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27 June 2004 @ 02:45 pm
Prince of Egypt...  
...I spent most of my afternoon watching "The Prince of Egypt" - so I could get a more sympathetic view of Ramses (the next character that Kevin will be playing in LA). Most movies portray him as simply the evil brother of Moses, but at least in this animated version, he seems to evoke some sympathy. I wonder how Kevin will choose to play him - since his "evil" characters are never completely evil anyway.

I can't wait until October - it's been a while since Kevin's had a meaty role that really showcased his acting skills (his role in Millie was light and funny - but NOT a representation of his abilities as an actor at all!)

Spent much of the day catching up on email, updated a few of my sites, and spent time lounging with Sydney. Even though we have a HUGE couch downstairs, it's funny that we all choose to cram ourselves into the tiny little love-seat to watch TV. :) It must look hilarious to anyone looking in that the three of us are squashed into a tiny love-seat when the nice big couch is completely empty. :) We're nothing if not a close family, I guess. ;)

And I completely ruined my "healthier eating phase" today by buying a plate lunch (for those who don't know what it is, it's a scoop of macaroni salad, two scoops of rice, and an entree like teriyaki chicken) I haven't eaten a plate lunch in months - it was extremely good, but SOOOO bad for me. :( I plan to start a whole new diet next weekend - and this time, I'm serious. :)

And I made one of these because I saw everyone else making one:
Take my Quiz on QuizYourFriends.com!

I know I've made something similar a while back, but I have a lot of new people on my friend's list and I promise the questions on this one are easier. :) And you don't have to be a registered LJ user to take it. :)

Off to watch the supplemental DVD to "Taken" - I bought a previously viewed copy of it to see if there are any Julie Ann interviews on them. :) Hope you all had a nice weekend. :)
Current Mood: fullfull
Current Music: "I Wish I Could Go Back To College" - Avenue Q
ajayne on June 27th, 2004 06:04 pm (UTC)
Oh goodness... I did soo badly on this one. Eeek!
Sheri: Sherishutterbug93 on June 28th, 2004 02:22 am (UTC)
Thanks for taking the quiz, Andrea! :) I think I made a few of the questions too hard!!
ajayne on June 28th, 2004 06:39 am (UTC)
Mrs Beans: Loser-Girlhuman_beans on June 27th, 2004 06:32 pm (UTC)
I suck!
Sheri: Sherishutterbug93 on June 28th, 2004 02:21 am (UTC)
You most certainly do NOT suck! I think I made some of the questions too hard (like the first one...) Thanks for taking it though - you did wonderfully - even Mark got one answer wrong (the last one - I think he was thinking too hard!) ;)
Jami: Aladdin & Jasmine - spiffydaze.person958 on June 27th, 2004 07:29 pm (UTC)
I guessed at most of the questions on the quiz and managed to get 6 right. lol
Sheri: Stephanie & Kate Monstershutterbug93 on June 28th, 2004 02:19 am (UTC)
Thanks for taking the quiz, Jami! :) You did a great job! :)
Carriecarrieh on June 27th, 2004 11:21 pm (UTC)
My quiz results have to be a fluke as I guessed some of them!

I presume this is a musical about Ramses? There's a series of five books about him (sort of fact / fictional) by Christian Jacq. Depends how interested you are, guess that adds up to quite a bit of reading.
Sheri: Sherishutterbug93 on June 28th, 2004 02:18 am (UTC)
You did wonderfully! Great job! Thanks for taking it, Carrie. :)

The musical is more about Moses, but I've been trying to see different portrayals of Ramses prior to seeing the show - just for frame of reference. Thanks for letting me know about the books, I'll definitely look into it. :)
karmastyx: Brock made by careleswhisperkarmastyx on June 28th, 2004 02:00 am (UTC)
I did okay 60%. The Prince of Egypt, wow that should be a good play to see. :) It starts in October?
Sheri: Kevin 2001shutterbug93 on June 28th, 2004 02:15 am (UTC)
You did really well on the quiz! :) Thanks for taking it Laura - the last and first question were kind of hard - Mark even got the last question wrong too. :)

And unfortunately Kevin won't be in "The Prince of Egypt" - I would've loved to have seen him as Ramses in a re-telling of the story that way. The show he's in has a little more traditional view of Ramses - probably a more evil one. :( It's the "Ten Commandments".
karmastyxkarmastyx on June 28th, 2004 06:44 pm (UTC)
Oh well sounds just as good. Kevin seems to be a good hearted person from what you write, and I believe good hearted people can act mean very well. It'll help him build up more character strength too.
Sheri: Stephanie & Kate Monstershutterbug93 on June 28th, 2004 09:14 pm (UTC)
I believe good hearted people can act mean very well

That is SO true! He always tends to play the meanie! Laura, your posts always make me smile - thanks so much for your sweet words! *HUGS*
Sabine: Lauser Couchsabine10 on June 28th, 2004 02:44 pm (UTC)
I tried to take the quiz and reached question 5 when Lauser thought he could need some love and attention. So, he put his paws on my leg, prodded my arm with his nose and I closed the quiz. I'm sorry, but now I know what I did wrong and it really would be unfair when I tried it again. Perhaps, I should wait some days.

