Sunday, September 30, 2007

Reading Blog # 2

10 Loaded Words:
-slaves: pg 48

the word is negative i think she was trying to emphesize how hard her mother made her work

-sticky glazed donuts: pg48

these words are negative in the context they are used in she used this word to elaborate how she felt after a day of working for her mom

-isolation:pg 50

this a negative word she used to emphazise where they lived which was out int the country it was also refered to as the "hideaway"

-filthy:pg 53

this is a negative word used to elaborate used to describe how dirty they were after working on their house

-bastard: pg 55

this is a negative word Julie's mom used to describe Julie's dad it shows the type of behavior and language she grew up with

-cancer: pg 63

this a a negative word she would be happy if she had cancer so her mother would "lovingly" take care of her

-disability: pg 66

this is a negative word she used this word to describe a man

-drugged:pg 67

this is a negative word she used to describe men

-gun: pg 81

this word is negative its usually assoated with killing she used this word because he dad had one

-kill: pg 82

this is also a negative word her her mother and father were threating to kill eachother thats why she used the word

Reading Blog # 1

Sickened: Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood

-she's sick
-doctor's say theres nothing wrong with her; mother insists she's ill
-lives in a trailor
-mother got married away at the age of 17 to a man names smokey
-smokey dies Mother (sandy) meets Julie's dad Dan
-She had a Doctor named Dr. Phillip her mother took her to him often
-she had "migrains"
-she snapped both of her wrists
-Danny her little brother is born
-her migrains go away

I'm a little confused about the book. It jumps around alot. Other than that the book is very intresting and i think after the begning it'll go more in order. I am excited to read this book.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

This I believe...

2. Wayne Coyne
3. Creating Our Own Happiness
4. He believes we can all make our own happiness
5.- witnessed a couple waiting at a bus stop; it was cold outside despite the wind they were laughing and being happy.
-worked at longjohn silvers for 11 years at a fry cook; witnessed sections of peoples lives; atleast he had a job.
6."...try to be happy within the context of the life that we're actually living..."

Thursday, September 6, 2007

One goal for myself in my sophomore year is ...

One of the goals i have set for myself is to get straight A's. I know it will be difficult but it is a challenge I am willing to take in order to succeed this year. I would also like to be organized in every aspect of my life.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The thing I am most anxious about at Edina High School is ...

I am most anxious about meeting new people. I am now in a more diverse environment, and i am very excited to meet everyone in the High school. I think it is going to be nice to have a variety of friends.