Lately I've been watching quite a few movies both in and off theater. I was over at a friend's house for a sleepover and we watched The Shawshank Redemption starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins. This movie was made in 1994 so it's not exactly the newest one of them all, but definitely a good film. The storyline is quite catchy especially if you like good character development, and a happy ending! I'd strongly recommend you watch this if you haven't (considering it's around 14 years old).

Sleeping late, and sometimes not sleeping at all has been a common doing of mine, but I'm slowly pacing myself and getting into a good sleeping pattern where I don't sleep as late, but get a maximum amount of work done. It's good that I haven't had much to do with design jobs lately, but I still have a few projects I am working on for myself, and some friends. I hope to jump back into design and get some clients for some quick work, but I don't want to put too much on myself. School is turning out to require a lot more time from me than I thought. More after the jump...

I'm currently taking Packaging Design, Advanced Photography, History of Photography, Child Psychology, and Physics. I can honestly say that I haven't had such a bad experience with any class like I am having now with Physics. The "lab" portion of it is fine, but it's so annoying to have to write reports after every class that's a few pages long. The lecture part is even more annoying because the professor's teaching methods are not very good, plus it's hard to understand him because of his accent. I am seriously considering getting tutoring for this class. Last time the professor was out, and we had a sub who, in my opinion, was SO much better! He actually took time to explain every little thing just so we can understand it for real, and not just memorize facts and ideas.

I currently work at a retail store in the city putting in about 28 hours per week, and I am thinking of severely dropping my hours so I can have more time to concentrate on school, design, and personal development. I'm eagerly waiting until I have time so I can sign up to a Martial Arts gym and do what I've always loved. I'm a huge fan of Jiu-Jitsu and MMA (mixed martial arts), and it'd be awesome to grow my skills in it and gain self-confidence. There is a Tiger Schulmann's gym not too far from me, and it's pretty affordable so I definitely look forward to that without a doubt! On top of all this, I am also frequently going to the gym and getting back in shape. After all, body conditioning and training for MMA go hand in hand.