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POP CULTURE

September 11th, 2008 (07:10 am)

Cease fire it's the end of the gulf war, the apartheid is dismantled, the silence of the lambs, nirvana, pumpkins, Pearl Jam, STP, belly button piercings,The Simpson's, Pee Wee Herman, Gopher is the first user-friendly internet interface "Air Jordan" helped win the NBA championship

Yugoslav Federation, Woody Allen, Johnny Carson, Compact Discs, Bill Clinton, Exxon Valdez,I'm a creep, Chicago river flood, Jay Leno, plaid and converse, Unforgiven, Unforgettable, Rodney King beating in Los Angeles.

China breaks nuclear test, military ban on gay, Texas Branch Davidian religious cult, bombing of World Trade Center, Michael Jackson, River Phoenix, Schindler's List, Tears in Heaven, BST

Rwanda massacre leaves thousands dead, Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, O.J. Simpson, Nancy Kerrigan, ER and Friends on NBC, Whitney Houston, "A Whole New World", spamming, playstation, Kurt Cobain suicide.

Mexico aid program, Nerve gas attack, Unabomber, million man march draws men to the capital, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Independence Day, Sheryl Crow, Braveheart, steve Fossett, Pope John Paul II visits on whirlwind tour, now Greatful Dead frontman Jerry dies.

Chechens,"mad cow disease", Janet Jackson, Yupac, Fargo, global warming, Tiger Woods, isn't it ironic, Dolly the sheep is cloned, HDTV, Seal, 3 hours of educational television for the kids, corduroy pants,

Hebron agreement, controversial television ratings, Heaven's Gate, Harry Potter is published, Ellen De Generes, titanic is a smash hit, comet Hale- Bopp and the exploration of Mars, Princess Diana crash,

The Big Lebowski

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"I" search

May 10th, 2008 (12:16 pm)

Katie Sherman
Mr. Saffert
Junior English Leadership and the American Dream

Some say that a leader is all people need to help them through their struggles, such as economic failure, education, and financial aid. The American Dream is said to be “the ability to pursue happiness in whatever shape or form in the individual.” Good leaders from the past have given many hope, faith and inspiration to improve the American Dream. Leaders could be more than just higher ranking officials, in fact they could be your next door neighbor just trying to make a statement and have their voice heard. Unfortunately, our current leaders such as our president and government committees have become less reliable causing followers to doubt their beliefs and rip their dreams away. Some feel that there needs to be a change to fix what has been damaged. Could good leadership help keep the American Dream from disappearing? Due to being positive role models, creating rapport between themselves and their followers and having excellent organizational skills, effective leaders could help people obtain the American Dream more easily.

One of the main reasons leadership can help people achieve the American Dream in people is because of positive role models. Based on several surveys people belief that a Leader is a role model when actually, a role model is someone who's behavior and success can be emulated by others and a role model creates leaders (seen in Appendix A). The American dream in the past showed in strong leadership to help others reach their goals and such leaders like FDR helping Americans through the Great Depression and World War Two along with, JFK helping people through the missile crisis and the threat of communism. Principle Jay Sargent of Cary Grove High School states, “ I don’t think you can be a leader with out being a role model”(seen in Appendix B). To say the truth, in today’s society our role models are very important to most people because they develop the skills to become successful which is why they help achieve the American Dream and create effective leadership.

The longest-serving president in U.S. history, and leader through the Great Depression and World War II which are two of the nation's worst crises, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is considered by many to be our greatest president. In his early years, as a pampered, sheltered scion of a wealthy family, FDR exhibited no outward signs of greatness. FDR saw this flow of inspiration with his cousin Theodore Roosevelt as a role model who was the a former president of the United States. Theodore was a historian, a biographer, a statesman, a hunter, a naturalist, an orator and he brought relieve to people because of the Square Deal. The Square Deal was a domestic program primarily aimed at helping middle class citizens. The policies of the Square Deal involved attacking the plutocracy and trusts while at the same time protecting business from the extreme demands of unorganized labor. FDR fell in love with his cousin’s vibe for the good of the nation and later on he used those same skills from Theodore and became a legend which helped achieve the American Dream.

