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.