Thursday, December 15, 2011

Random Thoughts: Today's Evaluation, and Old Habits Still Intact, and Worthy Reminders

As I may have mentioned (or, at least, implied) in my recent post, I still struggle with certain habits and issues, like internet-surfing. I didn't get home until about 10:30 tonight. For a while, I spent time working on a special project, which I stopped at about 11:50pm. I then went on sites like Yahoo! Movies and Plugged In for film reviews, and also to see if the new trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises" was out yet. (Not until tomorrow, with "Sherlock Holmes 2," I guess.) Anyway, I ended up surfing Rotten Tomatoes and other links for the last hour. I watched two videos, one on the topic of "The Spielberg Face" (really interesting), and the other a seven-minute montage of clips from this year's movies. I have to remind myself to be discerning when I end up viewing or examining "entertainment" or "art" or so forth.

On the downside (in a way), I'll only get about six hours of sleep, as I have to be up for my resume meeting on campus at 9 am. I'll be meeting with somebody to talk about suggestions for improving my resumes and how I can feel less stressed about job-searching and progressing. I also have an application for Minnesota Reading Corps I need to finish up, as early registration may be a good sign of getting accepted.

That being said, I need to remember not to limit myself, yet also not to overwhelm myself. It's a hard balance. But is it worth it? Well, why not?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Random Thoughts: Struggles, the Importance of Reminders, and Current Movie News

Whenever I get excited after seeing a particular movie in theaters or on DVD, I generally don't have a desire to go to sleep right away. This can be a problem sometimes, as it can affect sleep and work (depending on the situation). Although it's not a problem to be passionate about something you love or love doing (like the way I am with movies), it's when you put it above everything and everyone else that it becomes so.

I've said this notion to others and to myself many times this fall, but it's something I need to remind myself of. I feel amnesiac about this and other things at time, which is why I (and many, if not all of us, for that matter) need to remind myself, whether through written words, through speech, or through general memory.

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I still have a habit of surfing the internet, yet never giving myself time (let alone, putting myself in the mood) to write down what I'm looking at. Mind you, I still try to be very discerning about what I look at and read online.

To sum up from the last couple of days, I've looked at the latest info, reviews and/or trailers on the movies "The Dark Knight Rises" (can't wait for the new trailer this weekend!), "The Adventures of Tintin," "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol," "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," "The Descendants," and "The Artist" (which I can't wait to see," among others.

More info coming soon.

Still here,
B.E.