April 2004 Archives

my other self

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There are other people named freecia on this planet... While I might be the most internet pervasive one, check out freecia.net for a picture of another freecia from korea. We have similar haircuts!

free cone day


Ben and Jerry's free cone day
April 27th 12-8 pm


light up my night

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A Light Up Umbrella. Yes. Really. The annex of the umbrella has a krypton light powered by 4 AA batteries and cast a bright light directed downward. It seems like a movie concept but makes for a cute accessory. I wonder if I would be able to see all those puddles (not that it really rains that much here in California). Or if you're afraid of those horro movie esque dark and stormy nights, well, this would be your own personal nightlight.
For a review and a pic of what it looks like in the dark, check out the-gadgeteer

And while wandering over to wishing fish to stare at the price tag in disbelief, I spotted this really cute knitting kit which would be a fun gift for my birthday ;) I want to try knitting! (I know, I'm such a bundle of contradiction)

venus hum


Saw this while watching FREEVIEW on directv with Blue Man Group. Recommend watching the Blue Man Group's Rock tour if you surf by it on tv. Pretty spiff and they also feature the music video they did with Dave Matthews. Blue Man Group videos including Venus Hum in the Leno Section where they perform a version of I Feel Love. I love Annette of Venus Hum's dress (DSL and real player needed) and here! for the official music videos.

Anyhow. The featured band is Venus Hum which is a bit eletronica, vocal, and quite peppy. It's a head bop happy type of music :)

review and an inflamed thumb

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For the review of Prince and Me, click the >> more section below.
On an odd note, the joint on my thumb below the nail area decided to swell up for some reason or another. Now it's just a bit difficult to bend that joint with the same degree of motion I normally have. It's an odd feeling.

cutesy movies


There's two new cutesy (chick teen flick) movies coming out. The Prince and Me which comes out today. Ella Enchanted comes out next Friday, April 9th.

Prince and me is the story of a girl who falls for a normal guy only to find out he's a prince. A bit of a twist on the Princess Diaries concept where you find out being royal isn't all fun and games but being young and in love triumphs over all. Well, at least that's what I'm expecting since it's a Julia Stiles movie and teenybopper movies usually have happy sweet endings.

Ella Enchanted stars Anne Hathaway (Princess Diaries) and has supporting roles by Cary Elwes (reason enough to see it!), Minnie Driver, and other famous actors. Ella is blessed/cursed with the gift of obedience and she goes on a quest to free herself. This movie looks particularly cute and as far as I can tell, the trailer hasn't been as overplayed as Prince and Me has.

I can't really pinpoint what I like about these romantic comedies other than the fact that they're cute and light. I really like the ones where the girl goes on a quest or has some non-trivial objective. Perhaps they remind me of the classic romance comedies from the decadent era of Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall. I miss the witty repartee and the self assured female who is beautiful but doesn't have an infatuation with mirrors. I particularly like Anne Hathaway so I'll definitely be seeing Ella next week. Julia Stiles is more "ehhh" where I know the film will be cute, but it won't be so hilarious that my stomach hurts. Okay so I admit I really want to see the prince in prince and me... The fictitious title in the movie is the Prince of Denmark and the actor Luke Mably really does look a bit like Frederik André Henrik Christian, the actual crown Prince of Denmark. Maybe my affinity has something to do with the American-Disney indoctrination of Princes and Princesses. Yes, we'll all just blame Cinderella.