Here I am, musing again. Just my second this month. I really wish I could post more, but school got in the way. I actually had my Spring Break the past week, but I spent my one – week vacation doing a report for my Criminal Justice class and studying for my Chem test . Anyway, the report is about the Green River Serial Killing. My 10 page report is a first person account of the 20 year investigation ( yes, it was that long ) of the killings ( I have to make it like I’m one of the investigators ) from the day the first body was discovered in 1982 to Gary Ridgeway’s arrest in 2001. I read 2 books about him and numerous articles on the Internet. Plus my textbook…. well, actually an e-book that I had to buy last week. My “investigations” should make use of proper investigative techniques, so I really needed to buy the textbook. I thought I could manage with just taking down notes and recording the lectures. Apparently not. Anyways, I don’t know if I did okay. I ‘m thinking, if almost 200 investigators ( at its peak ) couldn’t find the killer, how in the world could my armchair investigation do the task ? lol I’m sure my teacher would be laughing his arse off. ( By the way, my teacher is the current Sherrif at the nearby county. )Back to Ridgeway ……. the guy was convicted of killing 48 women, though he actually confessed to killing 61. The police found 28 bodies, but when he was arrested, a deal was made between Ridgeway and the prosecutor. Ridgeway would show where the bodies were dumped if death penalty was taken off the table. Twenty more bodies were found. Unfortunately, he couldn’t remember where he dumped the rest of the 13 other bodies that he had confessed to. It’s mind- blowing, and , for some reason, I find the story totally riveting. Is that weird? Or is it simply my own proclivity for the macabre? Not a good thing, huh.
These are Patricia Cornwell’s novels ….. all crime stories. I’m not the only one liking such books, am I ? I have to admit my preferences are not the common garden variety type. O_O ”
I need a breather. While students were having a fun spring break, I was buried in serial killings. It was the first time I spent one full week of vacation doing school work. I figure that was my teacher’s version of Police Academy boot camp. ~o^
Oh, well. It’s not as if I have plans, anyways. ^o^ # . Maybe I should be a little bit less like the above picture, nerdy and geeky,
and be a bit more like this.
Just have fun, take advantage of youth and
stop take a breather from dwelling too much on what’s life at the edge of space.
To be honest, reading up so much on Gary Ridgeway left me brain dead. I don’t believe in death penalty, but I think this creature just flipped me.
* sigh * Now for some light hearted stuff……..
I’ve already answered Lafemmeroar and PM‘s questions on my previous post. I ‘ve also been tagged by Rebecca Dawn, passiveaggressiveabuse and 35andupcynicismonhold and I hope I can answer all their questions now….
Check out the rules here.
Rebecca Dawn ‘s Questions :
1. if you were a comic/manga character who would you be
I’d be Lele of THE ONE, because of the main guy… Eros ! ! !
2. If you had to choose between Liver or Boiled Potato to live on for the next 3 months which would you choose?
Boiled Potato…. to be honest, I like liver ( liver spread, liver sauce, liver steak, liver pate, liver adobo….. )
3. what song describes you?
4. are you a night person or a day person? why?
Night = rest and sleep, peace and quiet
5. what was your favorite subject in school?
More like my least liked subject in school… PHILOSOPHY ! I think, therefore I exist. I hate explaining the obvious.
6. Do you perfer twitter over facebook, or neither?
7. what is the most annoying thing about blogging?
When I have nothing to talk about, and it’s time to update. ~.^
8. what was the craziest thing you’ve done today?
9. Your idea of bliss?
Oh. Same answer … getting an A in a test, and finishing a ridiculously difficult video games. May I add, if I get to find someone like Eros ? ( see pic above ) \(^o^)/
10. if you had a twin, would he/she be evil or good?
11. how do you end a long day?
Passiveaggressiveabuse ‘s questions :
1. What is your favorite color?
Red and aqua
2. How many siblings do you have and what is your birth order?
There are 3 of us, I’m the youngest.
3. What is one of your favorite books?
Theory of Everything by Steve Hawking
4. Why is it one of your favorite books?
Very interesting and educational
5. What hobbies do you have?
I can’t think of one.
6. Is your job/career fulfilling to you?
I’m a student, and I have 2 jobs. I’m thankful.
7. What do you do for fun?
Play video games
8. Tell me something that has had a big impact on you/your life.
I blogged about this last year and here’s an excerpt of that.
Have you ever read a book that made such a great impact on your psyche that it changed how you view the world? Well, there’s this little children’s book titled The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen. I read it when I was 8 years old. I remember my teacher was a pretty Filipina named Miss Silao. I guess I made a rather disturbing book report about it. ….. I wrote something like, ” children should be loved, not get beaten, children should play, not sell matches, children should be happy, not die on Christmas Day.” I think Miss Silao was disturbed ,enough that she talked to me after class. I remember telling her ( I was in tears, too ) I did not like the book, that it upset me that a little girl died that way. . Miss Silao explained it was just a story the author made up, that nothing like that ever happened. I don’t remember if Miss Silao managed to appease me or not, but, to this day, I still tear up everytime I think of the little match girl. I realize now the story is a social commentary of that era. Sadly, it still rings true today. There are millions of children out there that get beaten and abused and go to bed hungry.
9. Tell me something that is important to you.
My health…. it’s more important than wealth.
10. What is one lesson in life that you have learned that you would want to share to help someone else in their life?
I can’t think of one at the moment/
11. What brings you joy?
I guesss this is the same as what makes me happy, and blissful ? Same answer as #9 of Rebecca Dawn’s
I’ll have to answer 35andupcynicismonhold ‘s Qs next time. At this point, this post already has 1,162 words. It’s time to say bye for now.
Oh, wait, a few more words……. I’ve been following this Trayvon Martin killing in Sanford, Florida. I’m appaled that a law, Stand Your Ground, even exists. It’s a license to kill. And that ‘s what George Zimmerman invoked when he shot an unarmed 17 year old boy with just Skittles and a bottle of iced tea in his hand. And then this idiot Geraldo Rivera blames the wearing of a hoodie for the killing. Wtf ! Hoodie = dangerous. ? They’ve gone this low to justify the killing. So, if I wear a mini skirt, I’m a slut ?
And one more thing…….. why doesn’t the US just get rid of elections and let the the billionaires , the so called Super Pac , choose the President of the United States. It will save us taxpayers and the government a lot of money.
I don’t want to talk about politics, but, geeezz, US politics is really getting ridiculous. Hey, if you don’t have health insurance, just die. ( or eat broccoli )