Saturday, January 14, 2006

We Fall but our Souls are Flying

I love flying. There is really no part of it that I don't like. True, having your ears pop is kind of lame, and if you're prone to motion sickness, then I guess that really sucks. I think my favorite part of flying is taking off, landing, and all of that floating in between. I even like turbulence. I think that's a pretty clear indication that something is wrong with me.

Actually, there is something I don't like about planes. It didn't bother me when I was a little girl playing with her toys on the way to Hawaii or Washington DC or wherever, because at the time it didn't affect me. But now that I am a bit taller, I am a little annoyed that the windows in planes are at about shoulder level. I guess it makes sense if you're mostly looking down anyway, but I'm not a fan of having to crane my neck to get a look outside.

That being said, is there anything in the world more beautiful than flying into the San Francisco Bay Area at night with scattered clouds, which are tinted gold and pink by the street lights and neon signs? Okay, so there probably is. But it is still an amazing sight.

Maybe you've guessed by now that I was on a plane today. I'm home for the weekend to see my younger siblings in a production of "Godspell." This makes me a good big sister, I hope. That's the plan, anyway.

Let's update on the last week. I'm taking a psychology class, which is something I'm really interested in. It's cross-cultural psychology, so we're basically comparing how different cultures think and raise children and everything. We've been watching some movies, too. So far we've watched "Whale Rider" and "Bend it Like Beckham" (both of which I've seen), but next week it's "The Gods Must Be Crazy," which I've never seen and I've only heard good things about. So, that's something to look forward to.

We watched "The Brothers Grimm" last night, which I'm sorry to report was worse than I expected. Actually, I won't be too hard on it. I'll just say that I thought it was kind of boring and I couldn't really get into it. Although this could be because the volume was pretty low and that made it a little harder to follow. Also, if I was a little kid, parts of it would have scared the crap out of me. True, I was kind of a wimpy kid, but that's not the point. Anyway, I don't really recommend it but I know people who do like it, so maybe you would.

Apparently my blog has sections now. I think this might be a one-time thing. I just wanted to say that I finally got "Picaresque" by The Decemberists. I've been listening to "The Engine Driver" for months now, but I didn't really know any of their other songs. Anyway, it's a good CD. I definitely spent a lot of time listening to it today during my 8 hours of travel (I don't think I should arrive home at midnight if I left school at 4pm).

I should probably stop talking sometime soon. I hope you all have a great 3-day weekend. Who knows when I'll update again. I've been slacking, but it's for your own good since my life has been a bit boring lately. If anything interesting happens, I'll let you know.


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