12/1/01 05:14:19 PM

Name: Jason

Email: bys3437@hotmail.com

Subject: Re: I just can't take anymore by nubian princess 97

We all had one of those job, I thinky, unless you are extremely lucky that you family is rich. Anyway, I know how you feel. I hate it when I have to deal with those junk at work. You can not really say anything to anyone because it is the workplace yet anger and frustration is just being accumulated. I do think you made a right decision to quit after Christmas, especially when you get that much stress. I had one of those job. It was few years ago. Whenever I got back from work, I had to lie on bed for at least for an hour, so I can get back to my life. It was just too much stressful and I literally could not take it anymore. Also, I was not getting paid alot. So I quit and stop work for a month or so. boy, I was happy. Although I hate it, I learned something valuable. When you get all chocked up that you are about to explode, you gotta get yourself out of the situation. All part time jobs, they are not really worth to get all stressed out. So, good luck Nubian Princess. You just have one more month.

 

 

Date: 12/1/01 04:26:11 AM

Name: nubian_princess

Email: nubian_princess97@hotmail.com

Subject: i just cant take it anymore..................

if anyting could go wrong today it did. as soon as i walked into the door of my mother's house all i got was bad news. then i go to work and have to put up with their junk. i just couldnt handle it anymore. it was really busy at work and i was the only one in the front working the counter. i have to have my orders out by a certian time because of the speed of service. so i would go to get a burget from the rack and none of my stuff was there. so i would ask the grill person where my burger was and they said they made it already. then i would tell them that i didnt have it and the would just stand there and look at me like what int he world was they supposed to do about it. it was to the point that i wanted to go back there and make my own burgers. i really dont know how much more of this i cant take. as soon as christmas is over, so is this job.

 

 

Date: 12/1/01 07:47:39 PM

Name: ai

 

Subject: Re: i just cant take it anymore..................

It seems like you really had a bad day. Its good to vent and let it all out....which is why I am sort of grateful to have this website to vent about my problems and emotions. I really give you credit for being able to put up with peoples attitudes and irritations like the way you do....I know that I wouldn't be able to do a job like yours. Keep up the good work....restaurants needs calm waitresses like you!

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if anyting could go wrong today it did. as soon as i walked into the door of my mother's house all i got was bad news. then i go to work and have to put up with their junk. i just couldnt handle it anymore. it was really busy at work and i was the only one in the front working the counter. i have to have my orders out by a certian time because of the speed of service. so i would go to get a burget from the rack and none of my stuff was there. so i would ask the grill person where my burger was and they said they made it already. then i would tell them that i didnt have it and the would just stand there and look at me like what int he world was they supposed to do about it. it was to the point that i wanted to go back there and make my own burgers. i really dont know how much more of this i cant take. as soon as christmas is over, so is this job.

 

 

Date: 12/1/01 04:21:41 AM

Name: nubian_princess

Email: nubian_princess97@hotmail.com

Subject: i just cant take it anymore.................. [nt]

 

 

Date: 11/30/01 11:29:52 PM

Name: Richard

Email: 

Subject: Re: They slow me down and I rage

Man I know that exact feeling. The frustrating thing is that usually there is no car on front of them either. It seems like they just slow down to irritate you or something. I make it a point that when I turn onto the street that I at least go fast enough to make it comfortable for the person behind me. I go the spped limit or a little faster, but basically fast enough to as where the person does not have to break. If he or she is in a real hurry and wants to speed then thats another issue. He or she probably would have been going too fast for me to get onto the road anyways. I guess you have to look at it like those people who do turn onto the road then slow down are just oblivious to the fact that you are behind them and already going at a comfortable rate of speed.

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Sometimes cars come out of side roads and start driving in front of me when I am driving on one-lane street. That's fine, but in some situation, I rage. That's this type of situation:
I am driving on one-lane street, and a car come out of side street and stay in front of me. The driver of the car is driving SO slow that I have to use my brake to slow down. I look at my rear-view mirror and noticed that there's no car behind me. And I start wondering, "why this thoughtless driver had to come out of the side road just to slow me down? why this person couldn't wait until I pass so that she didn't have to bother anyone?"
I really feel frustrated in a situation like this. I know I shouldn't, and I am trying to control it, but at this point, I feel rage. I think there's a manner on a road like this; when you change lane or come out of side road, you should do so in a way that it doesn't make other drivers use their brake. When the road is very busy and in front of me is the only space available, I will understand, but this situation that I am talking about is not like that.

