This post contains my, Shelley Layton’s, current job resume for the purpose of fulfilling the requirements of the Character Resume Web Assignment and when I happened upon the assignment I realized that I needed to update my resume anyway due to my moving to San Francisco and becoming a part of the Steadfast Sleuths. I created my resume in a Microsoft Word document and embedded the file into this blog post. Updating my resume made me realize how far I have come in the past year and I’m hoping that my career will keep heading in the positive direction it is now.
Assignment Value: 3 stars
For the Dream Vacation on Pinterest Web Assignment, I created a Pinterest board through Kayleigh’s Pinterest account detailing my dream vacation that I eventually would like to take to Japan. I first became interested in Japanese culture as I was learning the Japanese language during my time as a student at the University of London. Then when I moved out here to San Francisco, I learned much more about Japanese culture that I became interested in, the festivals, popular travel destinations, and the absurd amount of cats.
I have no particular order in which I would like to do things, but I definitely want to visit each of the places mentioned for a specific reason. Also, this could either be a trip I take alone or Sarah and Sasha could come too if they are interested. In Tokyo, I’d like to go to a cat cafe, go to hanami, also called cherry blossom viewing, and to go shopping for myself and for souvenirs for friends. In Kyoto, I would visit the Infinity Cafe and figure out which types of Japanese tea I prefer. The place I want to visit the most is Fukuoka Island, where semi-wild cats roam freely across the island and it would be so much fun to be surrounded by dozens of cats. There is also a similar island filled with rabbits called Okunoshima. To take a break from the more relaxing parts of the trip, I’m debating on visiting/investigating Aokigahara, the “suicide forest”, where multiple people enter each year and never return alive. If this venture proves to be too dangerous, I also plan to explore Hashima, an abandoned coal mining island off of the coast of Japan, which is a completely abandoned city which once held thousands of inhabitants. Finally, I would visit Kinokawa City to see Tama, the cat train station master and walk through the Wisteria Flower Tunnel at the Kawachi Fuji Garden in Kitakyushu, Japan. Of course, this vacation is still only a concept at best and will need much more thorough information before becoming a reality.
Assignment Value: 3 Stars
For the You’re A Pinteresting Character Web Assignment, I teamed up with Kim and Lauren and their characters, to create a Pinterest board that would detail what each of our characters would be interested in doing if they went on a trip to San Francisco. We decided to complete this assignment together because we wanted to keep our characters together and continue their stories together. Sarah Mustard and Shelley Layton are staying with Sasha Kellogg at her home during this trip. We decided to use San Francisco as our destination because it is another large city in California, like LA in our radio show, and there are so many things to do. The pins of KitTea, Black Cat Brewing Co, and other cat referencing pins are definitely places that the avid cat lovers, Sarah and Shelley, would check out. Sasha’s pins are more geared toward activities like drive-in movies and shopping. Together the Steadfast Sleuths can enjoy some good food and still delve into some mysteries while they are there. Our group covered our bases by finding relaxing activities like reading, sightseeing, and shopping and combining those with the detective’s natural inclination to unsolved mysteries with the Winchester House. This was probably my favorite assignment this week because I really liked being able to continue the story of the Steadfast Sleuths with their creators, and because browsing through images on Pinterest is entertaining.
San Francisco Trip Board
Assignment Value: 4 stars