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Imma Web-Designa!
May 13, 2009, 4:02 pm
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I really did have a lot of fun in this class. The first nine weeks was pretty tough. I still can’t make a table code from scratch. That confused the mess out of me. I liked learning about Dreamweaver.

I think I might use my web designing talents later in life. I might take a web designing class in college. Its a fun concept that I actually enjoy. Dreamweaver is probably the best invention known to man. It makes everything so much easier.



The wrapper!
May 5, 2009, 3:05 pm
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I don’t think rap music has a negative effect on America’s youth. It’s just a song. People need to not take everything so rapliterally. If someone believes everything they hear in a rap song, then they have serious issues. Rap music is ridiculous. It’s there for mindless entertainment only. The rappers- entertainers.

Like, Lil Whyte’s song- Oxy Cotton.Oxycotton – Xanax Bars – Percocet and Lortab
Valiums – Morphine – patches – Exstacy.
” He even talks about taking the pills with Crown Royal. And smoking weed while under the influence of all of these pills. If one were to take all of these pills during one night, the person ingesting them would be sure to die. These pills wouldn’t balance out, in fact, they would have a terrible side effect. Overdose. Because MDMA (the active ingredient in Exstacy) shouldn’t be mixed with any kind of alcohol. They both dehydrate you and it’s very easy to die of dehydration. However, the weed would have nothing to do with the overdose.

The rappers that talk about doing drugs, in all honesty, don’t do drugs. Well, a few do. That’s only a small fraction (ex. Lil Wayne has admitting a smoking pot.) They use it for attention. They rap about whatever they think will sell. In the late ’80s and early ’90s rap and hip-hop was all about making a statement. Their lyrics were mostly politically based. They rapped about issues that were important. Nowadays, they only rap about women, money, cars, drugs, and booze. They rap about what will sell to my generation. Everyone is so wrapped up in this material world, that’s all they know to sing about.

And I’m not bashing rap at all. I love it. Its entertaining. Their entertainers. That’s what they do for a living. All of these rappers are talking about how “hard” they go. But when they get caught in a bind, they always have their public relations guy get them out of trouble. Rap is fake. I don’t think this is influencing the youth of today to be anything wrong. If anything, it’s teaching one how to brag and be fake.



Boom, snap…crash.
April 27, 2009, 3:03 pm
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car-crashLike Mrs. Davis, I was also in a terrible car crash. My friend was driving down the road, and due to an oncoming car she swerved and run into the ditch. The car flipped one and a half times and landed on a tree. We had to go to the hospital. We weren’t wearing our seatbelts. The paramedics said we shouldn’t have lived through that crash.

When I drive, I make sure I’m safe. I don’t do stupid tricks or speed too much. I’m scared of that. I don’t like fast driving either. I’ll cry if someone likes to drive like an idiot.

Teens can be safer drivers by not driving drunk or high. Or under the influence of any other substance. Driving drunk is just stupid. I don’t have any kind of pity for someone who is driving drunk and crashes. They’re stupid and they did that to themselves. I think if teens are going to party (which they will) they should have a DD, or have someone’s “cool parent” come and pick then up once they’re too smashed to drive.

I don’t like driving with boys because they drive…well like boys. They speed. The do stupid car tricks. They slide their cars around a parking lot. That scares the crap out of me. I’d rather sweet talk my way into letting me drive their cars. I trust myself. I don’t trust them, at all. Some boys are good drivers, but other just trying to show off for the girl in the passenger seat.

I don’t think old people should drive either. Once someone hits the age of 65+ they should have to take their driver’s test all over again. Old people lose their sight and their sense of hearing. It’s not just the young people that can cause accidents, it’s the old people too. It’s only fair. If I have to take my driver’s test when I’m young and unexperienced, then an old person should have to take theirs when their old and senile.



Time is always ticking…
April 20, 2009, 3:03 pm
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The first thing I would put into my time capsule would be a Chuck Palahniuk book. I would drop Invisible Monsters in there. It’s probably one of my favorites, ever. As a side thing I would maybe drop the movie in there. It hasn’t come out yet, but this year is the year. I don’t think there could be another writer like him, ever. He’s so satirical. I think everyone should read all of this books.

mewI would also drop all of my Poke’ Mon cards in the capsule. They were a great part of my childhood and probably the single most epic thing that came from Japan. I have a huge binder at my house devoted to them. The binder even has Pikachu on it. I would gladly drop my binder in there to preserve for future generations. In my opinion, everyone should know about Poke’ Mon.

For my next item, I would like to drop a bottle of water in the capsule. I don’t know how clean the water will be in the future, so I want to show someone what clean water was like in the year 2009. And I would drink it, all. I wouldn’t share it with anyone.

