Well it’s 4:20 on 4/20, and I’m pretty sure Brandon is dead. For those of you who are not friends with him, or living in a cave, 4/20 has been stalking Brandon for almost a year now. He’s predicted his death will come today, and I really hope it comes true. Sure, it would suck if he died, but it would give me the coolest, creepiest story to tell for the rest of my life. With that in mind, I think the loss of his life is acceptable.
So I’m rapidly approaching 1000 movies. I’ll probably watch my 1000th movie (Cinema Paradiso…it’s already decided) on Sunday, sometime. I have a lot of work due Monday, though, so it may have to wait until Monday night. Either way I will be watching my 1000th movie and finishing IMDB’s top 100 movies on the same night. Hopefully after this milestone I’ll slow down on the movie watching a bit, but I can give no promises. This summer will be pretty ridiculous, with a projection of 150 new movies. Today I’ll probably watch either Ran or Fargo (which keeps oscillating in and out of the top 100, so I’m watching it early just to cover my bases). Also, congratulations to the late, great Brandon Nowalk on owning the top 100 last night. It was his last great accomplishment, besides the whole predicting his death thing.
The Blanton Art Museum has a special student opening tonight, which should be fun. They’ve been building it for over a year, and it’s supposed to be a huge deal. I’ll try to take pictures and post them in my next update. I’ll also make sure to comment on my cultural superiority for attending museum openings. “What? You haven’t seen the Blanton’s Picasso? Swine.”
Last weekend was fun, especially since Katherine and Sara weren’t in College Station. I swear, every time I visit I dread seeing them. Anyway, we watched the surprisingly great Kin-Dza-Dza on Friday (coo!), and then took pictures in downtown Bryan on Saturday. The pictures were really awesome…it was really hard trying to choose a picture of the day so I just went with a picture from earlier in the day.
So I got to register for classes today, which was fun. I’m pretty excited about my classes, but my schedule is kinda spread out, and I have two classes on Friday. Still, it should be fun starting my upper division government classes, finally. At lunch today I started talking about registration with Katie, who suddenly realized she had no idea this week was registration. Luckily, she’s not registering until tomorrow, but it was still funny.
Next Saturday is my mom’s “Kitchen Party”, back in the Wood. I’m not really sure what’s going on, but I’m sure there will be lots of food, a completely finished kitchen, swimming and an abundance of alcohol (Leahanne). I’ll be driving back either late Friday or Saturday morning, so let me know if you need a ride. Davide, I expect you to be there, btw. You have to come back to visit sometime and see how different my house looks with the kitchen and living room opened up. Everyone else, just let me know if you’re planning on going so I can tell my mom.
The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius are surprisingly great. It’s really easy to read, and something that doesn’t take a whole lot of concentration. It’s almost like a quotation book, where each paragraph is a complete thought and you can easily skip around. Whatever, though, Marcus Aurelius will always just be the good emperor from Gladiator. They should add a section to The Meditation about Russell Crowe being a badass. It can go right after, “throw a phone at your enemies when you can’t place a long-distance call”.
Does anyone else think it’s ironic that Brandon choose April for his History Month, only to later be cursed by one of the days that was supposed to be spent celebrating him. It’d be even more ironic if 4/20 later became Brandon Memorial Holiday, allowing the very cause of his death to be used to honor him.
Well, happy 4/20 everyone. Right now most of you are probably too high to even read this. That, or you started reading but the word “cave” somehow reminded you of brownies and you left the computer with a desperate case of the munchies.