English 5 – Monday 3/1//20

5-5:10pm:  HI!  Tell us about your weekend, and day so far?  TELL US A STORY… we as readers will decide what it means…

5:10-5:35pm:  Telling a story… nothing is boring.  Why do people think of themselves as boring?  EVER?  As a narrator, the only thing you decide is whether to write or not.  that’s it.

5:35-6pm:  Do you know anyone with a story that would be interesting to read?  Someone in your life?

6-6:20pm:  Irby… so much truth.  So much insecurity, strength, and insight…

6:20-6:30pm:  Close…. what’s on the night’s page?

ASSIGNMENT:  Get Irby’s book!!  Start reading, as much as you’d like… report back on Wednesday.

ASSIGNMENT:  Write some stories, sketches, moments from your life.  Recently or not, I don’t care.  JUST WRITE YOU.

237 Comments Add yours

  1. Lily Backus says:

    I hope her book makes me laugh! Also I guess I hope for some positivity in it as well, I liked the friendly vibes I got from her blog.

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  2. AshtonMorales1991 says:

    I want to see if her style of humor is similar to Lawson or on a whole different level

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  3. Cory Cochran says:

    I hope to read more detailed and comedic writing. I can expect this because of her title for her book, it is similar to me to Lawson’s “Furiously Happy” title. She seems like another writer who isn’t afraid to be herself.

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  4. selenadiaz7 says:

    her character reminds me a lot of my own sister. and i love her spunkyness so I am curious if i will find any other major similarities between them.

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  5. Daisy Guevara says:

    Wow, No Thank You chapters are written in cursive – gives me an elegant impression. Like a stainless steel step-garbage can, perhaps as “life is just a big pile of garbage”, but the cursive makes it prettier…? She was 40 when she wrote this novel… It’s admirably noted that she graduated from “trash-filled possum nest with intermittent basic cable” of her childhood. Hmm… I think of existential aging… 40 is a big one.
    (I’m already feeling the quarter life crisis at age 24.)

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      1. Daisy Guevara says:

        I do, however, look forward to sleeping like a 76-year old fogey tonight because the coffee is wearing off.

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  6. Diego Monjaras says:

    I’m looking at the cover of the book, I also read the back sounds like the book is going to be good

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  7. mikemadigan says:

    What’s on tonight’s page y’all…?

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  8. Janessa Goodwin says:

    Tonights page: boring is a chosen perspective. I can change it to literally anything else. Also, write down what I can remember of family stories.

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  9. lizethmorales49 says:

    For tonight’s page I have notes on writing and on Irby. Excited to start reading her book!

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  10. Cory Cochran says:

    For tonights page I wrote down some facts I searched up about Samantha Irby, and a note saying “Start Reading!”.

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  11. mikemadigan says:

    On my page – If you’ve experienced ANYTHING, you have a story, something that can be written.

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  12. Riley McConnell says:

    On Tonight’s page I have to keep looking into Irby and also to maybe read the first couple chapters before next class.

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  13. laurabewest says:

    For tonight’s page…don’t pressure yourself excessively or at all. Everyone has a story. a really good one

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  14. Cory Cochran says:

    Have a good night!

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      You as well!!!

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  15. On tonights page, don’t pressure yourself excessively.

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  16. AshtonMorales1991 says:

    on tonight’s page happiness is a warm dog

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  17. Lily Backus says:

    Tonights page I wrote that no life is boring if you chose to make it interesting.

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    1. laurabewest says:

      word.

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  18. mikemadigan says:

    “Even if nothing much happened, I have a lot to say about it.” -David Sedaris

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  19. Paul Poulter says:

    OTP: Everyone has a story, and no matter their own understanding and stance, it is never boring. Understand PERPSECTIVE. Night!

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  20. connorsoutherland says:

    OTP:
    My story is NOT boring.
    No pressure, lol
    Is the covid vaccine safe?
    Do SOMETHNG with nothing
    Pigeons are not your average bird.

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  21. Have a great night guys!

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      You as well Paty!!!!

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      1. Thank you see you next class!!!

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  22. Dominic Betti says:

    OTP: Boring is a mindset/perspective, My story is unique and not boring. Some notes on irby and that about it

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  23. kannicaeggink says:

    “magic can be found in every corner, even in a room with the lights of” goodnight guys.

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  24. selenadiaz7 says:

    otp: even those who claim to be boring have the most interesting stories. just have to ask different types of questions to encourage answers.

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  25. TiffanyFayed says:

    OTP- Don’t pressure yourself excessively, or at all. Enjoy the ride more.
    I really liked this a classmate wrote this, I think people fall into the trap of calling themselves boring because we are always around ourselves, stuck with our thoughts. it’s easy to discredit yourself. But it’s also easy to let yourself fall into a rut of comfort. It seems safer in the rut because you’re not trying new things, but really it’s just damaging.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Have an AMAZING night!!

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  26. laurabewest says:

    Enjoy your writing and stories guys! See ya Wednesday!!

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Enjoy your night!!!

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  27. Daisy Guevara says:

    Be carnivorous fans of self. Be so eager to tell your story that your sleep pattern is all kinds of f/cked up.

    Exactly, STAY HUNGRY (literally). Don’t just stare at the page, eat it! (Not literally, metaphorically, as in devouring the words on page).

    Goodnight everyone.

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