Pixlr Tutorial

For about 2 years I have been using this image editor called Pixlr, and so I thought I’d share it with you all that way you can keep it in mind throughout the semester. Right off the bat there are pros and cons to Pixlr.

Pros:

  1. Free to use even without an account
  2. You can save images to your Google Drive
  3. There’s 3 different applications for photo editing
  4. There’s mobile apps for 2 out of the 3 of the applications (Google Play/AppStore)

Cons:

  1. Need Internet (unless you download the application it to your computer)
  2. Doesn’t do as much as Photoshop

As you can see, I think there are more pros than cons for it, and I prefer it over Gimp, even though I can use Gimp offline.

Now here’s a brief tutorial of Pixlr for those of you who have never used it.

Pixlr is at http://www.pixlr.com/ and as you can see, the home page allows you to make an account, or continue on to the editors without an account. Currently at the top of the page they are advertising their new offline application that you can download. I have downloaded and I do not think it has as much capabilities as the web application unless you pay for more, so I would not recommend downloading it.

There’s 3 web applications that you can use on Pixlr. There’s Pixlr Editor, Pixlr Express and Pixlr O-Matic.

Pixlr Image Editors

The descriptions for each one are very accurate and the complexity of the web applications does decrease from left to right. Nevertheless, I’ll show you a little bit of each one.

Pixlr Editor

By far the most useful of the three editors, you can create your own image, upload an image to edit, import an image from a url, and if you have an account you can import an image from your library.

Pixlr Editor

I selected Create a new image, which brings you into an editor that is pretty similar to photoshop.

All of the tools are on the left, the navigator, layers, and history are on the right, and then other effects or editing functions are on the top in the menu bar.

Pixlr New Image

All of the really useful tools are there for you to use, such as the lasso tool, select tool, cropping tool, clone stamp, magic wand, burn and dodge tools, paintbrush, fill can, dropper, and text tool.
Another feature that is similar to Photoshop is that you can open multiple images at once. The only difference is that all of your images will appear in this grey area in separate windows, instead of in different tabs like on Photoshop, however, I like seeing all of the different images I am working with especially if I am combining them.

When you are ready to save, you can save it to your Google Drive or to your computer in multiple different file formats, including JPEG (you can choose the quality), PNG (great for transparent images), BMP, TIFF, and PXD (layered Pixlr image for if you want to go back later).

Pixlr Express

Pixlr Express is great for editing images quickly and without the hassle of using the Photoshopesque interface. Although you can’t do as much as you can in the Pixlr Editor, I will say it has some cool editing tools that are fun to play with. Pixlr Express Pixlr Express allows you to upload your images from your computer or a URL and allows you to edit a picture taken from your Webcam.
I uploaded a picture of the UMW Bell Tower as an example. At the bottom are all your tools which includes adjustment functions, effects, overlays, borders, stickers, and text. At the top there is the zoom function, and the undo and redo functions.

Pixlr Express Example

Even though Pixlr Express doesn’t have as many tools as Pixlr Editor, they still give you a fair amount of adjustment tools like blurring, adding an additional image, rotating, resizing, cropping, contrast editing, etc.

Pixlr Express Adjustments

The effect tools are also pretty helpful as well. At first they may just seem like instrgram filters, but there is quite a few of different effects that you can implement on your image that change the color and/or brightness. Within the main categories of the effects you see below, there are numerous options, so there is definitely a wide range of effects to pick from!Pixlr Express Effects

The biggest downside to Pixlr Express is that you can only save your image in JPEG form, but you can still set the save quality to 100% in order to maintain the best quality image as possible.

Pixlr O-Matic

Personally, I never use Pixlr O-matic. It is the least complex image editor out of the three different Pixlr web applications.

Pixlr O-Matic

 

You can still upload images from your computer or webcam but you cannot import images from a URL. Pixlr O-Matic has the same functions as Pixlr Express but less of them.

Pixlr O-Matic example

You can add some overlays, effects, borders, and filters, but nothing really else. You cannot resize, and you can only crop with an aspect ratio of 1:1. Nevertheless, it does have more of an interactive element to it since the image you upload sits in a tub of photo developing chemicals as you edit it. I like how they tied in the process of developing and editing photographs from film with today’s digital photograph editing. Lastly, with Pixlr O-Matic you cannot chose how you save it or what quality it is when you save it.

