Friday, May 23, 2008

"The space between spaces", or...

Going to see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull with a whole lot of physicists...

The evening started out very entertaining, after we persuaded a few people to try Bubble Tea in Chinatown which resulted in a whole bunch of physicists dodging "the weird black balls" in their drinks for the rest of the night. I don't think they understood.

Afterwards we slowly made our way 100 ft to Leicester Square and promptly lost 14 of the 15 physicists with us when we went to collect our tickets. The show was sold out! With the 1 remaining physicist we stood in line for snacks for about 15 minutes, but managed to snag some Ben and Jerrys and joke about the "Warmed Popcorn" so it was all okay in the end.

I have to admit that I really enjoyed the film. I know that it spent some time explaining what Indy was doing between movie 3 and 4, but I liked that, it gave us time to imagine his adventures during the war.

I also liked that they did not try to make Indy do so many stunts and let his new-found son (the new 'Junior' haha) take some of the risks, but Indy can definitely still fight! Some people complained about hashing out (or reminding) the audience about events that happened in previous films, such as Indy's fear of snakes, the deaths of Marcus and his father, the Ark, but again, I liked it.

Cate Blanchett as the evil psychic Ukranian was also great. Is there nothing she cannot do?

Maybe I'm not too hard to please when it comes to movies about daredevil archeologists, or maybe I'm just a fan of a man with a large fedora and a whip. ;)

Monday, May 19, 2008

New plans, Old plans

So, I feel that the upcoming months or years in my life are going to be incredibly eventful and filled with surprises and challenges. If you think about it like Christmas or your birthday, some days will be incredible, like opening a box to find that perfect cuisinart pan so you can throw out that old one with the teflon worn off (I like cooking, sue me) or a complete set of Monty Python films, and other days will be opening up a box and finding a can of insect repellent. Or something like that.

I'm not going to give a bunch of background information on myself, I think the blog will fill in the blanks. But I will say that I am 23, living in London in a small flat with SJ, and have the best job with 3-5 co-workers, depending on their level of involvement, who are like family to me. I have had the privilege of working with them for more than a year and am ready to take the next step with them- bringing the business back over the Pond to the United States.

So on with the blogging.

My mother (CJ) has been visiting for the past week, which was greatly needed in some ways. I am a big family and friends person, and being away from those in the USA can get really hard for me sometimes. CJ and I roamed London, going to exhibits, eating out, shopping, the usual mother-daughter routine. She flew back to PA yesterday and it was sad to see her go, but I know it won't be for too long.

So for the next week it is back to the norm, working in the shop, brainstorming and daydreaming about business plans, attempting to get cracking again on the book that DW and I are writing, and preparing for ANOTHER group of visitors. This time my best friends, SKR, SFitz, and Parry, who are arriving beginning on this Saturday! When the four of us merge it is a force to be reckoned with, and as all girls do, we think we're a bit like the SATC gals (I'm Carrie ;) ). It's been too long since we've all been together, so it should be a blast. It should be even more fun trying to fit all of us plus SJ into my tiny flat.

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