The Last Straw

After a great semester in Professor Brown’s ENC 1102 class, we have come to the end of the navy blue and grey road. (That IS Santa Fe’s colors right??) We have the option to keep writing on this blog or we can stop posting and delete it. I plan on writing a blog every week until I am out of college. (just kidding) I do not plan on deleting my blog, but I do plan on eventually writing in it at some point.

Anyways, we have a free post today. Let me tell you, I do not know what to write about. Currently, Tyler is sitting behind me in my humanities class. It’s 8:26 and the post is due in an hour and four minutes.

Yesterday was my 20th birthday. I had a great birthday, but I started throwing up after dinner. I went to Yamato and did not eat anything because I felt like shit. It is okay though, I got to spend time with my family which was good. I was supposed to go to Tyler’s house after dinner but I could not make it. I wish I could have, shoooot.

I heard the weirdest quote ever the other day. I was talking to my manager and an associate at work, and I brought something up completely randomly. My friend said “What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?” …… I went blank. I did not know what the hell that meant, but now I use the quote often and I think it is pretty cool. Ha.

If you guys have not already, you need to watch Longmire (2012) on Netflix. It is about a Wyoming sheriff who everyone thinks has lost a step but Walt Longmire is on a mission to prove everyone wrong. It is a crime solving thriller that is just about the coolest show on Netflix since Breaking Bad in my eyes.

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Pretty bad-ass crew if you ask me.

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Goodbye, Until The Next Time I See You.

Well my friends, it is nearing the end of the semester. It truly has been a joy to have everyone in this ENC 1102 class. I am dedicating this post to the wonderful people and the timeless memories we have made in class. Please do not get mad at me if I don’t remember your name. I’m really a bad person when it comes to names, so do not feel offended.

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It’s more than likely true that this happened.

First off, Tyler you ugly as hell boy. Shooooot yeah bubba. I cannot believe you would get higher grades than me on some of these assignments though. Like really I would be like wtffff dude….

To my boys Austin, Jacquez, Andres, Hayden: I really hope I see you guys around Santa Fe, or anywhere else at that. You guys are some cool people and I wish the best for you all. Maybe one day I’ll catch you guys at some random place because this is a small world and we’ll catch up and also talk about Professor Brown’s class.

R.I.P Chad. I haven’t seen him since he unfortunately dropped the class. He doesn’t even go to my publix to shop anymore. Sad.

Shout out my boy the guy who works at Best Buy. You always sounded like you knew what you were talking about when it came to tech stuff, just like when Tyler paid $70 to be on this website.

Shout out to Scott. You reminded me that I’ve actually known you way longer than I remembered. It’s cool that you remember me. I could have sworn I recognized your face but I couldn’t put a memory to it. I’m glad you did.

Shout out Breanna. We go back. Well not really. Except for the fact your brother coached my basketball team. Other than that not so much haha. …….

Shout out the blond girl that sits next to Jacquez all the time. I think it’s pretty sweet you drive a truck bigger than mine.

Shout out to the guy I saw walking on 34th. I talked to you one day when we were both printing something out, late, and I don’t recall the name. Same for the guy with the cool ass arm tattoo that sits in the back corner of class.

Shout out Kashard. 1900 for life homie.

I know I’ve left some people off but I love all y’all the same. Soon as we don’t have a class anymore it won’t matter anyways. Sad but true.

One final shout out goes to Professor Brown. Thanks for being so lenient on some of our stupid asses for turning things into the wrong places and forgetting to turn things in sometimes. It’s been a great class and even though it was a lot of work it has been fun.

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“Romeo and Juliet” Review

“Romeo and Juliet” by Gareth Hinds is a refreshing spin on the classical tale of “Romeo and Juliet” by Shakespeare. I believe that the use of a graphic novel opens up the audience of the story to younger children. The use of pictures in the story made it an easier read. This book is a pretty neat adaption for an ageless story that to this day is used in many english classes in high school. I wish that this could have been used in my freshman year of high school because I probably would have done better in that portion of class. (No I did not fail….. that bad.) The Shakespeare version of “Romeo and Juliet” uses many words that I had no idea existed.

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Quite the cover!

Overall, I liked the book. While I learned many new words in Shakespeare’s tale, Hinds helped visualize the story in a way Shakespeare did not. The pictures really kept me going. The graphic novel would be good to use to reiterate the original Shakespeare tale. The book features multicultural main character which I thought was pretty sweet, especially considering the cultural issues that are tearing America apart right now. I did not like that some of the bigger portions of the main story were not in this book. This book seemed like one of the Cinderella stories we read, as it was altered but not changed.

The author’s note that Hinds wrote explains that he tried to portray Verona, Italy as best as he could. His attempt worked well, and this story did a great job of portraying the setting of the story as it would have happened in the 1600s. Hinds does a great job of personalizing the story and adapting it in his own way, much like the overall theme of our English class.

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Music Connoisseur

There is a commonly used term “the jack of all trades” that describes someone that can do many things. I believe that the term can be used for my music choice. I love all types of music. There is only one type of music that I can not stand at all, and that is the scream-o music that features people literally screaming over electric guitar and drums. It kind of freaks me out.

One of my favorite genres is hip-hop. While I can listen to the new school hip-hop, I love the soul that came with the old school generation.

Kodak Black, Lil Uzi Vert, and Skeme are a few of the artists that fall in the label as new school. These guys definitely know how to set a mood that can only be matched by sitting in a man cave eating pizza and playing video games.

While these rappers can definitely “set it off”, I also like to throw it back to the 00’s and listen to artists such as Lil Boosie, Lil Wayne, Eminem and more. I usually like to listen to this music when I am by myself driving around town. This list usually does not get listened to as much as the new school or the old school. I consider these guys middle schoolers, because these were the artists I listened to in middle school when I played basketball.

Old school hip-hop is where the soul of the genre is. Tupac is definitely my favorite artist of this generation. Biggie Smalls is a close runner up, with Nas finishing up the top three. I listen to these artist more often than the other two sections, because Tupac is the greatest rapper of all time. His soul for his art shows in every song. He spoke on problems that were arising at the time and was relevant to today’s problems as well.

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While Rap is what I listen to more, don’t get me wrong I LOVE country music. Nothing can beat the vibe of ridin’ around in my truck with the windows down listenin’ to some good ole’ country music.

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