Friday, April 6, 2012

Issues Paper Reflection

Praise to the's finally over. Alright, I'm being dramatic. But really...writing that paper kinda sucked. It's not that it was a horrible assignment or anything...It's just writing 8-9 pages about something is a lot harder than you would think. Plus I'm a REALLY good procrastinator (or should I say bad procrastinator?) naturally I waited until a few days before the paper was due to really get serious about it. I liked my topic and everything but after about 500 words I got sick of talking and reading about violent video games. The peer editing was pretty helpful though. I didn't end up going to the writing center this time...I probably should have though... Well anywho...I'm just glad that's outta the way. 

Oh and here's the trailer for the new movie The Amazing Spiderman...idk why but I'm kinda excited to see it this summer.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Issues Paper Formula

  • Briefing of issue
  • Statement of side
  • What/How video games affect kids
  • Thesis statement
  • Background of video game industry
  • History of violence in video games
  • Ratings systems
Body Paragraphs-
  • Reasoning
  • Arguments/Counter Arguments
Pathetic Part-
  • School shootings
  • Examples of violence
  • Appeal to emotions 
  • Call to action 
So I watched Dear John for like the 15th time a few days ago... (I could literally watch it every day and be content) and this is one of the songs in it and is currently my music obsession :) 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Let the Goodtimes Roll

I know I'm supposed to live in the moment and whatever but I can't freaking wait for Fall term. (Well I'm more excited for summer, but you guys already know that!) I'll be living off campus (with a pool and jacuzzi!) with my 3 best friends. Speaking of my of those is in Ukraine right now until June and I miss her like crazy:( Another reason why I can't wait til Fall! And no offense to all you freshman boys but it will be nice being in a ward with R.M.'s and such who aren't gonna leave us! It's hard becoming good friends with all these people who I'm probably not gonna see again. I'm also really fricken excited to go home for summer! I love college and love it here but I miss home! I can't wait to go boating....and hiking....and golfing....and bike riding......oh and I'm gonna learn how to longboard this summer! I've said that for years but it's gonna happen. I tried it the other day and loved it so you guys just wait. I'll be pro by the end of the summer!

I hope you all got my song reference..... If not,'re missing out.

And this video is a clip from Toddlers & Tiaras, probably one of my favorite shows....

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Susan Is Mah Homegurl.

Soo unlike most of the class, I actually really enjoyed and benefited from the Writing & Research Lab. When Michelle and I went, all the T.A.'s were in a meeting so we got to meet with Susan. (80% sure that was her name) She was an older lady and I think she was in charge of the whole lab or something...but anywho....she was super helpful and gave me some really good suggestions on how to research and how to narrow down my topic. She really knew what she was talking about and was uber nice and sweet. I already had a few articles and sources going in, but came out with like 20 more options which is definitely a lot better. Basically I'm a new fan of the Writing and Research Lab.

Would ya look at that?!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Issues Paper Thesis

Although many forms of media can have positive influences and effects on children, many, if not most, children are negatively affected by violence in media, and especially in video games, and are caused to become more violent and actually mimic what they see in their everyday lives.

Here's another dumb video for y'all. Feel free to laugh...or hate it...

Monday, February 27, 2012

What Is Wrong With You, Carl? (Issues Paper)

Here are some topics I came up with!

1. Emphasis on a color-blind (not literally color-blind!) society is NOT an answer to racism

  • Is racism a non-existent, irrelevant problem of the past? 
  • Are programs such as affirmative action and multiculturalism based on racist principles? 
2. Should schools in the United States adopt bilingualism? 
  • How will school's becoming bilingual affect students, whether they be native English speakers or not? 
  • Is complete immersion in English the best way to teach non English speakers, English? 
3. Are immigrants a drain on the economy, and how should we address the immigration problem?
  • Do immigrants really take American jobs, drive down wages, and not pay taxes? 
  • How do we as a country benefit from immigrants? 

