On school and the weather.

November 30, 2009

It’s been rainy lately, which got me thinking.  We are going to have to replant the plapiti again, and you know how soggy they get after it rains.

… It’s late.  School is back with a vengeance.  I’m tired.  On the plus side I might get a netbook.  Buh.

Listening to: In Our Talons, Bowerbirds

Totally not playing: http://reflect.martincrownover.com/games/evolites/index.php
(Although it does seem to be inexplicably running in the background.  Hm.)


Research paper.

November 25, 2009

So, I’ve been attempting to start this 12-page research paper on Ingmar Bergman, Swedish film-maker extraordinaire.  Here’s what I have so far:

Ingmar Bergman was a cool cool cat.  He made movies.  And plays, too.  He created his own cinematic universe by reusing a lot of themes throughout these works.  For instance, think about The Silence, Persona, and Cries & Whispers.  Case in point.  Makes a lot of sense, right?  The end (’cause he’s dead).

So, uh, what do you think?  Good enough, yeah?

Listening to: people mill about in the coffee shop.

On grilled cheese.

November 20, 2009

This is what I ate today: Better than average grilled cheese.

This is the (almost) verbatim conversation my brother and I had about it:

Pat:  So is your grilled cheese better than average?
Me:  Why, how did you know?
Pat:  Not unlike the Obsidian Order, I have my ways of finding information.  BAM Star Trek reference.
Me:  Well, then yes.  It is better than average.  I also have pita chips.  And hummus.
Pat:  Nice.
Me:  So that’s 2x hummus in this better than average meal.
Pat:  That’s certainly better than average.  I guess there is a direct correlation between the amount of hummus added to things and their increased better than averageness.  However, I’m sure the law of decreasing marginal utility still applies when you reach a certain saturation.
Me:  Probably.  Though if you remove all other foods and are left with 100% hummus content, it’s still quite delicious.
Pat:  Mmm.
Me:  I mean, what do you do if you run out of chips?  You eat the hummus.  Conversely, if you run out of hummus, you stop eating the chips.  Until you have more hummus.  Simple rule.
Pat:  Indeed.
Me:  Final note: the grilled cheese was, in fact, so much better than the average grilled cheese that I’m going to blog about it.
Pat:  Nice.

And I did.  The end.

Listening to: Swordfish Hotkiss Night, Empire of the Sun

My how time flies.

November 18, 2009

I’ve been drinking a lot of tea lately.  I’ve also been doing endless paperwork, essays, and mental drifting.  And whoosh out of nowhere it’s almost fall break.  Speaking of fall – I am falling apart.  Anecdote: I went to the doctor today for an ear infection / I probably have strep.  Hours later I also develop pinkeye.  Now I get to go back to the doctor and do it all over again.  This semester has been bad for my health.  Break’s soon.  More comics as soon as I draw them.  More legitimate posts as soon as I write them.  Good luck readers.  Buh.

Drinking: Mint Medley

Listening to: Let the Cool Goddess Rust Away, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

POST SCRIPT: I have recently completed (and surprisingly received high marks for) a piece entitled “LCC AG.Me” which is a referential odyssey of geneal autobiography and pseudo-comparison between Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classification systems.  If that strikes your fancy, let me know – I’ll send along a copy.  Be warned: it gets silly.

I’m turning into my parents (hardcore edition).

November 6, 2009

So, today in my communications course we had a little contest for how to find information on the internet.  I know, how perfect.  Anyway, the set-up: 11 questions, who can answer the most over a given amount of time.  I’d had my morning coffee.  My fingers worked like magic.  I came up with a total of 11 answers.  Sure, two of my answers were a little wishy-washy (how many searches are made on Google per day [to which no accurate data can be found anyway] and who owns the domain name for Transmeta [to which I only found ownership of the now defunct company, not the domain]).  But the rest… wooo.  Anyway, my prize was an Espresso Royale gift card.  I won coffee!  And after class my teacher said to me, I shit you not, “Garrett, you should become a librarian.”  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!  I was so proud.

On another note: earlier this week I found myself strutting about with a tucked in t-shirt (’cause, you know, it’s cold).  And then I realized: my father does this.  I left it tucked in.

And another thing: we recently read a series of children’s books in my Swedish class, to which I immediately thought “oh I can’t wait to share these with my mom.”  Then I thought, “damn, this is probably what my mom thinks when she gets a new kids book.”  Probably why?  Because my mother still loves reading me children’s books.  The ones she reads in her library.  Or at the very least outlaying the plot to me to a t.

And on a final note: as some of you may know, I received Xanadu for my birthday from one of my good friends.  I’ve been showing it off to (most notably my roommates), and can quote myself saying, “I’m so going to raise my kids on this movie.”  Then I realized, “oh no, that’s what my parents did to me.”

Mom and dad, what did you do to meeeee?

Ah, what a wonderful day.

Listening to: Tropical Iceland, The Fiery Furnaces

Birthday fail.

November 1, 2009

Where was keyboard cat when I needed him?

Ohhh the symbolism.

Symbolism in a can.  And securely edited to protect my identity!


Listening to: Na Na Na, The Knife

p.s. I was DJ Coolof for Halloween.