Guess who just applied for student loans? THAT’S RIGHT I DID. I ROCK.
Well, I mean, I got most of the way through. I just have to declare officially that I didn’t lie on my application, and then wait to be turned down! It’s a wonderful weight off my shoulders!
Yes, I’m not the MOST confident. This happens when every-time you look at a standardized application you don’t fit on it. None of my education to-date has been “normal,” which makes then trying to go the average route a little dicey. Remind me to tell you the hilarious story about how I don’t ever qualify for any “guaranteed scholarships” sometime. But at least the fate of my academic future is out of my hands for now! It’s wonderfully liberating. 😀
I’ve been trying to chip away at my to-do list, but other than moving once and writing three short stories it seems that most of what I’ve done is watch movies. Hm. *ponders this* I’ve gone to the theatre three times, and watched a bunch of TV to boot!
|The best part of any movie about pirates.|
I went to see Pirates Of The Caribbean 4, which was not at all premeditated on my part. I enjoyed the first movie, and after the second and third, my expectations for this film were fantastically low. I attribute my complete lack of expectations, in part, for the fact that I did enjoy the movie! Cause the first half fully lived up to my expectations. It was all pointless fight scenes and Jack being feminine and pointlessness. Seriously, there’s a whole little arc where someone is impersonating Jack, and it turns out to be a woman. I still don’t know the reason we had that story, other than an excuse to fight on top of wine barrels.
And then Blackbeard walked onto the scene, and everything got much, much better. I have this strange addiction to actual characters, and his arrival heralded the entrance of people who possessed real motivation, and y’know, facets. MULTIDIMENSIONAL CHARACTERS? SAY IT ISN”T SO! (And don’t get your hopes up, I mean two facets. And in the case of Blackbeard, those facets are Evil and MoreEvil.)
I don’t want to talk about the plot any more for fear of spoilers, but it was satisfying! Much more so than I had expected! I especially liked the use of redemption and faith as motivators. And yes, revenge, because this IS a movie about PIRATES after all.
Also there were deadly mermaids and ships in bottles and a missionary who was NOT especially lame (who knew it could be done!?!?) and Eeeevil pirates, not just the “all pirates are good pirates” BALDERDASH they were spouting in pirates 2 and 3. The fight scenes should not be why anyone thought it was a good idea to watch this movie. So there you have it! My $0.03!
I leave the country in 15 days. Please excuse me while I hyperventilate up the linings of my lungs.