Now here's the hilarious video that goes along with my post title:) Yes, it's extremely dumb but I think it's pretty funny. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

So a Guy Wants to Pray on the Sidelines, Big Deal

In his post ‘It Could Be Worse’, concerning Tim Tebow and the fact that he prays quite often during NFL games and practices, the blogger of Redneck Latte Ravings (an opinion blog) with the screen name Paul appeals to his audience and shows a less scholarly, yet knowledgeable opinion. Tim Tebow, current Denver Broncos Quarterback is a devout Christian and is not afraid to show his beliefs to fans and players. This past year, Tim has been majorly publicized for (1) bringing the Denver Broncos to the second round of the playoffs, and (2) praying constantly during games. Paul uses casual and more personal word choice, convincing tone, and relevant examples to persuade the reader that “It could be worse,” and that praying should not be reprimanded.

Through his use of personalized, less formal word choice, Paul causes the reader to feel comfortable and more understanding of his point. Many writers try to “fluff up” their writing with the use of bigger, more complex words, but, in most cases, this just confuses the reader and pushes them to look elsewhere for reading material. Considering that Paul’s opinion blog is not a scholarly, and/or academic blog, readers of his blog are most likely not looking for scholarly writing, but for relatable, casual writing. By using colloquial words that one uses in every day conversation, such as “fuss,” “big deal,” “heck,” and “prayin’,” readers can connect more to the writer and the subject of his post. He even personalizes Tim Tebow’s name by calling him “Timmy” several times. When the author personalizes Tim Tebow by calling him “Timmy,” as an audience, we feel more connected to Timmy, and see him more on our level, rather than as the NFL superstar he is. This also helps in convincing the reader of Paul’s main point that praying is not bad at all and that in fact we could use a lot more of it, especially when our example of one who prays often is a decent guy like Timmy.

The use of convincing tone is not uncommon in an opinion post, but the way the author combines his casual diction with convincing tone brilliantly and subtly persuades the reader to believe in his point without even realizing they’ve been persuaded.  He starts his post off by stating, “So a guy wants to pray on the sidelines, big deal.” This beginning phrase opens the thought to the reader that what they may have thought to be a “big deal” at first, really isn’t at all. He then moves on to convince the reader that Tim praying doesn’t hurt anyone else and says, “I think we could all do a little prayin’ these days!” According to Paul, Tim Tebow is a much better man than many other sports players; whether that is a result of his praying or not, Paul shows the reader that we should appreciate watching the devout Christian ball player with high morals and standards because it could easily be worse.

 By utilizing personal examples, as well as historical examples of people who’ve prayed during sports, Paul shows that people are getting upset about something that they’ve been okay with and allowed for many, many years. He uses the example of Muhammad Ali and the fact that he routinely prayed before fights: “Did anyone care if Ali prayed before a fight?  He did, BTW.” The author creates another connection to his audience by using a personal example of the fact that he prays before every meal, yet chooses not to make a big deal of it. The United States’ most predominant religion is Christianity, with 76% of Americans associating to the faith. Most, if not all people have had religious experiences for themselves and can relate to the small, personal prayers Paul holds prior to meals. The author then lists a few examples of sports players that could benefit from a little more praying themselves by saying, “and which is worse, a decent Tim Tebow who prays before, during, and after a game, or these guys…” It could be worse, and Paul convinces the reader that society should appreciate a decent, praying guy like Timmy, when he could be a drug- trafficking murderer, like Darryl Henley.

The more personal, congenial relationship that the author creates with his audience establishes the perfect foundation to assure the reader of his point and opinion and to change the viewpoint the reader may already have concerning Tim Tebow and the fact that he prays often and publicly. “It could be worse,” and the author illustrates that with his use of historical examples and persuasive tone. While many see Tim Tebow praying on the sidelines as preaching, Timmy is simply not afraid to stand up for and show his beliefs to anyone watching, and because of that, he is a much better man than most football players, or even sports players. Paul convinces his audience that practicing of one’s beliefs should never be denounced, whether or not one agrees with those beliefs.

Friday, February 24, 2012

This Is The Thing (R.A. Reflection)

So like many people in our class, I definitely fancied the Opinion Editorial paper a lot more than the Rhetorical Analysis. That being said, this paper really wasn't that bad. I was able to find an interesting blog post that I enjoyed reading and could easily relate to.

I went to the writing lab twice (once for grammar, and once just for writing). I really benefited from the grammar appointment, and actually learned a lot about commas and all that jazz. The writing appointment; however, was of little help to me. I just didn't really like the tutor I was given and ended up being a little confused afterwards.

