Ahhh, it feels so good to be back in Ithaca. I love break and I like being home, mostly cause hanging out with Ronnie and Lauren is awesome, but I love the feeling of being here. I like the slow, usually peaceful walks to class, and the sounds of people playing frisbee in the quads, and the knowledge that some of my best friends are just a few steps away.
Maybe that's why home wasn't the same this time, my best friend wasn't mere inches from me most of the time. I'm glad I got to visit Cesca, but sleeping in our shared room alone was kind of lonely and a bit scary. I have no idea how I'm going to deal with having my own room when the time comes. For the total of 19 years that I have lived, I have never had my own room. Weird.
So today starts a lot of good things. First of all, I don't have my 9 o'clock anymore, which means I get to sleep in later, although I miss breakfast with my friends. Maybe once in a while I'll get up and go, and use the hour in between to be productive. Second, we start the epicness that is Final Fantasy VIII tonight, which I am so excited for (as you know, if you've been reading this from the beginning). Third, and probably most important (I save the best for last), it's Alysia's birthday!!! She's finally 18! So now we can do the things we have always wanted to do as a group! Like buy cigarettes and porn and play the lotto! Ok, kidding on that one, but now we can go clubbing, which is what we've been waiting to do for like, ever.
Anyway, it's been so nice to hang with my Ithaca pals, and I'm really glad we got to discuss Alice in Wonderland. Good thing, because I thought I was the only one who picked up on the major sexual tension between Alice and the Hatter. I was so hoping that his likeness would be on the ship at the end, but alas, it was not to be. I found a copy of the original script, and in the last scene in Underland, he really does kiss her (twice!) but it was cut from the movie. Not sure why, except for the fact that Johnny Depp is like 40 something and Mia Wasikowska is like 20. Meh. That could be the reason.
Speaking of sexual tension, we have continued our endeavor of watching Firefly and have finished about half of the season. Gah, I want Simon and Kaylee to be together soooo bad, they're so cute!!! And Inara and Mal have that awkward 'we're-really-mean-to-each-other-but-really-want-to-tear-each-others-clothes-off" thing going on. My fear is that since the show was canceled after one season (although there is a movie) and Joss Whedon usually has like epic 17 season shows planned out, that it won't be resolved. I mean, look at the Office- it took Jim and Pam like 4 seasons to finally get together. In Bones, Booth and Brennan still haven't completely admitted their feelings to one another. To conclude the list of examples with a Joss Whedon show, Welsley and Fred didn't get together until the freaking end of the 5th season, and that was for like 2 episodes. Gah. I can't wait to see more!
That's all for now folks. Onward to Block 4!
Currently listening to: "I Wanna Be a Producer" from The Producers. Such a good movie.