Friday, February 26, 2010

Old Pictures.

Here's some pictures of me when I was little that I uploaded onto my computer before I left.

To this day I still blink 50% of the time I am photographed.


This is when I thought it was cool to wear black and wear t-shirts over sweatshirts.


Lookin' good at Dell and Liz's wedding. First time I wore a tie on my own accord.


Me and Grandpa.


Been kind of busy so I haven't updated in a while. Started reading The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway. My short story was 400 words too long and I've been able to part with about 200 words so far. After that I need to rework the opening and try to establish some sort of conclusion. I'll submit it to the competition but as far as I'm concerned I have already got a great deal out of the writing process and don't really care one way or the other if I enter my work at this point. Having a deadline forced me to take an idea I've been sitting on for a while and compose that onto a word document.

Inbetween homework assignments I've been watching the British sitcom Benidorm (decent comedy about a cheap vacation hotspot) and reading the novel It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini (the title is accurate since the story itself isn't 'funny' as much as it is 'kind of funny'). Since last book I finished was Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar I can't help but compare the two (both characters get hospitalized for suicidal tendencies so I feel like they are at least moderatly comparable). I wouldn't specifically recommend Funny Story. The characters are thin, it isn't specifically deep, and the narrator is kind of a whiny baby. The author was hospitalized for depression so I suppose it is a fairly accurate portrayal of the situation. The only reason I'm still reading it is because the font is so big. It feels like I'm reading a lot, which is a nice change of pace because all the stuff I have to read for class has small font and takes a while.

Have to get up early tomorrow to visit my friend Jake in Leicester. Haven't seen him since camp. I'll try to take more pictures.

Speak easy,
Neil

2 comments:

Arleen said...

each picture is much appreciated. its really cool to see a place that ill probably never be able to visit personally through the eyes of one of my friends :-)

Cynthia Sherrick said...

Too darn cute!