Her Majesty's Second Annual Movie Night
Trip Start Sep 07, 2008
148Trip End Dec 09, 2008
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Mincing through the rain made me late for my appointment with Jackie O and Click. They met me on the steps of my apartment, armed with laundry and dinner fixings. Jackie O acted as head chef in the construction of grilled cheese sandwiches, which I was expecting to be two slices of bread over two slices of cheese, but actually ended up being grilled tuna, onions, cheese, tomato, and avocado sandwiches. Sous chef Click chopped and dressed the salad.
We had barely finished dinner before people started arriving for Her Majesty's Second Annual Movie Night. Last week, only four students could come, but this week I could give the students more notice, so we had: Bellingham, Beachy, Scout, Jane, Click, Traveling Pants, Papia, and Jackie O. Not a bad turnout at all, and I was really glad they all came.
Click had learned how to make popcorn on the stove, and we passed the bowl around during the screening of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. If you haven't seen it... wait a minute, why haven't you seen it? It's a musical about a transgender East German punk singer
Most of the students are very stressed. They're dealing with huge projects, papers, and tests. All through the movie, at least two laptops were on and students tapped on their keyboards unceasingly. I didn't know what to make of it. I'm not sure if they were working on their assignments (several of them brought school books to movie night) or taking advantage of the wifi to chat with family (the internet at the computer lab was out all weekend). Or perhaps this generation has no concept of how NOT to multitask.
Plus adding to the stress are the several interpersonal dramas boiling over all at the same time. People are growing short with each other because they're exhausted, they've been living in a 26-person sealed microcosm for too long, and the prospect of going home is finally coming within reach.
Regardless, I had fun. I sang The Origin of Love and Wicked Little Town and Wig in a Box, and drank banana juice. Mmmmm banana juice -- on top of crepe, grilled cheese, and popcorn. My stomach hates me.