Along with the noble FDR, American's turned heads when John F. Kennedy came into power. JFK was the personification of charisma. People liked his smile. He knew how to project himself into the hearts of the American people. Behind the charisma and the oratory was substance. On July 15, 1960, John F. Kennedy in his acceptance speech, at the Democratic National Convention, proclaimed, "We stand on the edge of a New Frontier, the frontier of the 1960s.... Beyond that Frontier are uncharted areas of science and space, unsolved problems of peace and war, unconquered pockets of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and surplus." He dared Americans not to sit back on the status quo but to take up new challenges to push themselves to the limit. In the result of his positive reinforcement he challenged Americans to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

John F. Kennedy's great mentor was his father, his role model. In psychological studies of the presidents, It was his father who convinced him to become a politician instead a journalist after his oldest brother Joe died in World War II. His father helped achieve the American Dream because it was that response to change that made him forget about the bare minimum, instead of JFK sticking to his boundaries he raised above the clouds. If it were not for his father he would not of been one of the most respected men of the 20th century. Like JFK, Principle Jay Sargent gained his experience of his career from his father. His father too, was a principle and he was also drawn to that sucess. His father was a well respected man who cared for his school and enforced methods to make his school better.

The downside to role models in leadership has proof that it effects the American dream from the film "American History X". After watching the film, it really does prove that a leader is born through a role model and that it effects the American Dream. The main character, Derek Vinyard, is inspired by his father in high school when his father tells him to hate other minorities. When his father is killed by a black drug dealer, it made him drawn into the dark underground of the Neo- Nazi's. Years later Derek becomes the leader of his gang, teaching others ineffective leadership including his younger brother Danny Vinyard. This eventually results to the American Dream almost disappearing and it did not help achieve the American Dream because of the skills Derek's father gave him. It did not give Derek what he wanted in his life and he is later on saved by a new role model his high school teacher, Mr. Sweeney. Sweeney brought Derek back on track first asking him "How many decisions in your life have made you happy?". The response to the question was silence because none of his decisions helped him achieve what he wanted it only made his life worse.

Another example of how poor role models have their effect on leadership's place in the American Dream is found in Chuck Palahniuk's “Fight Club”. Palahniuk's novel shows that the main character is influenced by the notorious Tyler Durden who shares wisdom throughout the novel. Tyler hates everything about consumer culture and gives the narrator an inspiration to begin a Fight Club saying “How do you know about yourself if you have never been in a fight?” The narrator wants to be just like him so he starts to copy him because he knows that Tyler's life is much better than his own. Copying Tyler's tactics did change the narrator from being a nice carefree person to a self destructive antagonist making “Fight Club” into “Project Mayhem”. These reasons did not help achieve the American Dream because of the poor reinforcement.

The closing evidence is to how role models help or hurt the American Dream is in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby" This novel takes the concept of the powerful Jay Gatsby and were he got his influence from. He was only seventeen years old and was swooped up from the gutter by a man who had the whole world named Dan Cody. He became Gatsby’s role model into becoming an individual who changed the entire roaring twenties. Gatsby's fame and fortune became attractive to others and others wanted to be like him coming from the narrator Nick.

The rapport between leaders and followers could obtain the American Dream. Rapport is one of the most important features in human interaction. The main goal for a good leader is to accomplish some sort of change and the followers should believe in their leader. Just as in Fight Club, every member of the committee says, “The rule in Project Mayhem is you have to trust Tyler” (Palahniuk, 130). Every member believed in him and they also listened to him because they felt that he knew what he was doing. When the narrator figured out that once Tyler hooked everyone onto his plan to cause an Armageddon, the narrator looses all respect, hope, and trust in Tyler realizing that everything about Fight Club/Project Mayhem was a mistake (Palahniuk, 122).

In our country today our current U.S. leader,George W. Bush, causes a lot of controversy in helping people achieve the American Dream creating this ongoing negative and vicious chain of resentment.When people have no rapport with Bush, Principle Jay Sargent told me it is because "There is a lack of trust predominately, on several instances things have been represented wrongly like for instance telling people that there were weapons of mass destruction over in Iraq" (seen in Appendix B).

When horrible leadership is high, it is evident that mistakes are made. Talking to Jay Sargent helped me understand more about how mistakes are a huge influence on the American dream. He told me “Your going to make some mistakes along the way. Thinking about my oldest son who is 11 years old I made a lot of mistakes and I wish that I could go back and fix them, I felt like I was his leader and I let him down. Growing up, my son tended to look at things like I didn’t do that right, instead I wanted to present things as we have a chance to make this work”(seen in Appendix B).