So that’s Pixlr! I personally really love it and tend to use it unless I know I need to do super hardcore photo editing, in which case I go to the library and use Photoshop on their computers. Definitely feel free to comment here or tweet me (@jessreingold) with any questions you might have when using Pixlr. Happy image editing! :)

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If You Give a Donkey a Waffle

If You Give a Donkey a Waffle
Mashup Children’s Book: Mashup a children’s book based on another cultural artifact.

I really wanted to do something with If You Give a Mouse a Cookie since it was one of my favorite books growing up. Since the author made numerous sequels about pigs and pancakes and moose and muffins, I knew I had to keep the pattern of having sweet food given an animal. Immediately I thought of Donkey from Shrek and how he sat on Shrek’s armchair talking about how he wants to make waffles in the morning, and so I mashed up the children’s book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie with the movie Shrek to get If You Give a Donkey a Waffle.

Since I have no talent in the field of drawng, I knew I had to look for Creative Commons images or even better, public domain images. I went to Pixabay, which has a bunch of free images. There, I searched for donkeys, waffles, armchairs, and wood paneling that way the cover could emulate the scene from Shrek.  Once I found my images, I went to Pixlr, an open and free image editor web application that is less advanced than Photoshop but better in my opinion than Gimp. I layered my images together, added the title text in font that kind of reminded me of powdered sugar, and then saved it. I really wanted to convey that this cover is definitely for a children’s book, so I stuck with cartoon/illustrated images instead of realistic photos. I think the cover turned out really cute, and I would have totally read this as a kid.

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From Land to Sea

Reading Analysis:  post here

Reflection  on Bryan Alexander‘s “Web 2.0 Storytelling” chapter from his book The New Digital Storytelling

What is the “digital” in Digital Storytelling?

It is definitely not just the fact that the storytelling is taking place on the Internet. After reading Bryan Alexander‘s “Web 2.0 Storytelling” chapter from his book The New Digital Storytelling, I came to the conclusion that digital storytelling is similar to “analog” epistolary novels. Epistolary novels are novels that are written by compiling several different types of writing. For example, letters, illustrations diary entries, and narratives can all tell the same story through different mediums and from characters’ perspectives. Digital storytelling does the same, tells a story online (hence why it is “digital,” it is not in a tangible form) through using different formats, such as a blogging, social media, images, videos, wikis, etc. I found it fascinating how theses digital storytellers use all of the different formats to really formulate their character’s personalities, but also using them to tell the story. Traditional storytelling relies on adjective to describes characters, but digital storytelling can describe characters through Facebook likes, retweets, and SoundCloud playlists.

All of this being said, based on Alexander’s discussion of digital storytelling, I do not think the Tumblr bot site Scenes from The Wire and Facebook’s TheWire constitute digital storytelling. Neither of them are actually trying to tell a story. The Tumblr bot site appears to be more like a fan page where fans can go, find snippets of the show they enjoyed and reblog them to share with their followers. It is also a great way to spread the show to reach new watchers even though it is over (but people could still buy the DVDs). The Facebook group is also a fan page. On it you can see merchandise for the show and see updates about what other shows the actors are starring on now. There is no story, it is just marketing. They only way it could be seen as trying to tell a story is to tell the story of the show’s success. Digital storytelling requires more than just making a page online. It requires a plot and development and the integration of several different online mediums.

 

The Wire

Season 1, Episode 13: Sentencing

Finally the day has come when Avon Barksdale gets put away in jail. About a dozen or so of Avon’s men also get sentenced and put away. However many of the dealer’s sentences are not nearly what they should be. Avon has a really good (and annoying) lawyer who really does not care that his clients are pretty dangerous criminals. Another person who doesn’t seem to care that the people they are surrounded by are dangerous men is Avon’s sister, D’angelo’s mother. For her, family is everything no matter what they do. The Barksdale family is extremely loyal, more loyal than the cops are to each other in the police department. D’angelo, however, is willing to severe his loyal ties in order to start over. When given the choice to give up Avon and Stringer and the whole drug ring for his freedom and a chance to start his life over, D’angelo was seriously considering taking it. Personally, I really wanted him to, but unfortunately as he explains, he has grown up in the game, and so as much as he wants to get out he can’t. D’angelo may be free of the game while in jail, but in no way will ever be free like Omar, who helped the police in return for his freedom.

