All posts for the month March, 2012

New Favorite Movie Ever (Also Read: Why I Love Classes With Professor Orloff)

Published March 30, 2012 by jrm17

So this will be the, oh, fourth time I’ve had one of my favorite professors, Professor Orloff, and I’ve never hated one of her classes.  In fact, I’ve loved every one of them (There’s a reason she’s 99 percent going to be my adviser for my department paper).  You see, she knows A LOT about the movie industry because she’s worked in it as a publicist and her parents were in it and she’s part of the Academy and a million other reasons.  Thanks to all of that, we watch and analyze a lot of movies in her classes (Okay, so two out of the four classes have been film classes so it makes sense).  And they’ve been some good movies–Little Miss Sunshine, This Film Is Not Yet Rated, Tropic Thunder, and more.  But out of all the movies I don’t think I have loved any more than the most recent one we watch.  Professor Orloff gave me a new favorite movie–In Bruges. Read the rest of this entry →


Head=One Swirling Mess of Entropy

Published March 28, 2012 by jrm17

Okay so things have been a little crazy and my mind’s a little chaotic so I don’t have one clear topic for today.  Instead, I’m going to write about a few of the million things swirling through my mind.  Hopefully, this is going to make sense. Read the rest of this entry →

Are You Ready for The Zombie Invasion? Yeah, Me Neither Apparently.

Published March 26, 2012 by jrm17

Because I’m a giant weirdo, I jumped on the opportunity to DVR Zombies: A Living History on History Channel 2 a few nights ago.  I wasn’t so sure it would be too interesting considering I’m not big on history stuff but it got my attention with a mention of Gilgamesh since my weirdness has me studying death in the ancient world in my senior seminar class and we may have read the story a few weeks ago during our Mesopotamia.  Much to my surprise, the Gilgamesh part was really interesting…and so was the rest of the 2 hour program.

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A Small College: It’s A Love-Hate Relationship

Published March 23, 2012 by jrm17

Yesterday my mama had to drop something off at school to me.  We decided that it was a good time to order my class ring so we proceeded inside.  That’s when I realized that my mama might know her way around my college as well as I do.  And then I realized that she may recognize just about everyone I have ever come in contact with at school as well.  I guess this isn’t anything new since I went from a small high school to a small college but I think there’s something different about college versus high school (It could be that you haven’t spent all day every day with these people since before puberty but that’s just a guess).  So let’s take a look at the pros and cons of a small college. Read the rest of this entry →

If You Pit 2 Genetically Mutated Girls Against Each Other, Which One Wins? I Have An Idea…

Published March 21, 2012 by jrm17

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Well, we finally finished our little Firefly marathon by watching Serenity last weekend.  So, we started a Dark Angel marathon from the very beginning.  We may have only gotten two episodes in but I may be the one who owns the complete series and I may have seen every episode roughly three times.  Thanks to my secret (okay, not so secret) love for Jensen Ackles (the reason I started watching the show) and some sci-fi stuff, I’m a big fan of Dark Angel.  And thanks to my nerdy boyfriend for introducing me to Firefly, I’m busy comparing the two while we watch.  That’s why I’m the one seeing all the similarities while he’s just watching (Score one for me 🙂 ). Read the rest of this entry →

Football is Life. End of Discussion.

Published March 19, 2012 by jrm17

Since basketball season kind of sucked in our house this year and Duke is already out of the tournament (Really?  Ryan Kelly being out is going to screw us up that badly?  Whatever.  I’m over it), we decided to end my Spring Break with a bang.  We went to a Maryland Outlaws football game (Can I just say I miss football so badly?  We call basketball season that sad, boring time between football and baseball season in my house).  The Outlaws are a semi-pro team–kind of like if you play in an independent league in baseball.  They are also the offspring of the Frederick Falcons–the semi-pro team my daddy played for back in the day.  While we were at the game, I realized that football families have a universal set of characteristics that holds true pretty much every time I’ve paid attention. Read the rest of this entry →

If S.E. Hinton And Olivia Wilde Were Tomboys Too, Then I Think I’m Good.

Published March 16, 2012 by jrm17

Growing up I had maybe three girl friends and all the rest were boys.  And of those three, two of them were tomboys.  Thing is I’ve never been a huge girly girl and I can pretty much guarantee I never will be.  Being a tomboy has taught me a somethings that being super girly never would have taught me.  But of course, like anything, there are pros and cons of this.  Just go with me because this is going to end up like a Venn diagram of sorts but I don’t know how to make one on the computer. Read the rest of this entry →