@ 2008-05-30 – 21:32:17
@ 2008-05-30 – 19:25:14
Yesterday my OH and I went to the big Smokey Smoke. Londinium City.
We tied our little red hankies full of all our belongings and attached them to long sticks, met up with a talking cat wearing thigh high boots, and then realised that we were not in a nursery rhyme. This is real life!
The Lord of the Rings Musical was spectacular. From Hobbitses and orcs wandering around the audience to the stage effects making the hobbits disappear when they put on the ring (How did they do that) it was a joy to behold. The music was very Gaelic and at one point I thought they were going to break into a riverdance- however as great as it was I didn't come out thinking 'I must get the soundtrack. The whole thing was truly magical to watch. Smeagol was excellent, and certainly won the 'overacter of the night' award. The Ents and the Huge big Spidery thing (You can tell I've not seen the third film) were also very good. And thankfully they didn't over emphasise the sluchy romance bwetween that Slutty elf woman and the musclehead Aragant. (Did I get that right?)
The worse thing about the shwo was the really tall man that satin front of us. Boooooo!
We then had dinner in China Town. Niiiiiiiiice food
The 39 steps was also good (But I have seen it before) Still Funny But this time I had an annoying American blonde woman sitting in front of me who kept moving her mop of permed hair around. She then lifted her arm right in fron of me for a good couple of minutes for no apparent reason. She then kept taking her purse from around her head and then replacing it. During one very funny scene she started laughing but turned to the person next to her to explain to her what was funny. Oh dear. Blonde is as Blonde does
@ 2008-05-29 – 10:27:34
@ 2008-05-27 – 22:09:38
WE went to see Fat Pig last night. IT is a comedy starring Kris Marshall and Robert 'Sir Digby Chicken Cesar' Webb. It is about a man who meets and falls for a 'large' lady but the people in his office don't make his life easy over it.
This is billed as a comedy, and even though it was thoroughly and enjoyable and there were som nice moments, it is more about human nature. At moments it was uncomfortable but like all good drama it challenged your ideals. And the ending was a surprise.
A good drama with some light elements but a realistic look at human nature.
@ 2008-05-26 – 12:37:41
This morning I watched the last episode of Doctor Who again, The Unicorn and the Wasp. Excellent stuff.
Tonight my OH and I are heading out to see a fat pig. The show that is.
On Wednesday my sister and her family are coming down. They are bringing my mum as well. It is the first time that they have seen the new place. I am hoping that the weather will be nice so we can have a barbecue, although the forecast doesn't look good.
On Thursday my OH and I are going to London for the day. We are going to see some more shows. We will see a matinee performance of Lord of the Rings (the show) The tickets were really cheap! I wanted to see it before the show ends. And in the evening we are going to see The 39 Steps. I have already seen it by my OH hasn't and she has been dying to see it. Once again the tickets were really cheap. I am also hoping to have dinner in China town between the shows!.
I think I must watch the Lord of the Rings 3 film as I haven't seen it yet even though I have had the DVD for years!
@ 2008-05-25 – 08:09:54
... Andy Abraham. He had no chance. This Eurovision fix is not a song contest any more. It's farce.
... Avram Grant. Sacked from being Chelsea manager eight months into a four year contract. Why? Because Chelsea came second in the Champions League and the Premiership. How can they cope with only being second. It just goes to show how shallow the football world is. I mean, to me Second in pretty good (unless it's a chess match). I am sure Andy Abraham would have liked second!
... Anyone who's planning things for this Bank Holiday. The weather up to now has been brilliant. Hot and sunny. But now it's bank holiday it's grey and wet! There is going to be a medieval fayre in Battle today. All that hard work and they don't even have nice weather for it. BOOOOOOOO!
@ 2008-05-24 – 09:22:52
Last night I dreamed about eating Monster Munch, but not the modern type of monster munch (which are frankly rubbish) but the older style when they were really big and beefy.
Hmmm... I really ought to watch more porn!
Must go.. the doorbell just went...... Wait a minute... we don't have a doorbell?
@ 2008-05-23 – 22:15:09
It's half term. It has been a funny old week. Some really odd things have happened at work (and not great). But I will not think about them now. I will enjoy the week ahead
@ 2008-05-21 – 20:08:29
Sadly,I was watching the One Show and the animal roadshow was in Newcastle, and someone had brought a tortoise in to find out the sex of it. The question was "How do you find the sex of a tortoise"
"A bit rough at first, but you get used to it" I thought
But seriously.... how can you tell if a tortoise is male or female? Apparently you check their underside, if it is curved inwards it's male so that when they mount the female, it fits nicely with the curve of the shell.
That seems a bit hit and miss if you ask me. I reckon the best way to check if a tortoise is female is by putting it in a car. If it can't reverse round corners, it's a female!
