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Sep. 5th, 2009

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THE NATIONAL PARKS: My Parks



I'm looking forward to watching this series on PBS.

I worked on this as part of the website/blog Get Going, which has small projects for adults and teens to complete and then blog about. Check it out! http://blog.firsttries.com/

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Aug. 1st, 2009

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Summertime -- Festivals

Festivals abound during the summer.  Grab a friend and take in a festival.  Tell your readers about it.  Where was it?  Was there an admissions cost?  What was its theme?  How was the food?  Name one thing that made it special.  Would you go again?  Is there a website? 

My daughter & I went to Tacoma's Urban Art Festival today.  It was located near the Swiss Tavern in the University of Washington Tacoma area, an area with lots of turn of the century buildings.  The theme was different types of art and hot rods.  To be honest, we had eaten lunch before hand, which is good because  there weren't many food booths.  The Swiss Tavern was doing a good business, but I can't take the kid in there!  The special thing would have to be the hot rods and vintage cars.  Some much care goes into each one.  This is our second  Tacoma Urban Festival and while we enjoyed it, we might try something different next year.  Their  website is http://tacomaurbanart.com/




I worked on this as part of the website/blog Get Going, which has small projects for adults and teens to complete and then blog about. Check it out! http://blog.firsttries.com/

Get Going

May. 23rd, 2009

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Are You Up for the Challenge?

3. National Geographic has a geography challenge each day. Try it for a week and blog about it. Did you pick the Apprentice or Expert level? How many points did you get? http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/

 

Under the apprentice level, I scored a 8,490.  To be honest, I missed some questions and took thoughtful guesses at some.  A few I even knew

I worked on this as part of the website/blog Get Going, which has small projects for adults and teens to complete and then blog about. Check it out! http://blog.firsttries.com/

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Jan. 12th, 2009

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2012 Olympic Games

Find a photo or two showing England and/or the Olympics and blog about them. Flickr.com is always a good choice for looking for photos, but there are other sites out there. 

 

The photo I chose is of Broadway Tower, Fish Hill, Worcestershire and the photo was taken by nick.garrod with the original at  http://flickr.com/photos/belowred/368156218/

I love how this contemporary photo shows the England of old.  It's easy to image the slow, cold pace of the castle during the winter. 

 

   I worked on this as part of the website/blog Get Going, which has small projects for adults and teens to complete and then blog about. Check it out! http://blog.firsttries.com/

Dec. 24th, 2008

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Quick and Easy -- #10


Quick and Easy

    #10. Take one digital photo and create something fun with it. Flickr has several associate sites that will let you make a stamp, postcard, poster, etc. with your photo. Check out http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/   Post your photo art to your blog and link back here.

 

I used a piece of computer art that my daughter created on her computer.  I took the image and by using BigHugeLabs I made it into a poster.  By searching the internet I found an appropriate holiday saying.  Overall, I was pleased with the mini-project and sent it to friends via email.  Tell me what you think. 

 
 

I worked on this as part of the website/blog Get Going, which has small projects for adults and teens to complete and then blog about. Check it out! http://blog.firsttries.com/

 

 

Dec. 19th, 2008

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Questions


Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5, sworn to keep things positive at least until the end of the year! Please copy these questions to your online journal. Answer the questions there, then leave a comment below, telling us where we can check out your responses! Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

1.    What’s your favorite thing about the shoes you’re wearing (or the shoes you were most recently wearing)?

I’m wearing my black Rocksport sneakers which I really do like because black is just a little classier than other colors and they are very comfortable. I put them on so that I could help my husband carry groceries in from the truck in the snow.

2.    What’s your favorite thing about the people you work with (or the people you go to school with)?

My favorite thing is the supportive feeling we have of all being in this job together. We always have each other’s backs.

3.    What’s your favorite thing about the climate where you live?

Normally it is fairly mild, no chilling colds and no heat waves. Though for the past few days it’s been snowing and that is out of character.

4.    What’s your favorite thing about Friday?

Knowing that I get to go home and stay there for two days. I love my job, but I also love time off. 

5.    What’s your favorite thing about the year coming to an end?

My first thought is that the days will start to get longer again and that is always good. Mostly I’m excited to begin a new era of American politics.


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Dec. 7th, 2008

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Magic of the Holiday Season

#1 -- Gather up your favorite holiday CDs and create the perfect CD for yourself. 

I used my iTunes account to create my holiday CD. First I searched under genre for Holidays and then I picked out 15 of my favorites. They are mostly classics like Do You Hear What I Hear, White Christmas and It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas by various artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Harry Connick and Frank Sinatra. There is a quirky song on my CD, titled Stop the Cavalry by the Cory Band. That song is a tradition in the Pacific Northwest. 

I worked on this as part of the website/blog Get Going, which has small projects for adults and teens to complete and then blog about. Check it out! http://blog.firsttries.com/

 

 

 

Dec. 5th, 2008

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Have you read any of C.S. Lewis’ books?

Which is your favorite? -- Hard to say, I think I enjoyed all of them equally.

Do you like fantasy fiction? -- I love good fantasy! Just finished Terry Brook’s most recent, The Gypsy Morph. There are some really good fantasy series for the middle school & high school crowd that I’ve been reading. Harry Potter (of course), Twilight (ditto), Inkspell, Eragon, and City of Ember

Are you a science fiction fan? -- And I love good sci-fi! All of the classics – Bradbury, Asimov, Heinlein, etc. And some of the new stuff is great too. I just finished Little Brother, which is set a few years in the future and really got a lot out of it.

What is your favorite genre of book? -- Depends on my mood. I’ll read anything except Westerns and Romance.

This Meme is from the wonderful site, http://memeexpress.blogspot.com/  There is a new Meme everyday!

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Nov. 26th, 2008

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Mary Needs

"Mary Needs…" A Funny Meme to Try
 
"It’s easy. Just Google “Yourname + Needs” and copy out the first ten instances of the phrase." Thanks to UberNoggin and her mom for this fun little game.

1.  Mary needs the lamb in school.

2. Mary needs shadows with pictures, videos, personal blog, interests, information about me and more.

3.  Mary needs to determine the best day to work her magic.

4. Mary needs numbers.

5.  Mary needs attention on her feet.

6.  Mary needs sleep.

7.  Mary needs need to be slapped for this.

8.  Mary needs a bit of independence.

9.  Mary needs to walk to the beach. 

10.  Mary needs a little help.

 





 

Nov. 23rd, 2008

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Across the Generations -- Too Traveling

I worked on #10 on the Across the Generations.

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