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7/20/15 Device: Laptop Area: Living room on the couch Duration of session: 2 hours What occurred / What I did: Started by looking at the day’s daily create. Scrolled through ‘what if … ?’ story options and decided on one. Began typing selected story. After about 15 minutes, took a break from writing and looked up hotels in my town. Tried to fake book rooms for the night before and the night of my wedding online to see pricing (both services I used stated that the date was too far in advance). Looked up phone numbers for two hotels. Called one and the line was busy. Called other and successfully blocked off rooms. Moved on to a photography question I had. Searched Google for wedding photo albums. Discovered Shutterfly. Messed around on it for about a half hour. Decided to use this program to create a guest book and possibly a wedding photo album. Moved back to story writing. Google searched pond book titles. Google searched predators of a mockingbird. Finished story. Pasted it onto my blog. Searched for a creative commons picture on Flickr and added it to my blog. Posted final product. Looked up phone number of a caterer online. Called. Left a message. Moved onto course homework. Began journal. How I felt: Stressed during the catering part of my searching. Happy during the writing portion but I needed to take breaks to think of how the story should go. Relieved but also disappointed when I found Shutterfly. What worked: Shutterfly relieved me because if I end up getting a package with a photographer that does not include a photo album, Shutterfly has the option of putting in pictures and making a really nice book. I was a little disappointed because using this program will cost me probably $200. Depending on who I book for photography (I’ll probably decide on Saturday for sure) Shutterfly may work. Flickr worked. Finding mockingbird predators on Google worked. What did not work: Looking at prices of rooms by pretending to book them did not work. Google searching pond book titles did not work (most were kids books explaining the ecosystem – not what I had in mind). Other comments: I jumped around a lot when I was doing all of my work, but I never goofed off or felt like I was wasting time.
7/21/15 Device: Laptop Area: Bedroom on my bed Duration of session: 30 minutes What occurred / What I did: Started to view/read material for this class but then realized that I needed to work on my loan application for the fall. Searched on Google Whitney Loan and found all of the documents I need. Called a few places to get other documents. Viewed my Eaglemail (it’s been a while). How I felt: Depressed. The whole time I was constantly reminded of the fact that I am poor and that college is incredibly expensive. What worked: Using the internet to get parts of the application done. What did not work: Calling to get parts of the application done. Other comments: It’s scary that no longer can I call somewhere to get something I need, I must get a pdf online and fax it to them. I guess it’s better than having to make a special 4.5 hour trip to get it done in person, though.
7/22/15 Device: Phone Area: Bedroom in bed Duration of session: 30 minutes What occurred / What I did: Looked on Pinterest for how to DJ your own wedding. Looked online for articles on what kind of speakers I would need to do this. Looked for speakers online at Aaron’s rental. How I felt: Worried and stressed. What worked: Looking up everything online. What did not work: Figuring out what kind of a speaker you need to use at an event. I was so confused by the random letters and numbers associated with speakers. Other comments: I have a friend who is techy and who I hope to ask about speakers on Tuesday when he gets back from vacation.
7/23/15 Device: Laptop Area: Kitchen table Duration of session: 30 minutes What occurred / What I did: Started out by searching for pink and brown wedding ideas on Pinterest. Then I began looking for save the date ideas. How I felt: Excited. Decorating and similar tasks (so far) has been the least expensive and the easiest part to wedding planning. What worked: Everything. What did not work: N/A Other comments: At this point, I have noticed that I actually am pretty good at keeping myself on track when I use my laptop, but not always when I use my phone. When I open my laptop I have a goal. When I unlock my phone I may just be bored.
7/24/15 Device: Phone Area: Bedroom on the bed Duration of session: 15-20 minutes What occurred / What I did: Looked up highlighting and contouring makeup videos on YouTube. How I felt: At times confused and intrigued. What Worked: The videos worked just fine. What Did Not Work: Trying to do what the video said to do did not. Other Comments: I was hoping to try this out for my sister’s wedding tomorrow (way to procrastinate) but after trying it out, I don’t think I will.