Monday, December 29, 2003

i'm back at work between semesters, and during my breaks i don't really have anything to do except surf the internet... um, yeah, and eat. so here's this quiz, which lord of the rings character are you and which of their personality disorders do you have? check out my results.


gandalf
Congratulations! You're Gandalf!


Which Lord of the Rings character and personality problem are you?
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i don't know about this one. first of all, i don't think gandalf is a shirker. secondly, gandalf is cool but i'm really nothing like him, i think. i don't think anyone is. he's one of those characters that you're not supposed to relate to.

here's what i think i should have gotten.



sam
Congratulations! You're Sam!


Which Lord of the Rings character and personality problem are you?
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Congratulations! You're Sam!


i am so like this. is there a word for it? insomniacal? yeah? i am so insomniacal. i worry about everything, way too much, and i loose sleep all the time. luckily for me, my body has learned to compensate. i function the best on three to five hours of sleep. i feel right at home at about four. if i get too much (and by too much i mean like seven hours a night three nights in a row) i start freaking out and seeing things and thinking about really weird, disturbing stuff.

maybe i have a super-human brain, and if i get the recommended amount of sleep i am brilliant and can think about and solve all the world's problems, and i can see things for what they really are.... like in the matrix! check it out, if i slept more, i could be the one. but, alas, i don't sleep enough, so my brain is reduced to just slightly-above-average.

maybe it's better this way. ignorance is bliss.

but maybe quizilla is right! maybe i'm just like gandalf- a shirker. and now i'm just trying to make myself seem more important.

who am i kidding? maybe i have too much time to think about all this crap. i need to get a book to take to work with me so i stay away from silly quizzes. that way, while i am toiling away at the mindless, endless tagging i'll have something to think about to occupy the hours... and hours...

Friday, December 26, 2003

Finals Follow-up

you'll never believe this... i hardly did... but i did okay on that last statics test and got an "A" in the course! i'm thinking that not many others got an "A".... except for freakin tom. grrrrrrr...
other than that i got a "B" in chem (yay! i worked hard for that "B"), another "B" in one of my history classes (i was really expecting to do better than that), and "A"s in chem lab (hooray!) and calculus. i'm still waiting for the grade for the movie class to be posted... hopefully that one was a low "A" but i won't be surprized by a high "B". cross your fingers.

Feliz Navidad

merry merry merry christmas!
favorite presents:
from kevin- a mike modano hat! he is so cool...
from carmen- a wizard of oz lunchbox. does she know me or what?
from adam- a battery-powered plane that really flies around my room! hooray!
and best of all... tracy took me to see peter pan!!! i love my erer. she's my favorite.

Monday, December 15, 2003

statics kicked my butt

i just took my first final of the week.... let me tell you about statics class. dr. ghosh assigns really hard homework problems, but give fairly easy tests, especially compared to the other sections. he told me this morning that the final would be easy. we all expected the final to be easy. it SHOULD have been easy.
well, we got spanked. ghosh's philosophy seemed to be "easy test, easy test, easy test, okay now, BEND OVER!!!!" i was looking around the room, hoping and praying that i wasn't the only one who didn't have a clue what was going on. it didn't help that my buddy tom, who was sitting next to me, finished all early and was not freaking out in the least. what's up with smart people anyway?
one more final that's going to suck, and one more paper that won't be a huge blessing either.
oh to be done with school.

