This week, I decided to do a visual assignment and I wanted to keep the 80s theme going. The goal of this assignment was to photoshop me at a concert. I chose Bon Jovi for two reasons, first because I love this picture and second because it goes along with the 80s theme.
This week has definitely been a challenging one because I put my blood, sweat, and tears into making this blog. When I say tears I am not joking, I cried for a second because I thought my whole blog that spent hours on got deleted. This week I spent a total of four and a half hours at the Digital Knowledge Center and I learned that they are lifesavers. Every time I thought I figured it out, something else got messed up. At one point my dog, Ruby, stepped on my computer and the WordPress application on my panel GOT DELETED, not mad at her though. I feel much better, now that everything is fixed and published! Updating and posting are a lot more enjoyable when you’re doing it the right way. Still super excited for the class though!
Here’s a picture of Ruby, so you all can see why I couldn’t be mad at her!
When I think about the 80s and theme, it brings to mind a decade home to many notable things, in entertainment, sports, politically, and in my family. During the 1980 Winter Olympics, the U.S. men’s ice hockey team beat the USSR, and in the following game won the gold medal. In 1983, the film, The Outsiders, was released. The first Mac computer was introduced by Steve Jobs in 1984. The first hole in the ozone layer was reported in the year 1985. In 1987, the show “Full House” debuted on ABC. In 1988, my parents got married and the Washington Redskins won the Super Bowl. Luckily for our class, in 1989, the World Wide Web was invented.
As it happens, The Outsiders (1983) is one of my favorite movies and, even though it is supposed to be set in the 60s, I think it represents a theme from the 80s that is present in many films from the decade. It follows teenagers and represents the way teens talk, act, and experience of growing up “on the wrong side of the tracks.” It also starred actors, like Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, and Ralph Macchio, who were actors that helped define coming-of-age films for the 1980s.
Personally, I love the theme for this semester because some of my favorite movies and music come from the 80s. There are so many different trends that began in the 80s are coming back now, like spandex and high-waisted jeans.
What’s Crackalackin’? My name is Lauren Talbert and I’m a senior Political Science major. My life goal is to be the second coming of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. My best friend is my dog, Rubeus, so I’ll probably be posting pictures of her from time to time because if dogs were supermodels she’d be #1. My sign is a Sagittarius, I don’t know anything about astrology but google tells me I have a super positive attitude. This first week has been super busy and I have already been to the Digital Knowledge Center for this class, but I’m still super excited for this class and for my last semester as an undergrad! #ds106
P.S. Quality introduction posts are attached and enjoy this great tiktok, it geeks!!