Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Veiny Day

Over the past few years, particularly in the past 10 months or so, many have pointed out my extreme veinyness of the arms...sometimes to hilarious results, as when I convinced my cousin's 3-year old they were angry worms.

x1000 microscopic view

I've been like this for a while...at least as long as I've been Auschwitz skinny. There never seems to be much distance between my blood and the outside air. I guess I always figured my blood just really loves sunlight; sometimes it'll just show up at the surface all over me for no obvious reason, sometimes with lawn chairs.

People are quick to point out this phenomenon in celebrities: Angelina Jolie for example. As the article points out, usually the bulging veins are associated with working out and growing muscles and are more prominent when there's less body fat to conceal them. As far as my arm-worms are concerned, the "lack of body fat" part I understand, but the other part not so much. I'm not complaining though...they aren't unhealthy or bad or anything, in fact apparently chicks dig 'em, so actually, I'm pretty sexy.

It can get a little out of hand sometimes...I mean, this is what Stallone looks like now:

However, as long as I don't screw with biochemical agents or steroids or superpsychokinesis I should be able to at least delay my inevitable fate:

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Summer Movie List (Update)

Well, I had planned on seeing more of these by this point, but not surprisingly most of them I've not been able to find...and most of those I did find just sat in my house for weeks while I painted or played Mario Kart instead, all the while jacking up my library fines.

I've seen an alarming amount of movies in theaters though, my favorite among them (big surprise) is The Dark Knight. While not the most perfectly crafted film, it's easily the "greatest" when it comes to it's message, style, and acting.

The Man Who Laughs (***)
The Wages of Fear (watched half, got bored :/ )
Ivan Vasilivich Back To The Future (never watched it...)
Stalker (same, lol)
Mind Game (if I can find it [I couldn't find it])
Into The Wild
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Little Miss Sunshine
Tekkon Kinkreet
The Golden Age
3:10 to Yuma (****)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

The Dark Knight (****)
Iron Man (***1/2)
The X-Files: I Want To Believe (***)
Speed Racer (***)
Indiana Jones 4 (**)
Martian Child (**1/2)
A Fish Called Wanda (****)
5 Fingers of Death (***1/2)