Thursday, April 15, 2010

Be a Rebel. The Breakfast Club Blog

This movie had a major impact on me.

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I was a child of the 70s and 80s and rebellion was my thang. This movie was a pretty accurate portrayal of teenagers in my opinion. Kids back then distrusted & disliked each other based on stereotypes. I myself was a "valley" at a coastal school, so yeah.

These teens got trapped in detention together, got high together, and bonded. For a day, at least.

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They quickly united against the common enemy, authority figure Vernon.

This guy was a douche:

Richard Vernon: Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns.

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soon they are all rebels.

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I had to discuss the small group as a open system for my Group Communications class, with a specific, if fictional, example.

I chose the Breakfast Club.

The input variables the group members brought included John's marijuana and Brian's intellect. Claire's make-up skills, and Allison's crazy.

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Allison Reynolds: I stole your wallet.

Their communication (mostly through the magic of getting stoned) and common goals of completing the essay and foiling Vernon united them.

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Their output variables included their personal growth of seeing beyond stereotypes, the budding relationship between Allison and Andrew and the kiss between Claire and John.

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Vernon: What if your home... what if your family... what if your *dope* was on fire?

Bender: Impossible, sir. It's in Johnson's underwear. (and it really was!)


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That level of trust was built in a few hours.

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bravo.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

when donkey's fly


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Flying pigs represent pork with gravity defying skills. The unlikely sight of pigs in flight is not any more impossible than a bumble bee flying.

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Here are some examples I found of pigs flying

end of segregation...

CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT Pictures, Images and Photos
women got the vote..... When pigs fly.

WOMENS SUFFERAGE Pictures, Images and Photos
They took away our alcohol once.. we thought that wasn't right so we said, when pigs fly!

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which will eventually lead us to this nancy reagan

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think Nancy Reagan pictured

The First Lady Nancy Reagan Pictures, Images and Photos

our current first lady lookin like this? daamn!

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Lol they said we'd have a black president when pigs fly, and obama was elected.. what happened?
Swine flu
to me 'when pigs fly' really translates into: a breakthrough
a paradigm shift in our 'reality' or thinking.
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(imagine the convsation to get the first funding to "sail around the world" was met with "when pigs fly!")

Some day we'll visit other worlds
Lost in Space Pictures, Images and Photos
(say it with me...) when pigs fly
some day we'll have world peace.

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Even if pigs must fly. or donkeys
Kiss My Grits Pictures, Images and Photos

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

word of mouth


Good morning! I have nothing to say so I'll start with a 'where I'm at' update.
Fresh Coffee Lover is my name, blogging was my game.
Right now, I am harried and behind! I got tossed with the economy and have been trying to recover for the past three years. I have got my tuckus back in school (yay!) and I have a position as a Realtor (finally) so that is good. I like everything going on a lot better then the entire 'poverty' thing. I have the pleasure of being in two Communications classes and one Short Story class through Portland State online. Then I took a Reporting class at the local community college, C.O.C.C. I am over 40 and in a relationship and a mom with a teenage son, an ailing dad, a step son, and an ailing step-dad to worry about. I don't like to worry, it's wasted energy, but then I would have very little interaction with them. I have an old car, a rental house, a boyfriend's dog and some online relationships and some very good IRL friends. I want to add to this mess, daily exercise and a 4.0 GPA. I would settle for 100% attendance and homework turning in, which I'm about half way there. Ugh. Have a great Tuesday! I have a dentist appt today to fix a broken molar. Yep.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Welcome


I haven't blogged in months, and never here. I want to start fresh. I will probably do stream of consciousness until I get my footing. I don't have a gimmick that will lead to a book or film deal. I just want to blog. I started full time school and I am a new Realtor, so since I've never been busier, I thought I would add blogging.
Love, Kimi