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- Saw the Tutankhamen exhibit at the deYoung. It was win.

- Went across the street to the Academy of Sciences which I hadn't been to since it was rebuilt. It's nice but the rainforest exhibit had too long of a line so we didn't go into it. Shortly after we went in, the fire alarm went off and the museum was evacuated! Then everyone stood around while the firepersons examined the premises and concluded everything was fine. They even let us back in.

- Saw HBP. I think it was an accurate rendering of a book that was extremely uneven. I really like the story of HBP, I like Slughorn, I like Snape and Draco's storyline, I like Tom Riddle. I really dislike the romantic subplots and thought they were handled horribly in the books. The movie reflected both those aspects accurately. I think Jim Broadbent was great. I was totally impressed by Tom Felton, who has these scenes without dialogue or anyone to play against that must be hard to pull off, but he did it.

- On one of our flights, as the plane was landing, the plane in front of us failed to take off. We had already touched down on the runway and the pilot had to make an emergency takeoff to avoid a collision, then go around the traffic pattern again and get directed to another runway. Wheeeeeee!

- On the west coast it's been quite mild all week. When we arrived in Vermont, we found out the Northeast has been having a record heat wave. I think it's like 90F. I lol'd.

- My computer isn't here yet. /nailbite
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- Saw the Tutankhamen exhibit at the deYoung. It was win.

- Went across the street to the Academy of Sciences which I hadn't been to since it was rebuilt. It's nice but the rainforest exhibit had too long of a line so we didn't go into it. Shortly after we went in, the fire alarm went off and the museum was evacuated! Then everyone stood around while the firepersons examined the premises and concluded everything was fine. They even let us back in.

- Saw HBP. I think it was an accurate rendering of a book that was extremely uneven. I really like the story of HBP, I like Slughorn, I like Snape and Draco's storyline, I like Tom Riddle. I really dislike the romantic subplots and thought they were handled horribly in the books. The movie reflected both those aspects accurately. I think Jim Broadbent was great. I was totally impressed by Tom Felton, who has these scenes without dialogue or anyone to play against that must be hard to pull off, but he did it.

- On one of our flights, as the plane was landing, the plane in front of us failed to take off. We had already touched down on the runway and the pilot had to make an emergency takeoff to avoid a collision, then go around the traffic pattern again and get directed to another runway. Wheeeeeee!

- On the west coast it's been quite mild all week. When we arrived in Vermont, we found out the Northeast has been having a record heat wave. I think it's like 90F. I lol'd.

- My computer isn't here yet. /nailbite

fucking ow

Apr. 3rd, 2009 09:37 pm
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Still working the toothache remedies, and also got the dentist to score me some vicodin. I wonder why tooth pain gets so blindingly intense... what's the evolutionary value there? In the absence of modern dentistry wouldn't it just be a source of disabling pain for tons of the population? All the time in egyptology you hear about mummies with severely decayed and abcessed teeth (partly because of the environment; sand would get in their food and cause dental wear and tear), which boggles my mind. I'd rather have them all pulled out than that, though the prospect of having damaged teeth extracted without anesthesia is a bit daunting.

Maybe proximity to the face/brain/"self" makes it seem worse than it is? I don't know. God fucking damn it though.

fucking ow

Apr. 3rd, 2009 09:37 pm
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Still working the toothache remedies, and also got the dentist to score me some vicodin. I wonder why tooth pain gets so blindingly intense... what's the evolutionary value there? In the absence of modern dentistry wouldn't it just be a source of disabling pain for tons of the population? All the time in egyptology you hear about mummies with severely decayed and abcessed teeth (partly because of the environment; sand would get in their food and cause dental wear and tear), which boggles my mind. I'd rather have them all pulled out than that, though the prospect of having damaged teeth extracted without anesthesia is a bit daunting.

Maybe proximity to the face/brain/"self" makes it seem worse than it is? I don't know. God fucking damn it though.
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For like two minutes the LJ headers were showing the Halloween "undead journal" art. That... was perplexing.

Um, anyway, I forget whatever I was going to post about now. This is going to be frickin awesome and [livejournal.com profile] _hannelore is going to come see it with me before I/we leave. The 18th dynasty is leet in so many ways. I love the naysayers who are always like "meh Tut was a minor king!". Minor, right, the politics surrounding his ascension, reign, and death were totally MINOR.

I have a cold again.
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For like two minutes the LJ headers were showing the Halloween "undead journal" art. That... was perplexing.

Um, anyway, I forget whatever I was going to post about now. This is going to be frickin awesome and [livejournal.com profile] _hannelore is going to come see it with me before I/we leave. The 18th dynasty is leet in so many ways. I love the naysayers who are always like "meh Tut was a minor king!". Minor, right, the politics surrounding his ascension, reign, and death were totally MINOR.

I have a cold again.

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