Wednesday, November 28, 2007

reacton section two

So his parents died in a car acident and it was almost the sadest thing ever. I felt so bad for him. He droped out of school. His parents lefted him with nothing no money no home no family. He is lost he doesnt know what to do or where to do. He ends up leaving class in the middle of a test well finals and he didnt even start and he is not going to pass. He doesnt have to money to pay for school anyway but he left and he walked and he didnt know where is was and he rain after a train and like jumped on it and there were 4 men in the wagan he got on. They were all drunk and tried to throw him off the train and kill him! But Camel saved him and took him under his wing which was good or he was be dead. He ended up getting on a curcis train and now they are going to make him part of it. It is really good action packed!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Reaction Blog one

I have read the first three chapters and I think that this book is very interesting i personally think that Mr. Jankowski is in need of sexual attention from a female. He is a funny old man. He is a determend man he know what is right. He is old and he still has teeth and all he wants is really food. I want to go make him his corn on the cob. The nurse that gave him that blow of fruit made his day he was so happy. That was one of my favorite parts so far. I also think that the he shy he is sitting next to this beautiful women and he doesnt say anything. I like that book so far though iIam glad I choose it

First Blog Post for Water For Elephants

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inevitable: 1.unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; necessary: an inevitable conclusion.
2.sure to occur, happen, or come; unalterable: The inevitable end of human life is death. –noun
3.that which is unavoidable.
perplexed:.bewildered; puzzled: a perplexed state of mind.
2.complicated; involved; entangled.
coot:1.any aquatic bird of the genus Fulica, as F. americana, of North America, and F. atra, of the Old World, characterized by lobate toes and short wings and tail.
2.any of various other swimming or diving birds, esp. the scoters.
3.Informal. a foolish or crotchety person, esp. one who is old.
1.of or pertaining to air, gases, or wind.
2.of or pertaining to pneumatics.
3.operated by air or by the pressure or exhaustion of air: a pneumatic drill.
4.filled with or containing compressed air, as a tire.
5.equipped with pneumatic tires.
6.Theology. of or pertaining to the spirit; spiritual.
7.Zoology. containing air or air cavities.
8.a pneumatic tire.
9.a vehicle having wheels with such tires.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

First Blog post for outside reading quarter two!

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
It was published in 2006
This is a fiction book.
It is 331 Pages.
Well it is going to have a lot of circus terms that I won't know soo thay why is will be chanlllening for me.
I chose the book because I really enjoy love stories and this is a love story which will make want to read the book. I like not know what is going on next and i like it to be a little sad which this book seems to fit those characteristics.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Post 2 Sea and Side

Some similarities are between The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Sea Inside are they are both quadriplegic. They both use there imagnation to get them thourgh the day. They both wrote a book. The both dreamed about woman and the beach. Some differences were in The Sea Inside he can talk he can move his head and write with him mouth. In The Diving Bell he can only blink one eye. The Sea Inside he writes a book of poems. In The Diving Bell he writes and book on how he is feeling and thoughts. In The Sea Inside he was in love with a woman that was really there with him and he really talked to and in The Diving Bell he is in love with really woman but she is in his dreams. I thought that The Sea Inside was moe powerful because he wanted death and he was so much more i dont know how to explain it might because it a movie and I aw him and what he was going through and in The Diving Bell it was a book and they were words on a page.


My general reaction toward the film was that it was a good movie it was oragized. The movie was kinda sad in some part like when Roman died. He is a very smart guy really im sure he had alot of time to think about it while he is laying there in that bed for all that time. I think he is smart because he killer himself and everyone helped him but they didnt know they were really killing him and Rosa did give him enough of the posion to kill him.
I think Ramon had the right to choose. He was the one suffering in that bed not being about to move. I would want to die if i were in his shoes. Im like a vegetable that can talk that not what I want to do with my life. I felt sorry for him having to want to died and no one is alowing to do what he wants to do. I think that the friends that agreed to help him loved him but also want him to be happy. i would be one of though people to help him because I would know that he is happy when he is and i am happy for him.

Friday, October 26, 2007

The Essay

Desi King
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English 10
A Day in the Life of Augusten Burroughs

This book is full of events that happen in this man life that seem so serial it couldn’t be

true. It talks about his alcoholic father and his drugs addict mother who is also on the crazy side.

It talks about him finding himself as in his sexual preference and who is truly is. This book

shows Augusten Burroughs as theses three things being caring, feminine and controlling.

Augusten is shown to be caring because he is always there for his mom and is will to help

people when they need it. “I ran back into the kitchen and paced frantically around the table. I

grabbed a dried, raw dog off the counter and drummed it against my chest. “What should I do?

What should I do? What should I do?” I was like an autistic sitting against a wall” (252). This

quote shows that Augusten is caring because Neil has run away and he is worried sick about

him. In the story, he drives so go find him and they do end up finding him but he really does

care about. Augusten shows that he is caring in many other ways in this story.

Augusten is also very feminine he enjoys dressing up in women’s clothing and he like doing

hair. He also really cares about his
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appearance as in what he is wearing. “ Plus, I like uniforms and I would get wear one, along with

a white shirt and a tie, even a tie-tack in the shape of an airplane wings” (2). This quote is an

example of him being feminine and caring about what he looks like on the outside. Augusten is

controlling and he can easily control what he wear its pretty much the only thing can control in

his crazy life.

Augusten is also as controlling. He get upset when things don’t go his way. He also doesn’t

care about the other people feeling in some cases. He would rather have things go the way he

wants them to then other people to be happy. “Oh shut up. You’ll get used to it” (201). In this

quote, Augusten had dyed Neil’s hair. The box said Ash Blonde and it turned out being greenish

brown. Neil is very upset, Augusten just tells him to get over, and he doesn’t care what he

thinks about it.

Augusten show the traits caring, feminine, and controlling through out the book. He show

caring by going after some one he loves when he knew something wasn’t right. He shows

femininity by paying attention to detail like in his dress and his mother dress as well. He shows

that he is controlling when he dyed Neil hair and truly didn’t care for his opinion. Those were

the traits shown by Augusten Burroughs.