Monday, December 20, 2010


inspired by the previous post:

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010


Right here we got Platy and Gorilla. Two cool dudes who live like a mile away but the walk is worth it to see them every time...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

blog post 1.4


Last night I went over to my friends house. He is a hipster. according to Urban Dictionary Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20's and 30's that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. The greatest concentrations of hipsters can be found living in the Williamsburg, Wicker Park, and Mission District neighborhoods of major cosmopolitan centers such as New York, Chicago, and San Francisco respectively. Although "hipsterism" is really a state of mind,it is also often intertwined with distinct fashion sensibilities. Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often be seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses. Both hipster men and women sport similar androgynous hair styles that include combinations of messy shag cuts and asymmetric side-swept bangs. Such styles are often associated with the work of creative stylists at urban salons, and are usually too "edgy" for the culturally-sheltered mainstream consumer. The "effortless cool" urban bohemian look of a hipster is exemplified in Urban Outfitters and American Apparel ads which cater towards the hipster demographic. Despite misconceptions based on their aesthetic tastes, hipsters tend to be well educated and often have liberal arts degrees, or degrees in maths and sciences, which also require certain creative analytical thinking abilities.

If you look at the picture at the very top that is my friend teaching me how to tread the needle. That is very important to sew. He then taught me how to on another piece of clothe. Its way easier than it looks. You just thread the needle back and forth until happy about it. Thats all it is to it. pretty simple.



Parasuco, Trey. "Urban Dictionary: Hipster." Urban Dictionary. 22 Nov. 2007. Web. 09 Dec. 2010. .

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Last Blog post about Psychology for a while

After looking back over everything we have learned in the last class one thing sticks to me head more than any thing. That thing is motivation. I would love to write about how we learned about it but that is not the true topic about it. It is knowledge of motivation (339-372). This concept is really basic. Nothing is trying to trick to you, it just says it how it is. Motivation to me is the reason while you are doing something. If your hungry you will go to Shaw to get some of the best and healthiest food in the world (J.K. not that many organic options but I'm not that healthy even though I would like to think I’m going to be) to stop the need of hungriness. I know this doesn’t apply to motivation directly I do know that if you have no goals or priorities you will never be productive since there is no need in your mind to do those things. I like school. I'm really bad at school since its not the 1st priority in my life until about 3 weeks ago when I realized that school is the only thing that is going to get me any thing in life. Then it became a priority for me so then I started to fill that need to the work to do well in school. If I think about this term in a 3rd person point of view then it is easier for me to understand so then I go and do the work. The second thing that I want to really work on is prejudice(542-547). I do it all the time. I judge people with out even knowing them and then it helps burn bridges with that person when I talk to them. Coming off as jerk. Prejudice can't always be negative completely though. For example some people think Asians are good at math. Some times they are not though. Then it would probably not be good for those Asians because then they might feel bad that they are not good at math. Just thinking about it in 3rd person helps me more so then I can apply these concepts for the real world.

Works Cited

Myers, David G. Exploring psychology. New York, NY: Worth, 2009.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

forgot to post this thang


Hi there,

If you came looking for snowboarding just look below this post or above it. If your here to read about psychology then man you came to the right place. Today’s topic is prejudice. Prejudice to me is making up your mind about something with out even getting to know it or any thing about it. The thing about prejudice is that you make up false things about people. My friend had depression and I didn't believe him. I thought he was normal but I guess he had some internal stuff he had to work on with himself. The thing that bummed me out about it was when all over I think I made it worst since I thought he was joking for the longest time. I guess it was caused there all the stress and trauma he was having at home or something. I didn’t want to ask too much about it because it was his business but if he wants to share now I would sure listen now. The thing that concerns me the most is that people make up there minds about other people with out even getting to know them. I have burned so many bridges because this and I really don’t like the fact that I do this. I’m not even trying to burn that bridge but its something I really need to work on. The only real solutions I can think of is to be open minded and not judge any one. Its not like other people can tell other people to stuff judging people. It should be up to them to make that change in their lives. Its super hard to do too because with out even thinking people judge people on just by what they are wearing; not all but just some or maybe just me at least.

