This week was more hectic than usual for me (which is really hard to believe given the chaos that is my life) so I didn’t participate at the level I would have normally done but I still grew my ds106 community.
I began following Hope and Sandy in Flickr and commented on pictures that both Hope and Sandy had posted. I shared several things on Twitter such as a commercial by Honey Maid as well as a pic of the Ravens stadium I took on my way to umpire at Johns Hopkins and a picture of the sky diver that delivered the game ball to my son’s football game on Friday night. I also began following Dave, Jessica, and Brittany on Twitter. I also shared one of my favorite pictures I’ve ever taken on Instgram, Facebook, and Flickr. My dad had missed my son’s first two football games of the season because he had been very sick in the hospital for over a month (prior to his he has never missed a game). I kept my dad being able to come on Friday a secret and let my son spot him from the crowd during the game. At the end of the game, my son gave my dad the biggest hug I’ve ever seen him give anyone. I must admit that it brought a tear or two to my eyes.
I did three of the Daily Creates this week: My Favorite Mathematical Expression, Light at the End of the Tunnel, and Za Stupidest Poem Ever (I’m not the best creative writer ever, don’t judge me). I even proposed a Daily Create called: “What Are You Grateful For Today?”.
I also watched the season 1 finale of The Wire as well as the first and second episodes of Season 2. I liked how the show is exploring a different side to crime in Baltimore by following McNulty to his new job with the Baltimore Police Department Marine Unit. I also completed the 3 Assignment Banks that we had to do for these three episodes. For episode 13 of Season 1, I did a minimalist poster. For Ebb Tide, I did the “Where Are They Now?” blog. For Collateral Damage, I edited a photo of a scene from the episode to make it look like a sketch. I actually enjoyed looking around the assignment bank trying to find different things to try. I even did an extra assignment (not Wire related though) where I made a picture using my favorite song lyrics.
As for my blog/word press, I installed Jetpack to my word press and having been trying to come up with ideas as to how I would like to organize my blog. I’m hoping that this week I will be able to streamline my blog even more. As my life is, my blog is a work in progress.
That’s it for now, folks. Until next week…