Sunday, April 22, 2007

Bring Me That Horizon I've now slept six hours in the last three nights. No, four? I wouldn't trust my mental faculties at the moment, if I were you.
Now, to whom does that sound like fun? Oh, and I'm sick. The two might be related...but I'm really not willing to establish causality at this point - all we have is a positive correlation. (Guess who's been studying for exams...go on, guess!) Ya see, I can't really breathe, so that makes sleeping tricky. And only the first night of insomnia was my fault, because yes, I was up studying, and I had spent much of the day studying and napping, due to the sick. But the rest? Pure 100% insomnia. Seriously, if you're thinking of getting it, I can't recommend it highly enough: it is just bloody awesome. Best thing ever. So far I've cleaned the living room, the kitchen, and baked a banana loaf. (Seriously, what else can you do with ridiculously overripe bananas?)
Oh, and if you're thinking "just take a sleeping pill, Heather," because, yeah, the girl with the insomniac history (psst, that's me) does have some of those. BUT! Oh, but I tried that already, to no avail. I think at this point I'd need something with the fortitude to floor a moose. (I think that may be my favourite alliteration evah.)
So, really that's all there is to report - I'm thinking of buying stock in Kleenex, I make the strangest faces should I dare attempt to swallow through this sore-for-no-good-reason throat, and I may soon progress into paranoid delusions. Oh but not until later today - I've got far too much to do. For now though, I think that banana bread may have cooled enough to eat.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Philosophize This

So, I'm a little slow at this blogging thing. I'm a little slow at most things right now, actually. Just in time for final exams I've got a nasty sore throat and overall yuckiness, so all my studying has been done in bed between naps. Reading up on Abnormal Psych is easy enough - and to me, very interesting. What's really not working for me is Philosophy.
The prof has given us the questions ahead of time, which is great. Five part exam, chose one question (of 4) for each part. The problem? I can't find *any* of this crap in the readings. Maybe it's something he assumes is included and he hasn't looked at the text (we only have excerpts of various essays), maybe it's based entirely on his random ramblings from during class time - but I can't find it in my notes either. Or maybe it really is in there, but philosophers have such an obtuse and roundabout way of writing that it's essentially impossible to comprehend their point, if indeed they have one! So, how do you study when you don't have the material? Philosophy via Google?
I hate this stuff. Just, gr. Only one more semester and then I can get back to the far more concrete world of English and Psychology. :-P

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Comin' up on that time...

I'm almost at my third "anniversary" again, I guess. It seems like this time of year is always rough for me. School stresses pile up and I have to figure out what on earth I'm going to do for the summer - so add some financial stress on to that one. Oh, and the big ol' holy crap I have how many years of school left and what if I never make into the honours program I'll never get accepted to grad school my life is a big waste yadayadayada. Don't you just wish you could hang out with me right now? I'm more fun than a barrel of monkeys, really.
But "celebrating" this anniversary is a good thing...because it reminds me that I've made it this far. And if I've survived through three years, I can make it one more night...right?

Sunday, April 08, 2007

A Thousand Words

If you want to know what I've been up to lately, you're better off looking at my Flickr. I'm not feeling terribly verbose.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Desert Island Movies

Please note: the following post idea has been shamelessly stolen from RSM, as I originally wrote it in her comments section. But I figured if I'm doing all that thinking and writing, I'd better at least get an entry out of it.
So, without further ado - which movies could you watch over and over ( get the point.) For example if you were stranded on a desert island that miraculously had been endowed with a TV (and sound system, and DVD player and solar power...)
The Princess Bride My obsessive quoting likely dictates that I should only ever watch this movie alone.
The Lord of the Rings Yeah, all of em. I'm a geek like that :-) I think the whole story, the whole mythology is just amazing.
Phantom of the Opera I was so lucky to get to see the stage show and it was infinitely better, of course, but the movie really does do a great job too. I love the richness of the colours along with the rises and swells of the music and the amazing countermelodies. Mmm delicious.
Sin City Even though it's screwy enough that one of my friends (a guy of course :P) wanted to "protect" me from watching it, I liked how twisted and dark it was, and again thought the cinematography was just marvelous.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail Every time I watch it I find something new to laugh at. And it's a very fun movie to overquote ;-)
The Shawshank Redemption One of those movies that if my friends haven't seen it, I make sure they do. Blah blah blah, triumph of the human spirit - mostly I just like how stubborn he is.
A bunch of silly Disney and Pixar movies... I love The Incredibles, Monsters, inc., Cars, Finding Nemo. With all the kids movies I watch and love, you'd think I had kids, but nope, I'm just immature like that.
RENT I'll have to see the stage show of this one too, sometime, but I loved this movie if only for broadening my horizons and making me more understand of people who make decisions very different than mine. Oh, that, and it's marvelously fun to sing along to!
Moulin Rouge I never thought Ewan McGregor was all that cute until I heard him sing. This one makes the list for its utter singability as well - Chantal and I definitely have to watch it again when she gets home :-D
There are likely many more - after all, we wouldn't want to get bored on our little island, now would we? But that's the list as it stands for now!
So there you go - an incomplete and totally mock-able list. Enjoy ;-)