Mikey was pretty tiffed over the notion that Jackson wrote the Ents out of the second movie. There was nothing about them in the theater trailers or the "making of The Two Towers" thing, and I'd heard rumors of their demise before, so I've kind of accepted it. It is sad, because the Ents are probably the coolest characters in the whole book series, but we must deal with these things. Sigh.
On the way home, I was driving fast and didn't have my brights on. Mike lives out in the middle of nowhere, and suddently I see these little glowing eyes... it was a raccoon. I slammed on the brakes and tried to swerve out of the way a little bit, but I'm almost sure I hit him. I don't think he could have escaped. I felt awful about it. Still do. Part of me was trying to justify it, saying that raccoons are nasty little creatures that steal stuff and break things, and that I've just fed some scavaging possom out there, and that nocturnal animals somehow aren't as bad to kill as the ones like us, like deer or rabbits. But I still felt bad.
My sister is packing up to go to college today. Girl owns more stuff than some entire small countries. I'm so glad I'm done living in dorm rooms.