Last week, Curtis and I visited our friend Anna in Bloomington! It’s a fun ride down there with lots of pretty scenery and it’s only an hour away from Butler (it’s an extra 20-30 minutes from us, and I blame I-465 … and the conventions of distance).
It was so much fun! Anna works at the Lilly Library and knows All Things About Books, so she had awesome things to show us liiike AN ORIGINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT OF STAR WARS A NEW HOPE. (Imagine me shouting this while flailing my arms around.) We also got to see the original written manuscript of Patrick O’Brien’s The Far Side of the World, which my favorite movie Master and Commander is based off of.
Paul Bettany + Russell Crowe + Napoleonic era naval warfare = MASTER AND COMMANDER.
We had a ton of fun visiting Anna’s favorite haunts. It’s so cute and cozy down there! It was nice to take a little trip out of the city to visit our buddy. I heeeard there’s a rotation block down there and I wonder if I should request it! Free housing and everything!
I am appalled at my lack of frequent updating. I don’t really have a concrete reason for the giant gaps. I think it is because my life is so uninteresting that I have to let several days creep by in order to let something interesting happen.
I hope everyone had a super Halloween! We had 0 trick or treaters! MORE CANDY FOR ME.
My costume was really cool though. I was a Mandalorian. I bet you didn’t know until just now that there’s a Star Wars specific wiki. You’re welcome!
I bought not one, but TWO bags of candy in preparation for Halloween festivities. I like chocolate, myself, so I bought the Milky Way/Snickers/3 Musketeers combo, and because it was severely lacking in peanut butter, I bought a separate bag of Reese’s to mix in. Although we didn’t have trick or treaters, I took it upon myself to mow through several candy bars to make myself feel better (at least they were fun-sized?).
All in all, Halloween was a bust. What we did manage to accomplish the week before was watching all three Paranormal Activity movies, and The Exorcist. I’m not really a horror movie fan, but I really liked the PA series and The Exorcist. I think I prefer movies that don’t have murderers in them. That just bothers me for some reason.
Okay well! Lighter topics! I’m in the Science Library right now and I just ate food. I feel ostracized when I eat food in libraries because the wrappers are all loud and everyone else is like, “Stupid person eating, ruining my studying and making me hungry!” This may be all in my head, however.
I love October! Curtis and I started dating in October of 2005. Fall might be my favorite season, mostly because I love sweaters more than I love coats, and you can wear nice boots without getting them mucked up in snow. Additionally, I want to get married in October of 2013. Basically October and I should be together.
Campus during fall is so pretty too!
And another thing.
STARBUCKS PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES. What was unfortunate last year was that, during this time, I was slowly investigating an occasional (but increasing in frequency) all-encompassing, life-halting stomach pain (I’m exaggerating) that would crop up at the weirdest times. Finally, with the power of medical databases, I deduced that my stomach pain was correlated with the amount of milk intake I had. Including pumpkin spice lattes–well, and all other lattes, for that matter. My doctor told me to self-diagnose myself with lactose intolerance, which I’m pretty sure is what I decided.
I have a bunch of theories about how and why I developed it, but I won’t go into it now. I also love milk so this has been a problem.
For about a year, the idea of lattes repulsed me, for fear of getting those stomach pains. Luckily, that’s worn off, and I just pop a lactase supplement with my latte, and now I’m BACK IN BUSINESS. (It’s really hard to take a pill with burning hot coffee, let me tell you.)
The other thing about October that I love is HALLOWEEN. Unfortunately, clusters are scheduled over Halloween weekend. I will complain more about it when the time comes. For now, let’s reminisce about how I built Mandalorian armor in the dorm room sophomore year.