Friday, July 18, 2008


[From Merriam Webster] Anticipation- A: a prior action that takes into account or forestalls a later action; B: the act of looking forward; especially : pleasurable expectation
[From Urban Dictionary] Anticipation- The feeling you feel when you feel you're going to feel a feeling you've never felt before.

For me, anticipation is one element of life that makes everything that much more enjoyable. Popular sayings state that the journey is just as important as the destination, that absence makes the heart grow fonder, and so on. However, these sayings can only be made true because during that journey or absence, one anticipates the end result/reward, and this makes the journey or absence that much more bearable.

Its because of this that the build up before high school graduation is so euphoric; why the moment before a first kiss seems to last; why your heart starts racing with excitement when the lights dim in the theater at the start of a long-awaited movie. Even if the end result is not up-to-par or slightly different than expected, this feeling of looking forward to it makes it that much more interesting in the long run.

Anyway, I just returned from seeing Batman: The Dark Knight at its midnight release, and while I will say that I greatly enjoyed the movie and will no doubt be seeing it a few more times before it leaves theaters, I think everyone should go see it and gather their own impressions of the most anticipated movie of 2008. You may never look at a joker card or a bat the same way again, but the anticipation of finding out why will make the impressions that much more lasting.

Friday, July 11, 2008


Picture this scenario: A friend and yourself are sitting at a stoplight waiting for it to turn green. A cop pulls up next to you and stops past the line that indicates the crosswalk. You make a quick comment to your friend about the cop breaking the line and the two of you chuckle at the irony. Then, as you guys are watching, the cop turns on the police car lights, crosses the red light, turns them off, and speeds off to break some more laws.

Now, I know this a common occurrence and since there were no lives endangered by this officer using the police car's handy-dandy flashing lights to get where ever s/he was going faster, it still doesn't seem right. Who is there to ticket a cop for speeding without reason or for stopping too far past the line at a stoplight?

It reminds me of the upcoming movie called Lakeview Terrace, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, and Kerry Washington. Its basically about this couple that moves into this neighborhood, their next-door neighbor being a cop [Jackson] who does not like them and proceeds to do whatever he can to make them move - these persuasive tactics verging on the point of illegality. However, as the tagline of the movie goes, "who do you call for help when you can't call the police?" It looks like it is going to be a really interesting movie; I'm definitely looking forward to it. Trailer

So yeah. Think about that...

Monday, July 07, 2008

misspelling 'misspell'

I have discovered a new irony that made me chuckle: you can very easily misspell the word misspell. In fact, I did just that yesterday [I spelled it mispell >.<] when I was [ironically] correcting someone else's misspelling [ha] of the word 'awe.'

I thought it was funny. I have referred to ironies that amused me in previous entries and will be sure to continue to share any others that come to my notice ^.^

Independence Day weekend was fun; went to Jacksonville with the roommates and slept in [which equals staying in bed until like 9 for me...], spent a great amount of time shooting archery, saw fireworks from the beach, went ice skating [it was my 3rd time and I only fell once, due to a high impact collision with a 7 year old], saw The Sound of Music at the Alhambra Dinner Theater [it was really well done, had a great time], watched Nadal and Federer's epic Wimbledon finale and basically had a great time overall. Nowwww, back to the previously scheduled [and extremely boring] programming known as the summer session school week.

This Week I Recommend:
>Irony: It definitely makes life all that more interesting :)

This Week I Don't Recommend:
>Spelling Errors: Seriously, you don't want to have to explain why the mispelling of a word left you in aw.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Quixotic - what an awesome word. It means, "Possessing or acting with the desire to do noble and romantic deeds, without thought of realism and practicality; Impulsive; Like Don Quixote; romantic to extravagance; absurdly chivalric; apt to be deluded."

I just think it looks/sounds cool.

Okay, so the movie marathon is nearing an end. [NOTE: This marathon spanned a few days, with breaks for sleeping, eating, class, etc. I was NOT watching movies this whole time, lol] I just have to watch Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs and then the current 'need to see' list can be crossed out. So grades for the movies seen so far, and other assorted movies I've seen recently:

Semi-Pro: D
American Psycho: B+
Snatch: A+
Lucky Number Slevin: A+++
Sin City: A
True Romance: D
American History X: A-
Layer Cake: C
Hancock: B

I reallllly want to go see Wall-E - I've been hearing way too much good about it to not see it in theaters...

Random realization: have you ever noticed how it is ALWAYS a full moon at night time in movies? Think about it: random protagonist is out at night doing whatever and the camera cuts to the sky - and its a full moon. Its like the other 3 weeks of a month don't have anything going on...