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May 23rd, 2008


08:22 am - The next thing I'm doing
For awhile I've wanted to make lunches. I've been having trouble convincing myself to eat lunch. This leads to many problems.
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Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: Meatloaf "Objects in the Real View Mirror May Appear Closer than They are

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09:28 am - Mythadventure
I have some Robert Asprin books. I think I'll read one this evening in his memory.
Booking Through Thursday
Books and films both tell stories, but what we want from a book can be different from what we want from a movie. Is this true for you? If so, what’s the difference between a book and a movie?
I've actually discussed this before, but books allow you to create your own characters, even ignoring the descriptions. For instance, I've always pictured Ivan Vorpatril as a blond, even though he's not. I really enjoyed the Gulliver's Travels mini-series with, I think Ted Dansen? That was a rich, vivid portrayal of Gulliver that really brought the book to life for me. I think I blogged at the time that it really added a depth to my understanding. I was able to stop trying so hard to picture the setting and was able to focus more on the action. Maybe that's unusual. I know I didn't have the same reaction watching the Rankin Bass Lord of the Rings. But I did with Ralph Baksi's treatment of the same material. The Peter Jackson LoTR didn't add much to my experience of the books.

The trick with a book is to be descriptive but not so descriptive, it's intrusive. And the trick with a movie is to show, not tell. (Pay attention, George Lucas! This is where Ep 1-3 really went off the rails (well that and bad plotting). You were so busy making Ani cute and lovable, that you forgot to show his evolution.)
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Berlin "The Metro"
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12:00 pm - Bento update
So, being hungry early and fighting a headache, I broke into the bento for lunch around 11:30. I had the sandwich, humus, tabouli, and pita, and olives. I was full after that, but I wanted to try the apple chips, so I had one of each and packed everything back up. If I need a snack later today, I'm pretty much covered.

So lessons learned. Probably don't need a whole sandwich or should cut down on the pita. That's an awful lot of bread and it's very filling. Also, the water cooler is broken at the office so maybe I should bring in my own drinks.
Current Mood: workingworking
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12:42 pm - I'm young again, even though I'm very old
Dwarak just traded me some of his cracked wheat spicy veggies for some apple chips!
Current Mood: gigglygiggly
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