Unit 2 post 4

I want others to see me as not only a kind and caring person but someone who goes above and beyond for them. I want to be know for being real and not fake. I want to be know for my compassion for others and animals. Knowing I did everything with passion and giving it my all. I want to be remembered for being that person who is genuine and a servant to others. Always there to be a helping hand or there for guidance. I want others to look at me for a smile or a laugh. I want to be the person people look for to go on spontaneous adventures and travel with. I want to be the person people look to to have fun whenever they need to have fun, but also be serious when the time comes. I want to be known for being an affectionate animal lover and cat lover. I want to be known for never backing away from certain situations and sticking to my word. 

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Unit 2 post 3

in print and online advertisements they use many different types of methods to catch the readers attention. For example, they use certain colors or tones to make your eyes focus on a certain aspect of the ad or having bold lettering. In my ad of doggie dentures the focus is in the center. they put a bright background to add a pop of color and lightened it around the dog to make him/her more visible. They also use the illusion of a dog actually smiling with bright white teeth to assure that their product will indeed gurantee healthy teeth for your pets.  This ad is targeted towards me because I myself am a dog owner who wants to keep my pets healthy and happy.  

 

Unit 2 post 2

The Doritos commercial that aired during the XLIV super bowl commercial starts out by a man knocking on the door with a buquet of flowers. A woman answers the door and immediately has a smile on her face. She thanks him for the flowers and lets him in the house. She continues to walk to the kitchen while saying to her son “jaylen this is Kyle play nice.” She proceeds to walk out of the scene while the young boy and the “mystery man” meet for face to face for the first time. The man sits on the couch and asks, “what’s going on little man” and he asks about his video games while proceeding to take a Doritos chip from the chip bowl. The boy drops the remote that was clenched tightly in his hand and rushes over to the man before the chip is placed in his mouth. In an instant the boy slaps the chip away from his mouth and says, “don’t touch my Doritos and don’t touch my mama.” 

Digital print final draft

Callie Davis 

Robert Cole

 

English 1010 MM

 

September 11, 2015

 

 

My Print: Being An Open Book

​As you go through life you experience bumps in the road and feelings of being on top of the world. The bad situations and good situations are what shape you as an individual. Without the bad days you cannot appreciate the good days. Our daily status, situation, and personality can be seen through our digital footprint. Now, our daily bumps or highs are broadcast for the whole entire world to see. In a way, this is intimidating and scary. However, through evaluating your footprint you can analyze who you really are. Instead of the old saying, “If you wish to see you really are, look at the people around you”. Now, it’s “If you really wish to see who you really are, look at your Facebook page”.

​Whenever you open up a newspaper to see the obituary of a loved one you fall into instant depression. However, depression quickly turns into nostalgia. I began to remember all the fond memories I had with my grandfather as I read his dedication. When I was a young girl, I could tell my grandfather would never be labeled as the most affectionate man in the world. As he became older you could see he yearned to be closer to family as he knew time began to become shorter. This worked out perfect for my teenage self, I wished to know as much about my family’s heritage as I could. It was hard to get on a personal level with my grandfather for he was a hard shell to crack. One day my grandfather and I were sitting on the beach just like every summer during vacation. He told me a story of how he risked his life for an injured friend he saw lying in the field. I was blown away by his act of dedication and loyalty as he risked his own life for another. I was sitting in front of a hero, my hero. That exact day made me realize how much I respect him as my grandfather and as a veteran. As I sat there questioning my grandfathers past I learned how interesting of a life he lived. In his early twenties he fought in the Navy during the Korean War. The more I find out about him the more of a bad ass he seems to be. His favorite place in the world was the beach. One of my favorite memories I will have of my grandfather was sitting on the beach in the sand listening to him talk. Everything he had to say was interesting to me. These memories help me forget the fact that I will never see him again. It brings me peace knowing that my grandfather left this earth as an incredible human being inside and out. To actually find out who my beloved family member really was will always be my fondest memory of him. Our fondest memories can come from the most insignificant thing, such as saying “hello”.

