Thursday, November 8, 2007

Reviews and Various Acedamia

To be frank there will not be much here. I have just studied my brains out my ears and am extremely tired and brain dead. School is going well if you all were wondering, and the other things are running and/or dragging in the same fashion.

I went to see From Russia with Love in King Lear. It was an excellent performance and a good time was had by all. The festivities of my Dad’s birthday were fun, and I hope he is planning on putting his new coffee grinder to good use. If not, then I will. From Russia with Love also got a mention in the news paper for her performance in King Lear. Very cool I know, because of all the supporting cast they could have brought up, it was her and the opinion was good (meaning I don’t have to egg anyone’s car).

I also went and saw American Gangster. It was a decent movie, worth watching once. Maybe again if the mood strikes me, but I am not going to run out and buy it. The movie is based on a true story of a heroin dealer in Harlem in the 1960’s and 70’s who imports the popular poppies in the caskets of dead soldiers. It was a ‘rags to riches’ American dream type story, or the darker side of, hence the title American Gangster. The cop shows the other darker side to the American dream by living a ‘life gone to pieces’ type scenario. This is not a new idea, or the best incarnation in my opinion. It followed the rise and fall of the drug lord very formulaically leading to the disappointing end. Ridley Scott is a hit and miss with me to begin with, so just consider my opinion bias in case you enjoyed the film. To its credit it did have a lot of good action and performances by other actors that stole some scenes. Other than that: blah.

Now for school updates:

Calculus III- there was a quiz on Wednesday, and I whooped its ass. That’s about all there is to tell there.

Modern Optics I & II- this course is getting more and more frustrating. The lectures are getting more convoluted and the labs more and more disorganized. In another point of fact, I am getting tired of complaining about it.

Lab for PS & E II- once again I was stuck with Pud John Paul Jackass this week. Luckily for me though, we had an optics session this time in this course and having the above class, I was able to do the ENTIRE lab sans help from him. That is a good thing because I know I did it right (it was much less advanced than the other course) and I knew the material well enough to put him in his place when he started his pissings.

That will do it for me today. And by the way, I have been typing this entry for about two days (I couldn’t get enough time to finish it earlier) so if there is a little discontinuity in the post that is why. Good night all.