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120. Inclement.

I used to think inclement weather was romantic. Anything could happen in the rain, be it going after someone for a happy ending or upside down kisses or singing.

I blame my desert upbringing for this notion. Moving to D.C. made me realize how wrong I was. The carless existence has led to trudging through many a downpour, cementing the deal.

Rain is necessary, but it is not fun. Give me sunshine any day.

Still, today’s dreary weather did inspire a viewing of the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, because that is a rain scene I’ll never get enough of.

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119. Rains.

It’s been rather gloomy all day — I feel like every time I stepped outside, it would morph from a drizzle to a downpour — which means that The Rains of Castamere has been stuck in my head all day, too. This is a fairly recent development, thanks to this season of Game of Thrones and a new version by Sigur Ros.

Listening to this song on a regular basis probably does not bode well for, well, my life, but I still enjoy it anyway.

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117. Jurassic.

I’ll be humming the theme from Jurassic Park for the next few days, thanks to tonight’s viewing of the movie in its most glorious form: 3D IMAX. The Museum of Natural History (not to be confused with the place where I volunteer) played the movie this weekend as a tribute to the closing of the dinosaur hall, which will be under renovation for the next five years.

The only Jurassic Park film I’ve seen in a theater was Jurassic Park III (so unmemorable that I’m actually reading over the plot on Wikipedia right now), so this was quite the experience. Friend Emily remarked on how jumpy and amused I was, but really, what other way is there to enjoy this movie?

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116. Beer.

Spent a good chunk of this afternoon at friend Sara’s 2nd annual homebrew brunch, resulting in yet another day filled with good friends, good food and good beer.

It’s the first time since I’ve been to her apartment since she got a kegerator, an addition that makes her infinitely cooler than the rest of us.

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114. Merchant.

Saw Merchant of Venice at Catholic University tonight. First time I’ve seen the play performed, and I thought they handled the subject matter well (it’s pretty rough material for a comedy, but no one dies, right?). Interestingly, the program notes touched on the anti-Semitism that has been prevalent in the news as of late, saying that the play allowed them to further delve into the issue.

Overall, it was a good production, very traditional in its staging.

Fun fact: my name’s origin is found in this play. Shakespeare supposedly came up with the name “Jessica” for Shylock’s daughter, based on an English version of a Jewish name. Or so I’ve read.

Not that this has anything to do with why it’s my name — it was simply the most popular girl name in 1988 and it started with the letter J — but it’s still entertaining trivia.

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