Wednesday, August 28, 2013

That Time of Year Again

Classes begin today for me. Unfortunately, my one Wednesday class does not begin until 6:30 tonight, so most of the day has been work and napping (as I have not been able to sleep properly for the past week).

My glorious pile of books. We are not thrilled.

An evening class also means I have to eat earlier and miss both Paranormal Witness and Joe Rogan Questions Everything, unless I want to stay up until one in the morning. I would do almost anything to just graduate already. Almost anything.

In more exciting news, I got a new shelf. Hooray! No more piles of books to walk around!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Whoever Came Up With This Show Is Brilliant

More videos and complete episodes can be found here.

Proving that Australia is more than just terrifying bugs and animals, they've given the world "SlideShow". I can't remember last time I laughed so hard at a game show.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Recommended Reading

I recently finished Hideous Absinthe: A History of the Devil in a Bottle by Jad Adams, and I must say it was quite interesting.

While not going into tremendous and tedious amounts of details, Adams does a pretty good job of compiling the history of the drink, particularly in France and Britain. He also discusses the lives of some of the people in connection to absinthe (mostly artists and poets) and many of the myths surrounding the green drink. He starts with its humble beginnings, and works up to absinthe's rise and fall, and eventual resurgence. Personally I found the last chapter the most interesting, as it discussed the reasons why drinking absinthe today is not at all like drinking absinthe in the late nineteenth century. As an occasional absinthe drinker myself (I've come a long way since over drinking it my first time), I can only wonder how it truly felt to be under that kind of influence. 

If anyone else has read this, what were your thoughts? Some reviews I read were a bit harsh. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Now Watching

It seems like a good night for a ghost story.

The Others (2001)

Kind of hard to believe this movie is over ten years old. Still good, with a nice twist ending, especially if you've never seen it before.