I apologize for my absence. While it is no excuse, there has been an immense amount of drama in my life lately. Typically the passive type, it hasn’t set well with me. I’ve been rather anxious and not interested in doing much else than what was required of my classes and jobs. Nonetheless, I came home this weekend. A surprise to my parents, I took the ferry to Long Island with a friend of mine, and one of my girlfriends picked me up and drove me home. I needed the escape, and it’s been nice.
On Wednesday, I had my final session regarding my honors capstone thesis. I learned, although I already assumed, just what a task it’s going to be. “Be prepared to devote 200+ hours to this in the next 14 months.” Uh, does that include the 10 I already devoted to preliminary research? Hope so.
But hey, fun fact, our first episode of Bryant News filmed and is up. I know, I don’t know why I’m looking at my hands during my banter with Court either, but I’ll definitely be cautious of that next time. Probably some nervous habit– it’ll be gone soon! Haha. Check it out! I make my debut about 8 minutes in
Due to the fact that I slept a total of 2 hours Thursday night (a nap really), I slept all day today. I got my nails done and just relaxed. Tomorrow, my brother is taking me shopping for my birthday present and so tonight, I have a date with my capstone research and my film notes. It’s 11 now, and so I think I’ll start with film and make the study guide for next week’s exam, and then move on to my proposal if I’m not exhausted. My proposal is due March 3. You can bet I’ll be hitting the bar directly after (I’m 21, remember? It’s okay to do that now).
I may get around to a post on some of the things I have on my post it note of blog ideas, but for now, the point of this post centers around a list of goals of sorts. I was talking with a friend the other night and I was asked if I’d ever read Crime and Punishment. I hadn’t but I had read tons of the classic novels out there during my AP Literature courses. So, tonight I set out to look for them in my room and I stumbled across a few I’d like to re-read. I figured, what better motivation than to post a list of books I want to read/re-read here?
- Crime and Punishment
- Wuthering Heights
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
- To Kill a Mockingbird (we read it in Lit, but it was when my brother was sick so I was excused and I feel I really missed out)
- 1984 (re-read)
- A Separate Peace (re-read)
I think I’m going to pick up Crime and Punishment and attempt to start it soon, but worst case, its number one on my spring break to do list—that and ya know, ace that interview for that internship!
Alright, off to study cinematography and mis en scene. Speaking of, let me know if you have any move titles I should check out. The main assignment for the class is to pick 6 films, each of a different director and only 2 from one decade are allowed, and to watch them and write critique papers of them. I’m all open for ideas — let me know if there are any classics you think I should check out!