Or...... Seeing as they are in Newcastle. If the tortoise goes out clubbing with lots of other tortoises in the middle of winter wearing a short skirt and strappy top. then it must be female!
How would you tell if a tortoise is male or female?
@ 2008-05-20 – 19:41:08
I managed to grab another hour on GTA 4 this afternoon when I got home. WOW! That game is getting tough. I have just finished a mission where you rob a bank- and those cops are relentless! Even with full body armour I managed to get blown to bits on most mission attempts, and the fact that my (in game) phone keeps ringing with friends trying to take me out for a drink! In this game you make friends and you have to take them out to keep them sweet.
Haha. I just realised that I said 'my (in game) phone keeps ringing). as if I needed to make a distinction with my normal phone. Because that never rings!
Man, I can't believe it, the my computer game character has a better social life than I have!
@ 2008-05-19 – 20:32:35
Just watched Eastenders... "I've had a lovely evening. George, Eurovision, All my favourite Cheeses. What more can a girl want?" Man, that Heather really knows how to live. Although I wasn't sure if she was describing the fondu or George Michael and Eurovision when she talked about her favourite cheeses!
@ 2008-05-18 – 22:11:27
Today I had a lazy day. After playing a fair amount of GTA 4 (Brucie is my Hero) I settled down to watch Lucky Number Slevin. It was a very good film, about a man caught up between two rival gangsters and a hitman played by Bruce Willis. There was a great twist at the end too!
When my OH came home we watched Ratatatatououuouoillllle (did I spell that right?) which was also good fun. However there is still something a bit wrong about a rat in a kitchen. I couldn't quite bring myself to accept it- especially the end- all those rats!
Then we watched Die Hard 4.0 It's Bruce Willis again. This time foiling the terrorists and being exceptionally hard to kill.
And we have just watched Lost. Is ti making sense yet?
Man in Cabin to John Locke: Do you know why you're here?
John Locke: Yes I know why I'm here
Us yelling at the telly: WE Don't Know why any of you are there. Tell us!
Man that show is great... but extremely irritating.
And now it is now. Nearly Bed time. It has been a good day
PS: The Brucie in GTA 4 is not Bruce Willis..... or maybe it is.........
@ 2008-05-17 – 20:57:02
That was just the most funtastic Doctor Who Episode so far this season. "The Unicorn and the Wasp" Set in 1926 and included Agatha Christie. Set the night before she mysteriously disappeared lent itself to a great opportunity for a Doctor Who story. And why not make it a Murder Mystery. With lots of characters (straight from the Cluedo Board game pretty much) and some fun play on words with Christie novel titles, right from the opening scene "Why didn;t they ask.. Heavens" to Sparkling Cyanide, Dead Man's Folly and many many more!
Great casting, great scripting, great Charades (A Harvey Wallbanger?) and some tongue in cheek word play.... Ginger beer? all adds to this fantastic episode.
But didn't it remind you of Black Orchid?
@ 2008-05-15 – 20:53:48
I was just rocking in my electro rocking hi-fi chair with my Ipod plugged in and turned on to random shuffle, when the Sugababes 'Too lost in you' came on.... and it reminded me that I have never blogged about going o see the Sugababes live. We went in March (14th) in Brighton. I didn't blog about it because it was during that time when BT were screwing around with our phone number!!!
Anyway. The Sugababes (who we only really got into after we saw them perform as an intro act for Take That) were excellent live. It was the changes tour (which is also a great album) and there was a lot of energy- ending with high energy performances of 'Push the button' and 'About you now'- the crowd were jumping!
But Too lost in you is one of my favourites
@ 2008-05-14 – 19:42:31
It's gone very dark and grey here... I feel a storm approaching. My OH has just run into the garden to stop the local tom (a cat, not a prostitute) attack a bird. Now the bird is injured, and hopping away into the hedge. Talk about ungrateful- it didn't even offer her a worm for her trouble.
And we have just booked another show (Yes, we go out quite a lot- but we love it.) We have booked tickets for this
@ 2008-05-14 – 18:49:14
Last night's show was really good. I thoroughly enjoyed it. There was good music and some nice funny moments. Wilkes was good, but Natalie Casey from 'Two pints of crisps and a packet of beer (according to my OH's boss' wife) was excellent. there was some high energy performances and dances- the song 'Casualty of Love' which involved the wedding table of permanently single (and freakish looking) wedding guests doing a 'thriller' type dance. Followed by a great song called 'get out of the dumpster'. My favourite scene had to be the one on the plane- with all the fake celebrities Heehee. Good show- I hope it does well.
And having the boss and his wife was bearable. Even if he did smoke and stink my car out! And at one point the bosses wife gave me her handbag to hold whilst she went to the toilet. Bit I didn't even consider looking for that £20 again
Best conversation of the night. My OH talks about the boss' wife
OH: She has lost weight though
Me: Oh she has lost weight. I wasn't sure if it was just those really tight jeans squeezing everything upwards!
