The Midnight Miyazaki Marathon

The "I finally get to go home for an exciting weekend" face.

Aw, the weather was actually nice when I woke up but then got all gloomy as the day went on. I got to hang out with people today, woo! It just reminds me how much I need to get a job so I can afford more than the bare minimum. The day seemed to pass by pretty quickly and it felt like it was already summer, as it was dark, but the air isn’t too cold. Getting to sit around and just chill with friends is one of the best things ever, and something that I really needed to get through the week. Now that it’s almost over, I’m just itching to get home. I just need to get through 2 more classes tomorrow and I will be able to lay on my couch! I’ve been complaining about this all week, but I guess I just really want to take a nice 3-day weekend…In fact, today is the day that I pack a bunch of my stuff that I will absolutely not need over the last stretch of 2 week finals scare in the upcoming days before summer. I love to pack and unpack for some reason. It makes me feel organized.

So last night, I watched Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Porco Rosso, and Kiki’s Delivery Service. All were great movies, but in unequally distinct ways. Nausicaa was deep and environmentalist and dramatic. Porco was comedic, but random. And Kiki was a sweet child’s story that had a heart-felt message. I can’t believe that Nausicaa was Miyazaki’s first Studio Ghibli film that he did, but it was so stunning and very lovely. It felt very Princess Mononoke-esque, or is it the other way around? On the other hand, Porco was a decent film, though not his best with Ghibli. It left much to be desired in terms of character development and plot lines, but I’m pretty sure I need to watch it again in silence and alone to maybe catch things that I may have missed. It actually reminded me of Howl’s Moving Castle. Kiki was a surprisingly good film. Though not very deep, I can tell it was just a Disney-type movie, very similar to Spirited Away and Ponyo in a sense. I actually enjoyed it and it was very sweet. So it seems the only one left that I need to watch is Totoro, then I can make my official List of Miyazaki Movies In Order of Awesomeness.

Oh, today, I tried some of Amadeo’s Jamba Juice.

Pink Star.
16 oz.
7/10.

It was very good! Except for the fact that it got a little too sweet at times, it was very uniform all around and tasted like a pink Starburst, hence the name. It was quite thick and luscious, and tasted a lot like a tarty frozen yogurt. It was definitely one of the better ones.

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~ by Btab on 27 May 2010.

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