ananzi: (oz: flowerchild)
I finally saw The Avengers courtesy of Netflix and an evening spent with the philosophy instructor, who is awesome. I liked it! Black Widow is badass and Iron Man is Iron Man and Tom Hiddleston (Loki) is an incredible actor. We were both working on games that we're making (him: a philosophy version of Marvel's Legendary, a deck-building game, me: Ricochet Robots).

Today I hope to go to the on-campus art museum; we took the robotics class for half an hour earlier just because, and it wasn't enough for me to get through all of the rooms. I've been thinking a lot about how it might be fun to draw again, either comics or otherwise, so I might bring my sketchbook with me as well. (Side note: I showed a friend NIMONA and he asked if I drew it, because it looked/sounded like me. I've never been so flattered.)

It also sounds like I'm going to be in Sarasota for a few weeks in August (and won't have to drive myself or pay for a plane ticket either way, because Lawrence and Lisa are going up and down at various points in time and I can catch rides with them).
ananzi: (dancing statue)
I met with a friend last Sunday who was passing through Athens (L., the fencing coach extraordinaire), and it was great in a lot of ways. We connect incredibly well on some level, and so conversation was easy and fun. It didn't (and usually doesn't) feel like much effort. We talked some about what the rest of his summer looks like, and the doings of mutual friends, and my future, and etc.

When the topic of my plans for the future came up, he encouraged me to look at really neat research and really good graduate programs in imaging and medical physics. It was really heartening (after I've been sucking at finding and applying for jobs) to hear someone say that I was good, really good, and capable.

He also said he'd ask his friends in relevant industries if they knew of any job openings. I have to remember not to rely too heavily on that, though. I wish that there were more entry-level physics jobs, or that the ones that were there weren't things like lab technician. Maybe I'm bad at finding the jobs?
ananzi: (stained glass)
I'm actually sort of tired right now (and oh, god, this is going to be a busy week, but that's partially my fault for not doing any homework over break).

Um.  I saw 9 with at-home friends and enjoyed it muchly (both the friends and the movie), though I thought that the ending could have been better.  I saw Where the Wild Things Are with another friend.  Went rock climbing (at a gym, with my dad), learned how to belay, didn't do any homework over break...

I wasn't going to do NaNoWriMo this year on account of the fact that I'm now a Busy College Student who doesn't want to fail all of her classes, but my willpower is crap and I haven't been able to keep myself away from the site for more than a day or two at a time.  I might (I repeat, might) use this coming November as a motivation to get out some of that alternate universe/religious society/Gnosticism story that's been lurking in my head for a while, but I'm not positive if it's ready to come out of my head just yet.  I'm also half-tempted to just do a rewrite of my last year's NaNo, but with better planning; I think that it had potential, and the story itself still wants to be told.

Other stuff?  I finally started to put some of my posters (mostly National Geographic tear-outs) on the walls of the dorm.  Accomplishment!  I started a puzzle back at home that I got from the church book sale.  I also got books, and started reading one of them - The Egyptologist, by Arthur Phillips.  So far, it's good.  Orchestra practice this week was good; I was a little bit nervous about sectionals, but ended up being reminded during them of why I like this stuff so much sometimes.  Oh!  I aced my Physics midterm last week; I figured that I had at least satted (gotten a high enough score for a satisfactory evaluation) it, but I did even better than expected and came out with a 97.

I've also recently gotten into Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (I know, I know) thanks to the roommates.  Also, Kate Beaton's comics.  They're funny and historical (but not always) and somewhat silly (but in a good way).  And they're well-done, but accessible in the sense that they aren't perfect-looking or drawn digitally.  They make me want to write and draw comics!

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