on my way home, the 1000 yards from where the bus drops me off to where i live, i cut through a park, where i spotted a gathering of ring-billed gulls resting. i snapped some photos, and then suddenly they all flew away, almost an reenactment of some deadly scene from the hitchcock movie the bird. i'm not as afraid of getting my eyes pecked out as i am about these flying creatures pooping on me. i admit, i have a fear of getting pooped on. by birds.
when i got home i listened to the langley schools cd, and i was blown away. i first read about it in an issue of wired. it's an interesting idea, little kids performing rock songs. there's a purity, since they can hardly understand the deeper meaning of these songs, when they perform it, it's for the love of the music above all else. favorite song: the cover of desperado, sung by a 9 year old girl. i almost cried when i heard it. it's so good, i have to share it:
all day long on television, alias marathon! just a few more episodes left, i'm exhausted. i read reviews of it and how some critics called the show "heartwrenching." the few episodes i've seen prior to the marathon, i didn't find it too heartwrenching. but now having seen the entire series, from the first episode to the last, it is without a doubt heartwrenching. double agent spy girl, dad's a spy too, fiancee murdered, graduate student by day, secret agent at night, friends getting annoyed that she's never around, not knowing who to trust, not being able to get close to anyone because it might endanger their lives - it's a very complex storyline! i keep on comparing it with dark angel. dark angel is child's play compared to the mature storyline of alias.
is it just me, or do you also find the puslating glow of the power button on sleeping new macs kind of creepy? i don't want my machines to behavior as if they're alive. that means i don't want anything pulsating, ever.