I'm back from my class weekend - new semester, new instructor, new set of rules to get use to, but I love it. Oh, and two EXTREMELY funny YouTube videos that were shown in class (and I'm too lazy to embed them, so just hit the links)
Improv at the New York Public Library: here
The Gen Y Guy: here
(this one, I have to say - I am 25 and I write in cursive, I would rather handwrite a note, and with text messaging, I spell everything out AND I use commas. Just goes to show that generations are NOT exclusively exclusive... yeah... anyway... )
It's going to be a good semester. Oh, and I found "Enchantment" by Orson Scott Card at Barnes and Noble (I rarely have a class weekend where I don't find the siren of B&N calling me over to spend money I don't have during my Saturday lunch break - luckily, this particular volume was rather affordable). It came HIGHLY recommended (as in narniadear
insisted I put it up at the top of her list of books for me to read, so I'm going to take her advice), so I'm excited to read it. I also found "Iron Man" at Wal-Mart for a reasonable price, so I used my birthday money to buy that DVD, which I will watch and then go see "Iron Man 2" while it's still in theaters.
Also, somewhere along the line of driving home from class this weekend, I launched into a monologue about the Arizona immigration law and some of the arguments people have made against it. I was in the car talking to myself (yes, I am that nuts) and just gave the whole speech as though I was in front of a big crowd of supporters (or non-supporters) of the law. I felt a lot like Julia Sugarbaker
when I was formulating it, actually (thank you HillBuzz.org for introducing me to Miss Sugarbaker). It went in some interesting directions and if I can get the whole gist of it into print, I think I might post it. I'm sure my flist can guess where I stand on it, but my answer of why I feel that way may surprise you. But I'm in too good of a mood to post it right now. Maybe tomorrow.
And I think I've got my mom convinced to go back to school. She has her associate's degree and we kids are more or less raised (the youngest two are in high school, but it's not like they need constant attention like when they were babies) and I've thought for years that she should go back and finish her degree. So, that's going to be my next project is helping my mom get through school (she can do it - she just needs to have the confidence to actually do it. Maybe that's a trait of many adults going back to school later in life?)
OH - and I keep forgetting - I got "The Blind Side" on DVD for my birthday and it is EXCELLENT!! I'm a little upset at myself for not seeing in theaters, but whatever. I think if your'e looking for a happy, upbeat, feel-good movie, that is a good one to see. If you know next to nothing about football, the movie explains everything you'd need to know for the purposes of the story so that's not an excuse. Sandra Bullock is one of the actresses I like to see and she's fantastic and the kid who play Michael Oher is really cool too and SJ is a hoot (he's the younger brother). You know what, I just LOVED this movie!! And I think everyone else should see it and love it too! (but decide for yourself).
That's my weekend updates. I have a lot of stuff going on, so that's why things have been so scattered lately. Hopefully things will start to calm down at some point and I can post more directed subjects and not just "What I Did Today" kind of stuff (the final "24" Rehash EVAR! will be on time, don't worry about that - not like you were, but you know...)