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

FIRE!!!!

a lot of my frieds used to live in the guys dorm between my dorm and president's. we used to have bible study in there, because jonny, roger, mike, jd, joel, thomas, starpath, and eric and a bunch of other guys were there. all the boys that used to live there would always say that the entire building is one-hudred year old dry wood, and that someday, no matter what happens, that building was going to burn to the ground.
this year they moved everyone out, saying something about a new office building, and for the whole semester it has been all empty and sad and scary right next to my wall. in the past couple weeks though, they fenced it off and constuction workers began tearing out the walls and such, causing a lot of racket and an incredible eyesore.
WELL, tonight when i came back from studying statics, there was smoke pouring out of the fitch attic and there were fire trucks and an ambulance and police cars and flashing lights and it was SO exciting. i went up to kim's room, because she has a window directly across from the window to the upstairs hall of fitch, and we watched the firemen take a laddar in and punch a huge hole in the ceiling and climb up into the attic and spray stuff with their hoses! they ripped down a huge chunk of ceiling! it was so exciting!
i thought i should call the boys that used to live in fitch and tell them their prophecy was coming true. they were in the middle of bible study. jonny answered the phone and said, "we're praying, what do you want?"
and i said, "fitch is on fire!"
"right now?"
"yeah!"
"praise GOD! we'll be there in a second."
so exciting. this completely made my day.

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

nine assignments to go before the end of the semester! i could be chipping away at that number right now, but... um... i actually went to smith's and got a new toothbrush and toothpaste and i have been chewing on the toothbrush in between brushing my teeth and bragging to anyone who will listen about my sparkling pearly whites. that's what really started this downward spiral of non-productivity.
SO, here's the thing. yesterday sucked. i woke up from bad dreams, bombed a calc test, and generally had a very very surreal day all around. the power went out (that's surreal at a tech school), the clouds were freaky, i read part of hosea.... wasn't comforting. abandon your whoredoms and return to GOD. anyway, since i was having a bad day, adam suggested that we go to his house to watch a movie and chill out. nothing unusual there. but since i was flipping out, we didn't invite scott. g came instead. (g and scott are murderous enemys. having both in the same room is NOT chilling out.) and now we both feel really guilty and we have to backtrack ourselves and hide and keep secrets and create elaborate lies... just so scott won't find out we ditched him. it's crazy. i wrote some notes for chem class on some of adam's coffee paper, which, if you have ever seen coffee paper, you know, is probably the most recognizable paper in the world. now adam's saying that we'll have to come up with a story about how i just happened to come across adam's paper at dinner and it had nothing to do with my wherabouts last night. this is nuts.
but other than the sneaking around, last night was awesome. we watched dirty rotten scoundrels, which i had seen but adam had not (i don't think g payed attention), ate oven pizza and drank peach bubbly. hurrah for adam! he's such a good buddy.

Thursday, December 04, 2003

???

okay, i talked to my little sister on the phone right before i took a long, much-needed nap. i dreamed that she was home, and everyone in my family was bringing her all this food. everything she ate was replaced by something that looked even better, tons and tons of food. i was sitting there watching her eat everything and starving and hoping someone would bring ME something to eat, but no such. there weren't two and anything, and tracy had to try everything. i asked her if i could eat a slice of pie that was sitting off to the side, but she said i couldn't, because she was too hungry, and i should be nice and not bug her because she hadn't been home in four months.
what a weird dream. my house looked weird.

(alexendar is the name of my printer)

Devil64: alexander is tired... i need to go print these out at weir
greasewood: haha
greasewood: too early for alexander?
Devil64: well, he did one page okay
Devil64: i guess that's all he had in him

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

astrogirl: did you get my voicemail about adam's birthday dinner tonight at the brew pub at 6:30pm?
Devil64: yeah i did... i think scott wanted to go, but he doesn't think he is invited
astrogirl: actually, i just don't have his phone number. i was going to ask you for it.
Devil64: 6565

Ragerder: ha, i got an official invite to the brew pub
Ragerder: :-)
Devil64: lucky you

Monday, December 01, 2003

greasewood: when time did you last eat at?
Devil64: around lunchtime... oh except carmen fed me a rotten cream puff
Devil64: i may be dead by morning
Devil64: it was really bad
greasewood: you ate the rotten cream puff?
Devil64: yeah i did
greasewood: that would stink if you were dead by morning
Devil64: well, it prolly wouldn't stink in the morning... but later in the week, yeah
Devil64: :-)

Friday, November 28, 2003

Quotable Quotes

This quote brought to you from Carmelita Cereceres:
"Switchfoot is not make-out music!"

