Nurse Betty BScN (cand): Whaddya lookin' at?

Nurse Betty BScN (cand)

I am a 36 year old mother of 2. I entered university in 2005 for the BScN program but had no idea what a roller coaster ride it would be. My other interests are boating, cottaging, gardening, sitting, doing nothing, vegging and of course hard core belly button contemplating.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Whaddya lookin' at?

Well, I have moved onto essay number 2. I will then be finished writing for a deadline until fall semester. I am elated but tapped. I barely have the ability to write my name much less write some brilliant analysis suitable for the quick mind of a pop culture professor. I am sending out calls for any and all thoughts about The Sopranos and why do we love Tony despite all the bad stuff he does? I am also looking for insight into his Machiavelli complex and anyone who is intimate with any gangster films with an opinion is welcome. I love the Godfather films so I can make some good references to them but that's about it. I will be watching Goodfellas, Public Enemy and Casino this week. I really want to ace this essay but I fear I just don't have it in me. I can't wait to write the F word in a university paper though. Tonight is the season finale until January for my beloved Tony. So sadly I will have to get my fix of him in reruns. Hopefully they will run some past seasons considering this season has been a little hit or miss.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and if you don't have any Soprano insight, "Fuhgeddaboutit"


Blogger Eve C. said...

Wow, I have never watched the Sopranos, but it must be very good because that is all I am hearing about! Amazing! I think I may have to watch the show when I am on break.
Thanks for commenting on my blog. To answer your question, yes two of my instructors asked us to watch our eye contact with them because it makes them uncomfortable. I had another instuctor two semesters ago who said that eye contact was intrusive and rude in her culture and that I needed to watch myself. She is spanish, I am spanish....did I miss something in my culture??? Humm, weird isn't it? I started to think that maybe I was going cross-eyed and that was the problem, but no, that is not the case. LOL

6:21 p.m.  
Blogger Betty said...

I would keep on being the person that you are and go by what makes you comfortable. The eyes are the window to the soul and maybe those people are afraid of what you'll see if you look in their windows

11:26 p.m.  
Blogger hoosier student nurse said...

HI!! I've been trying to post comments for two days and everytime, I got a message about blogger being aware of the problem and they'll fix it. I love the Sopranos. I've never missed an episode. I also watch Big Love and Deadwood (starts up again this month, YEAH!). I've was also addicted to Six Feet Under, Sex and the City, and Carnivale. Not ever into The Wire, Rome, or Entourage. I've seen all of the goonbah movies you list, though Casino was my favorite. Okay, do you think Paulie Walnuts is going to make it? Everyone working both sides or only for themselves gets it eventually, and he's only on his own side. Besides, you can't do that to your mother and a nun! Tony is infantile. He wants to think of himself as a "good boy", but he is totally lacking impulse control and wants whatever he sees. He is lazy, and rather than compete on an even playing field like the rest of the world, he takes the easy way out. The sad thing is he does know better, but he rationalizes everything. Maybe his mom abused him so badly, that his psyche didn't mature due to the trauma of his homelife and environment.

7:35 p.m.  
Blogger Betty said...

Yeah, I think Paulie just might be the sacrifice made from the Jersey crew. Either that or maybe Chrissy because if Phil really wants to make a statement he would go deep and that means Chris. I think that Tony is a victim of his birth. He was born into this family and he can't no matter what go elsewhere. He wants more for A.J. but it seems that A.J. wants nothing different and that just may be where we leave off.
I feel the reason that we root for Tony is because the show is written to make us know Tony and allows us to empathize with him. We know what it feels like to have difficulty with family or work relations. We all know what it feels like to have anxiety about our children. etc.
Question: is Carmela just as guilty as Tony? She is rather complicit in his actions and only chooses the moral points that suit her it seems.
I wonder if the name Sopranos will be the biggest joke of all. That in the end Tony will end up singing to the feds or maybe he has been all along. hmmmmm
thanks for your addition

9:02 p.m.  
Blogger hoosier student nurse said... way to avoid a big war with the NY guys, especially with Phil in charge, but of course, the show always goes back to the Feds though since Adrianna, we don't see them a lot, but they are there. Not for nothing I bet

11:30 p.m.  
Blogger Betty said...

The thing that we have to remember is that Jersey is only a fraction of the size that New York and the only reason that New York would really desire peace with Jersey is because of the money they generate and the common deals they have. Clout wise and manpower wise, NY could swallow Jersey whole, that is why they are such a thorn in NY's side. As Tony said a few weeks ago, no one makes money if they go to the mattresses.
I am dying to see how they are going to finish this story off

10:03 a.m.  
Blogger hoosier student nurse said...

Me too, except regardless of how small NJ is, Tony is too egotistical to ignore the insults forever, even though in his lucid moments, he's aware that a battle will hurt everyone. Again, impulse control problem. I still think he'll be dead or in prison by the time all is done.

11:28 a.m.  
Blogger Betty said...

Okay folks, you heard it here first. Hoosier Student Nurse is making the predicition that Tony will either be dead or in prison by the end. I personally think that they will leave it as anticlimactic as Sunday's show was, with them all gathered around as a family

8:54 p.m.  

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