• I have started seriously contemplating ideas for PhD programs once I complete my Master’s degree. I know that I have a little less than two years before I’m done at Simmons, but this is a really serious decision that I want to start right away. I want to make sure that the courses I am taking and the research that I conduct now will make for a great PhD application. As of right now, the Holy Grail is Brown University’s Modern Culture and Media program which accepts very few students each year. My second choice is UMASS Amherst’s Communications program and third choice is Yale’s Film Studies program. At this point, I’d rather not search outside of New England because this is where I am grounded—also, having a business that caters to New Englanders puts another crimp in leaving the area!
  • I also have quite a decision to make in terms of my class for the fall semester. My options are either a.) TA an undergraduate film class while taking an independent study or b.) do not TA so I can take a class entitled “Representing Gender: Global Perspectives on Art, Media and Popular Culture.” I think I’m going with choice B because the class is held at MIT and it’s a chance to take a class with PhD level students. But I’m still not 100% sure yet. Hmmm…
  • I am sad to announce that while watching Grey’s Anatomy last night, I actually got sucked into the storyline a little bit. Oh the shame! But I wonder if my emotional involvement had anything to do with the fact that it was the first time I watched the show on my laptop, with headphones. Normally, I watch Grey’s across the room from our old-ass-wood-encased-television; with my eyesight, everything is perpetually blurry. Last night, I was sitting directly in front of my laptop and the sound was crystal clear in my ears. Something to think about…in the mean time, I still profess that it is the most ridiculous show on the planet. But I am so happy that Callie kicked George to the curb. And I hope he caught a horrendous case of syphilis from his romp with Izzie. But I still hate this show. Seriously.