May entry #1
Thursday, June 2, 2005

Hey all. This is my first time blogging, so bear with me if I don't have it down to an exact science.

Since KaySky wants to know what I've been doing, and in an attempt to do something different this summer, I've decided to do a monthly blog, just to say what I've been up to the past month. I hope at least one person out there actually gives a shit as to what I have to say and finds what I describe as mildly amusing.

Summer for me begins April 27th. That was my last day of finals, and it was for the class I paid the least amount of attention in (Intro to Art). Going in, I'm a bit nervous since I tanked the mid-term and only did any serious studying at the last minute. I get some help from this chick Korinn who's also in my Sociology class, although it doesn't really add up to much. I do the test, and amazingly enough, my head doesn't explode and the universe doesn't come crashing down.

I'm not totally free from the clutches of niversity though. On Tuesday, May 3rd, I have to do an interview with three of my film profs to see if I can be accepted into the BFA, so that I can get a Film and Video PRODUCTION degree, as opposed to a STUDIES degree. So the next few days is just me killing time before the interview. Here's what happens.

I go to Purolator to send off my DV cam to JVC in
Toronto. I run a small videography business (mostly weddings), and my first video of the wedding season is on May 22nd. For the last two months, something's been wrong with my camera. It can film perfectly, but when I hook it up through the firewire port and into my computer, the computer won't register it and digitize the film I've shot. I try a number of things, but as it turns out, the problem is with the camera. Luckily, the thing is still under warranty,
so I send it to the JVC people to fix it and send it back by the 20th, in time for the wedding. I book an appointment for a haircut, but end up getting sidetracked by the student film fest they have each year. I pop into the uni in hopes to finding out when it is, but as it turns out, it's just started a half hour ago. I end up bailing on the haircut and sitting down to watch the different student flicks, while plugging the meter during intermission. Some of them are amateur, while a few of them are really good. I end up chatting with a buddy of mine, Daniel, who last
semester actually did a documentary on me, which I
found strange since I think I'm the most boring person I know. And despite a few things that makes me self-conscience, it's actually a really good small doc on me. Anyhow, the flick on me isn't shown, but nevertheless, Daniel actually wins a runner up prize for it, and I get a little mini-Polaroid camera out of the deal. That night, Matt (my older brother) and I go check out THE HITCHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. We both love the flick, which captures the spirit of Doug Adam's book perfectly. During the whole whale scene,
I was laughing so hard, tears were streaming down my face. I can't even remember the last time that
happened. We didn't see the SERENITY trailer attached to it, although it gave me an idea for a one off fic. What do you guys think of this? Kaylee is off at a spare parts warehouse, picking up parts for the engine and the ship, and who's there to help her out than Marvin the Paranoid Android? I just think it would be funny to see the most cheerful sci-fi character having
a discussion with the most depressed sci-fi character ever? She's be all happy and bubbly, and he'd be all "Life. Don't talk to me about life." When it comes to the Rainbow (second run theatre), I plan on seeing it again. And I'll remember to bring my towel with me.



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