Friday, October 10, 2008
2. Diamonds or pearls? Dimaonds cuz their a girls best friend
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Some really, um, R - rated videos with Amanda in which we downed waaaaaay to much diet coke. I dare say we have learned our lesson: )
4. Who do you miss the most right now? My fam. But I see them monday :-D
5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Fruit smootie every morning....so delicious. in my fabulous bullet blender
6. What is your middle name? Leanne - bonus points to those who remember why.
7. What food do you dislike? I don't really eat too much pasta, and unlike your typical college students, I don't normally eat mac and cheese unless im STARVING
8. What is your favorite CD? right now- Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood
9. What kind of car do you drive? Pontiac Grand Am
10. Favorite sandwich? Depends where you are eating. I always get Turkey Artichoke Panini at Panera's but I could TOTALLY go for a Reuben right now. Does anyone know where they make a really good Reuben sandwich?
11. What characteristic do you despise? People that don't show up when they say they will. among other stupid traits like lying, laziness, and people that talk about you behind your back.
12. Favorite items of clothing? ha ha i was gonna put MOON BOOTS. but they aren't really. i'd have to say that right now im pretty comfortable in a pair of guys army sweats.. lol
13. If you could go anywhere in the world? Mexico but lately i've also been thinking Spain
14. Where would you retire to? North Carolina or Florida
15. What was your most recent memorable birthday? umm, they all have been pretty blase... cept the little kid parties....
19. Morning or evening night person? i like staying up late and sleeping in late. of course since im in college i stay up late and get up early haha
20. What is your shoe size? 8-9 depending on the brand
21. Pets? Nope. No pets. Actually, I've recently come to the conclusion that I just about hate animals unless I know them very well, and even then i have to wash my hands after i gingerly pet them. However, I know how people can get attached to their animals so I often will give a "courtesy" pet, but usually I am quietly heaving with revulsion inside (kinda like a cat heaving up a hair ball). Sick. I know.
22. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? Lets see... shall i fabricate something for you?
23. What did you want to be when you were little? A teacher. I used to play teacher with my siblings on our green board. I loved sending them to the principals office and hitting them with my super long ruler (Of course child abuse laws were not in affect!)
25. What is your favorite flower? Roses and Sunflowers
26. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? The last day of school... and i mean the VERY last day. YOu know, like GRADUATED from COLLEGE NEVER TO GO BACK!
27. What are you listening to right now? The sound of my ticking clock ticking off the seconds, minutes, and hours that I should be spending in bed.
29. Do you wish on stars? No. Thats stupid.
30. If you were a crayon, what color would it be? I always hated Burnt Sienna but loved the name. its kinda ... hate to say it... poop colored. ugly.
31. How is the weather right now? Its cold out now :(
32. The last person you spoke to on the phone? Dianne
33. Favorite soft drink? im boycotting soft drinks on the grounds that a lot of them have the same ingredients as toilet cleaner
34. Favorite restaurant? currently panera
35. Hair color? outgrown dyed
36. What was your favorite toy as a child? Barbies and all their equipment
37. Summer or winter? Spring and fall.. the most mild temps.
38. Chocolate or Vanilla? i never have a craving for either and i can't remember the last time i had them.
39. Coffee or tea? im more of a juice person, but i do like a frappe from mcdonalds or a caramel latte from star bucks
40. Do you want your friends to email you back? feel free to repost this.
41. What is your favorite dessert? Pie: blueberry- Cake: strawberry cheesecake- Icecream: moosetracks .... others vary
42. What is under your bed? a bin of clothes
43. What did you do last night? worked. and went home.
44. What are you afraid of? making a fool of myself. never finding a godly man to marry. etc.
45. Salty or sweet? usually salty.
46. How many keys on your key ring? three
47. How many years at your current job? just about six months.
48. Do you make friends easily? Depends if i feel like being friendly.
49. How many people will you send this to? nobody.
50. How many will respond? stupid question.
51. Do you like finding out all this stuff about your friends? It was a fairly interesting waste of time : )
Thursday, September 18, 2008
(my personal favorite!)
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Three D's and a C... Ok that is a topic that DOESN'T need discussing. Don't ask, but if you HAVE to know use your imagination.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
This day, I wanted to run out of the room; but afraid of looking and feeling like a freak, I stayed.
The poetry syllabus for the last half of the semester was a compilation of student selected literary works.
The poem is read by the student, and then dissected piece by piece into manageable sections by content, literary devices, and context – not necessarily in that order.
My experience as a reader has taught me that poems have the ability to inspire and resonate within a person, strangely like lyrics to a song or a sad movie.
As I sat there, I became ever so increasingly agitated. My hands were shaking, and I my face was igniting from my throat up. He just kept talking, talking on and on in that peculiar, odd way of his that classmates snickered at. His thorough analyzing of the metaphors is what got me. Finally, he finished. The last section of the poem is positive he says. He references the sun shining and the new grass.
Does anyone else have anything to add? Loud spoken girl that has answered every question all semester, never having an accurate interpretation: “It could be construed as imagery alluding to birth and the birthing process.” She proceeds to ramble like an idiot, sucking up to the professor for a grade.
I had had enough.
“No, it’s not. It is not positive, and it is not talking about birth.”
Everyone is taken aback at my blunt statement of contradiction.
“My brother drowned in a ravine two years ago, and when the author is talking about the sun shining and the grass growing, it is because it indicates that time moves just as nature and the seasons. The dream sails in the next stanza represent all the dreams that a mother has for her children, of succeeding, living life to the full, and having enjoyment in her children’s children; they all collapsed at that moment. In no way is this positive.” I did not bother to addresses the others ridiculous statements.
The professor tried to salvage the moment by saying that birth and death are cyclical and some other babble that was lost on me.
DEATH OF A YOUNG SON BY DROWNING
He, who navigated with success
the dangerous river of his own birth
once more set forth
on a voyage of discovery
into the land I floated on
but could not touch to claim.
His feet slid on the bank,
the currents took him;
he swirled with ice and trees in the swollen water
and plunged into distant regions,
his head a bathysphere;
through his eyes' thin glass bubbles
he looked out, reckless adventurer
on a landscape stranger than Uranus
we have all been to and some remember.
There was an accident; the air locked,
he was hung in the river like a heart.
They retrieved the swamped body,
cairn of my plans and future charts,
with poles and hooks
from among the nudging logs.
It was spring, the sun kept shining, the new grass
leapt to solidity;
my hands glistened with details.
After the long trip I was tired of waves.
My foot hit rock. The dreamed sails
I planted him in this country
like a flag.
By Margaret Atwood