I Will Kill Thee and Love Thee After

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

I'm a first year graduate student at Tufts University in the Drama department.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

All Work and No Play...

Well, maybe a little play. Last night Erik and I needed a break from all of our work, so we headed from class straight to the Prudential Center. I bought a fountain pen, and I really, really like it. I used it last night to make extensive notes on the opening of my play, which is now tentatively titled "Ariadne." I also went to Barnes and Noble in search of the new Rue Morgue, but they only had the last issue, which I bought anyway. I think I'm going to ask for another subscription for Xmas. It has been months since my last one ran out, and I'm kind of missing my only link to the horror world. Speaking of Xmas, I have not gone Xmas shopping AT ALL. Something else to do next week...

I am thinking of switching around my class schedule for next semester and taking Brecht (an undergraduate course that I can get graduate credit for), Shakespeare, and Chinese Drama. I'm also going to audience German 102, because I really need some practice.

I've got another busy week ahead of me after all this school work is over. I have to get a hair cut and clean the apartment, and more importantly, apply to a few English programs. I'm applying to Boston U, Boston College, Brown, and probably Brandeis. I really, really would like to go to Brown. Really, really, really. I also have to apply for a new loan, get my sewing machine fixed, etc. Now I have to go finish three short assignments, even though I would rather do almost anything else in the world...

Saturday, December 03, 2005

A Little Girl Playing Pirate

I just finished watching Alien Resurrection. I want to say that it was a really bad film, but I actually enjoyed it and I think I understand what the writer was trying to go for. So I'll have to say that it was an entertaining, though mediocre film. Sigourey Weaver was at her best, though. And her sexiest.

I'm not sure what to do with the rest of my night. I went through about five books on Macbeth today, so I don't think I can handle any more studying or researching. I also spent entirely too much time adding more Gothic and Supernatural inspired books to my Amazon wishlist. Erik went to a party some of the rowers are throwing, and I opted to stay here. Today was a bit strained. We were both sitting on the couch reading or doing work for the better part of the day, but the loveseat is just too small for that to work out for too long. And I need more personal space than most people. I also spent the entire day with my nose in a book (well, a variety of them), and that always makes me feel out of joint and quiet. And then Erik was paranoid I would get upset when he wanted to go out without me. I rarely have fun when we go out with his friends, for a number of reasons. Mainly, I'm a snob, and I require intelligent conversation along with my drinking, but that isn't usually what a bunch of college and post-college age athletes are after. Also, Erik doesn't have a good time, because he expects me to behave badly, and vice versa. We both seem to have more fun when its just the two of us. I love his friends from PA, but I get terrifically bored when we hang out with his college friends. He also doesn't seem to have much with my friends from high school, but I don't blame him.

So there is no real problem, I'm just a little grumpy that I have to spend Saturday night alone. Time to pick out another movie.

The Briar and the Rose

I've actually been posting in livejournal lately, so this journal has been kind of silent for the past week. I remember back in the earlier years of college when I used to post every day. I still don't know how I managed to have so much free time.

Today was blissfully quiet, but also busy. In no particular order I: ate pumpkin iced cream, dyed my hair black, did a lot of research for my Macbeth paper (in fact, I'm taking a break from that now), watched Bram Stoker's Dracula, had a crab-cake salad for lunch, found an affordable Victorian mourning hair brooch on ebay, which I am now watching like a hawk (the bid ends tomorrow), found a bunch of long, black skirts on ebay I am also watching, and bought more things I've been lusting after on Amazon (I got a particularly large paycheck this week). This is what I bought: The Call of Cthulhu DVD, the Norton Critical edition of Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction, Boito's opera Mefistofele, and Christopher Wood's Victorian Painting. I'm dying with excitement for them all to get here.

I just finished listening to Tom Waits's Rain Dogs, which is an excellent album if you've never heard it. Now I'm going to finish Paul Jorgenson's Our Naked Frailties, put on a new CD, and see about dinner.