AND FOR THE WIN!
AND FOR THE WIN!
It’s that time again where I feel weird, drink a beer, and do a survey. I’ve watched three movies today: one is a documentary on Ukrainian protestors, the other two were The Darjeeling Limited for the fourth or fifth time, and Summer Hours for the second time. Anywho, this survey is from Survey Haven.
Les Miserables — the only music I like.
How do you get to sleep?
Shower. Drink some camomile tea. Try to avoid bright screens.
What happened at the last party you went to?
At a party where drinking chiefly transpires: drank my friend’s (the host) punch mix which is aptly called Gavin’s Fall Down Punch, had some photos taken of me and friends at his Christmas Memory Zone 2014 (yup, it’s been that long), briefly entertained the idea of flirting with same friend’s girlfriend’s sister who before I quickly learned she was four year’s my junior, Toronto literally froze and transit stopped so I couldn’t go home and I stayed over and I thought I was going to get hypothermia for a second. It was a genuinely great night.
Have you ever smoked a cigarette?
No. I also haven’t smoked weed either. I’m pretty impenetrable to peer pressure unless it involves alcohol that isn’t rum or tequila.
What’s your hair like at this present moment?
Bed head mixed with hours of my hands going through it. I was home all day, deal with it.
Are you more comfortable sitting or lying down?
Unless I’m resting or taking a nap: sitting.
What’s the worst film you’ve ever seen?
Be Cool takes the cake for “major studio-produced film that really fucking sucked”. The Room really deserves “the Citizen Kane of bad movies" title, despite that I’ve willingly seen it four times. The Star Wars Holiday Special was the movie I got the most angry at.
Are you an untidy person?
I’m pretty neat. There’s generally nothing on my floor and no pile of clothes to be found. If there is, they’re nicely folded.
Have you ever been a fan of N*Sync?
Growing up, there were a couple songs on Celebrity I admittedly found catchy.
Do you watch a lot of television?
Not at all. I might be lucky to say that I’m watching three current television series. The Wire and its greatness ruined television for me; everything else is adorable.
Do you think you’re fat sometimes?
My friend who is a girl — who has seen me shirtless in a completely non-bro and non-sexual fashion — disagrees, but I think that I’m developing a bit of a gut. I’m otherwise slender, if not the opposite of corpulent.
Do you like to flex your muscles?
December 2014 I was working out nearly daily, so, yeah, then I did.
Do you think you’ll ever get plastic surgery?
No. I’ve come to terms with my huge head, and I’m seriously going to look like what I do now for the next 15 years. Also, I like my nose.
Have you ever completely misunderstood what somebody was saying?
One of my best friends is British and has a Torontonian-posh Londoner accent; somehow I occasionally needed subtitles for his syntax sometimes.
Favorite kind of cake:
Bullshit. Pumpkin Pie is where it’s at. If I have to choose a cake, carrot cake. Deal with it.
Was it a boy or a girl to text you last?
Boy. You’d might also be appalled by how few friends I have who are girls. I’m a fairly neurotic guy when near them.
Name something you are doing tomorrow?
Ideally I’m continuing reading How to Change the World: Reflections on Marx and Marxism by Eric Hobsbawm. I might rewatch Blue Is the Warmest Colour since it has haunted me for two months.
Do you sleep on your stomach?
I fall asleep on my side, but have periodically woken up on my stomach.
Where are you going to be at 4 PM tomorrow?
Last time you saw fireworks, with whom & where?
The Tall Ship Races in Helsinki, Finland. I was with my exchange group roommates John and Sofia, and one of our hosts, Maarit. It was during a day in the summer of 2013. Don’t do daytime fireworks.
Are you missing someone?
Yes. There’s always one person taking priority.
Do you like horror or comedy?
Both, though I prefer comedy.
Who did you last share a taxi with?
My aforementioned friends John and Sofia during the same summer. We were returning from the last day Flow Festival, I think.
Dogs or cats?
Cats, unless it’s a corgi, St. Bernard/Bernese Mountain dog pup (they’re the same, right?), or shiba inu.
