First of all, I'm back! I'm done with school (for this year), and I spent my first week of summer vacation totally vegged. Now I'm ready to get back to work! Today, that meant a little day trip up to Oklahoma City, followed by a drive to nearby El Reno, Oklahoma. More about El Reno tomorrow. My first destination was Memorial Park Cemetery in OKC, because I had found this little girl on findagrave.com: What an incredible testament to Ginger's star power in 1940, what I consider the peak of her career. Unfortunately, little Ginger died when she was four, and her little brother died on the same day: I'm going to search some records to see if I can find what happened to them. Their mother is also next to them, but she passed in December of last year.
Tomorrow...something even more Ginger-related! Who would have thought that all this stuff could have come out of Central Oklahoma?!
A Tornado just went over me. Seriously. This one, to be exact. Obviously, I'm ok. No major damage, but it threw some cars near where I was (at work). I babysit for a family who lives half a mile from Lake Thunderbird, and the twister separated the marina from the dock. It's in the middle of the lake now. Growing up in Oklahoma, this is far from my first tornado, but they rarely hit my hometown. They frequently hit central Oklahoma, which is where I am now for school. It's a whole new ball game now.
I have really slacked off this semester on this blog. I wish I could say that I'm sorry, but it's what had to happen. I was working 2 jobs, had an internship at the OKC Museum of Art, and 14 hours of school. What little free time I had was spent completely vegged in front of the TV. I have been watching the same dozen films at bedtime, because they are a comfort to me. The only new movies I have seen recently were in class. I haven't even watched most of the movies from GingerMarch, and here we are, May 1st! I hope you understand.
A couple of days ago, I realized that I had not posted a true review or analysis of a film on this blog in several months. Now that we are coming up on the first anniversary of my entrance into the blogosphere.
In my next year of blogging, I promise a return to my roots. The early stages of this blog served as great practice and experience, especially since my Writing About Film course completely failed me. I found an instructional book about Film Writing the other day at Goodwill, and I plan on designing an independent course for myself based on it.
Have some patience in me, and I promise to improve.
I'm feeling a lot better about everything, so let's continue. Day 01 — Your favorite song Day 02 — Your favorite movie Day 03 — Your favorite television program Day 04 — Your favorite book Day 05 — Your favorite quote Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad Day 09 — A photo you took Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently Day 12 — Whatever tickles your fancy Day 13 — A fictional book Day 14 — A non-fiction book Day 15 — A collection Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly) Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.) Day 18 — Whatever tickles your fancy Day 19 — A talent of yours Day 20 — A hobby of yours Day 21 — A recipe Day 22 — A website Day 23 — A YouTube video Day 24 — Whatever tickles your fancy Day 25 — Your day, in great detail Day 26 — Your week, in great detail Day 27 — This month, in great detail Day 28 — This year, in great detail Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days Day 30 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Oy, I don't really know. There isn't really a quote that defines my life or anything. I guess pretty much anything John Waters says is pretty accurately my favorite quote. He heard another woman say this on the street: She's needy, she's nasty, she's a bitch. But that's who she is! I like it quite a lot.
Sorry, but I've got to take a viref hiatus. I came down with a stomach bug today, and in a very (pardon my french) bullshit move, I was consequently fired from my job. I need a few days to figure out what I'm going to do for the next three weeks.