31 December 2011

that time




It's that time again, boys and girls.
Last year, I made (and shared) some New Year's resolutions for the first time in my life. Most years, I haven't bothered, because a) my goals and desires fluctuate a lot, and b) I can't fail at something I haven't admitted to trying - right?

(One's at least an understandable excuse, but the other is just really lame. So I'm going to try not to use it anymore.)

Last post, I told you a bit about my 2011, so I won't bore you with any drawn-out reflections. But I will say that it was a pleasant surprise to look back at the resolutions I made, and realize that I may have actually sort of indirectly and occasionally succeeded in them. Here, have a look and tell me what you think.

29 December 2011

a quick look backwards



Hello, friends!

Well, here we are, just a couple of days from 2012. I thought for awhile about trying to pull together some kind of Best-Of post, but honestly, my year wasn't nearly that simple.

16 December 2011

at last...

Fall 2011: COMPLETE.

I am writing this from my own desk, in my own room back at home, while eating homemade chili and cornbread leftovers and plotting out how much I'm going to charge for all the textbooks that are about to get put up on Amazon. I made it, guys. Kinda thought I was going to die before I got to the break, but I didn't. And it feels SO good.

I have also learned 2 things.

1. I blog a lot more when I cut myself off from Facebook.
2. I am capable of studying much longer and harder than I thought I was. That's good, I guess.

Anyway, there isn't much more of consequence to say at the moment. Thanks for reading, friends.

15 December 2011

procrastination!

I love this video. I've no idea who these guys are or what on earth is going on with this story, but it's clever and funny and you can dance to it, and what more does one really ask of a YouTube video?
(Thanks, vocal_bard! I'll see you in a couple days.)

12 December 2011

no hablo espanol.


Spanish final tomorrow morning. Studying all day today. This is about all I have to say about it.

11 December 2011

I break for trivia

Yes, ma'am.

Not much to say today, but I have emerged briefly from my books to bring you this, an article called "7 Reasons Why Theatre Makes Our Lives Better."
Granted, these won't be useful if you're looking for something to help you explain to the family why you make no money, and some of them may be sort of obvious to those of us in the thick of things, but still. It's nice to know we've got intellectuals in our ranks who've taken the time to elucidate these things.

Anyway - thanks for stopping by! As a bonus, here is the single most important Spanish phrase you will ever have to know:
"Mantenga su mano del chulo fuerte."
First one to translate it gets five extra-credit points.

10 December 2011

success!



Last night was the culmination of almost a semester's work of work for me, my amazing stage manager and our lovely actors, as the one-act play I directed, "The Blueberry Hill Accord", went up for performance!

09 December 2011

hope?



But the real question is, how much do my professors really care about "trying" vs. "succeeding"?

It's been a rotten week for grades, friends. But hey - at least it's Friday!

08 December 2011

startin' stuff



Like, say, a blog. Or an attempt at being healthy. Or another short story...

And hey, what's less perfect than the week before finals?

05 December 2011

...cue sheepish entrance from stage left...

Of course, it just figures that the only thing motivating me to show my face back here is the fact that I've got a paper to procrastinate about.

Hi, guys!

I'm alive. I'm reading new and exciting things. A lot has happened since I posted last, and most of you have probably moved on to livelier blog-followings, but for anyone who's still holding out, I appreciate you!