onefixedstar: (mystery)
I'm oddly excited about the new James Bond film. I'm not usually a huge fan of James Bond--I like action movies well enough, so I'll sit through 'em, but I don't usually them out on my own--but I am a sucker for "how people came to be who they are" movies, and this one seems to qualify. So I decided to go see this one on opening night. Unfortunately, the individual I was with scoffed when I said we should buy our tickets at least two hours in advance, before we went out for dinner. By the time we got back to the theatre after dinner, the rest of the shows for that evening were sold out. So we went to see The Prestige instead. An entertaining movie, but a bit disturbing.

Sadly, that incident set the tone for the rest of the weekend. My entire weekend has involved little things going wrong. All very minor things. Too small to even complain about, really. Unimportant in the grand scheme of things, absolutely. Nothing I'll post here, because I'd laugh at myself doing it. It's really the accumulation that's troubling, and even that I wouldn't have noticed if not for the first thing. Ah well, the weekend is almost over and I should be able to slip out to see Casino Royale later this week.
onefixedstar: (mystery)
I spent Halloween at B's, watching Dawn of the Dead (both the original and the remake), and waiting to hand out candy to the kids. Unfortunately, all of the trick-or-treaters passed us by. It wasn't that they weren't any--we saw several groups stop next door. I guess they just didn't see his place as one to stop at, despite the jack-o-lantern we had sitting on the step. I suspect it might be because his apartment door is right next to the store door, and so people assume the whole house is a commercial property. Oh well--more chocolate for us!
onefixedstar: (academic)
Wow, my blog is dull these days. I read, I read, and I read some more. The lively life of a graduate student! And then sometimes I curse my broken graphics card (I'm definitely taking it in for repairs this week), and I read a bit of the news or check if my flist has been updated, and then I go back to reading theory. I suppose I could post book reviews...anyone want a review of Blumer's Symbolic Interactionism?

I do occasionally take breaks, mind you. Last night, for example, we watched The Return of the King, and B laughed his way the through the ending, decreeing that it was too long to be touching. Tonight I think the big adventure is going to be my first attempt at making pesto. We have a thriving basil plant that's just crying out to be used, so it seemed the logical choice. But for now, it's back to reading.

Argh

Jan. 22nd, 2006 12:21 am
onefixedstar: (sandmanweber)
I spent several hours last night downloading material for my theory comp. Today I discovered that, yeah, JSTOR's pdfs? Not so much working. Oh, files download okay, but each file is 7 or 8 kb big, and contains absolutely no information. So I spent several more hours today redownloading all of the articles and book reviews that I thought I had downloaded from JSTOR last night. In tiff format, since the pdf files aren't there. That'll be fun reading...

In other news, I've watched Serenity approximately three times in the past two days. I still need to go through the Joss-commented version, though, to find out why he did what he did.

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