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today i did some things and watched a movie

So classes were good again today. Most of english was taken up with group discussion about the plot or lack thereof so far. In nutritional epi. we learned about ways of assessing diet. Most of them seem pretty flaky to me, all about convenience and cost rather than accuracy. The class is fine, but to date I'm not really convinced.

Between classes, I had a latte and carrot cake at solstice which left me sugar and caffeine buzzy through most of the afternoon. So, I went home and worked on some modifications to my paper. I'm redoing some of the Stata code that was not very nice.

I went with Ellen to the
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So classes were good again today. Most of english was taken up with group discussion about the plot or lack thereof so far. In nutritional epi. we learned about ways of assessing diet. Most of them seem pretty flaky to me, all about convenience and cost rather than accuracy. The class is fine, but to date I'm not really convinced.

Between classes, I had a latte and carrot cake at solstice which left me sugar and caffeine buzzy through most of the afternoon. So, I went home and worked on some modifications to my paper. I'm redoing some of the Stata code that was not very nice.

I went with Ellen to the <a href="http://www.komposite.com" title=techie goodness">wearable technology fashion show</a> at the HUB. It was very entertaining. Still, I'm not expecting the cyborg look to be hitting the shelves this season. Though the belt-mounted PDA holder is a compelling option, and many people in attendance <i>were</i> wearing much less fashion-forward technology ...

By the time we'd walked across campus with Evan and Meena, (past the boffers), I was starving. I went home and grabbed a some food before meeting Carole, Kate, and Bryan to see <i>Igby Goes Down</i>. It really liked it, though the movie was much more bleak than I'd expected. A great cast -- Claire Danes as a pretentious Bennington chick, Amanda Peet cracked-out, the two Culkins with acting skills, Susan Sarandon as the cold-blooded matriarch, really all of them were good. The ending was actually much more hopeful than I predicted.

Walking home, I couldn't think of a happy movie that I'd seen in recent memory... Still, I want to see <i>Rules of Attraction</i> or <i>Moonlight Mile</i> but I think it will be difficult to find people up for another dreary movie.

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I'll go see either of those movies with you.

Igby was pretty dark, but I liked it. But then, I still love Catcher in the Rye.

hyperrealism

Hmmm. The Stranger didn't like Rules of Attraction very much, but I've never used them as my gold standard.

I simultaneously hate and love Bret Easton Ellis' books; so I guess I'd watch it just to see how the director translates the multiple narrations into the movie form.

on the other hand ... Stephanie Zacharek at Salon.com, my most trusted reviewer, says of Moonlight Mile:
Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon and Jake Gyllenhaal anchor a dazzling true-life comedy that might be the funniest movie about grief ever made.
Josh, you are cute.

aw shucks!

Thanks, Ashley.