Lots of pathetic little entries the last couple days. I read the great gatsby yesterday afternoon for my english class. I enjoyed reading it, more so than some of the other ones that I’ve had to read for class. The last paragraph is great:
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter – tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms further… And one fine morning – So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
A month from now, I should be finished my last exam. At the same time, the first installment of Lord of the Rings will be hitting the theatres, I’m looking forward to it.
Hmm, read the last line of the third last paragraph, it’s like something out of a true hollywood story celebrity death profile.
This little film is fucking great.
I went down to health services and got a flu shot today, now the top of my arm is kind of sore. I have a computer architecture assignment due later this week that I’m trying to work on right now. It involves converting a program from Java into assembly language. It’s loads of fun.
I went home over the weekend. For the most part I avoided doing homework, favouring sleep and vegitating instead. I did get my laundry done and some grocery shopping done, so it was a halfways productive.
Nethack, a text based dungeon game. I haven’t really played it much, but apparently it’s pretty popular.
I watched Shrek in the afternoon yesterday and was pretty surprised. I think i was expecting a movie more like toy story, then again with mike myers and eddie murphy I probably shouldn’t have been. I ended up getting a free pass to Life as a House last night during a meeting, so I went and saw it. It’s being touted as an oscar contender, I think it’s debatable. The movie was pretty good, but it tried a bit too hard to be American Beauty. The acting was pretty good overall, although i’m not too sure about hayden christiansen. I haven’t seen anything else he’s been in, so there’s nothing to compare it to. His character is the overdone goth-druggie-marilyn manson cliche that makes you want to beat the script writers over the head for including in the movie.
Went to a Rheostatics show last night at one of the campus pubs. The bar happens to be in the same building that we have press-nite in every sunday, although it isn’t usually open on sunday nights. I was impressed by the show, very chill atmosphere. The opening act was Kevin Hearn, the keyboardist for the barenaked ladies. harland williams was there with the band too, he sung a couple songs wearing a bright orange sponge wig. A bunch of the guys from the band were wandering in and out of the pressnite during the afternoon.