It’s that time again, where I get to read all these interesting things that my friends and fellow classmates have to say about life, music and literature!
The author of this blog post questions our dwelling on the trivialities of life, such as debating the use of the Oxford comma, rather than the actual important events and aspects of our lives. The song that she analyzes, Oxford Comma by the Vampire Weekend, is one of my favorite songs as well, and the fact that I use it argue with my friends about the importance of Oxford Commas is quite ironic, as after further looking at the lyrics, it’s exactly that that this song is ridiculing.
The blog post explores the life of Nancy Jurgevich, a Commander of the Women’s Army Corps Detachment in Saigon during the Vietnam War. After the war, she went on to work for the Pentagon. Her story is indeed very interesting, as she had to overcome her experience in the war AND the fact that she was a female.
My favorite blog post in a while now…The author applies the song “Born Again” to her own life, how she stood up for herself against the people criticizing her for quitting softball. It takes courage to fight societal pressure; it takes power and confidence to be able to tell everyone else around you, “I’m going to do what’s best for me,” and what she did is something that a lot of people –myself included (and O’Brien) — have later called ourselves cowards for not doing.