Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Two years!

Time just kept slipping away. About once a week for the past two years or so, I would think to myself, "I should update my blog." And then I realized that I didn't really have anything interesting to say. And I realized that nobody was really reading my blog anyway (two years went by without a single person asking when I'm going to update my blog....). So I'm finally breaking the cycle and starting my blog again.

Two years. A lot has happened in that time. I got married earlier this year, and married life has been great. It's nice coming home from a long day at school/work, pulling into the driveway, and seeing that the lights are on, somebody's home, and she just can't wait to see me. I also started a PhD program in Moving Image Studies, taking my education to bizarre and frightening depths (we spend three hours analyzing a 90 minute movie...and we still don't have enough time). I presented my first paper at a conference, which was a simultaneously terrifying and exhilarating experience--it was scary to think that somebody else might actually disagree with my own observations. And going along with my schooling, I moved back to Georgia after being away for nine years. After being away for so long, I just kept assuming my life would take me somewhere else, but I guess Georgia's not done with me yet.

I've also driven across the country five different times in that two year span. Is it weird that I don't mind long car trips? And perhaps most distressing of all...it's been another two years, and BYU still hasn't beaten Utah. Maybe by some fluke Utah will finish sixth in the Pac-12 this year, leading to a re-match at the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Ha.

Anyway, I don't know what direction this blog may take. I'll still post pictures. I'll also share random observations on things related to film. And there may be some funny stories of incidents that happened in my life. Part of it might depend on what people actually want to hear about. I don't anticipate any comments for awhile, since I doubt anyone will be checking my blog (so long, Google Reader!). But if you're here, leave a comment and tell me what you'd like to see on the blog.