Okay, I have to say something…

O.k. This morning, I read an article in The Independent Florida Alligator student newspaper from the University of Florida, and I came across this article and was dismayed just by the headline.

The story, in short, is about a UF journalism student, who was interning at a newspaper, who plagiarized from the New York Times!!!! Why would anyone be this irresponsible and plagiarize? And not only that but, plagiarize from the New York Times!? And another question I must pose is, why are people plagiarizing in this day in age, when technology has advanced so much that it’s even easier than ever to detect plagiarism?

Sorry to comment on something that is none of my business but, I just had to say something about this one because for as much as it is pounded in our heads in grade school, then college for many, that plagiarism is not only unethical but illegal, it makes me wonder why people resort to it anyway.

To read the article, click here


Finding Time

This morning, while making a list of things I need to pick up at the grocery store, I began to think of all the things I have to do, in the next few days. Honestly, this whole list of things I need to do, places I need to go began going through my brain like a freight train! Making a list of these things would probably be most effective in organizing myself and properly managing my time correctly however, I don’t even know where to begin! I’m probably feeling a bit overwhelmed with it all simply because it all came to me this morning while at work. Hmm…should I make the list at my desk or wait until I get home? That is the question. I guess the most ethical choice would be to wait until I get home but, then again, I am blogging while at work. Hmm…

After work I need to go to the library to pick up a book I placed on hold that, I would like to read for pleasure however, with my hectic schedule I don’t foresee that happening but, I do like a challenge. Then, I need to go to the grocery store to pick up some food for the party I’m throwing at my place tomorrow night; the theme is Mexico, ole! Then I need to get home, clean my place for the party because I work tomorrow and then call my phone company and complain about the high bill they hit me with and call my cable company. Then I began a new 8 week term with my school yesterday and I had to have my three textbooks (for one class mind you) overnighted, so there’s the possibility they may arrive today and if they do, I have a ton of reading to complete but, I’m supposed to go to out tonight. Ahhhh!!!! And if that’s not enough, I have to see if I can sneak out of the office maybe an hour early tomorrow to prepare for that evening’s festivities and if I can’t I’m going to be running around my apartment like a mad woman! Then, this weekend, I have to dedicate myself to studying and begin my research paper that is due in 5 weeks along with my assignments that are due each week. Thank goodness I’m off on Mondays during the summer to have an extra day to take care of what-nots.

Of course, then comes my passion — writing. When am I supposed to find time for writing!? I mean, I guess I am sort of fulfilling that task by blogging everyday but, I mean time to work on my book. I’m serious! I think people, especially women, will really like it! It’s funny, it’s sad, it’s full of romance and career mishaps (along with other mishaps) and just all around a good read. I want to work on it to get it out there! Anyone know where I can buy time? Wal-Mart perhaps? Craigslist? Ebay?

Not sure why…

For the longest time now, I’ve been trying to work on my book and I don’t know why I can’t bring myself to write it? I have the story in my head and I think it would be a really great story that people would enjoy reading. I love to write hence the reason I’m blogging so I don’t know what is stopping me?

I’ve started it, and started it, and started it but, can’t seem to get past the first page. It’s almost as if I’m scared of what will come next; afraid that what I’ll write next won’t make any sense or flow with the story. I’m usually a fighter and I never give up but this task just seems all to tricky for me. Why? I mean, I love writing! I love to read! If I could make a living off either one I would be the happiest person on Earth but yet something stands in the way of me completing my book. I don’t have kids, I am not ill, yes I work full-time but, I can make the time to work on my book right?

I guess we’ll see what happens!

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