Monday, December 25, 2006

Times when it is legitimate to cry

All of the propaganda that we have been force-fed since birth that it is OK to express your emotions probably should make us empathize with people when they cry. However, most of the time that people cry (especially men) it's pretty much impossible not to view that person like an absolute chump. It's embarassing for the person crying, and it's embarassing for the person that is watching. Quite frankly I'm somewhat embarassed just writing about it. That said, there are a few times that it is acceptable to cry, and I figured that this blog should attempt to chronicle them:

- Death of a loved one (obviously)
- While chopping onions
- Looking for some time at a very bright surface, such as a pool, without sunglasses
- Watching the end of "It's a Wonderful Life" on Christmas Eve with your mom, two days after you got back from college, after having not been at home for four months. Not that I did this. But, hypothetically, if one had done so, it would have been legitimate. Definitely.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

I dressed up nicely before my math final today

Why? Because, as I told everyone that asked with my go-to line, "look good, feel good, do good." Yeah, I felt like kind of a dork doing it, but that's sort of the point. The only reason I even woke up yesterday was to ace my calculus final. I might as well have dressed up for the occasion.

By the way, I really hate the word well. "Well" is meant to be used as the beginning to a counter-point to somebody else's point. I don't want to do well on my test, I want to do good. Good as in an A. Not well as in, well, who knows how I did, but I hope that it was in the higher range of grades. Well is a passive word, good is a sharp one. I'm glad we got that straight.

The more you know you need to get to sleep early...

...the harder it is. I have to wake up in 7 hours to get ready for my math final, but it seems like I just can't get to sleep. It's an absolute conundrum.

In other news, at Vassar we just celebrated the "Primal Scream" tonight. It's a tradition where everybody gathers in the middle of the quad and screams as loud as they can at exactly 12:00, celebrating the end of study week and the beginning of the finals. There were some people streaking (the story, as always, was that the people who streak are not people that you want to see streak), a lot of loud noise, and generally just one highly overrated event. I'm more than down for tradition, but let's make it a good tradition. How about a giant keg in the middle of the quad while it's happening? We can do anything if we put our minds to it (er... if you put your minds to it, I don't want to get in trouble for giving underage kids alcohol).

This blog will try to avoid train of thought in the future... but it's already been written... and if I don't post it now I'll feel even worse about wasting my time writing it when I should be sleeping... so it'll stay.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Movie Review: Apocalypto

At the risk of turning this blog into essentially a movie review website, I'm going to go out there and say that I thought Apocalypto, directed by none other than the highly esteemed Mel Gibson, is actually a spectacular movie. It is action based with some scintillating scenery, and the story flows together smoothly. The subtitles are of little consequence because the dialog is so sparse. While it may not be as re-watchable as Braveheart, there are many similarities. Toss in a lot of gore, spice with it with the novelty factor, and you get:

****/****

Sunday, December 10, 2006

I don't have to write a good post every time

I have sort of been lazy recently about updating my blog, but I just realized that my laziness has at least something to do with the fact that I want to make sure that I write something worthwhile.

So here you go, the least worthwhile post I have ever written. Spread the word. I don't have to write a good post every time.

Monday, December 4, 2006

5 best places to change your cell phone ring tone

5) While waiting for a job interview. Best case scenario, your potential employers recognize that you have a cell phone and want a person that ostensibly has such a high standing in the world. Worst case scenario, you get a new cell phone ring tone and mix it up a little bit. Bang bang.

4) While your roommate is trying to go to sleep. Always a good call.

3) In the library. I hesitate to put this one up here because it is sort of an obvious one, I agree. But I have seen some people doing this recently and I really just want to laud their efforts. The world needs more people like you.

2) On the bus.

1) Whenever I am around you. If you see me around, go ahead and change your cell phone ring tone. I know you're probably thinking, "lolzerz andy! i already do change it around you." You're right. Just keep it up. I love it.