It’s like an anxiety disorder (Myers,pp. 461). Most people don’t know that anxiety disorder cause people to act unapproved ways that not normal to society. Every one has problems and that’s something everyone has to deal with. I’m just trying not to judge because that’s another problem that people shouldn't have to deal with.

Works Cited

Myers, David G. Exploring psychology. New York, NY: Worth, 2009.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

super secret spot

da boyz sam and maxwell went to an undisclosed training facility somewhere in Utah.

Secret Spot from sam mercer on Vimeo.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010


coolbeans. from Critters on Vimeo.

Social Psychology

This isn’t really a good question but I was wondering how much normative social influences (Myers, 2009, pp. 534) affects me. But the little things that he hardly notice. Like how we act really different around different people with out even knowing it. The Normative social influence to me is where people have the need or strive to act in a certain way to get peoples thumbs up. For example I try really hard not to fart when I’m around girls but it happens any ways and it stinks. You might be having a really good conversation but then all of sudden this really bad smell comes out of no where and totally ruins the vibes. Then she goes and tell her friends that I smell bad so then they judge me way more when I go try to talk to them. That an example to me of Normative social influence (Myers,pp. 534). So then sometimes I’m like I don’t care. I don’t give heck! That then backs fires on me really bad some times because of informational social influence. I say heck I’m not going to follow the trend. Then I do stupid stuff like dress like I don’t care. I know there is nothing wrong dressing any way you want but I know there are times when you can do way off the deep end. Like wear short shorts with a triple xxl that covers your shorts so then you look naked. Yeah. That’s not good style. The style so crazy it’s past hipster. Yeah then your friends start not wanting to hang out with since you have bad style and then you tell like its not that bad but then you not wanting to accept that bad style you say I don’t care and just make a fool of your self until you figure it out. That’s informational social influence to me in a different nutshell.

I think a lot more people would be way more cool if they didn't have all of these things effecting them when they live life. There would most likely be way more goof balls running around or people who aren't really that social and just want to chill.

Works Cited

Myers, David G. Exploring psychology. New York, NY: Worth, 2009.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sensations and Perceptions

If I had unlimited money I would do the experiment in outer space since that is way cooler than on earth. Also if it was in outer space it would be way more legit and respectable to the science world since I think almost every scientest wants to go to outer space. I would do the experiment with Relative Motion (Myers, 2009, pp. 209). Relative Motion is a Monocular Depth cue(Myers,pp. 208). A Monocular Depth cue is by the book is "depth cues, interposition and linear perspective, available to either eye alone." So from what I understand is that Monocular Cues help us see things. One of the depth cues that help is Relative Motion. Relative Motion is this really

So if you were to focus on the batteries it would seem if the shoe was moving but really its not at all.

So after thinking about this I realized that I couldn’t think of legit experiment with Monocular cues so I’m going to change it to perceptual sets. Perceptual sets (Myers, pp.) are where we hold a particular attitude about what we see. So for my experiment I’m going to still do it in space because that’s how much money I have. Then I would have people on the space ship walk to one end of it and then one at a time they would walk over to a desk and fill out a survey. Once they filled out the survey they would walk into a different room in the space ship and then asked if they say anything different. OKAY! Here’s the real catch of the experiment. When they turn in the forum the person would fill it away underneath the desk then a different person would stand up from behind the desk. This would test to see if they saw any thing different. So when they go into the other room I would simple ask them if they noticed any thing different while filling out the forum and turning it in. Then if they didn't notice I would tell them to feel stupid and to prove the point of perceptual set. For when the people which they would have different faces, shirt color, hair, and voice so then it would really mess with there heads. So I guess my experiment is just to say, "Hey got you!”

Works Cited

Myers, David G. Exploring psychology. New York, NY: Worth, 2009.