 

 

Date: 11/30/01 11:23:50 PM

Name: Richard

Email: 

Subject: Re: who u know

I don't think it's solely depended on who you know. I think it's a combination of both working hard and who you know. Knowing people always helps no matter what. In the case of your boss maybe it is based solely on who she knows, but don't feel bad. Just keep working hard and try to network and make new friends, well maybe not friends but aquaintances. Like I said knowning people doesn't hurt. Especially if they are in a position where they can help you or be of an advantage to you.

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Okay the way this world works is a little frustrating to me. It seems like no matter how hard you work, people who are unqualified with no common sense always seem to get ahead. I just don’t get it. I think that it really sucks that the success of a person is attributed not to what the deserve or earned but to who they know. I bust my butt everyday and I look at my boss (who is a great person) but so unqualified for her position and she’s only there because she knows the higher up people. nepotism just sucks.

 

 

Date: 11/30/01 11:20:57 PM

Name: Richard

Email: 

Subject: Re: Ignorant students

That is pretty ignorant. Youre right. Why come to class if youre gonna talk the whole time. I mean he was late already, so all he had to do was not show up. I would have been mad too. Sometimes I talk in class, but I don't carry on conversations in class that's just out right dumb. The most I say is ask a question or reply to one that's it and it usually about something the professor is talking about or it is class related. Did the guy flick you off with his finger, if so man would I have been pissed. But hey not everyone is gonna be considerate. Beleive it or not, there are a lot of stupid ass people out there and theyre out there waiting to come into contact with us. Scary huh?

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This guy came in real late to one of my classes yesterday and sat right behind me. Him coming in half an hour late was bad enough to distract the class, but what does he do? He starts talking real loud (to me it was loud because he was right behind me...) with the girl sitting next to him. It was difficult to hear the professor, and I was very distracted. I sat there hoping they would stop talking, in the mean time I thought to myself, "If they are going to talk, why do they even bother to come to class!?" What's more worse, they were talking about dumb things, like what an a**-hole someone is. I really wanted to get up and say, "What is your problem!? Why don't you stay out if you are going to sit there and distract the whole class? Don't you realize how rude you are being??" But instead, I sat there and hoped they would stop talking. BUT they kept talking and talking, and it bothered me even more becuase I could not hear anything my professor was saying, so I turned around and said, "Could guys please stop talking?" They looked at me like I was a nutzo, and the guy said, "Oh, ok..." as he flicked me off. I wish I had the power to kick them out of the class, but of course not... I just let them go after that, but they still talked even after I said that.

 

 

Date: 11/30/01 11:00:46 PM

Name: Richard

Email: 

Subject: Re: This island is too small

I know exactly what you mean. I was in Palama and this guy was waiting in front of the store with his car with no signals on or anything. He was just parked in the middle of the right lane wich if course everyone in America knows that that's the side of the road one drives on. Well anyways this idiot I remind you was parked in front of the store I wanted to go into and apparently he wanted to go to the same store. I guess he wanted the most primo of all parking spaces so he decided to wait in front of the store so I went around his stupid ass and found another parking stall about say 30 feet away. Then I walked into the store after leaving I saw his car parked in a stall that was in front of the store. I wondered to myself how long he had to wait there for that stall to open up and how many people he had pissed of in the process. Let me remind you that no one in the vicinity of where he was waiting was about to exit any of the stalls, so basically he was there waiting for someone to some out of the store and exit the stall. What an idiot! If youre gonna wait there in the middle of where everyone drives then at least signal or something.

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I was out shopping that the Kmart downtown and every time I turned around I had someone up my butt. I could have just yelled. Then I was trying to find someone and this lady was talking on the phone in the middle of the lane and not moving. There was three of us trying to get around her in the store so I screamed "Can we all get by you or do you just want us to wait here and listen to your conversation". I can not stand stupid people. Then I was going to sit down on the bench and this older man comes and basically sits on my leg, and what really did me in was when I was trying to back out there was a car up my butt!!!! I need my space!!!!!!!!