@ 2008-05-13 – 17:43:32
My Oh and I are going out tonight- to the theatre. we are going to see 'The Wedding Singer' in Eastbourne. I am looking forward to it, I have vague recollections of enjoying the film. The tour is a preview before it goes into the west end. Anyone famous int? Nah! Just Jonathon Wilkes- famous for being the friend of Robbie Williams.
The down side is... we are going with my OH's boss and his wife. The same woman who... took that twenty pounds out of my OH's wage packet without asking! She is a strange lady. She got stressed in planning her daughters birthday party, five months in advance- and all they did was go swimming!
Still, it should be a good night... and if I happen to find a twenty pound note
in her pursejust lying around then all the better.
@ 2008-05-11 – 19:47:01
So who's got sky plus? Who uses the series link? Go on, tell us what shows you have on series link!
The shows I have on series link at the moment are...
@ 2008-05-11 – 07:59:31
.... and I'm still hiding. No-one found me. Heehee. No-one guessed that I actually climbed inside the dog!
@ 2008-05-09 – 21:22:50
There's a light outside our front door which we kept on during the night. But now something strange has happened. The light only works when the kitchen light is on. When we turn the kitchen light gets turned off, the porch light turns off! And we can't explain it!
@ 2008-05-09 – 20:13:50
I don't think I'm going to be able to make the blog meet tomorrow. I have lots of bits and pieces to get done this weekend. Plus I still haven't been feeling too well.. Sorry guys, have a good one.
(And have a drink for me)
@ 2008-05-07 – 19:19:10
I bought something on ebay and I'm not that happy. It is a piece of furniture. It was specifically chosen by my OH for her birthday. The eBay ad said "In store- ready for delivery" So I bought it Now!
Today I got an email.... "Sorry the item is not available at the moment, but we are due to have a delivery in 2-3 weeks" And that annoyed me. If they didn't have it, they shouldn't have sold it.
So I phoned them. The guy I spoke to, as nice as he was, was a little bit long winded. His attention to detail was a bit too much. "Well, I am nervous about guaranteeing the delivery time. It is being shipped in you see. And the thing about ships is.... it is under the influence of the weather. There could be bad weather at the docking port. Or there could be bad weather on the departing port, or there could be bad weather on the journey." I didn't need to know that! All I wanted to know is when would it be due. I also wanted to know if I would be guaranteed one when they came in. And he response was this...... "Hold on, I have my log book right in front of me. Well. not exactly in front of me, it is slightly to the right" Why the hell would I need to know the exact position of the log book on his desk. "Well, we get shipments regularly. And our warehouses get full quickly. I have two warehouses, and I have just had the floors done." Really? That is such a relief! It is nice to know that, assuming the item makes it through the bad weather in either port or journey crossing, and assuming that my name is logged in the book which is slightly to the right of his sitting position, that it would be safe in a warehouse with brand new floors!
At least I know that my name is in the log book
.. A book, that is apparently one and a half inches thick!
I think that guy was one and a half inches thick!
@ 2008-05-05 – 13:25:38
I am managing to catch up a little bit today. For a start I have put my short reviews for the films; 21, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Drillbit Taylor and Made of Honour on my reviews blog.
I must admit I haven't been too well over this bank holiday. I was sick on Saturday morning, I think it may be a flu thing. I didn't feel too bad yesterday but I was ill again this morning Great! I was supposed to be seeing family this weekend, but they had to cancel due to other family members coming from miles away popping over. Just as well as I wouldn't have felt up to it. I have also been a bit tired this week- what with the late nights. Getting in at 11pm on Tue and Wed after the concerts, then having dinner. Not getting to bed 'til gone Midnight didn't help.
But one thing I have been able to do is get onto GTA4. And man I suck at it! I keep getting caught by the
gonadspolice. And losing all my weapons so I have to buy more! And my dates go really badly and I get beaten up easily too. this is more like real life than I was expecting. Hehe. But I am enjoying it- even thought the PS3 is screwing up some of the loading.
@ 2008-05-03 – 20:11:49
I have just watched the end of Mr and Mrs (Honestly, I didnt want to watch it but Doctor Who Confidential had just finished) and saw David Coulthard and his wife in the final.
She got asked a series of questions that he had to get correct when he returned from the 'booth'
One of the questions was "What is David's favourite house!" To even be asked that question is excessive!
She replied "Hmmmm. He may say Belgium, because that's where I live.... but he may say Monaco because that's where he lives. And the weather's nice, so I think he'll say Belgium!" How nice to be able to coose between Belgium and Monaco!
When He returned, he was asked the question, his answer was "Hmmm... I'd have to say the one in Switzerland, because of the mountains." Of Course! The one in Switzerland! How could she have forgotten!
Three houses! (Plus some other ones that might not have been so nice)
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