Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Write about a time when you have felt fear....
-The time when I felt fear was when Sammy J and Brookie turned off the lights at my house at night when I came down the stairs, turned on white noise and hid on me.  Then sam came out of where she was hiding with her hair in front of her face like the grudge and it scared me. 
What are some of the physical symptoms of fear?
-Closing of the eyes
-Freezing up  
-Teeth chattering
What does the face of a fearful person look like?
-Wide eyes
-Frozen in place
How does extreme fear affect the mind?
-Maybe you might pass out
-Make you go insane
-Imagining that you're seeing things 
-Have a meltdown/cry
How does it affect what we see and hear?
-Fear effect what we see and hear because when we are scared every little thing becomes more enhanced.  For example creaks, bangs, loud noises, etc. all become more scary and it causes us to make up scenarios in our heads.  Also, when we see things like shadows, reflections, etc. that also scares us and causes us to make up scenarios. Our senses get messed up.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Macbeth- Success

1. What is your definition of success?

My definition of  success is being fully happy with what you have accomplished in your life and if or when you have accomplished something that you have worked hard for, that is what I think success is.

2. How do you judge whether or not people are successful?

How I judge whether or not other people are successful is if I see someone that can carry their own, if they have money that they can use to put food on the table, can take care of their family and if they are happy with their life & what they have.

3. How might the interpretation of success differ depending on who is judging?

I think that the interpretation of success might differ depending on who is judging by what the person that is being judgmental has been through and what they have.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Pondering The Life Span

Should scientist try to help people beat old age so we can live radically longer lives? Why?
I do not think that scientist should try to help people beat old age.  Why I think this is because we have gone an extremely long time living life normally, letting older aged people die on their own when their body is ready, without any problems.  So why would we start changing that now?  That could cause major complications and health increases financially, like Mr. Callahan said.  I feel like we shouldn't have scientist attempt to make the life time longer because what is someone body isn't prepared to live longer and they're ready to go? Then what?  I just feel like it's a terriable idea. 

What would be the benefits of a scientific breakthrough that allowed people to live radically longer lives? 
The only benefit I could think of based on this so called "scientific breakthrough" would be allowing older men and women to live longer to see their families.  I'm not sure if this breakthrough would give you an exact year of when you would die but as for me I feel that I wouldn't want to know.  But then again, if you do have children, grand children, great grandchildren, etc. this breakthrough could give you the opportunity to know exactly how long you have with your family or just in general an comforting feeling knowing that you have time with them that in previous years, like now, you wouldn't have had.  Thats the only benefit I can think of. 

How long would you want to live, if you could choose your life span?
If I could choose how long I wanted to live I would probably say around 97 because my Nana Mann lived to be 97 and that seemed to be a long enough life for me.  She lived a "long life" like Mr. Callahan said and I would like to live to be that age and do everything she had done in her life.  

Friday, March 14, 2014


Where do you encounter advertising?
I often see advertising or hear advertising on billboards, pandora, radios, tv, cartons, websites, cereal boxes, everywhere.

Which specific advertisements "stick in your head?"
The ones that stay in my head are the ones that are sad, factual, funny, creative, etc. 

What makes these advertisements memorable?  
What makes them memorable is they either connect to my life somehow or they are colorful, artistic, funny, catchy, etc.

Do you think advertisements have an effect on your personal interests? Why or why not?
Not exactly but I suppose what the advertisement is about really depends on if it effects me or not.  Why I think that is because often I find advertisements annoying because they are around so often but once in a while I will see one or hear one that tells me about something I was thinking about doing or looking at.  For example, dress shop advertisements like Davids Bridal talking about all their new prom dresses coming in.  Something that doesn't effect my personal interest though is cigarette advertisements because I think they are disgusting and I have no interest in them whatsoever.  

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Treat Others The Way You Want To Be Treated

Below is the link to my Belief podcast.  To get to the video, click on the link that will bring you to another page, click download and listen away!

                 Treat Others The Way You Want To Be Treated
        "Treat others the way you want to be treated."  Have you parents or elders ever said this to you? Did you ever notice what happens when you change how you treat your peers, teammates or co-workers?  Or maybe even how you feel when someone is disrespectful to you and you can't do much about it?  Well when I was a young girl, that specific motto was told to me on almost a daily basis.  My mother wanted to drill that thought into my head so I never, ever forgot it because it is such an important rule to live your life by.  
          Fourth grade seemed to be the year that this motto was most important to me.  I had just began going to school at Walton Elementary School in Auburn where there I met my two "bestfriends" Nachole and Alyssa.  Shortly after I started my school year there I began to notice that almost on a daily basis I would be ignored by my friends for no apparent reason.  I began to become concerned that I was doing something wrong or that I wasn't liked, which was one of my worst fears considering I had never been alone or friendless.  Every so often they would say harsh words to me which made me feel absolutely worthless.  I didn't think anyone deserved the type of treatment they were giving me.  So, I began to find new friends that treated me the way I wanted to be treated.  I was respectful, kind, and caring to them and the new group of girls I became friends treated me the same in return.  Brigette and Austie became my new, caring friends. Which like any young girls would do, once Nachole and Alyssa noticed that I found new friends, it made them even more upset with me.  That's when I realized that they weren't worth my stress because if they were true friends they would have been kind to me from the first day we met and continued to be throughout our friendship.  Once I had these new friends, when Nachole and Alyssa attempted to talk to me I just ignored them because I knew that if I became friends with them again, they would just treat me unkindly and not how I treated them, with respect and compassion.
        So, I believe that you should treat others the way you want to be treated. If someone is rude to you, why be friends with them? There are other people that are much kinder and will be just as nice to you as you are to them.  If you want to treat someone nicely, someone will be nice to you back.  If you chose to be rude and negative then you'll most likely get the same reaction or attitude back. Treat others the way you want to be treated and you can live a life in a more positive situation, that is something that I strongly believe.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Personal Writing Reflection

Name one thing that worked really well for you this week. Why did it seem to work well? How will your writing influence what you work on next week?

One thing that worked really well for me this week was finding topics to write about.  A couple weeks ago we did this type of writing called "Encyclopedia of an ordinary life" which was basically writing little definitions of our favorite words, things, people, places, etc. that fit with our lives.  That seemed to work well for me because I was able to write about something I enjoyed to write about and came easy considering it was things to do with me.  I didn't really have to make up much because it was basically writing about my life in little snip-bits.  How this writing will influence what I work on next week is it will make me put more detail and better word choice into smaller stories, if that is what I decide to write about or am assigned to do next week.  Why that will happen is because these past couple weeks I have had to put lots of details, describing words and good word choice into smaller writing pieces and I intend to do that throughout the rest of the year.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


 What do you know about "voice" in writing? How would you describe your own writing voice? Is it developing or do you feel that it comes through strongly in your writing? Can you describe it?

Voice in writing is when you read someone's piece and you can tell they wrote it just because of the word choice they picked, the conversations they add into it, the way they describe things, etc.  When you can read a piece and can picture the writer saying the writer saying the piece because it sounds so much like something they would write or say, that's when theirs good voice.  My writing voice is unique because each character that I write in my piece sounds a little like me in their own way. At least I try to make them.  Also, the way I put my sentences together and the words I choose sound like me.  Personally I think the voice in my writing is very strong.  There is no mistaking that my pieces are mine.