My parents are going on a road trip down in Virginia and the Carolinas in May -- I am not entirely clear why
, but hey, whatever. It will be much more convenient for them not to bring Dottie along, so I will be dogsitting from roughly the 2nd to the 23rd.
The current plan is for me to head down to NJ, probably by bus, on Friday the 1st so I can attend a dinner party Mom is throwing for some family friends. This is relevant because the reason they're friends is because they are the parents of my
two long-term best friends. Susan is definitely invited, and if Cat's around that weekend, she is naturally invited as well. On Saturday or Sunday I'll drive back to Ithaca in one of my parents' cars, which I will have possession of until they come to collect Dottie a few weeks later.
So that will be interesting.
I went to the mall today and bought six pots and a bag of dirt at Target, but alas, my Girl Scout cookies had not yet been delivered to Not the IRS so I couldn't bring them home. Hopefully they will arrive by Tuesday, which is my next scheduled shift.
Speaking of Not the IRS, there have been some schedule changes as we head into the last weeks of tax season, and I've picked up a lot
more hours in April. Yay money and a reason to get out of the house!
I've been working through The Age of Revolution
(and also rereading an old book on the Committee of Public Safety -- Twelve Who Ruled: The Year of the Terror in the French Revolution
, by R. R. Palmer), and it occurred to me that I had no idea what the Marsellaise sounds like. So I looked up the lyrics and listened to a couple YouTube videos, and you know, it's pretty bloodthirsty and all that, but damn
that's a catchy tune!
I received beta feedback for the Jade/Dave/Terezi crossdressing porn fic, but I haven't quite been in the right mindset to sit down and seriously think about story structure and revisions. Hopefully I'll get that done Saturday or Sunday.
It took me several days (not all consecutive), but I finished doing a close rewatch of Manhunter
and writing up a... well, it's not a transcript and it's sure as hell not a summary -- it is pages and pages too long for that word to be accurate -- but anyway, writing up kind of a scene-by-scene breakdown of the plot, dialogue, and some of the visuals and sound choices, plus some thematic comments and notes on differences from Red Dragon
the book. I've sent the DVD back to Netflix, and will do a similar analysis of Red Dragon
(the 2002 film) when that arrives next week. And write up the book, of course.
Then I'll mash them all together into something vaguely equivalent to my "let's compare three versions
(book, BBC, Disney) of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
to each other" project. Not because I need to or anything. I just find that kind of meta interesting. :-)