The next thing I would put in the capsule would be a CD from one of my favorite bands. A Taking Back Sunday CD. I would put the Tell All of Your Friends album in there. I don’t know if there will even be CD players in the year 2096, but we can hope for the best.

For my last item I would drop in there would be my laptop. Pretty much my whole life is on that computer. All of my pictures, new and old. My music is on there. A bunch of good stuff is on there. It’d be fun to look back on when I’m old and insane.



Man, I love college.
April 14, 2009, 3:55 am
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I don’t really have any idea what I’m doing with my life after high school. I know I’m going to college at USM in January, but thats about it. I don’t know what my major is going to be. This is contradicting the article we read, but I do want to make a lot of money.

collegeI want to be able to take care of myself, my mother, and my brother if anything happens to them. I didn’t have a lot of money growing up, and the job I have now, the money I make- that’s it. If I run out of money, too bad for me. I want to be able to supply for myself for the rest of my life. I don’t want to have to depend on other people for the things I need, because that’s not how I was raised.

I can’t wait until college. I know Michael Chancellor and I are going to live together. We’re going to start looking for a place this summer. But as for the actual classes, I don’t know what I’m going to take. I know I’m only going to take two or three classes a week. As for an actual career- pfft. I have no clue. There’s a part of me that wants to study the brain. Then I want to be a psychiatrist. But there’s still something inside of me that wants to be a college professor and teach history.

But knowing me, I’ll probably decide on something completely out-of-the-blue. Everything is impromptu with me. As random as this is, I want to be famous. I don’t want to be famous for something like movies or anything like that. I want to start something. Like a cult. I want to be famous for preaching something stupid. Example: “Eating is bad for you.” I know there’s someone out there that will follow that. Or if I want to be super rich and famous, I could start my own religion. Just make it a big parody religion, like Scientology.

Who knows what I’ll end up doing. Only time will tell. I do need to get more motivated. I’m too lazy.



Need a stress ball?
April 7, 2009, 3:23 pm
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Students face a lot of stress in high school, but you already knew this. The stress doesn’t build up until one is a upperclassmen. The idea of college gets into your head, then a major. Plus, one probably has a job they have to focus on as well. It’s understandable for a student to get stressed.

computing_stressSelf image is another thing one may stress over. People want to be liked, hands down. Everyone is constantly seeking approval from someone else. And not getting that approval that one so desires will bring them down- stress them out. That’s why some people dress the way they do. Self image. That’s why all these girls spend x amount of dollars on Coach purses. They want people to think highly of them, and if they don’t get that- they’ll just die! In Oak Grove High School, it’s all about material items and their self image.

Students also stress out about their grades. Some children were raised to always make good grades and study hard, and they weren’t congratulated for doing their best if their grade wasn’t an A+. I know that would stress them out. Parents always want their children to do their best, but when their best isn’t good enough then that’s hard. Most high school students are balancing a job as well. Working part time, dealing with parents, and grades- never good. Stressful.

The idea of college stresses one out as well. Thinking of a career- something you’re going to do for the rest of your life. I’m stressing about that, but I’m not too worried. Between the job, the self image, the pressure from the parents, and the good grades you may/may not get- there’s a lot students stress about. It all just depends on how someone will handle all of that stress.



Affluenza- America’s Period?
March 30, 2009, 3:10 pm
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Affluenza by definition is “The bloated, sluggish and unfulfilled feeling that results from efforts to keep up with the Joneses. An epidemic of stress, overwork, waste and indebtness caused by the pursuit of the American Dream. An unsustainable addiction to economic growth.” It sounds to me like a period. Well, it is a period we’re going through. The economy is crap, and we all know it. Everyone is trying to live like it’s no big deal. They spend and spend, only to prove to their neighbors that they can keep up.

People are always trying to prove to themselves and others that they’re somewhat super human. Nothing can bring them down. Not the economy, not the flu, not anything. That’s why the drive the nice cars, the Lexuses, the BMWs. They live in the nicest houses in Canebreak. No one knows that they’re in debt up to their eyebrows. They’re not going to let it show. They’re too proud to file for any kind of help. That’s them though. Not my problem.

Affluenza is most common in the United States. Most people here are set on having financial success and material possessions. The ideas are put into peoples’ minds by televison, mostly. All of the commercials for the hottest, “must have” items- the nice clothes, the shoes, the cars, the houses, the appliances, everything anyone could want could be in your house in the blink of an eye with 0% APR for 2 years.

This is just a period the U.S is going through. It’s a modern-day repeat of the Roaring Twenties and right after that- boom- The Great Depression. It took something as terrible as that to make people get their priorities in line. It’s going to happen with all the deficit spending we’re doing. I don’t doubt it at all. It’s going to happen over and over again. I never ending cycle. A period.