Thursday, October 20, 2011

Look in the mirror... what do you see? A reflection silly (:

Dang... it's already the second quarter. Already time for me to do my second blog. My first one, personally I didn't think was that great. I don't find myself very creative at all, so basically for my first one I just took it as kind of a joke, typed something or added a picture that made me laugh. Apparently it worked, because I received a 98%. Oh yeah (: Obviously I am overly happy about my grade since i expected to receive a C or below. I guess making the blog seem like a joke and funny made it easier to read and reflected my personality. My blog was well organized according to my rubric, OCD helps there... just kidding... I'm only OCD about little things (: Also my rubric said my pictures and personal reflections explained my book well, yay! gold star for me (: Same for the classical music, I wasn't really sure how to explain my book through music, especially classical which is the only music I hate with a burning passion... my apologies to the composers. I just listened to random pieces which made my head hurt... then one sounded somewhat cool so i choose it and connected it to my book the best I could. The vlog... oh boy, that was awkward... I had to redo that so many times. I actually liked doing the vlog though, it was one of my favorite prompts. When we did the comments on our classmates blogs, i thought was particularly easy, because we could just comment on our friends blog and joke with them and tell them what was good and bad about their blogs. If we have to do that with people we don't know... I'll feel all bad about critiquing theirs and then they might get mad at me... ): ha ha. So to wrap up this long paragraph... sorry if I am boring you by the way. The last comments I got on my rubric were about grammatical errors. (sad face) If it was because of the I's not being capitalized... no offense to the makers of blogspot... but in Microsoft Word they automatically capitalize them for you... this site doesn't... not cool. It's all okay though.. like I said I got a 98% (: So I guess one of my goals for this second quarter blog is to capitalize my I's. Am I doing good so far? (:

I apologize for that really long paragraph... I was feeling really talkative (: After the first quarter blog, I think I'm getting quite used to doing this whole blogging deal. I know that some people complained about blogging and there were time where I got annoyed with some of the prompts. Honestly, I think this is WAY better than writing boring analysis papers. It changes things up a little bit, and it makes English class more interesting. So I don't know why people complain so much because they hate writing long 5 paragraph essays. I'm glad that this quarter we have more freedom to what our prompts will be. That way I can attempt to be creative since I'm lacking in that category... But again, I actually do like blogging, I don't have a problem with it, because it's nothing that's impossible to do, I finished all my prompts from last quarter no matter what they were, so I know that I can do it.

The book I'm reading for my second quarter blog is called Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King. It's about this girl named.. well Vera. Her best friend had just died but it hasn't flat out said how yet. It hints some reasons that led up to it. It switches points of view a lot so it's kind of confusing but so far I really like it. We have way more freedom this quarter with our blog like I had already said. I'm not really sure what to tell you to expect because I myself am not sure yet even though I'm the one who has to create my prompt. I can assure you there will be no classical music, animotos, or 189795904363653975 links. I hated those prompts with a strong passion. ha ha. There could be a vlog maybe most of them will be vlogs. There might also be a musical connection, but it will be to the kind of music I actually like to listen to and I won't slowly die trying to pick a song...But other than that, I guess you will just have to wait and see what my next blog has in store so....enjoy (:.... and if you don't enjoy... then... get off my blog.. jerk..


  1. Abbie! I am so proud of your for your success :D a 98% I great but you know what that means? There is still room to improve by that 2 percent and me being one of your best friends for life is here to provide some constructive criticism. I can really sense your emotion with all the smiley faces and sad faces spaced about every two words throughout your blog and although its cute i feel it portrays you as not being able to take something seriously. My oh my... Where do I begin on the comments. Although they may be witty.. I don't believe that bragging on every single one counts as constructive critism. Just a heads up.. Be humble when you do well. Don't rub it in other people's faces because when things arent going right for you they will be right there to throw it back at you. I know no one has taught you this life lesson before, so isn't that what good friends are for. Oh, and by the way, don't forget to capitalize those I's.

  2. :) Well, hi there Abbie! :) It's your buddy, Brandon! :) I noticed that you got an 89. Or was it a 78? That's right, it was a 98. How could I forget, you mentioned that about eight times. Silly me! :) Anywho, even though you got such a good score, you still fell short of perfect. And you know that 2% wasn't taken off for no reason. There has to be something wrong with your blog, and being such a good buddy, I want through and found some things that you can improve and turn that 98 into a 100! Don't worry, you can thank me later. :)
    Well, to start, the first thing I noticed was the I's not being capitalized. That was something you pointed out in your reflection as well (good lookin' out). In order to get those 2 points back you're gonna have to fix that. What that shows me is that you just went willy nilly and didn't proof-read before you posted. That would seriously help you with any project, not just blogging. Another thing I noticed was your comments. They were quite short, weren't they? And lacking in criticism, too. :( Your new ones seem to have more criticism, though, so I can already see an improvement from last quarter. I noticed that in your new comments, you pointed out that Stevie and Zach didn't receive 95's like you.. Or was it a 97 that you got? Oh right, 98. How do I keep forgetting? Anyway, my point was that you told them what they could do to get as good a grade as you, and that was very nice of you. :) This comes from the heart, because I lost a ton of points because my comments weren't long and critical enough. This one should be plenty of both, so it looks like we're both improving together. And that's just swell.. :) Look at me rambling, I must be finishing soon. Before I go though, I have one more observation to make. I noticed that your picture blog was a strict summary of the plot. Mine was like that too, and I lost quite a few points for that. So maybe if you do another picture blog this quarter, you could talk about themes and symbols. If you want an example of a good picture blog, all you have to do is look at mine for this quarter. I think it's pretty snazzy. Not to be precocious, of course.
    Well it was a pleasure having this chat with you, Abbie, and I hope you'll leave me a comment to help me fix some of the flaws with my blog too (God knows there are many). Until next time, keep up the good work. I bid you adieu :)

  3. Look at me making spelling mistakes right when I'm talking about grammar and proofreading. What. A. Hypocrite. Anyway, when I said, "I want through and found some things..." I meant, "I WENT through and found some things..." Maybe this will help to show the importance of proofreading I was trying to tell you about earlier. I proofread my comment and still had a typo! It's really tough, but maybe if you proofread your stuff you won't end up like poor old Brandon with his 75% :(