1. What is your favorite movie of all time? I can’t pick just one. I’ve fallen in love with exactly three movies ever, though. The most recent was Garden State.
2. How often do you watch this movie? I’ve seen it… three times, I think. I watched once with the commentary playing over the movie. Never done that before, not the whole movie.
3. What’s your favorite line out of the whole movie? “Maybe that’s all home really is, a bunch of people searching for the same imaginary place.” I actually talked about that a little with Megan last night.
4. Who’s your favorite character from this movie? I like how Sam is ordinary. She’s not overwhelmingly gorgeous, and she’s not a genius, and she still lives at home. She’s an actual real person, not just a constructed “real” person.
5. What scene do you love the most? That’s hard, too. I like the scene where Large is on E, so the room is moving super-fast around him. I also like the scene where he’s saying goodbye to Sam, and mentions his ellipsis idea, but only because it shows someone else knows what an ellipsis is.
For Spring Break, this week has been pretty ordinary.
On Friday night, Greg called me to go out shopping with him. I was unsure, so I finally said I’d check with the parental units and call him back. He interpreted that as, “I’ll go. Come to my house now.” He sat around while I ate a sandwich, then we went to Waldorf. We spent a long time in Target. I helped him pick out a tv for David’s birthday. We rushed over to the mall, where Greg bought… something… in Sam Goody. I browsed around Old Navy, but neither of us was really into it. I have too many clothes anyway (which brought on the Winter Break Closet Cleanout).
I spent Saturday sitting around and watching movies on TBS: Legally Blonde (a favorite of mine; I own it, but it’s at school) and Runaway Bride. On Sunday I went to Palm Sunday mass with my dad. I managed to twist my palm into a cross this time. At the last Palm Sunday mass I attended (years ago, in Germany), I saw someone do that but couldn’t figure it out. It was only vaguely cross-like, but I was pleased.
On Monday, I went to Commons to see Greg. We spent the day watching the extended versions of all the Lord of the Rings movies. I got there later than intended (I won’t get up earlier during break than I do for church), and they’re very long movies, so we didn’t quite finish. I went to Chipotle for the first time with him and Wittig (one of his roommates). Yummy tacos. I’ve never been a burrito kind of girl. Maybe next time.
On Tuesday, I started working on Astro catch-up. I had two weeks’ worth of lecture and discussion notes to copy. It was agonizing. Studying takes so much time. I drove Ryan to soccer practice and went to the BX.
I kept working on Astro on Wednesday. I finished, then started in on The Handmaid’s Tale for women’s studies.
Yesterday, I read. Last night, I invited Megan over to chat and watch a movie. She hadn’t seen Spider-Man 2, and I was eager to see it again, so we watched that. I think that’s the best sequel I’ve ever seen. MJ and Spidey in the web at the end still terrified me.
Today, I finished The Handmaid’s Tale. It was a really good book. Compelling. It’s about a dystopic future where the Caucasian birthrate is very low and women are oppressed all around. The protagonist, Offred (as in “Handmaid of Fred”), has had her daughter taken from her and been forced into serving as a glorified mistress. Her responsibility is to get pregnant and have her Commander’s baby, then move on to another Commander. The society of the book is really scary. All of their actions, from not allowing women to read to providing handmaids, is based on the Bible. I don’t have many original opinions; this is no exception: You cannot take the Bible literally. Not all of it. Does anyone really think the advice Paul gives to the Corinthians (or whomever) is meant only for the Corinthians? No. Then why interpret anything else literally?
It’s Good Friday. I timed my daily rosary so that I said the Our Father for the last Sorrowful Mystery at exactly three o’clock. And for the last Lenten Friday for another year, I am off to not eat meat.