I Couldn’t Resist
(I swear it has rained more in Houston this year than it did the entire time I was in England … )
I promised myself that I would not post until after I had finished the two papers due this week, but I have broken down. To be fair, I have a complete draft of the paper due tomorrow finished and about half of the paper due Thursday finished, but that’s really not where I should leave it for tonight.
Alas, life is going to be busy and stressful for the rest of the semester so there will never be an “ideal” time to post. So I might as well write now, right? I’ve been trying to strip some things away to make my life easier. Originally I just gave up French Fries for Lent. And then last week I realized that I was just doing that to avoid the thing I really needed to give up this year: television. As an English major and a purported lover of great fiction, I am ashamed to say that I spend way too much time catching up on my favorite television show series or re-watching the DVD copies of my all-time favorites: Gilmore Girls, Friends, Glee, and The Big Bang Theory. And to think, before I came to college, even that list was half as long. It’s pathetic, but it’s how I cope with all the work, reading, writing, and stressful social situations I have to endure throughout the school year and the summer. But recently I had been using it as too much of a security blanket. So far it hasn’t been too horrible, but I know that God is going to test my sacrifice at some point during Lent. Probably when I go home in a few weeks for midterm recess.
On the bright side, in the time I haven’t been watching television I have been working on my personal writing projects! (I’m taking a page from my Oxford writing friend’s blog The play I workshopped at the Oxford Playhouse Writer’s Weekend last term has finally been “unpacked,” more thoroughly researched, and I’ve begun writing the new version! I’m super excited for this one and I promise to post my progress here. I’m also writing a short screenplay for a friend. It was high time that the scriptwriter and the film director (who are best friends) finally started a joint film project … Anyways, she came up with the idea and at first I wasn’t too stoked. But now I am starting to actually realize how the small parts can represent characters and how the whole short film represents this feedback loop … I’ll have to save the rest for later. Four scenes down, three to go!