Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Presentation.

I have to do my presentation tomorrow. I am not nervous about it yet.  I will be by 9 am tomorrow.  For my creative project I have written a story about a serial killer.  The serial killer is a mixture of many killers I have read about during my research.  I don't know if a story about a serial killer is something people can enjoy, but I hope you find it interesting.  I hope I put a creative spin on it.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Almost over.

This semester is almost over.  I have a lot of homework and studying to do this week. I have decided to redo some of my final project so we will see how that goes on Friday.  Over all it has been an alright semester.  I've had two challenging class.  I have gotten behind on my blog and so I will be posting a couple more posts this week.  I am starting to worry about my grades like I always do near the end of the semester.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Missed class

So I missed class on Friday because I was having car problems. I am bummed to find out that extra credit was given out for people who made it to class and stayed the entire time. I did do my research at home though and am starting to feel a lot better about the creative project. My problem when writing papers is usually finding a subject and actually getting started on the paper. Once I get started things usually flow pretty well. I may have to try to stretch things out a little to meet the required number of pages, but I don't hate it as much as I use to.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sometimes it just comes to you.

It has been a while since I was able to post anything on this blog. But I have been a little overwhelmed with my classes, my job, and family stuff.
My last post was about the creative project. I couldn't really figure out how to research either idea and come up with a good paper and project. So when Ms. Denham said she likes researching serial killers, I thought Ah ha, I can do that. It fits in perfectly with Jekyll and Hyde. I have to admit I didn't really like reading Jekyll and Hyde. Someone in class said that the book was lame and I have to say that is the only way to describe the book. You hear all the hype about this book and then you read it and it isn't really that great. I thought there would be more suspense, more action, more anything that would make me want to keep reading.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I am clueless. I have no idea what to do for our creative project. The creative part I can handle, but what am I going to research and what will my subject be? I did have one idea that came to mind while I was reading Frankenstein. After a lot of thought I abandoned that idea. I will share it with you anyway though. It was about the value society puts on beauty. In Frankenstein Elizabeth is good, she is put upon a pedestal by everyone that knows her because of her beauty. The monster is ugly so of course he is the evil villain. I can't figure out how I would research something like that. . .

Just write it out, okay so I know this is weird but stay with me on this. Have you ever been told when you can't figure something out to just write it out? When I have a problem I put pen to paper and my thoughts just start flowing incorrect grammar and misspelled words but it always helps. I was writing the post above and I was getting ready to start typing about a big research project I have to do for another class this semester. I'm doing a project about Sally Mann. She is a fascinating photographer. I just watched a documentary about her(thank you MelCat) when "light bulb" Sally Mann photographed a series of decomposing bodies and called it "What Remains" she was set to show the collection at an exhibit in New York, but it was abruptly canceled. Maybe that can be my starting point if I do go ahead with the value of beauty idea.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I have to admit that I didn't love the book Frankenstein, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be and it was a million times easier to read and understand than The Prince. The beginning of the book was slow, but once it picked up I got pulled into the story. I had never read the book before or paid much attention to the movies. Before we find out who the murder of Victors brother is, I kept expecting it to be someone else not the monster. Even after we find out that the monster is the killer, I still like him more than I like Victor. I think it's because the monster is honest he tells Victor that he killed his brother and that he was going to kill everyone else that Victor cares about. Victor on the other hand keeps everything to himself, he doesn't warn his family that there is a monster out there waiting to kill them. He is to wrapped up in himself, he never stands up and does the right thing.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Angie by The Rolling Stones.

Yes, it's true I was named after the song "Angie" by The Stones. I have never been a big fan of the Rolling Stones, and I really hate the song "Angie". I don't like how Mick Jagger says the name at the beginning. I don't find the music appealing at all. There are very few songs that I actually hate, but this song is definitely at the top of my list. I have hated it from the first time I remember hearing it. It annoys me when people will sing my name like it is sung in the beginning of the song. My first impression of this song was that "My parents seriously named me after this song? Yuck!" and that still holds true today. I just don't like it.


This is my make up post because I was absent last week and then my daughter was hit in the head with a softball during her softball tournament at Peroni arena and I just didn't get to the blog. Anyway here is my blog post.

I am doing my report on current events in Egypt and how they relate to Machiavelli's The Prince. I struggled to read the book but now that I have been reading more and more about Egypt and Mubarak, I am realizing that Machiavelli's book is like a blue print of leaders in history and present. I am making so many connections of what is happening in present Egypt with things in the book that the pages of my book are more highlighter yellow than white.

My daughter is fine by the way. She has even come up with a cute way to do her hair and cover up the bruise.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The movie And The Band Played On was very interesting. I think it highlights a problem with our government. The government has no faith in the people. They want to control what information we are allowed to know because they don't believe we can handle it. In the movie it is said that the government didn't want to let the people know that AIDS was a sexual transmitted dieseas because they didn't want to cause the public to panic. However isn't it the right of the people to know. Don't we have the right to panic if we feel we need to. This is how the government worked back in the 70's and 80's and continues to work today. They want to control the information on every subject they can. They don't trust us with, it's no wonder we don't trust them.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Leasing vs Buying

I have leased a 2009 Chevy Trailblazer for the past 3 years. It has served my family well. All five of us fit in it comfortably, with only a few arguments from our daughters that ones foot or elbow was invading their personal space. It carried all our sports equipment to and from softball games and tournaments. It has served its purpose. My only issue with leasing the blazer is it's cost, while we have friends who have purchased cars and are paying less than $200. a month. We have spent the past three years paying nearly $400. a month. When we decided to lease the trail blazer we looked into buying one and it would have cost us more. However in the past three years the prices of automobiles have come down so much that now we could buy one and have half the payment. The blazer is being returned tomorrow and we have already bought a new vehicle to replace it. I personally would not lease another vehicle. I found myself constantly worried that we would scratch it up or the carpet would get stained. Every mile we drove I was adding up how many more miles we could go before we reached our quota and would have to pay extra. Worrying is one of my flaws, I worry way to much, so between the cost and the worry I don't feel that leasing a vehicle is worth it.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Controversy Sells.

In class Friday we had a discussion about violent video games. I am not much of a gamer. The only games system my family owns is a Nintendo Wii, and the most violent game we have is Lego Star Wars. I personally don't believe that my daughters will become violent if they are exposed to violent video games. My husband and I do our best to raise them to know right from wrong, we hope that someday they will be responsible adults that can make the right decisions on there own. I don't believe a video game, a book, a movie, or music can turn you into something your not. However I do believe that everyone is entitled to an opinion and every adult has the right to make decisions for themselves. The government should not have the power to tell us what we can read, listen to, watch, or play. The government should never tell us that something is not good for us and there for should be banned. The best way to sell a video game, a book, music, or a movie is for the government or anyone else to tell us that it is bad for us. As adults we have the right to make that decision on our own. In being told that we can't be trusted to make that decision and that we will not be able to buy something because its banned makes that object so much more appealing. For example look at the popularity of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books. I personally probably would have never picked up the first Harry Potter book, The Sorcerers Stone, if a mother of one of my daughters classmates would have never asked me to sign a petition to ban the books from the school library. Instead of signing the petition I went out and bought the book. I finished reading it in a week and went out and bought the second and third books in the series. Now I own all of the books and have read them a few times, all because I was asked to sign a petition to ban them. The people who put so much effort into trying to ban the Harry Potter books are the ones who made them so popular. I believe its the same for video games, movies, and music.