Final Blog Post CT 101!!

IM GRADUATING THIS SEMESTER GUYS!! Ive been a student since 2017 (i know dont make fun of me) it has truly been a rollercoaster for the past 7 years! Im really proud of myself for making it this far and finishing despite countless setbacks and obstacles. Lets talk about how this semester went for CT 101!
Ive had to keep giving myself pep talks this whole semester to make sure i dont F it up!! But ive been hit with so many things at once, my performance in CT 101 isnt what i would have liked for it to have been. I probably averaged out with an overall C for effort but ive been getting my butt kicked with school and work and personal life. But the cool thing is CT 101 never felt like a drag or like i didnt want to do it. Everything felt interesting and interactive.
I feel super accomplished though  because i was able to create a website about climbing! To be honest registering the domain and the basics wasn’t hard at all. But creating details, organization, and utilizing all the different tools on word press was actually super confusing. Even though professor gave detailed instructions, personally it was just really hard for me to get a grasp of this stuff. I’ve never been good with computers in general, but it was good to get pushed out of my comfort zone and learn new things.
This is how i would have liked to finish this semester, but instead im finishing it like this!
Here are some of my blog posts this semester!
and my website is
It was an honor to build a website i love about climbing! I wanted to make it a funny and cool area that climbers would relate and feel comfortable in! I chose the name fast yogi because my nickname is yogi, and fast yogi is my climbing instagram! It all just fit so well and clicked really quickly for me! I struggled with using the different tools and organizing the content in specific ways. I did have fun creating a unique and funny About and Contact page! I limited my page to three blog posts, and i created 3 blog posts featuring different famous climbers that have really paved a way for the climbing community!
This is just some satire from the About page that i had alot of fun playing around with and customizing to my liking. I wanted to make it funny but serious at the same time. So yea i hope you all enjoy the website because honestly im pretty proud of it!

Assignment #10

Guys i just built my first website!!

Im so bad with technology, even simple website building was kind rocky and complicated for me. But honestly the process is super simple if you just listen and follow professors tutorials and and recorded lectures.
Ive always wanted to make a tighter climbing community and have something i can bring to the table in terms of creating content and being a part of the community. Above is Chris Sharma.
An American climber who set countless first ascents and changed the world of climbing.
This class was a blessing in disguise because if professor didnt create this as a project, i would most likely never have taken it upon myself to create a website where climbers could get together and enjoy together. Similar to tumblr but for climbing.
Im just looking for the right layout and customizations on the site, however wordpress personally is a little annoying to use. maybe i feel like this only because i have been constantly using microsoft word, or powerpoint my whole life.
Im looking forward to the future. for so long i was just so busy sucked into the mundane routine of school and work. and now long overdue im supposed to graduate this semester. it still doesnt feel real, so doing the last bit of work in the last few weeks i have is a little scary and sad. Ill update everyone in my next post!

Poison to Passion!

Ever since i was a kid i loved climbing things, the scaffoldings outside the school was my playground and my mom would always yell at me to get down. One time i climbed the really tall fence in 4th grade and i was too scared to climb down, so the parents of everyone watching called the fire department, and when they came i was so scared of getting in trouble that I just ended up climbing down!!

I stopped being interested in climbing around when i went into high school and got with the wrong group of kids. Below are the kinds of people i was hanging out with

But everything changed when i was 18 i was on a cruise with my family, and they had a rock-climbing wall. Everyday, 2-3 times a day i climbed this rock wall and was absolutely hooked. I looked at my mom and told her “i think im going to join a climbing gym when we get back home.”

This was probably one of the most crucial development points in my life and saved me from a bad path i could have went down. Fast forward to now i have become a stronger climber than i had ever dreamed of being and going on sick adventures with friends that have become family!!

Me and my friends getting ready to rockclimb!

The link above is a video of me and my friends getting ready to repel from the top of a mountain! i know it looks illegal but its not, the fence is only to keep hikers and other foot travelers away from the cliff side!

This is a Gif of the famous Dean Potter Free Solo climbing with a parachute!


There are a few people who really inspired me and totally changed my life and perspective things. One of the most important people is Dean Potter. Dean is known for practicing what he calls the “dark arts” activities’ such as climbing without a rope AKA a “Free solo,” or Slacklining without a tether thousands of feet off the valley floor!

This is a gif of Dean free solo highlining above a canyon! I highly recommend the hyperlink Addressed as “dean potter” it really showcases who he was as a man and the vision he had.
It is my literal dream to take my talents to the walls of Yosemite and do some of his famous first ascents and repeat some of his famous highline setups. Half dome is the rounded figure on the right hand side, and el capitan is the massive wall on the left hand side! Unfortunately we lost dean in a wingsuit accident back in 2015. But Dean is truly one of those people whos’ spirit will live on forever in the hearts of every climber and slackliner to know he existed.

Just MEMEing around

What is art? Well for me this is pretty much it! The google definition says “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination,” and who can deny that making memes is all about creative application and imagination! When i googled are memes art, i found some interesting stuff like this article from the UK that is deff written by some old, wine sipping, art fanatic!!—> Angry British guy!

I totally disagree with the British and not only because they still believe in the idea of royalty but the way that guy wrote in the article ?!?!?! I mean come on!!! Tell me how this is not the core of creative expression! The thing i love about memes is that there is one for literally anything and anyone! Memes break down the barriers of expression by just creating something everyone can understand regardless of culture or language!!
Memes are also so relatable! Like how does this not relate with most likely every student there ever was!!! School is hard and especially when you have work and other things involved!

But CT101 is a really cool class and i’m glad we get to learn about more modern and relatable things for our generation, rather than following the curriculum of the dinosaurs!! This other website i found defends the idea that memes heavily contribute to the world of art! —> I love Memes!
The way art is displayed and praised is really funny to me! Memes deserve the same respect and praise! It is a different form of traditional art, but it matches the textbook definition spot on! Maybe one day we will see a meme museum, or maybe it already exists, right here on the internet. Its actually fitting that the meme “museum” is the internet because it defys traditional forms of displaying and appreciating art.
This and other student memes are my absolute favorite memes!! Again they are able to relate across all students around the world! And there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a meme that describes exactly how you’re feeling that day!

life and GIFS

Life feels like this for me every time the semester starts, walking a fine line trying to balance school, work, family, and personal goals. Dean Potter is the man in the GIF and he is the one who inspired me to start slacklining! This is the full video of Dean highlining with no safety!

Good thing professor Ryan made the first class super enjoyable and exciting! I haven’t taken similar classes so its nice that most of the work is creative and content creation related! (feels good to get away from the standard notebook and onto the computer)

But honestly i feel like Patrick because i am not inclined computer wise. Thankfully most of my other classes are CT related and what i love the most is that its so relevant to todays society that it could be very useful and has unlimited creative potential for all types of people.

I work in catering so my weekends are 16 hour shifts like 9am-1am and on Monday’s i wake up wishing i had this machine to help me relax!

But this is my last semester so i am super excited to graduate and have more time to follow my passions such as rock climbing, slacklining, hiking and adventuring!