shewho: (Swimmers)
saw sherlock holmes last night. it was jolly good indeed! though robert downey jnr does appear to be ageing into lovejoy, which is a bit worrying. and it's very guy ritchie. but it works.

***

also, as i may have told some of you before, holmes was really james watson. at least if you believe the sanctuary, which i have also been obsessively watching. [there were 5 scientists. they injected pure vampire blood. something or other griffin (not important, dead) became the invisible man. james watson (dna, holmes) found his (already huge) intellect increased. developed science(!!) to help him live for centuries. helen (main character in show, 'abnormal' benefactor) stopped ageing. john druit (aka jack the ripper, also long life via injecting helen's blood) gained the ability to teleport. and nikola tesla (yes that one) became a vampire.

seriously. you have to love that sort of insane television.

in the last episode of the 2nd series (HOW DARE YOU END ON A CLIFFHANGER??) they were trying to calm a giant sea beast that can move tectonic plates, who turned out to be kali. and if you were connected to her, you can talk to her. but only if you do a little dance. and then it all went bollywood. I LOVE THIS SHOW. I NEED MORE.

***

i've also been reading rather than snoozing on the tube. i can heartily recommend the steep approach to garbadale by iain banks. it doesn't seem to be going anywhere, told mostly in flashbacks that don't necessarily fit together, and the pull-back-reveal isn't quite as much of a shock as expected, but the characters and their lives matter.

***

i'm now reading prachett, something i have long avoided. ok, so it isn't discworld, but still. challenge your prejudices! or, er, read whatever's on the shelves you haven't read yet...
shewho: (Swimmers)
saw sherlock holmes last night. it was jolly good indeed! though robert downey jnr does appear to be ageing into lovejoy, which is a bit worrying. and it's very guy ritchie. but it works.

***

also, as i may have told some of you before, holmes was really james watson. at least if you believe the sanctuary, which i have also been obsessively watching. [there were 5 scientists. they injected pure vampire blood. something or other griffin (not important, dead) became the invisible man. james watson (dna, holmes) found his (already huge) intellect increased. developed science(!!) to help him live for centuries. helen (main character in show, 'abnormal' benefactor) stopped ageing. john druit (aka jack the ripper, also long life via injecting helen's blood) gained the ability to teleport. and nikola tesla (yes that one) became a vampire.

seriously. you have to love that sort of insane television.

in the last episode of the 2nd series (HOW DARE YOU END ON A CLIFFHANGER??) they were trying to calm a giant sea beast that can move tectonic plates, who turned out to be kali. and if you were connected to her, you can talk to her. but only if you do a little dance. and then it all went bollywood. I LOVE THIS SHOW. I NEED MORE.

***

i've also been reading rather than snoozing on the tube. i can heartily recommend the steep approach to garbadale by iain banks. it doesn't seem to be going anywhere, told mostly in flashbacks that don't necessarily fit together, and the pull-back-reveal isn't quite as much of a shock as expected, but the characters and their lives matter.

***

i'm now reading prachett, something i have long avoided. ok, so it isn't discworld, but still. challenge your prejudices! or, er, read whatever's on the shelves you haven't read yet...
shewho: (eating)
QNI last night. featuring a trip to morrisons, a spot of wii fit, and some improvised cooking up of random bits and bobs into a tasty meal.

today, i have lunched on a delicious spinach soup that i whipped up whilst cooking dinner. domestic goddess, get me! i should remember to label my stock before freezing it though. sniffing ice is a tricky business. my mum never used to label hers either; i remember eagerly opening a tub of cornish icecream, spoon in hand, only to find.... quite.

i have just had my lovely soup for lunch. i should remember how much i like it, and avoid the overpriced, over processed sandwiches from the deli on the corner. and especially the crisps.

watched drag me to hell last night. it was ok, many moments of jumping out of my seat skin, but also terribly predictable.

i'm thinking of giving up the demon booze for a month. to even have a hope of managing this, i probably need someone to bet that i can't do it. hmm.
shewho: (eating)
QNI last night. featuring a trip to morrisons, a spot of wii fit, and some improvised cooking up of random bits and bobs into a tasty meal.

today, i have lunched on a delicious spinach soup that i whipped up whilst cooking dinner. domestic goddess, get me! i should remember to label my stock before freezing it though. sniffing ice is a tricky business. my mum never used to label hers either; i remember eagerly opening a tub of cornish icecream, spoon in hand, only to find.... quite.

