Civilization would not exist in the absence of communication because it enables people to connect and grow stronger by sharing ideas and resources with one another.

This blog illustrates the different views on communicatation among four unique individuals including myself. One thing we all have in common is the desire to help others and do nice things. Thank you Heather, Annie, and Liz for working with me to create this blog. I feel with time this could be a successful blog and outlet for our individual expression.

This blog illustrates the different views on communicatation among four unique individuals including myself. One thing we all have in common is the desire to help others and do nice things. Thank you Heather, Annie, and Liz for working with me to create this blog. I feel with time this could be a successful blog and outlet for our individual expression.


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— 2 years ago with 43532 notes
My last blog….

Good Morning! This is my last blog for this project. This was a very different assignment. Im not sure if i liked it or not. I definitley had to think outside of my comfort zone with this. When the class first got this project, i wasn’t to happy because i like doing my school work by myself and i dont know anybody in the class. Its nothing against my other classmates its just how i like to operate. Im a perfectionist when it comes to things like this. Its hard to do a project with 3 other people that i dont even know and have to trust them to keep up with the assignment and do their part. I stressed big time about this. I know that i kept up with my share of the blog. I will have more to say in class when we discuss any issues we may have had with the group. Thanks for reading all of the posts that were blogged. Mine and the others in my group!     ~*Annie*~

— 2 years ago with 1 note
man’s best friend?

So, I am currently house/puppy sitting and have been for the past week. And it took these dogs up until yesterday to get used to me being here! Now, I love animals don’t get me wrong, but I’m more of a big dog person than a small dog one and I’m not sure if these tiny dogs could sense that or not and that’s why they didn’t like me or what; I’m not sure. All I know is that they had been giving me a hard time for the good majority of a week. I was as nice as could be to them; I talked in a nice, sweet voice, always let them sniff me before I picked them up or anything, and I tried to just leave them alone and give them their spaceas much as possible. But none of it mattered, they hated me! They sat their crate all day, never came when I called them, and even though they’re housebroken, they decided they prefered going to the bathroom more inside than out.

I know that the puppies needed to get used to me being there but they were just being awful. But it seemed strange because it had never taken any dog that long to warm up to me, ever. I wonder if I was just trying to communicate with them in the wrong way and that’s what got me in trouble. Maybe giving them their space wasn’t the right move after all. Once I started picking them up more and cuddling with them and petting them, they must have decided I wasn’t all that bad.

The point I’m attempting to make is that communicating with animals can, at times, be really hard. Pets obviously know their owners, so I would assume their animals don’t usually act this way. Sometimes they know what you’re saying, sometimes they don’t, sometimes it doesn’t matter what you’re saying but it’s the tone of your voice. Sometimes regardless of what you say they’ll do the opposite. And sometimes nothing needs to be said at all and with just a look animal and owner get each other.

While I believe it’s true that dogs are man’s best friend, sometimes I just have to wonder if they feel the same…

-Liz :)

— 2 years ago
Communicating in General to me…

I hate talking because im a very quiet person. I can go all day not talking to anybody and be perfectly fine. I like to keep to myself most of the time. And I like to observe how others are. I always see people with their cell phones glued to their hand like its a million dollars. I hate talking on the phone. I like to talk to my mom and my bf when they arent around just to see how they are doing. I rather text though. I think that it is easier to have a conversation through texting. I can say things in a text that i cant seem to get myself to say using my voice. It drives me nuts that my bf cant even go to the bathroom without his cell phone. “Who the hell is so important that you need to have your cell phone with you in the dam bathroom?” Grrrr i cant stand that. I barely use my phone. Most of the time i dont even know where i left the damn thing lol The best way for me to communicate is through writing. I can write for a very long time. I can write what ever i want down on paper and i will not be judged. And The paper doesn’t talk back. I feel that i can escape at the end of a pen or pencil and put all of my negative energy i may be feeling on paper. When im done i can throw it away and nobody will ever see it. Another thing is facebook. I have an account but i dont go on it much. I cant stand how people put up statuses that say stupid stuff and beg for attention. I use to go on facebook to play farmville but the creators of the game kept adding way too much stuff to put on your farm and that become very annoying because it would take so long for everything to load. Now i like playing the sims social but once again, i dont go on their much. Some girl and i at the moment are not getting along and we were texting on the phone a couple weeks ago. She stopped texting me because she got herself all worked up for no reason. So i went on facebook because i havent been on in a while and it just so happens that she went on my wall and starting running her mouth so everybody could see it. I deleted the post and took her off but its the principal of it all. What right does anybody have going onto facebook and writting people’s personal stuff on their for the whole world to see? That furiated me! She didn’t have enough balls to keep texting me, call me, or show up at my house to tell me to my face. This part of the blog is pretty personal but its a very good example of why i dont go on their much. I dont really care to talk to anybody because others dont need to know my buissness. If they really cared, they can call me on the phone. Well, their are so many different ways to communicate with others. This was just a little of my input on it all. Thanks for reading    ~*Annie*~

— 2 years ago
My parents

                     My parents mean everything to me. My dad is going to be 60 in July and my mom will be 59 in Augest. I think about what my life could possibly be like without them. I dont think that me thinking like this is wrong its just being aware that they are not going to be here forever. I have been hanging out with my mom alot more lately because she makes me feel not so alone. And for anybody that has lost a parent(s), i feel very sorry for them. Their is a saying that no parent should have to barry their child. Well i feel that nobody should have to barry their parents. My life isnt imaginable without the two people that im closet too! I felt that i needed to share this because im pretty sure that everybody has or will go through this in their life. The picture of my dad and I was taken in Augest. It was hard for me to get him to be serious and smile for the camera. And The picture of my mom and I was taken Oct 29. We were making my birthday cake the day before my party. I dont know why i felt i needed to share all of this. I feel much better lol          -*Annie*-

— 2 years ago
Where did piss poor come from?

