Saturday, May 15, 2010

In which I ponder a new project

Lost DVD, finally came!Image by charmingman via Flickr
So with the Series Finale of Lost fast approaching, I'm planning on going back and re-watching my DVDs of Season 1 and seeing if it all worked out -- does this season answer the Big Questions of Season 1?  Or did it completely pee on the original mythology?

But the big question is, should I blog my progress?  And that's where you come in:

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

In which I consider the library

Steacie Science and Engineering Library at Yor...Image via Wikipedia
I'm not sure what I think of this.

Typically, the Free Library of Philadelphia has a benefit to help support the library and its programs.  Last year, they had what they called the Borrowers' (un)Ball.

The premise is, instead of spending money to dress up, supporters stay home, read a book, and donate to the library.

On the one hand, I kind of like this.  Instead of paying, say, $200 to buy a dress and go to the salon, and then another $150 for the benefit ticket, you can send $300 to the library, see more of your money go to the cause, and still save $50.  At the same time, the library is saving on food, music, decoration, and PR, so none of those will have to be paid for from the proceeds.  I've always preferred this route when I've been invited to alumni benefits and the like.  Then again, I'm not a society princess. 

Heh.  Can you imagine?

On the other hand, why call it a Ball... or rather, an (un)Ball?  Why can't it -- why shouldn't it -- be a general call to action?  If you utilize the library, appreciate the library, think the library does good work, donate.  Maybe today, maybe on the night of the event, maybe in a few months when things settle down. 

Just like you don't need to wait until Thanksgiving to donate to a food bank, and you don't need to wait until a disaster to give blood, you don't need to wait until a benefit event to give to an organization that you believe deserves your support.

Well.  That's my rant.
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Saturday, May 1, 2010

In which I work on the list.

Screenshot taken by me (Icea) from the trailer...Image via Wikipedia
This month, I knocked #8, 9, and 10 off my list of 28 things to do before I'm 28.

As a reminder, the items were "Watch one movie (or "a second movie") from the AFI 100," and this month I finished Sunset Boulevard, which the AFI listed as the #12 movie of all time, as well as The Philadelphia Story, #44, and Saving Private Ryan, #71.  You can expect reviews in the near future, although I'm having some computer issues and can't promise when.

I also completed #13: "Read a book off my reading list."  A review of Alas, Babylon will also be forthcoming.

I also  may have made progress on #24: "Buy an outfit that makes me look amazing, and not freak out about the price."  I bought a cute dress for more than I normally would pay for something that was trendy enough I might not be able to wear it next year, when I have no set plans on when to wear it.  But it was really cute and I liked how it looked.  I'm not crossing this off until I get a chance to wear it and gauge opinions, though.
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