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election year is upon us

Posted by clare on April 29th, 2004

The best political site ever. Just think, some years this would have been a humor site.

$100 lawn job + music dilemma

Posted by clare on April 27th, 2004

Friday afternoon I was overjoyed to come home and find that the lawn—both front and back—was freshly mowed. Apparently the guy who had stopped by the week before to ask about doing the lawn had finally returned and accomplished the seeminly unthinkable: cutting the three-foot-tall weeds in the backyard. When he stopped back by to […]

lab haiku two

Posted by clare on April 25th, 2004

“Pro-cras-ti-na-tion,” says the haiku to itself. Quite postmodern, no?

grrragh!

Posted by clare on April 24th, 2004

So here I am, 3pm on the second-to-last Saturday of the semester… sitting at my computer… trying desperately not to do work. Des-per-ate-ly. Video editing, thesis treatise, seminar paper, history paper, RTF essays… all suddenly superseded by, oh I don’t know, cleaning my room, sorting my CDs, playing with my webpage—even posting to my blog, […]

cloudy radiohead-soundtracked day

Posted by clare on April 21st, 2004

scattered moments: Stekler was surprisingly enthusiastic when I showed him an embarrassingly rough rough cut of the thesis this morning. My optimism is doing its best to shove past the reality of time constraints. As all Plan II thesisers are lamenting to themselves right now, “Why did I do this to myself? Why did I […]

'bout that time

Posted by clare on April 19th, 2004

Yes, once again it’s 11pm and I’m in the lab. I’ve actually been making slow, not steady so much as in spurts (spurty? spurtish?), progress on my rough cut… putting placeholders here, slowly building sequences there, and re-watching the archival and chicken footage whenever I need to shift my brain into neutral and giggle to […]

saturday night's alright alright alright

Posted by clare on April 17th, 2004

So Saturday. Traditional night for drunken revelry, yes/no? Then, the end of senior semester, with thesis deadline fast approaching. Not so much on the drunken revelry. Temporary solution: drinks and laptops on the back porch… *plus, I make good use of my time by figuring out how to make photos on my gallery show up […]

lab time

Posted by clare on April 13th, 2004

I just spent a very productive 5 1/2 hours in the DV lab at school. They have two shiny new G5 machines with 23 inch cinema HD displays. Unfortunately, they’re still in “beta” versions, meaning more unstable than the regular G4s (“unstable but crazy fast”). For me, this translated into Avid DV Pro eating my […]

Chickens, at home and abroad

Posted by clare on April 11th, 2004

Thursday morning I set off for Pittsburg, Texas, and another few days of filming. The drive up there has always been pretty tolerable—scenic farmland, hills, the occasional herd of goats—but this time was especially nice because all the wildflowers were in full bloom. The road was lined in bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, red clover, and pink, […]

(here) it goes…

Posted by clare on April 6th, 2004

Welcome to my redesigned, relocated weblog/website. I offer it to you today in the midst of change and excitement and endings and beginnings. For starters, a month ago today I began overhauling clare.overt.org and the blog, which I’ve shifted from Blogger/Blogspot to MT/overt.org. Many thanks to Bryan and Ali for their help with this. Also, […]