 

 

Date: 11/30/01 10:51:25 PM

Name: Richard

Email: 

Subject: Re: rage against this class

Hey man I feel for you. This class does require a lot of prior computer experience contrary to what the syllabus says. Well that's just my opinion. I mean to make a web page with links and put it on the net when all youre used to is checking email, that's pretty hard. I know that feeling of helplessness and frustration. It must have been worse for you though because I have a pretty good computer, but if you have an outdated one for this class then that must me really hard. The thing that helped me with my frustrations with this class was Dr James. He was always willing to help me put my things on the web and things like that so that really reassured me that I made the right decision in joining this class. If you are having difficulties, ask him for help. He will be willing to help you to get whatever you need to do done.

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This class has been awfully difficult to me. First of all, I am not good at computer, I do not do much except to check e-mail. Well, I surf internet but I find it wasting of time. Compare to hours that I spend to search on the net, my findings are oftend negligients. I also, I get headache if I stay too long in front of the moniotor. However, for this class, I have to do exactly what I have been avoding it. I had to make a homepage, I had a really hard time to make because I thought nobody told me I do not have to do it in unix. Also, surfing evideces for my report from the web was painful. I had a headache for days that I had to see doctors. This class is just too difficult for me. I was never good with any kind of machine. Besides, my computer is so outdated. When I bought this computer, I do not have to use it except word processor, but in this semester, when it is so outdated, I have to use for any classes that I take in this semester. What is up with that??/
I know I have to control my temper but it is not easy when you lost your work. I hope my friend can fix the computer soon so I can get back to my computer..

 

 

Date: 11/30/01 10:39:46 PM

Name: Richard

Email: 

Subject: computer waiting is enraging me

I don't know if anyone else who has roadrunner is experiencing problems getting on and opeing pages. I don't know if it's my computer has to many things stored in it or that road runner is a lot slower then it used to be. Honestly I havent stored much more things then before when it used to run fine. Opening pages is actually no problem, but when I initially click on the web browser, it takes forver to get to the roadrunner home page at least 4-5 mins. After that everything is ok. I heard that other people are having the smae problem. Man I don't know, I can literally feel my blood boiling waiting to get on line. I need to double check my cookies and stuff like that so that I can gurantee that it's not my computer. I have to say that waiting for pages to load on a computer is one of the most frustrating things.

 

 

Date: 11/30/01 10:26:46 PM

Name: Richard

Email: 

Subject: rage at crotch rocket riders!

The other day I was driving on the freeway near University and this guy on a sport bike cut into my lane a little too close for comfort. He must have thought he was so cool with his bike, leather jacket, and helmet. He's just lucky I'm not some psycho ass person who can't control my anger. I got pissed frankly, but I wasn't gonna go and run him off the road which I could have easily done. But the thought did cross my mind. The impression he gave me when he did that was that I was some old person who could be punked like in those movies where motorcycle bandits surround a car and harrass nice people. At first I thought this guy wants to mess with me. But in the end my good senses got to me and I just kept on going. But man, I wanted to mess those guys up. My first thought was to go and just run them off the road with my 2 ton piece of weaponry, but hey I can't just go and injure or worse yet kill someone for something like that, but riding a bike is dangerous enough without causing mishaps purposely. I thikn they shoud know that they are not invincible on their motorcycle. They should also keep in mind that yeah they might be hell of alot faster then cars, but cars are hell of a lot heavier then motorcyles.

 

 

Date: 11/30/01 10:19:37 PM

Name: Richard

Email: 

Subject: rage against bad doggie!

