Diversity

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I would say that the culture I identify with would be the Mexican American culture. My mom is 1/2 Mexican, thus making me 1/4 Mexican and my dad is American. I also identify with the Christian culture since I am Baptist. I have good morales and values. Many people challenge the Christian culture because they consider us to be hypocritical and hateful. I’m not going to lie and say I’ve never judged a book by its cover, although I try very hard not too. I once saw a man who looked earily similiar to the man in the youtube video. He had tattoos covering his face and head. However, one day I saw him at church with his kindergarten daughter. I had misjudged him and thought he was someone he was not. In reality it turns out that we share a lot of the same beliefs. My religion, family, and friends all greatly influence my viewpoints and beliefs. I really want to study abroad to learn more about different cultures.

Did you know video

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So this video kind of freaked me out.  I’m not into the whole idea of computers getting smarter over time.  Sure, it’s nice to have updated technology, but it is frightening to think that soon computers will be smarter than humans.  It’ll be like those movies where computers and robots take over the world and overrun the human species.  Some of the concepts in the video help my future by making me realize that it’s ok to have more than one job and it is good to switch it up once in a while to find something I really like.  The facts were all really interesting in the video and I was really intrigued by all of the things the video was saying.  I hope they make an updated one for 2013.  It’s pretty amazing how advanced the world is though.  It’s crazy to think about how many people are one facebook and how rapidly it’s expanding.  I’m excited to see what the future has to offer when it comes to technology, just as long as it doesn’t take over the world.

Intelligence tests

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On my VARK test we took in class, my highest scoring section was kinesthetics.  However, on my MI test, it was one of my lowest sections.  Just like my VARK test results, my MI results real all relatively close in numbers with the biggest difference being five points.  Musical, spatial-visual, and Intrapersonal were my top three catagories and they all contained 30 points.  Interpersonal was a close second with 29 points.  I find it odd how I only had one point difference between intrapersonal and interpersonal.  My two lowest scoring catagories were logical-mathematical and bodily kinesthetic, both scoring 25 points.  I’m suprised that my math section was one of the lower ones, since I loved math in school.  After taking the MI test, I looked up my top three results to see if they actually related to me.  The visual one did have a few points about me, such as I like using colors and I recognize faces easily.  The musical section related to me, not because I have a musical talent, but because I really enjoy listening to it during various times such as while studying.  Intrapersonal relates to me because I do like to work alone sometimes, but I also like working in groups- which is interpersonal.  I guess both relate to me.  Overall, I find it funny that there is no stand out section that relates to me in either test. 

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Who I would interview

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If I were to interview one person for the Roadtrip Nation Project, then I would want to interview Ron Corning.  He is an anchor and reporter for wfaa news and I sometimes watch him on tv when I get the chance.  It would be super awesome to interview him since I also want to work with broadcasting and might want to be a news anchor.  I really want to learn more about his career and how he got to where he is today.  It would be interesting to see what he started from and learn about what other shows he has been on and his opinion on each one.  For example, it be cool to hear which station was his favorite to work on.  He used to be a correspondent for Good Morning America, which just so happens to be my all time favorite news station and the one I would love to work for.  He  Another person who would be interesting to interview is Kelly Raspberry.  She is on the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning show.  Her career also deals with entertainment broadcasting, which is my favorite kind.  One of my dreams would be to report the entertainment news on TV kind of like what Giuliana Rancic does.  Another thing that would be interesting to report would be the investigative stories and be a part of shows like 20/20 and Dateline.  I would really like to know what kind of work goes into each of their jobs and why they like what they do.

Bucket List

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1.  Travel the world.  I know this sounds super cliche, but it is honestly the one thing I really want to do.  I want to be able to visit every continent and experience tons of different cultures.  I feel like this could be incredibly life changing.

2.  Learn a new language fluently.  I really want to be able to master a new language, preferably spanish and french.  My mom is bilingual and wanted me to be as well, so when I was a baby she spoke to me in both spanish and english.  I knew both languages up until I was two but other family members complained they couldn’t understand me when I spoke spanish. Because of that, my mom began speaking it less and I eventually forgot it.  If I could pick it back up again then that would be awesome.

3.  Discover something.  I love archeology and I think it is so cool that some people get to experience finding lost things such as old skeletons and tombs.  My favorite things though are old pirate artifacts.  I love learning about old ships, coins, and weapons.  If I ever got the opportunity to partake in an archeological expedition than that would be amazing.  It would be even better if I found something.

4.  Get to work my dream job.  I’m not sure what it is yet, but once I find out, it’s the career I want to have for the rest of my life.

5.  Earn a million dollars.  I emphasize on the word “earn”.  Although it would be so amazing to win the lottery, it would be more fulfilling to actually make a million dollars by working for it.  Plus it would be really cool to say I became a millionaire through my job.

6.  Have a family.  I know this too is a super cliche one, but it’s one of my big ones.  I would love to get married and be a mom some day.  But not any day soon.

7.  Anonymously donate a large amount to charity.  If I ever became successful enough to be able to have thousands of dollars laying around then I would love to donate them to a charity that I like.  I wouldn’t want to do it under my name because I wouldn’t want the attention of it to be on me, I’d rather it be on the charity.

8.  Discover my talent.  I believe that everyone has a talent, whether it be something super noticable like a good voice or something more understated like being able to fit your whole fist in your mouth.  Either way I really want to know what mine is.

9.  Live in a different country.  I would really like to have a career that will allow me to do it no matter where I am.  I would love to live in many places and hopefully I will have the chance to live in all of them.  They consist of London, Scottland, Australia, Ireland, and Paris.

10.  Go to space.  This is probably one of the most impossible things on this bucket list but with technology who knows just how accessible this will be in the future.  How cool would it be that once you’re done traveling the world you can start traveling the universe.  I became interested in space when one of my best friends made me participate in a NASA Aerospace program where we went to Houston for a week and spent the week at NASA.  It made me really want to go to space.  I believe tickets are around $95,000 a piece, so who knows what could happen!

Here are a few more random things on my bucket list that have less meaning: Spend New Years in Times Square, participate in the color run, learn to surf, cliff jump, be an extra in a movie, throw a dart on a map and travel to wherever it lands, and more!

Graph of time

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2.  Most of my time goes to being in class and the least amount of time goes to scheduled functions.  I would say that my time is pretty balanced.

3.  My big time wasters are travel time.  I guess a way to fix this would be to find shortcuts on my walks so I wouldn’t spend so much time getting from place to place.

4.  A key area I want to improve is managing the importance of my events.  I can tackle this by making the ABC list.