I mean, really off. There is nowhere that I need to drive to or any big obligations. Josh isn't even here. He went home for a birthday (his birthday is this Wed) dinner with his family and won't be back until tomorrow night.
I have so much to do that I don't even know where to start. So, of course, I'm online. :P
Update on the week:
Last Saturday I don't remember what I did. This worries me. I wasn't drunk or drugged or something, but I have no idea what actually occurred that day. Wait... I went shopping with Melissa for a little while in the afternoon. Apparently that was the only thing worth remembering. Oh well.
On Sunday, Josh and I drove to Boston. We met up with Keith and Whitney, and went to the Lord of the Rings Exhibit at the Museum of Science. The exhibit had a lot of the costumes and props from the movies, and had interactive stations where it displayed how some of the technologies were used for the movies. They demostrated the 3D scanning and rendering, creating the scaling illusion (to make visitors look the size of Gandalf or Frodo), and a few other things. A good amount of the videos that they had at the costume displays were segments from the "behind the scenes" section of the dvds, but it was still interesting to see it next to the actual objects/costumes/technologies that were used.
At the scaling wall, you are scanned and a voice tells you what type of creature you would be in Tolkien's world, based on your height.
I was told that I would be a tall dwarf or a short orc.
Josh (and, apparently, most guys) would be human. It seemed to say "human" more often than the chart implies, but I guess that makes sense anyway.
For anyone that's interested, I also picked up the full chart:
- Hobbits 4'2''
- Dwarves 5'
- Orcs 5'2'' to 5'8''
- Elves 6'
- Men 6'
- Uruk-hai 6'6''
- Wizards 5'11'' to 6'5''
- Ringwraiths 7'
- Cave Trolls 10''
After the museum, we parked near Keith's apartment and took the T to Fanueil Hall for lunch and shopping. I got a yummy panini with tomatoes and fresh mozzarella and later picked up some small greek pastries. None of us bought anything, but it was fun to shop around anyway. We went to Keith's apartment afterward to hang out and order some dinner. I got stuck watching football with the guys and watching them play "Silent Hill: The Room" on XBox for a while. Creepy game. I'm surprised I didn't get nightmares. Overall, it was a lot of fun. His new apartment is really nice, with HUGE windows in the main area. I am not, however, jealous of the rent or the pain-in-the-ass parking.
The work week was blah, as usual. I heard from two potential jobs, but I found out that one is not as good as I thought and the other is a scam. :(
I am still going to an interview for the first one, which is another sales position (blech), but supposedly with better commission and benefits. We'll see how that works out. I'll have to do more research about the 2nd, which is supposed to be a technical apprenticeship that will pay me to earn my certifications. From what I recently found out, it looks like they actually charge you quite a bit, you don't learn much, and you are not actually employed afterward. Grrrr... I want to quit my job so badly, but there are bills to pay and unemployment looks crappy on a resume.
Anyway, today (after I stop hanging out online), I'm going to try and organize things a bit more, do some more job hunting, and try to keep the black room from flooding. Tonight I am probably going out with Melissa, Tina (the new roomie), and Jen (the roomie before me). I think some of Tina's friends are going too. I don't feel motivated to go anywhere, but I think Melissa is really counting on me to go.