Thursday, October 18

Let me tell you a tale.......

Just sit right back & you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip


That started from this arctic port aboard this tiny ship.


The mate was a mighty sailing gal, The skipper a profess-or


Sixty passengers set sail that day for a three hour tour,


A three hour tour…..

Okay, I am definitely NOT a song writer....in fact this little diddy (the of course is totally stolen from Gilligan's Island) was a fellow classmate & my attempt to stay awake in class last night. Yeah pretty sad, I know. Honestly the class is pretty decent.....okay, don't laugh at me.....my Wednesday night class is senior level History, specifically History of Film: The Disney Studios. Yeah, for senior level course it is a bit of a fluff class, but overall it is pretty good. Our professor approaches the class from the very origins of the Disney studios & the incredible impact Walt Disney himself had on American culture. It really is pretty cool....in fact, it is one of the most popular classes the University of Alaska Anchorage offers.

Okay....so why do I need to 'keep myself awake' in such a great class? Well the one down fall to the class is the endless hours we spend watching the 'bonus features' attached to the original Disney classics. For example, last night alone we watched 2 1/2 hours on the making of Bambi before we even started the movie. A total of 3 1/2 hours watching the big screen. Holy crap.....

So my classmate & I have taken to quietly entertaining ourselves to make the time go by a bit faster. It is sad that a pair of (*cough*) 30-something moms must resort to such measures...... The above song is just one example. We have also become amateur psychoanalysts. So let me give you just a brief run down of a few of our oh-so-interesting case studies.......

First we have She-who-wants-to-be-an-artist.
* I thought you might appreciate her stylish 'do. If you are interested, I could get you the name of her hairdresser. Note the two-tone color...very chic*
This is our most unusual case. Every week this classmate shares her 'artwork' with us which looks remarkably like this......


While we are not qualified in the area of the arts, we are intrigued by said classmate's ability to create incredibly detailed 'lives' for her cartoon characters. Honestly, it's kind of creepy......let me elaborate:

She-who-wants-to-be-an-artist: Wanna see my new stuff?

Us: uhhhh....

She: Yeah, this is some of my best stuff....

Us: *Blank stare*

She: This is Olivia (shows us a 2x2 inch black & white sketch a female head) and she is 34 & married. She has 3 kids, but the middle one is her favorite. But she has anxiety attacks & her husband is sleeping with some lady he works with. And Olivia had a very traumatic childhood.....blah, blah, blah.....and last week at the grocery store she had an confrontation with a lady that goes to the same hair salon......blah, blah, blah.... (this goes on forever)

Me: Uhm...have you used her in other drawings....

She: Naw...I am too busy 'creating' her in my mind.......

Yeah, creepy! And this isn't an isolated incident. Every week there is a new character.....a simple drawing, with an incredibly elaborate 'life'. okaayyyyyyyyyyyyy then......

Then we have He-who-carries-a suitcase. Yeah dude carries a full-size suitcase to class every week to carry his school books. Upon arriving to class, he slings it up on the table & sets up 'camp'. In case you are wondering, he only carries textbooks & notebooks in the case. But I keep waitng for a dead bosy to fallout of it. Seriously...who carries a full-size Samsonite to class?

Then there is She-who-talks-a-lot. The girl that worked for Disney for less than a week but claims to be a Disney expert. And she all of, maybe, 22..... And we spend the entire class listening to her try to talk oer the professor or the documentary. Ugh...shut up already. And last night she decided to make herself at home & brought a bean bag chair to class. Yep, she just plopped down at the front of the room & made herself comfortable..... Hello?? This is college...

And finally I will tell you about They-who-need-to-get-a-room. Yep, they sit right in front of us...and make-out constantly. WTH?? This is not the place people! And when they do come up for air, he feels the need to try to strike up a conversation with us. Yeah....we'll pass thanks. You know, we should probably cut her some slack. I mean how can she possibly resist him.....with his mullet, Britney Spears hooded sweatshirt worn under an 'official' Howarts (of Harry Potter fame) Corduroy blazer. Yeah..he is smokin' Any girl should be so lucky.....NOT!

So there you have my Wednesday evening in a nutshell :)

6 comments:

Amy W said...

If I could only take that class!

krystyn said...

Well, too bad you aren't studying to be a Comic instead..you'd certainly have a lot of material from this class...wow!! Hang in there! :-)

Kellan said...

"They-who-need-to-get-a-room" - funny. The whole post was funny - thanks. See ya.

Mel said...

You sound like the person I want to be sitting by in the back of a class!

Jackie said...

Seriously, you need to get a job as color commentator....you could probably make some big bucks!

Nilsa S. said...

Maybe you should take a Sociology class. Sounds like you'd ace it!

If your classmates were playing the same game amongst themselves, how would they describe you and your 30-something pal? hahaha!