Well, here I am sitting 24 hours after my wisdom teeth extraction surgery. It doesn't really hurt, it just makes me feel miserable. I can't really do much, such as eat things I have to chew, and I'm not supposed to go do exercise type things. Yesterday, I spent the whole day putting ice on my mouth, which restricts practically any activity whatsoever. I sure watched plenty of movies, but wish I could've done more. I hate just laying around the house with a sore jaw.
All morning, I've been watching CNN and seeing the London bombings story. I, like many others, suspect terrorism. It is saddening to hear about people blowing up other people without hesitation, just to inspire fear into people. I have not been this sickened since the terrorist attacks on the world trade center buildings. I hope everyone on here is ok (From what I've heard, all Cubed3 members in London were somewhat affected, but none were actually caught in the bombings) and know that I'm praying for all those affected.
What really bugs me is how CNN keeps jumping to irrelevant stories such as currently it is talking about Poker Championships. Seriously, people! Many people have died due to terrorist attacks in London, and they act like its just something small! Just a few weeks ago, there was a hostage situation during a police chase, which got more newstime than this London tragedy. We certainly need to get our priorities straight. Again, I feel ashamed that we Americans are so self-centered shown by the fact that we refuse to concentrate on tragic events happening outside of our country and talk about insignificant events instead.
Well, this is my first journal entry, so I doubt anyone will be reading this, but oh well. So for a vacation, my family and I went to Victoria, British Columbia. It was quite an interesting experience. It was a wonderful place, yet something seemed odd about it. It wasn't until a few days in that I realized it. It was like stepping back into the 90's. Let me explain. In the U.S., travel agencies are obsolete, replaced by online bookings. However, in Canada, travel agencies were thriving. The same is true for department stores. I also heard several 90's American hit songs playing around the town, which was a pleasant surprise.
Other interesting things included the fact that pedestrians crossed wherever they wanted, and drivers were obliged to stop. I feel that this makes for a much better way of things, as in America it is almost impossible to cross a street on foot. I was somewhat saddened to see the number of gift shops and the fact that every place accepted American money. I quite agreed with some Scottish people behind me in line that Americans shouldn't be able to use U.S. currency in Canada. It is another country, and people should treat it as such.
It was a great experience, with plenty of learning about Canadian culture. I probably didn't really learn even 10% of it, but I enjoyed my trip greatly. Its trips like these that make me somewhat ashamed to be an American, although I do love my country very much.