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January 7th, 2003

hipstamirror

many happy returns

Since I hadn't been there for weeks, I thought that the first day of classes seemed like an appropriate time to go back to the office. When I had tired of making revisions, I sent my manuscript to co-authors for final comments. It is a nice built-in two-week break from looking at it.

Having finished before five o'clock, I decided to walk downtown to see Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I'm completely enchanted by the whole series, and really liked the movie a lot. The end was a little extra schmaltzy, but I won't hold it against the whole film. I'm really excited for the third installment, which will be directed by Alfonso Cuaron, He has made some really beautiful movies like Y Tu Mama Tambien and Great Expectations, so the new movie will probably be excellent even without having read the book.

The best part of the movie is how I was only the second person in the theatre until a family came and sat directly in front of me. Later, someone was snoring loudly through the ending. I wanted to go wake them up, but didn't.

After the movie, I grabbed some falafel (which I kept off my shirt) and went to Dante's. On the way home, I noticed that there are New Beetle Convertibles at the Volkswagen dealership in the U-District.

Tomorrow, I think I'm going to check out a class that starts at 9 am. I have it written on my wrist so that I'll remember in the morning. This reminds me of time and how I should mention that I've been reading Einstein's Dreams. It's pretty excellent.
hipstamirror

notable

... if only for the revelation that playing frisbee with a dog can qualify as academic research:

Even with a tiny camera attached to his head and a battery and transmitter strapped to his back, the spaniel, Romeo, proved to be "a good Frisbee dog"
hipstamirror

tuesday.

I went to the Toxicogenomics class today and I think I might sign-up for it when I get an add code. I'm sort of reluctant to take it, since I'll need to write another silly paper. If I can think of a paper that I want to write, I think that might persuade me to register.

When I got home, I watched some Macworld on the Quicktime and downloaded Safari. It is speedy, but without tabs. Even though i got a reimbursement check for my trip to Chicago last year, I don't think that I'll be rushing out to buy one of the new PowerBooks. The keyboard lighting is completely nifty though.

Maybe an iPod to replace my broken mp3 player though?

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I've been meaning to mention this: Aveo & Creeper Lagoon are going to be at Graceland on Friday for the low, low price of $8.