Oscars and the Library

After hearing about the Oscars last week, I’ve decided to write about Langsdale. Odd link, isn’t it? Well, I personally didn’t watch the Oscars, but I listened to the media buzz about the stars’ attire and the great pictures nominated. This led me to the DVD collection at Langsdale. A lot of students come into the library to study and sometimes forget that we have a great leisure reading and DVD collection. Students can at times be so focused on getting their work done that they develop tunnel vision. Some rarely treat themselves.

About a month ago, I was shopping at Target, and as I approached the cashier I noticed the sign for “$5 DVDs.” I bought three DVDs that day and as of now, have only watched one, Julia & Julie. Want to know the most astonishing fact? This movie premiered in theaters August 7, 2009. It’s 2013 and it took me almost five years to get around to watching a movie with my favorite actress, Meryl Streep. So what do I want you to take away from this blog post? Let’s see:

  1. Try to relieve stress: Treat yourself to a movie, new shirt, or check out a book. Allot yourself some “you” time. It’s a stress reliever.
  2. Check out Langsdale’s DVD collection & leisure reading: Try checking out our DVD collection at least once a semester. There are plenty of Oscar award-winning pictures with award-winning actors/actresses. Rumor has it that we’ll be getting Argo – a three time award winning picture featuring George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Ben Affleck.
  3. For everyone: Try NOT to fall victim to work overload. Find small tasks that help you relax and enjoy some leisure time.

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