December 13th, 2005

"I'm a nun - I'm a penguin!"

I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas...

There's really nothing like spending the afternoon getting to act 5 with someone around your age who's as short as you. Well... maybe if you're normal height it might not be so thrilling. But me, I just get excited seeing really short people. I was helping Rose with her media project, and this other teeny girl and I were Apples and Bananas. Interesting times.

On the other hand, I wish children's shoe manufacturers would make some more androgynous-looking boots. All the girl ones are either too girly or have a big heel on them. And despite what designers may believe, some people actually like looking really short and would rather not walk around on tiptoe. Plus, I doubt those boots have good tracion, which is what I was looking for. I just want some decent boots for walking in snow, since sneakers always get soaked and cold, and my regular snow boots are good for playing or shoveling but go a bit too far in keeping my feet warm. Anyway, the boys boots were somewhat better, but most of them seem to be for little boys that like going hiking or hunting. At least they don't have a huge heel that would probably lead to twisting an ankle if they were walking around in Meadville in winter. Ah well. I have some Doc Martens at home, but I don't wear them much since they gave me blisters. Maybe I'll put some padding around the heel and that will fix them. And no more shoe shopping at Walmart.

Narnia was an amazing movie. I liked Mr. Tumnus. And the awesome female centaurs. Someday, I will be like Father Christmas and distribute weaponry to minors. Hee. People always talk about how the story is a Christian allegory, but I see it more as an excellent fantasy. I didn't pick up on the allegory when I first read it (a long, long time ago), and I don't automatically think of Jesus when I see/read about Aslan. The allegory wasn't astoundingly obvious in the movie, and it's better that way. It's kind of annoying when people always talk about the religious allegory instead of just enjoying the story for what it is: a fantasy adventure. Plus, I don't recall ever seeing the bible passage where Jesus pounces on Satan and slaughters him.

Also, since I'm a dork, I got the Series of Unfortunate Events game for PS2. There's a lot of stuff not in the books (or movie), but it has some decent puzzles in it. The thing is, the game makes you kill rats. And spiders. And frogs. Grrrrr! While I was playing it, I was going *whap* sorry! *whap* sorry! *whap* I hate this game! *whap* And of course Nick was watching and laughing at me and making comments about killing rats. At least they never did that in the books. At one point, Klaus knocked out the hook-handed man. He said something like, "I'll get you next time, orphans!" to which I replied, "At least I get to make out with your sister later on!" and felt very satisfied, though it shocked Nick, who I think is still reading "The Vile Village."

Nerd, nerd, nerd.

I'm not fond of the holiday season. I'll be glad when it's all over and everyone can slip into January and relax and stop overplaying the same annoying music. Every time I'm out shopping, it's the same songs. I'd like to buy groceries without hearing about Santa Claus and Jesus the whole time, but I guess I'll have to wait. It always makes me want to sing "Walking 'Round in Women's Underwear."

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