Hurrah, happy birthday to Nancy! Everyone gathered at my house at 9, and… well, everyone was supposed to gather at my house at 9. Mackenzie arrived at 9, then we spent the next hour walking aimlessly about my house, talking about random stuff. Finally, around 10, Nancy arrived, toting her new guitar (a birthday present from her parents). Before she arrived, Mackenzie and I turned off the lights and unlocked the door. As Nancy approached the door, Mackenzie hid and I opened the door, quickly hiding behind it. The effect was like that of a haunted castle in a horror movie. Just fabulous! The door swings open… no one is there… much fun. We tried the same effect when Chungy arrived 10 minutes later, but she was not fooled. She ran into the house frantically, screaming about her steaming car. Something’s messed up in her radiator. After dealing with such problems, we went to Blockbuster (seranaded by the second Moulin Rouge soundtrack — go me!) to rent some movies. I was really wanting to see “Atlantis” again, as they were playing the movie on all 70 thousand screens at the Virgin Megastore when my dad and I went CD shopping earlier, but I didn’t let on. I was trying to think of some cunning way to suggest it, such as “Hey, ‘The Emperor’s New Groove’ is such an amusing movie, let’s watch something animated!”. Right as I was about to open my mouth, Chungy shouts “Let’s watch ‘Atlantis’!”. Much amusement. In addition to “Atlantis”, we also picked up “Fight Club” and “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels”. About 10 minutes into “Atlantis”, Marcelina arrived. Christine arrived about 30 minutes after that. Hurrah! I got much amusement out of occasionally referring to Milo as “Percy”.

Highlights of Atlantis:

(when we see the Atlanteans for the first time)

Marcelina: Who is that?

Me: Princess Mononoke!

(upon meeting the crew)

Me: Aw, a ship full of token minorities.

(after the attack from the Leviathan)

Marcelina: Wait! Is the Russian guy all right?

Me: He’s an established character and he has a name. He can’t die!

Nancy: It’s not like he’s a redshirt or anything.

(when Kida walks on water)

Marcelina: It’s Jesus!

Chungy: It’s not Jesus, Jesus was cooler than that!

Nancy: Oh, I’m not so sure about that.

Chungy: He could heal the sick!

Me: She healed his Harry Potter scar…

Chungy: He healed a blind man!

Marcelina: She could heal her daddy!

Me: Yeah, and Jesus didn’t look that good in a bikini.

Chungy: She looks like a…. a loose woman!

Me: Yeah? And Jesus hung out with prostitutes, so there.

After that, we watched “Fight Club”, which was a heck of a lot better than I thought it would be. The filmography at the beginning was awesome. From the previews, I thought it was going to be idiotic, so I was pleasantly surprised. Hurrah! I understand so many more inside jokes now. Last year, some of the Bio students had to write an essay: “I am Joe’s cell”. ::snickers:: Also, one of the questions in a fill-in-the-blank online quiz thing was “Do you know what a duvet is?”. Oh, I feel intelligent now. Go me! Anyway, Nancy, Marcelina, and Christine had to leave after “Fight Club”, so it was down to just me, Chungy, and Mackenzie. I went to sleep while they watched the third movie. Anyway, a merry time was had by all. Good stuff. Yay!

Yayfun! A highly successful opening, if I do say so myself. Two and a half hours, basking in ebullient praise. Does life get any better? Plus, Chad was there! Good Percy, I haven’t seen him in nearly a year. Good stuff. And even better, I sold one of my images! The blue cross* — $175. Go me! I can’t wait to drag the rest of my friends over. Quite fun. So it’s all good. Yay!

* Actually, I just realized that I had scanned this backwards! I’ll post a corrected version (the actual professional scan, as opposed to my pathetic, amateurish version) in a few days.

We discussed “Jingoism” in History class today. Maria and I exchanged amused glances. Then we watched part of a video on Teddy Roosevelt, where they mentioned his “Patrician intonation”. Quite entertaining.

“The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. But the child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books, a mysterious order which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects.”

Happy Birthday to Albert Einstein, born this day in 1879. Also happy belated Pi Day!

1 AM and finally finished. Go me. Just have to check over in the morning when my head isn’t so fuzzy… ::falls asleep on keyboard::

Hey, it might not seem that late to you, but for the past age, I’ve been a good little girl and going to sleep at 11:30 or 12. Bah. And I have the SAT Saturday–tomorrow–morning. Yuck.