Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Things I learned while totally unable to sleep last night

If you visit the Galapagos islands, you can get really close to the animals, but you must stick to the trails and be accompanied by a guide at all times.

The Steve Martin-Beyonce Pink Panther remake is a truly terrible movie.

There is a section of water (in South America, I think?) where the jellyfish are so protected and safe that they no longer have the ability to sting. You can dive amongst them and touch them.

The ending of Rebecca the book is a bit different than Rebecca the movie. Also, if I was casting a remake, I'd pick Romola Garai for the second Mrs. de Winter, Helen Mirren for Mrs. Danvers, and, hmm...Colin Firth? for Maxim. Still thinking on that last one.

Flooding has hit New Jersey, Westchester, and Connecticut due to yesterday and Monday's heavy rains.

Summer food idea: grilled tuna London broil with a wasabi sauce, paired with grilled pineapple. Sounds delish, right? I got up and ate a handful of dry frosted shredded wheat at that point. Unfortunately, Barbecue U is an otherwise boring cooking show.

The Thirteenth Amendment was passed because some worried that Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was more a symbol, a piece of rhetoric, and that southern states would find a way around it.

It's really weird going back to work having not slept since the time you left yesterday. On the one hand you feel like you were just here and on the other hand you feel like you've been through a year in the meantime. Jury's still out.

1 comment:

Derek J said...

I think I'll pass on the whole swimming-with-the-jellies thing.