Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fear

Symptoms of fear include shaking, anxiety, increased heart rate. I think a face of a fearful person looks rather pale or cold. Extreme fear affects the brain by causing you to be afraid of everything around you, which is not good. It can also cause hallucinations, which makes you see and hear non existent things. Mastering fear isn't easy, but after being around these fearful things you may start to get used to it. The things you feared start to bother you less and less.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Supernatural

I used to live in lewiston my family always said the house was haunted (I'm the only one that lived in that house and saw/heard nothing). Anyways, they always used to see orbs and hear locked doors slamming shut.

If someone offered me a free reading to reveal my future, I would first ask if it was good or bad. If it was good I wouldn't want to know it. If it was bad I would want to know, so I can change my actions.

Monday, March 31, 2014

"On dying after your time"

*Should scientist try to help people beat old age so we can live radically longer lives? Why?

No, I think age is a natural thing, and that people would go crazy if they lived too long. It would also be more expensive and dramatically increase the population - which isn't always good.

*How long would you want to live, if you could choose your life span?

I'd probably only want to live as long as I can still walk around, and do what I normally do. Which I'd say is around the age of 70 or 80.

*Do you agree with the author that "adding years to a life doesn't necessarily make it any fuller?"

yes, I absolutely agree with that. There is only so many years you can live or you'd want to live. Spending your life in the hospital or nursery home doesn't really make it any more full than it already is. Unless you can still do your daily routines on those added years.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Advertisements

You see advertisements everywhere it seems like on the radio, internet, streets especially on TV. I remember a lot of the annoying ones I heard on the radio such as that chapter 11 commercial which was super annoying. I found that I liked the commercials that had a good song in the background. I think that they do have an effect on my personal interests some what. I think if someone could persuade me into buying or doing something then that will definitely affect my interests.

Monday, March 10, 2014

I believe in not wasting

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I believe in the half-life of re-gifting.

Every Christmas morning I go to my step dad's step mom's house for lunch. We usually eat ham, salad, crackers and cheese, and shrimp and cocktail sauce. Every year, she gets us a laundry basket filled with small wrapped items such as cream of soup, cookie cutters, stovetop stuffing, a bottle of ketchup and other items that you would find in your kitchen cabinet. It then made me wonder if it was stuff she stored in her cabinet that never got used. I wondered if a half-life of re-gifting could exist. I began to think that if everyone just gave what they didn't use or need, and that person uses half and gives the rest - and the process continues until it eventually 'decays' and everything would have been used, then there will be no waste. That is when I came to a greater belief - to not waste.
I can't tell you how many people waste, including myself sometimes, my parents made it clear to me that it was a sin to waste food. I remember going quahogging with my step dad in the summer. Sometimes when you rake the quahogs, the shell breaks. Instead of wasting a life, I always ate it if it was still alive; my step dad thought it was gross. My family and I recycle, because it helps the environment, and saves more room in trash bags.

I believe that whatever you do, whether it's going green, not throwing out food, or even re-gifting - it makes a difference in yourself, town, state, country or even the world. There is always someone in need of something that you don't need or use.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Something that frustrated me

One thing that frustrated me, was finding a belief to write about for my 'I believe' essay. I had trouble finding something that I had experienced or something that wasn't too personal. I could probably avoid this frustration by not waiting till the last day to work on it - that way I could spend more time thinking about what to write about and also work on it more.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Voice

Voice is your style of writing - basicly your personality. I think it is what makes your writing yours. I think I have voice in my writing, I don't really think it's strong. Writing isn't my strongest ability, I feel like voice in my writing is still developing.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Encyclopedia of my life


Ear, my
So I have a bump on the top of my right ear, kind of like an elf, but not really. At Christmas parties I am mostly the one to be the Christmas elf mainly because of my ear.

Like, things that I
Pizza, I don't think there is ever a time when I don't crave greasy food - Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, etc... I wouldn't mind eating it everyday.

