Saturday, January 21, 2006

I don't know if we can be friends if you don't like the following movies:

Pretty Woman (watching it now, forgot how awesome it is)
Taxi Driver
The Graduate
Citizen Kane
Garden State

That's all for now. I can never remember my favorite movies when it matters. I also like the sese movies, but I still like you even if you don't like them:

Lost in Translation
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (might be on the first list)
Amelie (seriously, who doesn't like this movie?)
Napolean Dynamite
All the Thin Man movies

My new motto

Fuck cancer. Sorry so explicit, but really, there are no other words that truly express that feeling. I just get so pissed off sometimes. I just found out that one of my friend's mom's cancer has been moved up to Stage 4, which is the worst level. On top of that, I've been thinking about my friend Alicia, and I just get so pissed that this is happening to her or to anyone. It's not like you can really do anything to prevent it, no matter what ads might claim, and it can target anyone of any age. And so far, there's no magic pill that can help everyone and every type, and there are just so many unknowns. Damn, I'm pissed!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


Peter and I got new cell phones over Christmas, the fancy kind they have in these here modren ages, with pretty pictures on the screen and all! From our old phone, which was a very old model when we got it two and a half years ago, to this one is like traveling light years! It even has a camera and can take video with sound, which is just too much fun. But the biggest toy is that I've downloaded Jewel Quest, a puzzle matching game, and so now I play it all the time. For some reason, I was a lot better at the free online version on Myspace. Maybe they make that version easier so you want to download it and save what you think will be awesome high scores? Or maybe the phone version is just different from the computer version. In any case, the digital age isn't necessarily a move forward. I spend time on my phone that I never did before, and time that should be spent doing homework or laundry. But Jewel Quest is just too much fun!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Back in Boulder

It's nice to be back. The weather has been wonderful; I was so dreading coming back to 20 degrees after being in Vegas where it was 70, but it's gotten to the high 60s here, so it's not too bad at all. I've been for a few walks since getting back, something I kind of take for granted when I'm here. It's so easy just to walk out the door and walk almost anywhere from our apartment. Other cities are not nearly as pedestrian-friendly and it's so easy to get back into that car-centric lifestyle when I'm there. When I had to go to the grocery store for the first time after coming back, it took a real effort to talk myself out of getting in the car and driving to Safeway. While I was walking back, I kept thinking that it would have taken far longer to drive than it would have to walk and I was so glad I managed not to get sucked into the illusion of ease the car provides. Of course, I know this isn's the case for most people and most cities, but I suppose that is one of the many reasons why Boulder so often tops the lists of best places to live. Now I just have to make sure I make the most of my time here!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

The Void

I have nothing to do while I'm on break from school, so I watch movies, play on the computer and read books (I've read 5 of the 7 Narnia books in as many days). The horrile thing is, I really don't want to go back to school.

I know I'll enjoy it when I get back (at least, I hope I will!), but I'm so enjoying the luxury of being bored. I've always liked doing nothing the best of all, but unfortunately, I'm an "adult" now and you simply can't make a living at that.

It's not even so much that I like doing nothing and being bored, though. It's really that I enjoy being able to choose what I do with my time and not having any obligations or deadlines to meet. I know even that is an impossible job description, but I think I might have more flexibility as a professor in what I do with my time and the scheduling of it, but I don't know if I'll be self-motivated enough to complete what I need to. I'm such a contradiction in terms!