May 11, 2009

mother's day science fair

i ate kom jug twice on friday night. i know the name sounds gross but the food is great. phil and i split pork and chicken on rice on the way to ronnie's and i grabbed some peking duck on the way home. i fell asleep covered in grease and happy.

saturday morning phil's parents came up for mother's day. we went to dim sum at the bright pearl and it was the first time we've been there early enough to experience the cart service. our bill ended up pretty pricey for two reasons. one was because we all wanted to eat everything that came by and the other was because phil fell in love with all the old chinese ladies singing out the food they were serving and couldn't help but take whatever they offered. afterwards, we walked through kensington and took them back to my apartment where we got locked out on the patio. after struggling for almost two hours we finally ripped the back door off of it's hinges and got back into the house. phil's mom stayed completely calm the whole time and even called the next morning to say what an exciting day it had been. that southern belle gets me every time.

saturday night there was an adult science fair at the rivoli. we had no idea what it entailed but headed over after a quick surf n turf barbecue at my house. the most impressive exhibit for me was the 3d hologram. i swear we're only one step away from "help me, obi-wan kenobi; you're my only hope."

following the fair we headed to jackson's house for his birthday party and someone had brought a cotton candy machine! holy shit. it's always been my dream to have one. i didn't get to use it but i ate a shit ton of spun sugar off a paper cone. a bunch of our friends had made their own flubber-like substance at the science fair and shit sort of got out of control. it ended up everywhere. it was hard like clay but if left on any surface for long enough it would run like liquid. pretty great to string from a chandelier... for sure.

i got some free passes to star trek from my work and rode over to the amc at dundas square on sunday evening. i'd never been to that theatre before and every step i took i felt myself getting lost. i had to go up six fucking floors to find the theatre. it felt excessive and i was left disoriented. i finally found a row of dudes (read: exclusively dudes) from work and fully enjoyed the movie. like, for serious. who gives a shit about star trek? nobody i know. i was originally drawn to the film only because sylar was in it but i got sucked in. i even got some of the fanboy jokes.

i liked it so much in fact, that i came home and starting watching battlestar galactica. everyone has been talking about it forever (and i've been making fun of them) but since i've never enjoyed sci-fi as much as fantasy, i couldn't bring myself to watch it. i made it through the mini-series but we'll see where i get from here. honestly though, this reinvisioning of star trek is really going to flip the franchise. if undergrads and kevin smith have taught me anything, trekkies have always been an embarrassment and j.j. abrams is set to shatter the stereotype with his prequel(s). i can't wait for the next one.

but, do i really need another nerdy thing to be obsessed with?
aw, frak it. live long and prosper.

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