Rocky’s Road…To Redemption

A father figure is what every person needs in their life, even if a man is not really a father to someone, they can substitute or be like one. In the movie Rocky, Mickey(his trainer), in my opinion serves as the father figure to Rocky Balboa. Rocky had always wanted to be a talented boxer, he had went to Mickey’s for boxing training for six years and had always had a locker there. Which was significant because it meant he was good at his craft and that he was an asset to Mickey. When he was “evicted” from the locker, I think Rocky was at “rock” bottom, he knew then and there he wasn’t even accomplishing his one and only goal, to become a professional boxer. Luck strikes and Rocky is called up to fight the heavy weight world champion Apollo Creed. He doesn’t think he has a chance but he trains and puts in the time. Mickey hears of this and goes over to Rocky’s apartament. He tells him he wants to help him and that he basically won’t make it without a manager. Rocky blows up and basically tells him “Now you want me when I’m on the top, when I’ve gotten a chance, but you didn’t want me when I was on the bottom and you wouldn’t give me one.” Mickey realizes he did screw up and he should have treated Rocky better. As, he’s walking out, Rocky is screaming about his hardships and how he’s tried. After that moment, Rocky realizes he needs Mickey’s help. Mickey can be that father figure or that mentor that he needs to succeed. Someone who can encourage him and show him the ropes. A father can help a child mature into the person the child wants to be, much like Mickey helping Rocky mature into the boxer he was meant to be. Redeeming himself and proving to Mickey he’s got what it takes.

Originally, I was going to write about the scene where Rocky reaches the top of the stairs after he’s been training so diligently. It seemed a little too cliche for me and I wanted to find a scene where I can dig deeper on the matter. But to conclude on one of the biggest sensations for Rocky, he realized he could do it here, he could make it. He had fufilled his yearning to put his talent into use.(rocky’s road…pun intended)

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Amy Poehler

My favorite genre of movies are comedies. If I had to have a good top five of comedians that I love. They would be Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Adam Sandler, Steve Carell, and the Wayans brothers. For now, I want to talk about Amy. She is so funny and I love her in any show or movie she performs in. She is a really talented actress in my opinion. She is at her best in Saturday Night Live. Here are a few video clips and pictures.

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http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/mom-jeans/n11727

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/sarah-palin-and-hillary-clinton-address-the-nation/n12287

https://screen.yahoo.com/palin-rap-000000488.html

https://screen.yahoo.com/kaitlin-mall-000000374.html

One of the best things about her is that she can adapt to so many roles but I love how she plays “dumb” in a lot of them. Also, a few more movies that she acted pretty well in are:
Baby Mama(with Tina Fey)

Blades Of Glory

Parks and Recreation

I hope she continues to stay up there with her comedy because she’s really comedic and hopefully she will star in some more movies.

 

Wait and Hope

“…the sum of all human wisdom will be contained in these two words: Wait and Hope.”

 

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Note Cards for Kids

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I recently went on my second trip to an elementary school and I handed out cards to students in grades second and third. They really enjoyed receiving them and it made me feel good to give them something that made the school day and little more fun or give them some sort of excitement. I wrote all kinds of inspirational things in them. I took a lot of Dr.Seuss quotes because they rhyme and most of the kids are familiar with them. At first, I thought I wasn’t going to be able to pull this off. I didn’t even know where to start. I was thinking “Okay I have to make more than 150 cards. What do I write? What do I draw? When am I going to be available?” Honestly, the best way to tackle it was to take it each step at a time. First, I made the cards. I looked up “inspirational quotes for kids” and went from there. Then I called the principal of the school and asked if it was okay if I came and handed them out. This was a test run so I only made thirty and it went great. The kids enjoyed it. Next, I had a bigger project. I had to  make 180. This wasn’t going to be HARD, just time consuming. My partner and I lost communication so I was going to make them by myself, which was fine because I have a sister who was willing to help me thankfully. So, finally I finish all of them and go for a second time to hand them out and it was a success. I didn’t run into any major problems throughout this experience, except not being able to take pictures of the student’s faces. It was just scheduling my time that was the biggest worry. I really enjoyed it and I wouldn’t mind continuing this whole event, when I have some free time. It’s something I can definitely reflect on because this is pretty much my first time of “community service” if you will.

A Pirate and A Sailor

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In the movie The Pirates of The Carribean there is a pirate named Captain Jack Sparrow and throughout all of the movies he is known as a witty and quick thinking pirate who escapes death and  dangerous situations through improvisations. In the last movie On Stranger Tides a character is talking about him and asks, “Do you think he plans it all out, or just makes it up as he goes along?” He has crazy plans and executes them in a short amount of time and seems to always have a game plan and he reminds me of the character Edmond Dantes in the book The Count of Monte Cristo.

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Edmond Dantes, who soon changes his identity to the Count of Monte Cristo after escaping prison from false accusations. He plans to seek vengeance on those who put him in prison and it seems that throughout the whole book he knows EXACTLY what to do and he has planned everything so accordingly. They really do remind me of each other. Not necessarily the personality but the whole mystery about how their minds work and how they both seem like the type of character who defies death and punishment.

 

 

Justin Bieber Deportation

So, there has been a lot of talk about Justin Bieber….Almost everywhere! It’s getting a little annoying. Deport him already haha. In my opinion, it’s not justly that he stays in the U.S. while 10 percent of people deported ARE United States citizens. He is in fact a U.S. citizen but has faced very minor penalties for his crimes and if he’s not going to be deported, then he doesn’t need to be given the special treatment. There are a few reasons why he may be permited to stay in the United States….$$$$….

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