In the F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”, Jay Gatsby meets several people in his past that he used rapport with into getting what he wanted in his life and he gains respect from others. Though he was the king of the 20’s he’s morals on life was inside of Daisy. Gatsby was leading everyone to belief that success had everything to do with impressing and showing off material items.

To conceal the reasons why leadership obtains the American Dream is because of excellent organizational skills. If the leader is on the right track and creates an outline of what he or she is doing it shows followers that drive from the leader and the more they want to listen to what they have to say. Positive leaders, FDR and JFK used their drive to create change to help American's struggling. Leaders like Derek Vinyard,Tyler Durden, and Gatsby showed people to do quite the opposite and their organizational plans were eventually destroyed and all of their hard work ment nothing.

Effective organizational skills are really helpful in leading a balanced life and coping with the competitive world and proving oneself, while still maintaining reduced stress levels. There are many things that together incorporate good organization of things that include planning, time management. This assures that all the tasks are completed in accordance with their given deadlines and also decides the course of action and strategies that have to be adopted. This improves the productivity of an individual. Arranging things in the order of priority is also an important task; otherwise what has been done after the given deadlines might not be of any use.

Organizational skills are helpful not only to keep a check on the professional front of an individual, but also the personal one. When things are organized, it breaks big and complicated things into smaller divisions that makes them seem easy to handle and thereby reduces the stress levels. For instance, a student wants to complete the entire course for English subject in two days. It may seem impossible to achieve it, initially. But, if he or she makes a time table and decides the time that has to be allotted to individual chapters, he/she may not be able to complete his entire course, but he/she will surely do more than what he/she could have done without any time-table. So, in any case the productivity of the child is increased.

Consciously or unconsciously, we apply these organization strategies in our everyday life, no matter if we are a student or a professional in an organization. However, if organizational skills are developed at the tender age, they are of great help. As we grow up as we find newer ways of doing and arranging things in a simpler way. Organization then becomes a habit with an individual and makes it easy for him/her to pave the path towards success. Organization of things assures that there is maximum productivity by reducing the wastage of time.

Another aspect of organizational skills is keeping everything in its place, so that countless hours are not spent in figuring out the required documents or things at the time of need. Though it may take a few minutes, these minutes turn into hours and reduces your productivity and increases your stress levels. A good organization makes you think positive as it makes a target appear much more achievable by breaking it into smaller manageable units. Thus, organization is an integral part of a happy and balanced life.

However, FDR purposely forged a successful political career for himself, until his devastating paralysis from polio seemed to crush his dreams. With the support of his wife, Eleanor, FDR not only recovered, but remade himself into a strong, optimistic national leader. An aristocrat beloved by "ordinary" citizens and despised by many of his own class as a traitor, FDR, for better or worse, forever changed the American people's relationship with their government. The governmental "safety net" he created would be his greatest legacy -- and the source of ongoing controversy today.The New Deal was the title that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave to a sequence of programs and promises he initiated between 1933 and 1938 with the goal of giving relief to the needy, reform of the financial system, and recovery of the economy of the United States during the Great Depression. The "First New Deal" of 1933 aimed at short-term recovery programs for all groups in society. Based on the assumption that the power of the federal government was needed to get the country out of depression, the first days of Roosevelt's administration saw the passage of banking reform laws, emergency relief programs, work relief programs, and agricultural programs. A "Second New Deal" (1935–36) was a more radical redistribution of power; it included union protection programs, the Social Security Act, and programs to aid tenant farmers and migrant workers. The Supreme Court ruled several programs unconstitutional (some parts of them were however soon replaced, with the exception of the National Recovery Administration). Nevertheless, there are several New Deal programs remaining in operation, some of which still exist under their original names, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The largest programs still in existence today are the Social Security System and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)—the primary regulator of publicly traded U.S. firms.
In addition to changing life at home, Roosevelt permanently altered America’s role in the world. Hamstrung in the 1930s by domestic economic woes and a strong isolationist bloc in Congress and the public, FDR confronted Germany and Japan only tentatively as those powers looked to establish dominance in Europe and Asia, respectively. Nevertheless, Roosevelt did extend massive amounts of aid to Great Britain as that nation successfully held out against the Nazi onslaught during 1940 and 1941 Working with America’s allies in the Pacific, FDR also tried to contain the Japanese threat.