I do wish I could've used some personal opinion here and there in my paper, but obviously I couldn't. The R.A. follows such strict guidelines and format, and because of that I couldn't really show my personality or views which was kind of annoying.

As for my title (completely un-related) I named it after a current favorite song of mine, This Is The Thing by Fink. Listen and enjoy :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Peer Review Process...OpEd Vs. R.A.

Personally, I really enjoy peer editing and feel like I benefit a lot from it. Both ways we peer reviewed were great and helped a lot, but I think I like doing one on one peer editing (The way we did for the Opinion Editorial) . It would have been nice to do one on one editing with more than one person though. While looking at papers prior to class and having two or three people edit our papers was way good and definitely helped, talking about one person's paper with the group was definitely less personal, and I felt like I had to agree with the other members of the group. So all in all I liked the OpEd editing style (with a few minor changes) better!

And I'm just gonna do the same as I have in previous posts and post a video that I think is funny (Note the I) Hope you enjoy:) Oh and there may be one or two naughty words so please ignore!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Island In The Sun

So, Michelle already talked about this in her post....but I am and have been on the same page as her since...well summer ended. I don't know why summer is so magical and reveled, but it is. I literally cannot wait for summer. Well I can...and i'm gonna have to, but I like to be dramatic about things. I'm just a little jealous of ALL the people who are in California right now for the 3 day weekend, which seems to be most of the people I know here... Who am I kidding?! I kinda hate you all (in an envious sort of way...I don't really hate you:) ).  I can't wait for the warm summer nights where you can sit outside on your porch drinking lemonade, with only shorts and a t-shirt on! Dressing for winter is so hard! Rather than just throwing something on, I feel like you have to come up with all these cute outfits, whereas in summer, you can literally wear a swim suit and shorts and get away with it...and look cute still. Oh and the Fourth of July. Holy schnikes. It's definitely my favorite holiday. The barbecues, parades, and fireworks! The list could go on. My ultimate goal in life: live in a perpetually "summer place" in it is basically summer all year long. Maybe South Carolina? Or California again...who knows? All I know is there are about 62 days until this semester is over and it's summer for us. I think I can...I think I can...I think I can....make it.

La Jolla Beach....remind me why I'm not here again?

Lake Powell....where my family (including Michelle!) will be going this summer:)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The language of love ;) A.K.A. Figurative Language

Paul, the author of the blogpost, 'It Could Be Worse', fills his post with many uses of figurative language:

1. Rhetorical questions
  • "Did anyone care if Ali prayed before a fight?"
  • "How about every boxer from South America who crosses themselves before beating the crap out of their opponents?"
  • And what about other public prayers?
  • "When did that become wrong?"
2. Satire 
  • "Something tells me He’s a tad occupied up there making sure we don’t blow the place up." 
3. Allusion
  • "Did anyone care if Ali prayed before a fight?"
  • "And the last time I checked, free exercise of religion was still on the books!"
4. Tone
  • "I could go on. 
  • Oh, heck, I will…" 
  • "I think we could all do a little prayin’ these days!" 
  • "So a guy wants to pray on the sidelines, big deal." 

Once again, this video has zero relevance to my blog post, but I seriously can't watch it enough. Ignore the title! Sorry! 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

It Could Be Worse (R.A. Thesis)

I'm switching things up and picking a completely different blog post to write about! I'm not a Bronco's fan at all (Chargers!), but I like Tim Tebow as a person, so I found this neat post about Timmy and the whole shindig with him praying all the time. 

Thesis Statement:
 In his post, ‘It Could Be Worse’ concerning Tim Tebow and the fact that he prays quite often during NFL games and practices, Paul appeals to his audience and shows a less scholarly, yet knowledgeable opinion. He uses casual and more personal word choice, convincing tone, and relevant examples to persuade the reader that “It could be worse”, and that praying shouldn’t be reprimanded.  

Friday, February 3, 2012

Did I mention I like to blog?

