Midterms, Rude Awakenings, and Change

Hello, all! In an effort to maintain the philosophy I expressed in Edition 3 of the Blog Update, I’m simply writing this up to tell you all what I’m up to.

Well, right now, midterms are in school this week. So far we’ve been doing the writing portions, and I’ve been doing pretty well, but so far, also, I’ve been getting late to school!!!! It really stinks. On Tues. I woke up at 7:20 Am (my bell rings at 7:30). It’s weird, however – on that day I got to school on time, but today, I woke up on time ,7:00, and I missed the bell! What is that?! Hope fully things will improve before it has an adverse effect on this week of examination (and the next, too!). I really hope I get early tomorrow – there’s a test first period! Here’s to avoiding a RUDE AWAKENING!

In English class, where, to little surprise, most ideas for blog posts so far have stemmed from, we were discussing topics we could use for our midterm essay tomorrow. Quite unanimously, and quite instantly, we decide d the topic would be change. It’s something that we’ve seen quite often in the novels we’ve read (so far, we’ve visited the enchanted worlds of Jack London’s Call of the Wild, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and more), but besides that, it’s just a topic, I think, we all want to write about. It’s a multi-faceted subject to write about, especially today in the United States. With a brand-new president about to take to the White House, change is on everyone mind. A better economy, lower costs for living, and more importantly, the elimination of four dollar gas, is really what everyone wants. Everyone’s hoping for change right about now, in the world of politics and economy.

But also, part of the change I think we’ll all be writing about tomorrow is personal change. References to our books, notably A Christmas Carol, which we just wrapped up, will definitely be present, but another matter of discussion will also be what causes a person to change. I still have to decide just exactly what I’ll talk about, but I’m glad that we’ll be writing about a subject that’s so popular right now. Change. It’s a simple word, and really, it could just be used to talk about the pennies you get back from buying a one dollar Whopper (I could really use one right now… yeah…), but it’s an arrangement of six letters that has not only been seen before in history, it’s a phenomenon that we’re all hoping to see again now. Both in the political world of the United States, but perhaps also in ourselves, now with the new year giving us all a chance to fix what’s wrong.

Well, guys, hope to wake up early tomorrow, and see you next time.

Types of Material on This Blog

Hello, peoples!

Hi, it’s Tom/Tomas/Tomas at Large! Welcome again (or just welcome, whatever the case) to my blog, the Tomas at Large blog.

Just wanted to say hello, in addition to a couple of things. If you’ve been reading the last few posts, then you know that most of the stuff I type up on here are somewhat extended articles about differing topics. I decided to post not only those, but now, shorter ones as well, just to say what I’m up to, or what projects I’m working on, whatever. To make it a little bit more personal, you know?

So anyway, just wanted to say that. Right now I’m enjoying my Winter Break from school, and trying out a brand new operating system called MCNLive, based on Mandriva Linux – it’s uber-cool; check it out here. You can even put it on an iPod, which is what I’m using now since my hard drive broke. 😀

As far as video projects (yes, this is my hobby; check out all my videos at my Visionary Productions website here), right now I’ve got nothing scheduled. In production class, my team and I are working on a PSA for ending homelessness, so that’s what I’ll be busy with for now.

All right, guys, well thanks for reading the blog. Happy New Year, Merry Belated (place holiday here), and best of luck in 2009!