Dinosaur kid


JURASSIC PARK was the movie that started my love of soundtracks. It’s the first movie I could remember coming home from the theater and humming the score. Thank you John Williams.

I went through the “I’m going to be a paleontologist!” phase hard when I was a kid (oh yes, I went to Dinosaur Day Camp–my first sculpture, which my parents still have in the basement, was a papier-mache triceratops), and I loved JURASSIC PARK. I don’t recall being scared by it, though maybe that’s because I read the book first (you knew I was going to say that, didn’t you?). So perhaps JP was also my first experience with “the book is better.”

I’m looking forward to seeing JURASSIC WORLD this weekend, and I hope it’s good. I can’t help but feel a little manipulated, though, feel that my childhood nostalgia is being taken advantage of. I’ll just have to console myself with oogling Chris Pratt in that case.

What will be the “Hold on to your butts!” quote of this movie?

a sigh of relief


And finally, Orgo is over. I know I did ok in my lab class, though I wish I could get my last paper back. I guess I could email the prof about it…it’d be interesting to see if I actually made any coherent thoughts during that crazy writing. I don’t know about the grade in the lecture. I know that I was farther down the scale than I thought I was, and while I know I didn’t perform spectacularly on the final, there were at least things that I did know…hopefully more than things I didn’t. But at least I can breathe again. No more classes at night, no more labs saturday mornings, at least for a little while. I suppose I might take some classes later, but nothing now.
Although now I get to start studying for the MCATs…and find a new job. Luigi’s saying that someone else in the department might be interested in me, but that I’ve got to spend less time on the computer. Makes me sad. Seems to be a trend. Wish I knew how to be better dedicated to things other than those that make me happiest. If you find out, tell me how.
I really want a boyfriend right about now. Someone to hold me and tell me that it will be alright. Sure, either of my parents would do that and they are both wonderful loving people, but…just not the same. I’m just a little lonely, I guess. And worried. Stressed. Unsure. Slightly less so now that orgo is over, but still…damnit here I go quoting John Mayer, again:

I’m so tired of being alone, so hurry up and get here

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2 days and one thing Bush did right


Two days! Two days! Eek! I’m excited, can you tell? lol. Tomorrow at 10 we’ll be standing in the cold, waiting for the doors to open…hopefully this year we won’t have to crane our necks from sitting too close to the screen…hopefully we’ll get good seats. RotK here we come! Expect an hourly countdown tomorrow wink
I meant to mention this last night when I was waiting for Survivor to finish, but thank goodness they finally captured Saddam Hussein. I do hope he gets what he deserves. Now if they could only catch Osama bin Laden and get the hell out of Iraq I’d be happy. Why does Bush think that spending money and troops so lavishly and continuously (still!) that the place is going to get any better? Eh. I hate politics.
btw, the Spiderman 2 teaser trailer is online. I saw it off a link on yahoo.com but I’m sure that it’s several other places on the web. Whee!

Have you ever heard of this movie?


There’s a new fantasy movie called Ancanar supposedly coming out sometime this year…it’s an independent movie but it features a search for the elves…sounds interesting…and it’s got some great trailer music! Check it out. I’ve never heard of it before, but it could be interesting…

Highlight of the month


X-Men 2 comes out today…
Sad when your highlight is a movie premiere.
I still don’t have a job. How pathetic is that? And I’ve really grown to hate it when jobs you apply for never get back to you. Sigh. Pet Peeve #4798.

movin’ on up…again


Thanks to you guys, I moved up from Gondor to Lothlorien in the WQ this week…

Be sure to keep voting!

We rented Spider-man last night. I’ve seen it twice since then smile We’re supposed to watch it one more time so we can have popcorn during it, but I don’t know if that’s going to happen, cause we had a big dinner…Braveheart was on, and so was the second half of Gladiator, with some new footage cut in a la LotR:FotR. So I don’t think we’ll get to it. Thank gosh Blockbuster gives you till noon to return it now.
I got boots for my Legolas costume today. They might be a little small, but leather is supposed to stretch, and the next half size up was too big. Go fig. I’m trying to draw the buckles and closures so my grandpa can make them for me smile
It took me three weeks to finish the ten books of the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series. Yup, I’m done. That’s 3.3 books per week or .37 books per day smile Tres tres bon. Read them.
I remember why I hate watching television in November. Or at least before election day. ‘This candidate did that. Didn’t do that.’ only to have the opponent totally refute the other ad and basically just piss me off. I’m very happy I know I’m a Democrat and my choice is sort of made for me already. It just bugs me that you can’t ever really know what’s true unless you actually got out there and found the ‘records’ that they’re backing the statements up with. I’m so glad we have the privilege of voting, but I hate politics. I would never willingly chose to be a politician. It’s why I would lose in Survivor. Sure, I’d survive, I could do the physical stunts and maybe even some of the mind game ones, but I could never be savvy enough to ally myself with anyone in hopes of winning. What do you think?