Forrest Oliphant

Go see Hero.


HeroOne advantage of living in Japan is that we get Chinese way movies before they come out in the States. Hero was out last Summer, and even though I couldn't understand most of it it was def. worth seeing. It's beautiful, and I look forward to understanding the intricacies of the story someday.

Wed & Thu mornings I got up early to get into the water (Friday morning a taifu had blown in, so I chose sleeping in (and, therefore, life)). I think I like the whole "early to bed, early to rise" thing, and it is a lot easier with the surfing as impetus. I bought a wetsuit, booties, and prescription surfing sunglasses almost without thinking about it. I'm looking for a van as well, and hope to find one before all my car taxes are due in October. I had my mind made up to grow my hair again, but it will be a pain to take care of since I'm gonna be in the ocean all the time... so my hair is in limbo again. All of this points down the path to a slippery slope of getting sucked into a particular lifestyle, which makes me chuckle at myself a bit.

This week in my free time at school I learned some JavaScript, which was a pretty direct jump from Flash. Now I'm getting them to play together for the Wiggle project, which might have a usable version within a few days. I still havn't wrapped my brain around the geometry for depth focusing, but I havn't lost motivation, so it shall get done.

Thursday I made pizza for the Tofu Expressway Rambling Stringband, and I had some yeast starter left over, so I made pancake batter and stuck it in the fridge. I made the pancakes Friday morning, and they were so good that I thought about them all day. Sometimes that feeling is indigestion, but not this time.... No, this time it was obsession. So yeast-levened pancakes are a winner.
Somebody from my past (Summer of 1999, Ohio) asked if it is weird for me to have so much of my life online. The answer is yes, and perhaps I would like to have less, but I think it is kind of an addiction. Maybe not an addiction, but keeping this thing updated def. shifts my perception of the world. Maybe a good step would be to make all of my entries that are at all personal "friends-only." But not yet.