i have just had my lovely soup for lunch. i should remember how much i like it, and avoid the overpriced, over processed sandwiches from the deli on the corner. and especially the crisps.

watched drag me to hell last night. it was ok, many moments of jumping out of my seat skin, but also terribly predictable.

i'm thinking of giving up the demon booze for a month. to even have a hope of managing this, i probably need someone to bet that i can't do it. hmm.
shewho: (eyes)
i haven't been doing HUGE amounts of late. this summer (can we call it that yet?) finds me listless, and trying to claw my way back to being comfortably in the black again. hmmmm.

anyway! this means i have been doing other things, such as READING and, er, watching the telly.

freezer burn - joe r lansdale. a random choice plucked from declan's stash. a nice, easy, trashy read. total loser (mum dead and mouldering in bed, failed firework stand heist) ends up working for a freak show, boffing the boss's wife, and failing even further at attempted murder. i'm not sure what the overall thing was trying to say, maybe 'don't trust a woman you're sleeping with she's only up to no good', but it was fun to read. and i have a wonderful mental image of conrad the dog-man that may not go away very fast.

the red queen - margaret drabble. took this on my little holiday by the sea. was a xmas pressie AGES ago from dan's mum, i think, bought solely because of the title. a book of two halves, the first tells the story (researched and mostly accurate but fictionalised) of the red queen in the title. a crown princess in korea some centuries ago. court intrigue, pre-teen marriage, insanity, and rampaging murder. the second half is the story of the modern woman who 'discovers' the tale of the red queen, becomes obsessed by it, and propogates it. including, at the end, to, oh yes, margaret drabble. hmmm. apart from that, i loved it. absorbing. i may have to do some research into old skool korea.

***

i have also seen:

coraline. hmmm. passed the time. probably more exciting with 3d glasses than on the telly.

quite a bit of 30 rock which is also so-so, why do people love tina fey so?

and breaking bad, which i only jumped into for the second series and regret not watching more. (chem teacher gets cancer, turns into meth king pin to provide for his family. what?)

***

my decision today: to BLOW my 5 months of good work in not buying things and invest in some completely unnecessary shoes or not. well?

(actually i need to ruin my record anyway, for i must purchase some sunglasses and oh look i own no shorts.....)
shewho: (eyes)
i haven't been doing HUGE amounts of late. this summer (can we call it that yet?) finds me listless, and trying to claw my way back to being comfortably in the black again. hmmmm.

anyway! this means i have been doing other things, such as READING and, er, watching the telly.

freezer burn - joe r lansdale. a random choice plucked from declan's stash. a nice, easy, trashy read. total loser (mum dead and mouldering in bed, failed firework stand heist) ends up working for a freak show, boffing the boss's wife, and failing even further at attempted murder. i'm not sure what the overall thing was trying to say, maybe 'don't trust a woman you're sleeping with she's only up to no good', but it was fun to read. and i have a wonderful mental image of conrad the dog-man that may not go away very fast.

the red queen - margaret drabble. took this on my little holiday by the sea. was a xmas pressie AGES ago from dan's mum, i think, bought solely because of the title. a book of two halves, the first tells the story (researched and mostly accurate but fictionalised) of the red queen in the title. a crown princess in korea some centuries ago. court intrigue, pre-teen marriage, insanity, and rampaging murder. the second half is the story of the modern woman who 'discovers' the tale of the red queen, becomes obsessed by it, and propogates it. including, at the end, to, oh yes, margaret drabble. hmmm. apart from that, i loved it. absorbing. i may have to do some research into old skool korea.

***

i have also seen:

coraline. hmmm. passed the time. probably more exciting with 3d glasses than on the telly.

quite a bit of 30 rock which is also so-so, why do people love tina fey so?

and breaking bad, which i only jumped into for the second series and regret not watching more. (chem teacher gets cancer, turns into meth king pin to provide for his family. what?)

***

my decision today: to BLOW my 5 months of good work in not buying things and invest in some completely unnecessary shoes or not. well?

(actually i need to ruin my record anyway, for i must purchase some sunglasses and oh look i own no shorts.....)

once

May. 12th, 2009 04:01 pm
shewho: (scrabble)
because not enough of you are scrabbing me up, i have been reading imdb.

or rather, obsessively trawling through the user comments for once, which i attempted to watch probably a year or so ago, and have been inspired to look up because daniel merriweather on the radio sounded very much like my memory of the film.

