It's the End
July 26th, a TUESDAY.
It’s fitting that following the worst weekend ever conceived, I would have one of my best days at the academy. From yesterday began the summer intensive courses, and I was given charge over the Writing VI course, for which I designed the curriculum and course reader. I painstakingly partitioned each of the readers with little color-coded book tabs, labeled by topic or lesson in tiny black print. It’s an advanced-level course, so there are few enough students (and thus, readers) in order for me to indulge in this sort of preparation. If only it were more appreciated!
But overall the first day of the course was very gratifying. We’re beginning with descriptive writing, and it was greatly and visibly enjoyed. There is nothing better than when a student pipes up, Already? when you announce it’s the end of class.
Below are some of my recent purchases, excepting the Lullaby: Madame Augustine Roulin Rocking a Cradle, which was a recent gift by Viola E. And the wooden keyhouse and unpainted (much preferred in this state than in another!) portable caddy, which were housewarming gifts by Gracen H.
Robopocalypse was a tagalong book to my elated Dance with Dragons purchase on the online Aladin Bookstore last week, but I have not started either, though I did attempt to do so a couple of nights ago through my reeling migraine.
Ben Whishaw in Negotiations for Spielberg's Robopocalypse
Via The Playlist, Hollywood trades are all reporting that Ben tops director Steven Spielberg’s wishlist for a role in his upcoming film, Robopocalypse. Ben would play a hacker named “Lurker” in the future-set thriller. Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway are also in negotiations.
I’m not going to lie, the title Robopocalypse makes me shudder. I love a lot of Spielberg films though, so perhaps this could be good? I may have to check out the book it’s based on to scope out the story and tone.