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La vie est un long fleuve tranquille…

  

Ma première semaine de retour au gym s’est bien passée: trois séances, un gros 3 livres de perdu. C’est déjà  un bon début. Si tout va bien, l’objectif de perdre une livre par semaine devrait être facilement réalisable.

Sur le plan académique, j’ai tranquillement remis mon nez dans mes livres, histoire de prendre de l’avance sur ma prochaine session. Avec une bonne moyenne de 250 pages par semaine juste pour un de mes cours (et le premier cours en a beaucoup plus que 300…), je vais en avoir pleins les bras. Mais bon, ce sont au moins des sujets qui m’intéressent, alors la motivation est au moins au rendez-vous! Et je suis contente, mes notes obtenues cet été m’ont sorti de ma probation (et de loin, j’ai vraiment eu des bonnes notes qui m’ont boosté d’aplomb),. J’ai enfin réussis à me distancer de mes anciens échecs, et je suis sà»re la bonne voie. Je suis contente à ce niveau-là .

Au niveau du GeekFest et de son organisation, nous avons finalement choisi le logo. Le vote démocratique a parlé, et nous sommes contents du logo de la 1ere édition. Préparez-vous à nous voir aller dans les événements de Montréal pour faire de la promo du festival, recruter d’autres bénévoles, des groupes et organisations, des commandites…Nous reste encore à avoir la date officielle et le lieu, mais ça s’en vient. En attendant, Bruno et moi allons travailler sur le redesign du site, alors regardez-nous bien être créatifs là -dessus ;)

Aussi, cette semaine aura lieu le dévoilement de la nouvelle équipe derrière le Yulblog-nouveau. C’est clair que j’y serai, avec la traditionnelle poutine de la Banquise. J’espère que cette nouvelle équipe trouvera une bonne manière de ranimer cet événement qui – disons-le – commençait à se vider. J’ai hâte. Miss Klektik fait partie de l’équipe, alors je ne doute absolument pas de ce que ça va donner :D

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Back to school fever

  

I’m happy: my comeback at university has gone pretty well. B and B- for classes which needed a lot of memorization (and my brain seemed to be in vacation when it comes to these courses and types of activities) is pretty goods! Now, for a nice A next semester in one of my two courses, that would be pretty good.

Otherwise, I’ve started studying for next semester. With all the engagements I have for the next six months (the wedding, the GeekFest, work (huge things coming up there!)), it’s never too early to start; it’s good to be ahead in my studies, especially as I am prone to have unforeseen events appear out of nowhere!

Also, going back to the gym (as of tomorrow). Took the summer off, and since I am close to my ‘unhealthy’ weight, I have to get back into shape. Biking wasn’t enough it appears, and I need to found an interesting sport activity, or I know I’ll drop by mid-October. Can’t wait to seen next semester’s activities schedule.

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Inglorious Basterds – my quick review (no spoilers)

  

Seen the movie at Fantasia this summer, weeks ago (already!). I really loved it! :D

Not the best Tarantino, but quite close; one of the principal characters, General Landa, is just fucking amazing (the actor and the character); and I just loved how Eli Roth defined the films as “kosher porn”. A damn good Tarantino!

The only bad critic I have to say: Alliance Atalntis Vivafilms are a bunch of archaic marketeers and decision-making directors. The decision to announce, just a day or two before the presentation (and only on the Fantasia film festival’s website) that no iPhone, cell, iPod Touch (WTF?) were allowed was completely ridiculous, and surprised those waiting in line whom did not received the memo. And having douchebags sitting in the reserved rows of said company in the Hall’s auditorium, playing with their damn iPhones/talking on it…If they had not been too far from me, I would have shoot popcorn at them during the entire movie! We even had to pass metal detector before entering the auditorium! If it wasn’t hypocrisy and damn corporate privilege, I don’t know what it was (I’m sure those idiots lacking class and decorum didn’t even pay a damn cent to see it, compared to me who DID  PAY).

Serious, this would have been the PERFECT time to actually let the public do their marketing job for the movie and promote it on Facebook, Twitter, etc…I can understand about not taking pictures, qik or record the movie, even if I now found it hard to believe that Montreal is a world-renowned pirating city (I think that’s a bullshit and unproven speculation). I can understand not spoiling it to the general public (whom are waiting to see it). But damn, that was a great opportunity missed by Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm. Rethink your public strategies, your marketing plans! Stop being ‘old school’.

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Me looking Torchwood on TV, and there’s an Arby’s restaurant ad. I smirked, the ad was awful. The hat’s logo over people’s head in a city, it almost look like a…Ok, I laughed.
Darling, from his computer, saw the ad, and had to add: “It’s awful, isn’t it?”
Me: “Why do they have small penis drawn over their head?”

Arby’s restaurant logo is really not a good thing to add over people’s heads: it gave us the impression that we human have dirty little minds!