Saturday, August 23, 2014

It has been a while!!!

So clearly I have not posted a blog in quite some time.. but lately I have been feeling as though I should blog. Mainly about random things. So who knows if anyone will enjoy this!

     Since it has summer I have been traveling almost every weekend to places I love and make me feel at peace. No where new really, just same places with new adventures. 

 My summer started off traveling to Martha's Vineyard. The first few nights I went camping. It was also my first time ever camping, although we were in cabins, it was pretty awesome. After that we stayed at a hotel. 

A few day trips consisted of going to Provincetown in Cape Cod, which I always enjoy. Whether it is the stores, food, or diversity of the awesome people I run into. Another day trip I traveled to Mystic, although it was not to go to the Aquarium. I went through the shops next to the Aquarium then enjoyed from Mystic Pizza
This past weekend, I enjoyed some quality family time at Water Wizz. I highly recommend trying the two new huge slides, Devils Peak!

      Traveling to different places all over New England has opened my mind, making me realize that I do not have to live in one area my entire life. I hope to one day be able to travel somewhere and stay there, even if it is just for a few months. A dream/goal of mine lately has been to spend a summer on Martha's Vineyard. I will make it happen!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Tricia Rose Hip Hop Wars -> Hyperlinks!! Hope You Enjoy!

Hip Hop Wars : Youtube & Time Magazine
Tricia Rose

In the YouTube video Hip Hop Wars, Tricia Rose mentioned that there was decline and despair in America, and it became a source of creativity for music. Also that it was a profound destructive time for black Americans (1970's).  
-What I will provide in this blog, will not be from the 1970's however, it will show the creativity these artists have produce from tragic events
In this video, you can see that they are talking about the army, and that is a world issue. There are wars going on all over the world. The dancers and Michael Jackson are portraying soldiers and saying "They don't really care about us".  This relates to the video, because he is taking a world problem and making it known by singing and performing it.

Another good example is "Where is the Love" by The Black Eyed Peas. In this video, they address, gangs, terrorism, and other problems in the world. My favorite verse from this song is,
"But if you only have love for your own race
Then you only leave space to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate
And when you hate then you're bound to get irate"

Here is an example that Tricia Rose talked about the re-use of technology and prerecorded sound. "Ghetto Gospel" Tupac Feat. Elton John's Indian Sunset

Here is a Documentary of Gordon Parks, he was a remarkable man with great talents.
 Also known as the Director of Shaft (1971).

Gordon Parks relates Hip Hop Wars, because he had so many positive impacts for African Americans. He took horrible problems in the world, and made them something beautiful. Although it was not through much music, it was through photography, movies, and this documentary.


As for the Time Magazine interview, I was a little lost reading it because, I do not listen to much hip hop. I have listened to Jay-Z and Kanye West but not many other hip-hop artists.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Barbie with no make up!!

Saw this on Yahoo yesterday, Brooke and I thought it was pretty comical. 
By the way, Barbie is 56 years old.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

khgsfrskjnfn <- How my mind is working

I have been all over the place this past week, from returning 2:30 am Monday morning then by Tuesday afternoon a family member going into the hospital. Needless to say, sleeping has been forgotten, and my head is really not screwed on straight. I apologize.
For the final project, I will be working with Mary and Craig. We will be looking at different teenagers on Television shows, and in the media. Showing how they are represented when it comes to drug use/abuse along with drinking.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Final, already?!

-I was thinking for the final using Prezi, other than that I am not completely sure on what to do. 
-I have a few different idea's, but not 100% sure how to relate them to what we have learned.
-I see so many great idea's, so I definitely want to make sure mine is a good one!

Sunday, March 3, 2013


For my midterm, I will be working with Mary. 
Our project will consist of a power point covering the course guiding assumptions:
 1. Media Matters   2. Youth As A Culturally Constructed Category   3. Teenagers Are Not Some Alien Life Form.
-Each assumption will have their meanings, with examples given. The examples will be readings/videos and discussions from class, pictures and videos that we have found to relate to each assumption.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Usually I am not a very open person, but I wanted to share this. It has been 15 years since my Dad past away and there is not a day that goes by that I do not think about him. He was an amazing man/father and I love him very much.