Love and Lies


I’m remembering the song by Eminem “Love the way you lie” lately.

Loving the women that lie about the relationship that they have with me. This is like a game with me. Who knows how many women I can rack up behind their man’s back. I don’t know if I will ever truly have a woman of my own but this is the life right?

 

Rock on!

CLA 202 CH.1


Tracy LeFebvre

CLA202

Leo Rasca

1/17/12

 

Chapter 1: Political Relations and Tenure Cycles

 

1.)Native American Period:

-Hohokam introducing agricultural knowledge and innovation to the Indians in the Southwest that they got from the Indians of Central Mexico. I’ve heard of some people today that wouldn’t share information and only benefit themselves and so it makes me think how much closer this would bring us if more of us shared and worked together.

-Intermarriage. It seems like intermarriage happens with people that have been in the same area. My family has married to another family with two of our relatives marrying with theirs.

-Not much known of Hokan-speakers’ origin before California. My family isn’t known much before certain date and time periods of what we have researched. With my dad’s mom’s side we have it stops in the early 1800s in Ireland and I’ve talked with an Irish woman and she said my ancestors with the last name of Cosgrove are more known to be in England. My dad’s side stops in the mid-1700s in Quebec, Canada. Far less is known about my mom’s parent’s side. Don’t know anything about my mom’s dad’s ancestry at all and my mom’s mom’s side may have come from England but don’t really know much before my grandma’s time.

 

Spanish and Mexican Period:

-Ventura becoming a major mission and trading center. Gathering resources together and being able to have a place to trade look to better their society and I know in our society we have money trading for something which is kind of nothing trading for substance and it would be good to go back to something that would be useful to society or better our communities.

-Spanish Missionaries and Chumash relations were friendly and peaceful while the missionaries Christianizing the Chumash and the Chumash welcoming technology. If only today were like that, but I hear about people trying to make a change and being stopped by governments or even killed for the advancement they’ve created. All done by control or fear of what those technologies could do against themselves instead of looking at how they could help better society.

-Government forcing Indians to become a part of the monetary society while ended up being landless tenants. Just makes me think that the government wants what’s best for them and not what’s best for the population as a whole. I know it’s hard for me to live the way that the world is today and they seemed peaceful the way things were but with this system it hurts the many while benefiting the few.

 

Anglo American Period:

-“Act of 1862 gave settlers the right to claim land if they permanently resided on it and made property improvements.” And then later, Indians did not own land just for being the original settlers. Seems unfair that government would do this and it seems these days anything could be taken away at any time. I lived in a place where the owners that I was renting from wanted to take back the place and we had to give it up and move somewhere else.

-Once Santa Paula had everyone there mainly speak Spanish and later on not too many spoke Spanish. Some Culture aspects can go away and I only know some of my culture but the rest I don’t really know.

-Mexicans that were not Caucasian couldn’t naturalize or own property for a prolonged period of time. I couldn’t imagine just certain people not being able to live somewhere. For me, the government could decide that I just couldn’t receive money anymore from them any day and could make me homeless and not be able to get an education. I’d have to stay with family as my only option, but for them they couldn’t just depend on family and they needed other ways to survive.

Reflections Homework


Tracy LeFebvre
Reading 090
Reflections Week 1
10/1/11

In class we took a questionnaire about our learning style and I found out five of them, which were: visual, applied, verbal, social, and creative. Also some things in chapter one that I learned was to underline in books about interesting things or important subjects or topics and also write in the margin of the book. I was too afraid to do so before because of hearing about how you shouldn’t do that, but now that I started to, and know that it’s my book, I’ve started underlining and writing in the margins. I’ve noticed that it still takes me a while to go through a few pages in a book and when seeing vocabulary that I didn’t know the meaning to I found out that there was quite a few words that I didn’t know. I’ve set some goals by making a list of what I need to do before getting everything done and so far that has made things a little easier. At least I remember what I need to do and if there’s anything more to add as well. Underlining helps review the material I just read instead of re-reading the entire thing for another long period of time. There have been a few distractions such as phone, roommate, house cleaning, being tired, and being hungry.
This reflection piece is the last homework I need to do in this class, but in ASL, I’m ahead in the online coursework, but still need to do the tests in the book about the DVD. The DVD and the textbook in ASL go hand in hand and there are assignments in the book that aren’t due in class, but will help out in learning if you are doing and understanding signing in ASL correctly. It’s only Saturday and I hope to get caught up in the signing part. There were even words we needed to know to sign that were shown and taught in class. I’m going to write down all the words onto a file on the computer in one place and check them off once I’ve understood them correctly. That’s my plan and I hope to do and learn as much as I can before school on Monday.

