Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Movie Review: The Science of Sleep

Thanks to two weeks of living off of Caffeine, no sleep and pure adrenalin I have managed to pull my BioChem grade up to a B!

On one of the rare breaks that I gave myself I did manage to catch Michel Gondry's The Science of Sleep. I thought I would love this movie since I am a big fan of Gael Garcia Bernal and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of my favorite movies. However this movie was so bad I can’t even start to explain where it went wrong. I guess the premise of the entire movie; a highly imaginative young man who has trouble distinguishing his dreams from reality is kind of goofy to begin with. Nevertheless the movie could have been salvaged if there was some sort of drama or excitement. Instead the movie was one rambling mess of inconsistencies; In one part Gael explains to a co-worker that his father was a French magician and in another scene he talks about living in Mexico with his Mexican father. Plus the fact that there was zero chemistry between Gael and Charlotte Gainsburg only made the movie worse. I am curious has anyone else seen this movie and had the same reaction as I did? My reaction ofcourse being WTF!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

I Am Burned Out


* Your favorite phrase is "I don't give a s@#$."

* When you start showering after class rather than before.

* The test papers are no longer worthy of the fridge door.

* When the campus drunk tells you that you should study more.

* You have spent more time figuring out that you only need a 54% on the final to pass than the time you have actually spent studying.

* When your study schedule is based on the rationale that you "might" actually die before the test!

* Visions of the upcoming weekend help you make it through Monday.

I can honestly say I have said and done most of these things. I am really starting to hate school! I have not started the advance Science program yet and my grades are already slipping. To make matters worse I have sat in at a couple of the advance science program classes/meetings and all I can say is YIKES! Talk about dedication these kids (I swear there is a guy who is only 16) live, breath and eat Science. I’ve always considered myself a Science nerd but I am really intimidated.

At this rate I doubt I will even be qualified for the program next semester. I need to get at least a B in my BioChem class to qualify for this program but right now my average is somewhere around a C+. I take some comfort knowing that the class is brutal, it started out with about 100 students and now there are only around 30 left! Who cares if I do not know all the intricate details of the electron transport chain or all ten Glycolysis Catabolic Pathways as long as I get the big picture right? I am really close to saying screw it all so I took a break today from all my classes. Hopefully things will get better within the next couple of weeks. How is everyone else doing?

Thursday, March 08, 2007

School Stuff

Hi everyone I am back! Two things are happening simultaneously in my life right now, I am experiencing burnout from my college course load (I am only taking 3 classes) and I have been accepted into an advance Science program which is all very bad timing. The weird thing is I do not remember applying to this program. I got a letter last week from my college congratulating me on my academic success and informing me that I have earned a spot with an advance science program. All I have to do now is increase my college course load even further by taking an additional science class, maintain a 3.5 GPA, and participate in 15-20 hours in on campus research a week. It seems really impossible but the catch is if all goes well with this program I might be eligible for an internship at Harvard!

I told my mom about this program and now she told all my relatives that I have been accepted into Harvard LOL!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Which Famous Homosexual Are You?

Doing it Greek style since 356 BC.
Which Famous Homosexual Are You?
Yeah, baby. You were the King of Macedonia, and conqueror of much of the world; you're responsible for the spread of Christianity, as well as Hellenistic society and even the Roman Empire. Your power was feared for thousands of miles around.

And how gay were you. When you'd conquered Persia, you fell in love with a male courtier from that court - scandalous in those days, because the Persians were believed to be uncivilised barbarians.You were always really in love with your boyhood friend, Hephaestion, and when he died you were grief-stricken to a legendary degree: convinced that he would live on after death, you passed away soon afterwards.

WTF Happened to Oprah?

Its funny how she made a big fuss about losing weight a year ago and now her weight seems to be creeping back up. Oprah when will you learn it is better to keep your mouth shut about your weight-loss than to be humiliated with pictures like these. You also need to fire your stylist because your hair and make-up are no longer cutting it.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Movie Review: Wild At Heart

Gory, trippy and disturbing on so many levels its no wonder this movie is now one of my personal favorites. With an off beat sense of humor, and vividly intense imagery David Lynch brings to life an adult version of The Wizard of Oz. However, between all the sex and violence lies a genuine love story. Sailor Ripley (Nicolas Cage) and Lula Pace (Laura Dern) are two star-crossed lovers on the run from a variety of colorful characters hired by Lula’s mom to kill Sailor.

