Monday, June 3, 2013

Finals project

Me and Matt are going to do a prezi depicting our year in dr. Preston's class. The practicality of it would be if dr. Preston was asked by his students of next year how Osl worked he could just show this president and have them see first hand.

Monday, February 25, 2013

My Modernist

For my modernist author, I chose Langston Hughes solely because my father recommended him to me. I was going to pick Scot Fitzgerald because he was played by Tom Hiddleston in A Midnight in Paris, but I wasn't too interested in his writings. The Harlem Renaissance however, I love :D.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

BOB 1

The course's blogs that I think go in order of awesomeness are as follows:

Jasmin Beebe
Chance Miranda
Teanna Silveira
Roman Davis
Danny George
Syerra Fox
Vanessa Vargas
Karla Paredes
Cameron Reese
Matthew Reynolds
Shelby Hennick
Patricia Tuttle
Alicia Ramirez


The way these people are listed is how often I view their blogs and/or message the people to collaborate with, or for help on homework or reminders for due dates, stuff like that. Everyone else in the course I've either never associated myself with their blog (because it isn't anything to write home about), or the rest of the people would pretty much be the same position.

Vocab. 5 (Spring)

Brouhaha- over excited reaction to something

Cloy- discussed or sickened

Demeanor-outward behavior

Deference- humble submission or respect

Enigmatic- difficult to interpret or understand

Definitive- conclusion

Bumptious- proud to an irritating degree

Choleric- bad tempered

Bulwark- a defensive wall

Curtail- reduce in quantity

Adamant- refusing to be persuaded

Profligate- wasteful in use of resources

Mawkish- sentimental in a feeble or sickly way

Thwart- preventing someone from accomplishing something

Onus- used to refer to something that is ones duty or responsibility

Requisite- made necessary by particular circumstances

Mollify- appease the anger or anxiety if someone

Sartorial- relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress

Presentiment- intuitive feeling about the future

Impromptu- done without being planned , organized, or rehearsed

Forbearance- formal patience or self control

Remit- refrain from inflicting

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My Essay Postgame

I think i did sub par on the essay. I think my essay skills are already lacking, and with a prompt that asks a questions like "the theme of a book", while the book's theme is up for interpretation, really makes me suck. I wrote all I had to say in my introductory paragraph, and when I started for the body paragraphs, I realized I had nothing else to say. I was really wishing we would just have a quiz, because I've read Fahrenheit 451 twice now, but seeing that essay prompt put me for a loop. Ah well. All's well that end well.

I Can Read!!!

This is the youtube link. My tongue hurts so much now!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiOPK9GC4OU

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Something I Thought was Cool (Music :)

So recently I've been getting into Indie music. Here's some of the bands I've found.

Young the Giant:
Apartment-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6enMFGpcabs

Cough Syrup-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAsTlnjvetI

Garands-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU-qKcHNrsY


Grizzly Bear:
Two Weeks-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjecYugTbIQ

Mumm-Ra:
She's Got You High-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKypqSL49Pg

Miike Snow:
Song for No One-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlLZVE2p4J8

Band of Horses:
The Funeral-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMFWFhTFohk

Two Door Cinema Club:
Something Good Can Work-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PorW3y5n1w

These are just a few, I'm sure I'll be adding to this list :D