Living With Mistakes 
Topic: Why success starts with failure
Author: David Brook's, an opinion editorial columnist for The New York Times
Audience: Book readers, business people

Top 10 Films So Bad They Are Hilarious
Topic: Top 10 worst films that are actually funny, because they're so bad
Author: Kevin Merryman
Audience: Movie watchers

10 Roads That Will Scare You Stupid
Topic: Scary roads
Author: Ian Zanni
Audience: Drivers, People who like scary things

So...this video honestly doesn't have anything to do with my post either (well besides the title....) but it's kinda give it a watch aight?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Mirror, Mirror on the wall....

All in all I really enjoyed the Opinion Editorial assignment and learned a lot more than I expected in the process. Opinions are one of the things I happen to have a lot of...and some may say too many of -_- (Some sort of Japanese emoticon? Supposedly it means a "secret smile"...whatever that means...) 

I chose a topic that I really have an opinion and a stance about, and that made it easier to show my voice throughout my writing. I tend to be a little on the sarcastic side, so that definitely showed through, at least in my introduction. 

Peer reviews always tend to be very beneficial for me. I'm the kind of person who has to run every little decision in my life through my friends and even what I should eat for lunch....yeah I know...I'm weird.... Well any who...I enjoy hearing what friends and classmates have to say about my writing. After all, two eyes (or is it four eyes?) are better than one (or two -_-) ! The whole blogging thang goes along with this too. I love commenting and seeing peoples comments on my blog. It really does help to hear someone else's perspective and thoughts. 

The writing center was also very helpful for me. Even though I waited until I was basically finished with my paper, the tutor I met with had a lot of really good suggestions and I actually fixed my paper a lot after I met with him. 

Well folks...I think I'm done reflecting. 

Peace & Blessins. 

P.S. This literally has nothing to do with my paper or this post...but it's probably one of the funniest things ever. Watch and enjoy friends.  

Monday, January 30, 2012

Menaces to Society

Let's face it. Mormons have a pretty bad reputation for getting married when they’re like 17, and after knowing their future spouse for only 2 weeks (okay, okay, I'm exaggerating a lot, but that’s pretty much the case, am I right?)  Especially at BYU, so many girls get married as freshman and sophomores, and the boys only months after returning home from serving missions. And then when you're not hitched by, say, 22, you're this freak of a person and a menace to society. Mormons should not get married at such young ages, or so quickly into the dating process, because they need more time to fully mature and grow, to get to know their future companion, and to make sure they're marrying for the right reasons, rather than just pleasing Mormon society and/or their parents.

From a scientific perspective, the human brain doesn’t even fully develop until people reach their 30’s and even late 40’s. The prefrontal cortex, the region of the brain right behind the forehead, is an area that goes through the longest phases of development. This area of the brain is vital for functions such as planning and decision-making, and is a key area for social awareness and behavior, interacting with others, as well as for the development of several personality traits. Research shows that there is a strong link between the prefrontal cortex and a person’s personality. If one’s personality and maturity is not even completely developed until their 30’s or 40’s, how can one expect to be mature enough to be marrying the right person in their late teens or early 20’s? I’m not saying you should necessarily wait until your 30’s or 40’s to get married, but you should at least allow your brain to mature more, prior to marrying. My parents were married when my mother was almost 19, and my father almost 20, and they continue to be happily married with 4 kids. My parents, however, are the exception, and this is not the case for most couples marrying in their teens and early twenties. The greatest indicator for probability of divorce is the wife’s age. Within 20 years, 67% of marriages in which the bride is 18 years old or younger end in divorce. There is not an exact age in which you should get married, but too many LDS couples are rushing to get married at very young ages, when they aren’t mature enough to be married.

Going along with being mature enough to be marrying, former President of the LDS church, Gordon B. Hinckley, states in an a First Presidency message that “There is need for another education, without which the substance of secular learning may lead only to destruction. I refer to the education of the heart, of the conscience, of the character, of the spirit—these indefinable aspects of our personalities which determine so certainly what we are and what we do in our relationships one with another.” LDS members need to spend more time not only maturing, but educating their hearts, conscience, character, and spirit; all of which are key factors that affect marital relationships.

