I finished my final project for my publication design class and I'm pretty excited about it. We had to create 6 pages of our own magazine from scratch. We started with a blank page and had to come up with our own concepts and find all of the art and everything, so it took a lot of time but I'm really happy with the result, and I hope you like it too. You can even click them to make them bigger if you want.
A fun note, the pictures on page five (of the girls in dresses) were taken by my friend Olivia from high school. She goes to NYU now and has her own company called Olivia Renee Photography. You should check out her Web site or her blog because she is cool.
You know you've seen a good cliffhanger when two days later you're still trying to process what happened. While cliffhangers are designed to torment us (me specifically), when they're done right there's something about them that is almost beautiful in the way they make you think. Stick with me for a moment. I'm not talking about the cheesy Goosebumps style chapter endings, the "little did I know nothing would ever be the same" types, but the ones that turn everything you've thought on it's head and make you rethink everything that has happened up to that point.
As I'm sure you've gathered, there is one show I have in mind right now. It's the last episode of White Collar before the Christmas break. It's a brand new show, so most people haven't even heard of it yet, but I highly recommend you watch it. The episode I'm referring to can be found here (or below for the more lazy), but I think you'd appreciate the cliffhanger a lot more if you watch as many as you can that came before it. A fun activity for after finals! They did a fantastic job. I have to admit that at first I started watching the show because it looked funny and the main guy was in Chuck (and he's rather pleasant to look at). But after this episode I am 100% in.
Also, another quality cliffhanger that coincidentally has the star of white collar in it is the season finale of Chuck. You should watch it too. It's back in January! Thank heavens.
During Thanksgiving I had the opportunity to go home to Portland and it was glorious. I kind of really, really wish that I was still there. Mostly because that would mean I wouldn't have any more homework looming over me.
As I've said before, this week has been really crazy. It's actually been a great week and I've been able to do a lot of things I've loved, but there's always been the pressure of everything else I should be doing.
Things I haven't had time to do yet:
Unpack my suitcase. I'm seriously considering bringing it home exactly the way it exists now.
Buy milk. Or any other groceries for that matter.
Write the last ten pages of that dreaded 25-page law paper.
Read the stack of newspapers that I bring home every day.
Watch the series finale of Monk. I need to know what happened to Trudy!
Eat my last cookie. I think I can take care of that one right now, though.
The list goes on from there (with some more serious things) but I'm guessing it wouldn't be all that entertaining for you if I posted everything. It might even stress you out, which would definitely not be fun for you. And I really would like for you to continue reading my blog.
On a happier note, here are some pictures that I took while I was in Portland (plus two from my mom). They're all places I love and would much rather be than in my room doing homework. Mainly, Saturday Market (which we decided was an unofficial dog show. I only took pictures of a few breeds), Old Town Pizza (I could write an entire post about this place and probably will at some point) and anything else I happened on between there and our car.
Ok, a quick note. This picture is kind of a tradition. We have one with the statue from downtown every year. We'd always go to see Santa at Meier & Frank downtown (he's the real one, I swear) where they had an entire floor designated as Santa Land with a tram running on the ceiling and everything. After that we'd go take a picture with the Umbrella Man, who is actually Mr. Meier, which is a little known fact (Meier & Frank was a Portland company). If I'm ambitious when I'm at home for the break maybe I'll try and post all of them on here in order. They're pretty funny. Ok now we can move on.
Ok, another quick note. This is actually soap. Now you can proceed.