Going back to Cedar Falls is like a mini-reunion with my college mates. We only get to see each other a handful of times during the year, and this is a great excuse to catch up.
We're splitting a hotel with another couple to keep costs low and we're all so pinched it's easy to suggest inexpensive places to plop down for a beer. We're also getting reduced price tickets for being marching band alumni.
Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
To keep up with my academic research, I am presenting a paper at this conference. It's great to exchange ideas and gain some professional development. It's also something that goes on my resume and shows Upper Iowa I'm serious about my field of study.
|I'm focusing on the movie "Doomsday" and its lead female character (source)|
Back to Teaching Film
Toward the end of the month I'll returning to teaching another Movies course in Waterloo. I'm finalizing the syllabus this weekend and I'm excited about changes I've made to the structure of the class.
|First time I'm teaching Star Wars (IV) - should be interesting (source)|
We have good friends in Dubuque who throw a huge Halloween party every year. Last time they smoked a whole hog and had adult apple cider waiting for everyone. Mike and I don't have many opportunities to be social around here, so it's nice to get out of town and hang out with people we've known for a long time. We're not really into costumes, but I'll be whipping up some ghoulish treats to share.
Last year I was a RHPS virgin. I'd never even seen the film before - I know, the shame. It was a blast going to the Englert Theatre in Iowa City and I can't wait to go again now that I know what to do! I definitely want this to be a yearly tradition.
Do you have any plans for October?