I decided to catch 2 Fast, 2 Furious at 00:40. I probably shouldn't have bothered, it isn't a very good movie. I didn't expect it to be great, I figured it'd be nice eye candy with some good car chases, races, etc. It was mediocre eye candy, and I found many of the car scenes, well, *dull*. Plus there was a lack of a suspension of disbelief for me - people get committing MAJOR moving violations, being caught, but then they'd be around later in the film and I'm like "Why aren't they in jail?" And the stupid car tazers, ugh... Yes, I know about the real-world systems that use similar principles - they're still in R&D and they're not so, well, stupid. The 'tension' they tried to create with them in one scene just made me wish the damn scene would end.
You know, fuck it, the movie just plain sucked. The car scenes were uninspiring, the characters were unlikable, the expected sex scenes never happened - the whole movie is just a tease that never delivers. Don't go see it. Don't bother renting it.
Anyway, I took the long way home because I was still feeling off and I thought driving would help. Well, while cruising around I was overwhelmed by several feelings:
- I very, very badly didn't want to be alone. I wanted there to be someone with me, someone to talk to, someone just to be there as a presence. But it was 3AM, I live alone, and I didn't think anyone I knew would be about. And this wasn't something that could be handled by IRC, IM, or even the phone. It wasn't just to chat with someone, but to be with someone *in person* - real human contact.
- I really wanted feminine companionship. No, I don't mean I was horny, and this was a distinct feeling from the first. I just wanted a woman (SO, friend) to hug and hold. Odd, it isn't the kind of thing I normally get struck with that strongly.
- I felt, well, lost I suppose. Don't know what I really want overall, don't know where I'm going in life.
- I had a kind of flashback to my days at WPI, when I'd drive around Worcester in the middle of the night to think. I was struck with a longing to go back to the way things were then, when almost everyone who was important in my life were concentrated in one area. When I was surrounded by my friends, pretty much literally, and there was always someone around at nearly any hour of the day or night.
It left me feeling very scrambled and melancholy, and that's lingered. I didn't feel like going to bed, so I've just stayed up, but my batteries are dead now and I'm physically exhausted and crashing.
I might go to the housewarming tonight, but I'm not sure what to bring - I'm terrible on social things like that.