What were you doing at 12 this afternoon?
At home. I was watching the aforementioned documentary in my basement.
Do you think you will be in a relationship 3 months from now?
You know, I hope so, but I see myself as undateable.
What’s your favorite season? Why?
The fourth season of The Wire. But, honestly: fall, for it is sweater season.
When’s the last time you did something you knew was wrong?
Not following up with an email.
Did you have any unread text messages this morning when you woke up?
Who was the last person you hugged?
Likely my mom.
Do you think you would be a good parent?
I already don’t do the little bullshit things like cute voices and excitement that you’re supposed to do with kids. I find myself too convinced by the Ingmar Bergman film Autumn Sonata, and that I would be far too strict with and not approving enough of my kid(s).
When was the last time you cried?
My final exam of my undergraduate — it wasn’t related to stress — I felt incredibly sad. My last great cry was three years ago.
Who was driving the last time you were in a car?
My dad, to work.
Does any part of your body hurt right now?
Do you like your bed?
Oh, it’s phenomenal.
Have you ever broken someone’s heart?
Apparently. It was two summers ago. I was an oblivious, naive RA; she was one of my students who showed me a lot of signs. I found out a year and a half later, through a mutual friend, that she was incredibly disappointed I didn’t reciprocate.
When did you last talk to your brother or sister?
Do you ever want to know who you are going to marry?
As a current hypothetical: no.
How much cash do you have on you?
Are you tanned?
No. I don’t even think I got a tan in Barcelona in December, not that it was particularly sunny.
Did you get any compliments today?
My mom said she liked my broad interest in film.
Have you ever gone to court?
Do you get jealous easily?
Yeah. It’s a weak spot.
Would you ever want to swim with the sharks?
I’ve swam with nurse sharks.
What are you doing Saturday?
Next Saturday? Likely watching more films because that’s just what I do. Never live an hour and a half, by transit, outside of the city, kids.
What is in your back pocket?
I’m wearing pyjamas, but my wallet is always in my back pocket.
What were you doing at 3 AM this morning?
What do you usually do first in the morning?
Check my phone. Listen to CBC Radio II, which is my alarm that, in half an hour before I leave for work, plays good music, gives me the weather and news.
Are you any good at math?
Any plans for Friday night?
Do you have a little crush on someone?
How old is the last person you kissed?
I think I was drunk in Finland and they would have been roughly my age.
Why did you kiss the person you last kissed?
It was a friendly, platonic kiss. I wasn’t hit or slapped in return.
La Grande Bellezza (2013), dir. Paolo Sorrentino
I wasn’t aware that someone could not only work in conga lines twice in a film, but have them be a physical manifestation of a significant large theme in the it.
Apparently “Out of Context Arthur” has started to reblog frames from Rugrats. What’s surprising me is that inasmuch as I retroactively dislike that show, the stuff is great.
Camera grip/DP on set of the kids show for which I’m doing PR work.
You won’t be the first; you certainly won’t be the last.
In other news: is anyone in Toronto needing a baritone voice actor who is a gaunt Canadian of Finnish and Chinese descent? I accept gift certificates to Asian Legend and Sonic Boom (if the latter does gift certificates, and, if they do, over $40 so I can buy a Criterion DVD).
Mä puhun myös suomea. (I also speak Finnish.)
I had a weird moment the other night where I slightly panicked that, although they are overall disappointing nowadays, neither The Daily Show nor The Colbert Report were on TV.
do u have directions to the nearest mcdonalds
"I want death."
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
If you’re looking for a movie that will quickly transport you to tears city, feel free to watch The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2008).
For a film that illustrates and beautifully portrays isolation and immobility, it is an incredible two hours that I really did not mind surrendering at all.
The Seventh Seal, you and your thanatophobia take notice.
While I really enjoyed Blue is the Warmest Colour and thought it was well-paced, timed, and told, I did start to wonder: whose face and nose would immediately fall asleep inches away from someone else’s butthole?
"I totally saw a fox do this on National Geographic. How hard can it be?"