Adam Church:
(to Scott Cason)
"Don't confuse me and make me gay!"
"Scott, please take it off. All of it."

Alan Sharples
"It looks like a vector. It smells like a vector. It must be a vector!"
books:
Horton Hears a Who!
Green Eggs and Ham

movies:
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Lilo & Stitch

cds:
Quantity is Job 1- Five Iron Frenzy
Elvis 2
The BEautiful Letdown- Switchfoot

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

my birthday was two days ago! it was a really really good day, i decided it would be a long long time ago.
that got me to thinking... what if we lived everyday like our birhtday? i would make brownies for everybody i knew, play with adam's puppies all day, and eat really good food. i would get lots of hugs. i would probably get in lots of trouble if i lived every day like that, because i climbed up on the roof of the sac and sat next to the radio tower for a long time. and i would be kicked of the leaders team for skipping the seven am meting.i would also never get any work done. i refused to do my chemistry homework because it cut into my sit on the roof time. i also REALLY slacked off on studying for my statics test the next day. i figured it was my birthday and it would be more fun to goof off. adam made me lunch and mike made me hot chocolate. hooray!
what do i conclude from this? happiness equals slacking off and getting in trouble? works for me! i could slack off on the roof of the sac all day... actually, the roof of baca or the apartments would be better. or workman... yeah...
next year will be even better.
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Monday, November 10, 2003

You are CRUSH!
What Finding Nemo Character are You?

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yesterday i went with some friends to foothills fellowship in burque. it was great! i really really liked that church, and so did carmen. i was surprized at how many people there i knew. of course, before church we had to make a einstein bagels/starbucks run with adam, corrie, nathan and curtis. then after church we went to twisters, left a note at my grandma's door, went to baskin robins, another friends house, page one, and finally left. it was SO RELAXING to get away from school and stress and stuff. that made my weekend really great.
then i came back to socorro and played with adam's puppies. they are so cute! abby is my favorite, but her sisters, angus, ally and alanis and her brother arlo are pretty cute too.
hooray for puppies!
i wish i was a dog.

Thursday, November 06, 2003

Devil: does tanya live close to you in burque?
webguru4God: she lives a ways from me actually, cause I'm in the mountains and she lives in the valley, towards the west side
Devil: so she's a valley girl?
Devil: and you're a mountain man!
Devil: ha ha!
webguru4God: haha, I'm dying of laughter
webguru4God: (wishes there was a sarcastic emoticon)

Sunday, November 02, 2003

im with wang the cat

greasewood: (a message from WANG) juhjkmmgbvjjjjgbvbbb
life+1/2: (message to wang) ; )
greasewood: i think what he meant was "juhjkmmgbvjjjjgbvbbG"
greasewood: not b
life+1/2: well, that changes everything!
greasewood: i know that completely threw me off

america songs in my head....

in the desert, you can't remember your name, cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain.
la la, la, la la la la
la la, la, la
i've never ever been trick or treating before that i can remember, and i took my little brother last night. it was SO FUN!
i was at least as excited as he was, and after every house he'd throw his arms around me and tell me how much he loved me for taking him trick or treating, and i told HIM that i loved HIM for taking ME. i even got some pink nerds. i guess that house was inmpressed with my costume. i went as a poor college student in dusty clothes.
since my car is really busted for good, this is the first time i have seen my brothers in three weeks. i thought i was tripping out because i missed them so much. turns out i was just tripping out- i wasn't lonely for my bros, i was just lonely in general. i still am.
i think i need a hug.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Monday, September 08, 2003

My inner child is ten years old today

My inner child is ten years old!


The adult world is pretty irrelevant to me. Whether
I'm off on my bicycle (or pony) exploring, lost
in a good book, or giggling with my best
friend, I live in a world apart, one full of
adventure and wonder and other stuff adults
don't understand.