SuhAM720. "YouTube - Relative Motion (Monocular Vision Cue #6)." YouTube. 20 Apr. 2008. Web. 10 Nov. 2010.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Please ignore if you came looking for snowboarding

After Reading chapter 2 again I quickly check to see what needed to be done for blog post 2.2. After review the requirements I notice the connections with concept of reflexes (Myers, 2009, pp. 41) and real life. A reflex to me is when something happens to your body like your finger gets burned while lighting off fire works and it quickly jerks away from the flame before your mind even has a to think about it. On a quick side note fire works are extremely illegal in Utah. It costs about 500 dollars for every single firework you light off if you get caught. Now back to reflexes. By definition it is "A simple, automatic response to a sensory stimulus." so to put that statement in a real life example is when you hit your knee against something in a funny way and it twitches as an instant reaction. It is the muscle choosing to move all of sudden. It moves so fast that your brain doesn't know to tell your body that it is feeling something because the reflex only needs the spinal cord.

The second thing I notice that I couldn't relate to was split brain. That is also known as cutting the corpus callosum (Myers, 2009, pp. 57). They cut the corpus callosum because to help me under stand the basic of this I watch a short video.

After watching the video I saw that it must be better to most people to have that difference of not being able to remember certain stuff than to have seizers through out parts of there day. Its pretty interesting that some one who has the two hemispheres in his brain and still is able to live. Another thing I notice from the reading is that when there is a problem the left hemisphere will do the brainwork. If the right hemisphere is given an order like to dance it will dance. Then when asked why he is dancing the left hemisphere witch is unaware he is dancing will speak up a reason why he is instead of saying he doesn't know. Thus proving that the left hemisphere is an "interpreter".

Works Cited
Neuroslicer. "Split Brain Behavioral Experiments." YouTube. 18 Apr. 2007. Web. 03 Nov. 2010. .
Myers, David G. Exploring psychology. New York, NY: Worth, 2009.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I know like 6 people read this blog but I'm gonna do some promo. So here's something rad for you kiddies.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

St. Mary's Glacier, Colorado

On this 4 day weekend, we made the 8 hour drive to Boulder, CO where we stayed with our boy Nate Goodman. He told us about this glacier, the St. Mary's Glacier. We hiked for a while and finally saw some "snow." It was more like a patch of ice, with some real snow at the bottom. With our mountaineering skills, we climbed up the side of the glacier on rocks. Once at the top, Shaun fell and started sliding. I got really scared and yelled "SHAUUUUUUUNN" in a very scared voice. He was okay though. We rode down the glacier, and it was crazy. We eventually found a new snow patch with some jibs on it where we stayed a lot longer than the first patch. It was a fun time.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


This weekend while the other critters were in Colorado, expolreshredin’ and whatever they were doing I was faced with nothing to do. Thursday night I worked. I wasn’t supposed to, but fuck I need the money. Valet is good work. So I went. It ended up pretty funny in the end; I hit a concrete barrier in somebody’s Volkswagen Passat and got sent home. I’m now suspended for a week at the end of which I’ll have a “re-evaluation.” Fuck, maybe it’s time to get a job that will allow me to grow my beard out, my only true goal in life.

Thursday night sucked.
Friday night was rad. Tall boys and fires. And being obnoxious. Tonight I’m living the high life; I’m in Park City. Let me tell you, it’s pretty strange. Locals here are a diehard breed determined to persevere in any state. I myself was into no sort of state to carry on with this lot. I had been cursed with some sort of ailment, and it’s no doozy. Salt Lake City inversion air can really kill a feller. The night included me standing outside posh steak-houses, sitting in gutters, and trying to get into bars. Those moments all sucked, so here are the real highlights.

This is bear dog freeroamer, she's a sweetie. She's my cousin's dog, but I'm not sure what she breed she is, besides snow mountain.

This dude also had a very long standard dimension skate deck with tiny wheels. This is a four wheeled scooter. Park City bums know what's up. There was a concert going on over a street on a bridge. Some reggae musics. This dude was suspended over a concrete curb on a janky ass trapeze setup he tied to the bridge. He was just flying around for a good half hour or so in that thing, and I got to see him almost eat shit a couple times. There were hula hoop light dancers on either side of the street. Pretty raaaaaad.
This is the deck of the house I'm in. That strip of lights is the main strip of Park City. I think it's actually called Main Street but I don't care.