My friends dog is a really cute and smart sharpei pure breed. Sometimes I think that it just might be a little too smart for it's own good. The dog is usually good and listens to my friend and I, but at times man that dog is the dog from hell. It never trashes things or poops everywhere, but it just loves to go exploring and sniffing around. You keep calling it, then it finally comes then you tell it to stay here and it gives this smart ass sigh and frown that is so irritating. My friend goes nuts on the dog and tells it to listen because he says "I feed you and clean your sh*t so listen." I swear the dog understands and just sits there, she doesn't like it but she stays there all unhappy. When she is unhappy that's also when she becomes the dog from hell. She will do little sneaky things like put her dirty paw on your shoes and act like "oh it was an accident, I didn't see your foot." It's funny because me and my friend caught on to her little ways of doggie pay back and she thinks that she can outsmart un human beings, but she is wrong. We are human and she is dog, bottom line. Hey but you gotta love her, she is cute, but sometimes she needs to be brought back down to earth. She thinks that she is a postcard dog or something, some kind of doggie model. Ha! Crazy dog.

 

 

Date: 12/8/01 09:32:52 PM

Name: Giada

 

Subject: Re: rage against bad doggie!


I like smart dogs! it's really fun to watch them and see what kinda trick they use. my dog loves oranges. so whenever we pick up orange to eat, he comes up to us and looks at us with those eyes that desperately say, "gimme one, pleaaaase!" and he also thinks he is some kind of model dog because he looks at the camera and pose when we try to take pictures of him. He is very cute, but once in a while he makes us mad. When no one is paying attention to him, he goes nuts and starts jumping at us. it can be very irritating, but this is when we need to regulate our anger and calm down and teach him to behave. Dogs are like small kids. We have to be patient to teach them. Maybe living with dog is a good training to regulate our emotions.

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My friends dog is a really cute and smart sharpei pure breed. Sometimes I think that it just might be a little too smart for it's own good. The dog is usually good and listens to my friend and I, but at times man that dog is the dog from hell. It never trashes things or poops everywhere, but it just loves to go exploring and sniffing around. You keep calling it, then it finally comes then you tell it to stay here and it gives this smart ass sigh and frown that is so irritating. My friend goes nuts on the dog and tells it to listen because he says "I feed you and clean your sh*t so listen." I swear the dog understands and just sits there, she doesn't like it but she stays there all unhappy. When she is unhappy that's also when she becomes the dog from hell. She will do little sneaky things like put her dirty paw on your shoes and act like "oh it was an accident, I didn't see your foot." It's funny because me and my friend caught on to her little ways of doggie pay back and she thinks that she can outsmart un human beings, but she is wrong. We are human and she is dog, bottom line. Hey but you gotta love her, she is cute, but sometimes she needs to be brought back down to earth. She thinks that she is a postcard dog or something, some kind of doggie model. Ha! Crazy dog.

 

 

Date: 11/30/01 10:12:59 PM

Name: Richard

Email: 

Subject: Last home strech is giving me stress

Well the semester is finally almost complete. It's the last home stretch and it seems to be moving slower than ever, but I know it's not, it only seems that way. Man for the final leg of this semester, I have to do well on my final because I kind of bobmed my midterms and on top of that I need to complete our final reports for this class. I'm kind of stressing out, but not too much. I just have this feeling of something on my back that won't get off till we officially end this semester. I can't wait for Christmas break. I'm gonna go to California for a whole month and just have a lot of fun and live it up. Hey that's what life is about I guess. Do what you need to do, then after that go and have some fun. 911 just goes to show that life needs to be lived to the fullest. Can't spend all of your time being stressed out huh?

 

 

Date: 12/2/01 12:33:59 PM

Name: Wes

 

Subject: Re: Last home strech is giving me stress

I totally agree with you that this last leg of the semester is moving pretty slowly. Hang in there, no matter how bad things seem now, remember that they can always get worse. There is only a few more weeks of class. I hope you have a good trip and definatley live life to its fullest. Happy Holidays!

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Well the semester is finally almost complete. It's the last home stretch and it seems to be moving slower than ever, but I know it's not, it only seems that way. Man for the final leg of this semester, I have to do well on my final because I kind of bobmed my midterms and on top of that I need to complete our final reports for this class. I'm kind of stressing out, but not too much. I just have this feeling of something on my back that won't get off till we officially end this semester. I can't wait for Christmas break. I'm gonna go to California for a whole month and just have a lot of fun and live it up. Hey that's what life is about I guess. Do what you need to do, then after that go and have some fun. 911 just goes to show that life needs to be lived to the fullest. Can't spend all of your time being stressed out huh?

