2.27.2006

If you're having a crappy day and this video doesn't cheer you up, you are without a soul. Wow.

Things in Cali are going good; got to take a nap on the beach yesterday and saw a guy with 2 live parrots on his bike along with other miscellanay. It's great to be with Courtney again, though a bit boring when she's not around. Tomorrow I have a job interview though, Wednesday I visit USC, and Thursday Courtney and I get a tour of UCLA and we're sitting in on a class, which should be interesting. It's supposed to be rainy for the next couple days though, which is too bad.

Yesterday I also realized that a pretty solid beachside bouldering area is a 10 or 15 minute bike ride away. I climbed there when I came out here after my freshman year at SJU, and if/when I come out here this summer it'll be a great place to hang out. Woot.

2.23.2006

The sickness is thankfully clearing up; it's basically been a week of lying low and trying to get better. I've seen quite a few movies over the course of the sickness, (i.e. Broken Flowers, which didn't impress me very much).

Tomorrow I get to fly to CA, woo hoo! I'm excited to see Courtney and to get some sunshine. I'll be able to visit UCLA and USC, which should be good. I got an email from Harvard today saying that they mailed a letter to my NZ address and it bounced back, so they wanted a valid address and wanted me to send them a letter with the correction. At first I thought it might be good, since if they're asking for a permanent correction it means they want to send me more mail, so the letter must be an acceptance, but then I realized that it's probably just something preliminary and isn't a decision letter at all. *sigh*

Anyway, I'm off to class to discuss a 17th c. comic novel. Yippee!

2.17.2006

Hope you like the photos from NZ (even though they seem to have messed up the page formatting).

Things have been going pretty well around here; the week seems to have gone by really quickly, which is nice since it means that I'm flying to Newport in a week. I'm kind of sick though, which isn't much fun. Hopefully I'm on the upswing though.

I pulled some more props for the show last night and hung around for the beginnings of rehearsal. I'm still kinda sad I wasn't cast for the show since it would have been nice to be on stage one last time before graduation; being at rehearsal made me sort of miss the whole camradarie of being in a cast. *sigh*

I'm going to go see Kevin Smith (Silent Bob) give a talk at SCSU with Tim and my dear mother this evening; that should be pretty interesting. Other than that not a lot is going on; mainly just combatting my sickness and looking forward to Cali.

2.14.2006

Some photos from NZ









2.10.2006

I went to the spring play rehearsal last night to take some props notes for it (I'm the Properties Master, woo hoo!); looks like it should be a really fun show. It's strange for me to be a part of a show but not be acting in it; I had a hard time running props for Kiss Me Kate, but this time it should be a little easier. I'm just a little too much of an attention whore to be comfortable working in the wings. It's also odd to think that I won't get to act in another show in college theatre, and that it'll probably be quite some time before I act again unless I find some community theatre stuff this summer, though even that won't be the same. The end of an era, I suppose.

As for law schools, Northwester wait-listed me while Stanford and Yale said no. That leaves Cornell, Columbia, Harvard, Berkeley, and Lewis and Clark still in the air. I'm still hanging my hat on a Berkeley acceptance, since if they'll take me that's probably where I'll end up going. Here's hopin'.

Other than that I'm still staying pretty busy; freelance writing and editing is keeping me fed and clothed, and it's nice to be able to go to work at 11pm while drinking a beer. Courtney has started her new job at a ritzy health club and she's getting some back stage work, so that's pretty exciting (though what's more exciting is that I get to see her in three weeks, yay!).

I've gotten back into an MMORPG (massive multiplayer online role playing game, for you non-nerds) that I played last year. It wouldn't work on my computer for awhile, but then I got it fixed, which may have been a mistake as it tends to consume a good chunck of my time. It's not chronic though, so I should survive.

Anyway, off to class. I'm seeing a play about the monkey trials tonight, then it's speech judging tomorrow bright and early.