So I'm getting off to watch Tron. The original one, with Jeff Bridges. I hear it's good. I know that black panther and house cat, and Sean are conquering glaciers, and actually snowboarding. But lemme tell you, just hanging out in a rich mountain town while there's no snow on the ground. Colorado can sniff my derriere. Utah is the promised land. We may not have any money, but we have freedom. Wait, I'm getting it confused with Arizona. Over and Out!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Forstboarding from Will Campbell on Vimeo.

part 2 coming soon!

blog post 2.1

Before I began on my college career I was inexperienced in the ideas of Nature and Nurture. I thought one would dominate the other one more. I thought they were fighting against each other. I would usually think Nature was more important because its makes up your physical traits and some times emotion traits too. For example just how I see other people hang out with other people. I notice if some people are not people person they want to get away they will most likely will. I feel though I then saw other times in my life where people were nurture to over come something like dyslexia. I also have dyslexia. I had an awesome mother who helped me learn how to read and write to over come this learn difference. Dyslexia is trait that is passed down through genes. It’s something that I learn to use to my advantage. If it mental gene you could usually deal with it or mold it to your advantage while a physical gene there is not all lot you can do. For example me being born with red hair. I can dye it but that’s not really solving the problem. Something that can be most Nurture is Motivation (Myers, 2009, pp. 339). Most people are not going to wake up and be like I want work! I love waking up at 6 a.m. and work till 5 at night. I love my life doing this! Nope. People work for the incentive (Myers, 2009, pp.341). No one works for free. They need a reward or something to make the work worth it. If your intelligent you would go to college so then you could get a higher paying job so you can make more money. Then you can retire once you make enough money and sit on a beach all day. Thats the american dream right? Some thing that I want to learn more about is how genes work. Why some genes are more dominate than others? Why do she get blue eyes and I get brown? Just want to figure out why I was born the way I was. Just to figure it out. Say "Hey whats up body? Oh I know why are this way.". thats what I want to find out. Im going to figure it out as soon as i get free time.

Work Cited

Myers, David G. Exploring psychology. New York, NY: Worth, 2009.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

