College apps is driving me nuts. Portfolio progress is dragging like a snail stuck to bubble gum...I don't know if it will ever be enough. See the problem here is that even if I get in the school I want, I can only go if they give a good scholarship. Good scholarship means mind-blowing portfolio. Academics will help...but I don't know by how much. And there's already a lot that's exhausting my family. I know people keep telling me it doesn't matter which school I go to, but still. I have my dream schools. :T
After that poetry slam we had a cookie monster cake ritual at our friend's house. That friend, by the way, turned 17 today, Happy Birthday Sweetie:) The lesson of that day: there is a stain remover that REALLY DOES remove stains! I forgot what the brand is...but that was a miracle! Oh yeah, I saw Meet the Robinsons. It was a good story, but there were too many lengthy scenes that made the whole movie sort of drag... maybe I'm just less impressed than I was back when I was attached to pacifiers haha. Nevertheless the film inspired me, as animated films usually do. KEEP MOVING FORWARD! Disney's motto! KEEP MOVING FORWARD!!! YEAH!!! Anyway the Robinsons sort of remind me of my own family, the way they all have their own specialties and quirks. Great now I really miss the rest of my family. I wish it wasn't so difficult to see them again. It's so hard for us to be together :(
I also met up with a friend from FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) :) I hadn't seen in such a long time! It was great to see her again! She brought mint tea leaves that grew in her backyard, which I thought was totally awesome! She came to dinner with her husband, who is AMAZING with deriving words. He drew a HUGE language map for me on my sketchbook, it's crazy stuff. He taught us that circle, wheel and curve all derive from the ancient word "kheur" and how vodka derives from the ancient word for water "khwoda". Vodka means "my precious little water" haha!
Speaking of FIT, if anyone is interested in their student work or is interested in Icelandic music, my friend showed me this music video that two FIT graduates worked on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJRiBDMfrTU. It's called "Wanderlust" by Bjork, an Icelandic band. I've been listening to a lot of Icelandic music recently haha. I really like Sigur Ros "Hoppapolli", which I think is played a lot in movie previews. It was definitely in the Slumdog Millionaire Preview. I'm also listening to a lot of Imogen Heap (image above) songs: Just For Now, Headlock, Must Be Dreaming, and Speeding Cars. They're soothing :)
Wheee! Coloring paragraphs made me feel better :) AHAHA
Okay I'm done. Bye!