*pause for breath*

anyway, how on earth are the comments organised? it appears to make NO SENSE. it's not in date order. or order of star ratings. i wanted to read them chronologically. explain please.

(no, i didn't really like the film. pleasant background but rather dull and going nowhere. i think i counteracted this by falling down a k hole

once

May. 12th, 2009 04:01 pm
shewho: (scrabble)
because not enough of you are scrabbing me up, i have been reading imdb.

or rather, obsessively trawling through the user comments for once, which i attempted to watch probably a year or so ago, and have been inspired to look up because daniel merriweather on the radio sounded very much like my memory of the film.

*pause for breath*

anyway, how on earth are the comments organised? it appears to make NO SENSE. it's not in date order. or order of star ratings. i wanted to read them chronologically. explain please.

(no, i didn't really like the film. pleasant background but rather dull and going nowhere. i think i counteracted this by falling down a k hole
shewho: (cheese!)
oh, the sacrifices i make for the internet! i was SO HUNGRY it is unbelievable, and could really have done with a tasty warm panini of some description. but for YOU, and the sake of SCIENCE!! i have persevered with the Great Savoury Porridge Experiment.

today: cheese, marmite and scallions spring onions. this works in a sandwich incredibly well (you should try it!)

as a porridge? pretty damned good, actually. i think i slightly overdid the marmite, but the combination is a winner. having a different texture in there is clearly the trick. possibly.

***

in other news, there is no other news. body has kicked well and truly into sleepy hibernation mode. i have managed to watch ghost town, which is a lot better than expected and i didn't try and punch ricky gervais through the screen. i also had a bit of a weep at one point. though it is unsatisfactory at the end.

i have also managed to watch changeling, which is an intriguing little film during which i was mostly mesmerised by angelina jolie's lips. it's a horrible, horrible story. these things really happened! what is wrong with people? hmm? serial killers and police alike. meh.

***

in other non-news, i am FAILING at christmas. still need to get most of my family presents. wah. this means oxford street on saturday, i imagine. this will NOT be fun.

(i have, however, found my photos of the crystal palace dinosaurs, so all is not lost.)
shewho: (cheese!)
oh, the sacrifices i make for the internet! i was SO HUNGRY it is unbelievable, and could really have done with a tasty warm panini of some description. but for YOU, and the sake of SCIENCE!! i have persevered with the Great Savoury Porridge Experiment.

today: cheese, marmite and scallions spring onions. this works in a sandwich incredibly well (you should try it!)

as a porridge? pretty damned good, actually. i think i slightly overdid the marmite, but the combination is a winner. having a different texture in there is clearly the trick. possibly.

***

in other news, there is no other news. body has kicked well and truly into sleepy hibernation mode. i have managed to watch ghost town, which is a lot better than expected and i didn't try and punch ricky gervais through the screen. i also had a bit of a weep at one point. though it is unsatisfactory at the end.

i have also managed to watch changeling, which is an intriguing little film during which i was mostly mesmerised by angelina jolie's lips. it's a horrible, horrible story. these things really happened! what is wrong with people? hmm? serial killers and police alike. meh.

***

in other non-news, i am FAILING at christmas. still need to get most of my family presents. wah. this means oxford street on saturday, i imagine. this will NOT be fun.

(i have, however, found my photos of the crystal palace dinosaurs, so all is not lost.)
shewho: (nosferatu)
lockjaw: rise of the kulev serpent: don't.

lost boys 2: entertaining if you loved the first. especially the (deliberately) recurring frog dialogue.  angus sutherland has lovely eyes.  i didn't realise it was such a recent film!

the love guru: don't. although there are vaguely entertaining bits.

hancock: i loved the premise. it got a bit too soppy.

birds of america: passes the time. plus you get to see chandler bing sh1tting himself. thankfully not a romcom.

the dark knight: slightly too overlong, but otherwise pretty good.  heath ledger is being deservedly praised. though does have a touch of the nicholsons about him.

the x-files: could have been a special tv episode. i wasn't really concentrating.

rescue dawn: another excuse for christian bale to lose TOO MUCH weight and escape from vietnam during the war. much more accesible to my tiny mind than most war films. based on a true story. 

hellboy 2: more atmospheric than hellboy 1. held my attention.  but then i've always loved elves.  and evil.
shewho: (nosferatu)
lockjaw: rise of the kulev serpent: don't.