How Old is Your Inner Child?
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The Basics

Hey, hey, hey! Wonder of wonders, I have internet in my dorm room!
Today I was incredibly productive, as long as you don't count my blasted history reading. But my brain is pretty nicely fried right now, so all I can tell you are the basics.
1) I am the vice-president of my hall council. GO ME!
2) My roommate is weird.
3) Okay, my roommate just recognized Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers playing on my stereo, so she's a cool kind of weird.
4) I have a BIG stereo!
5) History is totally boring, and if I didn't really REALLY like my teacher, that class would be next on my list of classes to drop out of life.
6) It's getting COLD in Socorro!
That's about all I can handle right now. Yes, I do have more of a life than that, and no, I really can't describe it. I was freezing my butt off last night instead of sleeping, good times!

Friday, September 05, 2003

Never hurry, never worry

You guess, it, the internet at Tech is down again and again the only time I have to write is at home on the weekends. I'll be playing in my first game of the season tomorrow! I missed the first game, and right now my team is 0-1. We'll be playing the Okra. Yeah. The team I'm on is the Beans. Other team names include peas, carrots, and rice. I'm so pissed off about this. I thought last season's natural disaster theme was stupid, but being named after side dishes is just really really humiliating.
Besides that, I dropped physics, picked up a boring history class, got freaked out by a guy who was manipulating my mind, caught him, and defeated! Ha!
AND!!! Juliet is not dead! We thought the engine was seized, but actually, something was loose, so something got tightened and now she should be back to normal. Yay! Life is so happy when it includes a working car.

Monday, September 01, 2003

Alas, poor Juliet!

Yes, it's true, I really killed the car! She was doing so good yesterday, driving around everywhere, and then we tried her out on the highway. She made it thirty miles. Now she's really dead. We spent a few hours by the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, waiting for a tow. Poor Jules!
It gets worse. First of all, no Switchfoot concert for me! Nick caught a ride with the youth group from Cruces, but I'm too old and they didn't have enough room in the vans. I didn't find that out until they were about to leave, so I let myself get all psyched and I even had on my red "I like Switchfoot" t-shirt on. What a dissapointment.
Second, how the heck am i going to get back to Las Cruces to keep stats for the hockey league? I told the president that he could count on me after the first weekend. Now I'll have to arrange some serious bummed rides. Kevin says my team really needed an extra sub last Saturday, too. Ooohhh! Why did anyone even have to touch my car! It was working fine before it got "fixed".
Yeah, I know, that attitude sucks. Don't worry, I didn't vocalize it. You are the first to hear me actually complain that way.
Sob!
I want my car back.

Sunday, August 31, 2003

Last night my mom and I went to a double-header… Freaky Friday followed by PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN!!! Love that movie. Anyway, it was about midnight and a half when we finally started heading home. We were on the highway (because I live that far away from the theater) when my car just started to sputter and die! Poor little girl. Come on, Jules, don’t die! But she did, right there on the highway in the middle of the night. I started her up a few times and each time she went a little further, but the distances kept getting smaller and smaller… about halfway home (when we had pulled off into a parking lot) we gave up and called good ol’ dad.
Turns out the radiator cap popped off and all the liquid boiled out during the day. Poor Juliet! But I think she’ll be okay. We’re going to check her out today. Hopefully I’ll be able to go back to school so my brother and I can go to FREEDOM FEST and see the Switchfoot concert. Yay.
Of course, after all that, I’m going to have to face the prospect of weird friends and dropping physics and picking up an extra history and being a leader for Intervarsity and all my stinkin’ homework. I have issues.

Saturday, August 30, 2003

Do these really reflect my personality?

HASH(0x84114c8)
Seer


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Well, well. So I am a "seer", according to quizilla. Hmmm... You know, Kate and I worte a cool quiz. Which Disney Villian are you? I'm Ursula. I tend to hold grudges. I also wrote a Which Disney Princess are you? quiz. I'm Belle from Beauty and the Beast, but i find that almost everyone who takes that quiz ends up as Belle, so maybe i wrote it with a bias. Or maybe I just hang out with girls who are also Belle.

