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Woke up kind of late this morning, hung around the house, made lunch; boyfriend picked me up and we dashed up to Lincoln Square to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie at 3:40– it sold out while we were waiting in line to buy tickets. UGH. Back home, we decided to forego the 7:00 and try the 7:40 instead. Made dinner, played Halo, drove back up to Lincoln — earlier, this time. 7:15, we’re on our way, I’m trying to buy tickets online via iPhone and guess what? Their ticket page is down. I called and the girl told me that all of the Avatar people were trying to buy tickets and it crashed their server, fantastic. Oh, and the show we wanted to see? It sold out ten minutes ago. So what happens? It’s 7:35 and we book it down to Southcenter, planning to skip the 8:00 and see the 8:30. Well, when I said ‘book it’ I meant it – we were there and parked by 7:52. It was quite impressive. After all that, the movie was great – I don’t know that I would ever buy it, but I love Jude Law as Watson and, on the whole, it was quite entertaining. But really, for all the trouble it caused, it really ought to have been!

Oh, and dinner? Gluten free chili and cornbread =)

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My love is like a red, red rose…

Foooood comaaaaa.

On an intelligible note, watched Angels & Demons tonight; it was amusing, entertaining, not really worth $6 but it reminded me how much I want to see Rome.

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Freaky Friday the 13th

I still can’t drive, so I was chauffeured up to campus for my graduate seminar at noon, too bad it was immediately cancelled so that students who so wished could attend a brown bag discussion on community involvement in environmental planning. Joy. Three hours to kill before class, no car to grab lunch/a nap, and no homework to speak of, naturally. In any case, I ended up going to the Reading Room and sleeping for two hours at one of the tables; hey, it’s a quiet room for a reason, right?

Came home, slept for a little bit, then watched Funny Girl (Barbara Streisand and Omar Sharif) with my mom and iced my back….

In other news, my iPhone arrived via FedEx today! He’s gorgeous and efficient and shiny and smooth and PERFECT! New addiction? I think so.

Oh and that photo? From working in the yard – well, I limped around and scraped leaves together. Hidden in the mossy-spongey part of our ‘lawn’ were these little gems – adorable, right?

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Sooo it’s almost Halloween! Is that not reason enough to be super excited? Really? Well how about the fact that Levi and I got to go see Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho with the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall! It was so unbelievably excellent! It was raining like WHOA when it was over, necessitating a midnight stop at Dick’s for fries and a shake… nothing quite like showing up at Dick’s on 45th, at midnight, in the pouring rain, dressed for the symphony!

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LET THE WILD RUMPUS START!

Class, faculty meeting (I was told not to bother applying to graduate school until I knew exactly what kind of career I want to pursue — as if any graduating senior knows what they’re doing – UGH!), more class, and then a FREE SCREENING of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE a whole TWO DAYS before it will release – WHOOO! Unfortunately, I was kind of disappointed, but it was kinda cute…

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And the secret ingredient is…!


BROCCOLI!

Today was kind of crazy; covered a shift for a coworker from 9:30A-1:30P, ran home, took a bunch of pictures, brought Levi home and cooked a ridiculous dinner of Asian-style Lemon Chicken with Broccoli and Fried Rice– it was pretty epic, but we learned a few lessons too, like don’t cook with a wok in cowboy boots =( Seriously, don’t do it. After dinner, we tried watching Dial M for Murder but I, naturally, fell asleep (following another sleep-deprived night) through most of it which is unfortunate for several reasons, not the least of which is that it’s my favorite Hitchcock film and I was a positively awful hostess. It’s college, right?

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It’s pumpkin season! These are Whole Foods amazingly organic pumpkins which are not only eco-friendly and organic but SUPER cheap (unlike practically everything else in the store…) Anyway, got a whole bunch of fabulous snacks (including Lesser Evil’s Black & White kettle corn – it’s delicious, go try it!) before dashing home only to dash out again and go see Vertigo at the SIFF with Levi and it was AWESOME. We ended up stuck in the parking garage for 20 minutes because none of the gates would accept any of the parking tickets, so 50 of us were wagon-training through the garage to find the open gates. Ughhh.

