Books?

Okay, so I have an idea to propose to those of you in LJ land.

This summer after I graduate I plan on doing a LOT of reading. I miss reading for leisure soooooooooo much, and I plan on making freqent library trips.

However, I generally get into these fixes where I really want to read, but can’t think of a book. Either that, or I’ll read a book that I think is awesome and will want to discuss it with someone, but no one will be readily available.

So, I was pondering the idea of starting a sort of “book club” ish message board. On it, people could recommend books, groups of people could decide on a book to read, and then discuss it in a thread when they finished. (and yes, I also want an excuse to use the message board I am provided with my hosting)

I don’t know if people would be interested in all, or if people *were* interested if it would get too big, seeing as it’s not focusing on a particular genre of books, just books in general.

Sooo, does anybody think that would be a good idea?

Cocoanuts

Holy Crap for Crap! The show was abso-frickin-lutely awesome! I was so impressed with everybody. D Flo fell into the Groucho role so well, and Ian as Chico was amazing, considering Chico is one of the brothers I often overlook. Strother, I know you were sad about being the normal one, but you were a fabulous Zeppo. Plus, I got to hug Colin in his Harpo costume, which was very gratifying. I was not disappointed in the slightest.

Everyone else, I am astounded at the awesomeness with which the dance numbers came together. I know you guys put a buttload of work and pain and sweat and tears and the occasional blood sacrifice into this, but it really paid off. I almost peed my pants on several occasions.

So, as the “Who’s your favorite Marx Brother” poll wraps up in my last post, it looks like Harpo is in the lead with 6, followed by Groucho with 3, Chico with 1, and Zeppo with a few “I also liked him”s

Thus as the prize, I will draw Wertle dressed up like Harpo, doing something….Harpo-ish. Don’t be dismayed if you don’t see it until after graduation though ^_^

Why a Duck?

So, for the past week or so, the amount of dreams I have had involving the Marx Brothers has been steadily increasing. I can only take that as an omen for the upcoming Centre production of The Cocoanuts which…well…one thing I know for sure is that the kids involved have been working HARD on it.

I like the Marx Brothers fine and well, though most of my knowledge of them…much like Apocalypse Now and Citizen Kane…has come from cartoons making parodies of them. I remember one episode of Tiny Toon Adventures where the students had to study comedians of the past, and so they did this Marx Brothers bit where I *think* Buster was Chico and Hampton was Zeppo. My memory is a little fuzzy on that one, but I know for sure that Babs was Groucho and Go-go Dodo was Harpo. Ah, Harpo, he’s always been my favorite Marx Brother, you know.

DON’T DISAPPOINT ME COLIN!!!! No pressure or anything.

So let’s have a contest. Who is YOUR favorite Marx Brother?

Reply with a comment here and tell me, and then I’ll tally up the votes and the winner…….well. I don’t really know yet. Maybe I’ll draw a picture of Wertle dressed up as them, or something silly like that.

Anyway, vote here, go see The Cocoanuts this week if you are on or near Centre’s campus, and have a lovely week.

while we’re on the subject..

Day Off

In spite of the mountains of work I have to do, I decided to come home for the weekend, and am very glad I did. I probably would not have gotten any work done at school anyway, most likely would have just moped about. Coming home was instantly refreshing.

This afternoon I joined Dave, Ken, and Brad at the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair, which was similar to the St. James Art fair except more pleasant weather and less people. We actually spent most of the beginning of the afternoon resting on Brad and Evan’s porch and people-watching. The art stuffs being sold were pretty varied, as the wares in these sorts of events usually are, but it was a pleasant day to be out walking. I also got to see Evan, but only briefly as I was on my way out and he on his way in.

I then spent the evening visiting Brendan and Maria. They introduced me to WarioWare, which seems to be a game invented specifically for people with ADD, but man is it fun. (note that site doesn’t have any actual game info on it…or maybe it does, it’s just hidden in those secret doors). We also dug out my old tape of Captain Power episodes, which was fun and nostalgic, but slightly lacking seeing as we didn’t have any of the toys. It was okay, though, we shot the screen with finger guns and made the little shooting noise.