What just happened here?

Well, today wasn’t TOO awesome, y’know, it was going better than yesterday. Yesterday my friend was kinda freaking me out a little. I finally got home to where the internet is working, got away from school and all the issues that come with school and I was all set to relax and do some major vegging-out with my lap-top to make up for my week or so without internet. So my friend that has been freaking me out a little starts instant messaging me. That’s nothing new. But then things got weird. He asked me if I liked him at all and if I’d ever go out with him.
I wouldn’t. But how am I supposed to tell that to a friend that I know has liked me for a while? Don’t worry, I told him how it was. It sucked, but I told the truth. But now what am I supposed to do?
My friend Leah thinks that too many important conversations take place on instant message. That some things should really be said face-to-face. I usually agree whole-heartedly. But this time I’m not so sure. I might not have been able to come clean if it was any other way, and then things would be all sorts of complicated. What am I saying? Things are all sorts of complicated. Why did he have to go and do that?

Friday, August 29, 2003

You are Psalms
You are Psalms.


Which book of the Bible are you?
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Back at School

Sorry about all these delays… crazy how my Internet isn’t working on campus. I’m back at home now where things are more reliable. It was good for most of one day, then didn’t work for a few, then was working for about half an hour again, and then stayed off the rest of the time. AAAARRG! I hate when I don’t have Internet! My new roommate must think I’m a super-nerd, because all I do is check to see if my port has been activated. Well, I think she’s a super-nerd. She goes to bed at like nine.
Let me describe my school to you. New Mexico Tech is small, so everybody most likely knows and at least recognizes everyone else. All the people there are nerds. There are a few who aren’t right now because it’s the beginning of the semester, but they will drop out soon enough. (Another one bites the dust!) A lot of people pretend that they are one of the “cool kids” that “fell through the cracks” and just somehow ended up at Tech accidentally, but it’s just an act. They’re nerds. But that’s not a bad thing! Since everyone is a nerd, it means that no one is a snob, so people accept each other with open arms. It’s a nice refreshing change from the place where I went to high school.
Things that are unusual elsewhere are not uncommon at Tech. My friend commented that about half the lights in the dorms are still on a three in the morning. That usually means that people are either studying hard or playing their video games. I usually find myself in the studying hard category.
For now I’m really excited about this semester. One of my best friends, Carmen, is an R.A. for a dorm full of sweetheart girls that are mostly freshmen. My dorm is a girl dorm too, and instead of being a dorm full of people I never see like last year, I already know my neighbors and even the girls below me! They are also mostly freshmen, and it’s fun because they’re all excited about college and stuff. Except for my roomie, who seems not to like it too much. Okay.
Already I’m thinking that I will have to drop a class. This semester I’ve got nineteen credit hours. Yeah, I know, it’s crazy. I hate to do this to my study buddy, but I think Physics is going to be the first to go. That will take me down to fourteen hours, which is way too few. I’ll have to talk to my advisor Dr. Reilly again. He’s not mean… he’s just a little scary.
Other than that I’ve got all kinds of emotional problems. I have major relationship issues to deal with. Hmmmm… maybe that’s why I signed up for nineteen hours… to keep myself busy!

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

On we go!

My floor is completely covered in my junk. Somehow, tomorrow this is all going to fit into my car and be carried north for 150 miles to my little lovely college town. Ah… I can’t say I’m not looking forward to getting off my butt and doing some work again. I don’t think the “summer’s over” thought has really hit me yet. I’m still in goof-off mode. Hopefully getting to Socorro and seeing all the dorms and buildings and trees will make me feel smart again. And speaking of dorms… by the end of the week I’ll be face-to-face with my new roommate. Cross your fingers, I hope she’s cool!

