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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“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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Where’s My Mojo?

There was never a better time in my near-20 year life than when I was 13. Everything was great. I was young. Didn’t have to worry about a damn thing. My family and I would travel often. We visited places like Detroit, Atlanta, and even Toronto. The best AND worst part about it: the van. Who knew the best part about the trip would be a 2003 Chrysler Town and Country?

My family and I nearly lived on the interstate when we traveled. I-75. The drive to Detroit totaled 17+ hours. It’s like taking a plane trip to the other side of the world (which I have done) but being allowed pit stops. One thing that’s better than planes, though, is that we got to choose the movies. Shrek (2001) was a good movie. We also played A Kid in King Arthur’s Court (1995), which was my all-time favorite movie that is about sports.

The whole Austin Powers series is my all-time favorite movie of any category. These movies were probably the most played of all the movies we played. One of the funniest parts is the introductory credits, where the main character Austin Powers walks around a hotel naked for 3 whole minutes. During his naked mile, his private parts were censored the whole time, but in a new way every couple seconds.

 

 

I used to always crack my family up reenacting scenes of Austin Powers. My favorite person to impersonate was Dr. Evil. His trademark was putting his pinky to his mouth, pausing for dramatic effect, and saying something really stupid. This worked out for me because I was exceptionally well at “acting” stupid. One of Dr. Evil’s best lines is when he was frozen and lived to the next century, asking the white house for a million dollars (thinking it was a lot) and got laughed at for the amount being such a small ransom. The ironic part is when he lived in the past he asked the government for a billion dollars and they laughed at him because there wasn’t even a billion dollars in the country.

 

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Introduction

Hello everyone, my name is Nick Margjoni.  I plan to get my AA degree in business and eventually go to one of Florida’s universities. I plan to become a millionaire before 25 years old. My dream is to run my own business or be the CEO of a highly touted company/corporation.

1. Currently, I am watching the series The Blacklist (2013)on NetFlix. Who doesn’t love to netflix and chill? I’m not a good movie watcher. I tend to fall asleep halfway through or I’ll lost interest quick, so I stick to TV shows on NetFlix. This series is about the world’s most dangerous criminal joining sides with the FBI and the two sides begin to take out other criminals.

2. I enjoy searching images online. I like to look at many different things, like

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Or even,

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and also different future vacation spotstop-vacation-spots-in-the-world-best-summer-beautiful-vacation-5

3. One thing about myself that I think people would/should like to know is that I don’t really mind much. If something happens, it happens. Sometimes you can’t control the things you or someone does, so there’s no point in getting mad about things. Being angry, mad, and upset is a waste of time.

4. I’m a very interesting person with some big aspirations that loves meeting people. I have some bizaar ideas/theories that I can usually back up and make you start believing, all you need is an ember to start a fire. Tupac is still alive by the way.

5. I currently am a basketball coach for Florida Splash and will be returning to the head coaching position in the spring with 9th grade boys. I love the relationships I have made with the kids from coaching them. I have a strong passion in helping kids out to match my love for basketball.

6.  I graduated from THE Gainesville High, so I am a local boy. I know everything about Gainesville, ranging from people, roads, and places. Although I grew up in Gainesville my whole life, I was actually born quite far out in a little town named Lezhe, Albania on November 29, 1996.

7. I’m an Apple guy. I just could not see myself moving from my iPhone to an Android. Maybe one day I’ll eventually get a laptop that isn’t a mac, but for now I’m sticking with Apple.

8. To match my loyalty for Apple, I have a love for Publix Supermarkets. I’ve been working there since October 2014 and love everything about Publix. Publix is a fall back plan for me, even though it is a great career to partake in. I currently own stocks in Publix so it wouldn’t be a bad idea.

9. Sports is life. My favorite basketball team is the Lakers(unfortunately). I like the Atlanta Braves. My NFL team is my fantasy team. I think I may have a borderline addiction for gambling on sports too.

10. Not only do I like to watch, play, and coach sports, but I also like to play video games. Add me on PSN NickMargjoni22. No one can beat me in Fifa or 2k. I’m decent at Call of Duty and I hate madden.

This is just a few of the many different things about  myself. I’m not scared to talk about myself so if there’s any questions PLEASE do not be afraid to approach me. I’m a cool guy I think. Good luck this semester!

 

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