To two folks who will remain nameless here. One sent me an gift of Cormac McCarthy's The Road. The package arrived out of the blue and the card read like a human version of Amazon Similarities--because you enjoyed All the Pretty Horses, I thought you'd enjoy this. I can't remember the last time someone just volunteered a gift like that based on my tastes--thoughtful in more ways than one..
And to another person for using an employee discount to land me Adobe After Effects CS3. Being a student with no income, it's tough to afford the software you need to do lots of your work, and student discounts help, but employee discounts make student discounts look stingy. Like no other group of students I know, film school students depend on the generosity and donations of so many people.