Posts with mood weird (2)

a few thoughts about Oblivion (with spoilers!) and my emotional state
Mood: weird
Location: home!
Posted on 2013-11-16 23:09:00
Tags: movies essay
Words: 249

I just got back from a quick jaunt to St. Louis, and on the way back I watched Oblivion. (the recent Tom Cruise sci-fi movie)

beyond here lie SPOILERS for Oblivion

Near the end of the movie, it becomes clear that Tom Cruise (he has a name in the movie but, come on, he's Tom Cruise) and his wife Julia are going to have to sacrifice themselves to defeat the evil Tet, and Julia has to go up there in suspended animation. So we see Tom Cruise fly up there with the suspended animation pod and stuff happens and eventually he opens the pod and it's Morgan Freeman! (who is the leader of the humans but, come on, he's Morgan Freeman)

I did not see this coming (which is more than I can say for another major plot twist), but my first thought was that this was horribly unfair to Julia. She volunteered to martyr herself to save humanity, but Tom Cruise robbed her of that right, and now she has to live without him, which struck me as very very sad. Is that weird?

Anyway, I usually like unexpected endings to movies, but I was pretty bummed about this. Some combination of watching a movie while traveling/on an airplane and without David around often puts me in a weird emotional state. And I was very excited to see that there was indeed a happy ending when one of Tom Cruise's clones found Julia! (which actually made total sense)


long time no see...
Mood: weird
Music: Eminem vs. Dukes Of Dixieland - "Down by the Riverside"
Posted on 2005-07-15 10:02:00
Words: 458

So this has officially been my longest absence from LJ since I started posting. Dunno why, just haven't been in the mood. Instead of recapping what happened over the last nine days, I'll post whatever pops in my head :-)

Yesterday was my 2-year anniversary at NI. Hooray! Unfortunately, things are going to get busy soon, as we're starting to get to the end of the development cycle, which means lots of testing and stuff like that. Plus, tech week for ASMC starts next weekend, so that will eat up all our free time.

I took some time and updated my homepage to be current, and in doing so, updated my resume as well. That was an odd experience - lots of deleting stuff, and I had to sorta describe what I do now. I also put my random projects on my homepage, and I will hopefully add them there from now on. Maybe I should have an RSS feed or something...that sounds like fun...

Just got a meeting invitation for 7:30 that is "MANDATORY for all employees". Ugh! Although breakfast tacos are provided (and the meeting itself doesn't start until 8). I had never had breakfast tacos until I came up to Austin. Dunno if they're an Austin thing, or more of an NI thing, or what.

I had a filling done on Tuesday. It went as well as can be expected. Although the tooth itself is still a little sensitive to cold and heat (as evidenced by my hot tea).

I think my next project will be automatically backing up my bookmarks and making a web page out of them (you can see a first pass here). I guess I'm very much in a web project sort of mood. Although I should get back to work on the Python Challenge, but I'm still stuck on level 12.

I'm finally over my cold/allergies/whatever and so I can sleep at night without coughing or taking Sudafed. That's very nice!

I thought I had finished my current project on like Tuesday, but then another problem cropped up. I think I know how to fix it, though, and hopefully it will be done by the end of today. I'm a little tired of the project I've been working on - I wish it would just work. Although it does seem cooler than it did when I started it...

I downloaded a bunch of cool mashups from which are on my music page. The funniest one I've listened to is Eminem vs. Dukes Of Dixieland - it's Eminem's "Lose Yourself" versus a jazz band playing "Down by the Riverside" (the track is just called "Down by the Riverside"). It's awesome!

I'm worried about my weight again. I'm hoping to make it go down. :-)


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