So remember how last week, I said this blog would be regularly updated Mon.-Wed.Fri.?
Obviously, that didn’t happen. And I’m sorry it didn’t. See, on Thursday, I started a new summer job and like any summer job, this job has an adjustment period.
This is the toughest job start I’ve ever had. It’s not super high pressure–my boss and his staff are great, as is everyone I’ve met so far–but it’s pretty taxing. I worked a lot over the weekend and had a lot to do for it today, so I got pretty strung out over the last few days.
SO again, very sorry I made bad on my promise. I will try to be more diligent in the future about posting.
A few things I’ve discovered have helped me to relax about my current situation.
Firstly, and most importantly, the trailer was finally released for the film version of Stephen Chobsky’s wonderful book The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It’s a wonderful trailer for what looks to be a good film of a classic book.
Bit of history: Stephen Chobsky, best known for creating the cult-hit-I’ve never seen TV series Jericho, wrote the book, which is a series of letters from a boy named Charlie to an unnamed recipient, in 1999 for MTV Books (yes, MTV had a book imprint once, in the P.S. era (Pre-Snooki)). In the book, Charlie describes the strange, horrible and wonderful sides of his freshman year of high school. I read it when I was in 7th grade and it defined not only my conception of young adult literature, but how I dealt with high school as a whole.
So yeah, excited. Oh and it’s also the first post-Harry Potter movie Emma Watson’s made. So yeah, a LOT of people are going to see this just for that; but seriously, read the book first. You will not regret it.
The other things I’ve discovered? Well, the webcomic-ish thing called Zen Pencils. The artist, Gavin Aung Than, did a bit from Neil Gaiman’s recent University of the Arts of Philadelphia commencement speech, which you should look up too, and he has a link to it below his awesome awesome image.
And finally, a lot of fun book things are coming out from several publishers, which you can read about here from one of my favorite bloggers, Greg Hatcher.
Like this big collection of essays coming out soon about Joss Whedon, the guy what madethe highest-grossing movie of all time:
So yeah, all these things are fun, and finding out about them helped me relax. Wednesday: a post, any post, I promise!