Friday, March 31, 2006

Tea & Kennedy...

This morning is being spent with a Bombay Fog (Chai, Cinnamon, Steamed Milk) and my good friend John F. Kennedy. I should feel stressed, I have another paper to start tommorow. But here is the thing - I don't feel stressed. I feel ridicously contented. It's a nice place to be...

My Night In Pictures...

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Ipod, therefore I am....

From the article "I am not the Man - So Stick it to someone Else" sent from the Gord Downie:

"However, I would just like to point out the fact that in this present day and age, you need an ipod to listen to your anomalous, whiny music. That's right, you need to shell out a good fist full of coin just so that you hear Death Cab for Cutie bellyache to the melody of synth and snare drum all day long. How can you expect anyone to take you seriously when you say "down with conformity" and all the while a pair of Mac-buds are dangling from your gauged ears"

Friday, March 24, 2006

Joy to the fishies in the deep blue sea...

That is me, and my "sister". I found this picture on her blog, and sure liked it. So now, you can all look at us.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

What is your favourite word?

So tonight, Matt and I were having a conversation about "the most beautiful words in the English language". He told me that Tolkien once said that "cellar door" was the most beautiful phrase in the English language. If you want to know why, click here.

Now, I am not sure if I agree. But it probed a discussion of "favourite words". I found a site with some funny suggestions. I want to know what you guys think - favourite and least favourite words.**

Here are my cop-out answers, but I will think on it more:


From others (check out the links):

Acquiesce (Matt)
Foreboding (Matt)
Soprano saxophone

And ones we hate:


**It doesn't have to relate to the meaning at all. Tolkien just liked the sound, you can hate it because of the "noise" it makes or whatever. I know that mine are very meaning based. Sorry.

If you a keener and into this, check out these sites:

BBC's Top Ten Best Words
A Collection of Words and Oddities
Favourite words from authors -beautiful really

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Why am I not in the UK?

Honestly, it is absolutely KILLING me right now. I know I just said I love where I live, and I do. But I tell you this, when you pack your parents off and send them to London, Spain & Italy, you start to wonder. They left this morning, and the sad fact remains - I am still here.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Do you ever worry that you watch too many movies?

Because I know I do. It's strange to me, because there was a time when watching too many movies wasn't ok. We were told that we must "play outside" or "get some fresh air". Movies were the very last resort for an activity. And now - such is not the case. In fact, there is even a possibility that if you love movies enough, you can be labelled as a "movie buff" and in this scenario its more than fine to watch a movie. Heck - its your hobby! Could I be in this category? Probably not, so alas, I just watch a lot of movies and am not the said "buff".

Yet, there is something to watching a good movie, one that actually makes you stop and think. You know, question your way of thinking, understanding and all of that. Which is not to say that I always watch movies of this nature. But I guess I do quite a bit.

Now its my turn to ask: Blogworthy? Doubtful, just thinking and wondering what some fellow movie watchers might add..


Before anyone can think of a sassy comment, it has sjp and mcconaughey. so shut it.
2nd time round - for ethics class, good movie this one.

Once again, ethics class - this movie is great. The visual effects, and the ideas. I love how it begins with the "not too distant future" instead of 2010. Because, it can still remain valid. In case you can't read the tagline: "There is not gene for the human spirit". Good movie, bad tagline.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

For the record...

I have not, or will not ever promote the love of Leonardo Dicaprio. But I will promote this movie. We just started reading Romeo & Juliet in my Shakespeare class, so I figured it was time for a little Baz Luhrman. That recasting of the film is quite phenomenal. I hope one day I will be allowed the "artistic liscense" to show it to my high schoolers. The funny part is, they won't even know who "Leo" is. All the better I say. But point of the story - this movie is great, artisitically and also textually. Yes, vast amounts of text are missed, but the portions covered are covered well. So if you haven't watched it - do. And if you have - go watch it again. Because here is the great thing about Shakespeare -his words live on, they transcend time, culture and mediums. And for this reason, I will always love William.

Juliet: O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, who monthly changes in her circled orb, lest that thy love prove likewise variable.

Romeo: What shall I swear by?

Juliet: Do not swear at all. Or, if thou wilt, swear by the gracious self which is the god of my idolatry, and I'll believe thee.