Here a two pictures of the view from my room in the Maeva. I’ll post some pictures of Cannes and the Palais later tonight.
I’ve been in Western Massachusetts since January 5 and there has been nothing going on here except snow, snow and snow. There have been three or four storms since I’ve been back at Mount Holyoke and some days temperatures have been in single digits. And for some reason, the school has decided to not to turn on heaters in the dorms, so I spend most of my time very cold.
I have been doing some exciting things since I’ve been at school during my January break. A friend of mine directed a film for her senior thesis project and I’ve been working on the film as a producer. The film wrapped shooting this Saturday. Since then, I’ve been sitting around my room watching The Wire and Arrested Development, two shows that couldn’t be more different.
My latest great activity is googling “Cannes, France” and looking at other people’s vacation of Cannes. I’ve even gone as far as saving some of the pictures to my desktop so I can look at them all the time.
I know that this is quite weird and perhaps a bit obsessive, but it is nice to see how warm and sunny the place I’m going to be for two weeks in May is. It gives me something to look forward to, especially as the days get colder, the snow gets deeper and especially as my spring semester begins next week.
And to show you what I’m talking about, here are some the pretty pictures I’ve been looking at.
For my Christmas gift this year my sister picked out a copy of Cannes: A Festival Virgin’s Guide (left).
The guide has valuable information about everything from the history of the festival to how to dress to where to eat to what tourist attractions to check out to where the post office is. It even has information on how to network, which is really the reason why I’m going to Cannes in the first place.
It will certainly come in handy because other than what I know about the films that have won awards at Cannes, I know little about the actual festival.