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.