Embarking on the college search thing again. It freaks me out. Part of the freaking out comes from a nagging fear that I'm not capable of making good decisions (which is a totally bullshit fear; it's just a matter of convincing that little voice in the back of my mind otherwise) and the other part comes from reading reviews of institutions on the internet. The problem with reading reviews of colleges by students is that the negative reviews tend to overwhelm the positive ones. There's nothing wrong with that on its own - the only thing is that it's hard to tell if the majority of people disliked an institution or if only people who felt like complaining wrote reviews.
I'm reading a book called Blindness. It's about a disease that's spreading around a city. It causes its victims to become blind. It's a really horrifying book, albeit in kind of an understated fashion. I heard they made a movie out of it and the movie sucked. I'm not surprised. The scariness in Blindness can't be translated well to the screen. It's just too damn subtle and cerebral to be represented in a medium like film. Actually, I guess it could be represented in a movie. It'd just be really, really hard.
When I was going on a walk today I heard a bird. It sounded like this: MWA-HA-HA-HA-HA. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating. I was kind of terrified. Then I decided that it was either a bird or a crazy neighbor. And frankly, I find the prior to be a lot more terrifying than the latter. Seriously. Who wants birds going around going MWA-HA-HA-HA-HA? I don't.
I wonder who the first person to do that evil laugh was. Were they a bad person? Maybe they were a really nice guy. Maybe they went to church regularly and worked in their gardens and loved their children, except they happened to laugh like this: MWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA. And everyone was terrified of the man and they all left him alone and he turned into an evil scientist. MWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA. The end.