Showing posts from February, 2017

The Return of Logical Fallacies

So, today in debate club, we discussed logical fallacies. These are some notes I took, and I'll leave a link to the website our adviser showed us; it is VERY helpful, for those of you who are interested in learning more/reviewing what we learned a few centuries ago :)

My notes came out quite dark in the picture, so I apologize :(

Sooooonnnnnggggg: Stay by Zedd ft. Alessia Cara

The Great Gatsby Final Reaction


Everything is Beautiful

I've been thinking about our classroom design for a long time now. DP's daughter only made me think about it more.

I originally wanted the large wall to be very well painted. Ya know, with artistic techniques and shit. But a tree made me completely change my mind.

DP's daughter drew a tree on the wall. Imperfect.... but perfect. It opened my mind a bit. It made me realize that not everything has to be perfect. That childish touch she added made me realize we are still all kids at heart. Curious. Wanting to know more about the world and how it works.

I don't want the wall to be perfect. I don't want the classroom to be perfect. Fuck the ideas I had in the past. I want the walls to represent US and who we really are. We are all imperfect and we all have the desire to learn. Maybe not in the traditional way that is forced upon us by our education system, and that's okay.

I believe we all have an inner child. Sadly, we are forced to tell that inner child to shut up…

The Great Gatsby: Chapters 5-7 in a Nutshell

Kim is me right now. I went from being super confused to being super shook.

I feel like so much has happened in these past two chapters that I don't even know where to begin with these notes.

Okay, so this is the chapter where Daisy and Gatsby meet again, after ages of not seeing each other. On the big day, Gatsby is nervous AF. Of course, Nick is there when Daisy goes to Gatsby's house and Daisy is shook. She is, like, in love with the house. Her, Nick, and Gatsby start looking around the house and it's clear that Gatsby wants to impress Daisy. I mean, from what I remember, that's about all that happened. Of course, there were some conversations here and there amongst them, but who has time to remember specific details?


Gatsby lied about his past and his name. Jay Gatsby = James Gatz. He grew up poor. He met a man named Dan Cody and that would change Gatsby's life. Things also start getting a little heated betwe…

The Discussion: I Am Canada

So... today's discussion in class got very heated. At least in my group, it did. This post is for those of you who didn't hear my group and I arguing.

The question was: is Gatsby a good person?
I said yes. Cayla was undecided. Rosie, Ale, and Liliy said no. 
This discussion could've easily led to a world war or something because I was going OFF.

Here is my argument: Gatsby is a good person. He is sharing his wealth with those around him by throwing parties. Parties that anyone can go to and enjoy. He cares a lot about Nick and Daisy. It's clear he cares about Nick because he offers him a job-ish typa thing with one of Gatsby's businesses. Now ain't that thoughtful? Gatsby also invites Nick to his house and schtuff, so I think it's clear he's just trying to be his friend. I strongly believe Daisy and Gatsby fell in love with each other and even though Daisy is with someone else, I think Gatsby hasn't stopped caring for her. He's courteous enough …

Grizzly Bears

Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education, wants to allow guns in schools to protect against grizzly bears. Fucking grizzly bears. Yes, let's allow thousands of people with no clue how to hold a damn gun have them at schools. BRILLIANT.

SpongeBob is Us

DP might be out for the whole week. Here is our class right now.

The Hardest Great Gatsby Test You'll Ever Take In Your Whole Life

On the course blog, Dr. Preston commented on today's post, responding to something Angel said. DP said to give the whole test in memes, and I'm remixing that right now (I guess??? I'm making this up as I go)

I wanna do songs and memes and GIFS. Because why not.

