This week, BB and I are having one last wild fling before my semester starts next week. You know what that means ... film festival!
The Day After Tomorrow - Never saw it before. It was excellently done. No surprises whatsoever, which is unusual in the action/adventure genre, but I still highly recommend it.
I did think it was supposed to be a disaster movie. Didn't you hear it was a disaster movie? Odd. Because in disaster movies, you usually worry about the people, the situation, all the way through. But all I did was cheer. Yaaaay, ice age! Go, weather, go, cover England and all of New York with salty ice! Turn L.A. into a pile of matchsticks!
In spite of the fact that I'm sure my own family and I would not have the wherewithall to get out of the way of a global disaster, and would undoubtably wind up some archaeologist's frozen discovery in 10,000 years, I think it would be outrageously cool to have another ice age hit this planet, right about now.
Maybe it's the semester talking.
This evening I met up with my fellow students at the start of term pizza party. Just like last year, the "party" wound up being a lot of pizza boxes on one picnic table, and all of us milling around eating off of greasy napkins, tucking our water bottles under our arms. Scandalous. We're policy majors, for corn's sake. Big-picture people. Aren't we supposed to show up better prepared than this? The department chair is not setting a good example. You'd better believe this is going in his end of term evaluation. :-)
I was reunited with an old friend from my prereq days. Joyce had sat next to me in econ at the community college, about 2 years ago. We were both trying to get into the same graduate program. Each of us took a unique path through the stats prerequisite! But she's finally starting the program this year. It was nice to catch up.
And I met a professor whose writings I had read extensively during my econ midterm last semester. I had looked forward to meeting him - but he turns out to be, well, quite a bore in person. Oh well, maybe he's still a good prof.