 

​Most of times when you open Facebook, you never get the sense that your mood is about to be instantly changed. During my times volunteering in Africa, I made countless connections to the locals. “NICE TO SEE MY LOVING CALLIE & FRIENDS TODAY! NGUMBAU aka NGOLIATH etc, Love you!!!!!!!” was written on of my Facebook wall by one of my favorite people in the world, Francis. Similar to my grandfather, a few words can completely changed our outlook. Instead of “Hello”, it was “Love you”. Francis was one of the few African leaders we had on the trip. The first day we pulled into the village I noticed his smile and contagious personality. Welcoming all of us with open arms and smiles he was so determined to learn all of our names. From the start I knew this man would have a hug impact on my life. As the week went on we grew a connection that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Being able to watch him interact with the families and children of the Nzeveni School made my heart so happy. He put so much effort in making sure that we felt welcomed into their culture and implied that we were their second family. This guy is a legend in this region of Africa. He greeted us every morning coming off the bus and would walk the mile and a half to the school with us. Getting to know him made me love him and the country even more. His heart is so pure and full of love that he just radiates happiness to everyone he comes in contact with. He made such an effort to make friendships with the people he just met. Leaving Kenya was one of the hardest things to do. Our friendship means a lot to me and because of that we still keep in contact even though we are 8,000 miles apart. It’s funny how a few words can completely change your day. That is one of the biggest gifts of the social media generation today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every human being has an escape from his or her everyday lives. Whether it be watching a certain TV show or reading a book until you fall asleep. Certain things that take as away from the norms of our daily routines. One of my escapes would be attending concerts. There is nothing in this world that can recreate the experience of being at a live concert. There is nothing like one voice connecting a mass of people. Tens of thousands of people are brought together for one purpose of loving one type of music. All of these people are already connected to one another. You won’t find anything like it unless you experience it yourself. Being in a room filled with people who are there to enjoy the music and nothing else. You get lost in the music and any problems or chaotic things that are happening in your life are forgotten instantly. I will forever remember my first Demi Lovato concert in February 2014. The connection that she made with her fans from stage was something I took away from that night. Her constant words of encouragement and support throughout the show were what affected me most. Overtime I have met people with similar interests and have built strong relationships through the use of social media. These relationships have now turned in to everlasting in person friendships. Without the use of social media I would have never been introduced to these people. Connecting with strangers turned friends are connections I will always cherish. For example, I will always love my African friend, Francis. Even though I will most likely be able only be able to speak to him digitally. I love the loud music, the vibes, the culture and just having a good time with the people around you. It’s something that I love to do, so why not do the things that make you happiest? This facet of life that I love is beloved by different people from different areas around the world. A quick gaze at my Tumblr page will show you my enthusiasm for music in general. More importantly, concerts and how the music makes us feel. It is all about the music. A quote by Berthold Auerbach sums up my stance on this experience, “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”. We all have our own digital footprints; mine is just louder than others. I have found my purpose in life through the connections I have made through the people I have met and the different experiences life has thrown my way.

https://www.tumblr.com/search/festival

Unit 2 post 1

I feel pretty confident on the last assignment that we just had. It was a rocky start, but I gradually got the hang of it. Having to relearn the way we were taught how to write from high school has been kind of a struggle for me. Now that we have unit one underneath our belts I now know what is expected of us. Looking back from where I started I have seen improvement on my paper. I can improve my grade more by doing better on the quizzes in class over the readings. I can prepare by looking at the schedule and writing down what all is due for that unit on my schedule. Becoming more prepared for class is key to being successful. 

Unit 1 post 5

Initially reading over the criteria and description of the essay topic I was confused and scared on how I was even going to start my paper. After discussing it with my roommates and breaking down what we actually had to focus on I began to have a idea of what I was going to write about. After starting my essay it went a lot smoother. After all starting is always the hardest part for me. I dug deep into my past and thought of topics I could write about and decided it would be easiest to write about something I was passionate about. After coming up with the three stories I immediately started my writing process. The things I wrote about I had a lot of compassion for so as expected it was one of the easier essays I have written. I could go on and on about how Kenya impacted me or how my grandfather made me realize how life is short and to enjoy every second you have. My writing isn’t always easy and flowing so writing it came with some bumps in the road. I had times where I was stuck on a topic or didn’t no where to go after a point. Overall this essay I actually enjoyed because we had control over what we wanted to write about. It wasn’t just making the required word count or pretending to care about the topic it was actually enjoyable for me. 

Writing about your past

Callie Davis 

Robert Cole

English 1010 MM

September 11, 2015

            My Print: Being An Open Book

​Each memory I have is connected to a different emotion that you yourself have felt sometime in your life. As you go through life you experience bumps in the road and those feelings of being on top of the world. The bad situations and good situations are what shape you as an individual. Without the bad days you can not appreciate the good days. Life is one huge rollercoaster, enjoy the ride.

