January 7th, 2003

the only earth?

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.
the only earth?


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?


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.