Okay, where to start....?
Am back from a weekend at my mom's. Sorry, Seattle crew, I missed out on the dancing! I appreciated the invite but was ready to settle in for the night. :) Hope you all had fun and got down with some hotties for me. Okay, not like *that*! ;)
Got in touch with USC today. Called and left a message at the department office re: my application. She emailed me with their fax number. Forwarded that onto my manager, who faxed off his letter of recommendation. Tonight, I emailed the USC office to confirm that they had received the fax, but didn't expect an answer until tomorrow. Lo and behold, I just got a reply a few minutes ago from the nice lady at the department office:
"I had a student worker walk it directly to the folks checking materials in. I expect the database to be updated with it shortly. "
Does that RAWK or what?? :) So, hopefully, it's all good now. Whew!
Went shopping with my mom yesterday, and after I got back to B-town, did even more shopping today. Had some gift cards left over from my birthday and the holidays, and was wanting to perk up my wardrobe a little. Splurged on a beautiful red suede jacket that I don't really need and had no intention of buying until it called to me from the rack at The Bon, er, Macy's. Sorry, to us Northwesterners, it's always gonna be "The Bon," no matter what company bought out the other. :P Anywho, I fell in love with it, and it jumped in my arms and begged me to take it away, so, yeah. There ya go. I hate trying on clothes, tho'. I feel like that damned 'Cathy' comic strip. It's "How to Destroy One's Body-Image in Ten Minutes, 101." PPPBBBLLLLTTTT! :P Overall, was pretty happy with what I came away with, tho'. And happy the stores were still holding sales. Let's hear it for the price mark-down!
Okay, not only has the Scriptwriting prof at Western volunteered me to help lead the Scriptwriting Independent Study course next quarter, I'm now brainstorming ideas for the group. Lord help me. The Seattle International Film Festival is coming up in May, and part of the festival is a series called the Filmmakers Forums. Usually, they're panel discussions and/or Q&A's covering any and all facets of filmmaking, and I thought it would be a great resource to those students who are budding Scorseses. :) The prof emailed me to say he loved the idea. So, if all goes well, we'll probably be doing a 'field trip' to the festival sometime in May/early June.
Saw Pedro Almodovar's Bad Education tonight with a friend at our local indie cinema. Awesome film. Lots of layers of mystery/"reality" to peel away. And Gael Garcia Bernal is absolutely mesmerizing. Not only is he, let's face it, quite the piece of eye-candy (as either a man or a woman, I might add), those eyes of his just *talk.* They hypnotize you. He has a face you can't help but watch. I swear, the man could stimulate ovulation with just a look into your eyes. Oy!
My friend and I had polar opposite reactions to the film, though. She had a real gut-level reaction to it, wound up crying. I was still piecing together all the intellectual bits and hearing those lyrical Spanish accents (I know enough Spanish to pick up words and phrases here and there, but mostly, I just love the *sound* of the language). As you find out more about each character, your sympathies do some shifting, so my feelings at the end were a bit ambivalent. Definitely a worthwhile film, though. If you get a chance to see it, do. It touches on a lot of big themes in a really personal way.
Okay, think that's it for now. Ta!