Sunday, April 25, 2010

Last Week of Class Part 2




My finals went by decently enough. Ten minutes into my Project Lead final I had a massive hayfever attack and could barely focus my eyes for two of the three hours I was doing the final. So my classes are over, but it will be a few weeks before I know my final marks.

On Thursday Jamie, Blae and myself went to the Airport Museum to volunteer for the Read-A-Reader fundraiser. We moved boxes of books and set up tables from three to six, and then we went to Blae's for D&D. We ordered pizza from New York pizza, and we decided that we'll never do that again. The pizza is decent, but the prices are terrible. Their “extra large” pizza is twelve inches. Weak. I do not recommend New York Pizza. Chicago Deep Dish is still the best deal in the city.

On Friday I went back to the book fair for the volunteer pre-sale. I picked up James Clavell's Shogun, The Heir to the Empire Trology, and the unabridged Mark Twain, because I've never read any Mark twain and I had volunteer vouchers, so why not, eh?

On Saturday I finally made it to Graham's for the Star Wars game session. For some reason Graham was cleaning out his fridge and he needed to go thrugh an entire block of cheese, so we had three mountainous plates of nachos. I ate myself sick. I can't recall a time when there has been free cheese in front of me and I haven't eaten it. All that salty cheese made me thirsty, so I also had three cans of Dr Pepper. I don't think I fell asleep until long after 2:00 that morning.

All in all, a great week to finish my third year of University. Next week, summer job!

Iron Man Vs Hugh Grant



Courteous Driver

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Last Week of Class Part 1



It's the last week of classes for me and as of Tuesday four of five of my major projects will be handed in. My HTML project isn't due until exam week, so I've got a bit of buffer there.

On Thursday the weather started out fine, so I wore short sleeves and no jacket to school in the AM. By the time I left school to my my folks in South Common it was snowing, and I went right from South Common to downtown to see my friends. By the time I got to my car at 11:00, my car was covered in a layer of ice, we had snow and southern Alberta levels of wind, and I was in short sleeves. Nights like that build character, I suppose.

Gentleman Caller

Sunday, April 4, 2010

How to Train Your Titans




Sorry about the lack up updates. Sunday night just isn't a good night to write. I think I'll move to a Friday update schedule.

Over the last two weeks I saw How to Train Your Dragon and Clash of the Titans. Dragon was pretty good. I would say it's Dreamwork's second best animated feature to date. The first being Antz. Antz rocked. Clash was... decent. You must turn your brain off and turn it off HARD, and then it's an enjoyable experience. A warning, though. The purported 3D of Clash of the Titans was added completely in post production, so don't waste your money on it. 2D is fine.

Classes are going well. I'm doing great in HTML, decent in my Project Lead and Screenwriting, and passing (hopefully, two assignments aren't back yet) my Rhetoric course.

I managed to go the entire month of March without driving to school. I lent my car to Janice for a couple weeks while her car was in the shop. So I saved a bunch of money and I got a lot more exercise walking to the bus stops and the grocery store. You buy a LOT less food when you have to carry it home.

Stuntmen For Hire