a sad sad song

Let me tell you about my friend Jake. The man himself is not a problem, but he sure knows how to find them. He has a sharp personality, and is perpetually caught somewhere between being offensive and defensive. He doesn’t demand respect, he just gets it. He was the one that got me back into skateboarding, and got me serious about snowboarding. I have been snowboarding for 9 years now, but only in the last 3 that I have known him have I been willing to do whatever it takes to go slide down a hill on these wood and plastic sticks. This story is about a problem he had at our local mountain, The Arizona Snowbowl. But this event transcends to something much deeper, an ill-rooted difference between skiers and snowboarders. A bias on both sides that makes absolutely no sense.
I would say we’re pretty good friends, although he might claim otherwise. We originally met through his girlfriend, one of my close friends from high school. Last winter, when the gods decided to look upon Northern Arizona for a place to get rid of snow, we were living in a decrepit cabin in the woods together. I could write a whole story about the cabin itself, but all you need to know is that it was an A-frame, with two lofts for bedrooms. Downstairs, there was a non-functional kitchen, except for a refrigerator (which kept us constantly supplied with nice cool beverages), a bathroom without a shower, and a living room with two oversized couches. The only way for us to heat this whole place was to build fires everyday, and we built some big ones during those cold lonely nights.
Jake’s original plan for that winter had been to move to Tahoe. However, he had to give up a lot to do this, and he returned home after a couple weeks. He could not bear to be apart from his girlfriend. When he showed up at the cabin, asking me if he could crash for a bit, I was more than obliged to help him. I was not sure I would be able to survive the cold dark winter out in the woods by myself. I’m certainly not responsible enough for that.
The winter brought immense loads of snow. At one point, we had 7 feet in 3 days. I remember looking at the NOAA radar during that period, and the largest single-cell storm I had ever seen was blocking out Northern Arizona for a solid 5 days. Needless to say, we were stoked. We snowboarded as much as we could, regardless of how B-rate our resort was. Snowbowl had two main lifts, not including what serviced the bunny hill. One lift took everyone to the top of the mountain, and the other lift serviced the terrain park/intermediate slopes. These were slow, 3 seaters. This was good old down-home country snowboarding.
Jake was on an absolute do or die save money to move to Tahoe budget, so he refused to pay for lift tickets. What he would do was go up about mid-day and find someone in the parking lot who was headed home. He would ask to see their ticket, and would proceed to “clip it,” attach a new zip-tie and head to the lifts. This process of ticket clipping was how he snowboarded all winter long. Until one day in mid-March.
I was at work when I got a call from Jake. He had been on the mountain with our friend Ryland, and he had a lot to say. Apparently, they had an awesome day, as they usually did. On his last run before he had to go to work, they took the lift to the top of the mountain, as was the norm. There was a fun gap over a snow fence that they liked to hit. It was not out of bounds, or an avalanche control fence or anything. It was there to simply keep the wind from blowing all the snow off the ridge. Jake had ollied over the fence, completely clearing it, when he caught R.J., the head Ski Patroller’s eye. He had his headphones in, so he could not hear when R.J. told him to stop. He ended up looking back and seeing a flustered middle aged man in a red jacket coming like a bat out of hell towards him. So, he stopped, took out his headphones, and spoke to him.
“Sorry, this is my last run of the day. I have to be at work in 30 minutes, I’m going to leave now. It won’t happen again, I promise.”
With this, he started again down the mountain. He got down about halfway until he saw R.J., following him still. This time he was talking into his radio. He stopped again. R.J. was furious.
“You told me to go fuck myself! You told me to fuck off!”
“No I didn’t, I was being polite! I have no idea what you’re talking about.”
“I think we’re gonna have to call in a code zebra on this one.”
A code zebra is what ski patrollers use to describe a situation where one patroller needs a lot more patrollers to help escort somebody to their car, where a police officer would then meet them. It had only been called in once before that season, when two moms got into a heated catfight in the cafeteria over a position in line.
“You’re in trouble, pal.”
“I don’t think you can call me that. I’m not your pal. Do you want to clip my ticket? Here, take all of them!”
He motioned to the pile of stolen tickets on his jacket, but R.J. paid him no mind.
“You’re about to be banned for the season, you know that?”
“I don’t care! This resort is Bush-league! This is why I tried to move to a place that respects snowboarders, like Tahoe!”
“FINE! You’re banned for life! ”
Jake was obliged to obey when he saw 6 more ski patrollers come in towards him. Ryland had more or less disappeared at this point, he had a job at the resort to worry about. They made their way down the mountain, and Jake was greeted at his car by the Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers. Since Snowbowl was in a national forest, they got federal police. They wrote him a ticket for disorderly conduct, and asked to search his car. After he said no, they went ahead and searched it anyways. They found an empty jar, containing what they said was “marijuana residue.” Jake told them that he had not smoked weed for over a year. He used to, but since he was trying to make it as a snowboarder, he had quit. He never cleaned out his car, however, and this was his achilles heel.
Regardless, they wrote him another ticket for possession of marijuana, although there was none in the container. This ticket said that he was to appear at federal court on a given date, but did not state the fines. The patrollers dispersed, and R.J. walked off, triumphant. The L.E.O.’s got back into their Tonka Truck police machine and drove off. Jake called me.
Jake is a smart person. Fortunately, he had some money laying around that he had been saving for his move. Unfortunately, he had to hire a lawyer. Federal court is no joke. Although he had been antagonized unfairly by the ski patrol, there was nothing he could do. The judge was close friends with both R.J. and the officer that wrote the citation. It took over $2,000 of his own money to keep him from going to jail. He received a very over-exaggerated slap on the wrist and was left with little more than a place to crash.
There were other solutions, however. Had R.J. realized 10 years ago how big of a sport snowboarding has become, he could have realized that jumping over a tiny fence is no big deal. In fact, I have seen skiers jump that same fence with him right there. He did nothing but occasionally cheer them on.
Jake also could have submitted more to the authority of the Ski Patrol. He may have been a little standoffish, but that’s more of an issue regarding pride than respect. One must realize the feeling that snowboarding can give you. It can make you feel invincible, as if you have the world strapped in between your feet. To come off of this proverbial “cloud nine” and immediately into a situation such as this must have been a real buzz-kill. It’s not inherent in human nature to submit to authority in times like this.
Another solution that would have been completely unfair to R.J. would have been for Jake to complain. Of course he did on the hill, but off the mountain he could have written letters to the editor, to magazines, and to the owner of the resort. He could have done everything in his power to see that R.J. lost his job. But that is not how my friends and I act. Although we may face injustices, we shrug them off and roll with the punches We do not start fights, instead it is wiser to defend ourselves.
The resort, being the size that it is, has had tough financial times over the last few years. A severe drought almost crippled the town’s winter economy. A long standing debate between the resort owners and the Navajo Tribe (to whom the mountain is sacred) has postponed setting up snowmaking operations almost indefinitely. In times like these, it would seem that a resort should be doing all they can to make money. Nobody spends more money on their sport than snowboarders and skiers. I would argue that snowboarders spend more money, though, because although the gear is relatively cheap, we buy more of it. Snowboarders will visit any resort they can, providing its affordable and fun. Snowbowl would have a lot to gain if they just made their resort more snowboard-friendly. It wouldn’t take much, just a few improvements to the terrain park and to employee attitude.
Jake did not deserve to get banned for life. Snowbowl is our home mountain, where we learned to snowboard, and learned to love snowboarding. If anything, R.J. should have apologized to him, and realized that he had made a human mistake. He should have congratulated him, and thanked him for not hitting his fence. He should have embraced the future when it arrived on his doorstep in the form of snowboarding, instead being a crusty old man about it. We all understand that there isn’t a huge difference between skiing and snowboarding, after all, it’s only one stick versus two. I have no problem with skiers, but there seems to always be a tension. Many skiers either absolutely despise snowboarders (and vice versa), or they try to be snowboarders, stealing fashions they think we’ll miss. The real smart people just don’t care. We can have fun in our respective sports and not disrespect the others. After all, it’s just about having fun, isn’t it?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

