I realized today that I have signed on for a lot of TV shows this season.
I never used to be the kind of person who watched a lot of TV. In fact, in middle school and most of high school, I preferred reading books and doing things online to sitting in front of a television, and I bragged about that to people frequently.
But then somewhere around my Sophomore year, people started watching Family Guy… and I couldn't be the only one not quoting the episodes at our musical rehearsals… and then I started watching Who's Line is it Anyway because it was on right before… and then my dad talked me into watching Lost with him and I became hooked… and then I saw that a book series I secretly loved was being turned into a TV show and thus I started watching Gossip Girl… basically it was a downward spiral, and now, 5 years later, I think I would have to call myself a TV junkie.
Mondays: Gossip Girl and Heroes
Wednesday: America's Next Top Model and Glee
Thursday: FlashForward and the Office
Okay, maybe that's not actually as many and I thought it was now that I have it written down in list form like that, but still. That's five and a half hours a week I am dedicating to watching my television. Not to mention I am still working on watching Weeds in my spare time and I'd be watching Doctor Who and Lost as well if they were on right now.
Overall, the moral of the story is, I have no idea when I started actively watching so much TV. Probably when they started making good shows, I guess. xD
I can rest assured knowing I'm still not one of those people who just plops herself down and channel surfs until finding something decent to watch to pass the time. No reality shows about Miss Teen USA for me, thank you. I watch specific shows because I think they're worthwhile.
Yesterday I woke up early so that I could, with the help of my housemate, get into full Zombie makeup and costume to film some clips for an undisclosed project. Keep an eye on my channel in the next few days to see the culmination of that effort.
Then I headed over to campus for the one class I have on Thursdays which is my focus group for being a CHID major. For two hours I sit in a circle with other CHID majors and we talk about what we're interested in, why we chose an interdisciplinary major, what we intend to study, and the direction we might take our thesis/capstone project. There are snacks. I think I am going to like this class.
Yesterday we had to talk to the person sitting next to us for ten minutes and then awkwardly introduce them to the group ("Hi this is Sophia… she… what's your minor again? Right, she's also an Anthropology minor, she transferred here from…. some community college.. in Seattle.. she… is blonde.. um,") but then we had to tell the group something shocking about ourselves.
Most people revealed some hidden talent or something (I informed the group that merely hours beforehand I was covered in blood, haha) but this one guy said the weirdest thing I have ever heard a person say in front of a group of people.
He told us he likes to play basketball, and sometimes he'll go to the IMA and be shooting hoops, and he'll see pretty women. And that he likes pretty women. And that he particularly like pretty women in tight clothing. And that tight clothing instantly turns him on. And that oftentimes, if there aren't pretty women around, he might just stop what he's doing and leave. And he'll go somewhere were there ARE pretty women. And he just KEPT TALKING ABOUT IT. Nobody knew what to say or how to stop him and every single girl in the room suddenly felt very uncomfortable; the girls in tight clothing because they knew he'd probably been looking at them, and the girls in baggy clothing because they suddenly felt like they probably didn't fall under the "pretty women" category. Our adviser just kind of…. went to the next person and said "okay then,".
I can guarantee that my quarter project will be to make sure I never end up sitting by him.
Yesterday I made a cheesecake!
This is an event because I don't cook, I am not a domestic woman, and the fact that I thought "I am going to make a pie today" even crossed my mind is a bizarre, strange happenstance.
It turned out to be pretty good too! Even though I didn't read the packaging and completely missed the part where it said "warm cream cheese to room temperature" and I tried to beat the cream cheese cold and spent the next 20 minutes getting hard cream cheese out of my whisk.
But it all worked out in the end. :D
Now I have day three of classes and I hope they're as interesting the second time around as they were the first (because I only have my two main classes on MWF). Fingers crossed.
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