... three of us are squashed into a tiny love-seat...
I really would like to see that picture. :)

Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on June 28th, 2004 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks for trying the quiz, Sabine! And I've had similar things happen with Sydney when she wants attention. ;) I know you would have scored wonderfully. :)

*HUGS* to you and Lauser. :)
Rachel__godspeed on June 28th, 2004 02:51 pm (UTC)
Hi, I found your journal by typing "brooks institute of photography" in the LJ search. I'm commenting to see if you went to Brooks, and if so, I was wondering if you have any information you could give a high school senior looking for a good school? I know it's a bit forward of me, a stranger, to ask you for advice, but this school seems different, and I've known some "different" schools to be shady and a waste of money. I would just like to find out from someone who went there if it is worth it or not.

If you have anything you would like to tell me, please comment in my journal or email me at sugarcubezrulz@hotmail.com It would be very much appreciated. Thank you!

Sheri: Stephanie & Kate Monstershutterbug93 on June 28th, 2004 09:05 pm (UTC)
Hi Rachel - I did graduate from Brooks, actually. :) It was about ten years ago and I know the curriculum has changed a bunch since then (we were just starting the digital imaging classes when I graduated) :P What kind of photography do you want to go into? I think that matters a lot when you choose a school... Brooks seems to have been heavily commercial oriented. They give you a really good technical foundation and have adequate facilities (when I was there they had two B&W labs, two studio locations - the largest accommodating over 30 students, one color lab, and a computer lab in their library... I found it a great education, I met a lot of great people there and really learned a lot. I guess it depends on what you'd like to get out of it, though.

I know that my above was just a quick, simple explanation about what I remember about the school. If you have specific questions about anything to do with Brooks, please comment or email me @ shutterbug93@yahoo.com. :)

Mind if I add you to my friends' list?
Rachel__godspeed on June 29th, 2004 07:32 am (UTC)
Sure, add away! I'll add you back.

I think I am interested in majoring either in still photography or visual journalism (actually, on the web site it calls these "areas of interest" and I guess the majors are more specific.. maybe you know! ;p).

I had a nice long talk with a friend who is attending Brooks in the fall, but I still have some concerns that I think only an alumni could answer... First of all, the year round thing kind of scares me. I'm assuming that it was a year round school when you went. Did that become tiring after a while or did it seem to work out well? Was it hard to find time to visit family over the breaks? (as in, did they give any projects or tests to study for during the breaks?)

Also, I noticed on your profile that you work a job that has nothing to do with your degree. Is this because it was hard to find a photography job? My friend said Brooks has a 97% job placement and I would like to know if that's an accurate statement. Did any of your friends have a hard time finding jobs?

The last major thing that concerns me is critical studies: How many critical studies kind of classes do you take? On one hand, I want to focus on photography and would find it nice to not have to take a bunch of meaningless English and history courses, but on the other hand I am also interested in taking other types of courses such as foreign languages or psychology or something like that.

That's a lot of information to ask about, I hope you have some good answers for me... Thanks again!
Sherishutterbug93 on June 29th, 2004 09:05 am (UTC)
Thanks for adding me! I just added you back. :)

And Brooks was on an eight week schedule while I was there - which, personally I enjoyed. True, it was year round and there were only week breaks between classes (which made it difficult at times to travel home to see family - especially since I'm from Hawaii...) But on the whole I enjoyed the schedule because it was really intensive (regular college semesters seem SO long to me...) and I took a few core classes at my local university while I was home during the summer once (which allowed me to stay the whole summer and not fall behind my classmates). There were no tests or projects during the breaks because each class was over by the time the eighth week was over - which was nice. The week breaks were all your own. :)

That 97% job placement percentage that you mention seems a little high - though I did work for some years in the photography field here in Hawaii after I got out of school. Most of my friends who graduated with me are working as photographers in their respective areas (one does stock photography, one does glamour photography for Victoria's Secret, etc, a few of them own their own portrait business, etc.) I don't think it's hard to find a job after Brooks if you're willing to live in an area that's conducive to a photography career (Hawaii is not really the mecca of the art world). Coming home was a personal choice for me and I knew that my chances of working in the photography field after were returning home were slim - and I'm possibly in the minority...

And regarding core classes - does Brooks still require that you enter after having taken the minimum core credits at another accredited college? I entered Brooks after two years at my local university. Most of my core classes were completed and I didn't have to take many classes with my photo-intensive classes each term - which was a real blessing since some of the classes LS-1 & LS-2 (I don't know what they call classes now - they might have different names for them - but the "blue ball" and "black glass" classes) :P were pretty time consuming that if I had to deal with a core class then, I'd be pretty wiped out...

I don't think Brooks has very much in the way of offering core classes. I only took a few business classes (required core) there and a few design classes. There was no opportunity to take foreign language classes there when I attended Brooks. It's a pretty specialized school - geared toward getting you ready for a career in photography - even the core classes they require (Business Law, Accounting, Marketing, etc.) are all geared toward a photography degree and the courses (if taken there) will have a general slant in the "photography business" direction.

I'm not sure if my answers are what you were looking for. If you'd like me to clarify anything I've been rambling about, please let me know - it's a little early in the morning here and I'm not too coherent at this hour. ;)
terramera on June 29th, 2004 01:47 pm (UTC)
i got a 7. =)
Sheri: Sherishutterbug93 on June 29th, 2004 11:31 pm (UTC)
Yay!! A 7 is really great! Thanks for taking it! :)