Fri April 10th, 2015

Day 215: Casual Friday

I wore my Green Lantern shirt at work today. I don’t have any pictures, unfortunately, but take my word for it: I looked good. I like it when I can wear jeans and a t-shirt at school, and I especially love it when I can wear it outside. The weather in Montana has been great recently, and even though most of the people I know in California would consider it cold, I consider it warm and amazing. I never realized how much weather affects my mood until this week when I felt the warm sun hit my skin and my mood quickly brighten up.

Since it was casual Friday and I have the next two days to relax and think about my future, I’m going to take it a little easy with tonight’s entry. I truly don’t know what I’m going to write about tonight, and that thought will be a part of this entry. Real professional, right?

I watched the very first episode of Daredevil on Netflix today, and holy mother of Mary, what an incredible pilot. The fighting scenes were brutal. I loved the tone, and since my main familiarity with the character is from Mark Waid’s run on Daredevil, I loved how they lightened him up and not made him some gritty, laconic, and depressed superhero. A big reason why I’m keeping this entry casual is so I can watch the next episode before I have to read before bed. Horrible priorities, but it’s Daredevil!

I made a bit more progress toward satisfying my curiosity regarding graduate school. Some schools don’t ask for a GPA from undergraduate school and others do. I didn’t have a great GPA while at USC, and that may be my death knell. These schools do require a GRE score, so that could be my saving grace — if I get a good score. I still need to look into that some more before I commit, but if I can study for it now and practice it for the rest of the year or so, then I could have a chance to get into at least one creating writing graduate school. I want to make a list of all the possible schools I could apply to, list out their requirements, and do the work. Like what’s increasingly becoming my motto, if it’s not hard, it’s not worth doing, right?

I have three more weeks of working out before I’m done with my last round of Insanity workouts. I’ve already done about five weeks of this, and I’m sore right now, so that should tell you how tough these are. I’ve been working out on an almost daily basis since October 1st of last year, and I’m still getting sore. I’m not sure what I’m going to do once I finish — P90X? — but after doing Insanity for the past six months, I want to keep doing something that’s fast, hard, and awesome. I don’t want to go to the gym and mindlessly lift weights. I want to move. I have three weeks to figure this out.

Life is awesome when I have shit to do. And I have shit to do.


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Day 216: Guilty I spent the majority of the day watching Daredevil on Netflix, and it’s so good that I almost succumbed to my desire not to do any work today. That