I arrived first, and I was not surprised. We had a total of three different arrival times decided 5, 5:30, and 6. I chose the earliest, 5. After our interviews and selection on the 15th we exchanged phone numbers, and proceeded to begin a group chat. When Don asked us to work on our blog as a group, naturally we did most of the organization behind his back; informing him of our plans once they were relatively complete.
We met at East Bay Coffee Company which usually is quiet enough and has enough tables, but we didn't enter immediately. When I arrived only Don was there, so we began with casual photos for my Blogger profile. Don wanted a photo with some greenery in the background, but the only green on the block were knee high bushes which resulted in this:
|I actually had to sit on the dirty ground for this.|
|Cecilia never looks at the camera|
Though we started by working individually on each of our laptops, we all only had a relative idea of what we were doing after Don showed us how to work on the blog, so it ended up being a good idea to work as a group on Jahnvi's laptop. Her laptop is far larger than my little baby school laptop, or Raqeeb's small laptop so we crowded around it and got down to business. We went back and forth between two templates and whether or not our we should have our main blog color be UChicago's maroon or just gray. After playing with settings for a while we set our blog in motion. Trying to be productive, we sat around laptops and fiddled with titles and sentences, until we ultimately departed.