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Today was pretty average; went out and were planning on seeing Paranormal Activity but didn’t. Anyway, I’m on my way home at 11:30PM and my gas light comes on under the Convention Center – fine, stressful, but fine. Oh wait, the I-90E / I-5S interchange is closed – detour directs you to the downtown express lanes except, oh wait, they’re closed! Grumble. Drive down through the International District into the ghetto – it’s now almost midnight – and not one, but TWO onramps are closed! I’m forced to get out my car, in the middle of the ghetto, at midnight and get gas, then drive for another 20 minutes to the 4th AVE / Edgar Martinez DR , with roughly 50 other people, and loop back around onto the freeway. RAWR. WSDOT IS GOING TO RECEIVE A VERY ANGRY LETTER.

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Whoo! Day 100! I know I’ve been falling behind a little bit lately – my apologies! – things are getting seriously crazy with school starting and it has been madness I tell you! Pictured above is the exterior back stairway of the University of Washington’s Architectural Hall – complete with a Fibonacci spiral inlaid into the concrete.

Speaking of madness, went and saw The September Issue last night at Seven Gables – and it was so good! Go see it – right now. It’s been described as the “real” The Devil Wears Prada and to a point, that’s true. Anna Wintour scares the stuffing out of me – yikes!

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The second day of the quarter has come to a close; my first class today was at, oh, 4:30 pm – resent me all you want, it was GLORIOUS. I love my landscape architecture class and, as it turns out, instead of completing my independent study well, independently, I will be participating in the graduate seminar (!!!) how awesome is that?

Afterwards, we headed over to a free sneak preview screening of Zombieland and, as gross and graphic and fluid-intense as it was, it was absolutely hilarious, over the top and excellent. To be fair, I don’t know if I’d want to drop $10 for a ticket, but it was still a good time. If you like zombie movies, it’s a must-see.

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Today was… crazy (in case you couldn’t tell by the really late post). Got up, moved the hydrangeas from the front patio into the ground, ran up to the Wells-Medina nursery (they’s SO fantastic there!) and bought container plants (to replace the aforementioned hydrangeas). Hopped in the shower and drove up to school for one of the major Dawg Daze events – the first annual Rock Band competition (Beatles edition) and Late Night Breakfast + Rocky Horror Picture Show — it was totally epic. I froze my butt off (despite a blanket, sweater and Northface fleeze… ugh) but it was so worth it! 50 or so people came in costume, everyone was shouting and dancing — it was perfect =)

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Mm Mm Good!


I wish I could take responsibility for this culinary masterpiece (okay, I maybe exaggerating a little): thin gluten-free crust, pesto, mozzarella, feta, black olives and red onions. It has replaced pepperoni with ranch sauce. Hey, stop making that face – it’s delicious I tell you!

Also, bought tickets to see Psycho at the Seattle Symphony this Halloween – the film will be projected and the score performed live – how awesome is that?

In other news, as some of you may know, I just transferred everything over here (to WP) this afternoon and I’ll tell you, it was giving me fits. I’m much happier, but the formatting was giving me grief! All of my time/date codes were off by 7 or so hours, enough to push almost every single post into the next (incorrect) day. On top of that, I never used tags on Blogger because they were internal and boring and inconsistent; here, they’re globally linked/accessible and way more useful. I feel like half of them are totally lame, but it’s my first foray — I’ve always wanted my very own tag cloud =)

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Two paths diverged in a yellow wood…

And sorry I could not travel both.

Slept in; basically spent all day sitting on the couch watching season two of Dexter while helping my mom labeling and stamping 700 postcards (that’s a LOT of postcards…) Looks like she’s gearing up for another vertigo attack, too :/

Otherwise, watched 10 Thing I Hate About You despite my general dislike of Julia Stiles, it was really cute. Tried to rewatch Pride and Prejudice but I didn’t get very far – still can’t force myself to get through it.

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Here comes the sun

Today was kind of long; worked a princess shift (10-2), then came home and cleaned up before my fabulous skype date :) I’m just happy these days – it’s wonderful, such a lightness of being… Anyway, took a nap, made dinner and worked on my resume / cover letter before skipping out to see District 9… it was pretty good, really… wet. Lots of icky liquid and peeling skin and other gross alien things, but it was kind of sweet, in its own way…

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