Friday, February 11, 2005

Call me childish, but I really, really want one of these.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Movies have been such a disappointment lately...

2046 was too long, had no character development and the futuristic scenes sat incongruously with 1960s Hong Kong. I know it's cruel, but it was about as much fun as sitting through a Peter Greenaway film.

I had high hopes for Sideways, fuelled by glowing reviews from trusted sources. I enjoyed Election and loved About Schmidt - but this fell a bit flat. That's not to say it's not worth seeing, or isn't good - but it just didn't move me in the way I'd hoped. Perhaps in a year of so-so, ok-to-good is getting a higher grade. It did, however, make us desperate for a good bottle of wine.

And in the stoopid category, give Meet the Fockers a big 'ol pass. The humour's gone a lot more cliched - and a bit moralistic. Why on earth would a woman in her early 30s not want her dad to know she was pregnant before her wedding day, when daddy knows she's been living/sleeping with him for ages?

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Would you believe it - I got food poisoning on Friday night, which wiped me out for the weekend. That meant no Winter Ales Festival, no going out, no nothing! Pah. Even worse, said food poisoning meant I was ill in a spectacular fashion while walking around town with the bf. Classy, I know...maybe it was the smelly anoraks at the record fair that set me off.

We'll make up for it this Friday though, as it's the first Eyes Down of 2005 at their new home, The Roadhouse.

Back to banishing the winter blahs/SAD - today's unexpected sun & blue sky was a good start.