Monday, November 24, 2008

What I am most thankful for

As a contributor to the current blog challenge here is my top ten list of things I am thankful for this year:
1. My health
2. My family
3. My friends
4. Drakes Cakes
5. New Balance gym shoes
6. My economic stimulus check
7. Chocolate
8. The Beatles
9. Heated car seats
10. My new really fast printer

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Bloggers Block

This week I have been working on some writing assignments and have been plagued by some common writing problems. As an experiential process, I have become painfully aware that I detest writing about what I would consider "extraneous information". I like to cover the important points and leave it at that. I remember LIS 301 asking us to dig around and reveal our experiences in a sort of timeline (autobiography). Well, I am digging again and feel like I am revisiting 301 in 451. The things that come to mind as I dig up old information about old classes are: Haven't I covered this already?, Why do you really want to know how I felt about it? and If I talk about myself and my experiences anymore I am going to be sick. Alright, so now it's off my chest, and any scholar would advise me to see the beautiful process of the learning journey instead of the tedious documentation of it. Ok, so now I'll re frame my thoughts. Extraneous information will become flowery prose, writing about my self is really an essential expression of my individuality and all of this is going to create a unified conclusion to the varied courses I have studied. And then the planets will line up and there will be world peace.