Sometimes it seems that we live only for highlights between ordinary days. Some of us live on weekends between work weeks or on holidays between classes. We seem in-between when we are out of school but not working, working but not at the jobs we want, working and not yet retired. We feel in-between when we are adults but not married, married but without children, have children who do not yet sleep through the nights, and so on.
Temporary Photo Wall Project
Our student ministry welcomed students back to campus last weekend
. We had a table in the official check-in line and wanted to make our area look inviting. I printed photos from the past year and then Veronica and Lindsey arranged them on our photo wall. They were impressed when I told them Walgreens now lets customers upload and print photos from Instagram (with same day service). I ordered a number of photos from my Instagram feed
and both I and the girls were impressed with the convenience and quality. One of them said, “Man, that is amazing! I’m going to print some tomorrow!”
What I Did
From the Walgreens photo page
, I logged into my Instagram account
, selected the photos to print, and chose the sizes. I used 4×4 inch squares, but they also offer 8×8 inch ones too. Most Walgreens stores will offer same-day service for a little extra fee.
Walgreens often puts discount codes in banners at the top of the page. In addition, you can use RetailMeNot
or its smart phone app to look up discount codes. I found a code for 50% off any photo order, but they change often.
You can also upload photos from your computer or from your Facebook account. I have tried the former, but not the latter.
Walgreens did not ask or pay me to recommend their photo service. I am simply sharing my experience with a business.
At the high school where I work, this is spirit week in preparation for our homecoming basketball game on Friday. Monday was Mismatched Crazy Hair Day, so I wore my hair like this.
For reference, it usually looks like this.
I received a variety of responses and determined that today’s hairstyle was not crazy in many other people’s perspectives.
Male teacher: Oh, you got a haircut.
Female teacher: Hey, I like your hair! You should wear it that way more often.
Male student: Nice hair, Mrs. Howe!
Female student 1: What is up with your hair?
Me: It’s for crazy hair day.
Female student 2 (to her classmate): You shouldn’t say that. What if she was actually trying to look nice?
My favorite anecdote from today:
In one class, a female student mocked my hair derisively in Spanish to the girl across from her while I was standing in plain view near their table. After a minute, I continued circulating around the room to help students and overheard the other girl inform the mocker that I actually speak and understand Spanish. The first girl was shocked and grew a little quieter after that. I simply smiled and continued helping students with their assignments.
Filed under photos, stories
Here are the cutest captions suggested via social media and blog comments. Good ideas, everyone!
Last weekend my nephew, Eli, visited and made this face at Uncle Luke. What should the caption be? I’ll post the best suggestion or two as text superimposed on the photo.