A couple of months of dating are not enough time to fully get to know someone, especially considering this person is someone you’ll be committing to spend the rest of your life with. Sure, many people say that they “know” they’re meant to be with someone early into relationships, and a large part of me really does believe in soul mates, but how sure can you really be that soon into a relationship? I believe this is one of the reasons that the church divorce rate of 25% is nearly as high as the national divorce rate of 34%. There also is not a timeline or a certain amount of time to date before you get married, but many consider the average age that Latter Day Saint members are getting married, way too young.  Jeffry Larson, professor of marriage and family therapy at BYU, says that “usually by mid-20s college is finished, there is less financial stress, there has been plenty of time to date and most are emotionally and cognitively mature.” He continues, “those who marry when they are 19 or 20 are generally less self aware and don't have much relationship experience.”

Pleasing parents and society is another pushing factor as to why Mormons get married so quickly. We are told in Genesis to multiply and replenish the Earth, and modern-day Prophets and apostles are heavily pushing marriage, especially towards young men. Apostle Richard G. Scott spoke in General Conference, saying, “If you are a young man of appropriate age and are not married, don’t waste time in idle pursuits…Get on with life and focus on getting married. Don’t just coast through this period of life.” This is clearly divinely inspired, and I do not wish to contradict Richard G. Scott, but it’s easy to see how many young men hear this and assume they need to hurry and find a wife, so they won’t be wasting time in “idle pursuits”.  I have nothing against marriage itself, and plan on being married in the near future (not too near though!), and recognize that marriage is a core LDS teaching, but I feel that the constant pressure on young men to find a wife, and settle down may push some to move too fast, and make irrational decisions regarding companionship.

Mormons should not rush so much into getting married, and need to spend more time dating, and getting to know their future spouses. It is vital to give yourself time in college and elsewhere, to fully mature: emotionally and physically, build character, and become more self-aware prior to settling down and committing to eternal life with your companion.

The gorgeous San Diego Temple, where I intend to be married eventually :) 


Friday, January 27, 2012

Feeling This

I'm startin to get sick of this whole winter business. Yes, I'm "from" Colorado, but I was born and raised in the oh so sunny and quite warm San Diego. I'm sick of being cold, and having to wear like 10 layers of clothing....and yet, still be cold. And no I'm not a big snow fan. Occasionally it's going sledding and the spontaneous snowball fight (oh wait....snowballs are illegal in Provo...yeah that's freaking weird)

I'm also startin to get sick of this whole Utah thang. I love Mormons and errything but sometimes I just need a break from the "Mormon Scene". I've never really been one to do typical Mormon activities like sit around and bake cookies and watch Disney movies.

Side note... What is with Mormon's obsessions with Disney movies?! Okay, they're cool every once in a while for a little reminiscing on childhood, but honestly the last time I watched a Disney movie was probably 3 or 4 years least. Okay, anywho... I feel like my entire ward (which consists of mostly people from Utah or Mesa...both heavily Mormon populated areas...not sure if this is a factor?) enjoys doing those "typical" Mormon things...and I feel like sometimes I'm just the weird outsider. A perfect Friday night for me would probably involve going to some sort of concert or live show (at Velour or Muse....both are great and you should check em out!) of an indie-ish band, going out to eat somewhere, maybe walk around "downtown" or something, and maybe end it with a chill movie...Preferably not Disney...or Twilight....or Harry Potter... (I just made myself sound very indie...Which I guess I slightly am...)

Ooh or maybe end my night with some Criminal Minds... It's probably my favorite T.V. show... Mostly because it's intense and scary and just plain great....but also a large part of my liking for it is because of my fondness for one of the characters, Spencer Reid. Holy Hannah. (My newly acclaimed "Utah Phrase"...Mommas gonna be so proud I'm a Utah girl now! haha not :p) I swear, I will marry that beautiful boy one day. He's literally the perfect combination of nerdy and hot.

Oh another earlier side note... The obsession with Twilight and Harry Potter....Mormons seriously all seem to have the same overly obsessive personality trait. I'm not exactly one to talk though! I have a little problem with Tumblr and Twitter. Especially Tumblr....It's so freaking great. I seriously have an addiction. In the last month, alone, I've "tumbled" about 300 times. If you don't know what it is...check it out. That and Twitter are my two weaknesses...Confession: I'm tumbling right now :p....

So my post title... Feeling This...well it's a pretty fricken tight song that i'm a bit obsessed with right now....Blink 182 is by far my favorite band (Yes...they're a little old school) .... Go on a journey and take a listen aight? For some reason I end up talking real ghetto late at night...lucky you! Mmkay ima stop rambling now...

