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October 31st, 2010

Pardon the intrusion.



September 28th, 2010

Dear OYO-goers,

I’m getting a little too creative with what we should call ourselves, huh? This week we’re still meeting at Zink Park in the pavilion, but we’re up to binding books! Bring fancy paper if you’re not happy with regular copy paper. Other than that, supplies should be covered. So, come after school this Thursday the 30th to Zink for an awesome time of book-making. See you there.


The show must go on.

OYO, Uncategorized

May 13th, 2010


I think, despite there not being any school, we should still have OYO today. We would still try and meet at CHOCS, if they have power and they are not over packed or we could meet at someone’s house. Perferably one with power. I was hoping today would be the day when we put all of our efforts into recruiting. While it would mainly consist of making posters, if you have any other ideas feel free to bring supplies and we can try it together. I would like to meet at the usual time, so around 3:30. Hopefully some people still have power and they can see this post, if not then I should probably start getting people’s numbers. I’ll start by giving you mine. Alex Prieto (918) 373-4733. Call me if you can make it, and call other people telling them to come. Long live the knitting club.


Alex Prieto

P.S. If you have any poster making stuff try and bring it.

P.S.S. Hope everyone is having a nice day off.

Research Notes

British Literature, Uncategorized

February 3rd, 2010

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Lotta information here, so read all the way through. There is a small chance that my blog will explode once I upload this vid-o-knowledge, so stand back. Protective eyewear required.

The Research Video:

I worked on a screencast of my research process last night (about 2 hours worth). It showed the choices I make, my workflow, organization, reliable sources, etc. I hit Save…and nothing happened. I’m stuck with a 4GB avi that doesn’t play. Live and learn. I spent the rest of the night working on the following video, which shows a segment of my research on “nerds” for the Twilight paper (which will be awesome, btw).

Some of you wished to have a copy available at home, so I’m posting it here. I’m going to add notes to the video later to make it more self-explanatory, but I think it is fairly clear now. Also, if you have any suggestions (video speed, information, clarification, etc) for this video or anything else you’d like me to record, let me know. This is a learning process for me.

My Fans! My Glorious Fans!

In addition to the screencasts, I thought I’d dive deeper into the social mediasphere. Since you all seem to be anti-RSS feeds, I’ve set up a Facebook page that will send you updates via your account. Just go here, inflate my ego by becoming a fan, and receive updates when I post to the blog. (I’ve connected my Twitter page to the feed as well, so if you are somehow on Twitter but not Facebook, follow me here.) This should be an efficient way of getting information to you guys outside of class, but we’ll see. It’s just a test. As always, if you have an idea about how to make this better, let me know.

There and Back Again

Notes from Stallings, Uncategorized

June 24th, 2009

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How’s summer going? I had planned on updating throughout, but things have been busy. If any of you are still checking, drop me a comment below. Might give me motivation to share the coolness I come across.
So, I’ve been working on the syllabus for the Great Stories class I’ll be teaching in the fall, and thought I’d ask for your input. What stories from religious texts, fairy tales, myths, fables, and such should we read? What were the stories you loved as a child, or only recently discovered? Basically, what stories should every person know?
This will be a chance for us to increase our cultural capital, and better understand Western life.
My list:

  • Job
  • Icarus and Daedalus
  • Prometheus
  • The Greek Pantheon
  • Cinderella (in many forms)
  • Creation stories
  • …more to come.