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Alexandra
12 September 2010 @ 05:22 pm
 So many thoughts go through my head that I could fill ten thousand journal entries and keep going. Of course, that's an exaggeration, but really...I never write any more. How do I expect to get better at writing if I struggle to just get my own simple thoughts out?

Anyways, life is going well. But I can't seem to take school seriously at the moment, and that really needs to change (and fast!).
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Alexandra
17 July 2010 @ 09:36 pm
GUYS (and when I say this plural greeting to the Internet, I realise there is probably a grand total of one person reading this, but I feel better addressing the general Internet public for a few reasons, the main being that it doesn't make me seem like a complete Internet fade-away, but ANYWAYS, on with my exciting news) I SAW INCEPTION LAST NIGHT. AND IT WAS FANTASTIC. It is now easily one of my favourite movies (but I never ever will have a definitive favourite because it feels to me like too big of a commitment, and there I go, about to start off on another tangent about my commitment issues, so BACK ON TRACK.)

EVERYONE should see it. I would recommend it to anyone and not even bother with asking about their genre preferences. First of all, THE CAST. Leonardo DiCaprio, awesome as always. Ellen Page: GREAT performance, but I always think she's great. Joseph Gordon-Levitt...do I really have to explain that one? Cillian Murphy - AMAZING. Subtly amazing, like I've found many of his performances to be. If you see it, the last scene that he's in, near the end...I almost cried. Marion Cotillard was stunning as ever and she almost made me cry, too. She also almost made me jump out of my seat at some points, but anyways. And all the others in the film. Brilliant.

The plot was (in my opinion, and I think in many others) very original and I was not bored ONCE. And this movie was two and a half hours. Ugh. I've been thinking about it all day. Oh god, and the ENDING. Also, the soundtrack (composed by the one and only Hans Zimmer) fit perfectly and made the movie so much more than it already was.

The visuals were stunning, also. Christopher Nolan is a genius director, he really is. So just go and watch it now. It's the best film I've seen all 2010.

 
 
Current Music: Time - Inception Soundtrack
 
 
 
Alexandra
08 July 2010 @ 12:23 pm
 To life back at home. Somewhat boring. SOMEWHAT EXTREMELY HUMID AND UNBEARABLE. But I joined the gym and went today. It felt so good to get that exercise. I tried running but it was just so disgustingly humid outside that I couldn't do it. Cycling is okay though. I go everywhere on my bike.

I'm also back at work, which is oddly nice. I'm sure the feeling won't last all summer, but it's the first time that I've taken all of my shifts off for the week. Going back was sort of relaxing...it also helps that I know I'm making money. I spent way more than I normally spend this past month, and the worst part is that it was one of those, "What do I even have to show for it?" kind of things.

Today should be productive, though. Gym this morning, signing up for Driver's Ed (finally, I waited too long), and then off to work. And I signed up for lotr_lims again, but hopefully I will not forget to submit like last summer and be eliminated!
 
 
Current Music: My Boy, My Girl jam - Red Hot Chili Peppers
 
 
 
Alexandra
02 July 2010 @ 03:20 pm
 It's been excellent. In a week, this has been the first time I've been able to just sit down and blog about it. So I'll start with last Friday.

After we finished our last exam, myself and three other friends went downtown for dinner. We ate at this amazing Lebanese restaurant, and we had the nicest waitress. She cracked jokes with us and told us stories and even took a picture of all of us for us. I had lentil soup and traditional rice. The soup was fantastic and the rice was alright, but very spicy. Of all foods, and I'm definitely not a picky eater, spicy is the hardest for me to handle. Anyways, we ordered way too much, so we boxed our leftovers and gave them to a homeless person before heading down to the river to walk around the carnival. We ended up going on the ferris wheel and this crazy loop ride where we did were hanging upside-down at times. I thought my head was going to explode. But it just seemed like everyone everywhere was excited that it was finally starting to feel like summer. Everyone was friendly and smiling and it was just such a great environment.

But the best part is this: we were supposed to then go to the downtown theatre and see The Karate Kid, but when we were nearing the theatre, just a few buildings down The Trews were starting a concert. It was apparently 19+, but they let us in anyways. I love the Trews, and so does one of my friends, and while the other two weren't familiar with their music, we danced around all night, hollering and singing and it was The Best. When the band left for a break, the Beatles' music was playing, so we stood in a circle and sang as loud as we could to all the songs. It was the greatest Start of Summer I've ever had.

And it only got better. Saturday I was just hanging around the house, but on Sunday I left with a friend to visit our other friend who had moved away about 5 years ago. We used to be the best of friends; inseparable. But then we all sort of went our separate ways, especially when we hit high school (when the aforementioned friend moved away, myself and our other friend still stayed close for two years.) We used to visit her all the time, but we hadn't since 2007. So I was secretly pretty nervous about the whole thing, because I thought that it was going to end up being really awkward.

BUT, when myself and my friend boarded the train, we started talking and joking around like nothing had changed. And when we finally got to our other friend, it was even better. We went to Toronto twice on the Go train, which was really fun - we went to Kensington Market, Toronto Island, and just downtown Toronto in general, and we saw Grown Ups, which was the perfect movie for us (I mean, it's about a group of guys who haven't really seen each other for years but then get together in the summer and the rest is history.) We stayed for 5 days, but it went so fast that it could have easily just been one day. 

And now here I am, back at the computer. It feels so strange. J.R.R. Tolkien got it right when he said "How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart, you begin to understand, there is no going back?" It's too true, especially when you travel.
 
 
 
Alexandra
21 May 2010 @ 10:34 pm
Still about a month of school left. But the weather, though often rainy, has been very summer-like, and it's such a tease! Especially since I'm busy with projects, projects, and more projects. And I am such a procrastinator...I have to write the essay portion of my history this weekend and finish my French presentation. 

On Saturday I went to my friend's farm and we had a bonfire. It was pretty fun - I love bonfires so much. It was chilly, so I just stood next to the flames and it was perfect. I love that smell. My hair and my new jacket (which I am absolutely in love with) reeked of it for at least two days, even with a shower. But it was great. Reminded me of camping, which reminded me of how far away our camping trip is - end of August! But it will be worth it.

One of my friends on the left and myself on the right - I like this picture, even though you can't really see anything. Maybe that's why I like it. Ha.

Anyways, can summer just BE here, already? I hope it doesn't rain tomorrow...I want need to go for a run. I've been eating way too much recently and I am not feeling in good shape. If only I could kick those overeating habits!
 
 
Current Music: Heaven - John Frusciante