Wednesday, May 19, 2010 | By: Brianna


Sometimes I get excited or do things that confirm my nerdiness. For example, merely knowing the date of Towel Day/Geek Pride Day...

One of the most recent examples of my nerdiness displays has been with the final assignment for my class. I'm taking Introduction to Dramatic Literature. So I already geeked out over reading Hamlet AND over finding all the references to eyes, blindness and seeing in Oedipus the King. On top of it, we have to do this final project type thing. One of the options is to re-write one act of one of the plays that we read, adapting it into a different genre/style. Now anyone who knows me will know that I adore the idea of adaptations. Just look at my past two summers for evidence.
So sharing this excitement is interesting because no one knows what I'm talking about. Because I'm going to adapt a Medieval drama into a modern comedy. And I already have all sorts of ideas to keep it from getting preachy. Which is always good when adapting morality plays for modern audiences, I find. :^P It's just coming together really well in my head, and I can only hope it'll come together on paper as well!
Thursday, May 13, 2010 | By: Brianna


It's raining.
And thundering.
And though I'm thrilled that the grossness of the weather will probably encourage me to actually do work on this day when I have no class, I'm conflicted. Mostly because I have to go to the Dollar Tree to buy massive amounts of bleach, and a couple pairs of dish washing gloves. Granted, the Dollar Tree is across the street...but there is no way that I'll be able to juggle an umbrella and that amount of bleach.

In looking at the wonderful resource that is, I have come to realize that the county is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 8:00 this morning. Luckily, I only have five minutes until that expires. But I also discovered that it will be raining all day, thereby encouraging the further procrastination of my bleach and glove purchase.

So the procrastinating side of me is quickly winning me over. I'll have time tomorrow...but the thing with buying things tomorrow means I'll actually have to do it. Luckily, says that it's going to be sunny all day tomorrow. Thanks for nothing, Thursday.
Thursday, May 6, 2010 | By: Brianna


You have to love small children.
Today I went on a walk around the neighborhood surrounding school. I was planning on going to the Constitution Trail, but then I thought that maybe there would be too many people around there, and I didn't want to deal with people this morning. So I just wandered. As I was wandering, I re-noticed the tower type thing that's north of the school. Cutting between two houses on a gravel driveway, I crossed the Shirk parking lot and headed toward it as best I could. Unfortunately, there wasn't a direct route to it from where I was, but I ended up as close as I could get, discovering that it was part of the Immanuel Bible Foundation? It's in the backyard of this mansion thing that they own. Here, enjoy:

The reason why I love small children is because I was on my way to this tower thing, so I had to go through the residential part of the neighborhood (surprise, surprise). As I was walking, I noticed chalk on the sidewalk, so naturally I stopped to check it out. Written on the sidewalk in large green letters, it said, "ICE POP!" accompanied by an arrow that pointed to the house behind it. And right underneath it, in smaller pink letters, it said "Never mind."
I couldn't stop smiling. :^)