In no particular order.
- Stiff – The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
- Lamb – The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal
- Gravity’s Rainbow
- The Good Luck of Right Now
In no particular order.
The Denver Library Winter sale is going on for the next 2 days, here’s the link –> http://www.dplfriends.org/events/
And this is what I ended up taking home, and keep in mind I don’t have a car yet. But it was totally worth it.
This past week included some performance reviews. One on the kitchen and bar aspect and another on the movie aspect. I’m going to focus on the movies aspect in this post, specifically hosting.
I recently started hosting movies again, and have done 3 so far and have finally gotten some feedback. Add more personality and cut down the information in half.
More personality is an interesting piece of feedback, usually it’s the opposite. My writing is very stream of conscience and since I write how I talk I usually get notes about dialing down my voice. The one aspect of writing that everyone else in school had issue finding, voice. But apparently I have been dialing it down during presentations. So I need to reach into my Rocky Horror hosting days of sass and underwear and dig our more anecdotes.
Editing down and cutting information has always been a problem of mine. Once I start researching and finding facts I get really excited and I want to share everything with everyone. The first incident that I can remember that showcases this is was in 3rd grade. We had a simple biography project, take a single biography from the library and then write a short biography and present it to the class. So basically it was a summarization exercise. I was in the lower reading group, because I could not read out loud worth shit. I chose a book on Dr Suess, it was about 1/3 inch thick with illustrations, and I tried to include everything into my paper. However this feedback is the first time I have noticed the correlation.
Back in Allen Hall the Journalism building at the University of Oregon my senior year there was a short quote about creativity that some fellow advertising students cut out of cardboard. It was beautiful.
As I was cleaning my room I was struck by how much cardboard I had accumulated over the past 4 months, so I decided to cut it into something meaningful and tape it to my wall.
Its an easy DIY as long as you have the cardboard and a sharp exacto knife. Now my letters are a little wonky but thats because I free-handed Wisdom Script instead of printing the quote and taping it to the cardboard base. You can obviously use any quote, I found this one on Pinterest (apparently it’s a song). But even though I’m not really religious it resonated with me.