Tonight in Crime we learned about drugs, pornography, and prostitution. You know, the fun stuff. Heh. I really like that class. Crime/Criminal Behavior and my Folklore class are my two favorites this semester.
Ran into the professor in charge of my research group in the parking lot tonight. She was suprised that I was still on campus, what with it being 9:30pm. She and some of the graduate students are going to be presenting our findings at the WPA conference this weekend. She tells me that my name will actually be on one of the papers (no for this conference, but for publication) as a contributor. Cool!
People are idiots. On my way home tonight this guy passed me on the freeway. He was obviously drunk -- weaving across three lanes. And on my way in, someone cut me off and someone else almost rammed me by coming up behind me too fast. Yes, some drivers are complete morons.
Hey, Alseides, want to go with me?
HANAMATSURI, A CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTH OF BUDDHA, is a special traditional observance to be held in L.A. on Sunday, April 14th 2002 at 11 am. Hanamatsuri, or "Flower Festival", is the annual Buddhist celebration of the birth of Prince Siddhartha, who became the Buddha. The theme of this year's observance is World Peace, Awakening to the oneness of Life. The observance, co-presented with the L.A. Buddhist Church Federation, will present a sweet tea offering, lectures, ritual ceremony, and discussion. Children's Posters for Peace, along with embroidered mandalas from the Monya Collection will be on exhibit (Buddhists regard the mandala as the vision of a perfect universe). Attendees will so be encouraged to help create a community mandala to help promote world peace.
The celebration starts (in Japanese), from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. English speakers can join in at 2 pm, when a talk on Buddhist Dharma will be given, followed by the community mandala workshop. For more info you can call the George J. Doizaki Gallery at (213)628-2725, or visit the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center Website, at: