On the bright side, I get new glasses next week. FINALLY.
Fortunately, as I discovered last summer, my fandoms may go dormant, but rarely ever do they die.
Also, finally saw Sky Captain and the World ot Tomorrow. I likes. There's just something about the 1940s that I've come to love. The clothes, the hair, the machines, the personalities... it's just tops. That goes for the 30s as well. And Jude Law is hawt in any time period.
Two days till the Who season finale. *crosses fingers and prays to high heaven that her favorites won't bite the big one*
Hopefully seeing Wanted tomorrow and then hanging with a bunch of other nerds with fireworks. And Apples to Apples. *glee*
My work supervisor scheduled me for 8 am shifts not one, but TWO days of the damned week. I am not pleased. I don't want to go back on Sunday.
I've got ReBoot on the brain again. Did I mention I finished another video? Almost finished. Mostly.
Watched Voyage of the Damned on YouTube like over a week ago, and it kicked ass. So did Enchanted. And, of course, Sweeney.
SPEAKING OF FALL: It is my favorite season of the year, and since I started school in Eugene I don't get to enjoy the full effects at home like I used to. There's no smell of apples, somebody keeps blowing the leaves off the sidewalks (and I really wish they wouldn't; leaf imprint patterns look so cool later), and I'm usually too busy to notice how fall it is anyway. And really, it's a city, albeit a small one, and seasons are different in cities. While I do like having everything I need within the range of a brisk walk or a bus trip, I don't think I'll live in a city again when I finish school (whenever that may be). I like the peace and the quiet and the fresh air of the country too much. I'll deal with the isolation and how creepy it gets at night. I've been doing that all my life.
It looks like I'm coming up on watching Doctor Who S2 for the second time in as many weeks (although probably this time with the commentary tracks on). Jessica really wants to see Atlantis when we get back and I'm only too happy to oblige. As soon as we finish that (as well as the final two episodes of Firefly) I'm getting her addicted to the Doctor.
Another thing I like about this group of characters (other than they're absolutely adorable) is that I was able to pick out quite a cast for them when I read the earlier series. I've made a few changes since then, but at the moment principle actors include Gerard Butler, Val Kilmer, Heath Ledger, and Jack Davenport (new addition). I love everybody, but Val's character may be my favorite. He's such a smartass. A character I can totally see him playing. He's also very close friends (they're practically joined at the hip) with the main character. Unfortunately, I haven't found a way to work in Robert Pattinson unless I switch him with Orlando Bloom. Phooey.
I got some new headphones today, not replacements for my broken favorites, but some that I may be able to sleep in. They go inside the ear quite deep, and have different size attachments for different size ears (mine are apparently freakishly small). The sound is great, which is fortunate considering what I paid for them. I saw a pair that I'd like to replace my broken ones with too, but I didn't have enough for both them and the printer ink I needed.
Sometime before Thursday I should probably study for that Geology midterm we're having.
It's Friday night in the Halls. Lots of people are leaving for the weekend, including my roommate (she's visiting her host family). I'm not sure what I'll do tomorrow; maybe hang out at the library, or wander around the part of campus I don't know yet, or explore Eugene a little. I don't like staying in my room a lot. I'm getting better at sleeping though.
I found the Medieval section at the library, and I was thrilled. Then the next day I found the Medieval England section. Wow. I have some work to do. I borrowed two books, one called The Real Middle Earth (explaining Tolkien's historical influences) and one about the Britons, which opens "In the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail..." With a start like that, it has to be good.
The bathtub in the shower room, by the way, rocks. As in kicks ass.
Going on a field trip on Sunday to the Cascades! I love the mountains. Today in OE we drew cards to determine what our class names would be. Mine is Ætheltheow. It means "noble handmaiden." It sure is a mouthful.
