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summer wrap up

I feel like I should write a recap of the summer and give details about Mark and my trip from LA to Dayton. Here is goes:

Recap of the summer
I learned a lot about myself, where I am now, where I want to be, where I’m headed. I became a decent parallel parker, and (for the most part) got over my anxiety. I started wearing dresses more, too.

Cross Country Trip
Check out my Flickr account. Mark and I went to Prairie Dog Town and ate cheesey tots.

The past few days at home have been sort of slow, and pretty dull, but I’m okay with that. I went to Lima for the first time today.

what’s been going on

Saturday (or maybe Friday) night I saw one of the best movies I’ve ever seen: Waitress. I am not usually one to automatically put a film in my top whatever after one viewing, espeically when it’s a new film, but this movie is fantastic. I’ve tried really hard to find faults with this film, and I can’t. It’s beautiful, and everyone should see it. Everyone.

Megan arrived on Sunday afternoon, and I am very, very glad to have her company. Sunday night we went to the UCB, waited in line, and were turned away from a free show.

Both Tuesday and last night we went to the UCB again. For as much as we go there, you would think that I spend more money on improc shows than I do on food, but the place is so reasonably priced. It’s totally worth the drive from Westwood to Hollywood. We’ve seen a few famous people there, as well. I’ve now seen the guy who plays Bert in Cabin Fever twice, and Mike has seen him once. I also have seen the guy who plays the guy from Sprint in the cell phone commericals that I find annoying. Last night he was wearing an Ohio University shirt, and I almost said something about Ohio, but decided not to be a creep (I’m getting better, I really am!) Last night we also saw Samm Levine (aka: Neal Schweiber.) Meg and I totally geeked out and repeated lines from the show over and over, but tried to play it cool when he sat two rows behind us. Good thing it wasn’t Martin Starr (aka: Meg’s boyfriend) because we would have had some trouble on our hands.

Last night’s show was very entertaining. Sarah Silverman tried out her jokes she wrote for the MTV Movie Awards. I might even watch them this year…

Today at work I need to figure out how to sell things on eBay for my boss. My job rules.

what’s been going on

Just a recap of what I’ve been doing/things that have happened lately:

Easter
The Berens Family + some Powers + some Herrons got together at Grandma and Grandpa’s. It was the usual good time when Uncle Tim made inappropriate comments that made the older cousins laugh too hard, and he was found out, my mother told the family personal information about me that I then had to explain while she laughed hysterically, and someone made my grandmother blush more than a few times. Easter lunch discussions included: Bioterrorism, spitting on the sidewalk, farting, my trip to LA, cockroaches, drinking, and politics. My family is wonderful. Grandpa also made me a CD full of pictures of myself as a child (only me, not anyone else.) Gems include: Eye-patch fishing, hot hair balloon outfit, and sleeping fairy princess.

Watched a drunk girl make her own parking space by backing her car into the car behind her until it moved enough for her to parallel park in front of our building. Before she did this, I saw her circle the building twice. We turned off the lights and watched through the blinds, and eventually Marie yelled out the window “Hey, did you just hit that car?!”She responded a slurred “No!” and Marie came back at her with “You’re a liar!” She had a zinger, though: “I didn’t hit that carrr!” This apartment rules.

UFO got funding!
SBC statements finally came out yesterday. Of the roughly $8000 we asked for, we were allotted $5,550. This is actually pretty good. So I’m happy.

I’ve been sucking
I’ve not been good about my school work. This morning at 8:30, a research paper on the effects of suburbanization in Ohio was due. I’m not finished. I also slept through the aforementioned class, and did not go to History of Dinosaurs, as it was snowing. My focus on anything school-related is just about gone. I am too excited about the summer and living in LA and working for a production company that I cannot seem to care about my classes (except for Writing for Electronic Media, which I adore.) Also, it is 11:00, and I am still in my PJs. I spend way too much of my day looking up hilarious pictures of cats with ridiculous captions, and Google Image Searching “puppies.” I suck.

Grindhouse
Sweeeet. It was just a very enjoyable (and gruesome, and explicit) movie-going experience. I am not a big Tarantino fan, so I didn’t enjoy a lot of Death Proof. Planet Terror, on the other hand, was a delightful gore-fest. I like to see things get blown up, and I think that there should be more mustaches in movies.

Good News

This afternoon, I found out that I got the internship that I wanted and had been waiting on. I’ve officially accepted, and I am going to LA for the summer for real for real now.

Today I felt very inclined to write a letter to the editor, however I was unable to focus my thoughts enough to limit it to 300 words. As I sit here, I can’t even remember what I was going to write about, or what brought on my sudden need to share my opinions with the Bowling Green community. Maybe next week.

The 48 Hour Film Festival went really well this weekend. I was bored out of my mind, as this is the first time that I have not participated, but I did my best to visit everyone and pester them for a little while. UFO got quite a bit of coverage for the event from the BG News. Campus Briefs, Film competition challenges students’ creativity while helping them gain professional experience. We also had a photographer make visits to all of the groups, and a video crew document the event as well. Will UFO finally get some respect on campus? For all things good, I hope so.

I have had a really good feeling within me lately. It might be the weather, it might be the fact that the end of the school year is coming, it might be that I know I will see my family soon, but I feel good about things. You know, like that Eagles song…only not as lame. I’ve got a peaceful easy feeling.

Since Mike likes to be mentioned on my blog, I went to see The Press Gang twice this weekend and had a blast. They played very well as The Beach Boys, and should consider becoming a Beach Boys cover band. (Maybe not?)

I’m going home this weekend for Easter. I want to go on a hike. Anyone in the Dayton area should join me.

week recap

I’ve had a pretty good week.

Steve and I headed back to Grand Rapids two more times this weekend (and he went back this morning by himself.) Meggy came, too. ROOMIES!

Tuesday afternoon/evening/night was amazingly eventful. After sitting out in the Free Speech Circle for about two hours, Erica and I went to Pizo’s for free pizza and Italian. (I’m learning phrases!) After pizza, we went to Brathaus for a big girl drink before UFO. We spent $6 between the two of us, which included tips for the bartender and three songs on the jukebox (1. “Undone” by Weezer, 2. “No Rain” by Blind Melon, and 3. “Hungry Like the Wolf” by Duran Duran, some of our old favorites.) After we finished out bevs, we sat on the steps of the Civil War Museum and shared a cupcake and laughed really hard. Mike and Grant picked us up to go to UFO, and afterward we went with Kyle, Matt, and Steve to DQ.

Wednesday night’s Projector meeting was scrapped when our esteemed advisor decided not to show up. Sara, Brynna, and I got dinner at Easy Street and laughed until we cried while we drew pictures of aforementioned advisor.

Last night I laid on the couch and watched War of the Buttons. Lately my weeks have been filled with little nuggets of fun. I love it. Weekly Myles tomorrow.

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