Another major plot point that happened in this episode is that Kima is awake! Kima, continuing to be the character ever does not want to choose the “easy” way and possibly wrongly identify her second shooter as Weebay, despite all of the other evidence the police have against him. Kima also isn’t sure if she wants to stay a cop after she recovers. Her girlfriend says it isn’t worth it, and although McNulty doesn’t want to see her go, he tells her to choose whatever she thinks is best. He does agree with her girlfriend though that getting shot twice and going into a coma isn’t worth it.

 

Both Kima and D’angelo were faced with very difficult life questions this episode. “Is it worth it?” We’ve seen that D’angelo picks to stay with his family even if he doesn’t think it’s completely worth it to stay in the game. We don’t know what Kima is going to pick yet, but I am very curious to find out!

 

Season 2, Episode 1: Ebb Tide

The start of season 2 is like a whole new show. Everyone has new positions since the Barksdale case ended, but it doesn’t mean the characters themselves have changed. McNulty as found a new case in his position off the docks and has already made sure he gets to work on it. The docks is definitely going to be the new courtyard for this season so we’ll get to see a different messed up side of Baltimore. The docks appear to be less into drugs and more into smuggling goods, which makes sense since they are in the perfect position for importing and exporting.

Meanwhile, we do get to see what is going on back with our favorite drug dealers. Stringer Bell is running the show, and it is obvious he has definitely learned some things from the Avon bust, and so he has his men followed to make sure they are reliable and trustworthy. We also get to see how extensive Stringer’s network is since the boys go from Baltimore to Philadelphia, and Stringer goes up to New York City. He is definitely treating the drug ring more like a business and less like a drug ring in my opinion.

Season 2, Episode 2: Collateral Damage

McNulty is at it again! Apparently one murder case is just not enough for him, and so now he has made sure that the the thirteen dead girls from the shipping crate fell under his jurisdiction. It’s really sad to see how the port detectives really just want to write the dead girls off as cargo, just like how they wanted to write off the girl found by the bridge as a suicide. The people who are supposed to be serving and protecting the city should not be lazy when it comes to crime, especially since nobody else (besides McNulty) is going to investigate these cases.

We also get a look at how prison life is for Avon, D’Angelo and Weebay. Avon is supposed to try to make amends with D’Angelo, as he should in my opinion since D’Angelo essentially gave up his freedom for him. Weebay is also having a difficult time. Among the people on his murdered list is one of the Correctional Officer’s siblings, so needless to say Weebay’s prison life is less than ideal (despite it still being prison.) I love how he had a a fish tank in his cell, and I love how the show has these little continuities thrown into other episodes. A very intriguing part from this episode was when Weebay was explaining to Avon why he is getting treated differently by the CO, and Avon couldn’t even recall the CO’s sibling that Weebay murdered. I feel like that either means Avon has ordered his crew to kill so many people that he honestly cannot remember all of them, or it means that Avon doesn’t see the importance in knowing every person he has ordered his crew to kill. Either way, it was slightly amusing in a dark way that he couldn’t remember the CO’s sibling and I thought it also showed how self-centered Avon really is. Yes, he will look out for his crew, but he only does that because they are also a reflection upon him.

Assignments

For my three assignments this week I chose to do assignments from the Mashup/Remix, Design, and Visual categories. Here the products of these the assignments and the link to their respective blog posts about the processes that I took to complete them.

Mashup/Remix: Mashup Children’s Book-

If You Give a Donkey a Waffle

If You Give a Donkey a Waffle

Design: Lyric Typography Poster-

Cheap Sunglasses
cheapsunglasses

Visual: Colorize It-

Night Rose
Night Rose

Daily Create

9/8/14 And the light at the end of the tunnel, is the light of an oncoming train. Tell us what happened just before this moment…

"Finally," she thought as she saw the light at the end of the tunnel from the oncoming train. She looked at her watch. It was 8:50pm. She had been waiting for nearly 45 minutes for the train to come past her vantage point. Pressing lightly on the button on her wrist, she made the hood of her speed suit extend over her head to get her red hair back and out of her way. The ground began to rumble as the train came closer to exiting the tunnel. "I hope this mission is quick," she mumbled out loud, "I have a math test tomorrow." She quickly pulled out the Kimmunicator and asked, "Wade, what's the sitch?"

9/10/14 Make a Lune Poem of an Ordinary Act

9/12/14 Make a themed montage video.

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“Now You’re in the Game.”

