Friday, December 19, 2008

About ME

This is a video about me. It's pretty cheesy but this was my first time using Windows Movie Maker. It was quite frustrating to do. It's pretty cool all the stuff that you can do with this program but you just need the time and patience to do it.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Culture Picture

This photo is of a little fruit that grows on a vine at my dad's house in Georgia. In our family we call this little berry a scumplin because that is what everyone since anyone can remember has always called it. This picture is representative of my culture because it is something from my childhood and background that is unique to me. I'm pretty sure that a lot of people would have no idea what a scumplin was if you asked them. More common names for these berries are muskedine or scuppernong.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Thick Description

I forever wear at least one hairband on my right wrist. This is part of my personal culture and a thin description would simply be that I wear one or more hairbands on my right wrist at all times. A thick description would be that I (1) have an athletic background and I (2) frequently and spontaneously engage in activities for which I may need to (3) put my hair up... in which case, being right-handed, I (4) use the hairband on my right hand to initiate putting my hair up.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Dictionary of Cultural Literacies

Growing up, we referred to the floorboard of a car as the foot of the car. I think this was just something that we did in the small town of Gibson, Georgia.

In North Augusta, South Carolina, we refer to the Parks and Recreation center, or the whole of Riverview Park in general, as 'the Rec.'

On the softball field, if the situation permits, we yell 'turn two' to remind each other to go for the double play.

Sometimes during sporting events, either the team or the fans might do a black out (or solid orange!). This means that they wear all black (or orange) as a form of intimidation and/or unity.

Some friends and I refer to any and all valedictorians as #1.