The following facts are very interesting and fun to
read, once you start reading you will want to read more and get educated.

They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee
in a pot & then once a day it was taken & sold to the tannery…….if
you had to do this to survive you were “Piss Poor”
   But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot……they “didn’t have a pot to piss in” & were the lowest of the low. The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn’t just how you like it, think about how things used to be.

Here are some facts about the 1500s: 

    Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and
they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell.
brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor . Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married. 
    Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the
privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the Bath water!”
      Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof.. Hence the saying “It’s raining cats and dogs.” There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That’s how canopy beds came into existence.
     The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, “Dirt poor.” The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the
winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.
     In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old.
      Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, “bring home the bacon.” They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid contentcaused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.
     Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.
     England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found
to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive… So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the
coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus,someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer.

A couple years ago, this was emailed to my dad and he sent it to me. The source of this information is unknown. These are great and interesting facts to know about phrases we may say. I wanted to share this because its educational and fun.  Maybe next time you use one of these phrases, you can educate somebody else about the origins of it!   ; )          


— 2 years ago with 1 note

Apple - iPhone 4S - TV Ad - Road Trip 

Communication technology has been evolving to fit human communication needs since radio waves (electromagnetic waves) were first utilized in the early 1800s.  Now, in 2012 human communication is evolving, to fit the technology. We are no longer just using technology to communicate with one another. We are communicating with the technology. ❤Mich 

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I agree with all of this except it doesn’t make you seem successful you are successful. If you feel as though you are unsuccessful and you can keep smiling thats success in itself. So smile. No need to fake it just make it real! Maybe if it said, 09. It shows success… or something like that, I would like it way more.

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I agree with all of this except it doesn’t make you seem successful you are successful. If you feel as though you are unsuccessful and you can keep smiling thats success in itself. So smile. No need to fake it just make it real! Maybe if it said, 09. It shows success… or something like that, I would like it way more.


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— 2 years ago with 185845 notes

I really enjoyed the artistic nature of these pictures. They got me thinking about where the first written language came from and how critical a role letters play in modern life. The process of writing evolved out of necessity both politically and economiclly. In the ancient world it was crucial for messages to be sent, recieved, and understood. The evolution of letters and writing was important as culture and society expanded and matured.

Letters turned into words, words into sentences, sentences into paragraphs, etc. Words and letters, along with symbols, began to carry meaning and significance.

Words brought to life through the use of letters.

'A world community can exist only with world communication, which means something more than extensive short-wave facilities scattered; about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common ideas, and common ideals.' -Robert W. Hutchins

-Liz :)

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A fine line

I have learned (mainly through discussions in my phlebotomy class) that some communication can be considered too much communication. An example would be the infection control lecture we had in phlebotomy a few weeks back, with each mention of disease/pathologies there seemed to be quite a few individuals a little too eager to express their experience; mono, strept throat, urinary track infections, and the one that still makes me nauseated - the woman who decided the class needed to know the details of her aunts barbara’s oozing and flesh eating ear infection. I realize in Health Care I will learn all about different people’s experiences with different illnesses but I don’t appreciate classes filled with TMI (too much information) when it holds up the lecture and guides the class into a full on story telling time. Honestly I do not need to know when my classmates last pap was or how it went. I was a Little shocked when no one spoke up when the teacher mentioned STDs (could you imagine? Ugh). I can appreciate another persons need to express things verbally, but we all must remember that you CAN say too much and sometimes it’s better to just listen once in a while. (or tell your doctor and not a class room of nonprofessionals who may have not learned about OSHA and HIPPA yet).
the main purpose of this post was to vent before I walk into said class tonight. Thanks for ‘listening’ pals!

"if you think you know everything then you will learn nothing"


— 2 years ago
I love the views and morals John Lennon communicated through his life and music.

I love the views and morals John Lennon communicated through his life and music.


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— 2 years ago with 4 notes

Hey everyone! This is Liz, I had a little trouble getting started but I think I’m starting figuring things out. :) Just a little about myself, I’m attending QVCC for Human Services and I’m not exactly sure what i want to do with that yet, but I know I need a carreer dealing with people becuase there’s no way I could sit at a desk and stare at a computer all day.

Anyway, I found this clip on Yahoo and was amazed by the patience and planning of the artist. There isn’t much communication with others but I think that it shows a lot of intrapersonal communication. I know that personally, I would not have the patience to not only plan the design and organize the colors but then to also execute it. Hope you enjoy it.

-Liz :)

— 2 years ago

This is a picture of the first computer.  I tried looking online for more information about this picture but couldn’t really find too much.  This picture was sent to me in an email with other pictures of the first Mcdonalds, evoluton of the coke bottle, the construction of Disneyworld, Titanic before and after it sank.  I was amazed when I first seen some of these pictures.  My mouth dropped in aw.  What a major difference from then and now. I try to imagine what it would be like to live back in the early 1900’s. Can you?!?


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