January 6, 2004

Atrophe brings atrophe...so philosophical, huh?

My brain has turned to goo...atrophe...

Karissa has the right idea.

I have watched a total of three movies in the theater: Mona Lisa Smile, The Return of the King, and Cold Mountain--why did I spend so much on theater tickets? Now I am poor :-)

I have read my fair share of romance. Nora Roberts. Candace Camp. Classics--how I have forgotten you--even when I made goals to read more of you. Sometimes you just need a deadline to finish one, even if it is a great work--the label "CLASSIC" just makes it feel like work. And in this time of desperately trying to avoid work at all costs, I find that finishing one is against my purpose of the season.

Ugh. I am sick of this waiting...why can't I spread out this work so that I won't feel incredibly behind when I go back to school? And I will. Setonian assignments really creep up, don't they?

And I truly miss everyone. Karissa, I miss lunch. Julie, your laugh when I go crazy in class. Dr. Jerz, I miss the classes that go crazy (Gina, do ya miss her ranting? :-)). Paul--rhetorical internet barbs. (Didn't think I was going to mention him, but I did). I miss you all.

I am ready for a second round, and this time I am prepared--$100 textbooks and rejuvenated, though sleeping brain. I have gotten so bad that I have memorized the previews in the theaters; I can now say word-for-word the entire Win a Date with Tad Hamilton trailer. It has gotten that bad.

I have loved this break, don't get me wrong, but I cannot stay still this long. I tend to get depressed and really, really philosophical. What has my life come to? Where am I going? And reading The Hours hasn't helped my situation at all. I still have to rent that. Heck I have a few more days to kill before my life comes back. Isn't it funny how my "madness" of school has turned to my life? "Now that's what ya call ironic."

A Challenge: Does anyone know where that quote came from? I'll give the first person who can guess the movie a cookie--well, if an out of state person knows it, I'll send them a nice picture of a cookie ;-). A great big cookie--

Has anyone noticed my complete lack of punctuation etiquette over break? I certainly have.

The movie isn't that hard...

Posted by Amanda Cochran at January 6, 2004 6:25 PM
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No, no school! Christmas break forever, please!!!!!

Posted by: Julie at January 6, 2004 9:17 PM

Amanda,

OH SO HOW I MISS YOU SO MUCH! I haven't talked to you in years!!! I miss you to death. I kind of want to go back to school, but I think those butterflies in my tummy are just my nerves. I do miss you, Karissa and Anne the most, you three are like my bestest friends. Please call me or something, I am sure you have my phone number. If I don't talk to you before Monday, I guess I'll see you next week sometime! I really really need to talk and catch up on old times! Miss you!!!!!

Posted by: Firefighter Chica at January 6, 2004 10:36 PM

According to Google, that quote is from Pirates of the Caribbean. (I had to change the spelling, though.)

I like chocolate chip, though M&Ms will do.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at January 6, 2004 10:55 PM

Its so totally Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. It was said by the character of Ragetti played by Mackenzie Crook. (You aren't alone in letting boredom sneak up on you.)

Posted by: Diana at January 6, 2004 10:59 PM

Four minutes! Oh well. :)

Posted by: Diana Geleskie at January 6, 2004 11:00 PM

Very good. I will have to bring that cookie on Tuesday to Thinking and Writing. Chocolate chip, huh? If I would have known a professor would have found it, I would have offered a nice apple (isn't that what teachers, excuse me, professors, are supposed to get?) Too healthy, I know :-)

Sorry Diana ;-) Maybe I will try movie trivia again sometime--and at the end of a very boring entry. Keep on the lookout, me mateys!

Posted by: Amanda at January 7, 2004 9:31 AM

I missed the fun : (

Oh well... I wouldn't have known it. Amanda, I can't wait until we have this Lit. course together. I am more than ready to go back for more reasons than I can control...

Posted by: Karissa at January 7, 2004 12:14 PM

Yes, I know.

Posted by: Amanda at January 7, 2004 2:35 PM
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