1. Which GIF best describes the way Tom Buchanan feels about Daisy?



2. Which GIF best describes the way Nick feels about the people who tell him their stories? a. 


3. Which song title contains the setting of The Great Gatsby? a. California Girls by Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dog (This song is okay) b. New York Raining by Charles Hamilton ft. Rita Ora (I highly recommend this song; it's fire) c. Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton (THIS SONG IS ALSO SO GOOD) d. Montreal by The Weeknd (DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED WITH THIS SONG AND THE WEEKND IN GENERAL)
4. Which Bruno Mars song best describes the way Gatsby feels about Daisy?  a. Grenade  b. Perm c. Uptown Funk d. Chunky
5. Which GIF best descr…

And the Teasing Begins...

If you haven't seen the post about my major L, then I suggest you check that out because then this post will make a lot more sense.

It's been a few days since the Super Bowl and my dad is still teasing me about it. Cool beans.

Here is some footage, taken from my Snapchat.

When my dad plays FIFA, I tend to yell 'touchdown!' whenever he scores. But look at this bullshit.

And yesterday, my dad thought it was cool to send me this meme.

And here is what happened afterwards.

But karma sucks, and he burned a pan while he was cooking, and my mom got mad AF.

Sooooonnnnnggggg: Lost by Frank Ocean



My best friend just made a blog and I feel like my heart is going to explode. He is such a gifted writer and FUCK HIS BLOG IS GOING TO BE AMAZING.


I'm starting to think I'm, like, the undisputed meme/gif queen of this class.

And Cerenity, if you are reading this, I really hope you get better. What happened at the game was pretty scary, and I was just watching from the bleachers. My heart sank when I saw the pain you were in, and I really hope you are feeling better <3

Sooooonnnnnggggg: My Favorite Part by Mac Miller and Ariana Grande. For whatever reason, I wanted to suggest an Ariana Grande song, but I couldn't decide on one, so I decided on a feature.

The Great Gatsby Chapter 4

Dude, what the hell... I am so confused with all the names Nick says in the beginning of the chapter.

But I'm almost done with the chapter and WOW

Did Gatsby have a crush on Daisy once upon a time? Is that the truth Jordan tells Nick?


Sooooonnnnnggggg: Careless Whisper by George Michael. This makes me think of Gatsby and Daisy so much. I totally ship them.

How I Lost 50 Bucks This Weekend: A Story Told Through Pictures

You can assume how I lost fifty bucks this weekend (Hint: it rhymes with Booper Soul)

Yes, I was going for the Falcons and my parents were going for the Patriots. And I bet fifty bucks.

Here is what I posted on my Instagram story during the game.

The Great Gatsby Chapter 3 Remix

I'm a confused soul. I feel like everyone around me gets the book so far I'm over here like..... huh?

So for my remix, I wanna ask some questions. And perhaps get everyone else's opinions, so that I can understand the book a little bit more. Here are my questions:
Why isn't Gatsby really present at the party? And if he's shy, why throw a party in the first place?Why do people just show up at parties they aren't even invited to? Do they even know Gatsby?Why invite Nick to the party, if Nick is in a lower social class?Why do the chicks at the party start fighting with their husbands all of a sudden?Is the car accident significant to the plot of the story or is it just some random event?Why is Nick denying he likes Jordan? It's really clear.... "Lesley, I swear, I bet everyone in class likes Nick, but OF COURSE YOU DON'T. Everyone sees the problem with Tom and Myrtle but you don't. It's like... what the fuck, Lesley?" - Ale, when I told he…

The Great Gatsby Test (UGH!)

The Great Gatsby Chapter 1 Quiz

1. In what city/state does the story take place?
a.  Long Island, New York                                          c. Boston, Massachusetts  
            b.  Chicago, Massachusetts                                        d. Los Angeles, California

2. Who is the narrator?
            a. Jay Gatsby                                                              c. Daisy Buchanan
            b. Tom Buchanan                                                        d. Nick Carraway

3. The two areas in which the characters live are
            a. East Beach & West Beach                                       c. East Egg & West Egg
            b. East Sound & West Sound                                      d. East Island & West Island

4. The following set of adjectives BEST describes Tom Buchanan’s personality
            a. Assertive, compassionate, caring,                           c. Docile, calm, timid, subborn
b. Aggressive, condescending, arroga…