Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Soundtrack to my life

"Let it be" by the Beatles is one of my favorite songs. This song will always have a place in my heart because it is the song I listened to nonstop after my brother passed away. He was a big Beatles fan and got me into liking them. The song always makes me cry but I think that it creates a special connection between me and my brother even if he is not here anymore.

"Digital Love" by Daft Punk is just a great song. It is so much fun to dance to and it is just such a calming song for me. I love techno music and daft punk is just great.
"Dímelo" by Enrique Iglesias is one of my favorite songs to sing. I love singing in spanish. I had to memorize this song in high school for spanish class and I still remember it. Enrique Iglesias is the sexiest man ever and I love all his songs.
"Hello" by Cat Empire is a song that just makes me happy. It is very upbeat and I love the trumpets. My boyfriend showed me the bad Cat Empire and I have practically all their songs now and love them all.

Monday, April 11, 2011


I did a search in Madcat for a book with relevance to the topics "climate change" and Antarctica. There were only a few books that were offered, but from the choices, I found a book called Antarctic Ecosystems by Roberto Bargagli. 

The book was in the Biology Library in Birge Hall. Monday afternoon I found Birge Hall where I have never been and walked inside. I followed the arrows pointing to where the Biology Library was at. When I came to the end of the arrows, I wasn't quite sure where to go from there. After about 5 minutes of staring ahead of me at a large brown rectangle that said Exit and Caution When Opening, I decided to find out where this so called door would take me. I unexpectedly found the tiny Biology Library behind it. Instead of wasting time attempting to know where to find this book, I asked the librarian for help. She showed me exactly where it was and how to find it. Good thing I asked for help since the book was impossible for me to reach. From what I could see, the other books surrounding mine were all different kinds of ecosystems and environmental topics. I checked out Antarctic Ecosystems and hope that it will be some what useful to me. 

Bargagli, Roberto. Antarctic Ecosystems Environmental Contamination,   
        Climate Change, and Human Impact. 175. Siena, Italy: Springer- 
        Verlag,2005. Print.

Call Number: 2004110300

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


A recent advertisement for Skippy Peanut Butter was released on TV through a commercial. The commercial included a mom and a child like most peanut butter advertisements have. This particular commercial has a mom and a son. It is morning time and the little boy is in their kitchen making himself a peanut butter sandwich.The mother walks down and is shocked to see her son making his own lunch. In the background, you can hear the school bus honking its horn. The mother yells with a kind voice, " It's time for school!". The little boy runs to the front door and right before he leaves, he turns and says to his mother, "There's a surprise for you in your purse". The little boy runs to catch the bus and the mother goes to open her purse. Inside her purse she finds a plastic bag with a peanut butter sandwich in it made by her son.You can tell how happy and proud the mother is just by the smile on her face.

I think this commercial is just so cute and it is hard not to smile after I watch it. The little boy in this commercial is absolutely adorable, which is weird for me to say since I don't particularly like kids. I would say that the appeals used in this commercial would be the need to nurture and aesthetic sensations.The mother has clearly loved the son and nurtured him. The mother seems so kind and caring just by her body language and the tone of her voice. The son seems to be very thankful for his mother and wants to show her how much he cares by making her a sandwich. The commercial appeals to mothers because it illustrates how happy the peanut butter makes kids. The commercial is very virtually appealing. The scene is set so perfectly. It is a bright sunny, warm morning before school, which is a typical time for people to make their sandwiches for lunch that day. The camera makes the commercial seem so realistic and feel like you're actually there. I think the commercial works pretty well. My mom buys Skippy Peanut Butter and I think it's so yummy. Also, the commercial stuck in my head cause it is just such a memorable moment for the mother and it is so cute.