succumbing to peer pressure

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Went to see Cats tonight with Sanna et al, and although Cats isn't really my personal musical theatre cup of tea, Sanna's best friend's older brother was in the cast, so we went out for drinks after, then got invited back to the swank hotel for the cast party and it was really lovely and amazing. Made me miss all the theater folk back in cleveland (or chicago or brooklyn or moscow or to where ever they've currently scattered). Most of my best, closest, most intense friendships are thanks to theater, so even though a lot of melodrama frequently accompanies the theater crowd, hanging out tonight really felt like being home. Cool as the people here are, I miss the open-mindedness and experimental-ness that, in my limited experience, goes hand in hand with the theater crowd. Anyway, those are my sleepy, tipsy musings for the evening. Love you guys.

Friday, January 09, 2004

Um...perhaps I'm confused, but haven't we known all along that Iraq was not linked to 9-11? I mean, I know it's been a popular mainstream belief, but it was my understanding that the hard facts of the matter were available if one looked. Even President Bush admitted it back in September. So how come high-ranking officials keep making news by "admitting" this fact?

Thursday, January 08, 2004

If you haven't already, go here and check out these ads. Wish more than one could end up on mainstream television. But it's a start.

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

So I keep forgetting to mention the two books that I read over break - "Angels and Demons" and "The DaVinci Code" both by Dan Brown. Ok, so it's cliche these days to be reading the DaVinci code, since everyone is all in love with it all of a sudden, but oh well. Brown writes in a very mainstream, lie on the beach and breeze through this little novel sort of style, which is ok by me and in no way detracts from the intensely satisfying intelligence of his books. Whatever your kinks - math, religion, physics, philosophy, art history, conspiracy theories, secret societies...these books have a bit of everything. Since I'm a big nerd, I loved the math-ness of it all and desperately want to go back to Rome to appreciate the inherent symmetry of the city that Brown points out in "Angels and Demons." Also, his books are incredibly well researched and made me want to sit in a library for hours and learn all about the Knights Templar and Masons and the history of Catholicism before Constantine. So go run out and read 'em, it'll only take you a couple of days.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

I wanna go to Australia. And I want Bob to be my new friend. A choice selection, though only a tiny fraction of what he has to say:

"I don't hate America; I have loved it all my life. And it saddens me beyond expression to see it not reach its potential, and to feel my own ability to change its course dwarfed into near-impotence by an onslaught of near-criminal mindlessness."

Sunday, January 04, 2004

So Ahalya is teasing me about being a bad Case student 'cause I went away for two weeks and didn't take my laptop (gasp!) and got home last night and didn't update my blog. So here I am. Returned last night to lots of mail and random little packages (Jared hooked me up with a Needless to Say cd, which is making me grin as I type this). Cleo was terribly excited to see me, which was nice, except that at some point she was sick, so I had to spend some time last night cleaning kitty vomit out of my carpet and blankets. Sigh. Was a dorky college student and did my weekly grocery shopping around midnight. Still trying to find my apartment and unpack and get my head on straight about registering my car and finishing this project my professor decided would be due on the 15th and putting in more hours at work so I'm less poor and applying for a summer internship and...blah. Ah well. Thus endeth the vacation.

Still, I can't complain. The weather here is absolutely beautiful and it's nice to be home. Brad and I went to REI this afternoon where I plunked down $100 on climbing shoes and chalk. I can't really afford it, but it makes me happy. I just might have to hug the wall when we go climbing tomorrow...haven't been there since before Thanksgiving. Anyway, enough for now...things to do...