« November 2005 | Main | January 2006 »

December 06, 2005

Farewell to Blogs...not forever:Portfolio 3

Coverage: I covered alot of information on my DuBois and Booker T blogs because there was more to discuss than just racial tension, but the art of persuasion and their "fighting styles."

Depth: I went in-depth in almost all of my Huck and Jim and John Henry entries because there were such great class discussions and opposing views

Discussion: I had great discussions with Quinn and Michelle as usual. Quinn always helps me express what I really mean more clearly and Michelle always offers funny comments and new ideas.

Timliness: I must pat myself on the back for this one because I had the crazy idea that this was due in November and did one way back then, so you have to give me credit for extra time and effort :) My Dubois and Booker blogs as well as Tom and Huck's were often done before others, so I didn't even get discussions going till much later.

Comment Primo: I am usually the first to comment on Michelle, Quinn, and Dee's blogs.

Comment Grande: I just posted a big one in response to Jay's question on beauty in a good Girl discussion.

Xenoblogging: Michelle actually thanked me for helping her get into and understand Huck and Jim. Imagine, me who didn't even know what a blog was?!

Reflection: We've had the most entertaining discussions in this Lit class by far, so I'm glad I learned to use what I've learned and even become a somewhat functionable member of the blogsphere. These assignments helped and this is the best finished product I can offer.

Posted by ErinWaite at 09:17 PM | Comments (0)

This Girl's got spunk

"I bet if a road agent come in here, I could offer him a drink an' he'd treat me like a perfect lady."
This story really appealed to me because I have to admit I'm a fan of the Western cowboy thing and I love the fact that this Johnson whose a red-meat eating, tough guy becomes a puddle of mush for the Girl just as quickly as all the rest do. During this time when women weren't in charge of much of anything, I think that the Girl had to have grit to be able to put up with drunken "vaqueros" all day. She is before her time just as Hestor was, but in different ways. The Girl can rough house and trash talk with the best of him but becomes an eyelash-battering twit around her Johnson towards the end. To me, I think this melodramatic approach is what makes a couple great. If they a can make eachother act in ways they never have before, it shows that they have a great power over eachother and that's hard to find. I think the beauty question of Jay's was a good one because it really is so open-ended and it really is in the eye of the beholder. What draws me to someone is if they can change their emotions but still remain consistent. I really admired the Girl for the way that she had her "spunk" but could still be girly and not get made fun of for it. I can really relate to her and thus, I find the alpha male who can blush and be dorky to be just right for me.

Posted by ErinWaite at 09:03 PM | Comments (0)