Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Chick Flicks/Romantic Comedies I Can Actually Watch Without Wanting to Commit Seppuku

1) My Best Friend's Wedding
Five words: Julia Roberts is the villain.

2) Father of the Bride
Say what you will about Steve Martin, but his performance in this film made me feel nostalgic about fatherhood- and I don't have kids (as far as I know...). The wedding planner character made me mildly ill though.

3) Hitch
Will Smith and the-guy-from-King-of-Queens-and-the-theater-ads save what could have been a truly terrible movie. (And let me reiterate: this could have been a TERRIBLE movie)

4) Fever Pitch
Not realistic at all, but bearable.

5) Jackie Brown
Technically not a "chick flick"...but it has chicks in it...with guns...and a surprisingly mature story (mature as in grown-up, not adolescently preoccupied with sex and perversion) about getting old and getting ready.

The fact that two of my movies are about middle age worries me.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Mass Effect: The Catholic Mission

(sorry, I couldn't resist the double pun)

So we just got the game for 360 and I started playing it a while back. My brother got home and I let him run through the first part. It was eerie watching him play. Even though the opening is extraordinarily linear, there are still branching dialogue paths, actions, brother picked almost exactly the same moves, exactly the same nice-but-direct dialogue choices...hrmm...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Watch this, and then read the Wikipedia article on it. If it doesn't run your blood cold...

Saturday, November 10, 2007

And if I were...a squiggly wiggly worm...I'd thank thee Lord for my awesome 70s perm...

Sometimes it is really easy to forget the simple joys of life among the whirlwind of college. Between partying, studying, activities, stress, illness, drama, and cleaning people's guts off the carpet, there are some things you forget about:

-Sleeping in, and then getting up without an alarm clock.

-Fried chicken and Southern barbecue.

-Cold Coke (like the drink, not the drug)

-A really hot shower.

-Ice cream.

-A big steaming mug of hot chocolate on a cold day, sipped slowly as it cools until there's nothing but a chilly dredge of pure chocolate remains on the bottom.

-What I did tonight: going to an empty basketball court, and shooting simply for the joy of shooting. No competition, no worrying about other people, just you and a hoop and a ball, and the clanging and the swishing and the squeaking echoing about, until your arms hurt and your legs burn and for a moment, you're 11 years old again panting on a paved driveway with a ghetto chewed-up net and a sweatshirt and ratty shoes and your breath frosting up the cold air and your father there next to you, not smiling but not frowning, a grim, physical joy in the air.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Monday, November 05, 2007

Things I Have Learned in College

1) People have many heartbreaking stories, but none so bad as those of fPendl

2) 8:30 classes are 1/2 an hour later than high school start times, and you need 1/2 a night more sleep to deal with them

3) Firefly is still flying in our hearts

4) Girls are girls are girls, everywhere you go

5) Guys, on the other hand, are very different from back at Eggsavier.

6) Duct tape + red Santa hat + Xmas stockings with the bottoms cut out to go over your shoes + red velvet menopause pants = very good ghetto halloween costume

7) The girls are always hotter on the other campus

8) Your roommate will never have the same schedule as you

9) Professors only seem nice, and only look human

10) Everyone on campus is in better shape than you, no matter how many reps you can do (and most of them are hotter)