 

 

Date: 11/30/01 10:07:56 PM

Name: Richard

Email: 

Subject: rage towards cigarette smokers

First off I want to make it clear that I don't have a problem with all cigarette smokers. Just the ones who don't have any consideration for the people who don't smoke. I hate in when smokers just light up in any old place and try to keep it hidden from the people who work at such places. Idiots who light up in lobbys or designated no smoking areas. That really pisses me off. Hey if yo need to smoke fine, but go somewhere that is a designated smoking area. Honestly smoking is a nasty and unatural habit that all people whether smokers of not have to deal with which is just ridiculous. I mean if there were a way to smoke without all of the smoke affecting other people then fine, but that's not the reality of smoking. Smoking affects people around the smokers who might not be smokers themselves. It's not quite fair for smokers to in a way force their habits on others. In a way that's what smoking in an enclosed place does. It forces everyone in the building or place to become a smoker as well. But hey that's not the smokers fault it's legal to smoke in some enclosed areas, but when they smoke in places they're not supposed to. It's like it's not enough that they get to smoke in some buldings already, they have to smoke where they're not allowed as well. Smoking should be banned in all buildings, including night clubs and restaurants. You wanna smoke go outside. Hey it's only fair to the nonsmokers.

 

 

Date: 11/30/01 09:57:59 PM

Name: Richard

Email: 

Subject: Rage at people with no manners

I answer the phone sometimes at my place of work and people in this world just have no manners at all. It's kind of scary if you think about it. I mean some people are just fine they no how to ask for the things they want or actually they no how to verbalize their needs and they do so by being polite as well. Other people just do not know what they hell they want to say and on top of that they are very rude and unappreciative. I work at a hotel so I screen the calls for the guests. Most people call for guests of the hotel. Many times people will call with their grouchy ass voices that I can barely understand and they just say one word like a person's last name. The problem is that not all last names are automatically recognizable as last names. So I have to guess what the hell these people are saying. It's really irritating that these people never learned any phone etiquette when they were little. They never say thank you or anything of that nature. When I call any establishment I try to speak in a clear understandable tone and try to verbalize my needs as best as possible, but I guess not everyone is so accommodating.

 

 

Date: 12/1/01 04:32:29 AM

Name: nubian_princess

Email: nubian_princess97@hotmail.com

Subject: Re: Rage at people with no manners

i totally fel what you are saying. i have to admit though i use to be one of those kind of people. i use to be very rude and had a bad attidute, especailly when i would go to a resturant or call a hotel. but i have changed all of that when my mother told me how ignorant i sounded when i was rude. the bad this about it is many time people dont even realize it because i know i didnt.

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I answer the phone sometimes at my place of work and people in this world just have no manners at all. It's kind of scary if you think about it. I mean some people are just fine they no how to ask for the things they want or actually they no how to verbalize their needs and they do so by being polite as well. Other people just do not know what they hell they want to say and on top of that they are very rude and unappreciative. I work at a hotel so I screen the calls for the guests. Most people call for guests of the hotel. Many times people will call with their grouchy ass voices that I can barely understand and they just say one word like a person's last name. The problem is that not all last names are automatically recognizable as last names. So I have to guess what the hell these people are saying. It's really irritating that these people never learned any phone etiquette when they were little. They never say thank you or anything of that nature. When I call any establishment I try to speak in a clear understandable tone and try to verbalize my needs as best as possible, but I guess not everyone is so accommodating.

 

 

Date: 11/30/01 09:46:30 PM

Name: Richard

Email: 

Subject: what's your problem?

My mom has been in a really bad mood lately. She keeps on nagging me about things that don't really matter. She talks to me in this really angry and stern tone which is not her at all, well at least when she is not angry anyways. She tries to find any little thing to nit pick at. She basically is driving me crazy which in turn makes me angry at her and makes me talk to her in an angry tone as well. All of this has been going on for about the past week. She never has a smile on her face she is always looking at me with this scary frown. So how do I react? I get angry with her and think to myslef what is her problem. She tells me that I need to get my act together and change my attitude. I can't believe that. She thinks that I am the one that has a problem. I never had a problem until she did. Man sometimes people are just in a bad mood.

