My Humdrum Week One

(I Just have to mention that the title for this post does, in fact, rhyme.)

Wednesday, day three of my second year in the SUU music department, and I’m already ready for a break.  To say the least, week one has been anything but humdrum.  The past week has been one filled with much cleaning, decorating, anime, walking, cycling, sitting, larding, eating, watching, waiting, business, confusion, conflict, resolution, joy, fun, frustration, relaxation, but above all, stress.  And that was just one example of the countless lists I have created these past two weeks as I have been in the process of moving into my apartment and starting school again.  The first many pages of my new planner, which was on a “to be bought” list prior to my acquisition of it, are filled with lists of books, school supplies, groceries, and things I forgot to bring from home, such as the power cord to my all-important printer.

On the bright side, I do look forward to the eventual certainty that things WILL slip back into the wonderful, organized, chaotic routine that is my existence in the SUU music department.

Anyway, I suppose that’s enough about that.  There are more pressing matters at hand that are in dire need of my one-sided discussion, such as the 1989 anime movie, Kiki’s Delivery Service.  I happenstanced upon this wonderful film from my late childhood (I did not discover it until I was about 10 or 11) this past week while waiting for the boyf to find another movie, whilst I scanned the special interest shelves.  To my surprise, this Texas boy also remembered the movie from his younger years, and we agreed to rent it at a later date and watch with childlike anticipation.  Which we did, and it was exceptionally fabulous, in that weird sort of kids’ anime fashion.  Click the link to learn more about the film.

In contrast, we later decided to keep up with my renewed love of anime movies and watch the bloody and bizarre 1997 film, Princess Mononoke.  I must admit, there is a rather large contrast between the two.  Kiki is a lovable (albeit, slightly bi-polar) 13-year-old witch out to make it on her own, which of course would never be possible in America due to the implementation of child labor laws many many years prior to the release of the film.  The young witch is equipped with little more than Jiji the cat and an old broomstick, which is her primary mode of transportation until the fateful day when she loses faith in herself, and along with it, her ability to fly!  Alas, she regains faith, and is able to save the day when her talents are needed.  On the other hand, of course, is the wonderful San, the heroine of, of course, Princess Mononoke.  She is equipped with three rather large wolves, of which constantly reminded me of the life-encompassing Twilight series, a dagger that glints whenever given the chance, some SWEET jewelry, and a running speed only possible in Asian films.  Kiki, of course, could never live up to those kind of expectations, and Jiji’s strength pales in comparison to the monstrous power of the wolf-gods that Mononoke was raised with.

Of course, in a fight, Kiki would totally win.

She can fly.

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