Opening Day!



Opening Day at Fenway Park is almost here!  Even the Bava is dancing with joy!

Here is a link to  John Johnston’s ds106 assignment that I followed.  While I should have been commenting on my students’ blogs,  ever the procrastinatrix, I spent an hour or so with Ryan‘s encouragement via Google Hangout  (read: “Be patient!” “No, don’t click there…click THERE!!!  ) making this happen.

I used Gimp and somehow did it wrong but it still came out okay.

Instructions to follow.  Ironically, I have to leave now to take my kid to his baseball practice. 🙂

A few hours later…

Here is a link to the instructions I followed (more or less) using GIMP.

After posting the above image, via Twitter I had this exchange:

Hmm… a challenge.  I like challenges.

Not sure if there is a gif out there of Yaz dancing.  I remain hopeful.  But in the interim, here is an image taken FROM the Green Monster towards one of the icons of the Boston skyline — the CITGO  sign– and what’s-his-name doing the Fenway Shuffle on top.

This one took me 5 minutes to make, on my own, and with a beer in one hand. Boom.

Indeed, it is the stupid stuff that engages us.

Okay, maybe tomorrow I will get my homework done…. 🙂


Barbara is a Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at a small liberal arts college in Maine. Rumor has it this was also her alma mater. She used to work for a small liberal arts college in the cornfields of Ohio for almost 20 years as a teacher and language center director. Prior to these adventures in higher ed she taught high school Spanish and loved it. She wishes she had more time in her life to play with her dogs, write, read, swim, do yoga things and making stuff out of clay. To see her online portfolio please click here!


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