Sunday, August 31, 2008

Things That Make My Life Enjoyable

. dancing, watching people dance, moving
. well-articulated new insights
. instigating sing-alongs to the Temptations, Frank Sinatra, John Legend, etc.
. having taste buds, and by extension, a tongue and my teeth also!
. smiles on campus, smiling on campus
. any job well done
. laughing until it hurts
. praise (naturally!)
. pretty things
. soft things
. economics (which is not equal to business)
. organization (strategic object management)
. random acts of friendliness ---> new friends
. great hospitality
. informative introductions (i.e. "this is why you should get to know my friend so-and-so...")

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Top Ten

Hey everyone –

A few favorites:

Watching the food network
Even though I’m a native Minnesotan, I still love exploring the Twin Cities
Reading travel writing books
Cooking with my roommates
Going to Nina’s in St. Paul
Speaking Spanish
Bike rides down Summit Ave.
I love being outside in the fall, especially at Mac
Writing letters
I work at Borders when I’m not in school – I love just hanging out at the bookstore
Shabbat dinner with my family
I’m not sure if they’re my favorites but I’ve been listening to a lot of Corinne Bailey Rae and Emily King lately
… and knitting? – I’m still a beginner for sure, so perhaps it’s an “anticipated” favorite thing…

– Sarah

Top 10

1. my girlfriend
2. math
3. olympic weightlifting
4. New Orleans Hornets/Miami Dolphins/Chicago Cubs
5. Firefly/Serenity
6. snow/cold weather/winter
(Hooray for Minnesota Winters is a great book!)
7. SNOW!
8. birthdays
9. running
10. myself

a great life

in no particular order

i love...
my ancestors' strength
my heritage
my family
home (Navajo Nation)
my macalester family
race theory
scrapbooking my world


i wonder about...
the dried mustard left on the top of the twist cap
soul mates
the origin of the word aglet
my future

Friday, August 29, 2008

Things I Like...

Things I Like:

Activism, SDS, FIA/STARSA and AREA
Puns that no one else thinks are funny
Music: Punk, Metal, Crust Punk, Hip-Hop, Trance…
Pondering Anarcho-Primitivism and Disidentifications
Smashing, Rebuilding
Metalocalypse: Everything I ever wanted in a cartoon
Dancing and Too Much Love
Laughing and Nostalgia
Holly Hughes, Essex Hemphill and Chandra Mohanty
I Huckabees
Merge Left and DJ Danarchy

Love and Solidarity,

I can't live without...

  • playing outside or being in the wilderness
  • riding my bike
  • canoeing and going on extensive canoe trips
  • my sister, mom and dad
  • art and exploring art museums
  • rivers
  • poetry
  • treasure hunts
  • correspondence (especially when I'm at Mac, I LOVE the SPO more than anything. I wish I could major in it.)
  • making weird faces
  • giving high fives
  • meat
  • all things Harry Potter

top 10!

  1. the squirrels!
  2. eating!
  3. text messaging
  4. pasta!
  5. speaking spanglish
  6. green beans!
  7. laughing at/with friends
  8. nicknames
  9. SPO goods
  10. orchestra!

Today is tomorrow. It happened!

Things I like:

1. Film (and the less elite sounding "movies"), foreign, independent, Hollywood, silent... everything
2. Collecting records and winning the approval of the people at Cheapo
3. Running
4. Bruce Springsteen, suddenly
5. Being outside
6. Riding my new big black bike (it's a speed demon)
7. Football and baseball
8. Writing letters 'cuz I'm anachronistic
9. The 1960s
10. Probably you! We just haven't met yet...

Oh, and Ice Road Truckers on the History Channel.

Things I dislike/am frustrated with:

1. Myself sometimes
2. Clear Channel (bleh)
3. Political apathy
4. Absurdism and nihilism
5. Homophobia, xenophobia, and all those other hatings
... er, well, except for the hating of numbers 2 through 5 above

Well dudes, keep on rockin'. See you at the RNC?

some stuff about me

What I love:
Dancing in the rain
Beautiful people (family and friends)

Hi : )

I Love:

Andrew Bird live
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
The movies "Amelie" and "Persepolis" which may mean French movies...
Being barefoot in a garden
Riding on the back of a scooter
Witches Hat "Huzzah" live
Raspberries and Blueberries
Hearing/saying "I love you."
Smoothies at Main Squeeze back home
My natural hair
Completing to do lists
Making art(thinking about making art)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

because facebook says it all...

these are pretty much just the interests i have listed on facebook.
because we all know facebook says it all.

1. people's stories
2. faith
3. books (mostly novels, some non-fiction autobiography type books)
4. analyzing
5. ministry (especially UU ministry)
6. speaking spanglish
7. jogging (outside with my headphones in)
8. Obama (he put his hands on my shoulders once)
9. playing games (board games, card games, some video games, etc.)
10. sunshine (even if it's freezing cold)

Rachel's Intro

Rachel's Intro: [it's hard for me to narrow to just 10 things, okay!]

My top 10 favorite things to watch are:
1. The Professional
2. Say Anything
3. Breakfast Club
4 I Like It Like That
5. Senorita Extraviada
6. Nobody's Business
7. Niecy Nash and Clean House(!)
8. HGTV shows like House Hunters and Color Splash
9. CSI, Law & Order type shows, even Forensic Files and the First 48
10.Favela Rising

My guilty pleasures are:
1. Nelly
2. TI
3. pop music
4. McDonalds french fries
5. peanut butter and chocolate ice cream

My favorite things to do:
1. play with my kids
2. make movies (mostly documentary videos)
3. teach media and feminisms
4. mentor youth who want to make movies

Here'a a picture of me filming in Chile (for a doc coming out on PBS next year called Estilo Hip Hop (directed by Vee Bravo):

Monday, August 25, 2008

Welcome to the Course!

This blog is a space where we will build our community beyond the classroom, connect on issues, and share ideas, events and anything else relevant to course materials.

Our first assignment asks you to introduce yourself. Give us a "top 10" list of your favorites, guilty pleasures, or least favorite things.

REMEMBER: This is a PUBLIC space where anyone on the Internet can read. So, if you don't want to reveal your "real" identity, create an alias, don't post photos of yourself (put your cat instead!), or share any details that can identify you. I (the Instructor) will know you who are!