It’s my third week of school now. I’m currently sitting in my film photography class listening to music while some of my class develops their film they didn’t get to last week. I already did mine last week and I didn’t realize the thrill that it brought me to see my film developed after spending a half an hour pouring chemicals into my developing tank and shaking it so much that my arms were tired. Today, or tonight (technically) I get to actually get a good look at my film and decide which photos to print.
For this class I am using a Canon AE-1 camera with a 50mm lens. It’s my grandfather’s old camera that he gave me a few years ago and it’s just been sitting in my closet at home for about four or five years. I’m really excited to finally be able to use it and learn how to work in a darkroom!
After taking this class, I have decided I am going to minor in photography. I previously had other plans, however once I learned we have a photo minor at IUPUI I quickly changed my mind. Being abel to study two of my favorite passions (Creative writing and photography) is my dream.
Speaking of creative writing, I had that class earlier today. It is taught by y new-found favorite (English) professor H. Haas. She’s wonderful and I love her fiction writing class I’m taking right now. I just finished my first story for the class and turned it in Monday. However, today I got feedback from my assigned class group about my paper. My four co-students told me they loved my short story. I would tell you about it, but it would ruin the surprise! I’m planning on posting the story either here soon or at the end of the semester. I’m not really sure yet considering I might use it for some scholarships and I would hate for them to refuse it due to publishing it on my blog and thinking it’s not actually mine.
Poetry (my literature class) is pretty fun. It’s hard, though. It’s not really what I thought. I’m not good at poetry, so this is…interesting. I will update further later.
ASL is really fun, too, but kinda hard with my MC. But I’m getting through it one sign at a time and I’m getting pretty good at it! Plus I love my professor. He’s really funny =]
Off topic of school, my life at the mansion is going well. We had a birthday party for my friend *Mocha Megan. That was pretty fun and I didn’t throw up that night for once (you know why). It was pretty chill and I really got closer with a few of the other girls I wash’t really, really good friends with. Lots of girl bonding that night.
Monday was my best friend Alondra’s birthday. As a birthday present, *White Megan and I scrounged up some change and bought Alondra one of her favorite foods: 9 McChickens. Yeah, we might have gone a little overboard, but our intentions were good.
Anyway, off to look at film.
*Two of my friends are named Megan and this is how we distinguish them from one another.