December 20th, 2002

California bear

Movies and stuff...

Hey there! I'm very happy because I have all my Christmas shopping done, all of my schoolwork is finished for the semester, and I can finally relax and do whatever I want to do. Also, this song from Elastica makes me very happy. It's called 2:1, and it is supercool. Clicking on the link will download the song, so you can enjoy it just as much as I have. The song is about 1.5 MB, in MP3 format.

I have also updated my personal site, and I have changed the layout of my first page so it's looking a lot different. I also updated my guestbook so it's not a lame Yahoo! GeoCities guestbook anymore, and something with a lot more options and stuff. Right now I'm investigating the PHP files that come with it to see if I can make it look a little bit different. So far, I haven't really been able to decipher much of anything, but it has been fun.

I saw the Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers on Wednesday afternoon. I was very happy about it. For the most part, I was glad about how closely they followed the book. I was unhappy about how the Faramir stuff played out, though. He is one of my favorite Lord of the Rings characters, and in the book he is so much more noble, humble and, quite frankly, opposite of Boromir. In the movie, not so much. Also the council of the Ents happened a lot differently in the book than it did in the movie. I wasn't as upset with that as I was with the Faramir part, though. It's still really good. I thought it was much funnier than the first movie.

I still have to see Star Trek Nemesis. Perhaps I will see it this weekend. Maybe I will go see Lord of the Rings again, too. My mom still hasn't seen it, which is a bummer because I can't talk about any of the parts in front of her, because that would be pretty wrong. And, as seventh-grade as it may seem, I really do want to see Catch Me If You Can, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Plus, Jennifer Garner is in the movie!! It comes out on Christmas Day, so perhaps I will see it the day after or something.
California bear

I hate country music

I just that I would come here to make sure everyone knows that I HATE country music. As evidenced by my profile, and my list of likes and dislikes. For some reason, people have guessed that the thing that is true about me on my little quiz is that I love country music. (Multiple people, not just you, juliedarling.) Let it be known that I do not like country music. It's not because I'm not musically tolerant, because I totally am. I LOVE music, and I'm willing to give almost anything a try. Except for country. I'm not biologically suited to listen to that. I'm serious.

Here's the story: one night many moons ago in high school, I went to bed completely exhausted. I think I had just broken up with the love of my life and I'd spent a good part of the day crying and crying, which further exhausts the mind and body. I was in a very deep sleep, an almost comatose-like sleep. Back in those days, I was a pretty heavy sleeper to begin with, but with these added factors I was gone from the world. My sister, whom I shared a room with at the time, came in a couple of hours after I had gotten into my very deep sleep and decided to play very softly (because she knows that I hate it) country music. This is the truth. I started to have nightmares about country music, and I woke up screaming because of them. I woke up from my intense sleep because of soft playing country music in the background. Even my subconscious mind hates country music. I just cannot handle it, and I don't think I ever will.

Sometimes I wonder what makes people like certain types of music over other types of music. I once wanted to do a really intense psychobiological study on music and people. I think I had a theory on how biological factors predispose certain people to favor one type of music over another. However, probably most of it has to do with what you learn at a small age. Anyway, that study would still be pretty cool, I think.