June 19, 2005

ouch, first new blog in 10 days

so I thought I might have internet access during our trip to Alaska, but at $0.30 a minute, I decided I could better spend my that change doing other things. Here is a short list of what I could do after a certain number of minutes:
  • 4 minutes – buy a 20 oz. bottle of Dr. Pepper
  • 10 minutes – round-trip bus fare on the Metro
  • 14 minutes – double tall non-fat sugar-free vanilla latte from Starbucks
  • 31 minutes – see Batman Begins
  • 50 minutes – buy the new Coldplay CD
needless to say, I don't usually think in these ways, except when it comes to things that usually come for free (now that I have a wireless card, free Wi-Fi aplenty!).

in the next few days, we'll be posting plenty of photos from our trip. we'll also be packing up our entirely huge (glorified studio) apartment, so we'll have to see which takes precedence!

if you're still in Seattle, I'd love to see you (and that means everyone). we move on the 29th, so that's just 10 days left! email or call me and we'll get coffee, tea, dinner, a movie, whatever....

June 08, 2005

quick update

So there is actually Wi-Fi in Alaska! We're in Fairbanks right now, and we'll hope on a tour bus tomorrow morning to start heading towards Denali. Hopefully we'll have internet access most of the trip and can update this.

In other news, we went to go see an advance screening of "Batman Begins", along with about 1,000 other people! Needless to say, we didn't get in.

June 07, 2005

Episode III

Sarah and I went with a group this past Saturday to The Cinerama to see Episode III. It was somewhat satisfying, somewhat disappointing, both feelings completely not surprising.

There is little that I could add to the dearth of reviewing and analysis that has gone on over the past month, so I won't attempt to say something original at this point about the movie. But I will create a word that has never been spoken, since I'm feeling the need to be original: jarboglinate. I am attempting to define this word, so please comment if you have a definition.

But here's the real question: What if we were only given Episode III as a prequel to the original Star Wars Trilogy? Barring the need to cover the obvious gaps in the story that Episodes I and II fill in for us, how would we compare Episode III to the other 3 films? I currently feel that Episode III is so satisfying largely in part to its predecessors. Would I like it if my expectations weren't so low to begin with? Please post your comments!