It's been a while, and in that while, a lot of things happened.
The biggest thing to happen was probably me getting into Boston University. I guess everything else kind of pales in comparison to that (in terms of recent developments).
I found out on Friday, and by Saturday I was mopey as fuck about it, and really, all it comes down to is $100,000: the price of graduate school. It's really something I can't get past, and it's the only thing that gives me second thoughts about BU, well, that and the fact that they shoot on film (I'll get to that later). The money though, is giving me pause. It's just an incredible about of money compared to my undergrad, and I can't really compare it to anything. In 1995 I could have paid for the house I currently reside in, I could pay for the car I've always wanted 3 times over, I could buy a top of the line HD camera, a G5 editing machine, and still have $75,000 left over to make a movie. Hell, I could pay for a legit copy of FCP or Avid. Every time I think of that, I think of what I'll be missing, the city (the one that I wanted to be in when I graduated high school), the teaching (directing, writing, editing, sound design, cinematography, lighting), the students (like minded people, who may be a tad too art-kid for my taste). It's this big pro/con fight in my head, and in the end I think it comes down to me not being I'll be good enough. If I wanted to be a doctor and school was $200k, I don't think I'd bat an eye, because out of college I'm pretty sure I could get some job in the field. Film though it's cutthroat, that I don't know if I could ever be that type of person (though I don't even know if I'd want to). So there it is, all that time spent hoping and praying, and then money gets in the way.
Other than that, life hasn't been terrible, and even this is a good thing, once I figure out where it's going.
I spent the weekend in Boston with Mandi, it was fantastic, we visited BU (oh man, talk about mixed emotions), we went to The Garage and then Finale, and then went to Avenue Q. It was a good weekend, though I'm not terribly impressed with The Hyatt, but that's a different story.
So it's good, life's good.