Seeing my friends and being home was incredibly refreshing, and I only hope that doesn’t immediately drain out of me upon returning to school. Soooo much work to do, so little time. I guess that’s always true, though.

Doing my civic duty, or something…

BUY BEN FOLDS TICKETS FOR CARNIVAL!!

This is something that *I* don’t really have to worry about, seeing as I’m graduating, but the rest of you non-senior Centre folk better stock up on a ticket and support the show, or else you’ll end up back on the streets with a really lame band for Carnival year after year.

What? What’s that? You don’t particularly like Ben Folds? NO EXCUSE. Buy a ticket. Or else (*looks fierce*)

Anyway, how about the rest of the world? Anyone near Kentucky on May 7 wanna come see Ben Folds? It will be awesome! You should totally come.

Prices are $20 upper tier/$25 orchestra for Centre Student ticket sales
$30 upper tier/$40 orchestra for Non Centre ticket sales

http://www.centre.edu/web/news/2004/folds04.html

Box office is open each weekday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
By phone: (859) 236-4692
1-877-HITSHOW or 1-877-448-7469

Bit-o-Humor

Every semester, before all students register for classes, they have to get their courselist approved by their faculty advisor (not anymore for me!). Sheldon (painting professor) often sends out emails to remind his advisees to come and do this early and not wait until the last minute, but the closing words of this term’s email were just too priceless not to post.

“….Lastly, I will not be available during registration week (April 26 – 30), due to a heavy schedule. Don’t procrastinate. If you do, you’ll not get into your courses, miss out on finishing your degree, disappoint your family, ruin your career, be forced into menial disgusting jobs for low pay, and completely fail to attract a desirable mate. So choose those courses now!

Your companion in virtue and industry,

Sheldon ”

Ah, Sheldon, I will miss your awesomeness ^_^

Outdoor classes

The weather is beautiful today, and as such the entire campus has decided to take advantage of it. In addition to the common student-napping-or-studying-on-a-blanket which pops up all over the lawns, many professors decided to teach their classes outside today.

As I walked across campus, the “outdoor classrooms” were all full (these consist of a big bunch of chairs and benches for professors who decide to have class outside), there was also a professor professing off the bug statue, as well as many classes grouped together out in the grass. Lectures in sidewalk chalk covered the walkways, from calculus equations to Hebrew lessons.

Of course, I observed all this as I walked inside to my computer science class, because we comp sci majors are doomed to the indoors on the nicest of days. Oh well, I’m sure if I’d had class outside I would quickly be whining about the heat and complaining of the bugs. ^_^

This and That

Another Algorithms test complete. This time, although difficult, it was not the physical violation that the last test was.

Yesterday started out as one of those inconvenient days, as my glass slot was moved back in the day, not allowing for a dinner break. However, it turned out to be for the better, as my slotmates and I went out to Guadi’s after closing the studio. Now, Guadalajara’s may not be in the league of 5-star Mexican restaurants, but when you crave it, nothing else will satisfy.

My motivation level is dropping at large rates, like radioactive decay. But if that’s the case, then it will never be *completely* gone, so I’ll still make it through these last few weeks.

Happy Easter

Whew! That was hard, but here I am again, safe in the folds of LJ. Well, what’s been new.

Well, several people had the NERVE to get new journals while I was away ^_^ Anyway, I’ll have fun catching up on , , and .

We had our group critiques for the senior art majors in early March, which helped me get on my way with my pieces. I like how they’re turning out, but I have to grind and cold work them a lot, which will take up the bulk of my time. This week will actually be the last week in the hot shop for me, as I devote the rest of the time between then and my show grinding and polishing, grinding and polishing, grinding and polishing x_x Here are some previews..

http://www.wertle.com/glass/pic1.jpg
http://www.wertle.com/glass/pic2.jpg
http://www.wertle.com/glass/pic3.jpg

Let’s see let’s see, anything else? Well, I’m sure I’ll think of things later. Hope everyone has been well! Time to catch up on journals.
School has been busy, but over Spring Break I flew up to Connecticut to see Carleton, and much FFX ensued, it was an excellent break.

Now, Easter weekend has been a much of a break in its own right. I met with some high school friends Friday night, where we bonded over video games and went secondhand book shopping the next day.