Monday, May 16, 2011

Dream Jobs

Ah, the lazy days of summer. My June deadline doth speedily approach, so what am I doing? That's right. I'm blogging.

But it's for a good reason, I assure you. One year from now, I will be (hopefully) done with graduate school. What then? I read a recent article that said 85% of college grads move back home. 85 freaking percent! I hatehatehate being "just like everybody else," so naturally, I don't want to be part of the 85%. Traditionally, one is expected to get a job after graduation, usually one related to your educational focus. Yeah. Right. Like those jobs are really going to open up to new grads at the exact-right moment next April. However, they are fun to think about.

Here are my dream jobs:

1. Full-time novelist. What! Okay, that one was super obvious.

2. Adaptation screenwriter. I would love to try my hand at adapting books to the screen! Especially this little gem...

3. Editorial staff at Walden Media. I just love these guys! I was especially impressed by the president and co-founder, Michael Flaherty, when he gave a BYU forum address.

4. Editorial staff at Disney-Hyperion. They have a Youtube channel. Just saying.

5. Writing instructor at Oxford. Gotta aim high, you know?

Basically, I want to be surrounded by these.

And to look a little like this guy. Minus the beard.

'Cause way down deep inside, I've got a dream!

Alright. Back to work. ;)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Seis de Mayo!

Hello, friends! There isn't much anything that is new to talk about. I've just been thesising and working at the Bean Museum and getting sunburns from reading in the sunshine for too long. Mundane, ordinary things.


I also discovered some fun things on the internets that I want to share.

1) The Princess Maker! I spent far too much time making little princesses on this thing.

2) Chameleon Circuit! It's a British indie band that plays songs all about Doctor Who. And speaking of amazing British entertainment...

3) Merlin! It's a fabulous BBC show chronicling Merlin and King Arthur's young adult years. When I discovered this, the 13-year-old Toni kasploded inside me! I have always loved British legends. My poet-crush is Alfred Lord Tennyson, who wrote Idylls of the King, a book of poetry about King Arthur and his knights.

4) Muchness! This is a neat article written about the vivacity of heroines in young adult books, looking specifically at Alice. And finally...

5) Brilliant DI find! Okay, so this doesn't really have anything to do with the internets, but I found a great costume dress at DI a few weeks ago. The dress reminds me of a starry night. Here is a teaser shot...of the sleeve!

I love you all! Have a great Mother's Day weekend!