Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Odds'n'Ends

I heard the results for Heath Ledger’s autopsy today. It made me even sadder (is that the right word?) about the whole thing. What a waste. He was so talented and vibrant; he was going to do great things, now it’s over because his doctors couldn’t figure out a proper dosage & cross check his other medications. Now a little girl has to grow up without her father. I watched Knight’s Tale last weekend. I cried.

School started again a few weeks ago. I’m burned out already. LOL I like my teachers so far. We’ll see what time says about the classes themselves. My senior seminar is creation vs. evolution. It’s been really interesting so far. My teacher actually has ethics and told us off the bat that he won’t insert his opinions into the class, just the different viewpoints out there. He’s a pretty cool guy. This class is the only one he teaches. He works in a biological lab as his day job and his masters/doctorate are in theology. I think that’s the perfect fit for the class!

The last week before school started I read all 3 of the Twilight books. I meant to post on them sooner, but stuff just got in the way. They were amazing! I just gobbled them up. I’m really excited that the 4th one comes out later this year. Then it’ll be back to the waiting game like with Harry Potter. I think this series can go on forever though. It’s not like she has to cap it off if she doesn’t want to. She’s got another book coming out in May I think. I’ll probably check that one out too. It may be time to make another blog header with a touch of them in it too.

Speaking of Harry Potter, Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory) has been cast as the main vampy boy in the Twilight movie. I think it’s a good match. I’ve noticed on the fan boards a lot of girls get all bent out of shape over it. He even supposedly said himself that he doesn’t think he’s getting a lot of support over it (rumor on IMDB). That’s sad. I honestly think he’d be perfect. I’m not the type to picture real people when I read books. I kinda just let my mind fill in the blanks with the few details the author gives you. When I read he was cast I thought he was perfect! I really can’t even think of an actor that would come any closer to what I’d thought up. These fan boards keep picking these olive skinned, dark haired boys. The few details in the book allow for a bronze haired boy with VERY pale skin. Robert isn’t that pale… but make-up fixes that. I also think that part of the reason for the hub-bub is that the photo posted on the author’s site is a HORRID likeness of him. LOL Got to some of the HP fan pages to see a much better picture of Robert.

4 comments:

Go, Bishop, Go! said...

Ok, so I have decided that of all the "friend" websites that have many pluses. I acutally like blogs best.

I'd like to say that you and Ryan & I read the books in the same riduculously short period of time. I also agree that Robert will do great! Miss you!

Peasy said...

I never heard about the autopsy reports! :( I'm off to hunt down the article. I haven't been able to watch any of his movies yet. I know I'll be too sad.

Jessica Stier said...

I also ate up the Twilight series. I was really sad to come back to reality when it was over. I'm waiting anxiously for August 2 to arrive. I also, also think that Robert Pattinson is a good match for Edward. When I read that, I realized that he is very much what I imagined Edward to look like. He seems to have those kind of ancient, knowing eyes that are such an important feature. It's going to be fun.

I have avoided rewatching Knight's Tale in the aftermath of HL's untimely death. It is one of my favorite movies and I just think I need to give it some time before I delve into that sadness.

Trena said...

Ahhh, Edward. Yes I can't wait for the movies and the next book. It's like eating a delicious chocolate bar.