Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Laura posted one of my favorite scenes from GoF on her blog; when Fred/George asks Angelina to the ball. Brilliant. I loved the twins in this movie.

Speaking of GoF, I was very saddened that we didn't see the Snape-in-his-nightshirt scene. I was quite pathetically looking forward to that. I'm just going to say right now, that if we don't get the Snape/Sirius fight in OotP, I will kill people.

Quote from someone's signature at Crown Princess Marie Chantal (which I missed over the break): "Intelligent design is a "theory" that admits that evolution and natural selection explain such things as the development of drug resistance in bacteria and other such evolutionary changes within species but also says that every once in a while God steps into this world of constant and accumulating change and says, "I think I'll make me a lemur today." --Charles Krauthammer

Back at school. Homework. Bah. Tired.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Flying home for Thanksgiving tomorrow; getting back next Monday. It's about the longest break I've had for Thanksgiving, but I have plenty of work to do, so it won't be too relaxing. I'll probably be incommunicado during that time period.

UT Laura and I went to Old Navy today, where I bought a black pea coat on sale, and it's just beautiful. It's my first grown-up coat. (Seriously.) I'm very excited. And it's actually getting cool enough in Austin (finally!) to wear such a garment. Good times. And obviously, it'll be cool enough back home.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Turkey Day Break! Turkey Day Break! Turkey Day Break IT IS SO CLOSE I CAN TASTE IT.

(It kinda tastes like turkey.)

Well, my living room VCR has apparently kicked the bucket. So far this semester, it has inexplicably refused to record something on timer for no apparent reason, but the last straw was my Veronica Mars tape from last week. I finally had a chance Monday to sit down and watch it, and I made it two minutes in. Everyone's dialogue sounded like when you're little and your dad shakes the skin on your neck really fast while you talk. Yes. Just like that. It was unwatchable. So, I dl-ed the ep, and will probably have to do so again this week as both Lost and VM are on, and then I'll probably have to buy a new one. It gave me five good years, and I bought it cheap; open-box used at Best Buy. Farewell, VCR; may angels sing you to your sleep.

It's 55 degrees outside right now, I have my bedroom window open; it's bliss.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

We saw Pride and Prejudice this weekend, which was utterly fantastic. I was really surprised by how good it was, and even more surprised by how great the reviews have been. I definitely recommend it.

I hate colds. Or the flu. Or whatever this is. My immune system is always very inconsiderate come the end of the semester. Oh, very busy, are we? Lots of work to do? No time to rest? Ha! As if I would care! I shall smite thee down with coughing and sinus problems, lethargy, yea, even inexplicable insomnia! Have fun doing your homework now! (My immune system said this in a very snide, British accent.)

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Laura has a link up on her blog for the new Sigur Ros video, which is just gorgeous. They always make the most beautiful videos; of course, it doesn't hurt that Iceland is the most amazing landscape.

Howard Shore's score is not going to be used for King Kong; I guess he and Peter Jackson had a difference of opinion and James Newton Howard is coming in. I like JNH, but dude, Howard Shore. I can't believe PJ didn't like what he wrote. It just doesn't make sense to me. I was so very excited about new Howard Shore score, and now...no.

*sad face*

Monday, November 7, 2005

I finally finished the "Les Cousins Dangereux" desktop, which is here. Huzzah!

Speaking of the triumphs, I finished my screenwriting assignment more than 24 hours before it is due to be posted online. Seriously, I am inordinately proud of myself right now. It will be exceptionally nice to watch TV tonight (AD! Yay!) without the homework hanging over my head.

Friday, November 4, 2005

Oh my God, the new King Kong trailer. I saw it for the first time in front of Jarhead tonight, and it actually brought tears to my eyes. I cannot wait.

Speaking of which, Jarhead is excellent. I highly recommend it. I'd be surprised if it doesn't end up being a Best Pic nominee; it's just a great, solid film. Peter Sarsgaard is amazing.

Thursday, November 3, 2005

I was inspired by Alyssa's icon, heh.

My life is so boring recently. All I have to talk about for the most part is a) television, b) people who annoy me, and c) being sleepy. Not the most scintillating talk, I'm sure.

Speaking of b), my roommate has woke me up between 7:00 and 7:30 every single morning for the last week. I finally asked her yesterday to please try to be more quiet in the morning, instead of apparently, like, flinging things around in the kitchen. I had to get up early for class today, but if she wakes me up tomorrow morning...as the Rohirrim say, Death! It's weird, because other than one morning she did laundry at 8:00, she hasn't work me up at all in the morning, so I don't know if she's tired and just quit trying to be quiet, or what. It's been annoying, though.