Reflections Week 2: 10/8/11

Task #1 helped me with looking at my homework for my ASL111 class in that helping me look at previewing what was there. Looking at the headings and bold titles helped in seeing what the homework would be about. There was only one section suited for the homework of task one because it asked for 4 headings and only one section had them, but ask the Reading 90 instructor about it, I could have used more than one section. For my online homework I had to read about definitions between a deaf and Deaf person and all of it was important but the main part was the definition between deaf ( people lacking sense of hearing) and Deaf the culture, beliefs, and values of the Deaf Community or a member thereof.

Reflections Week 3: 10/15/11

All this past week I was without a computer and so I was lucky that I didn’t really have to turn anything in, but I did review the DVDs for ASL and could at least study some. All this weekend, I had to do task #2, study for a quiz in Reading 090 and do a video project for my ASL111 class. Task #2 was all review about what we were studying and what I could use with it. Put in to focus my attention and leave all distractions behind, study the six levels of thinking and previewing. Noticing that you can study at different speeds between what you’re reading and what to look for. And write down in the margin or underlining or highlighting what’s important in your reading. When studying for the quiz, I did mainly preview and then read slowly some parts such as the six levels of thinking. The video project for ASL was a lot of remembering, understanding and then doing to show that I knew the material.

Reflections week 4: 10/22/11

Found out I got an A in both the quiz and the Video Project for ASL, which was awesome. I didn’t know everything in the reading quiz but it sure helped from what I learned in class to study for the quiz. More review of the ASL DVD and then some online ASL homework. One of my homework assignments didn’t have enough information when they gave a link of where to look for the answers so I had to look for it myself. And then just a lot more memorizing and practicing to get the language down.

Reflections week 5: 10/29/11

In ASL, we had had homework on what the difference and definitions of ASL,MCE, and PSE were. We had to compare and contrast each and answer questions about them to show that we knew the material. I had to figure out what the main parts were and what really needed to be memorized and try and remember as much as I could since I didn’t know exactly what would be on the quiz. By the end of the week, I found out that I got all of them right. One thing I couldn’t get done this week was doing any video homework and memorizing because of the Halloween weekend that made me really busy. Then task #3 was mostly easy even though some of it was tricky and somewhat difficult.

Reflections week 6: 11/5/11

It’s time to catch up on my studying for ASL. For homework, we had to learn about code-switching and use an example on how we use it. I looked at “Types of Switching” and chose from there. A little bit of it was selection and some was seeing what to look for when reading. I’ll be using what I’ve learned in my Reading 90 for my homework and quizzes in classes from now on because it seems to help immensely. Task #4 was given last week and isn’t due until 11/14/11 and so I’m going to do it sometime later the next week. I have a video project this week for ASL and will be working on that since it’s due on Wednesday November 9, 2011. There’s a quiz on Monday for Reading 090 on Chapters 7, 8, and 9, which I’ll be using the SQ3R method and whatever else I can use to remember for the test.

