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  • highfidelity-

    Right now I'm spending my summer doing a part-time internship at a non-profit organization that works in Franklinton, an extremely under-resourced neighborhood of Columbus. I'm also doing some research for my thesis. The only trip I have planned this summer is a family vacation to Hilton Head. I sort of have mixed feelings about the vacation because, while there aren't many places I wouldn't want to go, a place like Hilton Head would be one of them. I just have major reservations about any place that's as touristy as Hilton Head or Myrtle Beach. But we'll see how it goes! It's awesome that you're going to Portland! You'll have to let me know some of the awesome places you visit for future reference. And if you're going to go anywhere in Texas, Austin City Limits seems like one of the best.

    3 Jul 2013 Responder
  • highfidelity-

    The Tennessee park we went to was absolutely beautiful! Part of my family isn't very outdoorsy either, so if we go on family vacations, camping and national parks are usually out. I would totally love to visit Alaska, and it's one of the places on my list of places to visit. I basically want to go everywhere. Right now, some of the big cities are on the top of my list: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland. But I also want to see national parks and go camping. I think it would be awesome to go to places like Montana or North Dakota. And Europe is on my list. South America would also be cool to visit. What are your must-see places?

    29 Jun 2013 Responder
  • highfidelity-

    That's amazing! I would love to go hiking at Denali. To answer your question, I am from Ohio. I've traveled a bit, but I've done most of my traveling on family vacations. For the most part, we go somewhere in the south any time we go on vacation, and then we don't do much hiking in parks or anything. We stay mainly in the historic districts, so we walk through those mostly. But we did go hike through a national or state park in Tennessee once, and that was pretty awesome. I would love to see more national parks and go camping. Do you travel often?

    20 Jun 2013 Responder
  • highfidelity-

    I would absolutely love to take a trip to Alaska! I've never been backpacking before, but it's something that I've wanted to do for a while. From what I've heard and what you've told me, Alaska is like no other place, and I definitely want to see it at some point.

    16 Jun 2013 Responder
  • highfidelity-

    Those pictures are awesome! I would love to see bears that close, permitted I'm not in immediate danger. I was actually hiking the other day and a white-tailed deer crossed my path. We had a bit of a staring contest before it got bored, but I would love to go on a nature tour in Alaska.

    14 Jun 2013 Responder
  • highfidelity-

    Thanks so much for that! I don't blame you for not wanting to read English theses for fun; I generally don't want to read them either. One of my goals is to at least interest people enough in ideas that, when I present my thesis to them, they'll be fairly engaged. For me, Revolutionary Road represents the part of society that's still clinging to conventional morals and behaviors. The Wheelers want to break away from that by moving to Europe, but ultimately, they conform into what their Connecticut suburb expects of them at the cost of April's life. I think with Daisy Miller and Revolutionary Road the violence is more insidious because it's more subtle. It's tricky to pick up on, but when you notice the underlying violence or hostility within their groomed culture, it's pretty disturbing.

    13 Jun 2013 Responder
  • highfidelity-

    Haha thank you so much! I really appreciate your interest in it. I've been toying with this idea for a while, so hearing that other people see where I'm going is always rewarding. I'm actually reading some articles for it right now, so I'm more than happy to discuss. I want to spend part of my thesis examining the shift in the depiction in violence in these novels. It's my theory that the biggest increases and shifts in overt violence in the novel of manners occur during or after wars or periods where morals and traditional behavior are subject to turbulent change. I think the key shift happens after World War II, which is why The Talented Mr. Ripley and Revolutionary Road are important texts for me to look at. They both occur around the same time after the war, but they feature vastly different forms of violence, with Rev. Road being a subtler violence more reminiscent of Daisy Miller and Ripley is way more graphic and provides a good lead in to American Psycho.

    13 Jun 2013 Responder
  • highfidelity-

    I love thunder storms and heavy rain, but tornadoes freak me out a bit. I think it's the destructive nature of tornadoes that gets me. I find thunder storms and the patter of rain on rooftops soothing, but ratchet that up to a point where there's a potential for disaster and I get a little nervous. I'm already thankful for a light year. I've been taking overloads for a while, so the possibility of having free time during the school year is a relief. And I've decided to focus my thesis project within my English major. I'm going to show the evolution of violence in the American novel of manners. I'm going to be starting with Henry James' novella Daisy Miller and working my way through The Talented Mr. Ripley, Revolutionary Road, and end up with American Psycho. Basically, from Daisy Miller to American Psycho, the violence created by either defying or adhering to the rules of upper class society has increased over the span between those two works.

