The birthday ended up being pretty good. I got many birthday wishes via facebook, email, phone call, text message, and even snail mail. After I posted yesterday, my lovely and sweetheart of a roommate, Jane, brought home a cookies 'n' cream ice cream cake from Baskin-Robbins, a Mickey Mouse mylar balloon, and a can of silly string, with which she bombarded me.
After that, I dragged her to go see Wristcutters: A Love Story with me. It was pretty good. Definitely a different premise, though the concept was essentially as classic as you can get--a journey (in this case, a roadtrip). Patrick Fugit was good, though, and Shannyn Sossamon was excellent.
A little later, Colleen got home and heard from Jane that Anna had seen Chris from NSYNC at Clubhouse, the sports bar where Anna works. Colleen freaked out a little and begged me to go with her, so we ventured downtown. We did end up seeing Chris while he was leaving Clubhouse...we passed him in the street. Clearly, we didn't say anything, but Colleen is convinced that she creeped him out by staring at him with a silly grin on her face. We met up with Anna and since she was done working, the three of us headed back to our part of Orlando and hung out at TGI Friday's for about an hour. It's was pretty dead...being 12:30am on a Monday, but they ordered the birthday brownie thing, and I had a couple drinks and in the end, Anna and Colleen paid for everything.
Overall, a very decent day and night.
Today, I had my Women in Film group presentation (the one for which we used Mean Girls), and it went surprisingly better than I had imagined. We still only spoke for less than a minute each, but my professor never dictated for how long we needed to talk, only that the entire presentation with film clip needed to be between 5 and 10 minutes. It was a super easy project, but I'm still a little concerned because it's worth 50% of my final grade. I think we did well though.
So I'm feeling significantly better than I did before that was over. I do have another Anthropology exam on Thursday morning, and a Chemistry test next Tuesday. I also have Veterans Day off on Monday, though, so I'll be going back to Spring Hill for a long weekend. Emily has already enticed me with fajitas and lasagna dinners and I have a plan to wash/clean my car, inside and out.
Lots to get done, but I'm not too stressed. Plus, after next Tuesday, I'm done with exams until December. Sweet.
As a final totally awesome note, Jurassic Park is on AMC. I love it. I love Jeff Goldblum.
John Hammond: All major theme parks have had delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked, nothing.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: But, John. But if the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don't eat the tourists.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs...
Dr. Ellie Sattler: Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth...
And a non-Malcolm quote, but awesome nonetheless...
[Tim is playing with night-vision goggles]
Gennaro: Hey, where'd you find that?
Tim: In a box under my seat.
Gennaro: Are they heavy?
Gennaro: Then they're expensive, put 'em back.