27 January 2009


So I'm sitting here at work and I'm pretty bored. You'd think what with being a rocket scientist and all that I'd constantly be surrounded by astronauts and things on fire. Or space. Well let me tell you that is just not the case. Of course my current boredom all stems from the fact that I don't yet have all the access I need to do any real work. I've got an untold number of pages of documentation concerning the project that I'm to be working on. I could be reading those, I suppose. I am, periodically. It's not very riveting, though.

Now for some movie updates. I watched Cloverfield on Sunday night with a couple of friends. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I'm not typically into monster movies but the style was novel and it hooked me. There are talks about making a sequel but using a completely different style. I think that the whole queasy-cam thing is really what made the movie interesting. Last Sunday I watched Juno and didn't really enjoy it that much. Some parts were funny but I couldn't ever really get into the story. Probably because I'm not 16. Or a girl.

I think that tonight I'm going to try making spanakopita. Some friends and I have started getting together every other week for a potluck dinner and every time we pick a new theme. The last two times I just brought booze so this time I'm going to try a new recipe. The theme is Mediterranean. Spanakopita looks tasty. Any other suggestions?

To round out yet another completely random entry I'll say that I'm excited about the two books I just ordered: Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper and Redemption Song: The Ballad of Joe Strummer by Chris Salewicz. It's been a while since I've read any non-fiction so I think it'll be a nice change.


Anonymous said...

The potluck sounds like fun!! And the food looks quite tastey!

Apollo said...

I've never worked with phyllo dough before so it will be interesting. That's why I'm giving it a test run. Expect a full report.

~*Miss A*~ said...

Spanakopita doesn't look too bad. Reminds me of Indian Samosa, which you should give a try if you guys ever choose Indian food! ;)

Apollo said...

I'll definitely consider that! I made the spanakopita the other night and it was pretty damn good if I do say so myself. Perhaps a little too buttery if you can believe that but I'm definitely going to make it again.