Thursday, November 22, 2012

Blog #8 thanksgiving week/ what I am thankful for

I know looking into the future of this week and the occupation that I have (which is a cashier at Meijer) that work will be extremly crazy due to the fact that turkeys and toys are going to be flying off the counters like crazy over the next few days. these last couple of weeks have given me a lot of thought into what  thanksgiving was really about. A lot of what Christmas is about is connected to thanksgiving. For example, during Christmas time we should be thankful for the gifts that we receive and gifts that we've had all our lives. People may put a lot of time and energy into buying these gifts, but it's important that we be thankful for having the money to supply buying some of these lavish things. There are some countries with people that can't even afford a home. And as far as gifts that you've had all along such as family and friends that love you, it's important to be grateful and be thankful for those things too because some families are either separated by divorce, close relatives that have passed away or because of one disagreement, they cut all ties with each other altogether, so in spite of all the things that we can and cannot see, we should be thankful for so many wonderful things that we already have.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Blog #7 service learning

What is service learning?

to me, service learning is learning about a certain activity while getting involved. service learning is getting involved in something that you care about while discovering different ways in how the community works.
What are your expectations along with any apprehensions you have about this project?
  my expectation is that i will learn a lot about myself and to hopefully gain some sort of outcome from this project. for example, I hope that by doing this project i will have gained a sense of positive reinforcement that I can further use to benefit my career, such as being able to discover more about the chosen career and how i can further help my community by getting involved in other programs.

What skills will transfer over to your current or future career?
the skills that I believe will transfer over to my current or future career is having the ability to reach out to others better and from doing this project being able to work harder in my career. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

blog #5 how to assemble a bicycle

Riding a bike is a great way to get exercise and as means to getting around but incorrect bike assemble will make for a bad time. Double check all your work and make sure everything is lubed up and fastened before taking your bike out for a spin.


If your new bicycle comes in a box, it won’t be ready to ride. With a few tools and some elbow grease, you’ll be off and riding in no time.


You Will Need


* Bicycle lubricant

 * An air pump

 * An Allen wrench set

 * An adjustable wrench

 * A kickstand or wall (optional)


Step 1: Unpack


Remove the bike frame and all the parts from the box. Make sure everything is unwrapped and accounted for.


Be careful not to rest the bike on the sensitive parts such as the derailleur and gear sprockets, so they won’t bend or warp.


Step 2: Attach front wheel


Squeeze bicycle lubricant on the front wheel axle. Set the wheel in position between the front brake pads. Slide the axle in, replace the spring and cap, and tighten.


Step 3: Attach rear wheel


Repeat the procedure with the rear wheel, and then gently pull up on the chain, setting it on the gears’ teeth.


Set the bike on its kickstand if it has one, or lean it against a wall for the rest of the assembly.


Step 4: Inflate tires


Use an air pump to inflate the tires to the pressure recommended on their sidewalls.


Step 5: Attach seat


Drop the seat post into the seat post tube and tighten the clamp. Make sure the seat is aligned with the frame’s top bar.


Step 6: Attach handlebars


Slide the handlebar stem into the vertical handlebar tube. Adjust the position of the handlebars until they are perpendicular to the front wheel and tighten the neck with an Allen wrench.


Be careful not to loosen the headset too much or the handlebar nut may drop into the tube.


Step 7: Attach left and right pedals


Find the pedal labeled “L.” Tightly screw it into the left crank by rotating the nut counter-clockwise with an adjustable wrench.

blog #4 online identity


according to the online calculator there wasn't as many searches that related to me as much as I thought there would be. there were a lot of websites that connected to me, but I was happy to know that I wasn't as identifiable as i thought I would be. I'd like to be represented professionally when looking for a job so I do want to present myself well not only online but with my friends and family around me as well, but it makes me wary of putting myself out there too much because I want ot be presented as what i best represent, not someone who someone else represents me.