Thursday, April 21, 2011


1) I absolutely love country music, I grew up with it and it is just so relaxing to listen to. So I have a couple of "favorite" country songs, they aren't necessary a soundtrack of my life. The first one would be Telluride by Tim McGraw -- I just love all of Tim's songs and it reminds me of the time my whole family went to one of his concerts. Another country artist I love would have to be Keith Urban, and in particular I would have to choose, somebody like you, its just an upbeat fun country song! My last country song would have to be, She's Country by Jason Aldean. I don't know why I love this song, but when I'm in a bad mood I like to listen to this song and it cheers me up!

2) I like thinking about the old days sometimes, and when I think about the old days I think of music like Michael Buble. I absolutely love his style of music, the jazz is very relaxing and upbeat, and it just overall puts me in a good mood! My favorite song from him would most likely be Sway, it makes me want to get up and dance! His music is just so classic, and it reminds me of the concert I went to for my 18th birthday. Love Michael Buble!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Field Trip

Going to the library and checking out books is not a usual thing for me, so this was definitely a new experience. I didn't find it all that challenging, I just found it kind of odd. I've been to the library to study, obviously, but I have never looked for a book before. It came easy to me, which was surprising! But, there was nobody else looking for a book, and I was really shocked. I thought this is what people in college did, hah just kidding, nowadays we just use the internet. So I went to the College library main floor collection to find my book, and I found it!

The book I was looking for is called Out of Play, and it is a series of critical articles about gender and sports, and since my paper is over this I thought it was the perfect option. Around my book I found many other books pertaining to my topic. I found this exercise really useful because now I know how to use a library and find books! I feel like this will help me out in the years to come!

My book: Out of Play

Call Number: GV706.5 M46 2007

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


The advertisement I chose was one that promotes gatorade. In this advertisement it shows four different professional athletes, all in different sports. It shows Manning, Wade, Jeter and Sharapova all in very crucial moments in their sport. The advertisement basically says if you want to perform at the same level as these four athletes you should drink gatorade. If you drink gatorade you have the possibility of performing just like these amazing athletes.

This advertisement appeals to the need for affiliation. All people want to be able to perform the same as someone who has really succeeded in what they do, and this advertisement really promotes gatorade by saying you will be able to do the things Peyton Manning does. If I was an athlete and I was choosing a drink preference I would probably want to drink the same drink as one of these athletes, so this product does really appeal to me. Gatorade does a good job, because I know many people love gatorade.