Am not even going to try the book meme as I fail as an English major. (My psych major is attempting to analyze that as I speak.)
My focus is probably going toward staring at all the things I could buy as a consumer-whore American. I'm trying not to buy more makeup? But it's really hard, you know, as I really really
like colors and Shespace
at 4.00 for a pot of eyeshadow, .50 for samples....
Speaking of American culture.... It's always kind of amazing to me what people overseas do or don't know. Here in Australia, they have Days of Our Lives (wtf?) and Two and a Half Men (?), and pretty much everything that comes out of the tv has an American accent. It's easy to forget that they'll know about LA from watching the L Word but not have a clue what the Daily Show is. (I felt really embarrassed about bringing the Daily Show up in conversation to blank looks because hello--comedy news show about American politics
. That is, until the next day when my friend from Norway was like, "The Daily Show, yeah, of course." *throws up hands*) Anyway, I guess the point is that I'm surprised that I'm so surprised that "the industry" is
such an industry, churning out entertainment for the entire world.
I was thinking of staying here for another semester, but honestly, I realized I want to go back to my home school and wring every penny out of the outrageous tuition. At current 10% tuition increase, it would take my father two years of my father's full wage to pay for one year of school. Isn't that a little ridiculous? Just a tad? My mind can't really comprehend how I'm going there in the first place because somehow, I am.
And it makes me guilty to buy useless crap like makeup.