Twin
I am an identical twin. People call me Josie all the time, I don't mind. I remember going shopping with her and her wanting all that I wanted - I didn't like that.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Twitter bio

Art lover, family and friend loving person. Candy addict, seafood lover, video gamer, beach goer, identical twin.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Semester Reflection

I think my writing for the semester definitely had its strengths and weaknesses. There definitely are things that I still need to improve on such as vocabulary and completeness. I do think that I have progressed in my writing throughout the semester, and I am quite happy with most of what I did.

McMurphy Prompt

There are many possibilities as to why he broke the Nurse's window, but I think it was because he was being careless after hearing that the acutes could leave any time they wanted and that he was standing up for them for nothing. McMurphy started out in the book as a tough looking and cocky character. He made bets with the 'acutes' on how we would get the nurse to lose control. even though the nurse had said that they couldn't watch the World Series, McMurphy still pretended that he could, making the nurse lose control. All he did for the acutes seemed to have been all for nothing since they all had choice to leave anytime they wanted. Yet, I still don't think that

Closing Prompt:
 I think McMurphy is going to continue to challenge the nurse and set an example for the other patients on the ward. I don't think he cares on whether he gets out of the ward or not, just if the patients gain confidence from them

Curious Incident Autism Essay

"You see, but you do not observe." This quote compares the normal mind and the autistic mind. Autism is a disorder that effects the brain's development - people with autism have trouble be social and communicating. There are people out there like Christopher (from Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-time) who observe all the little details in the room, the patterns, and locations - while the normal mind doesn't. The normal mind only sees things, but does not remember things as if it were important.
Autistic people remember things such as patterns, and pictures. Mainly people remember and visualize things verbally. We remember lyrics to songs, voices, phrases and sensory details. Autistic people like Christopher will remember things in pictures. This quote explains what he remembers of a day he spent with his dad:
1. There are 19 cows in the field, 15 of which are black and white and four of which are brown and white.
2. There is a village in the distance which has 31 visible houses and a church with a square tower and not a spire. (141)
When you look into a room full of kids - what do you see? You probably see a classroom of approximately 20 kids, Autistic people see a classroom of one ginger, seven blondes, and nine kids with brown hair. We all just seem to glance, rather than observe.  Temple Grandin from TED said, "the world needs all kinds of minds." If the whole world thought the same then we wouldn't be as smart as we are today, or live in a world with such advanced technology.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Writer's Craft

Mr. Ghost's Old House figures of speech prompt

“Do you see that old mansion over there?  A lonely old man once lived there – his name was Mr. Ghost. His house used to look the best on the road, but as the years passed the wood rotted and the lawn overgrown. Mr. Ghost was the type of man that only left his house during the night-time. Every Halloween night, two teenagers disappear. Everyone says it’s him that ­­­­­­–­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­”
 “Oh… don’t you dare suggest we go there!”  Ally anxiously said.
        “Don’t worry ally, we’ll be walking on eggshells the whole way through. It’s just one night, and I'm pretty sure he's long gone. I don’t want to go alone, and tomorrow you can just forget about it. We hardly have any excitement in our lives, right?”
        “Well, isn’t it always best to let sleeping dogs lie? What if there is something in  there. I really don’t want to be the one to find out, Jack. But, I’ll go if that’s what you want! Just let me brush my teeth real quick."
           “Don’t worry, it will all be fine– I'll bring a flashlight," Jack smiled.
Two hours later…
        “Jack, it’s getting late – I really think we should go back. It smells of must and decay. Are you sure ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­–­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ are you crazy!? Don’t open that door! I­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­– I’m going back.”
        “Are you afraid to let the cat out of the bag? C’mon, it’s just a dirty old house with a bad reputation. Hmm, it feels like someone is walking over my grave. Are you not a bit cold?”
        “Uh, Jack? Of course I’m cold…” Ally sobbed
        “Alright let’s go, we don’t need you to be even more down in the dumps. Besides, there isn’t anything in this rat home except for dust, empty crates… and bones!?” The door slammed shut, and locked.
          "See you later, alligators." Mr. Ghost said in a deep cruel voice.




Reflection 1/14/14

Last week, I continued off of a persuasive dialogue prompt for my writer's craft. Some of the problems I had was length - I kind of ended it short when I should have continued more off of  the topics I brought up to help prove my point. For next time in any of my writing pieces, my goal is to try to improve on details and length.