makin' moves... and movies.

my college days are dwindling down! only 11 more days of lectures and papers! wahoooo

the final project for media techniques is a short film encompassing the many shots and well... media techniques that we've learned this semester. last saturday, Amber and i spent the afternoon working on her project, and tomorrow morning we'll work on my little film. Amber's turned out to be hilarious, partly thanks to her plot and partly due to my horrendous acting. really, her dog Luna was a better actress than i was.
i'll post her finished product soon. here are a couple screen shots from the video.

last night, amber and i pre-screened the film with about 6 people on the phone and in person, to see what they thought, and if we should add anything. luckily, everyone found it as hilarious as we do, but we've decided to add one final scene. i'm so excited/embarrassed/anxious for my class to see!

a pint lighter

the blood bus was on campus on tuesday!
every time i see it, i wish i could stop and donate, but i'm always late to class as it is.
luckily, our media techniques class was cancelled that day. so amber and i got starbucks coffee, perched ourselves on Landis, and enjoyed the beautiful day while we mustered up the courage to give blood.

well, originally, i was going to give blood and she was going to watch (she hates needles).
but when we got on the bus, the blood takers made it pretty hard to say no... how vampire-like of them.

sooo she did it! i'm so proud of amber for conquering one of her biggest fears!
and she maybe probably helped save a life in the process.
although i think she was more excited about the free t-shirt.
and after we were a pint lighter and a bit very lightheaded, we went to chipotle to replenish some of that iron we just gave away. but we felt delirious and funny for the rest of the night. so we stayed at home, ate chocolate, and watched interview with a vampire, in honor of blood loss.

and honestly, it made us feel better...
pic via pinterest
we decided we wouldn't mind draining our bodies dry, if this was the guy doing it.

and later, i painted my nails, to fit the theme :)

and then went to bed, listening to this.
because it was appropriate.
and because i go to bed to bon iver every night anyway :)

a little weekend recap

this past weekend, i got a little bit of a break 
from the stresses of article technique and cocktail waitressing.

Peter's truck pulled into my driveway 15 minutes after i got home from my last class of the week on Thursday evening. having a long distance relationship can be hard sometimes, so it's an incredible treat when we can afford a weekend together. for those 15 minutes of waiting, i paced my room and ran to the window every time i heard a car accelerate the hill, even though i knew it wasn't him (i learned to distinguish the sound of Peter's truck in high school). i'm such a puppy sometimes.

thursday night, we went to kickboxing together,
afterward, he surprised me with a presentthis book,
(he knows books are my favorite presents-- especially when they're to do with england)
and we cooked a delicious organic dinner of beans, rice, & sweet potato fries.

friday night, i had to work at pockets, so we took advantage of the day.
we went to new leaf for brunch and then to grocery shop, because my kitchen wasn't stocked enough to feed the bottomless pit that is Peter's stomach. we bought fresh local veggies and ingredients for quiche. with a call to his mom and a little of our creativity, we created a mushroom/broccoli/spinach/italian cheese quiche. it was seriously good... as in the most delicious meal i've ever had... maybe because we have mad skill, or maybe because it was made with love. either way, Peter and i have decided to quit school and open a place called Cafe Quiche (just kidding, mom). but seriously, i hope that name isn't already taken...

on saturday, we slept in, had breakfast on the back porch at 2pm, and watched shows in bed.

on saturday night, we had our first house party!
in honor of roomie Amber and roomie Sierra's birthdays!

(aren't they pretty?!)
(i'm not sure why ^this happened, but i'm glad it did.)

and sunday...

there's a rope swing in my back yard that i adore.
while Peter and i waited for our second quiche to cook, we played outside with Luna (Amber's pup) and did some major swinging. when i asked Peter to push me, i expected a generous push. what i did not expect, was for him to pull me back toward him and run and push me so hard that i flew right over his head. i didn't realize how long the rope swing was, but i felt like i swung the entire length of my backyard (which is huge). i think i peed a little the first time i looked back and noticed i was flying past my backyard gate. i screamed out of fear and excitement, and nervously laughed for him to make it stop.
but after i caught my breath,
i asked him to push me again.
and again. and again.
because sundays are for swinging.