September 07, 2004

"but everything looks perfect from far away."

i did indeed see garden state last night. and i did love it. of course, if you know me and have also seen this movie, you could've guessed i'd love it. it made me:

1. appreciate my family more.
2. remind myself that perfect relationships never come about this way (i.e. meeting someone randomly in a public place and instantly hitting it off).
3. wish i were as good an actor as natalie portman.
4. wish i could write and direct a movie, just so i could play the lead role (good move, braff).
and 5. give braff kudos for his music tastes.

i'd see it again. i'll probably buy the dvd. it'd be worth it.

eternal sunshine of the spotless mind.
i'm assuming this movie's already in video. if so, and if i get back not too late from whitewater rafting, i want to rent it on saturday.

"love letters."
i read this play by a.r. gurney yesterday. he's the guy that wrote "sylvia" (the play about the dog that the erskine players did not too long ago). "love letters" was really interesting. mostly because it requires little (if any) rehearsing and a set of one desk (upon which would be two copies of the script) with two chairs behind it. the play consists of a series of letters, starting from when the two characters meet each other in grade school. it's a guy and a girl, and the play follows their lives together and apart from each other through the format of letters, which are read by the actors as if the characters are now grown and reminiscing through the readings. it's amazing how gurney develops the characters just through what they say and what the other says about them. the audience sees no action, but hears about the action through reactions from the actors. ok, so it's kind of confusing to explain, but i was just excited about it after i read it and thought i'd share.

marriage and the family.
it's a good class (marriage and the family). it's fun and interesting and makes you think. we're reading books such as finding the love of your life, boundaries in marriage, love is a decision, and when bad things happen to good marriages. scary titles, eh? in class right now, we're basically talking about finding the right mate. so, i'm reading all about the principles that should be taken into consideration and so forth and so on, and what's freaking me out is how, once you've started to read the chapters, you can't get it out of your mind. when i see or talk with someone of the opposite sex, i immediately begin analyzing their qualities into compatible/non-compatible categories. i can't stop. i'm out of control. someone help me.

whitewater rafting.
i signed up to go this weekend, but now i'm skeptical because of the weather.

1. the water will be way cold because it's been raining.
2. i love camping, but i love it less if it's raining.
3. wet clothes aren't on the top of the list of things i love, either.

i'll decide soon.

didn't you know that i love lists? i make them every chance i get. makes me feel organized and in-control of my thoughts.

i know this was long, and thanks for hanging in there, if indeed you did. i figured i owed you a lengthy blog. and there you have it. ciao.

September 06, 2004

battle of the bands.

most of you were there. but some of you weren't. and you missed out. we took some photos with steph's digital, so go here to see em.

the weekend.
besides battle of the bands on saturday, my weekend was jam-packed with fun and exciting activities. friday i taught my first flute lesson ever to dr. evans' daughter, becca. she's so sweet and really quite good for her age. then that night i walked over to matt's with audra, and much fun was had on the front porch. saturday steph and i got up early to go to black cow coffee house to chat with carlos and show him our pictures. then we headed over to walmart. around 3 we went to mark's for a cookout before battle of the bands at 4. went back to mark's after for more fun and to watch the video of the ambiguously gay trio performing live. it was great to go back to new covenant church on sunday, and sb and i had lunch with a bunch of folks at hope's place in anderson afterwards. then it was back to campus to do some work before the mirror's "workshop" (we played volleyball and had dinner at the pavilion before talking about some newspaper business). ended up staying up pretty late last night finishing my homework because i'm a slacker.

garden state.
i will see it tonight. in greenville.

i'm kinda tired and will either pop some kettle korn and read or pop some kettle korn and then nap. sorry this post's craptastic. deal with it. ciao!

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