Greek Goddess Of Model Marika Interview


Tracy LeFebvre:
Would I be able to interview you for my American Sign Language class? I wanted to do some research about you in the modelling industry and being Deaf and how that all works out. I couldn’t find very much information about you online and thought I’d ask here. Would you let me ask you some questions for an assignment? Thanks.
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Greek Goddess of Model: Sure! feel free to ask me some questions! 🙂
October 8 at 8:18am

Tracy LeFebvre:

Marika, I don’t know much about you (or maybe even the Deaf culture) and so some of these questions might be really easy. So first I have to have 3 resources: this interview, and 2 others. Do you know of two other websites that would have information on you or also if I could get other resources also somehow (magazines or newspaper articles)? How was growing up Deaf? You are Greek? Did you learn the Greek language and Greek sign language? You also know English and American sign language? How was it learning both? Do you notice many differences between signed languages (linguistics) whenever you travel? What do think about how the Grammar is set up in signed languages between other sign languages or other hearing languages you encounter? What’s the Deaf culture like growing up and wherever you travelled? Were your parents accepting of you being Deaf? Did you have any struggles learning? Also what is it like trying to make it in the modelling industry? Are there a many photographers that would want to work with you? You said somewhere that you would need someone with you, would they be the interpreter? And would they be signing to you in GSL or ASL? What’s it like during photo shoots? Why is it so hard for people to want to work with you? I see that you’ve got some photos of you that look professional, does that mean that you are getting closer of making it in the model industry? What’s everyday life like? How do you interact with people that hear? Or what’s it like getting groceries, buying clothes, ordering food, or even just going out to a movie theatre (might have to have subtitles) or play or sporting event or model shows? What are some things that you wouldn’t be able to do? What are some things that people think that you can’t do but you have a way of doing whatever it is? My teacher’s name is Rosemary and her signed name is an R with the flower sign, do you have a short signed name for you yourself? How long did it take you to learn your first signed language or the second or the written American or Greek languages or any other? How many languages do you know? What’s the Deaf community like where you are or when you travel? Do you run into many other Deaf people or go to a place to converse (“speak”) with others? What jobs have you had? What’s your work now? Do you enjoy what you do for a living now? Are there any difficulties in having a job? Did you have any trouble finding work?What school did you go to? Did you get any type of degrees at a college or University? Have you had many love relationships or friendships? How did those work out with communication (mainly) and everything? You can’t hear music but do you somehow enjoy music, if so, how are you able to enjoy it or what’s your favorite musician or band? Do you have much appreciation for the world around you and like life even though you can’t hear the world, but can communicate with the world? Are there any other difficulties that you may have? Is there any other information you can give me that may not have been asked? Thanks! And I would love to see your answers! =) -Tracy