​Whenever you open up a newspaper to see the obituary of a loved one you fall into instant depression. However, depression quickly turns into nostalgia. I began to remember all the fond memories I had with my grandfather as I read his dedication. When I was a young girl, I could tell my grandfather would never be labeled as the most affectionate man in the world. As he became older you could see he yearned to be closer to family as he knew time began to become shorter. This worked out perfect for my teenage self, I wished to know as much about my family’s heritage as I could. It was hard to get on a personal level with my grandfather for he was a hard shell to crack. To get any information out of him you had to pry it out of him. What was meeting grandmother like? When and where did you get married? The more you got into the questions the more he did too. As I sat there questioning my grandfathers past I learned how interesting of a life he lived. In his early twenties he fought in the navy during the Korean War. The more I find out about him the more of a bad ass he seems to be. His favorite place in the world was the beach. One of my favorite memories of my grandfather was sitting on the beach in the sand listening to him talk. Everything he had to say was interesting to me. These memories help me forget the fact that I will never see him again. It brings me peace knowing that my grandfather left this earth as an incredible human being inside and out. To actually find out who my beloved family member really was will always be my fondest memory of him. Our fondest memories can come from the most insignificant thing, such as saying “hello”.

​Most of times when you open Facebook, you never get the sense that you’re about to be instantly happy. During my times volunteering in Africa, I made countless connections to the locals. “NICE TO SEE MY LOVING CALLIE & FRIENDS TODAY! NGUMBAU aka NGOLIATH etc,Love you!!!!!!!” was written on of my Facebook wall by one of my favorite people in the world, Francis. He was one of the few african leaders we had on the trip. The first day we pulled into the village I noticed his smile and contagious personality. Welcoming all of us with open arms and smiles he was so determined to learn all of our names. From the start I knew this man would have a hug impact on my life. As the week went on we grew a connection that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Being able to watch him interact with the families and children of the Nzeveni School made my heart so happy. He put so much effort in making sure that we felt welcomed into their culture and implied that we were their second family. This guy is a legend in this region of Africa. He greeted us every morning coming off the bus and would walk the mile and a half to the school with us. Getting to know him made me love him and the country even more. His heart is so pure and full of love that he just radiates happiness to everyone he comes in contact with. He made such an effort to make friendships with the people he just met. Leaving Kenya was one of the hardest things to do. Our friendship means a lot to me and because of that we still keep in contact even though we are 8,000 miles apart. It’s funny how a few words can completely change your day. That is one of the biggest gifts of the social media generation today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every human being has an escape from their everyday lives. Whether it be watching a certain tv show or reading a book until you fall asleep. Certain things that take as away from the norms of our daily routines. One of my escapes would be going to concerts. There is nothing in this world that can recreate the experience of being at a live concert. Tens of thousands of people are brought together for one purpose of loving on type of music. All of these peoples are already connected to one another. You won’t find anything like it unless you experience it yourself. Being in a room filled with people who are there to enjoy the music and nothing else. You get lost in the music and any problems or chaotic things that are happening in your life are forgotten instantly. Personally I try to find my escape from reality as often as I can. I love the loud music, the vibes, the culture and just having a good time with the people around you. It’s something that I love to do, so why not do the things that make you happiest? This facet of life that I love is beloved by different people from different areas around the world. A quick gaze at my Tumblr page will show you my enthusiasm for music in general. More importantly, concerts and how the music makes us feel. It is all about the music. A quote by Berthold Auerbach sums up my stance on this experience, “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”. We all have our own digital footprints; mine is just louder than others.

​https://www.tumblr.com/search/festival

Unit 1 blog 4

Coming into college I thought that english would be primarily my class that I would be writing in most. For now that seems to be the case, but I don’t doubt that my other classes will squeeze in some essays here and there. My UNIV class I have already written a small essay for. For english I assume we will be writing frequently, but for math not so much. The classes I see myself writing in most would be; English, UNIV and Psych. I see myself writing in these classes because of the way the class is set up. Writing essays isn’t just putting words down on a screen its more than that. Its understanding the material you are learning about and interpreting it into your own words. You usually learn a lot from writing a paper from all the research or familiarizing yourself with that certain topic. I have a feeling that after this year I will have written a lot of papers in hopes to preparing myself to become a better writer.