Monday, April 25, 2005

DOC This

I have finally finished my exams! I am a free woman! Well... as free as a woman tied to debt can be. I wrote my last exam on Friday, where I had the biggest scare of my life. While I was in the middle of finishing up my last question, the invigilators got on the speakers to inform us that we would have to put down our pens and leave because there was a bomb threat! I was afraid that they would tell us that all of our tests were now compromised and that we would have to set up another time to redo them. Oddly, I wasn't afraid for my life. Deep down inside I knew that I would give it up in a second not to have to repeat taking that stinking exam! I was on my last Question! The idea that some idiot, at the end of a line somewhere, might have ruined my chance at real happiness (read: finishing this crappy exam today) made me come close to screaming! Luckily, I was over thinking it (as I usually do). We were only moved to the ice gardens skating rink to complete the exam.

So now it is my time to relax and enjoy life. For the next week I am almost completely booked up thanks to my favorite Toronto festival, Hot Docs (and no, this isn't a festival where citizens can mingle with really good-looking doctors). It's a documentary festival, with really great and sometimes hilarious stories. Here's a little taster of the great movies this festival has to offer:

MURDERBALL: This sport, a.k.a Quad Rugby, is AWESOME! Basically it's quadriplegics kicking (um... well... banging) the crap out of one another to win the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships. It's a great mix of Rugby, Basketball and Bumper cars. What could be better? Nothing! Ok, so I know that sounds extremely insensitive, but I swear these guys are absolutely inspirational! They're like super heroes in souped-up wheelchairs with a "take no prisoners" attitude.

BREAKIN'IN: It's a documentary about what it takes to become a professional Hip Hop dancer. Now before you let your imaginations run wild, and begin picturing me shaking my booty in some Luda video, I have to let you know that I'm not seeing this movie for ideas on my own career. Truthfully, I could never be a hip hop dancer. How do I know? Well I've tried; quite unsuccessfully. I took a few classes at my gym with a fabulous choreographer. He works with people like Justin Timberlake and even he couldn't get me to "work it" (much to his disappointment). It's not that I don't have rhythm, 'cause I do. It's just that my rhythm translates better to slower movements than hip hop requires. What can I say, I'm getting old!

LIFELIKE: about "a group of taxidermists work furiously to perfect their exhibits for the national taxidermy championship in Orillia" (hehehehehe... Orillia!), and...

PERFECT FAKE: about men living with love doll companions instead of real women. (Need I say more?)

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Now if that doesn't make you want to go out and see some Hot Docs, then nothing will!

10 comments:

Slade said...

congrats to your end of the semester! I will be done in one week...counting down the days!!!

kitkat said...

I can totally feel your excitement over finishing the semester. I'm almost there myself. Good for you.

Just one question--and I thought this when I read Ryan's blog and you mentioned Murderball too---do you mean "paraplegics?" Quad meaning they can't move their arms or legs? Just wondering.

Tricia said...

Actually, I thought the same thing KitKat, but it turns out that quadriplegic only means that they have impairments to all four extremities. So they can range from having limited mobility (problems opening and closing fingers) to no mobility (like Christopher Reeves). I learn something new everyday!

kitkat said...

Who knew the blog world could be so informative! Thanks for clearing up that matter....I can sleep now.

Slade said...

Tricia, I took off all the pictures on my blog and it still hasn't moved up...do you have any other suggestions? Thanks!

Slade said...

YAY, I found the problem and fixed it! Blog is back to normal...whatever "normal" means in vagina-world...hehe

step on me wrong said...

how does one immerse themselves in such a fun sounding activity? i wanna watch some hot docs!

Chesterfield McFisticuffs III said...

"quadriplegics banging the hell out of each other" doesn't sound quite right to me! lol

laura said...

hey tricia,

just checkin' in to see what your blog is all about. it creeps me out a bit that you will be spying on all panamanians who look at your site and that every time one of them looks you will think it is me.

lllll.

Anonymous said...

I Can't believe you would stoop to making a bomb threat in the middle of your exam... What about the other students! Really!!!!