I made the mistake of watching it while my older (and uptight) sister was in the room with me. She ended up calling me a sick puppy and ran out of the room with her eyes closed and her hands over her ears. She did not even finish watching the first 5 minutes of the film. Although I feel obligated to warn anyone who has yet to see this film about all the brutality, I do feel if you give it a chance it might just grow on you. Or maybe it only grows on demented people with an innate ability to find the humor/love amidst all the shockingly horrific violence.

P.S. I was forced to switch to beta, the damn thing would not let me sign in to the old blogger unless I upgraded. How unfair!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

WTF I Don't Have A Sense of Humor?

What's Your Best Quality?
Your Result: Personality

Your best quality is your personality! People like you because you are an all around good person. You have good manners and values. You also like to express your personal style and interests.

Sense of Humor
What's" Your Best Quality?
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RIP Anna Nicole

Hopefully Anna is at peace now but where is DannieLynn? It really uneases me to think that her creepy lawyer will be granted custody of her. Does anyone actually believe that he is DannieLynn's biological father?

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

A Nice Sappy Song

I've been hearing a lot of sappy, depressing songs lately but for some reason when I first heard Lazy Eye by Silversun Pickups it really uplifted my spirits. Plus the video is really cute let me know what you guys think of the song or video.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

A Week From Hell

I have had the week from hell.
  1. My grandma suffered a stroke and is in critical condition.
  2. I missed a day of class to visit my grandma in the hospital and as it turns out the next day of class I had a major exam that I was unaware of and forgot to study for so I ended up getting a D-.
  3. I ran into an old flame of mine and it was painful, awkward and depressing. I thought he was the love of my life, it turns out he is not. He is married to someone else now.
  4. I got a flat on my way home from work and I chipped three nails putting on the stupid spare.
  5. And to top it off I am suffering from PMS! I am going out of my mind any words of encouragement are welcome.

Friday, January 26, 2007

How Scary Are You

You Are a Little Scary
You've got a nice edge to you. Use it.
How Scary Are You?

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Annoying Quote of the Day

When a reporter commented on how good her body looks Gwyneth Paltrow responded by saying:

"You should see me naked you would change your mind. It (baby weight) comes off slowly....you just don't look like this! It's hard work!"

9 Facts To Think About

1. According to NASA, 2006 was the hottest the continental United States has seen in the past 112 years.

2. There has been a 100% increase in the intensity and duration of hurricanes and tropical storm since the 1970's, according to a 2005 MIT study.

3. 100 billion dollars is the estimated damage caused by hurricanes hitting the U.S. coast in 2005 alone, according to the National Climatic Data Center.

4. By 2030 Glacier National Park will have no glaciers left, according to the U.S. Geological Survey predictions.

5. 40,000 Square miles of Arctic sea ice that has melted in the last 30 years (roughly the size of Texas), is now threatening polar bear habitats and further accelerating global warming worldwide

6. 15-37% is the number of plant and animal species that global warming could wipe out by 2050.

7. The United States ranks as the number 1 a global warming polluter compared to other large nations.

8. There are six former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency leaders who say the U.S. is not doing enough to fight global warming.

9. So far there has been 0 bills passed by Congress to cut global warming pollution.

Hot or Not: Sacha Baron Cohen

Borat washes up really well. Its rare when a guy can pull off an unattractive look so convincingly, yet be really hot in person. Plus he has an amazing sense of humor. What do you guys think is he hot or not?

Thursday, January 18, 2007

What Kind of Intelligence Do You Have?

Your Dominant Intelligence is Intrapersonal Intelligence
Reflective and thoughtful, you enjoy spending time alone.
You are good at analyzing yourself - and knowing your true feelings.
Totally self aware, you are in tune with your dreams and desires.
A spiritual and philopsophical person, your inner calmness inspires and helps others.

You would make a great philosopher, researcher, or theorist.
What Kind of Intelligence Do You Have?

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Top 5 Celebrities Who Need to Enter Rehab

Now that Lindsay Lohan is officially in rehab, I’ve been thinking about what other celebrities need to seek professional help. So here is my list of the top five celebrities in no particular order who need to enter rehab as soon as possible.

