Er, so I sort of fell asleep during my first football game. I was watching it on TV with a large group of people in my roommate's friend's dorm because they were serving free food there. I feel less bad about dozing off because Catherine, my roommate, fell asleep as well! I honestly hope that watching the game in the stadium will be much more interesting or else my mother will be seriously embarassed. She knows just about as much as my dad does when it comes to football and keeps nagging me about not wanting to go to any of the home games. Sorry, but I still don't see the appeal of a lot of big guys throwing around a strangely shaped ball and tackling each other.
Catherine and I have been getting on pretty well; we've been hanging out more often lately but we still have our own lives. It's a good balance. We might be visiting downtown with some friends on Monday, but we'll have to see.
My schedule's beginning to settle down, although I'm still trying to figure out what TV shows I'll be working on and when. I'm definitely writing for Mind Games
, a sort of madcap how-well-do-you-know-your-partner game show, so if you live in the LA area you might be interested in tuning in the upcoming months. I'll have to check the broadcast times as currently Trojan Vision
is rebroadcasting a lot of old programs while we start shooting new material. I need to start post-production editing training soon which will probably kill my brain; I seriously know nothing about Avid, the program we use, or TV equipment. The only thing I know how to do is a wrong circuit setup, which doesn't really help.
My classes are shaping up to be pretty interesting although some of my classmates in my consumerism class have a tendency to unnecessarily complicate what we're talking about; seriously, we had this really bizarre discussion about hammers made out of cheese when trying to understand Marx's definition of use-value and exchange-value. I pretty much have a paper to write every week, and currently I'm hoping that I'll get through them alive because the grading system looks somewhat brutal. I've been making an effort to outline most of my reading and read ahead at least a class in advance because I don't want to start off as a slacker; I hope I'll be able to continue these habits. Gah, angsty feelings of inadequacy are not my friends.
I've found that listening to Elmer Bernstein scores for classic John Sturges adventure films is quite effecitve in motivating me to work. Actually, I got those soundtracks a few days ago so that I'll be better acquainted with Bernstein's work for when I go to the Elmer Bernstein tribute concert next Friday; the program is finally up on the website! I'm disappointed that I can't go the AFI Hollywood Bowl cinematic musical concert, though; I have neither tickets nor a means of getting there. I hope AFI's doing something similar again next year.
I've got the early copy-editing shift tomorrow (early being 11 AM...apparently nobody wants this shift, and the campus is pretty much abandoned on Sunday mornings) so I best actually get some sleep. Thankfully the cafeteria delivery trucks don't come on the weekend so it's actually quiet outside.