From my grad program journal:
It's my birthday today. Was woken by phone with birthday greetings. Went to department and did Bolex proficiency test. I know that camera better than they do and I debated a few points with them. The viewfinder on the Bolex is notoriously inaccurate though they claim it is accurate. HA. Got a high 8 camera out. Lee asked what I wanted it for and I told him "Thesis work...?" with more than a hint of sarcasm and irony. He laughed and said he only wanted to know if I intended to shoot with it or dub with it. I'm shooting some home movies to show the folks where I live.