Japan’s surprise attack on the American Navy at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 officially brought the United States into World War II. FDR proved a talented war-time leader and, by 1943, the United States military, along with its allies, had turned the tide against both Germany and Japan. But Roosevelt did not live to see the war's end., In April 1945, just weeks before the German surrender, the president collapsed and died of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Under Roosevelt’s leadership, the United States emerged from World War II as the world’s foremost economic, political, and military power. FDR’s contributions to domestic life during his presidency were just as vital. While his “New Deal” did not end the Great Depression, Roosevelt’s leadership gave Americans hope and confidence in their darkest hours and fundamentally reshaped the relationship between the federal government and the American people. FDR so dominated American politics that he almost single-handedly launched the Democratic Party into a position of prolonged political dominance.. During his tenure, FDR also lifted both the standing and power of the American presidency to unprecedented heights. More broadly, however, his New Deal programs, marked a substantial turning point in the nation’s political, economic, social, and cultural life.

In the event of tragedy, The Cuban Missile Crisis began on October 14,1962 and it all amounted to a leader to save us, John F. Kennedy. When American U-2 spy planes took photographs of a Soviet intermediate-range ballistic missile site under construction in Cuba. The photos were shown to Kennedy on October 16,1962. America feared that they would soon be posed with a serious nuclear threat. Kennedy faced a dilemma that if the U.S. attacked the sites, it might lead to nuclear war with the U.S.S.R., but if the U.S. did nothing, it would endure the threat of nuclear weapons being launched from close range. Because the weapons were in such proximity, the U.S. might have been unable to retaliate if they were launched pre-emptively. Another consideration was that the U.S. would appear to the world as weak in its own hemisphere and that was the last thing anyone wanted.
Many military officials and cabinet members pressed for an air assault on the missile sites, but Kennedy ordered a naval quarantine in which the U.S. Navy inspected all ships arriving in Cuba. He began negotiations with the Soviets and ordered the Soviets to remove all defensive material that was being built on Cuba. Without doing so, the Soviet and Cuban peoples would face naval quarantine. A week later, he and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev reached an agreement. Khrushchev agreed to remove the missiles subject to U.N. inspections if the U.S. publicly promised never to invade Cuba and quietly removed US missiles stationed in Turkey. Following this crisis, which brought the world closer to nuclear war than at any point before or since it did help achieve the American Dream because JFK brought the country together as one and he tempted to use a nonviolent method to saving our lives.
After a generation of old people at the nation's helm, the Kennedy's were a young couple that the nation could identify with. Both were examples of fashion. Kennedy going hatless changed men's fashion while his wife's pill box hats created another fashion craze. Although John F. Kennedy was a cigar smoker, he did not smoke in public in avoid setting a bad example for the nation's youth. It was obvious that Kennedy that love for his children as his children romped below his desk.

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Recap of my Life.

April 27th, 2008 (09:08 pm)
current song: sublime

So recently I have been thinking highly on modeling, so much it is scary and I do believe I will be one someday. I have been loosing alot of weight alot too, don't worry I'm doing it healthy. I just got my license too last well, so I'm very ecstatic that I'm able to "roam". I drive myslef everywhere now and I love it. I had to use my whole week prepping for the ACTs which was kinda shitty but I'm glad it's over with I'm just worried about my score and all. I feel like I want summer to come right now and I just want to go parting and clubbing like no other. Yesterday I went to go pick up trash with a couple friends and I had no idea that the newspaper was going to take pictures of us and interview us so I was siked and I can't wait to read the article in a few days. I have been trieing to play piano recently too and I'm tring to teach myslef. I also went to go see the Odd Couple presented at my school yesterday and sat with my friend Brian and met some cool people. I feel like work is really bothering me again, my friend just got fired the other day and now it's just not the same. Last but not least, My Aunt, Uncle and my cousin Keller came over earlier too and Keller is really cute.

