Boy it has been a minute, hasn’t it?
My life, like those of many others, has been rather chaotic this March, so blogging has taken a backseat to things like passing my classes and staying mentally coherent.
But hey, I’m back, at least for right now! And while it’s not on schedule by any means, I still want to share my February in review (thank goodness I took notes for it earlier this month). In some ways, it might be rather nice to look back on when things were sort of normal.
But first, blog posts! In February, I wrote about:
- Things that you can do when you’re watching sports
- More writing frustrations and writer’s blocks
- Why I’m a paper hoarder
- What yearbook superlatives my characters would have
February was the start of the normal spring semester at my school, which meant I also started my internship! I’m currently interning at a public library near my school. They have me doing a bunch of different things, including working at the circulation desk, researching library databases, working with the library’s social media, and helping out with programs. I’ve really enjoyed it so far, and it’s been great to get to know the staff at the library.
My college’s theatre department put on a musical adaptation of Anne of Green Gables, which I went to with one of my friends who graduated last spring. It was really great! It’s been a long, long time since I’ve read the book, but I definitely felt like the show really captured the spirit of Anne of Green Gables, and all of the actors were wonderful. I’m so glad we went!
Also this month: We celebrated one of my friends’ birthdays with cinnamon buns and a few fantastic rounds of Quiplash, I went to the women’s basketball championship game at my school with Dad, and my office participated in the library’s annual mini golf game by creating our own hole for players to try!
In between all of those things, I was also…
Marriage Story on Netflix – sort of. My roommates were watching it, and I was in the room playing Pokemon Shield, so I got the gist of it. I say it counts. I also watched Knives Out, which I loved! It was unique and interesting – kind of like a breath of fresh air in a lot of ways.
Rollergirl by Victoria Jamieson, a middle-grade graphic novel about a girl who joins a roller derby team, and a few more volumes of Fullmetal Alchemist (4 to be exact). I also started reading Homer’s Iliad for my Ancient Epic class, but I didn’t finish it until March, so i’ll save my thoughts on that for another blog post.
A lot more new music than usual! Listening to the Labeled podcast put out by Tooth & Nail Records got me to give Underoath another try, and “Reinventing Your Exit” and “Writing On The Walls” are sort of growing on me.
And finally, I’ve been getting into Copeland after picking up their album In Motion at a used book sale. I really like “Love is a Fast Song.”
A couple different games, actually! I finally finished World of Light, the main single-player story mode in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which has left me feeling rather accomplished.
With that done, I started playing Bastion, another game developed by SuperGiant Games. If you remember, they also created Transistor, one of my favorite games of 2019. I already had the soundtrack for Bastion, so I wanted to give the actual game a try as well.
Desperately trying to finish a short story for submission in my school’s literary journal. Wish me luck!
Around the Internet
- Say Goodnight Kevin: Run the Race Review
- Blimey Cow: This video might offend certain “fans”
- And the only remotely amusing commercial from the Super Bowl
I’m thankful for orange juice, new old books, Anberlin, my internship, my sweatpants, good parking spaces, clean towels, sushi, taking naps, socks, French class, my writing group, cardboard, and sunny afternoons.