Wednesday, March 25, 2015

35. Enter Through the Gift Shop

This movie really pissed me off. I think the main character, Theirry was unbelievably impulsive, immature, irrational, and basically a mooch.  I think it is unfair that he calls himself a film maker and an artist when in reality he is neither of those things.  I think he took ideas from everyone he was supposed to help, but didn't and used their ideas to spark his own.  I don't think he is capable of actually making the art himself which makes me really mad because the whole point of being an artist is designing and making the art yourself.  Although he does have good ideas, I think his inspiration is too similar to other artists and that he basically copied other ideas and put a little of his spark into it.  I wouldn't be as annoyed with him if he was making the art himself, because all the other artists in the film create, design and put on paper their designs, they don't have people do it for them.  I think he got lucky with his opening show but I don't think he deserves the amount of credit he got.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

34. Improv Discussion

The main thing I took out of the improv groups from Friday is that creativity, although often very frustrating, is actually fun and exciting.  It made me realize that there are so many different ways to be creative and spark creative thoughts and improv is definitely one of them.  I have never been a big fan of improv, but I did find the class particularly entertaining, so it has opened my eyes to trying new things.  Which also led me to thinking that creativity is about going outside of your comfort zone, trying new things is a great way to start new creative tracks for your work and ideas.  The improv groups really showed me that I need to loosen up in order to let my creative thoughts flow freely because if I am tense or worried about judgment then I will always have difficulty opening up my ideas because I will be concerned about what other people think.  Improv is the definition of not caring what people think, you get to make a fool of yourself and even if you're nervous or embarrassed people usually laugh or at least appreciate your efforts.  This is a really cool way to think about creativity and it makes me excited to start new projects and try new things.

33. Punta Cana - day 3

"Boat party!!!! Woohoo!!!" - direct quote from my notepad

This was easily the best day of the trip.  The weather was perfect, we were out on the water all day and everyone was happy and having an amazing time.  This day really made me grateful for all the privileges I have, especially going to SMU.  Spending spring break in the Dominican Republic and a day on a boat with all your friends is more than I could ask for.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

32. Punta Cana - day 2

This was a fun day by the pool.  When my roommate, Emily and I accidentally took 3,000 photos on our friends go pro when we thought we were taking a video......whoops.

But, the accidental photos actually turned out pretty good, so I guess we got something out of having to delete about 2,500 of them.

What is actually happening here is captured in a series of photos and the random drink in the air is my friend Erica, who jumped into the photo, knocked Meg's drink out of her hand...and voila, a cute candid pic was made!!!

these.....not so cute

Monday, March 16, 2015

31. Punta Cana - day 1 - part 2

Night numero uno was interesting.  We went to a club called "Imagine".....it was in a cave.

The quote of the night from my notepad was "lol wtf why are we in a cave"....I didn't really get too into my blog post this night I guess.

However short my blog post may have been....I did get forced to take this picture in a giant chair by my boyfriends friends because "the president of Pike needs to sit in the kings chair" 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

30. Punta Cana - day 1 part 1

The traveling portion of the day was not as interesting as the night or the trip itself but I did get some pretty hilariously unflattering pictures of Michael ... this being my favorite

29. Back in the U.S. of A

So, the original plan for my "college spring break" was to make a funny blog post every day/night of vacation, with the idea that my state of mind would provide for a pretty interesting string of events.  However, Punta Cana had other ideas for me.  And by other ideas I mean that the wifi fucking blew.  So, I had to resort to the notepad on my phone.... over the next few days (to give the illusion of writing them in real time) I will be typing up the hilariously weird assortment of blog posts I wrote and pictures I took...stay tuned for a wild ride