Good morning! Updates on stuff today!
Thank you all very much for giving #queerpop a warm welcome last Tuesday! I’ve given the project a mention on my About page and a page of its own, to be expanded as I incorporate regular features within the column and things like that. We’ll have another discussion post this week, should be good! Plus people are sending me their own queer pop culture posts, like this one and this one and this one, and that’s pretty much the best thing ever. Keep it up!
We talked about “getting” The Breakfast Club last week. I am indeed appreciating it more as time goes on, BUT. This week I saw Footloose for the first time and it was awesome!!! I didn’t go to high school, I was homeschooled, and I figured that was a big part of not getting Breakfast Club, more so than the generational difference. I could understand what was happening, but not relate to it directly. The cliques and cultural expectations in a religious homeschool group are just very different. So it’s no surprise at all that Footloose had a much bigger impact for me, and I was also really impressed by the nuances of the script — I’d expected something a lot more stylized and simplistic. It was just really good all around. 😀 What other classic movies should I see?
I got my GRE scores back. I got the half-point I needed, so grad-school applications are underway! I need some further info before I can send additional materials, and this being a holiday weekend I don’t expect to hear back until the middle of the week, so there’s still a week or two of application stuff before I can even start waiting for a verdict, but I’m very hopeful and I’ve started making pre-grad-school arrangements. I ordered a new laptop and tablet, so that leaves some car stuff, new glasses, a dentist appointment, and hunting for jobs and apartments and stuff-for-the-apartment as August gets closer. I don’t really like making Arrangements, but under the circumstances I’m thrilled!
What are you up to this week?