-Tonight is the final Doctor Who episode that will feature Amy and Rory Pond as companions. Even though Amy isn’t my favorite of the companions, I still find this kind of sad. There’s been all kind of rumors of how the Ponds are going to depart. I wouldn’t be surprised if one or both get killed, especially since the one thing that keeps getting repeated is that there will be no return of the Ponds after tonight’s episode. I find it fascinating that one of the things that this show does really well is make you care about the characters.
–Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is making me really weepy today. I enjoy this movie, but it doesn’t usually turn on the waterworks.
-I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I really love my penguin pillow pet. I really only got it because I thought it was cute, but I’ve discovered it’s great for cuddling with while sleeping.
-I never realized that in the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory there was a character, towards the beginning, that is at the psychiatrist. The character is called “Hofstadter.” This is also the same last name as the character Leonard on Big Bang Theory, and Leonard’s mother is a psychiatrist. I don’t know if this is just a weird coincidence, or if it was a tip of the hat to Willy Wonka.
-Another fun fact, the kid who played the original Charlie Bucket grew up to be a veterinarian.
-I’m not obsessed with these movies (in fact, the original really freaked me out when I was little, and I’m still not a big fan of it). They’ve been running them on t.v. this afternoon while I’ve been working on homework.
-The other night the newscaster used the term “interweb” which he followed up by saying, “We’ll be back tomorrow, same bat channel, same bat time.” It kind of make me homesick, cause my Saturday night routine at home is to watch two episodes of the Adam West Batman. Also, I’m wondering if the newscaster lost a bet.
-I can’t believe how warm it has been. It’s especially crazy when you consider that I’m in North Dakota and October is a day and a half away.
-I survived my first speak test in Spanish. My reading went fine, but I paused way too much in the conversation part. My professor said I write well, so I just need to figure out how to speak as well as I write.
-I’m really weirded out by the Skittles commercials I’ve been seeing. The gal making out with a walrus and the girl who picks a skittle off the skin of the boy infected with Skittles-pox and then eats it are both really disturbing.
“Leonard is named after Nobel prize winner Robert Hofstadter, actor/producer Sheldon Leonard, and famed archeologist Louis Leakey, whom his father had worked with.”
So, going with weird coincidence.
Unless the character from Willy Wonka is also named after the Nobel Prize Winner.