For the GIF assignment, I summarized Season 1, Episode 10: The Cost of The WireI picked five scenes that had what I felt were either crucial moments, and/or crucial lines. The actual GIF making process was definitely more difficult than I had thought it would be, but that is because I chose to make it more difficult for myself. I was not satisfied with MPEG Streamclip and GIMP after making one GIF, so I decided to head over the library to work some Adobe Creative Suite magic. Turns out I may know how to do the photoshop part of the GIF making, but I didn’t know how to do the video editing. I vaguely remembered how I was taught using Adobe Premiere, so I asked for some help, watched some Youtube tutorials, and of course googled as much as I could. Nevertheless, I finally figured out how to trim the video, add text, export it, and then open it up as layers in Photoshop to save it as a GIF.

However, just when I thought everything would be okay, the software did not cooperate at first. My first GIF ended up saving too slow despite the preview appearing to be at normal speed. My second GIF ended up saving too fast despite the preview appearing to be at normal speed. So as you can imagine, at this point I was very confused, but not completely defeated. I continued on, and just like in Goldilocks and the Three Bears, my third GIF was just right! :D (And the ones after that too.)

So although I spent nearly three hours on the library Mac desktop, I managed to make all of the GIFs that I felt summarized The Cost. Below are my five GIFs. (I didn’t really need 6.) Enjoy!

 

You wanted to be in the game. Now you're in the game.Stay free.

McNulty is trying to see if Kima is alive.

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So Many Feels on The Wire This Week.

The Wire

Episode 10:

The Cost This episode was jammed pack with all kinds of developments!! Wallace and Omar are staying at the top of my list as McNulty continues to annoy me. McNulty just bothers me because although I know he is probably a good cop and will eventually bring down the whole Barksdale gang, when he isn’t working, he just seems so scummy. He was a bad husband, isn’t a great father, and gets wasted so much that he ends up sleeping at the office. Wallace and Omar on the other hand, are actually trying to turn their lives around and do right. We see Omar helping the police by wearing a wire to Avon’s parlay with Stringer and then we see him leaving town to start anew.

Wallace who is unfortunately still using drugs, is apprehended by the cops and when he is brought in, he tells the cops almost everything they need to know, especially more information about Stringer. I thought it was nice of him to protect D’Angelo from the blame and I think it showed that he is still loyal to him even though he does not work for him anymore. By not turning D’Angelo over, it also shows that he really did appreciate D’Angelo letting him out of the game. The whole idea of Wallace being able to be let free and go live with some relatives outside of the projects really brought some positive light to such a dark show. I like how the writers made sure that we didn’t forget how much this kid needs a new start though, and so when he asks the Lieutenant what “that sound” was (they were crickets chirping) it just reinforces the point that the kids growing up surrounded by the game don’t know anything else.

Bubbles is also at the top of my list,  because he another troubled character that is trying to turn their life around. I like how Whalen and he show the other side of the game, which is all the addicts who are buying from these dealers. Bubbles and Whalen also show that it IS POSSIBLE to get out of the game without ending up dead or in jail. I particularly like Whalen’s quote to Bubble, “gettin’ clean’s the easy part. And then comes life.” That also reinforces that people who are caught up in the game don’t know any other life. In thinking about the title of the episode, which is “The Cost,” we see many different instances of what it costs to be in the game this episode. We see how it’s cost Bubbles his family, we can recall it’s cost Wallace his education, it’s cost Omar his boyfriend, it’s cost Orlando his life, and then at the very end, we see it even costs the cops. It potentially costed them Kima’s life. There was just so much to this episode, that I chose to summarize this one for the GIF assignment.

GIFs from my GIF assignment depicting Episode 10 of The Wire.

(See actual GIF assignment post for the process and a brief reflection.)

Avon slides his pager to Stringer Gettin' clean's the easy part. Now comes life. You wanted to be in the game. Now you're in the game. Stay free. McNulty is trying to see if Kima is alive.

Episode 11: The Hunt

It was refreshing to see some of the higher up cops doing work out in the field instead of just giving orders from their office. Nevertheless, two key moments in the episode really stood out to me. The first is the very short scene of Kima’s girlfriend sitting on their couch in their apartment. You can tell she’s trying to calm down and process Kima’s condition, but then she sees the blue mark from Kima’s highlighter on the cushion. I loved how the scene zoomed into her fingers reaching out to feel the blue mark, as if she were reaching out to Kima herself. Although the scene was very short, I thought it was very poignant since it allows the audience to realize that there are also more minor characters in the show, and just because they aren’t focused on right now, it doesn’t mean their plot line has stopped.

