Tonight, my Sixties class got together to watch Midnight Cowboy. Can I just say that I absolutely loved it? When I got back to my room, I started listening to Harry Nilsson's "Everybody's Talkin'" on repeat and thinking about the movie and then when I settled down to write today's quote for NaNoWriMo, the movie was dominating my mind. So what did I do? I basically wrote 2,000 words off of inspiration from that movie. I just incorporated it into my character's lives and voila! Who knew that movie inspiration could be so freaking helpful?!
Want movie and soundtrack, kthx.
Moving on: who else is superexcited for Thanksgiving break next week? I know I sure am! Last week was killer, as I had three papers due and a test: the CWS paper that I wrote about youth in Iran, a short essay about selected readings in The Decameron, and my Sixties class paper about Bull Connor. Then an Astronomy test (which I got a 93% on! Score!). Tomorrow, I have a short essay due on a piece of reading for euro. After that, I should be home free until after Thanksgiving break—well, except for the fact that I have two other papers I need to research for. One in CWS about a topic of our choice (I'm thinking deaf culture, as we were told to choose something that relates to us—thing is, what kind of argument can I create out of the topic of deaf culture?), and on for Sixties about Bob Dylan breaking out the electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival. Oh, and then there's NaNoWriMo, of course. Though I managed to write 5k yesterday and bump my word count to 35,000. So now I'm at 37,000 and hoping that I can finish before next Tuesday. Because let's be honest: once I leave for New York City (New York City!) for Thanksgiving break, I will most likely not be working on NaNo at all. So hopefully, I can finish that soon, too.
I'm pumped for Thanksgiving in NYC. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Yay! (Although, who else is bummed that Miley Cyrus is singing in the parade but not the Jonas Brothers? Excuse me. Not cool. I'd much rather have JoBros than Miley. Because guilty pleasure, yes indeedy!) I am also making my family go to MoMA and the Life Cafe. And probably a bunch of other places, too. But I swear I'm letting them decide on things, too? My sister and I are using GoogleDocs to create an itinerary for the trip, though we want to do entirely too many things and so we still have to cut stuff out. Whatever. We'll figure something out.
Okay. Time to stop writing this. I have a short paper to write. Night, all. :)