Greek Goddess of Model:
Growing up deaf was hard and i was depression alot of time because people out there doesnt accept deaf people and giving them hard time by living their life. Yes i am Greek, no i didnt learn greek language. I know ASL and english sign language but i perfer ASL it what i usual sign language the most. I met alot of Deaf people at the Event, there’s so many different sign language because some of them have their own sign language, some of them using english and ASL. some time i dont understand their sign language because i was never be around with deaf people in my life, only fews. I am not good at grammer and still learning. I using my voice when i using sign language to speak to Hearing people including my parents and boyfriend. I travel alot with my parents. My parents accept me for who i am the way god made me. Yes i do struggle to learning how to speak right with the sound cause i cant hear my own voice. when i speak and sound came out not right, people made fun of me for it. Modeling industry is very hard to get in because i am short and some people dont want to work with Deaf person when cant hear or speak right. there are few photographers want to work with me but want me to paid them , i dont do that. Yes, i never go to Photo shoot Alone, I always have my mom or boyfriend come with me for interpreter but at the most of time i dont need interpreter becaues i know what to do like pose and looks. photographers always pleasured to work with me because it saved their alot of times by not tell me what to do cause i already know what to do because i have been modeling for almost 8 year. Photo shoots always fun!! all you have to do different of pose, do experssion face and smile.. the reason is so hard because they want tall girls, not short, Also want me to pay them when i dont have a job to able afford to pay photographers. I wish i am getting closer of making in the model industry because its my biggest dream since i was little, i put hard work into and try to make it happen but they always put me down because i am short. everyday life is the same. when im getting groceies or buying clothes at the cashier, i told them i am deaf and they show me the prices. Ordering foods, i type on my cell that have notepad or write down paper to show them and they show me the price. it is easy but sometime people get ingnroe or aggrastive cause they dont want to give me paper and pen thats reason i download notepad to type on by save their trouble. I wish this town have Subtitles for Movie theatre. i have my mom or boyfriend sign language for me whats going on in this movies. It is not easy to understand people’s read lip. I dont do good social around with these hearing people because alot of them dont know sign language. Whenever i am out with family or boyfriend with these people, I always quiet. I only understand peoples read lip when i am around with them alot. new people i meet, i wouldnt able understand their read lip or talk too fast. the Model/events i bring my mom with me for interpreter. there’s alot of some things i want to do that i cant beause this town dont help deaf people to get on with their life even jobs too. If i am not deaf, i would be actress or cop to help animals or work with wildlife like at the Zoo. I am animal lovers. I have 6 dogs, 2 cats, fishes, and chinculla. I was first deaf cheerleader in high school, i did it to prove people wrong because they thought i couldnt do it. I done alot of things, cheerleader, soft baseball, different kind of dance like Bellydance, Ballet, Tap, hip hop, Jazz, LYric and modern. I did few Pagaents and I won the title and made top ten, And Few Dance talents, i won first place and third place. How can i dance without hearing, the way i feel the music bass.. I love music its my passion. its amazing how i cant hear and can feeling the way music moving with bass and virbate into your mind and feeling. I have alot of favorite bands/musicans. to many to type. I sign name M by my cheeck beause i am the sweet. When i was little, i didnt know much about sign lanuage, just basic, i was oral speech at the time. Till i went to High school and met deaf people for the first time. they taught me sign language and i took sign language class to learn more. I only know two lanaguage is ASL and english sign language. I speak few greek word in Hi, i love you, mom, dad , grandmother and grandfather. i dont know alot about greek words. I never had real job beause people wouldnt hiring me because i am deaf. Its really really hard to find job to accept me for being deaf. I apply jobs everywhere and never heard any of them. Deaf commuinty, i dont know about this because i never been to and here this town dont have it. i gradution high school and comosotlgy school. i went to college but dropped out because I wasnt happy with it. I had alot of relationships and friendships. there are 3 guys that know bascally sign language. few guys know very little sign langauge beause they didnt want to learn more. i had rough relationships, it wasnt easy to communication when the dont want to learn or using sign langague beause they prefer type on cell to talk. My friendships i was very close to but sad they had to moved away. they are my best friends. 2 of them are deaf. one is hearing person. sometime i enjoy what im doing for living now cause there’s none of things for me to do but enjoy as many i can by spend time wih my family, pets and boyfriend.

Reflections Week 1


Reading 090
Reflections Week 1
10/1/11

In class we took a questionnaire about our learning learning style and I found out five of them, which were: visual, applied, verbal, social, and creative. Also some things in chapter one that I learned was to underline in books about interesting things or important subjects or topics and also write in the margin of the book. I was too afraid to do so before because of hearing about how you shouldn’t do that, but now that I started to, and know that it’s my book, I’ve started underlining and writing in the margins. I’ve noticed that it still takes me a while to go through a few pages in a book and when seeing vocabulary that I didn’t know the meaning to I found out that there was quite a few words that I didn’t know. I’ve set some goals by making a list of what I need to do be fore getting everything done and so far that has made things a little easier. At least I remember what I need to do and if there’s anything more to add as well. Underlining helps review the material I just read instead of re-reading the entire thing for another long period of time. There have been a few distractions such as phone, roommate, house cleaning, being tired, and being hungry.
This reflection piece is the last homework I need to do in this class, but in ASL, I’m ahead in the online coursework, but still need to do the tests in the book about the DVD. The DVD and the textbook in ASL go hand in hand and there are assignments in the book that aren’t due in class, but will help out in learning if you are doing and understanding signing in ASL correctly. It’s only Saturday and I hope to get caught up in the signing part. There were even words we needed to know to sign that were shown and taught in class. I’m going to write down all the words onto a file on the computer in one place and check them off once I’ve understood them correctly. So that’s my plan and hope to do and learn as much as I can before school on Monday.

