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  • Side Hustle Suggestions?

    Thanks for all the suggestions, guys! 

    I am going to try to do some tutoring on the side. At my university, every undergraduate has to take a writing course at some point, and most (especially the science majors) really struggle with it. I am a pretty strong writer, both in scientific and humanities contexts, so I think I might be able to carve out a small niche for myself that way. Some of the people in my department actually teach for the writing course, so I am thinking of advertising at way. 

    I really do want to start some kind of pet care/dog-walking, etc. service, but I'm less certain of how to advertise for that. 

    I don't know how I feel about Uber/Lyft, honestly. I feel like I would be losing more money in terms of milage on my car, and gas (which is very expensive here) than I would probably make back. I just paid off my car, and it is currently in very good condition. I am really hoping to not have another car payment at least until I am done my PhD in 5-6 years. It is more important to me to keep my car in good condition, and the mileage low than to have some side money. 

  • 405 - Quite a Ride

    They might need to get in contact with Marvel for a Jesse cameo. The tech they used to make Robert Downey Jr and Michael Douglas look young in flashbacks is pretty incredible. 2018 Aaron Paul may have a hard time pulling off young Jesse. Still, I'd love it if he ever did show up.
    Aha! Yeah, Marvel could hook them up. But, honestly (and maybe this is a controversial opinion), I think the whole young Jesse thing is more about affectation than how Aaron Paul actually looks. I mean, you take Aaron Paul, get him clean shaven, put him in a beanie and clothes 3X his size and have him jumping around, throwing out Yo Bitch's left and right, and generally acting like season 1 Jeese, he could convinably pass for a  teenage Jeese. I mean he would obviously look older than season 1 Jeese, but I don't think it would break your immersion. Just the contrast between where we left Jeese at the end of season 5, and then seeing him young and happy again would give him a much more youthful affectation. 
  • 4.02 Breathe

    So I was watching the little Inside the Episode (or whatever they call them) video for episode 2, and Bob Odenkirk said that the two guys in the interview for Neff reminded Jimmy of his father, who was also a bit of a rube. I love that, and I think it makes the scene make a lot of sense. 
  • Sharp Objects Ep. 5 - "Closer"

    I think this article about the episode from the AV Club is spot on with the themes of female pain, good read: also, definitely check out Leslie Jamison if your interested in these kind of ideas and themes, great writer.
  • 704 - "Spoilers (ha) of War"

    Watching this episode got me thinking about Bran. A.ron and Jim have said that Bran is weird with the people around him now because of his visions and the knowledge that got downloaded to him from the weirwood network, with A.ron going so far as to compare Bran to a "high functioning" autistic person (which was more than a little cringey). 

    But this episode made me question Bran's motives for acting the way he does. I mean sure, Bran can see everything that has or might happen, but that doesn't mean he understands how to properly act so that he doesn't effect timelines or outcomes. Maybe he has pulled away from people out of fear that his actions will have ripple effects. Yeah, Sansa and Meera might be angry at him for having little diplomacy, but perhaps that was the only way Bran knew to handle those situations without effecting anything. The only overt thing we have seen him do this season is give Arya the dagger. In the same scene that he gives her dagger, it is revealed that he thought she was going to King's Landing until she changed her mind. Bran chose an overt action with Arya, because Arya needed direction, and it probably puts her on a certain timeline or path that Bran thinks is best. 

    I'm not even sure if that made any sense, but whatever, this episode was amazing! 
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