The other scene that really stood out to me in this episode was the seen where Bay takes D to his house. D is absolutely terrified because he has no idea where he is or what Bay is doing. When D nearly breaks down in the dark room of Bay’s place, I thought that signified how terrified of the game D really is, and how much he doesn’t trust the higher ups like Stringer Bell and his uncle to not just “off” him someday. Right as Bay turns on the lights, however, the tone of the scene dramatically changes. Instead of finding himself in some creepy abandoned place, D finds himself surrounded by beautiful and well kept fish tanks. Bay doesn’t seem to understand how much he freaked out D and continues on to tell D about how he needs to look after his fish while he is away in Philly. It was wonderful to see another side of another one of the gang members besides the side we see in the drug game. Bay’s concern for his many fish, that he knows by breed and name gave him a much more personable element, especially since we know he was one of the shooters who shot Kima and Orlando.

Episode 12: Cleaning Up

This episode definitely stayed true to its title. “Cleaning Up” meant many different things depending on who was cleaning up and how they were cleaning up. Avon and Stringer not only literally cleaned up and packed up Orlando’s club but they also cleaned up their men and flushed out anyone they felt they couldn’t trust. It was absolutely heartbreaking to see them order Bodie to kill Wallace and then to see him get shot and die. The deputy was trying to clean up the Barksdale case and told Lieutenant Cedric’s team to bring in Avon on anything, even if it isn’t all about being the leader of a drug ring.

At the very end of the episode, there are two important camera shots that tie together everything that happened in the episode with the title. The first is the police’s bulletin board where they have been tying together all of Barksdale people and his locations. The board does not appear to have any loose ends left, has an “arrested” index card under Avon and it all nice and tidy, or “cleaned up.” The second shot is back at the courtyard where D’Angelo and his crew usually hang out. In this shot, all we see is the empty orange couch out in the middle of the courtyard where it usually is. There is nobody near it or on it, it is just the couch. Avon and Stringer have successfully “cleaned up” the courtyard and got rid of anyone they can’t trust. The biggest question I have now since this wasn’t the season finale, is “now what?” I know the McNulty and the rest of the team he has been working with cannot be happy with only bringing in Avon without Stringer. Furthermore, what is Stringer going to be up to now that Avon has been arrested and a good portion of his crew on the West side has either been sent away, killed, or arrested?

Daily Creates

9/2/14 If great scientists had logos….create your own logo

9/3/14 Represent a Well-Known Story as a Transit Map

9/4/14 Draw Your Own Map of the Internet, Show Your Home

9/5/14 Mashup the pieces of 2 unrelated games into a new game.

 

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First post!

Just wanted to say hey to everyone else in #ds106! I’ve finished all of my introductions and have been doing the Daily Creates, and am working on watching The Wire now! I’m very excited to see everyone’s work this semester!

-Jess (@jessreingold)

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Week 1 Summary

The first week of classes is always pretty hectic, mostly because I’m just trying to figure out a routine to get into. Nevertheless, I still managed to do my four introductions for this and watch episodes 7-9 of The Wire, as well as complete some daily creates! I already had a domain and blog set up for this course, and accounts with the various social media sites we were supposed to get accounts on. So, I added my Gravatar, did my introductions on Twitter, Youtube, SoundCloud, and Flickr, did a few Daily Creates, and watched the The Wire. Below you will see my four introductions, my thoughts on The Wire and reactions to the discussionsand then finally, my Daily Creates for this week.

 

Twitter (@jessreingold)

Flickr (flickr.com/jreingold)

Youtube (My Channel)

  Soundcloud (soundcloud.com/jess-reingold)

The Wire

My thoughts are the first nine episodes:

