November 1st, 2011
In the midst of everything that has been happening, I failed to mention that yesterday was Halloween, subsequently making today the first day of November. Sadly though, nothing too excited happened either of these two days. I started the morning in my Vietnamese class as always after a delicious bowl of cereal in the morning. Afterwards, I stared at eyeballs as I continued my COGN150 interviews. First up was Mimi, and afterwards we proceeded to Croutons to catch up. I went to work, went to the bookstore to buy a replacement Bobble, met up with John Torres while eating some delicious Farmer’s Market lemongrass chicken with him, and then gave Geetha a document printed out from work. Afterwards, I interviewed Alethia, and then Joshua at the same location I interviewed Mimi prior (above price center near the commuter lounge on the second floor). As their eyes wandered towards me, I left to hang out at Geetha’s place for a bit.
When I went back home, I watched the epic second episode of Once Upon a Time before preparing to watch Glee. Sadly, only Jessica came over this week as we watched the okay episode, I showed her the video project we made prior, and then went back to her place. She gave me some delicious chocolate eyeball pictures as I have used in today’s picture of the day. When I got back home I ate those said eyeballs, ate noodles for dinner, played some fun apartment baseball with Tyler, Manuel, and Jenny, before ending the night watching Paranormal Activity 2, and then playing with the touchpad.
The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo’s finest works, is exhibited to the public for the first time. Michelangelo Buonarroti, the greatest of the Italian Renaissance artists, was born in the small village of Caprese in 1475. The son of a government administrator, he grew up in Florence, a center of the early Renaissance movement, and became an artist’s apprentice at age 13. Demonstrating obvious talent, he was taken under the wing of Lorenzo de’ Medici, the ruler of the Florentine republic and a great patron of the arts. After demonstrating his mastery of sculpture in such works as the Pieta (1498) and David (1504), he was called to Rome in 1508 to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel—the chief consecrated space in the Vatican. EPIC SOMEWHAT.
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