  1. Britney Spears- We all know she has perfected the southern trashy look but maybe she is not completely in a sober state of mind when she goes out looking so tacky. Plus having two babies under two years of age and a cheating husband who you have to pay alimony to is bound to make any woman seek comfort in illegal drugs or alcohol.
  2. Tara Reid- I am surprised she still has a liver. It seems that she love booze and partying above everything else even her career. I think her health is in serious jeopardy.
  3. Paula Abdul- Lethargic and annoying, no one who watches American Idol on a regular basis can actually believe she is 100% sober.
  4. Mary-Kate Olsen- We all know she is starving herself but come on she must take some sort of illegal appetite suppressant in order to maintain her twig like physique.
  5. Kate Moss- I am starting to think maybe her love of drugs is what is keeping her relationship with Pete Doherty in tact.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Doing Good Deeds Pays

I started school again this week and the classes are real grueling. So today after my last class I was just eager to get home so I could relax. Anyways as I was packing up my stuff getting ready to leave I noticed a young guy who sat a few rows away from me asking the people around him if they would mind sharing their notes with him because he was a little hard of hearing and his notes were not that good. To my surprise everyone he asked said no and I really felt bad for the guy so I walked up to him, introduced myself and explained that I would be willing to share my notes with him.

“That’s great” he said.
“But you’ll need to go to this room and fill out a few forms first.”

I was kind of perplexed and a little annoyed that I would have to go through all that trouble just to share my notes with him but I reluctantly agreed to go. When I got to the room there was a huge line and my mood quickly soured but I waited patiently for like 20 minutes until I got to the front of the line. As I was explaining my situation to the secretary, she casually said,

“Did he tell you that you will be getting paid for this?”
“I am getting paid to share my notes?”
“Yes but we ran out of forms so you are going to have to come back tomorrow.”

So waiting in line was not a total waste of my time but now all I am wondering is why he did not mention anything about getting paid to the other people he was asking?

Monday, January 08, 2007

2007 Celebrity Break-Ups

When looking back at last years death pool, I was surprised to find out that no one from my list died. However I was very accurate in prediciting some nasty celebrity break-ups. So this year I am using my talents to predict even more celebrity break-ups for 2007.

  1. Madonna & Guy Ritchie
  2. Anna Nicole & Howard Stern
  3. Eva Longoria & Tony Parker
  4. Evangeline Lilly & Dominic Monaghan
  5. Vanessa Minillo & Nick Lachey
  6. Jessica Simpson & John Mayer
  7. Annette Roque & Matt Lauer
  8. Sarah Michelle Gellar & Freddie Prince Jr.
  9. Adrianne Curry & Christopher Knight
  10. Christine Baumgartner & Kevin Costner

Pixie's 2007 Death Pool

1. Tammy Faye-Messner
2. Bob Barker
3. Betty Ford
4. Nancy Reagan
5. Fidel Castro
6. Elizabeth Taylor
7. George Bush Senior
8. Pete Doherty
9. Paul McCartney
10. Keith Richards

What Is Your World View?

Your World View
You are a fairly broadminded romantic and reasonably content.
You value kindness and try to live by your ideals.
You have strong need for security, which may be either emotional or material.

You respect truth and are flexible.
You like people, and they can readily make friends with you.
You are not very adventurous, but this does not bother you.
What Is Your World View?

The Damage Is Done

Can Britney Spears' image get any worse? If she were smart she would do a small stint in rehab, blame her sloppy image on drugs and alcohol and debut a new clean and sobber image in People magazine.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Book Review: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

As always I managed to gain a few pounds over the holidays. So this year I decided to use some of my Christmas money to buy a good, long book to read while exercising on the treadmill. Yes I know listening to music would be a more plausible option to make the time on the treadmill go by faster but I got bored of all of the music on my IPod and I am too lazy to search for new music.

Now when searching for a book I normally would go straight for the horror section but this time I decided to try something different. I searched for a book in the teen romance section (yes I know I am still a teen at heart) and to my surprise I found one that caught my eye. At over 500 pages this book was more than long enough to keep me entertained for a few days and the cover stated that it was a New York Times best seller. Sold! I bought the book right on the spot.

Ironically only when I got home and read some more comments on the books jacket did I realize it was a horror-romance novel. New York Times called it “Deeply seductive and extraordinarily suspenseful a love story with a bite.” It figures the only time I am not searching for a horror book I managed to buy one anyways. Intrigued I decided to read the first chapter to see if it was really as good as it was claiming to be.

The first chapter was not bad but hardly a page turner. Bella a young girl moves from Phoenix into a small Washington town called Forks. She has to begin her Junior year of high school at a new school were people treat her like an oddity. The only good thing about the school is a good-looking, rebellious boy named Edward who she becomes instantly attracted to. Although people warn her to stay away from him she becomes dangerously drawn to him. Only when she is head over heels in love with him does she find out he is a vampire looking for his next meal.

I really enjoyed this book so much I finished reading it within the first two days. It is not as good as Ann Rice but it is just as entertaining. For those of you who don’t like reading horror novels I heard it is going to be made into a movie soon but since MTV bought the rights to it I doubt it will be any good.