Friday, July 08, 2005

2 (Malibu + Coke) + Pie + Ice Cream = Thursday

In just a few short hours my accounting career at MTSU will be over. Permanently. I'm so excited I can barely sit still. I think I ripped that off of The Shawshank Redemption.

I just took this quick IQ test online. It's not a real one, but here are my results:
Your Logical Intelligence is Exceptional
Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius
Your Mathematical Intelligence is Exceptional
Your General Knowledge is Exceptional

In short, I rule! Thanks for noticing.

I'm a little unsure about my econ test last night. The stuff I knew, I really knew. The stuff I didn't know, I really didn't know. Translation: I'm hoping I pulled a C or a B. I know myself too well to think I could ace it without studying and skipping the last class before the test to go drinking.

Tuesday Million Dollar Baby comes out on DVD. I freakin' love that movie. Everyone needs to drop whatever they had planned on Tuesday to see it. Trust me - it's worth it.

I haven't had a song on here in a while. I think I'll just list some of my favorite movies. These are my top picks, so be sure to pay attention and watch them - I'm not doing this for my health.

The Shawshank Redemption - Quite possibly the finest film ever made. It's actually based on the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption in a book called Different Seasons - it's in the "Hope Springs Eternal" section. For those unaware, Rita Hayworth was a famous movie star, her most notable role being Gilda. In fact, she once said that men went to bed with Gilda and woke up with her. However, this has nothing to do with the movie. A quote from the movie:
"Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies." - Andy

Garden State - This is the first movie I ever saw alone, and I saw it in Brooklyn, which made it that much cooler. People were laughing out loud, and yet there's a good bit of drama to it as well. Zach Braff of Scrubs fame wrote, directed, and starred in it, and somehow he got Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard to join in. A quote from this movie, at the end of one of my favorite scenes. You won't actually get it unless you see the movie.
"I would love to see you tap-dance." - Andrew

OK, so I took a hiatus to take my final test, so my accounting career is officially over! I'm so excited I don't know what to do with myself. I went to O'Charley's for some pie and a couple of Malibu & Cokes. I'm never quite sure how to make that plural. I had two. So two times Malibu & Coke. Whatever.

More movie picks will come later, but I really ought to post this now.


J. R. said...

It's "Malibu & Cokes." The name of the drink is Malibu and Coke. If (God help us) there were two people with my name, we would be called J. R. Linds. Not J.R.s Lind. You are being confused, I think, by what I call The "Mothers-in-Law" Rule. In phrases like "mother-in-law" and "attorney-general" and "court-martial," the noun is pluralized (mothers, attorneys, courts) because the rest of those hyphenated phrases are adjectives (in-law, general, martial). If you did want pluralize your drink that way, start calling them Malibu with Coke. And then you shall have Malibus with Coke, because "with Coke" describes the Malibu, whereas "and Coke" is just more of the noun form.

Thank you.

Colby said...

Wendy Caldwell! I got your voicemail today, and I await your column with great anticipation! Can't you tell from all! the! exclamation! points! I'm! using?!

Okay, enough of that. Anyway, hopefully I can catch you guys tomorrow at the office, as I will be in the 'Boro. Try to look busy!