Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Going, Going, Done!

I can't believe how fast this semester has gone by, and since I am also is my senior year of high school, and I trying to keep up with both!

I have learned so much this semester from all of my teachers. I feel like I have come a long way as a writer. I still am not that into writing and blogging because writing isn't really my thing. I feel more confident about my writing, and I feel like I could write about anything, now.

This semester has gone by so fast, but I am glad that it is almost done. :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Modest Proposal

Wow. When I started reading A Modest Proposal I was SO confused! There are so many spelling and grammatical errors that made it hard to read! There were commas in the middle of the sentence that didn't make sense. He started by talking about poor women with many children. Then he made it sound like he was going to eat babies! I still don't understand what point he was trying to get at.

Some social problems that could be like A Modest Proposal in America are:
Prayer in school
Gay marriage
Breast feeding in public

Monday, November 21, 2011


This year, Thanksgiving is going to be very difficult for my family. It is not going to be the same without my great grandma, and I am not thankful for losing her. But with that said, I am still very thankful to have my great grandpa. Not many people my age can say that they still have a great grandparents.

My mom makes the best food for thanksgiving out of all three meals. We also have a spiral sliced ham, a turkey, devilled eggs, potato salad, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, potatoes and gravy, corn, and (my favorite) stuffing!

My favorite part of thanksgiving is, of course, the food! Since my parents are divorced I have two thanksgivings to go to. I have been with my boyfriend for almost three years, so I also have his thanksgiving. That gives me three huge meals! I love to eat and I can eat quite a bit, but I usually can't eat all thee meals.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Required College Courses

While I was reading through all the essays in chapter nine of The Prentice Hall Reader, I found the story about college courses the most interesting. Why should students take so many required courses that do not have anything to do with their career? I agree that it would lower the cost of college and it could even make you better at what you want to do.

Even though I agree completely with everything in the essay, I can't help but think, "Well, maybe after I get my degree I will realize why I needed to take that course." I will go to school to get my associates degree in Dental Assisting and I really do not understand why I need to take a writing class. I do know that there is a lot of paperwork associated with the dental field, but it is as simple as writing down what has been done at the appointment. I don't understand why I need to know how to write essays to be a dental assistant; it just doesn't make sense to me.

I am hoping that after I graduate from college and get a job I will realize why I needed to take a writing class.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cell Phones & Texting

Should it be illegal to text while driving? Should it be illegal to talk on the phone while driving? Should cell phones be illegal to use in any way while driving?

Texting while driving should be illegal. Someone that is constantly looking down at their cell phone to text while driving is not only putting themselves in danger, but other drivers too. I went to La Crosse, Wisconsin, a couple days and when I got to a red light, the guy driving next to me went right through the light. I watched him drive by, and he was texting. I felt relieved that this guy wasn't driving behind me, and even though nobody got hurt, he was putting everyone around him in harms way.

As we read the short essay called, "Driving Us to Distraction," we found that drivers are still distracted while talking on the phone. They tend to focus straight forward while talking on the phone and driving. Some people get so into their conversations while they are driving that they don't realize how bad they are really driving.

The use of a hands free device should be legal while driving. Some people have jobs that require them to talk on the phone while driving. If they at least have a blue tooth head set they aren't just using one hand to operate their vehicles.

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Glass Castle

After finally finishing The Glass Caste, I would have to say that it is my new favorite book. Right from the beginning it had my attention, and through the whole book I really didn't know what was going to come next.

One of the main reasons that I like this book is because it shows how dysfunctional a family can really be. If my mother was mentally ill and my father was a raging alcoholic I don't think I would even be able to think about leading a normal life. But, the success Jeannette made of her life is very inspiring. It makes you think that anything can be possible if you want something bad enough and try for it hard enough. She came from her family with practically nothing, and ended up making something of her life. It is truly inspiring!

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Why is blogging so addictive? Why do people feel the need to blog about random moments of their lives? What effects does it have on that person, and other bloggers?

All three of these question are questions I ask myself whenever I go to blogging websites. What makes blogging so addictive to me is that it is kind of like a public diary. Whatever you want to right, you can. I wouldn't put my whole personal like into a blog like I have seen some people do before, but for some people, blogging and social networking in general is their whole life. I like to blog because if I am having a bad day, I can explain my day, and afterwords I feel a lot better. Another reason I like to blog is because I have so much family that live far away. I like to let them know what is going on in my life by blogging about it.

Finally, the effect blogging has on people can be anything! Some people may take certain posts offensive, some may applaud that same post. Some people may only blog to let out anger, or stress, and some people may blog just because they like to. I didn't really get into blogging until I started this English class. But once I start a blog, I just let my mind run free!