Visited prison today, and it was... not much to write home about. It was a minimum-security, faith-based prison (the class was Faith-Based Programs in Criminal Justice), and we didn't actually talk to any of the inmates, mostly just the chaplain and a few guards. Still, we had to wait quite a while to be cleared to go in (even though we weren't searched or even put through a metal detector) and one of my classmates kept freaking out. She got better once we went inside, though we were all issued clip-on panic buttons, and when it was her turn to go in, she said, "Can I have one of those 'so I don't die' thingies?"
The worst part was that I'd eaten lunch at 11:30 and we left for the prison at 3 and didn't get back until around 8:30 -- and I didn't think to bring a snack (not that they would have let me bring it in, but we didn't actually go inside until around 5). So all of us were starving, and all I kept thinking about was the stupid turducken
and how I could have been eating it instead of listening to that girl babble nervously about razor wire and how do you think they get it up there, does someone install it by hand, what kind of gloves do they have to wear?
All we talked about on the way back was food.( Thoughts on The Trailer (Extended Japanese Version) )
I am excited. I'm trying to squee harder, but I'm just too exhausted right now. Let me sleep for about three days straight and I'll be doing cartwheels, okay? Also, I'm really
not freaking out about how long it is until May, because I'm almost certainly going to have to decide by then whether I want to take the thesis option for my degree and... yeah, that day is going to get here really fucking soon.
Query: is the 9-minute preview only
going to be before the IMAX version of The Hobbit?ETA
: Oh oh oh, I forgot to say, I went to see Rise of the Guardians, because Chris Pine's voice. Hnnnnnnngh. Hugh Jackman didn't hurt either. The story was a bit thin, but the animation was lovely and also Chris Pine's voice. All I want for Christmas is for him to leave dirty messages on my voice mail. That's really not too much to ask, is it?