Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I've got a headache and I'm already full of these useless stories...

There's so much to talk about, so I'm going to pace myself. Over the next few days I'm going to lay down my thoughts regarding the impressive movies that I have seen in the last few weeks. You can expect to see some sort of Oscar predictions and some sort of top ten list from last year. That's probably the most I'll be doing by way of catch-up. So much happens day to day, that I refuse to do this retroactively. This task seemed daunting enough without trying to summarize my life heretofore.

I am not in school right now. As a student at this fine institution, I have performed so poorly for so long that I have been asked to leave for a year. This is probably the result for which my passive aggression has been fighting all these years: A break from the regularity and the looming pressures. I must finish what I have started here at BYU because it is good for me and I'm so close to the end that I can taste it. The idea is that I will put these twelve months to good use. I want this to be a real journey (literal and spiritual), you know, like Chris McCandless, but with more vital results.

So I shall go to Cairo for a while. That's the big news.