Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Beware of Fish!

excuse the clutter, but this is what happens when we are threatened with fish & other nastyness that could explode from our dorm room sink. Point being: Leslie & I prepare!

we were without a sink last night & this morning because some dumb girl in the dorms thought it would be a brilliant idea to shove large amounts of food down her sink (whole chunks of fish, onions, & more) causing all that crap to come exploding out of the two rooms' sinks below our room. GROSS! So in an attempt to keep the grossness at bay I cleverly covered the sink hole w/ a rag and taped across the sink so we would remember NOT to use it in the morning. Because of this I was forced to shave my legs w/ lotion- which was quite an adventure. lol. Don't worry the problem is fixed now and we should be free from any Fishy Harm now. whew.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Informants Who Stare at Goats

So this weekend I watched a couple new movies...

The Informant!
[watch trailer]

This movie was NOT what I was expecting at all. If you're going into this thinking it's a comedy... you are wrong! don't get me wrong- there are many funny parts and funny lines. but it is strangely informative and each scene seems like the last. You get tired of Damon's character doing the same messed up thing over and over, and his dumbness goes from funny to irritating fairly quickly. Pretty much every funny part is in the trailer. I was, however, VERY impressed with Damon's acting. even looking at him I could barely recognize Jason Bourne- the extra weight and an opposite in his usual character choice leave you baffled that Damon is behind the wide-rimmed glasses and 90's dad-style mustache. So all in all, good movie, nice humor, very good looking, but very unexpected and seems to drag on. Not a top choice for me.
My personal rating: B-

The Men Who Stare at Goats
[watch trailer]

Contrary to the Informant, much better and much funnier than I was expecting! I was prepared for phenomenal acting (the combo of Clooney, McGreggor, Bridges, and Spacey! holy!), but this was a great story and adventure. The play on Star Wars Jedi with McGreggor's lack of knowledge (he played Jedi Master Obi wan Kenobi) -- beyond hysterical! And to see Clooney & Bridges with long hair in the 70's flashbacks is the icing on the cake. I would highly recommend this comedy for anyone looking for a laugh. I appreciate movies like these- it shows you don't have to have nasty, crude, sexual humor to have a funny movie. It's just plain fun.
My personal rating: A-

A few movies I want to see:
New York, I Love You
The Princess & the Frog
An Education
Public Enemies

Monday, March 29, 2010

I need Pumas.
I saw these in Shoe Gypsy & I am dieing to have them!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Life Lesson Learned.

Don't Let Others Judge for You.

I have a friend who this girl was always coming around him. She would just show up and start talking to him no matter how uninterested he obviously was. When she would leave he would go on and on about how annoying she was. So much so that I thought she was annoying and when she would come around, I would be like "oh no! here comes the annoying girl." A few days ago the annoying girl was brought up in conversation with another friend of mine. She had just started working at the same restaurant as him. He had talked to her about friend 1. She told him she was new to Bethany and didn't go to school with any of her friends. Friend 1 was in her family group & he really seemed like a nice guy. She just wants to make friends but has really struggled to make friends. So rather than not talk to anyone, she would rather go talk to him, even though she knows he doesn't want her to, b/c she knows he's nice to her anyway. It really made me feel bad b/c rather than get to know her for myself, I had let what someone else had said about her be my judgement of her. And by that we had pushed her away rather than being the friend that she really needed.

Not only can you use this based on personal relationships. But also with Politics- just because someone says it doesn't mean it's true as well as doesn't mean you have to agree with them.

It's okay to make our own opinions.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

heart gold.

new obsession. thanks to cameron. he got me hooked with sapphire. on to pokemon heart gold.