02 May 2010

Movie Mania

After what seems like months without (m)any good movies in theatres, a bunch of recent releases look good, or I'm told are good.

What's disappointed me these last three or four months:
  1. The Crazies
  2. Alice in Wonderland in 3-D
  3. Clash of the Titans (supposedly) in 3-D
And so I say of each:
  1. Started cool, but became typical
  2. Why does anyone see Tim Burton movies anymore?
  3. I haven't seen the original in forever, but this one was shit.
This post was supposed to go up half a year ago. Sometimes I start things and don't finish them.

Here's to Six Miserable Months...

These months have not been entirely miserable.
  • December: My girlfriend has graduated from her Licensed Practical Nursing Program (but is still delivering "pizza" from one of those disgusting conveyor belt "oven" chains). I cried at her graduation.
  • April: I supposedly am teaching two summer classes, if no full-time asses steal them from me because they couldn't plan ahead and then don't have consideration for people who are counting on these two courses for their survival. As it is, the Online Writing Lab is going away for good, so I need a new second job.
  • February: I do have my third and mostly favorite job at the comic book store as the back issue organizational consultant. The "fill a comic book long box for $22.50 with tax sale" last holiday season really, really, screwed up the back issue bins.
  • Last month: And then there is this. A few weeks back I decided to look up "adjunct problems" on Google and found these brilliant sites written by adjuncts and professors. Mostly lots of great stories about the wows (both good and ill) of teaching college "students".
  • Today: One of my former profs told me he/she had his/her first belly laugh today when a student had cited Etal in their bibliography. Awesome.
  • Two Hours Ago: Finally, there is this: alot, which was brought to my attention by Ectomoplasmosis:

"The Alot is an imaginary creature that I made up to help me deal with my compulsive need to correct other people's grammar. It kind of looks like a cross between a bear, a yak and a pug, and it has provided hours of entertainment for me in a situation where I'd normally be left feeling angry and disillusioned with the world."
  • Four days ago: One of my friends and former grad school colleagues wrote this little ditty about the semester ending. I think she's finally leaving NAU after 30 years as a grad student and other things.
Yes. Six months. Miserable with money worries. Miserable with expanding waist line. Miserable with missing Long Island.

Looking forward to Ireland though. Black pudding. Brogue. Eleventy-thousand hours in airports, planes, and buses.

Now: I fucking love/hate teaching.

Image from Post Secret's 2 May 2010 Post.