Friday, December 19, 2008

Here's my sample video from class!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

This photo is from my house. It is my family's stockings that we hang up every year. They're hanging off of a table because we don't have a fireplace.
I chose this picture because I think not only does it represent a Christmas tradition that not everyone in the world does but these particular stockings represent one of my family's traditions. These stockings were made by my grandmother for each person in my family ranging in size from largest (my dad) to smallest (me). However, the actual smallest stocking in this picture was not made by my grandmother but was bought by my family when my nephew was born. We put up these stockings every year and have for as long as I can remember.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Thick Description

“Let’s sneak snacks”

To someone not in my family, this phrase would just be a simple sentence, a command, maybe odd, but not particularly funny or outstanding. That’s the thinnest description: a simple sentence. However, if I were to say this to one of my cousins I would be (1) trying to keep an inside joke going by (2) trying to invoke humor by (3) reminding them of a memory of our childhood that was particularly funny and unforgettable.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Mon Propre Dictionnaire d’AlphabĂ©tismes Culturels

Or My Own Dictionary of Cultural Literacies

twelve: a slang term meaning "whatever" or "yeah, right", used sarcastically; used by the students and alumni of Pendleton High School (and others maybe?)

SWU: pronounced as one word, shortening for Southern Wesleyan University; for some reason I don't know very many people who know what I'm talking about when I use this

"Let's sneak snacks": a phrase used by my cousins and me whenever we want to do something that our parents don't want us to do; the story behind it is too long to explain

The Doghouse: the old gym of the old elementary school where kids just play basketball now; mainly used as a geographic landmark when giving directions in Pendleton

The Pub: nickname for the Islander on the square of Pendleton; why? I don't know, it's just always referred to as that