Wrapped Up In Books

Playground Love [Air/The Virgin Suicides]

An awesome cover from one of my favourite books/movies.

Doctor: What are you doing here, honey? You’re not even old enough to know how bad life gets.

Cecilia: Obviously, doctor, you’ve never been a 13 year old girl.

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Life is good.

Things seem to be going well at the moment.

1) I have a place to live next year. It rules because it’s in a good area of the city (Rosemount, if it means anything to anyone); it’s less than a mile to the hospital and I get to walk through a gorgeous park to get there. Also, it’s probably less than a mile into the city centre which means getting home from nights out costs less. It has a backyard and it’s furnished, which is a foreigner’s dream. I’m almost too excited at the thought of buying bedding.

2) Yesterday, I finished my discussion chapter of my thesis. It’s now in the capable hands of my supervisors who will surely dissect it, but that’s what I rely on them for. So, as it stands, I have a finished first draft of this m-fer. Now I need to edit my lit review which hopefully won’t take me much longer than a few days (though productivity is waning today).

3) Monday is a bank holiday and I’ve been told not to go to the office. I am overjoyed and don’t know what to do with an entire day off. Go to the beach and do laundry, likely.

4) I booked a flight home and will be in Ancaster/Toronto for an entire month from August 29. I’ll be back in Aberdeen the day before my PhD begins. I’m usually jetlagged for as much as a week when I fly back and forth anyway, so I figure giving myself one day to acclimate is no worse than a week. Quite excited to fly British Airways as I hear their veggie meals are delicious (Air Canada’s have, um, too many beans), and I managed to get the shortest travel duration both ways which also happened to be the best price (still $827 CDN).

5) I’m seeing Year One tonight and I’m psyched.

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“I should be going now.” “Is it because I said that thing about being sexually excited?” [Asperger’s Syndrome]

I’d definitely see this film.

But I would see this before The Hangover

Deschanel + Gordon-Levitt = Tremendousness.

From the IMDb trivia: ” The film’s blue-centric color scheme was done to bring out Zooey Deschanel‘s eyes.”  I’d love to do this but it would require copious amounts of purple (ok in small doses, freakish in large quantities).  Still, green for the win (in my opinion).

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“I asked them to give me the Ellen DeGeneres” / “His resignation was his confession”

I wrote my statistics exam this morning, came home and needed to veg out so I watched a movie, then another, then another.  Perhaps not the best use of my day, but what the hell, I rarely make a day of slacking so I let myself have it for once.

First  off I watched Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist which I’ve been meaning to see for ages.  It’s basically an I-wish-Michael-Cera-was-of-an-age-that-dating-him-would-be-more-appropriate kind of movie.  He plays a dude super into music, which isn’t far off from his real-life self (he’s in a band called The Long Goodbye with his friend, Clark Duke, and they purposely record nothing) who falls in love with a girl also into music.  Not a totally great film, but it still makes one long for the broke musician type who wouldn’t be caught dead with having either Bette Midler or Nickelback in their iPod (nevermind both).

The aforementioned Clark Duke stars in Sex Drive which was an awful movie and I couldn’t bring myself to finish it.  Don’t see it, it’s total shit.

Lastly I watched Doubt which was incredible.  I have to give mad props to Meryl Streep for so convincingly playing the role of the head nun/bitch, and also thanks to Natalie Portman for never taking the supporting role that Amy Adams played.  This has been released in the UK yet but I’d really recommend seeing it when it opens.  Just to postpone any studying for my health economics exam I’m going to read up on the USA’s problem with trading around pedophiles who moonlight as priests from parish to parish; the John Jay Report in 2004 showed that 4% of America’s priests (n=4392) had sexual offenses/accusations lodged against them.  I remember watching The Trouble With Angels when I was little and (very temporarily) wanting to grow up to be a nun despite not even being Catholic… how glad am I that I didn’t.

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