Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wednesday. Has there ever been a greater day? (Probably. Just go with it.)

No Whining Wednesday again! I did not write a post last week, which apparently led some people to believe that I was tied up in someone's basement (aw, thanks for being concerned, gp, sugar!) or possibly causing havoc and mayhem, but I was not. I just didn't get around to it. But here I am, posting away, ready for another edition of No Whining Wednesday!

Tonight is the first night of my second class for the semester, Film as a Medium. It sounds essentially the same as Intro to Cinema, which I already took, but hey... who doesn't want to have an easy class that I already know everything for? Besides, I can always use a refresher, what with my holey old brain, and ... well, it's a film class, for crying out loud! Delightful. Can't wait to get a gander at the syllabus. I hope there's not as much group work as the other class has, though I'll make the best of it. It's what I do. The other class, by the way, began last Wednesday. Seems like it'll be a good time (other than the group work, which is always kind of iffy, but there's a few girls I chatted with that seem to have heads on their shoulders, relatively speaking). Anyhoodle, Films and Literature is going to be a comparison of interpretation, if I was paying attention. So we'll be reading 5 books and comparing them to the movie versions thereof, looking closely at how interpretation affects the story. We're starting with Heart of Darkness/Apocalypse Now, which is good because I've already read the story and seen... well, some of the movie. I've had it on DVD for years, but it's one of those things I have to be in a particular mood for, so I haven't actually watched the whole thing. I do love the story, though. So, yay for classes! I love school. Have I mentioned I'm kind of a dork?

(My only sadness about classes is that since they're on Mondays and Wednesdays, I'm going to miss some of my favorite programs! But, that's why God invented the Internet. Or Al Gore. Or whoever. And DVR, which I don't have, but my sister does, and we watch many of the same programs (or at least, the ones I'm sad I'll be missing). So yay! for sisters with DVR who don't mind me coming over to watch m'stories with them!)

What else, what else... Oh! I finally joined the rest of the world in 1997 and signed up with Netflix on Sunday. Between Sunday night and Monday, I managed to get around 40 movies on my queue, and probably total a dozen and a half on my Instant queue. I watched five of the Instant ones. Good grief, this is going to be bad for me... I may never leave my TV again! Especially now that I figured out how to use the Xbox to watch them on the good TV! Also, I made myself a little Xbox character person. (Mr. Pseudo-Husband said she looks like Tina Fey. Which I could see, if Tina Fey was quite a bit chunkier.) Anyway, I can finally catch up on all these movies I've been wanting to say, but hate going to the video store for! Hooray! Netflix is, like, the most amazing invention ever. Seriously. Printing press my ass. Also, this is going to make for some fun posts if I keep watching movies like Powder Blue and Shrooms, which, naturally, I will. That's just who I am.

Well, I suppose I ought to get to work. Silly work, they expect me to work for the paycheck they're giving me! I guess I can't really blame them there. I hope everyone's Wednesday is Wonderful and doesn't inspire any Whining!


MelBivDevoe said...

Netflix and DVRs are two of the greatest things EVER. Throw Hulu onto that list, and you have the reasons why there is a permanent MelBiv-shaped indentation on our couch.

Eyvi Sprite said...

I love my DVR, it rocks my socks. I have not yet signed up for Netflix. I checked into on the weekend, and what do you know, Netfliz doesn't offer the service here in the great white north, but does (I think they're owned by Netflix anyway) and it looks like a pretty good deal cause we rent a shit ton of movies. What I'm trying to say is, I may join you in the 21st century real soon. See ya there !

Lainey said...

How dorky is it that I love reading about how excited you get about school? Netflix became a near obsession for me for a while, trying to figure out the schedule for sending movies back to get the new releases sent on Monday nights. If you get a DVR, you might as well just get used to the fact that your teevee viewing will increase by 833%. It's a fact. You can look it up.

I hope you had a good class and a happy No Whining Wednesday!

Anna von Beaverplatz said...

Yeah, I really should have gotten the DVR option for at least one of the cable boxes when I just recently got them. I have a DVD-R in the living room, but it's some kind of crazy, convoluted thing that has to be done to record on it (the cable box has to be on the channel you're recording, and the switch-box has to be on the third thingie, and the TV has to be on and upside down, and one of the cats has to be sitting on it, or something), and then nobody can use the teevee while it's recording. It's a whole big ordeal that's not even worth it when I can just watch stuff online later.

My class was awesome, BTW. First screening: Sunset Boulevard, which has a permanent place in my rotating Top 5. I think we're going to get along just fine, this professor and I. (Except for how I think he's younger than me. Which is weird. And I'm not sure how I feel about it. Other than that, though, seems like a nice kid. Kid. Seriously, I don't even know if he's 30. So weird.) Anyway, looks like a good class filled with writing, hooray! I love writing stuff.

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