Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Let's Do Something Like This!!

Alliteration Rap!

Leave a comment with your ideas! 
Oh...we're doing this WEDNESDAY (2/16/11)!! 

Bring your beautiful brains and your illustrious ideas 
because we're about to take to the tunnel to where your mind speaks. 
Sizzling with knowledge and new thoughts you didn't know you could think. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

How does THIS puppy feel about YOU??

Hey! Your blogs are pretty good, but let's make them GREAT!

Here's your blog checklist. Make sure you've done all these things. If your blog already has all these elements - guess what? You're ADVANCED *yaaayyyyy!!* 
If you're advanced click "read more" to make your blogs even MORE FABULOUS!! 


  • Add an avatar to your blog
  • Make sure EVERY post has a picture/image related to your post
  • Look on the sidebar of the class blog page and see if your blog is listed. If it's not there you MUST send me a message on edmodo stating: "Please add my blog ____________ (post a link to it) to your sidebar."
  • Change your background so that it fits with your blog's theme/personality.
  • CREATE A POST!  - your "Road" poem w/ a pic
  • CREATE A POST! - insert the videos (not links!) of your favorite Def Poets in the same post. 
  • CREATE 2 POSTS!! - about something in your life, a thought, opinion, realization, etc.  For Ex: "_____ Is The Best Team In The League" , "_______Is The Best TV Show" , "A Funny Thing Happened To Me At School Today", "Parents Just Don't Understand" *great post Elona!*, "Teachers Just Don't Understand" - YOU GET IT NOW!
*once you've done all these items, please move on to "advanced"*

Can You Find The Man In The Coffee Beans?

*Thanks Mrs. Thompson!*
This is bizarre - after you find the guy - it's so obvious. Once you find him - it's embarrassing, and you think, "Why didn't I see him immediately?"
Doctors have concluded that if you find the man in the coffee beans in 3 seconds, the right half of your brain is better developed than most people.

- If you find the man between 3 seconds and 1 minute, the right half of the brain is developed normally.
- If you find the man between 1 minute and 3 minutes, then the right half of your brain is functioning slowly and you need to eat more protein. If you have not found the man after 3 minutes, the advice is to look for more of this type of exercise to make that part of the brain stronger! And yes, the man is really there...

It took me about 10 seconds.....my husband found it in 3 :/ *womp womp*

Friday, February 4, 2011

Re-blogged: "Mark Up My Heart With Red Ink"

mark up my heart with red ink..

*This was written by a Clark Atlanta University student. Check out her blog www.luckyguess.lovelymess.tumblr.com *
 the red pen. a tool used by teachers and professors all over the world, for many years. by now, in “the college years,” we have all become very familiar with the meaning of a red mark; corrections, scratch outs, errors, suggestions and ultimately, change. most of us have become a bit immune to the whole thing, realizing that a red pen mark is pretty inevitable in most classes. but to be quite honest with you, the older i get, the further i get along with my studies, and the deeper i get into my major, i’ve developed some pretty strong feelings towards it. 
my heart does NOT bleed red ink! ..but apparently, some of our professors thinks it should. imagine taking every thought, every feeling, every single emotion you have, and putting it down on paper, just to see it all striked out,  or flooded with question marks? ..now, i can’t speak for everybody, [especially for those majors who have very strict guidelines.] ..but i am an artist. I am not an english major, nor do i have any english based classes. in every single one of my classes, we are encouraged to be ourselves, to speak “freely,” and to develop a sense of discernment. so of course, that has been the tone with every paper i have written. now, don’t get me wrong, i’m not against a few punctuation and grammar corrections, [even though I could go without.] but crossing out MY words, replacing them with new ones, and suggesting that some of my thoughts simply aren’t needed, offends me. i’m tired of being penalized because my “poetic way with words” aren’t clear to you. and although i am the student, and technically the professor should be my “audience,” my stubborn way of thinking inhibits me from changing my words, just to make it a little more clearer for the reader.
however, rules are rules [so they say.] so i will try my best not to take it personally. but, i will not change the way i write. i choose every word ..for me. i write with passion, with soul, with everything i have in me, and as long as my commas are placed correctly, i could care less about anybody who can or cannot get a clear understanding of my mental. i write for me. …no one else. 
and to all the professors, i appreciate the help, i truly do, but would it kill you to be a little bit more open minded? ..at least for those select number of students who express themselves a little differently. I just ask that the next time you whip out your handy dandy red pen, “keep in mind that i’m an artist, and i’m sensitive about my shit….” [-e.badu]