Garden State was just fantastic. I don't remember the last time I saw such a great movie... so bold, so funny, and so much like "Scrubs", but with a more subtle way of presenting the moral of the story. I guess Napoleon Dynamite was also a good one, but I didn't leave the theater feeling about it the way I felt after watching Garden State tonight.

I felt like there was so much more to life, and that it was within my reach, if only I would reach out and grasp it.

I felt somewhat like Zach Braff's character, a little drugged, a little aimless, and not really sure of his direction in life.

I felt like I could marry Zach Braff, if he asked me to.

Ahhh, amazing. I tried for about 10 minutes to register with www.imdb.com so I could point out to the naysayers on the forum what exactly it was about Garden State that touched me... but then I figured my blog would suffice. Plus, IMDB wanted to load cookies onto my computer, and my computer ain't having none of that. No sir.

BTW, the post before my last post wasn't deleted after all. Just hiding.


dar. I think blogger erased my last post.
Signs that I am really a nerd:

- I tried to use expired milk on my cereal this morning. After I had put my Special K with strawberries into the bowl (and most of the strawberries left in the box were in the bowl... oh yes, they were), I poured milk in, and only THEN did I realize the milk had expired 3 days ago. Bleh. I tried a bite anyway, which turned out to be a mistake. Needless to say, that cereal plus the rest of the milk were soon disposed of in the kitchenette.

- I am blogging at the gym.

- I will probably do homework tonight before going to see Garden State downtown. Ooh, that reminds me... gotta check showtimes.

I had some other reasons which I can't think of right now, but I'm sure I'll get to them eventually.


several things happened to me yesterday which I thought were noteworthy.

one, I got my hair cut. I'd been thinking about getting my bangs back again for some time, but I thought it would be a much more premediated haircut. But no, I walked into the the place, and let the Asian guy with poor English skills but good hair style me some bangs. They look good, I think... I'm still getting used to them.

two, I gave change for the first time ever to a Seattle bum. I gave him a few quarters, and it looked like he had mainly pennies in his hands, so he seemed kinda surprised that I was giving him larger coins. Not that I think that was an enormous act of goodwill - actually, it's probably a lot worse that I hadn't given any homeless people any money up until then - but I thought it was worth mentioning. First time.

three, we started a cappella auditions. Three out of the five were good. Today was even better - we had two people that really impressed me. And this was just the guys... girls are next week. Callbacks will be REALLY fun. SOOO excited.

four, went to Cheesecake Factory with some of the CHS posse. Was a bit disappointed in my evening there, but whatcha gonna do. my cheesecake was good, at least.

As for today, there's not been a whole lot of new stuff. Ian's was out of the bubbles for the bubble tea, which I think they've had for about 24 hours now, so we'll see if my meal card can hold up against that temptation. Gotta have the bubbles, though. We held our American Century class outside, which was great - I felt less like falling asleep. (Why is it that I get so tired listening to one person talk, even when I'm not tired and I'm interested in the material? So annoying.)

more later!