Monday, March 31, 2008

Books vs. Movies

So I finally watched Atonement yesterday, and I can say that I'm glad I did not watch it in the theatres. While the movie was good, it wasn't anywhere near as good as the book. And honestly I don't think it's the movie's fault; the movie was probably about as good as an adaptation could get and it was very true to the book.

But I came to the conclusion that it is not the plot so much as the writing that made me like Atonement (the book) so much. And that just can't be translated into film format, unfortunately.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Happy Happy Day

All is right with the world! I may have no job prospects and a frightening tendency to embarrass myself, but Sweet Valley High books are being re-released! Oh the joy I feel!

(Apparently there is a big hub-bub though because no longer are Jessica and Elizabeth a "perfect size six," but rather a "perfect size four." Yeah, I know. Also, they now drive a Jeep Wrangler instead of a Fiat. THIS IS NOT THE SWEET VALLEY WE KNOW AND LOVE! Oh well, I guess some concessions have to be made for modernization.)

Speaking of modernization, when I learned about this wonderous news, I asked a colleague of mine if she ever read these masterpieces. She replied by saying that she read Sweet Valley Twins, but since she's "a little bit older than me" she had grown out of them by the Sweet Valley High time. I kindly reminded her that High came before Twins and had been around since the 80's. I swear this gal will look for whatever excuse she can get to remind me that I'm younger (and by implication less mature) than her.

Friday, March 21, 2008


I should have gone to medical school.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Obama '08

All I can say is that I'm sure glad I never had to go up against him in a Moot Court Competition. The man's got mad speaking skills.

Monday, March 17, 2008

I'm Back

So I'm now back at school after a lovely Spring Break that was jam-packed full of travel and stuff. As a result, I'm tired.

Those of you who would like to see pictures of my trip to NYC (where my moot court team's performance was great but not great enough to advance) can check out my MySpace page. That is, if you know who I am...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

It's Genetic

My friends often accuse me of being a Debbie Downer. Luckily I have learned to control it somewhat and kept my big mouth shut about miscarriage and birth deformity statistics while a good friend was pregnant (a good call on my part, I think). But my friends shouldn't be too hard on me because clearly it was just how I was raised (and in my genes, I suspect). This is what I received as a reply when I emailed my father the website to the fancy hotel I will be staying in on my trip to NYC:

be careful. saw a piece on the news about an epidemic of bedbugs in N.Y. hotels. even the fancy ones!

We are a family of Debbie Downers. Wah waaaah...

New York, New York!


The fact that the school is paying for my trip to New York City is great, but it's not keeping me from spending too much money. There was the new suit I needed for our moot court arguments; the new suitcase because my old one was not big enough for two suits, a gala dress, and the multitude of shoes I am bringing; and all the new clothes and stuff I am buying because I have no idea how one dresses for a Broadway show.

At least now I will have cool new stuff for wearing back home, too!