In the time that I've not been posting here, I saw Danielle twice, got a Tumblr, worked at the local day camp that I worked at last year for the summer, and started and finished my second-to-last semester of college. I've been doing some reading and some film viewing, but not as much as I would've hoped for. Let's take a look at the Summer Goals post to evaluate.
1) ReadI'm to 51 books for the year, namely because I wasn't quite able to keep up with some readings for classes ... like Moby Dick. But that shall be finished ... most likely over the break. Long story short, I was slowing down with the readings, taking notes in the margins ... and things kept building up a bit, but I had the class discussions and Wikipedia and Sparknotes to keep me more or less abreast of things.
The Potter re-read? Yeeeeah ... books 1 and 2 were checks ... and then we jumped ahead to book 7, but I didn't finish the re-read of that. XD
2) WatchOkay ... well ... I got through season 3 of Dexter and I've now got seasons 4 and 5 on my external. As for Doctor Who, that's a check! But as for the re-watches and other DVD viewings ... that's a no. Well, I did see Bon Cop, Bad Cop, Bridget Jones's Diary, and Howl ... and Sorcerer's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, and one or two other movies. But as for in-theater viewings since then, there's been X-Men: First Class, Super 8, Midnight In Paris, Deathly Hallows, Part 2, Captain America, Cowboys and Aliens, Drive, 50/50, The Muppets, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
- Dexter: During the second spring break period my college had, I picked up season 1 of Dexter from the library, having read three of the five novels and always wanting to watch the show, but not being able to since we didn't get Showtime. I marathoned the season over a few days and immediately wanted more. I proceeded to check out seasons 2 and 4, watching the second season over the last week-ish, but waiting on season 4 until I could get my hands on season 3. After season 4, I aim to either wait until season 5 is on DVD, or I'll ask the glorious Internets for assistance.
Well ... could've had more progress there. Got through some of the magazines. Didn't really reorganize the wall, but I moved King Tut to behind the computer desk and put Scott Pilgrim in the center over my bed. And I got a good deal of my class notes from last semester typed up.
- Bookshelf: I seriously want more space on my bookshelf for books from college and other such things. I mean, to start, I can clean out or move my collection of Rolling Stone backissues ... and do something about all those photo albums and chachkas ...
Otherwise ... I went to a Maureen Johnson Q&A and saw Paul McCartney at Yankee Stadium over the summer and both were excellent! ^_^ And I caught Andrew Bird in October. Incredible! And Robbers on High Street in October, too!
A good amount of the later half of the year is documented on Dailybooth, so take a peek there. And Tumblr, too.
Back next week with the book and movie lists of the year!