A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

YEEHAW! Damn cowboys I just got into a shootout with a bunch of city-slickers. But boy were they bad, they thought they could yonder to my barn and cahoot my horses! No son of a gun gets past me! So I took out my pistols and put my hat on (to show them I was serious) and shot them straight with a bullet. But not at the just pretended to so they got scared. Those half-wits ended up in the calaboose when I called my buddy whose a cop. To celebrate I wet my whistle and rode off with Buddy the horse, and here I am looking at this beautiful sunset remember my victory. God bless

To my riser

Riser (according to Dierks Bentley): life is hard, man, and you’ve got to give it your all to succeed

My family moved to the U.S when I was 8 years old, we came with nothing. We lived in a one bedroom apartment with 5 people, and started off with nothing. Yet somehow, it never felt like that. There was always food on the table, clothes on our backs, toys to play with etc. As I grow up, I sit and ponder how we ever made it, and one word pops to mind: mom. Months ago, I was driving home and the song rise by Dierks Bentley came on. As I heard the lyrics, I couldn’t help but cry because this song was made for my mother.

A single mother with 3 kids (1 being disabled, 2 being stubborn). A shoulder for three heads to lay on, and two arms to hug us when we were scared. When things would “go bad” in our eyes, she knew how to lock and bolt the door and keep us strong. She gave us everything she had just so we could be happy. Whenever she got pushed around, she fought hard for her kids, and would do anything just to see them happy. So mom, here is to you, for all the times that you had to fight for us I can’t help but to thank you. Thank you for being my go to woman, my best friend, my riser, my fighter, my survivor.

~While this song says its for the army, I do believe it was made for the risers

Weekly Summary (week two)

Once again when I saw the syllabus I got scared, it just looked like so much work. But after I started doing it, it got easier and easier. I first started with the assignment banks, and I loved them. I thought it was such a unique way to get your creativity out, and there is something for everyone. I decided to start with the assignment banks and do the daily creates later. For my first assignment bank I wrote a letter to my future husband, which at first I thought to be kind of weird, but ended up loving it. It took me a while to start it, I wanted to write from the heart, and not just throw something out there. I enjoyed the assignment, and will be cool to see how my future and who I end up with. You never know, I could always read it to my future husband. The second assignment bank was through visual assignments, the bucket list. I found cool pictures in google, and actually this assignment I had already done. I am a huge dreamer (and I write this in my post) so I already had a bucket and while it is longer than the list I posted but I still thought it was a good idea to bring your creativity and your adventure side together. Lastly, I had a hard time deciding which one I wanted to do, but I decided to go with a web assignment. I kind of wish we could duplicate the same types of banks, because I think writings would be right up my alley. Anyways my last bank I used pintrest  to create my “ideal” room. I wasn’t too into this one, but it was still look to see pintrest DIY projects.

As far as the group project thing goes, I was kind of confused on what to do. Even after I emailed Professor Bond I was still slightly confused. We tried to meet as a group, but it didn’t end up working. It is kind of hard to try and get in with a group when you have absolutely no idea who they are…I only know like four people in the class. So because I was confused I ended up turning in an actual assignment bank. Then when my group mates did the assignment I ended up understanding and posting it. As far as daily creates go, some of them I have found hard to do, others easy. I am kind of nervous for the future because if for a whole week there is something I can’t seemed to do….im afraid I won’t get all three done.

But so far I have really enjoyed sitting down and working on the class. It really has helped bring my creative side out of me.

Assignment Bank #3

I decided to do the create your own room assignment because…who wouldn’t want to have the room of their dreams?! Heres to everything I wish my room could be if I had the money.

https://www.pinterest.com/mrivasbe/dream-room/

 

I picked those rooms out cause they looked really cozy, and the bed is what makes it or breaks it for me. If my bed is not comfortable or doesn’t look like it, then i can’t sleep there. But every other decoration is basically with a map, cause that is what I normally have in my room. I liked the idea of the dresser with the writing on what is in it, because that is really organized and would help a lot when you’re trying to get ready. I chose that bathtub, because lets be honest who wouldn’t like to have that view when they are taking a relaxing bath.

Assignment Bank #1

Dear Future Husband,

As of January 17, 2016 I have no idea who you are, but I am excited to find out in the near future. Last year I went through something really difficult that made me realize and fully know the kind of man I want to be with/share a future with. So here it is: a man who is sweet, makes me laugh, picks me up when i’m down, and fully knows Jesus. Maybe it’s too much to ask for, but when it really comes down to it, if you and I can have a meaningful conversation about the lord and agree (or disagree) on some stuff and still love each other, then thats all I want. Yet, as for me I promise to love always love you even when I hate you, to be kind, and considerate and to listen when you need it the most. You and I, we don’t have to be like the Nicholas Sparks movies, we just have to be real. So here is to me hoping that our future will be full of the lord, laughter, love, and friendship.

After all, the GooGoo Dolls were right when they said:

“I’ll be kind, if you’ll be faithful
You be sweet and I’ll be grateful
Cover me with kisses dear
Lighten up the atmosphere
Keep me warm inside our bed
I got dreams of you all through my head”

Love,

Your future wife

Weekly Summary (week one)

I have heard many different opinions about this class, both good and bad. When I registered for ds106, I had no idea what to expect. I wanted to take the class because it sounded really interesting and super helpful to know for the future. I am coming into this class blindly (because I am not tech-davy, I had to get every single account) but with a great attitude! When I first saw the welcome email, I got a little scared that it was a lot and I was not gonna be able to do it, but I did not want to drop it. Then when I started doing the bootcamp stuff, it was not as bad as I thought. Granted this is the introduction week, and it could only get harder from here, I very much enjoyed exploring through those website and creating all that media. As far as the whole western theme, I think it is a cool idea that the class is based on it. I don’t know much about western but after reading those articles and listening to podcasts, I have come to appreciate the Western lifestyle. It has a different aspect than what you see now a days. The most interesting thing that I found from reading all that is that I had no idea that western had its subgenera. I was just familiar with the classical form which includes cowboys, crimes, horses etc. I think the most frustrating/hardest part about the whole thing was creating the flickr account. That confused me so much, the website was just all over and I had no idea how to grab URL’s to embed. Also embedding was really difficult to understand, it was not working for a while but then I realized that I was doing it wrong. But I really enjoyed creating and designing my own website, as well as picking out the URL name. It was a little easier than I expected because the email scared me at first. I am really excited to see what this class has to offer, and get my creative side out of me in different ways. I would like to say that I am pretty creative but definitely not with social media. I prefer drawing, and coloring but I can’t wait to learn and be more educated in this class.