Since starting my senior year of college (!!!), I haven’t been as diligent in updating on here, so I thought it might be best to give a quick photo update that can catch everything up. FYI, not all of those are my photos.
This picture is going to be my blanket representation for school. Oh, school. It’s been a busy start to the year, hence my lack of posts. However, it’s also been fun, with highlights including: moving into my own lovely apartment, a great start to football season, a job I’m very thankful for, reaching the final interview process for Teach for America, and making progress on my thesis project. Hooray!
I’m currently reading ‘salem’s Lot, but I’ve been making very slow progress. However, I have two books I’m looking forward to this month, so my plan is to crack down and finish this soon. Expect further updates soon.
I go to a lot of concerts, so think was my eighth Taylor Swift show and my third time seeing Ed Sheeran (yeah, lots of concerts). Another great show, though I was sick (and so was Taylor), so that was kind of a bummer. This picture also makes me really happy because of Ed’s Grumpy Cat hat and Game of Thrones shirt which basically mean we’re soul mates.
Another concert! This was actually two days after the Taylor show, so I had a busy weekend. This was my first real fun. concert (I saw them perform at the Grammy nominations concert last December) and it was a great show. The weather was perfect, the venue was perfect, the show was perfect. If there only had been fewer smokers, it was have been an absolutely perfect evening.
At this very moment, I’m watching episode 11 of season 2 of Scandal, one of TV’s most talked-about shows. I must say, I don’t exactly understand why so many people think this show is so great, but I’m interested enough to keep watching the show. There are lots of things that drive me insane while watching (if someone refers to the president as “the leader of the free world” one more time I’ll probably kill something), but the show has progressively improved, so I’m sticking with it. If nothing else, it’s a mindless guilty pleasure, and I can definitely use one of those as I recover from the conclusion of Breaking Bad.
This was the last movie I saw in theaters, and one that I imagine will get overlooked or be unavailable to lots of audiences, but if you have the chance to see it, you absolutely should. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of my favorites, and she proved her acting abilities in this rare big screen performance. James Gandolfini’s performance is equally fabulous and quite touching in light of his recent, untimely death. The story here is light, but holds many touching moments, and I felt personally connected to the relationship between Julia’s character and her daughter (mostly just when they’re getting along, though). I imagine Enough Said is a long shot for any Oscar nominations, but I have high hopes that it will receive some much-deserved recognition at the Golden Globes.
So, as mundane as this all may seem, these are the recent happenings in my life. I realize I put a lot of emphasis on pop culture items, but, you know, that’s basically what my life revolves around, so those are the important things to me. Now back to the reality of school work. Hooray.