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I forgot how nice it feels to be productive.

Lindsey and I met with Jose Bowen, Dean of SMU’s Meadow School of the Arts, today to discuss our project. He seemed really excited about the trip and gave us some tips for further grant research. Hitting people up for money in this economy has been kind of difficult, though. But Lindsey and I are troopers and we’ll apply for grants until our fingers fall off.

Then we met up with our first Romanian contact. We’ve decided we’re going to get in touch with all of our random Romanian contacts, conduct interviews and put together mini-packages to post on our blog as part of our plan to get as familiar with Romania as possible.

Today we met up with Cristian. He’s working on his PhD at UTD and stumbled upon our blog. It was a really interesting interview. So interesting, in fact, that I can’t tell you all about it now. I don’t want to spoil the excitement of watching our audio slideshow. But let me just say we talked about what it was like growing up in Romania (he didn’t move to the States until after high school), how he feels about Romania’s portrayal in the media, Ethan Hawke’s mom, gypsies, dogs and Brigitte Bardot, and a whole lot more.

Stay tuned. Trust me, it’s worth it.

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