For many years, my friend had known me as a shaggy person since my hair was always unkempt and so were my clothes. This day was no different and just as usual, I had left the house in a hurry for the party. The clothes that I wore were not ironed and although my jeans didn’t require much attention, they were not in their best condition. After cleaning them, I had roughly kept them and this had made the trousers creased. The shirt was also creased despite being forced daily by my mother to always tuck it in, I normally felt comfortable leaving it out.
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Describes how they were invited for a birthday party by their friend, dempsey, who lived in north carolina.
Narrates how their friend had known them as a shaggy person since their hair was always unkempt and so were their clothes. the clothes were not ironed and the jeans weren't in their best condition.
Describes how they roughed up their hair after washing and left it to dry without focusing on it again. the issue became worse at a party when they met with their friend who was supposed to be drunk.
Describes how dempsey ordered three kegs and some wines for the party. the girls gave them a weird look that seemed derived from the way they were dressed and their hair that was unkempt.
Describes how they left the house and went to the balcony where they started a conversation with one of the girls that they had met with dempsey. the girl admitted that she was amazed that i had so much interest in schoolwork.
Explains that the girl commented on how they looked like a punk-lover and that they were interested in the music that was playing inside. the difference between what she saw in them and the reality of who i was did not baffle them.
Recounts how dempsey gave a speech, thanked everyone for coming, and told his visitors to have fun. after cutting the cake, he asked them to join him in one of the rooms upstairs.
Narrates how peter understood their point but still insisted they could not be innocent on the subject of alcohol. he asked one of the guys who looked too drunk to understand anything to give him the "stuff".
Narrates how peter thought he was not into kegs and might be a vodka user, so they decided to speak out and declare that they did not take any type of drugs, and that alcohol was one of them.
Analyzes how the issue generated other comments that dissociated the activities going on with the reality at hand. peter joined in to comment that the two totally drunk guys were asleep not due to alcohol but so that they could rest.
Narrates how peter stopped joking and stopped offering them vodka when he realized that they were taking juice. he stared at them and asked whether they had been under rehabilitation and what had led to their changed behavior.
Explains that peter and his friend were convinced that they had taken alcohol at one point in their lives, and the more they explained that i had never taken any of the drugs, they insisted i was hiding something.
Illustrates how societal perspectives can differ from reality, because the way people perceive an individual may vary from the reality. identities are shaped by the society and derived from physical appearance and other observable characters.
Opines that identity is shaped by either appearance or character, which are interpreted in different ways by people.
My first recycled rug was made from a bag of brightly colored shirts bought at a thrift shop bag sale for $1. While it made an interesting rug, it convinced me of the need for more expedient methods of preparation.
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Describes how they began combining recycling and weaving in the early 1970s. they studied weaving and became interested in recycling at the 1974 spokane world’s fair after seeing a display on the environmental movement.
Describes how their first recycled rug was made from brightly colored shirts bought at a thrift shop bag sale for $1. it made an interesting rug, but it convinced them of the need for expedient methods of preparation.
Narrates how they tried to find new sources for weaving material during the 70's. they copied pages from the thomas register at the library, hoping to turn up a mill or factory that would sell or give them something.
Describes how their luck changed in the early ‘80s when several stores in kentucky sold bedding and sometimes would have rolls (butt cuts) of fabric available.
Describes how their venture into rug weaving began when their in-laws came to visit in 1983. friends who saw their early attempts at rag rugs encouraged them to make more and their business was born.
Describes how they learned that ties are not a quick way to get rug material, but they are an interesting study in changing fashion.
Describes how they became involved with a community thrift shop while living in posey county, indiana. they acquired chenille bedspreads and hundreds of denim jeans and corduroy pants through there.
Opines that sock loops are another fine source of material for rugs.
Describes how they received samples from a small clothing mill and dubbed it elephant chenille, which they still use for their "shaggy chic" rugs.
Describes how they developed a process that turns hdpe #4 handle bags into something you can weave.
Explains that a visit to my studio yields examples of various types of rugs in addition to the ones previously mentioned.
Explains that they will "celebrate" being a weaver for 40 years, since the day they walked into the weaving class in college.
Opines that there's always a good reason to recycle. they feel like they've accomplished something when they repurpose products to functional rugs or wall hangings.
Opines that weaving is their ultimate form of expression. they love mixing colors and since they're not a painter, it's their canvas.
immediately turned around because I realized that I had forgotten my name tag. As I tried to open the door with the plastic key, I realized I was trembling so bad that I could not get the stupid key in the door. I finally managed to enter the room and get my name tag and I proceeded to stab my finger with the safety pin of the tag. The pin kept slipping because my palms were sweaty. I took a deep breath, cleaned myself, cursed myself for being clumsy, and went downstairs to eat.
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Narrates how they felt tense as they approached the embassy suites where lincoln financial group was holding their interviews. they decided that it was nearly midnight and that people would not be awake.
Recounts how they woke up at 6am, put on their suit, and walked out of the room. they realized they had forgotten their name tag and tried to open the door with the plastic key.
Describes how they nearly fainted when the elevator doors opened and felt like their lungs wouldn't expand. they slapped themselves several times and walked out of the bathroom.
Describes how their stomach and intestines began working overtime, causing tremors, diarrhea, sweating, palpitations, muscle tension, sleep disturbances.
Narrates how they returned to bryn mawr where more fun times were awaiting them.
Narrates how they wait for a new computer to arrive in nyc. they are dorm presidents without computers to keep inclose contact with people.