Reading 90 Vocabulary Week #1


Reading 90 Vocabulary Week #1

Word: Definition – Where I found the word
case: noun – box – friend (Definition related to what we were talking about.)
syntax noun – Way in which words are put together – ASL
fingerspell – communicate by means of specific gestures, as an alternative to Sign Language (spell letters with your hands to make words) – ASL
radical – adjective – fundamental 2: extreme radical: person favoring extreme changes. – friend
fundamental: adjective – basic 2: Of central importance or necessity – Reading 90
laboriously: requiring great effort – F/SF Writing Group
adequate: good or plentiful enough – RD090
schemata plot or plan (exact word not found in dictionary.) -RD90
taxonomy:1. the study of the general principles of scientific classification : systematics 2. Classification. RD090
repertoire: pieces a company or performer can present. – RD090
contextual: a concise meaning of a word or phrase or symbol.- RD090
concise: said in a few words – RD090
Structural Analysis: (in reading) The application of a word recognition strategy used to aid pronunciation and phonic analysis. – RD090
collateral: 1: secondary 2: descended from the same ancestors but not the same time. 3 similar collateral: property used as security or loan – RD090
acquaint: 1: inform 2: make familiar -RD090
inform: give information or knowledge to – dictionary
phenomena: aka phenomenon: an observable fact or event – RD090
consolidate: unite or impact – RD090
synthesizing: 1.: to combine or produce by synthesis 2: to make a synthesis of 3: to produce (as music) by an electronic synthesizer. RD090
concept: thought or idea – RD090
periodicals:newspaper or magazine RD090
assess: to make judgement about something – RD090
basis: something that supports 2: fundamental principle -RD090
hunches: hunch: strong intuitive feeling -RD090
intuitive: quick and ready insight – dictionary
insight: understanding – dictionary
aspects: aspect:way something looks to the eye or mind 2: phase RD090
awry: 1 : not working correctly or happening in the expected way : wrong 2: Not straight or neat. – friend in conversation
hierarchy: 1 : a group that controls an organization and is divided into different levels 2: a system in which people or things are placed in a series of levels with different importance or status – RD090
encoding: encode: 1 : to put (a message) into the form of a code so that it can kept secret : code 2 : to put information in the form of a code on (something) 3 : to change (information) into a set of letters, numbers, or symbols that can be read by a computer RD090
intervals: time between 2: space between RD090
interspersed: insert at intervals -RD090
singly: without another – RD090
conjunction 1: combination 2:occurrence at the same time 3: a word that joins other words together. – RD090
occurrence: something that happens 2: the fact of happening or occurring – dictionary
sustain: provide with nourishment 2: keep going 3: hold up 4: suffer 5: support or prove – RD090
nourishment: to promote the growth of – dictionary
encompass: surround or include – RD090
appreciated: 1: value justly 2:be grateful for 3: increase in value
justly:
grateful:
novelty: – friend

Justin.tv note


I want to broadcast on Justin.tv and right now my internet is at economy level which is 1mbps dl and 360k upload and I can upgrade the internet to 12Mbps dl and 2 Mbps upload. I could upgrade further to 50 dl and 10 upload but that costs $100 per month while the 12 costs $45 per month and the economy is $26. This is all comcast and eventually I want to get the middle one. So hopefully I’d be able to cast something.

And then I may have to get dual monitor to broadcast full screen and then a wireless headset. All of it costing over $200.

I’m thinking of saving up money somehow to do all this even if I have to move.

Then I’d be able to broadcast games online, someday.

Just a note to self/

To love and be with someone


To love and be with someone.
It can be truly amazing or not.
I think life would be just as fine without falling in love.
But it can bring out both the worst and the best in us.
Everyone seems to be longing for someone to be with.
It’s like something we have to do and is out of our reality or culture.
I’m finding that I wouldn’t mind being alone,
but there is the great feeling of sharing your life with someone.
I don’t think that it is for me, really.
I’ve tried being in relationships and even getting into one is hard to do.
It just doesn’t seem good enough for all that I’ve been through.
Love can be grand or it could be gruesome.
Is true love really out there?
Sure it could be, but I think I’d like to live this life alone.
I don’t think it’s really worth it, although some may disagree.