Today’s class is one of my favorites so far. I loved the exercise we did today. I felt like our classmates really got to know each other and break out of their shell with one another. It was fun watching the personality of my peers peek out a little. It was also very interesting to see what spoke out to students as they were drawing a map of directions to the house of the person they were partnered with. Some people remember roads and some people, like myself, remember landmarks.
This week’s readings were interesting. The essay Thomas wrote actually made me laughed. I honestly felt like I was reading something a high school girl wrote; writing an essay about the people in the high school and how some of them irritated her. “The exclamation point is so irritating and colons are so unattractive.” “I’ve grown fond of semicolons because it gives me a greater pleasure as I come across it.” I kept reading it in the voice of a young girl gossiping about her friends. I did get the message the author is trying to portray about punctuation, even though the way he was describing it was hilarious.
Gerard’s essay was probably the reading most people in the class may relate to, especially since after dealing with the most current hurricane that hit Long Island (Hurricane Sandy). Some of the scenes Gerard was describing are probably things people saw during Hurricane Sandy. Some scenes I can point out was when he was describing the fear that you probably felt when listening to the trees crack and sounds of the house shuddering. Other things Gerard described was when that man and his dog were pinned against the wall by the water and wind or when lightning hit a house and made it burn in flames. This essay was probably very difficult for some people to read because it hit a sore wound that wasn’t finished healing.