Opines that it's downhill from here because papers are due, midterms are coming up, and more interviews.
Opines that many things in life can be solved through the power of suggestion. being nervous or shy is normal for the majority of the human population.
Explains that anxiety is a feeling of unease and fear that may be characterized by physical symptoms such as palpitations, sweating, and feelings of stress.
Explains that symptoms of gad are muscle tension, easily fatigued, restless, difficulty concentrating, irritability, sleepdisturbance and most people will have at least 3 of these symptoms.
Opines that it's possible that adults are taking on too many responsibilities. the more things we juggle, the higher the stress.
Explains that the symptoms of social anxiety disorder (sad) are too general and can be interpreted by some people as a sign of illness.
Opines that stage freight is a matter of self control and with enough experience; most performers learn to deal with it. meditation or counseling takes too long and we want results immediately.
Explains that social anxiety disorder is characterized by fear and anxiety in social situations, extreme shyness, and timidity in children.
Opines that the criteria used to diagnose social anxiety disorder are too broad and would apply to the majority of children.
Opines that the majority of people need to understand that we are notperfect and we can't expect ourselves to be perfect at all times.
Explains that although the brain is complicated, there is no reason for doctors or pharmaceutical companies to create more diseases/illnesses based on social construct rather than scientific facts.
... with his medals from WWII. They accessorized their suits with ties, and either a flower or silk napkin in their jackets breast pockets, and sometimes a hat. The women wore either a dress or blouse with a skirt. The men would have their hair combed nicely or slicked back, and the women wore their hair up or out in curls.
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Explains that mario puzo created "the godfather" after the release of his novel, the fortunate pilgrim. he was turned down eight times before getting the approval.
Analyzes how the godfather part i is a crime drama about family and loyalty in the corrupt world of organized crime. the film touches on the issues of power, tradition, loyalty, responsibility, and morals.
Explains how medium, long, crane, and dolly shots were used to create the narrative structure of the godfather part i. the main set used in the film was vito corleone's office.
Explains that francis ford coppola had a hard time with the first movie because paramount studio didn't want marlon brando and al pacino in the film.
Analyzes how the costume designers recreated fashions from the 1940's to create the time period of the film. after the godfather part i, francis ford coppola created three other films, apocalypse now, the outsiders, and dracula.
Walter Percy’s The Moviegoer is the fascinating depiction of a bizarre bird, Binx Bollings, a New Orleans’s stockbroker, who is driven by a search. There are two kinds of searches Binx is concerned with, a vertical search and horizontal search. Through them, Binx strives to transcend “everydayness,” as well as existential despair, hopelessness, and malaise. He fears being content in life because he does not want to loose his individuality and become invisibly dead—a fear he eventually accepts. In this paper, I shall argue that Binx Bollings abandons the vertical search because the vertical search is his descent in hell, similar to Dante’s Inferno, and once he reaches his circle of Hell, he is stuck in an eternal horizontal existence—unlike his step-brother, Lonnie, who truly transcends everydayness, and ascends in the vertical search due to grace.
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Analyzes how walter percy's the moviegoer depicts binx bollings, a new orleans stockbroker, who is driven by the vertical search and horizontal search.
Narrates how binx recalls the first time the search occurred to him under a chindolea bush. what are generally considered to be the best times are for the worst times.
Analyzes binx's horizontal search, which consumes most of his actions. the vertical search is scientific, materialistic, mathematical, disinterested, objective, universal, external, and terminable.
Opines that being aware of the possibility of a search is to be onto something, while not being on something is in despair.
Explains that binx does not embrace god as the object of his search, but is on a mission to escape the routine things common to all, everydayness.
Describes binx's life in elysian fields, which in classical mythology is the land of blessed happiness for deceased heroes.
Analyzes binx's view of himself as an exile, shipwrecked from the course of life, living as a wanderer.
Opines that binx's wandering existence is better than that of the jews, who have lost sight of their exile.
Analyzes how binx abandons his vertical search in favor of the horizontal search and sinks into everydayness as he devotes himself to the science of medicine and a marriage with kate.
Recounts their thirty-first year of dark pilgrimage on this earth and how they have learned to recognize merde when they see it, inherited no more from their father than a good nose for shits, and lived in the center of scientific humanism.
Analyzes how binx abandons his vertical search and switches to the horizontal search. he is an educated catholic because he can give knowledgeable theological responses to his stepbrother lonnie.
Analyzes how the inferno shows the progression of sin as virgil guides dante deeper into hell.
Analyzes how binx rejects god and realizes grace may have been the answer. on ash wednesday, he sees an african american in his rear-view mirror entering the church.
Opines that the man's forehead is an ambiguous sienna color and pied: it is impossible to be sure that he received ashes.
Analyzes how binx's stepbrother, lonnie, conquered the habitual disposition of hopeless everydayness, by living in the grace of god.
President Ike Eisenhower is remembered today for his time served as the 34th President of the United States, and his great efforts as Supreme Allied Commander of Europe during World War Two. Although these are some of his more famous bullet points on his resume, he also helped design and engineer an army jacket for troops in the field which was used for nearly two decades. Although this may seem like a trivial accomplishment, when one understands that this jacket would travel everywhere with the solider and also help carry their gear, its importance becomes much more pronounced. In our Black Rock Historical Society showroom, at 1902 Niagara Street, we have an “Ike Jacket” on display. This particular jacket was worn by Stanley Joseph Wrzesien
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Explains that president eisenhower helped design and engineer an army jacket for troops during world war two. the jacket was worn by stanley joseph wrzesien of germain street.