Week 14 is the last week of full classes before dead week! I can’t wait to be done with the semester.

Here is my favorite image from the class announcements this week:

I love this graphic about things to put in a writing notebook. I keep writing notebooks of my own, and this has made me want to pull them out and keep using them regularly. I love my notebooks; I’ve finished one entire pocket-sized Moleskine, and I’m about halfway through with my second. I don’t often write in them anymore, but I take both of them with me in my backpack wherever I go. I love this tongue-in-cheek representation of the things that go in a writer’s notebook (like bad poems, lol, I have some of those). I also like that it ends on a serious note: yourself. 

My favorite video from this week was the short film, The Present. I love short films, and they have this horrible ability to make me tear up in a way nothing else can. I think it’s the minimal dialogue paired with extremely expressive storytelling. Also the music is always very appropriate to the story in a moving way. I especially liked that this one had a puppy. It made me wish that I had a puppy to play with, but I’ll have to wait until I get home for Christmas to play with my dogs.

Image 1: Rewind knob. Source – Flickr.

Image 2: “What to put in your notebook” Source – Grant Snider