Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I love Hugo

Wow! It's been a really long time! I guess that shows how my semester has been.

I know everyone says that senior year goes really fast, but I just can't believe I'll (hopefully) be graduating in a few weeks.

This semester has been a killer. Besides working on my all-important thesis, I've also had several papers and projects. I had a presentation today and I HATE presentations. I always seem to get myself extremely nervous and then rush through my notes.

I stood at the front of the room today and had many thoughts running through my head like, "I need to remember to talk slowly, I can't forget to show the clips, I hope I remember to say ...." When all of a sudden, I looked down at a desk near the front of the room.

I saw that someone had written lyrics or a poem in really large handwriting, so I decided to read it. At first, I could not think of what it was. I remember thinking, I know I have heard that before..what is it?

And then it hit me, it was the lyrics of the theme song from "Firefly."

Why would someone write that on a desk? I don't know. What I do know is that it made me calm down.

I started thinking, let's just get this over with. I don't know what it was about those lyrics, but they made me focus on the task at hand. I love that show...I don't care how geeky I sound!

Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me

I think that was God's way of telling me to relax. I know someone might think, "how would a show that was cancelled help you in a presentation?" I honestly don't know...but it did.

Thank you Joss Whedon. I need to not take life so seriously. "I aim to misbehave."

This is a clip of the opening credits...enjoy.

PS -Hopefully I will start posting more regularly.