Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Soundtrack to my life

An older song that I absolutely love to hear is "Delta Dawn" by Tanya Tucker. This may not be the soundtrack of MY life, but it definitely has an important part in my life. This song is my grandpa's favorite song in the entire world, so hearing it always makes me smile and reminds me of him. It's such an old song that I probably wouldn't really know it if it wasn't for him. Every time I get the chance to see him (like once a year), he belts it out with his horrible voice or makes my sister sing it for him.

Another song that came to mind when I started thinking about this assignment was "Dreamer" by Chris Brown. It's inspiring enough just to listen to, but every time I hear it, I instantly think about volleyball. Volleyball has been a huge part of my life and my senior year of high school, my whole team sang this song in the locker room together before our game. It ended up being our last game, which was a very sad night for me. Hearing this song just reminds me of how much I loved volleyball and  how close I was to my team and coaches. I think it also makes me want to work harder, since the game ended with a loss and we didn't make it to sectional finals.

"So Small" - Carrie Underwood. I just love Carrie Underwood in general, but this song is one of my favorites. I think the message is important and perfect for my life because I feel I let the little things get the best of me when really there are more important things going on in life.

"Mrs. Steven Rudy" - Mark McGuinn. This song is kind of stupid, but it is one of my favorites because it reminds me of my mom. We used to sing to this is our car rides picking up my sister from her rehearsal for the plays she did as a kid. We always got excited to hear it on the radio and to this day, if it ever randomly plays, my mom will instantly text me or I'll text her. It's just one of those that makes me so excited to hear because of her.

I really enjoyed doing this assignment; I think I could have went on and on!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I used MadCat to search 'pet therapy'. I got a number of results and found one that wasn't checked out in the Social Work Library. I was kind of excited to see where this was because I had never even heard of it. It is located off of Linden behind a few buildings. I found the entrance in a back parking lot with the help of a lady who was luckily there to show me the way. The library was very small and the book was much easier to find than the library itself. I found the book right away because it was located right next to the stairs I had to take to get down to the library. It was really interesting to see a library other than the big ones that I usually go to.

The book I checked out is called Pets in Therapy. It was written in 1997 by Margaret N. Abdill and Denise Juppe. The book looks very helpful and filled with good information for my research paper. It includes a variety of animals, so there will be a lot of information I can get from it. The books surrounding it weren't related to this book much at all. One was about nurses and therapy. The other was just about social work in general.

Call number: RM931 A65 P485

Abdill, Margaret N. Juppe, Denise. Pets in Therapy. Ravensdale, WA: Idyll Arbor, Inc., 1997.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


One of my favorite advertisements on TV is the Doritos commercial that was shown during the Super Bowl. It shows a guy in an office finishing up a bag of Doritos and another guy comes right up next to him and asks if he is going to finish them. When the guy eating the chips says no they're already gone, the other guy grabs his hand and starts licking the cheese off his fingers, claiming that is the best part. It shows another guy in the office also finishing up a bag of Doritos and wipes his hand on his work pants, getting the cheese on his pants. The same guy who licked the fingers also rips off his coworkers pants with the cheese on them. After getting a good sniff of the cheese, it ends with the guy yelling "DORITOS!", showing how amazingly good they must taste.

I laugh every time I see this commercial because it is so ridiculous. Although it would probably never actually happen, the message they're showing is in any place, Doritos are just that good that you even have to lick the cheese off of your fingers. This would fit into the physiological need for food. Plus, it adds humor, making it that much more appealing to watch.

Doritos Finger Licker Pants Sniffer