Friday, March 27, 2015
I stopped a child from running into the street this afternoon. This is where things happen to a character in a novel, and then the afternoon comes and more things happen. Actually, it's fairly undisclosed that I was concerned about Donna being sick and in need of a new medicine and we were in Harvard Square, near Holyoke Gate waiting for transportation. A child about three years old came darting towards me toward Massachusetts Avenue. I moved a little to the left thinking I might need to block him, and then a little more to the left, and then right at the last minute near the curb, I bent down and put out my arm to stop him. What a mistake I never made. They are fast. (I waved to the child while leaving and was polite to the mother, who seemed bilingual, if not foreign and deferentially said thank you while leaving) I am waiting for the weekend for an online course from Harvard University I'm enrolled in, but don't foresee any on campus lectures or readings this month scheduled that may be open to the public there, at Boston University or at MIT for that matter, and from the schedule I've checked for the film theater at the Carpenter, there aren't any screenings of silent films that I need right away. We just happened to be on our way back to the apartment.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
I'm not recommending the film. But as an alternative, if you are going to a theater, and happen to see it first run, it's comedy is understated.
We had postponed going out for Donna's birthday, watching movies on television as noted in my previous blog entires, and finally spent the evening with a pizza and a movie. On her actual birthday, because we have a wild rabbit in our courtyard, I brought her back a stuffed animal rabbit on impulse/instinct while running an errand- it was actually on the twelveth.
I was showing/explaining my quizzes to Donna, I have 100% on the midterm and 100% on the final of my online class on the Globalization of Theater from LMU in Munich and 100% on my quiz from The University of Western Australia online on literature, for a total of 37 out of 37, but I just finished 100% for the quizzes on Film from Wesleyean, making it 57 out of 57. So it's now for fun. I get to pull out textbook jargon to add to my notebook, make sure I watch all the lectures, and then see if paying attention and reading comprehension covers the quiz. Then I went to the courtyard for a cigarette after midnight and my wild rabbit was there again in the shadows. There's a patch of exposed grass, but it hasn't reached it between the trees yet tonight (again, I am just mystified that we have a wild rabbit at night in the courtyard/quad and a hawk during the day that flies up to the nineteenth floor, if your from Boston, I can see the Hancock and Pru from here.)
I do have online poetry I can busy myself with- for some reason Donna likes both the professor and Emily Dickinson, so I said that I would do everything to complete this round of it, particularly if the other courses are going well and all the better if I catch up with some of the courses I have looked through from the United Kingdom. So for now, Australian Literature Untill we begin Viking And Norse Sagas, with the Emily Dickinson to keep the pace and interest up and with scrambling dashes to some British courses I'm probably late for. PostScript It's now 64 out of 64 quiz questions; I did another lecture series on Australian Literature to tonight, after going out for another date for dinner. I'm 100% for two quizzes, now 14 out of 14 for Australian literature from The University of Western Australia.