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proposal

April 13th, 2008 (10:31 pm)

Katie Sherman
Mr. Saffert
Junior English

“I” Search Proposal

I have been captivated with the reflection of Leadership in the American Dream and this is what I want to cultivate and address in my paper. I feel that Leadership is very important to our nation and how it has changed through out our time, but many people do not believe there is an American dream anymore because of poor leadership. To me, a leader may use their ideas in a constructive or destructive manner ranging from public office representatives to someone making a difference in our own community, in a result of many different reactions from followers. When a constructive leader takes action I feel that they try and inspire every member and act as a coach or mentor to progress the nation. They believe in equality and trust improving the “American Dream”. On the other hand, many people do not think about the poor leaders in their lives and as for me I feel like I need to look at the whole picture on the result of poor leadership and what it is doing to our country. When American’s deny this, they find out the truth of destruction from our leaders in result corrupting the so-called “American Dream”.
My main goal for this project is to show and prove that the containment of the American Dream is effected by it’s leadership, and how the dream is dying because of poor leadership. I hope to get into the many reasons for this belief such as: leaders are born through their inspiration from a role model, leadership’s role for Americans may have a positive or negative effect, organization of how are lives are supposed to be and what happens when too much or too little authority is introduced into our lives , the value of respect to leaders, hypocrisy and integrity from poor leaders, anarchism of American’s when leader fails to succeed, and who should run our country in the next election stating why I feel that candidate would be best. These are just a few of the many arguments I wish to present and discuss. Ultimately, I hope my paper opens the hearts and minds of readers that respect or ponder the role I feel Leadership has affected the so-called “American Dream”.
Guiding Research Question:
What role, if any, does Leadership have in the American Dream?
I selected this question for many of the similar reasons I’ve already presented in the previous paragraph. I’ve become interested in the cause and effect of leadership for a long time and I feel that leadership should be constructive bringing hope and peace but sometimes-poor leadership causes Americans to become anarchists making the dream almost impossible. A leader doesn’t have to just be our president but anyone who puts themselves above society in order to stand up for their beliefs. I truly believe that people should look around and figure out who they are trusting before deciding to participate in such activities provided by their leader.
Additional Research Questions:

What is the American Dream?
First, I feel it is necessary to define “ The American Dream.” Without this analysis this paper would be worthless. Based on the works we have studied and the other sources the American dream is different for every character. I believe that as of now we don’t understand this phrase anymore because of poor leadership happening around us every day. I will be able to put together a basic definition that will be referred to throughout this project but as I said before I feel we are unaware of this dream anymore.
What is the definition of Leadership?
Once I have defined American Dream, I feel I must also have a working definition for Leadership. I cannot assume the reader understands these terms the way I do. Though “role- models” can influence Americans, a role model is not the same as a leader. It is more on the lines of role- models creating leaders. I will step into my feelings about fictional and authentic leaders to conform this meaning for Leadership and why it is related to the dream.
Where does Leadership fit into the American Dream?
I plan on using a survey and some interview material here to discover what a representative sect of the population believes about the answer to this question. I hope to find out that other people share the same belief as I do. I want to interview our students at Cary-Grove High School as well as administrative people, and associates from my work place.
Where does Leadership fit into my American Dream?
I think it’s important that I consider my thoughts and feelings on this topic as well as the thoughts and feelings of those involved in my research. Ultimately, this paper will hopefully show and explain what is important to people when it comes to their “American Dreams”, but it should also reflect what’s crucial to me when it comes to the “American Dream” and what my beliefs are with respect to this controversial matter.

What are the most common components of the American Dream?
I hope my research uncovers the major pieces to the American Dream complication for most people. I am fairly confident that what I will hear in response to this question I already know or am anticipating. I am holding on to the faint possibility that I will discover something I didn’t consider heading into this project. However, based on our society today, especially from my peers I will be finding a lot of responses about how the “American Dream” is almost lost because of poor leadership.

Why does anarchism against authority occur instead of prosperity in most people’s American Dreams?
I know this question displays that anarchism is more common in our country, but it is not more important than prosperity. For some reason, this is how I truly feel. Look around, how many people do you see on a daily basis promote Anti- Bush ads? People seem to care more about hating our leaders more so progressing to continue the American Dream. I hope to hear many different responses to this question.

Where should Leadership fit into the American Dream?
I think this is the most important question I need to ask because I need to argue or prove that the containment of the American Dream is effected by its leadership. I hope to be proven wrong but I have a gut feeling the answers will be similar to my beliefs. Maybe this whole idea is something people would just look at, read, and gives a simple explanation as to why leadership is influential to the American dream, but to me there is more to this topic that meets the eye.

Probable Thesis:
The containment of the American Dream is effected by it’s leadership and such poor leaders have directed American’s in the wrong path to the point were American’s are unsure of what the American Dream really is anymore.
Because of my concerns on cause and effect into this paper, I solemnly feel that my research will provide enough evidence for this thesis. I cannot think of any other possible conclusion at this point. Perhaps it’s not the foregone epiphany to my project but I want the readers to understand my opinion on idea and finish reading thinking about what is happening around them. I hope to make this assignment as interesting as possible.

