inability to use time wisely, feeling good again, films

Last semester I tried to account for every hour of my average week. I just tried doing that again, and was overwhelmed by the amount of time that I have free and am unable to be productive with.

Right now I am at the point in the semester when I don’t have too much work to do,Ā  so IĀ  have a little more time for recreational activities (Degrassi benders, searching out recipes, reading comics, union sitting) and can enjoy them without guilt.

Thursdays are busy days. Tomorrow looks like this:
9:00AM: Meet with Brett at Kohl Hall
9:30AM-12:45PM: Sync sound scene exercise
1:00PM: Track down Jose on campus
2:30PM-3:45PM: VCT 204 (vomit!)
4:00PM-5:15PM: Stage makeup

Even though that is my busiest day, I still have a huge chunk of time (5:15-until I go to sleep) that I could be doing something.

I’ve been slowly easing back into some production through my film 3 class. It’s sort of forcing me to do so, but it is starting to feel good again. For this week’s class project, I am assistant director, and I’m enjoying it. For the past month or two, I’ve felt like I’ve really ended up on the wrong trail as far as where my career is going to take me, and that production was the wrong way for me to go, but I am feeling better about it. The same thing used to happen to me when I would take time off from swimming. I would regret going back, but once I was about a week back into a regular schedule, I would remember that I really did love to swim–almost more than anything. (note: I should start swimming again, I really enjoy it.)

My new glasses finally came in the mail. I really like them, and my eyes are finally used to them. Now I can see things up close and far away–it’s wonderful.

In the past week I’ve seen two films in the theater: Cloverfield and 27 Dresses. I enjoyed both films a lot, and obviously for different reasons.

Cloverfield

To be blunt, Cloverfield was pretty badass. After I got over the initial headache from the jerky camera movement (I’m going to mention here that I was also running a fever that should have kept me at home, but was too excited to miss the midnight showing) I was pretty enthralled with the film. I had little to no emotional attachment to any of the characters, and felt little when any of them were offed (either by the monster, something falling on them, or the parasites dropping from the monster.) While most of the time I need some sort of investment in the characters, the overall story of what was happening outside of the character’s persons was what kept me interested. While I was baffled at the willingness of Hud to continue to document their travels through the city, as well as the length of the tape and the impressive battery life of the camera, I was impressed by how real the film felt. What the heck would I do if a giant sea monster attacked my town? Good thing Bowling Green is landlocked.

27 Dresses

27 Dresses, on the other hand, was a lighthearted and very enjoyable film. While I find most films about weddings are a little too sugary sweet for me, 27 Dresses had a great sense of humor, and while it did have a happy (and almost fairy tale-like?) ending, I found it to be totally believable. Katherine Heigl’s performance seemed so honest. She brought a natural humor to her character that was extremely endearing.

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7 responses to “inability to use time wisely, feeling good again, films

  1. I’ll have to get my map that the old guy at the visitors’ center gave me. It’s not very far off of 33, right in Logan, but it’s one of those things that’s sort of off the beaten track. šŸ˜€ Well worth the effort, though. The old guy even told me that they offer tours of the factory during the week! That would definitely be fun.

    You should let me know when you’re heading to Athens sometime and we could meet for ice cream or lunch or breakfast or a midnight snack at White Castles or whatever. That would be cool.

  2. i also really really enjoyed cloverfield!! i think you’re pretty dead on with the issue of the characters. they were good blee blah blah but i wasn’t crying when any of them died. Hud. wow.

    also, i had heard from someone else that 27 dresses was HORRIBLE and not worth even $2 at the BGSmall. Here’s where I went wrong…listening to someone else about movies. I think your comments have just renewed my desire to go see Katherine in another light-hearted fun film. thank you šŸ™‚

  3. What would you do if a giant monster attacked our town? Four words: JEDI GHOST LONDON BRIDGE.

  4. Wow! You got new glasses and are ready to be done–we could be twins!! (As my kiddoes say anytime they have anything in common with another person!)

  5. Emily…Is this Vanessa your Girl Scout leader?

  6. Nope.

  7. Well, no sign of rehire at the garage as of yet, although I did spend a lot of time holding a flashlight and looking generally productive. I also got to catch up with a bunch of my old customers, so I guess the time hasn’t been a complete waste.

    I’m down to only one car left there, Kohler’s Honda, so maybe I can actually go 24 hours without showing up at the garage… that would be weird.

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