Monday, September 18, 2006

Sing Me Spanish Techno

I've made a new friend in iPhoto! Here are some of the photos I've taken to indulge myself, complete with various (blatantly amateurish) effects! (The cat is Casper. He hangs around outside my room a lot and I tried to take a picture of him sleeping but my laptop's fan woke him if he looks groggy that's why. He's usually a pretty affectionate cat but is also a huge pain...sheds like it's going out of style. Anyway...)

Not much to say today, really - the fact that it's Monday basically speaks for itself. I couldn't think of a good title for this post so I named it after one of many new tracks I've been enjoying in the past week. Sing Me Spanish Techno is a not-so-popular song of The New Pornographers'. Here's a brief little rundown of some of the other stuff I've been listening to lately:

The New Pornographers
Snow Patrol
Zero 7
The Shins!

And apparently Mogwai has found its way back onto my master playlist too. Makes for something good to listen to when you need to block out other distractions and concentrate. I'm looking for more stuff like that, if anyone has any reccomendations. I need to remember to use Pandora more often.

On Saturday night when I was in Hamilton I went to see The Last Kiss. I was torn between that and The Illusionist, The Black Dahlia, and The Protector. Dahlia was my first choice because I thought it would lend itself best to my Media assignment due October 5th. But then I read a bunch of bad reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, and the second-highest-rated new release was TLK so I went with that. I'm not sure now what I thought of it though. Well-acted? Yeah. Funny? Yeah. I guess it just wasn't very fulfilling - especially not in the way Garden State was. At any rate, I have to write a 1000-word report on it in which I, "with specific reference to film language, critically analyze the most sophisticated, important element of the film and explain how this element leads to the film's popularity." At the moment I have no idea what I'll say, but I'm guessing an answer will present itself once I do the Media reading for this week.

I think the biggest challenge I'm facing right now as far as school goes hasn't got anything to do with the "difficulty" of the content - it's the sheer volume of information that needs to be processed and documented, as well as deciding what info is important and what isn't. Today I read the first 75 pages of my Psychology text, and I can only hope I retained most of the key points. Time-management is going to be tricky too. My copy of Blink has sat neglected beside my printer for about a week because I just haven't made time for pleasure-reading. (If you're reading this Kat - yes, I bought a copy for me too.)

I also got a haircut this weekend, but you can't really tell. That's the way I like it. I bought this icky stuff to put in it, and it looks kinda neat but feels pretty gross. Haven't decided if it's a permanent change yet or not. I need to go wash today's gunk out of my hair so I can re-gunk it tomorrow. It's like a metaphor for life, man.


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