Lots of pathetic little entries

Lots of pathetic little entries the last couple days. I read the great gatsby yesterday afternoon for my english class. I enjoyed reading it, more so than some of the other ones that I’ve had to read for class. The last paragraph is great:

Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter – tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms further… And one fine morning – So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

A month from now, I

A month from now, I should be finished my last exam. At the same time, the first installment of Lord of the Rings will be hitting the theatres, I’m looking forward to it.

I went down to health

I went down to health services and got a flu shot today, now the top of my arm is kind of sore. I have a computer architecture assignment due later this week that I’m trying to work on right now. It involves converting a program from Java into assembly language. It’s loads of fun.

I went home over the weekend. For the most part I avoided doing homework, favouring sleep and vegitating instead. I did get my laundry done and some grocery shopping done, so it was a halfways productive.

Nethack, a text based dungeon

Nethack, a text based dungeon game. I haven’t really played it much, but apparently it’s pretty popular.

I watched Shrek in the afternoon yesterday and was pretty surprised. I think i was expecting a movie more like toy story, then again with mike myers and eddie murphy I probably shouldn’t have been. I ended up getting a free pass to Life as a House last night during a meeting, so I went and saw it. It’s being touted as an oscar contender, I think it’s debatable. The movie was pretty good, but it tried a bit too hard to be American Beauty. The acting was pretty good overall, although i’m not too sure about hayden christiansen. I haven’t seen anything else he’s been in, so there’s nothing to compare it to. His character is the overdone goth-druggie-marilyn manson cliche that makes you want to beat the script writers over the head for including in the movie.

Went to a Rheostatics show

Went to a Rheostatics show last night at one of the campus pubs. The bar happens to be in the same building that we have press-nite in every sunday, although it isn’t usually open on sunday nights. I was impressed by the show, very chill atmosphere. The opening act was Kevin Hearn, the keyboardist for the barenaked ladies. harland williams was there with the band too, he sung a couple songs wearing a bright orange sponge wig. A bunch of the guys from the band were wandering in and out of the pressnite during the afternoon.