Annotated Bibliography
Sargeant, Jay. Interview. 21 Apr.2008.
This interview will provide some insight into the role of leadership in the American Dream from someone who is passionate about leading our school keeping success in every student. I’m sure that he would be able to give me feedback on how people view the American Dream to this date and why he feels leadership makes the differences to how long the dream will survive and what is the result of poor leadership.

Palahniuk, Chuck. Fight Club. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1996.
The statement for the American’s belief to take your’e own action and start a revolution against normal standards of the “American Dream” is definantly used in this source. The main character is trying to find ways to make his life better in result, meeting Tyler Durden who shows him what it takes to be a leader and that anarchism is the best way into achieving the American Dream, when in reality the reader knows that Tyler’s poor leadership is making American’s have no clue as to what the dream is.

American History X. Dir. Tony Kaye. Perfs. Edward Norton, Edward Furlong. New Line Cenema ,1998.
This movie shows the reasons as to how a leader is born, and that is from their role- models. The main character, Derek Vinyard, is inspired by his father in high school when his father tells him to hate other minorities. When his father is killed by a black drug dealer, it made him drawn into the dark underground of the Neo- Nazi’s. Years later Derek becomes the leader of his gang, teaching others poor leadership including his younger brother Danny Vinyard. This results to the American Dream being lost because of Derek’s poor leadership because of his father.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Wordsworth Editions Limited, 1993.
If I were to have readers understand evidence as to how mislead American’s do not full-fill the American Dream, it would be from this book. To readers in present time, we believe that Gatsby was no leader, but Gatsby is considered a “leader” to the east and west eggers of the roaring twenties because the rich had a whole nother meaning as to what the American Dream was. Being confused at an early age as to what the dream was, Gatsby became a poor leader later in life to the society when he thought the American Dream was all about winning Daisy’s love by flawnting material posessions giving his admires the idea that was the purpose of being an “American”.

Leadership & The American Dream. Survey (Appendix A). Conducted on 25 Apr. 2008.
This survey will be helpful in that it will give me some hard evidence to show support for my arguments throughout this paper. I will use the statistics gathered from this and glean what I feel will assist me in my efforts to prove that leadership holds the containment of the American Dream.

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Spring Break

March 30th, 2008 (06:53 pm)

Well what could I say about Spring Break. Most of the time I was sitting on my ass or watching ANTM and it relaxed me. Sometimes thats all someone needs is to sit back and relax. most of my plans didn't work out because of work complications and family. Last week I found out that my Godmother was sent to the hospital because she went into a psychotic mental breakdown and it kind of scared me. I guess my mom went to go see her earlier today and shes doing a little better. On Friday night I worked and then I got a phone call from a friend and stuff went down . Saturday morning was my ACT prep class and I was a few min late but there was no teacher. I waited for the teacher for about 1 hr. and then this crazy ass man strolls right into the room and my jaw dropped and I ended up staying afterwards talking to him. I think he was one of the most interesting adults I have ever talked to. On Easter my whole family was sick so I tried to get out of the place and I ended up having dinner with a friend and neighbors. Then we went to go see Horton Hears a Who cuse there was nothing better to do. then afterwards we went cursing around and went to this dudes house and played pool. Then for the next three days my cuz was staying over and we watched some movies and I went to the mall and got new shirts and a cute belt. On Thursdays I went to Chicago and went to the Field Museum and it was soo cool and I really liked alot of the exhibits. I was talking to my mom's friend (Mary Joe) and she is just one of the best people anyone could have in there life. We went to Chicago Joe's for dinner and it was so dead, it was funny tho how it took 1 hr to get our food. The day after I worked and I was supposed to go see 21 the movie but I went out to dinner with 2 friends instead and then stopped by Portillo's to say hi to some friends who work there. I just went to some other house after staying there for a while and then went home. On Saturday night I went to go see the movie and it was amazing but I didn't get to see the last 20 min of the movie cuse some asshole pulled the fire alarm in the theater. Then I spend the night at my friends house and went to work. That's my break.

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Avice & Avira™ (other movie idea I made up)

January 27th, 2008 (12:07 pm)

Two teenage sisters,a bisexual and an agnostic, rebel against the "Church of Christ" a cult of believers in Jesus Christ.The two attempt to prove the truth to the congregation. They are shunned and ridiculed for their differences but their goal is to defeat the high priest who is not what he seems to be. This fictional story shows courage and a chance to stand up for what you believe in.

