While my first semester of working toward my MLIS is nothing like working toward my MA in literature, as the weather gets warmer I do feel a familiar desire to just bombard my eyes with blockbuster after blockbuster with little to no need to connect to my brain at all. Here are the things I am pretty much just ecstatic to have the free time for this summer. Basically in this exact order.
First things first: Howard and I have tickets to the Big Apple Circus for next Friday! When I was little, my family and I used to go every year, and now that I live in Boston their tent signals the start of summer.
Thor. Looks awesome. My aunt said I could take my 8-year-old cousin. I told him the “elephant in the safeway bag” joke* the other night – he got the answer almost immediately, but didn’t understand it. My aunt and uncle chuckled over it in sort of a “wow, you just told my kid that right in front of me” way – he brought up the subject of swears, I swear! And I just figured that is what an older cousin is for – and then explained it to him. He laughed so hard he almost threw up, maybe a little bit because it’s a decently clever joke but probably mostly because he knows it’s just on the verge of not allowed.
X-Men First Class. Looks awesome. Hopefully can talk my dad into going to see it opening night, Howard and my last night in San Francisco. Either that or a matinee on the way to the airport.
Dave Eggar’s Zeitoun. Non-fiction, so not technically cultural production (or maybe it is? I’m notoriously bad and self-conscious about official vocabulary), also not a blockbuster (my definition of blockbuster = more explosions than content that might win some sort of award), and also I am currently technically reading it but will have to put it aside to finish final assignments. And, obviously, see Thor.
Walter Simonson’s Thor Omnibus. HOW LONG TIL THE LIBRARY GETS THIS I CAN’T WAIT. Also probably all the library’s other comics.
Probably just, you know, all of Smallville. Ten seasons? No problem! Summer’s pretty long!
Friday Night Lights: Season 5. Obviously. Tim Riggins is in jail though; weird. Also, rewatched Wolverine: Origins recently – he does not totally suck as Gambit in the way I remembered! So that’s nice. Does look washed out in those prison duds though. And no Tyra because she’s Wonder Woman now, and baby Grace still has too big a forehead, and Landry has a huge neck now and will be gone!
Aaaaand the rest of this show. Only seen the first episode – honestly, the racy parts sort of freak me out, but the scary, violent and dog-related parts are pretty great. They didn’t really have the technology for awesome explosions then, but they did have swords!
Yep! I will be reading this too. So much for “not connecting to my brain” – great in theory, but after a couple days I just need to think about exciting things like the Digital Public Library of America and Library 2.0. That’s all!
*A: How do you fit an elephant in the safeway bag?
B: [Some variation on] I don’t know, how DO you?
A: Take the “s” out of “safe” and the “f” out of “way.”
Tips: think about it, and say it out loud.