So, last night, Colleen and I went to see Monster. I didn’t really enjoy the movie, but it was quite good. I know, that may sound sort of oxymoronic, but I didn’t really care for the story much, but the way in which is was told, and the actresses that played the part did an excellent job. It was amazing how Charlize Theron played the part of Aileen. The way she was able to pull off the manerisms that weren’t her own were fascinating. Overall, I’d give it 3.5/5. If I would’ve rented it, I most likely would’ve turned it off before watching all of it.
I’ve been reading alot about marine aquariums lately. Colleen grabbed a few books at the bookstore the other day (not the ones I asked for, but decent ones none-the-less). And I’m not sure if I want to start doing it now, or wait until I have a house. I really want to get out of renting, and our lease is over in August. I really want to get a house, and stop throwing my money down the drain. Now, granted that it takes ~1-2 months to get the tank cycled, and running, that leaves about 3 months before I’d have to tear it down and move it (if we have a house…). That seems counter intuitive to me, so I think I’m going to keep reading on the subject and figure out exactly what I want to get, and then when I get a house I can start. That way I can get something that would maybe fit better with the house also.
I’m currently looking at getting around a 55 gallon tank, and then go from there. With everything hooked up, you can figure around 10lbs/gallon. That means I’d have to drain almost all of it, and move it. So, moving a 55 gallon tank in and of itself is a beast (without anything in it), plus I’d have to keep SOME water in it to not ruin the biological filtering. Then what do I do with the fish?! So, I definitely think I’m going to keep researching, and wait till I have a more permanent residence. I think it will be better for me AND the fish that way.
Lets see, lastly I’m finally on a “regular” workout interval. Colleen really likes to do the yoga class on Sundays @ 7pm at the Fitness Center (when she’s not working), so that is when my workout week starts. I go with her @7 on Sundays, run (2+ miles) and lift while she’s in her class for an hour. Then, to avoid the busiest day at the Fitness Center, I go to the climbing gym on Monday. Tuesday I again visit the Fitness Center and do my running and lifting, this time I concentrate on either arms or legs, whichever I didn’t do on Sunday. Wednesday I’m back in the climbing gym. Thursdays (when I want to, Thursdays aren’t mandatory, only if I’m bored) I can head back to the Fitness Center and run and lift. This way I have (Thursday) Friday, and Saturday to do whatever I want. I’m sure to visit the Fitness Center after 7:30 though, that way I’m sure to get a treadmill when I want, and not have to sit in line.
***Currently Listening To: Sarah McLachlan – Remixed I like this CD, it combines both Sarah McLachlan and trance. Very nice.