Week 1: plaster casting

Our first activity this year was plaster casting. It was super exciting waking up to go to the beach on a nice sunny day. That, and the homemade tea was superb! (Thanks Glenn).

I brought my girlfriend Shey along with me to meet my new friend Courtney and her boyfriend Daniel. We helped each other make plaster casts of our respective body parts: I made my hand, Shey made her foot, Courtney made her hand, and Daniel made his entire arm practically! It was fun watching everyone set everything up and work together to help each other. Our plaster casts came out pretty well: mine was pretty good except that the index through pinker fifer were attached after the top knuckle. Shey’s came out nicely, she was super excited about it and spent over an hour brushing it off and picking out sand once we got home.

It was really fun to enjoy the sun and make some art.  While we were waiting for our casts to dry, we threw a frisbee around and a football as well. It was nice talking with people and meeting new people in the class. I really am looking forward to more meet ups where we can all enjoy doing art together. Courtney and I are planning on meeting up sometime and hanging out. I even snap chatted my hand once it came out and put it on my story!







Week 1: Conversation with a Classmate

This week I spoke Courtney Clyde. During the class meeting, Glenn asked if anyone in the class had played sports. We both answered with our respective sports, so when it came time to talk, we talked about the sports we played. I learned that Courtney had played soccer for years and even went to nationals, I believe in Florida. She now plays on a club team here here at school. She works in the student recreation center and loves fitness, which made it easy to talk. I lift weights 3-4 times a week, and also play ultimate frisbee. It was great to meet someone who shares a passion for fitness and exercise.

From there we talked about where we were from and how we ended up here at CSU Long Beach. I learned that she was from Santa Barbara. It was fun to learn that because my great aunt partially owns a Beach house in Santa Barbara which ended up being only a mile away from where Courtney grew up; small world right? We talked about our majors: Courtney is a Kinesiology major, the same major my brother started as, and I am an accounting major. We talked about the specific difficulties of our respective majors; I have it easy compared to her. She had an exam on her first day of class!

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Her website: https://courtneyclydeweb.wordpress.com/