    13 Jun 2013 Responder
  • highfidelity-

    Yeah. Her music is right up my alley. It's hard to wrap my brain around how young and talented she is, but as long she makes good music I don't care how old she is. That kind of summer sounds lovely. We've had a pretty good summer until now; we're having a pretty bad storm front come through Columbus, so we have tornado watches and severe thunderstorm warnings all night. Other than the huge storms things are good! And I do have one more year at Otterbein. The past few years of school have been crazy busy, but I've taken enough credit hours that I should hopefully have a relatively easy year. But it's going to be senior year and I have a thesis to do, so who knows?

    13 Jun 2013 Responder
  • highfidelity-

    Wow! Thanks for the recommendation. I really, really enjoyed it. Lorde sounds like the best parts of Lana Del Rey, but with her own unique musical character. How's Alaska treating you?

    13 Jun 2013 Responder
  • SandofStar

    Currently the plan for Europe is to fly into Berlin and then travel to Paris and London. I'm doing this with Herriges, Jon, and Douge. David and Sarah might be living in Germany when we get there in August. I'm pretty sure that I would want to come to Alaska during the summer months. Iowa winters are cold enough and now that I live in Texas, I don't even think I'll be able to handle those anymore :)

    1 Jun 2012 Responder
  • SandofStar

    Oh yeah and just for your information, Cowboys play the Bengals on December 9th here in Dallas. Just sayin. Or I'm guessing there might be a Leafs-Stars game sometime :)

    31 May 2012 Responder
  • SandofStar

    Haha Russian Unicorn. First time I've seen it, but awesome. "Hot pockets for 20 cents is a steal any day of the week!" Anyway, I think my next vacation after going to Europe should be to Alaska. What do you think of that?

    31 May 2012 Responder
  • calquist

    Well, bears are particularly prude. And plus, Carly Rae is Canadian so maybe they thought you were inferring with your mating call that they weren't American. Bear colors don't run.

    30 May 2012 Responder
  • SandofStar

    You should definitely come here for SXSW or Austin City Limits. That's when Austin supposedly is at its best. It was pretty dead when I went but I was only there on a Sunday, but there's tons of fun stuff just outside of Austin. Bunch of cool nature, small towns with cool historic buildings, and wineries. San Antonio is also pretty cool too and only an hour from Austin. oh yeah and we have this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhDhDRvHaGs

    30 May 2012 Responder
  • SandofStar

    That sounds cool. I bet your getting lots of sunlight these days. Texas is good. Gonna go to Austin probably this weekend. Should be pretty fun. And you may be the biggest state, but do you have Walker, Texas Ranger? ....... no

    25 May 2012 Responder
  • SandofStar

    Hey Mr Damien! How's the Alaska going? I just downloaded an album by Jim Guthrie call Sword & Sworcery: The Ballad of the Space Babies, and I thought it was right up your alley on many different levels. I think you'll know why if you listen to it ;)

    16 May 2012 Responder
  • highfidelity-

    Thanks! It's good to have some assurance from someone who's actually out there in the world. Have fun in Alaska! I hope you have an awesome time camping!

    5 May 2012 Responder
  • highfidelity-

    That's cool! I can see how someone would have a falling out with journalism. There's probably a lot of extra or hidden parts to the job that you don't realize off the bat but can really ruin the job. A degree in College Student Personnel definitely isn't something I'm familiar with, but it's not the weirdest degree I've ever heard of and if it got you a job in Alaska I'd say it worked out pretty well for you. I bet the camping this summer is going to be awesome! I've thought about Portland as well as San Francisco. Honestly, I have no idea what I want to do. I mean, I've thought about publishing and my business concentration is in marketing so I could do something with that, but it's all up in the air. I'm a sophomore right now with about two weeks left in the semester so I at least have one or two more years to figure out what I want to do.

    4 May 2012 Responder
  • highfidelity-

    There's not tons to say about North Canton or Otterbein. Both are pretty small places, but they're friendly enough. I'm double majoring in Business Administration and English Literary Studies and I'm involved with some of the English and business organizations on campus. Alaska sounds really beautiful and just like an overall wonderful place. I would love to travel there sometime. I've thought about moving out west after graduation for a change in scenery and pace too. I'm thinking about Seattle, but it's up in the air. What do you do for a living?

    4 May 2012 Responder
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