Monday, August 18, 2003

Movie Reviews (#2)

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Yup, I’m buying it as soon as I can! I just saw it for the second time, and it is now on a very short list of my favorite movies. This time I got to see the scene that’s at the end of the credits…. The very long credits, especially when you’re waiting for the scene, and the music was very good by the way. This was backed up by my very music-conscious brother, Nick.
If you haven’t seen this movie, go see it. I completely love it. Sure, there are a few corny lines, especially between the two young lovers during their lovey-dovey romantic moments, blah, but the many many cool lines completely made me forgive the corny ones. And I’m not a forgiving person! Johnny Depp was awesome! He’s my new favorite actor. Geoffrey Rush did a really amazing job as the antagonist, and did anyone notice how much he sounds like the voice on the Disneyland ride that tells you where you’re going? For that matter, did anyone notice all the other things that were taken from the ride? Being a big fan of Disneyland myself, recognizing stuff (and I’m sure I didn’t catch it all) was a big hit. Like the guy sleeping with his pigs and the prisoners trying to get the cell keys away from the dog? And the lady chasing the pirate and the song?!? Alicia liked that Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swan looks thin without looking like she's anorexic. I really liked Anamaria, and the two comic relief pirates, Pintel and Ragetti. Kate mentioned that they are like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. The British Navy had a pair of their own brave if not overly-intelligent sailors, they were a lot of fun. The whole thing was fun! Hey, if you think a Disney Pirate movie is an oxymoron, think again. This was great!

Saturday, August 16, 2003

Did you ever have one of those days that a million big important things happen all at once and you’re looking forward to and dreading them all at the same time? And you immediately decide that this is going to be one of your defining days, but no matter how much thought you gave it you couldn’t mentally prepare yourself? And you make yourself panic in anticipation? And then when things start happening you want to climb up on your friend’s roof and hide? Hide from your friends and hide from your enemies, the people you know, the people you don’t know, everyone around you is looking at you expecting you to do something and you don’t know what to do… so you want to hide in the dark where they can look all they want and not see anything? You really want to hide but you know you can’t? So you have to go out and face whatever happenings are coming your way. And then when you face them you totally mess things up? Everybody seems to know what you’re thinking and they look at you like you’re a loser? And then at the end of the day, you’re so confused as to what happened in which situation that you don’t know how to feel and you can’t even keep the different events straight in your own head? And then you just start to feel sick? Ever had one of those days?

Well I sure haven’t.

Friday, August 15, 2003

Feeling the Crunch

Only ten full days until school starts again, and about five until I have to be all packed up and ready to move up there. There’s so much I have to do and find and buy and take care of… but of course I can’t drive Juliet until I get her re-registered and get her taillight fixed or Mr. Cop-who’s-out-to-get-me will have her towed away! Oh well. I guess I’ll just be forced to drive Beefy. She’s our two-ton Chevy crew-cab dually. POWER!! NOISE!! Oh poor, poor me.

Random Hockey Facts

The Vezina Trophy was created to honor the memory of ironman goalie Georges Vezina, who collapsed during a game in the 20’s with tuberculosis, and died a few months later.

Thursday, August 14, 2003

First outlook on the new season

The rosters for the fall 2003 season were put together Tuesday night… I’m on a team with Kevin, Pete Kane, Bean, Danny Miranda, two guys named Chris and Matt that I don’t know, and Gabe Sanchez. I’m really not happy with my new team. First of all, I was lower in the playing ranking that I would have liked to be, and second, what fun is knowing exactly how a player plays if you can’t play against him? and third, I really can’t STAND that dude. Rar! Kane’s cool. Gabe’s a great goalie. I’m sure we’ll be pretty competitive. If I could put the teams together this thing would be a lot more fun. I don’t think I’ll ever get my ideal roster. It’ll be fun to be on a team with Kevin again. Return of the Dragons?

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Right now I'm Reading The Odyssey and Ender's Shadow, the song I can't getout of my head is "Take it Easy" by The Eagels and the countdown before school starts is a little over twelve days.

