You Make My Dreams Come True

So for this assignment, while it might be cheesy, I chose Hall & Oates song You Make My Dream Come True

Listen here about why I love the song so much! I had a lot of fun choosing a song, but in the end it came down to this one just because of how it makes me feel and how fun it is 🙂

**I linked the video from YouTube because it would not let me add a soundcloud and the video**

 

Today, In America…

Iowa is preparing for presidential candidates to pass through the state and has decided the overcrowded GOP field forces them to create massive town hall stadium. Clinton’s campaign is the first to pass through the state, followed by Jeb, Sanders and Trump. The retreating Clinton campaign torched Iowa town to slow advance of Sanders volunteers. Meanwhile, across town, the Jeb Bush campaign kicks off a 3-state farewell tour with an Iowa town hall meeting. During the meeting, the Governor demands to know which star on American flag is Iowa’s, which results in an Iowan comforting sobbing Jeb Bush at town hall after the meeting. Shortly after Bush and Sanders leave Iowa, Trump’s campaign arrives. At a meeting, Trump tells Iowa dairy farmers he has cows 500 times bigger than theirs. Clearly upset by his comments, the dairy farmers leave and decide not to vote for Trump. After all the campaigns have gone through town, reporters are speaking to residents about their experience. An Iowa restaurant patron can remember every breakfast ruined by presidential candidates.

 

 

So this clearly isn’t the best story, but I tried to use exclusively article titles and as little filler as I could. I think it turned out pretty interesting! Links to articles are in the post instead of down here clumped together! I used articles from The Onion, because it is the best source for ridiculous news 🙂

The Week Full of Exploring and Creating

Happy week two everyone!

This week was a lot better than last for me, I played around with WordPress some and got the lay of the land figured out (I think). I had a lot of fun with the Daily Creates on Twitter (check them out, here!) Sorry you all had to experience my artistic struggle with the drawing. The first daily create, I took maybe a little too literally but I figured it still explained the quote, so I went with it! For the second, I got to color a cow! I was real excited about this one, because I love cows, like a lot. I just kinda went with my imagination and chose random colors for him. The third one was another pretty simple one, we just had to knock on something with some sort of pattern. Overall, I enjoyed doing the Daily Create assignments! I thought they were fun, quick little things that you can get done with simple tools.

The Assignment Bank assignments were a little different, but I love them because they’re all made by people for other people to do! I love that idea, mostly because the assignments are created by us which I think makes them more fun and relatable. I chose a Visual, Web and Writing assignment for this week. My visual assignment involved taking a photo and changing the color and hue to make it look totally different. I used a picture of a garden decoration shaped like a butterfly that I took from underneath (so you can see the sky). I darkened it some and then brightened the pink in the clouds. I changed the hue around and honestly just moved the dial until I thought it looked pretty. I used the editing software that came with my surface, not sure what it’s called. My web assignment was my favorite, by far! I got to create my dream room on Pinterest (which I’m obsessed with). I had a lot of fun searching through bedroom ideas and furniture to find things I liked. I think once I have the money and time to actually decorate my own room, it’s going to be a problem getting everything to match and go together. The last assignment, I wrote about freshman move in day, which was a pretty chill day! I also added a little picture of Bushnell and circled my room, for reference.

I got to know a little more about WordPress and my chosen theme this week as well. I added two new pages including and About page. I also officially named my blog (yay!)!I explored the assignment bank as well and tagged some assignments that looked interesting for the future. I’m excited to see what the Daily creates have in store for us this week too!

I Like to Move It, Move It

4 years ago, I moved into Bushnell Hall for my first year at UMW (wow, I’m getting old)

It was a surprisingly pretty day outside besides being extremely warm. My dad, stepmom and sisters dropped me off and helped me unpack the cars and get everything in the room. My roommate and friend, Valeria had already moved all her stuff in so I just had to unpack and get settled. My family and I went to lunch at Pueblos, which is still one of my favorite places in Fredvegas to eat Mexican food (which is my favorite). After lunch, they headed out and I began unpacking my stuff. That day feels pretty surreal now that I’ve moved into another dorm and then a house of my own (with my roomies, of course). The best part of the day was getting everything settled and seeing how proud the family was of me ( I’m also the first one to go to college).

bushnell

Assignment Heaven

This week, we also started using the DS106 assignment bank, which I think is amazing! I love that the assignments are made by students and rated based on their difficulty. I chose to do a visual assignment, a web assignment and a writing assignment (which is it’s own post)

 

For my visual assignment, I had to take a picture and change the hues to make it look different. Here is what I did! The top photo is the original!

original butterfly

butterfly!

The web assignment I chose was to create my dream room on Pinterest. The board is here: https://www.pinterest.com/khendricks12/dream-room/

I chose a layout for the room and some different furniture that I liked for it as well. I found a color scheme and bedding as well as some decorations. I chose to have a little reading nook also because I love to read and be comfortable!

I look forward to doing more of these throughout the semester!