 

 

Date: 12/3/01 05:00:30 AM

Name: Antonio Barrerra

Email: kamikazekid99@msn.com

Subject: Re: what's your problem?

Well Richard it seems like you feel that the major problem is the party at fault. This is a chicken or egg scenario which will likely never be resolved. Who dropped the stone in the pond that initiated the ripple of negative effects? WHO CARES?
The thing you should be worrying about is stopping the ripple effect. Rather than responding to your mom’s negative overt behavior negatively (regardless of who started it) and encouraging the continuation of this vicious cycle you should initiate a move in a positive direction. Rather than trying to justify your negative response towards your mom or insisting that she has an equal part in the problem, which I am sure she has, you should take the first step in the right direction. While it is difficult if not impossible keep from having negative feelings when someone acts negatively towards you, it is essential to remember that you have complete control over you thoughts and hence behaviors. The next time your mom yells at you or gives you a “scary frown” keep in mind that a matching negative response will only serve to make her feel more negatively, think more negatively and act more negatively. Fortunately the inverse is also true, if you meet her yelling or “scary frown” with a positive response, she is more likely to feel positively, think positively, and act positively. If you have difficulty making this bridge rationalize with yourself ask yourself if responding negatively will bring a negative or positive result, or if your anger is too intense to think compassionately enough about your mom to provide adequate incentive to make this bridge, think of it as a manipulation ploy as a means of self benefit, by meeting your mom’s negative act with a positive one, you will make her feel more compassionately towards you and bad about yelling at you thinking that such behavior was unnecessary. She may want to make it up to you or show appreciation for doing what she asked (yelled) by making you a special dinner of something of the sort J. On the other hand if you meet her yelling negatively this will provide justification for her yelling and increase the chances of her repeating this on subsequent encounters. Keep in mind that you are more educated in controlling your emotional spin cycle than she is, so if you can’t make that change (bridge), you shouldn’t expect her to be able to, and should rather expect more of the same… yelling and “scary frowns”.

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My mom has been in a really bad mood lately. She keeps on nagging me about things that don't really matter. She talks to me in this really angry and stern tone which is not her at all, well at least when she is not angry anyways. She tries to find any little thing to nit pick at. She basically is driving me crazy which in turn makes me angry at her and makes me talk to her in an angry tone as well. All of this has been going on for about the past week. She never has a smile on her face she is always looking at me with this scary frown. So how do I react? I get angry with her and think to myslef what is her problem. She tells me that I need to get my act together and change my attitude. I can't believe that. She thinks that I am the one that has a problem. I never had a problem until she did. Man sometimes people are just in a bad mood.

 

 

Date: 11/30/01 07:05:07 PM

Name: Natalia

Email:

Subject: Rage toward lazy people

I was buying some food at the food machine today (Manoa Gardens) when I realized that the machine was not accepting bills, just coins. So I asked the barbers (who are located right there across the corridor) if they could change one dollar bill for coins and they ask me back: "Why don't you ask the bank next doors?" The bank had a line, I was in a hurry and I didn't want to go there just to ask for some coins. I got upset at those two barbers who weren't doing anything but looking around, so lazy to get up and help some one. I gave them a look of disappointment and I really wanted to tell them that I'd never cut my hair there and that I would tell everybody I know to do the same. Isn't this sad? How people can be so careless about others? I wasn't asking too much. If they didn't have change, they could have just said so.

 

 

Date: 11/30/01 02:48:42 PM

Name: dolphingirl

Email:

Subject: Time difference!

One day my phone rang at 4am, and I was woken up by it. I was so tired because I was up late the night before working on my paper, and had to wake up early the next morning to study for a test. I answered the phone, and the lady asked to speak with someone. Big time negative RED zone! She didn't even call for someone at the house, she was a tellamarketer!! So I said, "Where are you calling from?" Instead of answering my question, she asked the same question again like I wasn't listening to her. So I asked what time it was where she is at. She didn't get it, but she findlly said, "I am calling from NY Ma'am." I lost it and said, "Well, you are calling Hawai'i and we are 6 hours behind!" Even then, she said, "Oh no Ma'am, I am calling about..." I couldn't believe this lady. So I said, "It is 4 in the morning here!!" and hung up. I couldn't believe she was not aware of the time difference!!