blog post 3

Due to my able to make friends I have not found any one to teach me how to sew. Because the internet doesn't judge people on the amount of friends I have I look for it for advice. On this great site called You Tube I found a video on teaching me how to sew. Through observational learning I will learn how to sew.

The only real progress I have made in this goal is that I got one of the articles of clothing that I want to fix. This was the easiest thing for me todo so far. see picture above.

The concepts that Im going to apply is observational learning beside the other ways that I had already mentioned. The ones I mention earlier were The spacing effect and the rehearsal. The spacing effect is wear you learn it over time so you retain it better and the rehearsal effect is where you do it again and again to remember it. With those tools I will learn how to sew. A very important tool that I will use for the rest of my life. (Myers, 2009, pp. 227, 248-253)

Work Cited

Myers, David G. Exploring psychology. New York, NY: Worth, 2009.

just listen to what greg has to say...ok?

listen to greg from Critters on Vimeo.

Monday, September 27, 2010


Sweaty Somedayz 0.3 from Critters on Vimeo.

Black panthers brain

Right Brain/ Left Brain Quiz
The higher of these two numbers below indicates which side of your brain has dominance in your life. Realising your right brain/left brain tendancy will help you interact with and to understand others.
Left Brain Dominance: 16(16)
Right Brain Dominance: 16(16)
Right Brain/ Left Brain Quiz

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

blog post 2

I will be having someone teaching me how to sew I will pay close attention so it will stay in my short-term memory longer. Then when I go home I will be able to do it myself. I have various clothes that need sewing so I will have plenty of stuff to work on. Through this Rehearsal of sewing stuff together over and over again it will help this skill transfer into my long-term memory and stay there until I need to remember again. (Myers, 2009, pp. 258, 260-261, 308-309)