For me, the first couple of episodes started out really slow and although the plot was progressing, it was not very exciting to me. The only person I found particularly interesting was McNulty, and that was because he seemed to be the overarching “good guy,” since he wants to actually stay with the Barksdale case and try to take down one of the biggest drug dealers in Baltimore.  For the first few episodes I also had a difficult time keeping track of the characters and what they did. There was an obvious difference between the gang members and the cops, but within the gang and within the police force, I was not too sure of how they were connected. However, once the cops finally copied the gang members pagers, that’s when I really started to enjoy it, mostly because the cops could actually have a chance at arresting the various the gang members. After episode five, the gang members story lines were more appealing to me, and just because they seem like deeper characters than the cops. Yes, McNulty has an ex-wife and kids, but for the part he appears to just drink in his car, get angry, and investigate, whereas D’Angelo, for example, is much more complex. D’Angelo is connected to Avon by blood, and therefore, is connected to game by blood, and so if he ever wanted to leave the game, I bet it would be much more difficult for him to do so. We also see that D’Angelo does a moral code, but the rules of the game do not line up with moral code, so he forced to do things, he might not have necessarily done if he were not in the game.

There have been a few themes or plot/character points that have really stuck to out me throughout the first nine episodes.

1. The morality of the cops v. the morality of the drug dealers

  • The cops beat the people they are arresting, made a kid blind in one eye, cheat on their wives, and they don’t seem to have much remorse for their behavior.
  • Although most of the drug dealers are nearly 100% in the game, D’Angelo and Wallace are different. They have this internal struggle with knowing that what they are doing is harmful and can have some terrible consequences but they continue to do it anyways. D’Angelo also lets Wallace out of the game when he asks and does not punish him. Omar also tells he cops that he knows he has dirt, but he would never torture a man and display his remains out in the open like Avon and Stringer did to Brandon. It shows that not all of the drug dealers have lost their sense of humanity.

2. The openness of homosexuality

  • Considering this show began in 2002, I found it very surprising that in the first nine episodes there were two homosexual couples. There is Detective Kima and her girlfriend, and then there is Omar and Brandon. Both of them are very open about their sexuality and their relationships. 2002 was not like it is now, where same sex marriage is legalized in many states across the U.S., and so it seems like The Wire is pretty progressive in terms of sexuality. Omar and Brandon’s relationship particularly caught my attention because it shows that even though the drug dealers may be shady and commit crimes, they can be accepting of homosexuality, which is definitely (and unfortunately) a contentious issue in the U.S. and can be considered taboo issue. 

3. The culture of the Projects in Baltimore

  • One of my favorite moments so far occurred in episode 9, and it was when the cops were driving around the Projects and the whole area seemed to be deserted. Little did they know everyone from the area was at the basketball game between the East Side and West Side. Once the cops realized everyone was at the basketball game, they ended up just watching it while standing next to one of the drug dealers they had arrested before. Both of them said they were on break, and just watched the game. I loved how both parties from opposing sides just dropped everything and watched the basketball game. The game also showed how Avon Barksdale and Stringer are more than just the drug dealing overlords, but they are also coaches for a basketball team and are active in their community in a more positive and hopefully legal fashion.

Reaction to the discussions:

I liked how Jim and Paul pointed out the the uses of lighting and colors as well as how the epigraphs tied into the episodes. I had not been actively looking for some of the more visual elements besides when the camera does close up shots of certain things. As for the epigraphs, I mainly close tried to figure out when the line was going to be said in the episode, whereas Jim and Paul tended to focus on them more. Clearly they are important line, since the makers of the show specifically pulled them out to use as epigraphs, but I suppose I was too focused on other themes within the episodes. Jim and Paul also talk about the themes of Technology, Surveillance, and Paranoia, which definitely are major themes since not only do the cops watch the drug dealers, but the drug dealers also have eyes of their own. The cops are also pretty behind on their use of technology, but don’t seem to choose the old technologies , whereas the gang purposefully chooses to use pagers instead of cell phones that way they can’t be monitored as easily.

Daily Creates 

I know these don’t start until next week, but I just wanted to see what they’d be like, so I did some.

8/25/14: Make a photo of something in transition and post it on Flickr.

8/26/14: You Have Some Time To Think About The Phone Call…Write the Story.A Fluffy Conundrum” So honey…I know what you’re going to say; that we cannot have another dog, but please just hear me out! He’s a 3 year old Goldendoodle named Peanut and he’s already house trained and knows commands and is friendly with other dogs and everyone, including men, unlike Mandy and he’s super duper sweet. So what do you say? Can we adopt him? I know we don’t really have the space for a Goldendoodle but…it’s kind of too late and he’s in the backseat now, so I’ll see you in a half an hour! Bye! I love you!

 

8/27/14: Take a photo for Willa Cather. The Sky! The Sky! Upload it to Flickr.

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