 

 

Date: 11/30/01 01:11:29 PM

Name: melanie

Email: melymel_12@hotmail.com

Subject: Re: It's crunch time...

All I can tell you is to take a step back and breathe. Just relax and take things as they come. You'll do just fine. You're almost done with school. The next few months will go back so quick the next thing you know, it's graduation time. Just be calm. It'll all work out for you. Good lUck.

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As you all may have been noticing that it's about that time again...crunch time for FINALS! For the past couple of weeks I have been in the blue zone of all areas of the spin cycle, but slowly but surely I am feeling the effects of finals. I haven't really done any major studying for awhile, but am now realizing that I need to get on it. I can already feel my shoulders tensing up and the work beginning to pile up again and I can't stand it. I am glad that I am going to graduate this summer, but it seems so far away. I have been feeling like I just can't do it anymore and just want to quit. Doesn't it feel like when ever you feel like you have the slightest chance to breathe everything seems like it adds up all over again. I have been in the red others zone for the past couple of days because I feel like I am not going to be able to get through the rest of this semester. If anyone has any suggestions on how I can remedy this feeling of being overwhelmed with everything, please feel free to give me any advice!

 

 

Date: 11/30/01 01:08:15 PM

Name: melanie

Email: melymel_12@hotmail.com

Subject: roommates

This whole week my roommate has been giving me the silent treatment. I have no idea why. I asked her boyfriend, my best friend, what up with her but all he could say is that she's mad at me. We couldn't go into detail because she gets mad when ever he talks to me or any girl for that matter. She pisses me off. She's knows we're best friends and she thinks that I"m after him. That's really stupid. Right from the start her boyfriend and I were so cool. We're practically like brother sister. I knew her boyfriend way before she did. If she thinks she can break our friendship up then she got another thing coming to her. She already scared away all his other friends. She for sure ain't going to scare me off. She makes me mad. I'm not going to play these baby games with her. If she's mad at me, I don't care. I never really cared for her to begin with. I think she only asked me to be her rooommate to keep an eye on me. I'm only living with her so I could get gaurantee housing since I wasn't here last semester. So I guess we both had motives. Am I lowering myself to her level? I'm trying not to play her game but am I? Well, I only have 3 more weeks then I don't have to see her again if I chose not to since I"m graduating.

 

 

Date: 11/30/01 02:39:40 PM

Name: Anonymous

Email:

Subject: Re: roommates

Man, she sounds real immature... I had that happen in highschool, and maybe the first year of college. I forgot how young people could be. Silent treatment is no fun, and it is very irritating, I know because I have had that happen to me many times. I had a horrible roommate who was obsessed with making me feel real bad. Back then I didn't have the guts to confront her, but if it happened to me now I know I could and definitely would. I don't think you are lowering yourself at all. It's your roommate who has a problem, and it sounds like she needs to grow up. I wonder why your best friend puts up with that...

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This whole week my roommate has been giving me the silent treatment. I have no idea why. I asked her boyfriend, my best friend, what up with her but all he could say is that she's mad at me. We couldn't go into detail because she gets mad when ever he talks to me or any girl for that matter. She pisses me off. She's knows we're best friends and she thinks that I"m after him. That's really stupid. Right from the start her boyfriend and I were so cool. We're practically like brother sister. I knew her boyfriend way before she did. If she thinks she can break our friendship up then she got another thing coming to her. She already scared away all his other friends. She for sure ain't going to scare me off. She makes me mad. I'm not going to play these baby games with her. If she's mad at me, I don't care. I never really cared for her to begin with. I think she only asked me to be her rooommate to keep an eye on me. I'm only living with her so I could get gaurantee housing since I wasn't here last semester. So I guess we both had motives. Am I lowering myself to her level? I'm trying not to play her game but am I? Well, I only have 3 more weeks then I don't have to see her again if I chose not to since I"m graduating.

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