After my first class I went to the library to find something to read. I may know how to organize the Library of Congress system, but I sure as hell don't know where they keep anything. It took me an hour to find the science section, and the book I checked out ended up being about this guy insisting that he could prove the existence of god through physics, or something equally ridiculous. I wish I had looked at that part BEFORE I checked it out. Oh well, at the very least it should make for an interesting read. My theory is that he went into cosmology, discovered that we don't know all the answers yet, and took the easy way out and tried to rationalize it with this book.
I'm looking forward to going home tomorrow. I like it well enough here, but I miss my mom and my cat and my old bed. And it's home. I want to bring some books and movies back so I'll have something to do when I run out of homework. I'm considering bringing my Stargate collection. I certainly have the shelf space (the storage in this room is incredible). Mom's going to be so happy to have a kid back in the house, even if it's just for a couple of days.
I woke up with a Catherine Wheel song in my head and I can't remember the title or most of the words. Kick-ass song, though.
That thing I saw on Lifetime last night turned out to be Joe Flanigan's first movie. Aaaw. It was made twelve years ago and the man has hardly aged. I find it hard to believe he's turning forty next year because he looks ten years younger. Five at the very least.
I leave for school in nine days. I'm wildly freaked out and incredibly excited. My roommate moved into the dorm two days ago. I think. It's sort of hard to make complete sense of her e-mails. I'm so glad I'll have a few days to get to know the campus because I'm not exactly sure how to get there from my dorm.
Come on Daisy, don't drown me this time.
I'm seriously considering dyeing my hair pink. Of course, then I would look like Tonks instead of Harry Potter. Hmm, maybe a Halloween costume idea. If only I could change my appearance at will. I also have costume patterns for a lady pirate and a few Arwenish dresses, and I had thought of going as an albino. So many choices. But somehow I don't think a pink-haired Middle-earth lady would work.
House and Nip/Tuck start a week from today! WOOT!
One of the books I ordered came in the mail this morning. (Yay!) Three weeks after I ordered it. The other had better not be far behind, because tomorrow's the last day of the delivery window and I want my book, dammit. I know I'm driving the rest of my family nuts about it because my mom cheered when I brought in the package this morning. This guy is so not getting positive feedback.
I just danced to my favorite song on the radio. Life is good today.
Two of the books I ordered two weeks ago are STILL not here. I've had overseas orders that shipped faster. I am not joking. In fact, I don't think I've EVER had an order that took this long to arrive. I live on the west coast, for chrissakes, not the south pole. It shouldn't take two weeks to ship from North Carolina, even if it is media mail. I went back to Amazon and read that seller's customer feedback, and while most of it was positive, there seemed to be a lot of cases where people didn't get their stuff at all. I hope I don't have to get those again, and if I do, I'd better get my money back for this order. At the very least I'm never buying from them again, and I'm not rating them any higher than a 3 (and that only if I ever get my damn books). I'm this close to e-mailing the guy.
Sam's leaving tonight and won't be back till Christmas at the earliest. And he's taking all the stinking guitars with him. Damn his hide. Maybe my roommate will be a Japanese punk girl and play bass or something.
Today we went to my absolute most favoritest bookstore in the world, Powell's. I got the Star Wars Dark Nest trilogy, and saw the two books that I'm STILL waiting for in the mail. I almost got a brand-new Star Wars book, considered Wrath of Khan, and nearly got Tolkien's Ring but put it back because I was tired of carrying it around and didn't want to spend the money today. We had lunch at Chipotle's, where I had a salad with beef that was every bit as spicy going out as it was going in. But it was soooo yummy. I've had my favorite drink twice in the last two days. Either I can hold my rum, or I don't put nearly enough to get drunk on. That's good, because I feel my inhibitions are iffy when I'm sober. I'll save getting drunk till I'm at college. I can't believe I'm actually looking forward to having some of the normal experences of a twentysomething and going to a club or something. Whatever. Who knows, maybe I'll become social.
Sam's leaving for Maine in five days. I'm leaving for Eugene in thirty-two.