I never understood how people could be so hypocritical, especially my boyfriend at the time. It was my junior year of high school; volleyball and football season had ended. I was able to spend more time with my boyfriend, James. James and I would take turns with one another hanging out with our group of friends together. I learned to deal with videogames, pranks and going to high school parties; when I would hang out with James and his friends. Whereas James learned to play Just Dance the videogame on the Wii, or relax and watch Netflix with my friends and me. As a couple months passed, I started becoming unaware of my actions. My friends were telling me I was becoming an alcoholic, that I was being too much of a “party girl.” I told my best friend Natalia, “You need to lighten up, and just live a little. Parties aren’t bad at all; you should know that.” However, the next thing I knew weeks later I was standing with only a couple of friends left; and constantly arguing with James. I’ve experience such a lame break-up until one day after school James pulled me aside in the band parking lot and told me, “Obviously things aren’t working out for us. I need a girl who isn’t so reckless. I need a girl who doesn’t like to smoke or drink. That girl just isn’t you.” I simply replied with attitude, “Then go find your good girl Mister All I do is drink and smoke.” James then just turned around and walked off to his car, leaving me standing there in the boiling heat without a ride home. That day was the end of James and me. Weeks later, news spread around the school that James and a girl named Sabrina are now dating. Along with the news of the new couple, I heard they met at a party and the two were ping pong partners. All I felt was rage and frustration. I had been dumped due to consuming alcohol so much; therefore James broke up with me. I was so devastated and kept blaming myself for falling under his peer pressure of drinking. I couldn’t understand how he could be such a hypocrite. Since that day, I cut James out of my life completely, and focused only on finishing the last two months of my junior year with A’s and B’s. The sun of summer 2012 beamed down on my skin. My time went toward playing volleyball, swimming, strength and conditioning camp, and, of course, partying. Everything was going great in my life; I had plenty of friends, and I was having fun with doing what I wanted. I had also reconnected with one of my friend, Ricky. Ricky and I have always flirted with each other since freshman year; and over that summer, we started catching up and hanging out. Ricky and I were both very athletic, so we would work out with one another during summer; we also had the same close group of friends, so we tended to hang out a lot together. Things were easy with Ricky, and our communication skills seemed almost perfect. We were able to be goofy with each other, but most of all Ricky and I respected and trusted one another. I looked up to Ricky as a guy best friend whom I also happened to have feelings for. My life was everything that I wanted until August came around; because then I had hit the lowest spot of my life. We only had two weeks of summer left; senior year was right around the corner. Everyone was dreading August 26 which involved having to go back to school. On Friday, August 17 after volleyball practice, I received a text message from James; It had been five months since I had gone without hearing from him. My heart sank to my stomach when my phone screen displayed, “I miss you, Bri.” I hesitated to reply and when I did I typed out, “I’m blocking your number now.” Then I pushed the send button; I wanted no part of James to be in my life, because he wasn’t the right guy I should be with. I later went home and got some rest since I was going to attend one of the last summer parties my friend Kendall was throwing. Natalia, Brittany and I arrived at the party around 11:30pm, and a whole bunch of friends from school was…
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Ge-Te AND As-Te MEMORY GLASS SYSTEMS
J. A. SAVAGE
Royal Radar Establishment, Great Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3PS,
Received 21 February 1972; revised manuscript received 7 April 1972
The glass forming regions for 2.0 g liquid nitrogen quenched melts in the Ge-Te and As-Te
systems are reported, together with glass transition temperatures, metastable melt crystallization temperatures and calorimetric data for glass powder heated at 5 °C/min in an argon
The batch of glass is mixed and ready to go. Glancing around the glassblower's workshop (called ahot shop), we see a number of tools and equipment that'll soon be in use.
First is the initial furnace, inside of which is a pot (sometimes called acrucible). In a process calledcharging, the furnace is filled with large amounts of batch that melt at temperatures higher than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit (about 1,100 degrees Celsius).
During the blowing process, theparison -- or partially blown glass -- is turned…
The Glass Menagerie
Rebecca L. Vasquez
South University Online
ENG 1300 – Composition III/Literature
Week 3, Assignment 2
March 9, 2015
The Glass Menagerie
In the play “The Glass Menagerie”, written by Tennesse Williams, there are several characters that make this play uniqiue. There are several limitations that certain characters have that do not allow them to obtain their dreams and goals. Limitaions prevent goals from being achieved and this causes not only…
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Can you imagine wearing a computer around your head? No I can’t either, but the Google Glass does just that. Matt Swider states,
“Google Glass is the controversial wearable…
Thus it would have low density and low viscosity.
There are three different methods were utilized to investigate viscosity.
Slide method: In this method, a drop or two were placed onto a glass slide. The fluid would go down the glass slide, and the time it takes to travel down the glass slide is recorded.
Ball method: In this method the use of cylinders were made. Each cylinder would contain a liquid in them. Then a ball is dropped in the cylinder and the time it takes for the ball…
The Glass Menagerie
In Tennessee Williams’ play, The Glass Menagerie, symbolism plays an important role. He uses symbolism to represent many different things. Symbolism can be used as characters, objects and scenery. Symbolism is great in that it can be interpreted in many different ways; each reader can draw their own conclusions about what they read. In this play, Tennessee Williams uses characters, the unicorn in the glass menagerie, the glass menagerie itself, the fire escape, as well as the…
Today's "Glass Ceiling," which suggests that women cannot rise as highly as similarly
qualified men, is an echo of sexism and racism. The prejudices women still faces are descended
from the old patriarchal system and the organized discrimination of slavery. Because patriarchal
and slavery mentalities have been around for a long time, we are still trying to fight entrenched
sexism and racism, and it will take a while to fully exterminate this problem. It is especially…
City of Glass
Drip drop drip drop. That’s all I could hear after the flood. The water from the seas had covered almost all of earths land. There were few people left but even fewer places to live. The dry land that was still usable was needed mostly for resources and a few homes. My name is Cornelius Vanyetti. Twelve years ago I was a father a husband and an unemployed inventor. I was just another human among seven billion others trying to make things work. The day the flood came I was just sitting…
The Concept of the Glass Ceiling
Women from birth are looked at as inferior to men. As a society we label babies by the color of their blanket when they are born. Boys are given blue as girls are given pink blankets. This from the start separates the two genders. As boys grow they are given action figures and are taught to play rough games, and girls are given dolls and taught to play nice. These differences continue to cause a gap between the two genders.
As the American society has progressed…