Friday, August 09, 2002
Today was really weird.
It was 'College Day'. Whoop dee doo. It was rather bizarre. There were 4 workshops in the morning, Slide Making, Artist Statements, Mock Interviews, and Portfolio Reviews. The Slide Making was weird because the woman running it turned out to have gone to Swampscott High. She said that she was there Mrs. Hodin's first year. I sadly had to inform her of the departure of that particular teacher.
The Artist Statements was stupid because I'm not going to any art school, so I don't need any such a thing. Alors...
The Mock Interview was OK, but it was basically all just common sense stuff. You know, don't dress like a slob, smile, say 'thank you' at the end, etc.
The Portfolio Review was kinda stupid because the guy just looked at my stuff and said "Yeah, you'll be fine". Real helpful.
Then we had about an hour in which we could do nothing because the staff had nothing planned, but we weren't supposed to go to lunch yet. So some kickball was played (the teachers got their rumps soundly beaten), until the ball rolled into yellow tempera paint that some girls had on the ground. Then we managed to sneak back into the building (they were keeping us in the courtyard) and ping pong was played.
Then we had lunch.
We finished lunch early and our next 'event' was an assembly to tell us all about going to school at MassArt. I was with Ahna and Chris, and none of us plan to go to MassArt. So we figured the times, and saw that we had 2 hours until the 'event' after the assembly. So we snuck out and went to Copley. It was fun. We dragged Chris into all these clothing stores and he got all sad and despairing. Good times, good times.
The final 'event' was a movie. We had a choice. Chris and I went to go see Office Killer. It was an incredibly bizarre movie. It had some funny moments and it had some highly gruesome moments. Some of the humor was of the type where you really don't think you should be laughing, but you just can't help it. The general consensus afterwards was that it was a very very good, but very very disturbing movie.
Then I caught an early train home, and that was the day.
Lizzy, Kate and Abby have been rather adept at avoiding my camera thus far. But I will get them. I will capture them on film for all of posterity. HA!
Yesterday me, Jess, Helene, Kate, Stephanie, Jason and Corey went to Laser Quest. It was very fun! We got to shoot things. The only bad bit was that the smoke was suffocating in parts of the maze. In any event, I came in 14th out of 35. Jess came in 13th and Stephanie got 3rd. Kate the Great got 34 out of 35. Our names were as follows:
me- The Cat
Jess- I Don't Kno
Kate and Stephanie- Tweedledee and Tweedledum, but I forget who was who
Jason-Sor Soce, because the guy couldn't spell
Corey- M Night
And that was that.
Did you hear about that crow, Betty?? Did you?? It was awesome! I've always said that I liked crows because they're smart. So that that all you non-believers! Ha ha ha ha ha!
Finished another roll of film today! I get it back on Sunday. Joy be! I do so enjoy pictures! I just hope that the flourescent lights don't wreck havoc with them like they did in the last roll.
The Brunching Shuttlecocks have a new website format. I can't decide whether or not I like it yet. Hmm. Decisions. Decisions.
The picture of the squirrel, by the way, came out rather well. It looks crazed, and it's wicked funny.
Did you know that certain kinds of weeds, inserted into the holes in the top of baseball hats, look a whole lot like antennae? And did you also know that these 'antennae', when worn in the hat in a public area, such as Copley, will cause many people to regard you with a somewhat startled manner? Chris and Nathan illustrated this point quite graphically for us today.
Dern and tarnation! I have to finish this stupid comic book for my class! It's 8 pages long, and it took me one entire 3 hour class to pencil in 2 pages. Only 2! And that's not even with the inks! I am so infinitely screwed.
Well, OK, I can't think of anything else. There y'are.