my friend showed me this while “paying attention” in out meteorology lab. meaning, i half-assed the assignment while she completely dozed off on another imac engrossed in numerous fashion sites and borderline soft-porn halloween costumes. that is, if one does decide to edit every google search with the word sexy before all entries :B oh sarah, lets face it, you are completely ambivalent to what the lab is about and you have no care as to try. and yknow what, im totally fine with that. ariel just speaks to us in volumes sometimes doesnt she?
today is 10/10/10. how appropriate. usually i find all these cliche special days and 11:11 a little overly redundant like those kooky chain-mails or events asking you to join and celebrate hugging a complete stranger that is not of the same race as you and does not completely give off the impression of a serial rapist. you see? that just sounds ludicrous now. (just a note: i spelled ludicrous ludacris the first 5 times and wondered why it flagged a red underline everytime until realized)
(after today’s many mishaps and complaints that went down at work, i fear my more than vocal approach may be the ticket to some hefty consequences-plus the fear instilled by my co-workers have brought light to the attention have caused me to take back my word and rather keep it to myself than be so forthright and public with it)
lets be honest, i probably spend more times with my co-workers than with my friends. and so most of my life now revolves around work. not that im complaining, just simply stating the facts. im gladly assimilating into the work environment and integrating with my co-workers. better to fit in than be left out! anyway, on non work-related news, its midterms and for once, im unusually stressed out. probably the fact that these are courses that would be challenging to BS the tests on and rather actually require some effort and studying. wish me luck guys.
on thursday. i went to amc16 and screened that ben affleck heist film, THE TOWN. on friday, i went to the cinearts at santana row and watched CATFISH, some indie flick about the perils of online medias, and then yesterday night, my friends and i caught a late viewing of NEVER LET ME GO, the one with keira knightley and carey mulligan. ive probably spent more than thirty-five dollars devoted to movies alone. and yet, there is still an urge in me to go again because i want to see the social network. and senselessly, i realize when i get home that i had an AMC gold ticket submerged into the seams of my wallet. way to go bertrand. i also finally finished watching american beauty, the 1999 academy award winner for best picture. i absolutely adored it, the way sam mendes depicted the american culture and the fabricated lifestyles we all try to portray. i dont necessarily believe we all absorb our lives with a cookie cutter perfection behind white picket fences. the town was so sick. out of the three i saw at the theatres, the town, hands down won me over. it was really well scripted and the plot was so cleverly crafted-not to mention how rad all those cop chasing scenes were. as for catfish, it didnt live up to the hype the trailers portrayed it to be. i almost wished it was scary. not saying the twist at the end didnt throw me off guard but it wasnt as big of a shock factor as i had imagined. i think never let me go was suppose to pluck an emotional string in one’s heart, sympathize with the lives of these “clones” whose sole purpose in life is to one day give up their vital organs as donors to patients. yes, the film was depressing but it just seemed like the climax and the whole problem wasnt such a big deal at all. not to spoil anything about the film but i was constantly on my feet waiting for the twist that never came about. the movie did do a good job building the suspense and the ominous mood the film carried throughout its run and the cinematography is one of the best ive seen in a while. the way the camera films the country side of england is stupendous. amongst all my criticisms of the film, please go check it out. its definitely an underrated film that people will skim past, just like how nobody heard of hurt locker until it started winning a shitload of awards
on another note, my parents left on friday on a two week excursion to the east coast. now, little minute chores and activities seem to be the most cumbersome. for instance, i went grocery shopping last night and came home with a carton of milk. well, this morning, when i woke up to grab some cereal, i find the milk leaking from the bottom and had to wipe down the entire fridge and then transfer the milk to a container. plus, i have to change the chlorine tablets in the water and make sure the pool does not dry up. i vehemently abhor coming home at night to a pitch black house, not to mention that silence has an eeriness to it. at least now i feel more independent. later, i have to go to trader joe’s to buy some potato bread and maybe purchase some prosciutto or black forest ham so i can make mean sandwiches for school. how thrill-seeking…