because somehow I always end up at the beginning again
Monday, December 14, 2009
Busy Work of Death
This is known as The chair. By Hans Wegner. I like it, but its maybe not The chair. y'know.
The busy-work of death assignment--at least thats what I call it. So one of my projects this semester was to create a "Catalog of classic modern interiors, furniture, and architecture". Wow. But it gets better. The project description was 65 two-page spreads, left side is a write up and right side is a picture. That is 65 write-ups, and 65 pictures for a grand total of 130 pages. It took approximately 50 hours to finish, which for me is kind of a lot. But wait. There's more. My teacher actually laid out exactly what 65 things that she wanted. And told us what she wanted it to look like. I mean, I'm all for getting what you ask for, but really? I feel like she thinks we're five. Also I basically just parroted a combination of lecture and wikipedia. Which seems a bit like a waste of time to me. Especially since after looking at her PowerPoints and reading online, I have realized that she copies her lectures word for word from online. Hence the name. Busy work of death.
But at least its turned in. Now is the part where we let the chips fall where they may.
Interior Design is my major, Architecture is my passion, and history is my guilty pleasure. The better you know me, the nerdier you probably think I am. I can rationalize practically anything successfully. I can seem absent-minded to the point of absurdity. I like to be in the know. I'm a closet romantic (and secretly sort of a sap... but don't tell anyone). I want to travel. I would love to spend a summer wandering all around Europe just so I can see the Architecture I love and where the history I'm addicted to happened.
I feel the need to calculate my grades… all of the time. I love eating ice cream and watching movies—particularly WWII movies and old westerns; but lets face it—I love watching just about anything. I love giggling with my friends and laughing so hard I fall over, but making other people laugh makes my day. My personal iTunes soundtrack is 5000 songs long—listening to it lets me dance through life; which is sort of funny because I look like an idiot when I dance :). I like to kick people's trash in MarioKart and being able to score any points in scattergories. Trivia games are my favorite. I love reading the comics, and fishing. Maybe even together. I like to read books in a single sitting. I like original chapstick, and doodling with black Pentel RSVP pens. I love the smell of coffee beans even though I don’t drink it. Llamas make me happy, and black labs are my dream animal. Half of my favorite famous men are either old or dead. I have atrocious grammar.
When I’m feeling girly you could call me a recovering shopaholic (always recovering, never recovered). J.Crew and cardigans are some of my weaknesses. But y'know, a turtleneck or plaid scarf will get me there too. Or long wool coats; I have a soft spot for 50’s fashion. Gray and peacock are my favorite colors. I love Audrey Hepburn, Jackie O, and Doris Day. I don’t believe in pink and brown together, but I do believe in shopping fate.
BYU football and crunchy leaves make Autumn one of my four favorite seasons.