busy busy busy! non-stop action around these parts, although the roomie forced me to do some yoga on monday when i came home frazzled and irate and set the stage with candles, mint-essence air spray, and non-vocal music and it actually kinda worked. so i did it myself last night and it does help me to unwind a bit (i have a total tendency to get VERY wound). it's very mother earth (aka sarah mclachlan)-y which i have an innate tendency to associate with flakebotness but if it works, it works, i guess.
in other news, we over here have discovered bbc's "planet earth" series and i'm officially obsessed. it's a documentary of footage of the earth with state-of-the-art technology and unprecedented camera techniques. amazing! we saw this leopard that lives in eastern russia, of which there are only FORTY left in the world. and there's this crazy scene of a great white shark chomping on a seal that's depicted in all its slow motion, thrashing, water-droplets-raining down glory. there's also all this fantastic time-lapse business, and if there's one thing i love, it's a well-executed time-lapse. one drawback: it's narrated by david attenborough, who makes it a little stodgier and fussbudgety in that classic british documentary narration way than the footage calls for. he also anthropomorphizes the subjects and infers human qualities into a lot of behaviour that's not necessarily substantiated - making it seem like he's taking narrative liberties.
tonight i'm going to see chromeo with dr. rei. they're a fun, 80s revival-esque kind of band that really commit to their personas. it's going to be douchebag central in there, but what can you do.
we're having bucatini with pancetta, caramelized onions, black pepper and parm with a big salad tonight for dinnie.