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I was reading this weird kindof annoying book that is about a boy and a girl and all the mushy teen love stuff, the kind of books my mother likes and refers to as "trash" ( i dont know what she likes them) and i had nothing else to read so she gave one to me. In the book they had a whole conversation about double standards. (5)
So while i was making dinner my dad was watching a show called Gilmore Girls...(yes i know...but my dad likes it...) Anyway i over heard what they were saying at it was some guy having a crush on this girl for about 10 years. The woman said something about "gatsbey pining" and the other girl was jumping around smileing because she was somebody's "Daisy" (6)
I was in Best Buy buying new headphones and I happened to look up at the ceiling, and the bare metal structure made me think of the architecture we went over about industrial being a design or something like that.
I thought of American studies when I was in gym a few days ago. I was in the middle of a conversation when I heard someone say, "Shut up John you're not a transendentalist!" And since we learned about transendentalism, it reminded me of the class.
I thought of American Studies when I was watching The Pacific. It's a miniseries about WWII and the lives of a few soldiers and it's really good. The last episode was about V-J Day and the soldiers returning home from war. I don't know how accurate the battle scenes are, but the characters on the show portray real people. Anyone interested in WWII should watch it.
I thought of American Studies when the ladies at my work were talking about how their men went somewhere for Memorial Day Weekend without them, and if they had gone with, they would be 'left in the kitchen to cook for them anyway.' It made me think of how when the women of the world war took up jobs and when the men came back were expected to just go back to being a house wife.
I thought of American Studies today when I was eating these wierd pretzels my dad bought and on the front of the bag was a parody of 'American Gothic.' (It was Paul Newman and I think his wife). Also, I was watching a show and they were looking at Georgia Okeefe paintings.
What's up fellow ningers?! :D Happy New Year! Somehow I ended up on the Ning this morning. Don't know if Mr.Anderson and Mr.McCusker remember our American Studies class from 09-10. Great times. It doesn't seem like this Ning has continued on over the years. What happened?See More
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I'm not usually someone who writes a lot , not publicly anyway but I do love to express my self through art, usually visual art but most of the time the art I make is influenced by something . In this case it's a song a written by one of my favorite musicians as a response to the feeling of horror and disbelief as he watched the Twin Towers in New York go from icons to ruins on 9/11/01. The song is sad,…See More