repost: Free Willy! I mean, Rice!

Free Willy! I mean, Rice!

OK, so I got sent this e-mail, from Ideal Bite (a cool, green living newsletter thing), and in the one for today, they had Free Rice, which is a vocabulary game, that for every one you get right, they donate 20 grains of rice. Which really isn't much, but it's a really addictive game. It's not easy either. It gets harder as you get them right, and easier as you get them wrong. They had crazy words that I had never heard (argillaceous apparently means clay-like), and words that were pretty easy (a fen is a marsh).

Oh, and apparently I haven't posted, like, anything about what's actually going on in my life. I've decided I'm going to do photography. I've convinced my mother to help me pay for a $700 camera. I'm taking 2 photo classes next semester at Santa Monica College. And I cannot possibly be more excited. I think what I fully want to do, long term, is Set Photography. I want to be the person who runs around on set taking pictures of people, getting paid by the promotional people to get the shots and still of the actors and the director and the camera to be published in Entertainment Weekly or some other magazine, or a press kit, or even in a behind the scenes package on the DVD. I'd get to work with cool people, but not actually have to deal with telling them what to do or get in their way, or babysit them!

I'm excited!

Also, in other news, some of my family is coming to visit for Christmas. My parents are coming in on Saturday, as is Kim (my dad's little brother through Big Brothers) and his wife and step-son, Yolanda and Stephen. Jessica is leaving for Singapore on Thursday, and she is crazy sick right now, and freaking out. We don't have a heater that works worth anything, so we're both more susceptible. The heater is in the wall, and heats the apartment upstairs nicely and the 3 square feet around it. So we haven't even turned it on this year.

Question of the Day: What are your Christmas plans?
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Labels: Christmas, family, green, job, roommate, work


repost: Lame.....


A whole one entry for last month? Yeah... I feel lame. And that entry doesn't even really count because I was going to do that NaNoWriMo thing, and then got completely sidetracked by about a million other things. So no novel-thingy either...

But it's 1am, and I've decided that I am not allowed to go to sleep until I've written a 'decent' amount. How long is a "decent amount?" I have no idea. Probably about 2 sentences shorter than this entry.

I actually saw two movies in the theater this weekend, and both were really good. I'm not going to review either of them here, because I have a special, separate place for that. But I do want to talk about the previews I saw for the Coming Attractions.

Last night Jessica and I saw Enchanted, and there were only a few previews worth mentioning. One was the Water Horse movie. It looks like it's a bit more serious, and less silly than some of the others I saw. (I mean "College Road Trip"? Are you serious?) But it stars the kid from Millions (Alex Etel), which I really loved, and I think this is set back in the 1930s or 40s, not present day. Which is good.

Then I went to see Beowulf tonight with a friend from work, and there were some good trailers at the beginning of it. The Cloverfield trailer looks really interesting. A cross between The Blair Witch Project and Godzilla or some other monster movie. Then I Am Legend is the third re-make of a book by the same title (look up The Omega Man). It's a vampire movie, but it doesn't look awful.so many vampire movies are honestly kinda generic, because there's so little original left to do with them. But this one looks decent.

That's all I have the energy for. It's after 1:30am! and I've been up since 8-ish... grr...

Question of the Day: what previews look interesting to you?


repost: Very Odd...

Very Odd...

So, I was doing my laundry this morning at the laundromat, since I needed to get everything done in less time. I was standing at the counter folding my socks, realizing that I wear an inordinate amount of pink socks (I think it's a rebellion for being forced to wear black or white at work), and a guy comes up behind me. He was kinda cute, shorter than me, dark hair, and says, "I wanted to say I think you're pretty." I said, Thank you, and didn't know what else to say. I mean, what else do you say to a complete stranger who just comes up and says something like that? I didn't even think it had actually happened, except there was another guy standing there, waiting for his laundry to come out of the washer, and he saw it too. The entire thing totally made my whole day!

Question of the Day: What are you going to get me for Christmas?