Five Top College Foods

Right now I can’t imagine going back to school without these things… how do people live without them?!?
1) White Cheddar Cheez-Its
2) Frosted Grape Pop-Tarts
3) Kettle Corn!!!
4) Starbuck’s Hazelnut Frappachino
5) String Cheese

Random Hockey Facts

The hockey trivia for Wednesday, August 13, says that Dominik Hasek won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goaltender six times in an eight-year span from 1994 through 2001. The only other goalies to win the award during that time both played for the Washington Capitols—Jim Carey and Olaf Kolzig.

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Movie Reveiws!!! (#1)

Devine Intervention
This is what is known as “one of those weird foreign films that doesn’t make any sense.” I paid five bucks to see it at one of those artsy places that show weird foreign films that don’t make any sense. I really have no way to logically tie the scenes together here. There was an obvious story line having to do with a Palestinian guy and his dying father and his love interest, a girl that lived outside Jerusalem so the only time they could be together is when they were sitting in a car in the parking lot of the city border inspection station. All they did in the car was hold hands and stare at each other (really- the couple didn’t talk the entire picture), but the hold-hands scenes were seriously dirtier than some make-out scenes in other movies. I’m not sure how exactly that works, but it was true, Alicia backed me up on that one. Anyway, the girl leaves him after he sneaks her into Jerusalem and the father dies. Other than that it’s just weird. Scattered throughout the movie are scenes of a man opening his mail at breakfast, neighbors throwing garbage bags into each other’s gardens, the beating death of a snake, a woman arranging and burning trash in her yard, and an attempt on Santa Claus’ life. Actually, I think the murder was successful. Then the girl turns into some kind of flying spiritual ninja and takes out a bunch of guys with machine guns. That was cool, as was a middle-eastern cover of a classic CCR song, but neither were worth the many many long stare-at-nothing scenes. This movie needed to spend a lot longer in the cutting room, but even then it wouldn’t have made sense. Maybe I’m too American to understand the symbolism. Maybe there wasn’t any.

Jonny English
I had my hopes up for this one. I really like Rowan Atkinson, I was a big fan of Mr. Bean and Rat Race, and it was pretty funny. It was just a little too silly. I did like his loyal sidekick, Bough (played by Ben Miller II). John Malkovich did a great job playing Pascal Sauvage, the villain. I didn’t mind seeing it, but I won’t spend money to see it again. In all honesty, the best part of the movie for me was the preview for a new live-action Peter Pan movie that’s coming out this Christmas. WOW is that going to be good. I can’t wait!

House of a 1000 Corpses
Call me an idiot, but the title didn’t tip me off. I should really feature this movie on my list of things that automatically make you un-cool. If you saw this one more than once or liked it… well maybe I can’t exactly speak from experience. I walked out of this one in the first thirty minutes, but it felt like a full two hours. What a disgusting film.

Monday, August 11, 2003

Life for now

Just about every day I think of something crazy that I should remember, like stuff that I really enjoy and stuff that sucks, things that people need to know. And wouldn’t you know it… I always forget. So this is mostly to keep my brain in check. Since I might have stolen parts of my friend’s brains too, it won’t just be my opinion that you read about here. G will be writing a little too, but y’know… he’s not so deep sometimes, you’ll have to cut him a break. He really does get weird if he stays awake for about two hours straight.
Things I learned today:
1) Naps that sneak up on you while you’re reading a book are the best kind, as long as you don’t have to be in class in ten minutes or something… or unless you’re reading the book to keep yourself awake. These naps also produce pretty weird dreams.
2) Golf on a Play Station is fun! This is a shock to me because before today I thought that I would never enjoy any golf at all. I guess it helps if the players are Disney characters. I am CUTE as Minnie Mouse.
3) When you miss somebody a lot, you can talk to them about the MOST boring things ever and still want the conversation to continue.