Peace & Blessins y'all.

P.S. Not sure why I'm posting this picture b/c it just makes me mad that I'm not in California right now or any beach for that matter. Summer...please hurry up.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Logos, Pathos, & Ethos

Logos: I appeal to logic a few times throughout my paper by using actual numbers and statistics regarding statements. For example, I used the statistic that "within 20 years, 67% of marriages in which the bride is 18 years old or younger end in divorce". I also appealed to logic by talking about the growth and maturity of the human brain, and citing research done on the human brain. 

Pathos: I appeal to the emotions of the reader by using a personal story/example about my parents getting married young. I could also bring out negative emotions, especially with readers who have gotten married quickly or at young ages. I definitely have a more negative tone when talking about people getting married quickly, which could anger people. 

Ethos: I appeal to authority by quoting outside sources, and by using information from medical research done concerning the human brain. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Clams, Raisins, & Asymptotes...A.K.A Claims, Reasons, & Assumptions

Claim= Mormons should not get married so quickly or so young.


  •  People need more time to mature and grow on their own.
  • They need more time to get to know their future spouse.
  • The need to take time to make sure they're marrying for the right reasons. 

Assumptions=Mormons want to prevent failures in their marriage, and not rushing into marriage will lessen their chances of divorce later on.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sweetly Sound The Wedding Bells.... (for now)

Topic: Mormons, and especially R.M.'s should NOT get married so quickly. Let's face it. Mormons have a pretty bad reputation for getting married when they're like 15 (okay okay, I'm exaggerating, but pretty much, right?!)  Especially at BYU, so many girls get married as freshman and sophomores, and the boys only months after returning from serving missions. And then when you're not married by, say, 22, you're this freak of a person and a menace to society.

Thesis: Mormons should not get married at such young ages, and so quickly, because they need more time to fully mature and grow, to get to know their future companion, and to make sure they're marrying for the right reasons, rather than just pleasing society or their parents.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Stormin' My Brain

My first assignment for Writing 150 (Opinion Editorial) is, of course, VERY vague and completely up to me to come up with a let me just bounce some ideas around...

1. Mormons (and especially R.M.'s) should NOT get married so quickly.

  • Divorce rate in the church is almost the same as the National divorce rate
  • The younger you are, the less you "know" yourself, and the less you've become the person you want to be

2. Rap and Hip-Hop are musical trash

  • The lyrics....enough said
  • The skills of almost any Hip-Hop/Rap artist are limited to rapping, and semi-descent singing (or are we just confused by the excessive use of auto-tune?)

3. Writing missionaries for girls at BYU is addicting and slightly unhealthy

4. Being a devout sports fan is actually beneficial to your health

  • Putting faith (and many times money) in something that you literally have no control over is healthy

5. Leggings ARE NOT pants

  • Even at BYU, girls try substituting leggings for pants.....WHY
  • Whoever started this trend deserves a smack

6. Why do all Mormons seem to have the same overly obsessive personality trait...? This is a legitimate question that I would like to find an answer for...

  • Twilight, Harry Potter, etc...

7. Utah really isn't that great (Sorry to anyone who lives in Utah!)

  • It's a bubble
  • Yes, the outdoors here are pretty, but not as pretty when compared to many of the places I've been to... (or lived in)
  • There's so many freaking billboards....
  • Construction.....ALL THE TIME


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

We Are All That We Are

Hey guys! My name's Rachel Castile York, and I was born and raised in the beautiful San Diego, California, and moved to (the equally beautiful!) Boulder, Colorado when I was 12. I'm 18 and a freshman at Brigham Young University, and plan to major in Advertising. If everything goes according to plan, I will hopefully find a job as an Art Director, or Advertising Designer at an Advertising Firm. I love to travel, and hope I can travel the world all throughout my life. Ideally I would love to live on one of the coasts, especially the South East Coast! Some random things you should know about me:
1. I love music, and everything about it. I've been to a lot of concerts, and plan on going to a lot more! 
2. I love watching football and am a Chargers fan! (San Diego!) 
3. I love movies. I could seriously watch movies back to back for days. 
4. I love animals, and especially my two dogs!

So now you know the basics!