Setting~ the future, about 100 yrs. later
*Characters*

Avice Silas:Older sister(17), she is bisexual
personality:unpredictable.dependent and independent, calm and restless.passionate, emotional, gregarious, and (at times) unforgiving.Emotions tend to influence everything you do.Unique, creative, and expressive. Don't mind waving your freak flag every once and a while.
appearance:long blonde hair,blue eyes,has a mole on her right cheek,tall.

Avira Silas:Younger sister(15), she is agnostic
personality: Elegant, withdrawn, and brilliant. Mind is a weapon, able to solve any puzzle. Also great at poking holes in arguments and common beliefs. Comfort and calm are very important. Tend to thrive on your own and shrug off most affection. Prefer to protect your emotions and stay strong.
appearance:long red hair,hazel eyes,slightly round face,average height,mole on right bottom lip.


Briant:high priest,seen as a leader to the congregation and emphases the fear of god.

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another ideas for a movie

January 13th, 2008 (08:03 pm)

~*Rocky Road*~
Girl who is "troubled" she is trying to start over in her life.
She decides that she is leaving for Montana to a boarding school academy "Yellowstone" They took away her gautair, didn't look at her in the eye.
she ended up thinking twice along with her mom and they "say fuck it" they want to come back because the school sucked "obviously", and then un expectedly on there journey they get lost in the Rocky Mountains. This reconects both mother and daughter going through rediculous situations.
(This is based off of a girl I know, I'm not sure If I should keep their real names for the movie)(Comedy)

Page-(daughter) spirit,sarcastic,grunge style,laid back
Audrey-(mom)

~Perks of Being a Wallflower would be an amazing movie!(comedy/drama)

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The Scientist by Coldplay

December 6th, 2007 (08:39 pm)

This song is for my grandpa and grandma and how I never got to say goodbye, I love you.


Come up to meet you, Tell you I’m sorry, You don’t know how lovely you are

I had to find you, Tell you I need you, Tell you I set you apart

Tell me your secrets, And ask me your questions, Aww let’s go back to the start

Runnin’ in circles, [sounds like] Comin’ our tails, Heads on the science apart

Nobody said it was easy
It’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard
Aww take me back to the start

I was just guessin’, At numbers and figures, Pullin’ the puzzles apart

Questions of science, Science and progress, Do not speak as loud as my heart

Tell me you love me, Come back to haunt me, Oh when I rush to the start

Runnin’ in circles, [sounds like] Chasin’ our tails, Comin’ back as we are

Nobody said it was easy
Aww It’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be so hard
I’m goin’ back to the start

Ahhooooooooooooooooo
Ahhooooooooooooooooo
Ahhooooooooooooooooo
Ahhooooooooooooooooo

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Smarter in 7 days

November 24th, 2007 (01:11 pm)

Saturday

Brush your teeth with your 'wrong' hand and take a shower with your eyes closed.

Sunday

Do the crossword or Sudoku puzzle in your Sunday paper and take a brisk walk.

Monday

Have oily fish for dinner, and either cycle, walk or take the bus into work.

Tuesday

Select unfamiliar words from the dictionary and work them into conversations.

Wednesday

Go to yoga, Pilates or a meditation class, and talk to someone you don't know.

Thursday

Take a different route to work; watch Countdown or Brainteaser.

Friday

Avoid caffeine or alcohol; memorise your shopping list.

ageofaquarius02 [userpic]

18

November 22nd, 2007 (11:29 am)

Hello world I came back from a dream and my life is a living hell,
My Moms a fucking hypocrite and my step dads an asshole, Its not that hard to tell.
My father lives in fucking Arizona, confused as to why he doesnt come back.
Lies and Anger don't influence me, feeling like a fene.
I really wish that I could just move out, it's a shame I'm only 16.
To be 18 might sound stupid to you, but it means everything to me.
When the day comes I will walk into the streets shouting in rejoce.
Saying things like I'm 18 and no ones gonna stop me, no ones gonna change me, its my life now no ones gonna bring me down.
Because I've been on that road before and I'm not going back, no more deviorce shit no more threats.
No more hard or cheap little beats when I am 16.
Just remember the day Febuary 10 and watch my wings break free.
Hear me scream I'm fucking 18.

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