It's spring break according to Harvard's academic calendar. This means I have time to get caught up on work! Whoo hoo! Chem problems to prepare for the next (of three total) exam, which is right after break, and I also have the Biology GRE Subject Test to study for. Which I sort of forgot about, and lo, it's coming up.
The concession to anything like a vacation is that I've been to the movies, and seen some friends. Also I think I can actually go to knitting tonight.
Movies: Watchmen, and Taken. Watchmen was about an hour too long, and although had lots of references to stuff I remember from growing up (plus some good songs - the Hendrix "All Along the Watchtower" is clearly following me this week), really kinda sucked. The porn scenes didn't help. Tiresome, expensive crap - it really looked like three separate special effects studios made a whole bunch of random stuff, and they glued it all into one movie that didn't end up making much sense. Yes, very pretty gratuitous crystal castle on Mars, but completely pointless; also rather nice shade of blue for the Naked Blue Electric Guy, but honestly, enough already--once our curiosity is satisfied ONCE as to whether or not his John Thomas is also blue and electric, repeat appearances just get boring. Sigh. And the rape scene and general misogyny - yech. The actor playing Rorschach did some fun things vocally; that performance was reasonably fun to watch, in between the buckets of blood. Oh, did I mention the buckets o' blood? There are. Tiresome.
Taken was about an hour and a half, fast-paced, good action movie - it's fun watching bad guys get theirs. Up to a point. A few explosions, some strikingly non-explicit scenes (especially considering we descend into a world of white slavery and prostitution), and Liam Neeson being all kick-ass - good fun, of an R-rated nature.
Have a good day, all!