Since I ride as much as I can I feel that I will crash and rip my clothes. Since I have this new tool of sewing I will be able to fix the clothes I rip. Since I’m doing it over time it will help me recall it better. This is called the Spacing Effect when you learn stuff over time. (Myers, 2009, pp. 261)

Rehearsal and the Spacing Effect will most defiantly help me remember how to sew. Since I’m working with my own clothes that I want to keep using I will be very conscious of how well I’m sewing. The Spacing effect and Rehearsal are very good ways of Effortful Processing. Through Effortful processing I will learn how to sew and it will stay in my long term memory for a very long time.

Work Cited

Myers, David G. Exploring psychology. New York, NY: Worth, 2009.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

thug life

Elph from Critters on Vimeo.

Summer 2010


Canon power shoot SD1300 IS
Digital Elph

What I did all summer

Monday, September 13, 2010

My Goal

An Unusual Subject

When I first Signed up for this class I had no idea that I would have to use this blog to post my Psychology homework on it. That being aside, my goal is to learn how to sew. Now that might sound pretty hipsters or girly but I think it is a very valuable tool to learn.

I was inspired or influence or just want to copy this girl, Jess Kimura who is really good at snowboarding. In her newest video part it shows a shot of her sewing her flannel back together. I couldn’t get that video on here legal. I was able to find this video of her snowboarding. (It’s loud so be prepared) Now thats some observational learning! Monkey see, Monkey do and thats what Im gonna do!

Seymour Early Season from Jess Kimura on Vimeo.

As you can see if you watched the video she takes some pretty hard falls some times that might thrash her clothing. I fall pretty hard some times too that cause some rips and tear on my clothes. I want to learn how to sew so then I can fix my clothing so it will last longer. That is my goal. Thread and needles aren't that expensive so that will be easy to get. I think its really a do able goal since alot people have learn this skill so why cant I? I want to get this goal done before it starts snowing so then My clothes will be fixed for the following season. I know its a good goal because I will use this skill for the rest of my life once I learn it.

I really think my motivation for this is the incentives of once I learn this skill. I can now fix my clothes and still go about my way since I get really close to my clothes so I don't have to lose them no more to silly rips. An incentive is a positive stimulus that make people do the things they do.(Myers, 2009, pp. 339-372)

Works Cited

Kimura, Jess. "Seymour Early Season on Vimeo." Vimeo, Video Sharing For You. 12 Nov. 2009. 14 Sept. 2010 .

Myers, David G. Exploring psychology. New York, NY: Worth, 2011.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Hard Drive is not gonna be fix any time soon because its going to cost alot of money that I dont have.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010





Wednesday, September 1, 2010


OK summer or end of summer update on the critters movie. ITS NOT LOOKING GOOD. My hard drive crashed so thats all the footy on it and all the editing gone. I was more than half way done and I don't think its gonna get fix any time soon. It sucks. If my friend cant fix it then its gonna cost about 800 dollars to get it fix so Im super bummed. Yeah thats it for now.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

SUNNY SATURDAYS 4! by Mike Emmons

Thanks mike emmons for making this. It was a windy day and t line wasnt running their lifts, so the whole world was at skibowl and it was filmed

Sunny Saturdays 4 from Mike Emmons on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Jay getting crazy

Alpine Thunder from Jay hergert on Vimeo.

The sun came out, so we grabbed the camera, and took some layers off, by the time we made it back out of the lodge, the storm rolled in out of nowhere haha
location: Timberline, Mt.Hood, OR

Rider: Jay Hergert
Filmer: Elias Parise. Thanks again buddy!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

internet pooping




Stowe Spring Minicam Edit from evan Litsios on Vimeo.
joe chas cuck colby and evan hiking stowe snowboarding

Friday, April 30, 2010


Forstboarding from Will Campbell on Vimeo.
This one made it to!

Friday, April 23, 2010


worst day ever from Rob Field on Vimeo.
the video explains everything