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crunch time...

This is the part of the year where all of a sudden the bad choices you've made to put things off come back to haunt you. One more week of classes, then finals, then a break and a chance to start things fresh all over again. I changed the site look to add a little color. I think the grey reflected my general dislike of doing any work. I'm not saying my website colors influence my mood, but you've got to try whatever's there.

I'm sitting in USC's Doheny Library right now, in a high-ceilinged room that to me looks like the very picture of what an old library should be. This part of Doheny is grand and ornate. I'm here in the hopes that it inspires great work out of me. I love the quiet and the scale of everything.

Tonight I need to write a paper on how the counter-culture of the 60s and 70s influenced the films Five Easy Pieces, Day of the Dolphin, Midnight Cowboy, and Dr. Strangelove. I've got a bit of outlined notes, but in the next 21 hours those need to turn into six pages that really engage the films. My goal would be to get a full outline and a couple pages written tonight, and then to write the rest tomorrow in between classes. We'll see how that works out for me.