I’ve decided to compile a list of movies that my chemistry professor has talked about while trying to teach us in the lecture. The list seems to be growing with each lecture we have. Hopefully I will remember to update this every time he mentions a new movie and we’ll get to see how many are left. I think I may have already forgotten to include one or two though.
I like how his solution to the problem of the majority of us not having watched 2012 was to “download it”! What a rebel.
1. Inception 2. The Matrix 3. Finding Nemo 4. Catch Me If You Can 5. 2012 6. Lord of the Rings 7. 300 8. Harry Potter 9. Basic Instinct 3 10. Signs 11. James Bond 12. Blades of Glory 13. Australia 14. No Country for Old Men 15. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 16. Anger Management 17. Superman 18. Nacho Libre 19. Spiderman 20. Batman Begins 21. X-Men 22. The Incredibles 23. Super Size Me
I live in the Vancouver area and life is swell. Weather-wise, it’s usually quite nice here, but we’re starting approaching the rainy season now. While the incessant raining may help me sleep, it really dampens the mood when you wake up (pun intended) and it’s pouring outside.
I can’t imagine living in any other place than here though… then again I can’t really justify that because I’ve rarely been out of the country. But yeah, Vancouver’s pretty awesome. If you have never been here before, you should definitely visit one day.
"Radioactive" is the first single from the band’s upcoming album, "Come Around Sundown". Their music style is pretty enjoyable to listen to, and the vocals are just one of those unique voices that you either like or dislike (for me it’s the prior). I first discovered their music probably when they came out with "Only By The Night" in 2008. It’s hard to believe that has been two years since that album came out, time sure flies when you’re having fun and school is busy kicking you in the ass. I guess the band should be congratulated on receiving such mainstream success in North America with that album, but "Use Somebody" was seriously overplayed on the radio. Still, I’m stoked for this new one coming up. It’s out October 19.
And asked me if I was a second-year student. When I told him that I wasn’t and that it was my first year, he was quite surprised. Apparently he thought that I looked like a second-year student. I can interpret this in three ways:
1) I look older than I really am, but I doubt it.
2) I look like I’m a big enough of an idiot to have failed the course the first time around. Quite plausible.
3) He started the conversation with the first thing he could think of in order to introduce himself to me.
Jason Mraz - Details in the Fabric (Feat. James Morrison)
As always, I’m a sucker for any song that is on the mellow side, so I instantly took a liking to this. It also helped that two talented musicians are featured in the song. The lyrics of the song are rather encouraging to listen to, even if it was meant for more of a heartbreak situation.
If it’s a broken part, replace it If it’s a broken arm, then brace it If it’s a broken heart, then face it.
Or at least I think so. I was walking to my English class when I kind of noticed something on a garbage can and it just fell down the hole. I managed to see some kind of tail falling into the hole, so I assume it might have been a squirrel. The place is full of them running around. Still, it was kind of sad. Funny, but sad. Hope it got out somehow.
Today he keeps making random movie jokes while teaching, and uses quite terrible analogies. It also does not help at all when he has a bad accent.
1. “I am trying to give you ideas in your head. But only when you’re awake because this is not Inception.”
2. When asking the class the difference between elements and atoms, he also tells them to sum it up in two sentences or less. One guy gives a really thorough and scientific short answer, to which the professor replies, “Was that two sentences? How about I tell you the difference now. You will be able to go tell your friends in Harvard and MIT about the difference, or you can even corner them and quiz them! Okay, are you ready? An element is like a job and atoms are the “people” who work the job. See? Less than two sentences.” As he says this last part the whole class is like laughing and having huge wtf moments. The sad thing is that the professor was completely serious and we never found out two “true” distinction between the two.
I’ve been listening to their album “Sign No More” like two times per day, once for each time I am commuting to or from school. I’m ashamed to say that I was skeptical of their music when a friend first introduced me to their music. But now I see what the hype is. Marcus Mumford, the lead vocalist, has a voice that is just really cool to listen to. And not only that, but the band plays a wide variety of instruments which I’ve never even heard of before. Sounds really great though when you hear them in their songs. I started out only liking “Little Lion Man”, but I’m growing to like most of the songs on the album. Good stuff, it’s been getting me through the past few days. Okay, back to reading boring things about Chemistry. Maybe.
Hooray for catchy songs and Canadian bands! Too bad the song is kind of on the short side though. If you like this song you should definitely check out their latest album, “All Red”. I discovered them just recently and they aree awesome. And sorry for the lack of posts, I feel SWAMPED with school already.
It’s hard to believe I still have papers and notes from years ago, just piling on my shelves. As school is less than a day away, I need to throw them all out to make room for new things. There’s actually some interesting things that I’m throwing away like my notes from world history and wars (nerd moment). It feels like such a shame though, throwing (mostly) everything away as if they were just junk. This is probably why the majority of us are not smarter than 5th graders.
I have no idea why, but I always sleep easier when it’s raining at night. There’s just something about the pitter patter of the raindrops outside that helps. I don’t know why I feel this way but this was just something that occurred to me when I woke up this morning, feeling great and energized cause it rained last night.
First off, thanks for the follow! :) And yes, EITS is amazing, there’s no reason why everybody shouldn’t like them! I’ve come across the band name Sigur Rós several times before although I have never really listened to their music. Well maybe except for Jónsi’s solo stuff, but that’s besides the point. Perhaps you have some song recommendations?
It’s hard to even begin describing the instrumental brilliance that is Explosions in the Sky. One of the reasons as to why I love Friday Night Lights (both the movie and the television show) is because of EITS’s music. Especially when it is a sad moment and you hear one of their songs, it really adds to the sadness of the scene. My top post-rock bands are EITS and The Album Leaf, but EITS definitely takes the top spot for my favorite band of this particular genre. My favorite album from the band would have to be “The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place”. The songs on that album (including this one!) are particularly noteworthy. If you like this then you should check out some of their other works. I remember reading that they will probably release a new album next year, so I am highly anticipated for that.
PS. If you haven’t already done so, you should consider watching Friday Night Lights. And since it’s an 8-minute song and the audio file was too large to upload, the music quality may be a bit lower to accommodate for the restrictions. Sorry.
Words can’t describe how much I love this song. Although it’s a sad one, it’s absolutely amazing. I don’t even know how many times I’ve listened to this song now, I can never get sick of it. Apparently the background music is not from an instrument but from a music box. How neat. Sounds great too.
1. Passing by this sketchy street in downtown on the bus and just seeing what seemed like an endless line of homeless people sitting along the sidewalk. I’ve heard about the amount of homeless people and drug addicts that occupy the area, but have never really seen it for myself. It was kind of depressing and shocking to witness. I feel bad for them. I don’t want to judge them for the decisions they’ve made in life and I know I don’t know where they come from, but to see anybody piss away their lives is quite saddening.
2. Watching my friend regurgitate a piece of nasty sushi. Not cool.
People who use “their” when they mean “there” or “they’re”. It’s bad enough when someone types to you with u’s and r’s by their lonesome, but when they improperly use other words it just gets annoying.