Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Australia and Albee

I finished "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in one sitting-- I just couldn't put it down! It's 257 pages, but it reads in 2 1/2 hours, really quick. I just loved it, and now I can see what all the fuss is about over this play. The way the characters just tear each other down until there's nothing left is just so... amazing. They don't even use physical force, except at one point, which I was very surprised when it happened. The verbal wit in the play is amazing and the dark humor made me laugh at parts. I want to see a full production of it live, now.

My mom and I watched "Australia" last night, and I must say that even though it was long, I really enjoyed it. I felt that it could have ended an hour earlier than it did, and when it kept going I was a little annoyed for a while. It was a good love story and a different view on World War II. The Northern Territory in Australia looks a lot like Arizona or west Texas. Kinda weird how that can be when they're thousands of miles away. Hugh Jackman was very cute in this movie, of course! I don't usually like Nicole Kidman, but I did like her performance in this film. Her character was very annoying at the start of the film, but she changed throughout the film, which was nice.

I got my thesis in the mail yesterday! It feels good to have a bound copy of my hard work. I'm really anxious to get my degree in the mail, if you haven't noticed. I think it's stupid that they don't give it to you when you walk across the stage. Isn't that why you have to apply for graduation in February? They don't even keep a list of names, we had to hand the guy a card with our name on it so he could read it. I don't understand why applying for graduation is necessary. I also understand that a lot of students graduate from Texas State, but you should be prepared for that. That's all I'm saying. GIVE ME MY DEGREE!!!

The sun is out-- it's been cloudy the last few days-- so I might hit the pool and swim. BUT it's been a little chilly at night so the water might be cooler than I want it. We'll see.

1 comment:

So, I'm Corey said...

I have no desire to see Australia. As hot as Hugh Jackman is, that movie just doesn't interest me. Lol.

I've always wanted to read "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"...