lost boys 2: entertaining if you loved the first. especially the (deliberately) recurring frog dialogue.  angus sutherland has lovely eyes.  i didn't realise it was such a recent film!

the love guru: don't. although there are vaguely entertaining bits.

hancock: i loved the premise. it got a bit too soppy.

birds of america: passes the time. plus you get to see chandler bing sh1tting himself. thankfully not a romcom.

the dark knight: slightly too overlong, but otherwise pretty good.  heath ledger is being deservedly praised. though does have a touch of the nicholsons about him.

the x-files: could have been a special tv episode. i wasn't really concentrating.

rescue dawn: another excuse for christian bale to lose TOO MUCH weight and escape from vietnam during the war. much more accesible to my tiny mind than most war films. based on a true story. 

hellboy 2: more atmospheric than hellboy 1. held my attention.  but then i've always loved elves.  and evil.
shewho: (goth detectives)
there are two good things about forgetting sarah marshall.

1 = russell brand, particularly the singydancy silliness.
2 = the vampire musical.

the rest, is largely forgettable.
shewho: (goth detectives)
there are two good things about forgetting sarah marshall.

1 = russell brand, particularly the singydancy silliness.
2 = the vampire musical.

the rest, is largely forgettable.
shewho: (E17)
friday
  • foundry drinkies with helouise, [profile] roy_dcour, and latterly [profile] exliontamer.  plus the entirety of london's cycle courier population.
  • rock steady! lots of people.  lots of drinkies.  accidental shopping. failing to leave early as planned.  indeed...:
  • [personal profile] ultraruby's house.
  • more drinking. more shopping.
  • clothes swapping!
  • cat playing.
  • beautiful sunny day dawning.
  • running home and getting slightly lost in a maze of hackney bus stops.

saturday

  • fail to make chap olympics. boo.
  • fail to throw up on bus / tube. yay!
  • do make steve hall's preview at the hen & chickens.
  • plenty of funny material, still searching for structure.  HURRAH for hearing the std clinic story again for it is AWESOME.
  • meet people at the noble.
  • tediously long journey to E17. bad buses!
  • eventual arrival at walthamstow dogs, hurrah!
  • excellent gambling fun.  i think only £5 or so down, despite gambling on each race.
  • scampi in a box!
  • favourite amount won = 49p.  FEAR ME.
  • handy lift with [personal profile] green_badger to [profile] 1423's official leaving-but-not-quite-yet party.
  • fail at making origami penii.
  • tiredness and illness hit, tb symptoms re-appear.
  • 'home', collapse.

sunday

  • wake up early and drunk.
  • watch a scanner darkly, finally!
  • make it up and out.
  • lovely sunny day, perfect for rise AGAINST RACISM festival.
  • meet up wtih lovely chaps.
  • sit and chill listening to musics and being silly.
  • suddenly find self a little tipsy / sunburnt during CSS.
  • run off. 
  • drunkenly help a nun find a bus.
  • pass out watching bad santa.

monday

  • late for work. work sucks.
  • apart from kind of winning latitude tickets.  i *think*.
  • solo sushi lunch.
  • finally watch eternal sunshine of the spotless mind - very clever indeed.  jim carey shockingly not annoying.
  • speak to a boy.
  • fail at proper sleep.

tuesday

  • where is my tent??
  • where are my tickets??
shewho: (E17)
friday
  • foundry drinkies with helouise, [profile] roy_dcour, and latterly [profile] exliontamer.  plus the entirety of london's cycle courier population.
  • rock steady! lots of people.  lots of drinkies.  accidental shopping. failing to leave early as planned.  indeed...:
  • [personal profile] ultraruby's house.
  • more drinking. more shopping.
  • clothes swapping!
  • cat playing.
  • beautiful sunny day dawning.
  • running home and getting slightly lost in a maze of hackney bus stops.

saturday

  • fail to make chap olympics. boo.
  • fail to throw up on bus / tube. yay!
  • do make steve hall's preview at the hen & chickens.
  • plenty of funny material, still searching for structure.  HURRAH for hearing the std clinic story again for it is AWESOME.
  • meet people at the noble.
  • tediously long journey to E17. bad buses!
  • eventual arrival at walthamstow dogs, hurrah!
  • excellent gambling fun.  i think only £5 or so down, despite gambling on each race.
  • scampi in a box!
  • favourite amount won = 49p.  FEAR ME.
  • handy lift with [personal profile] green_badger to [profile] 1423's official leaving-but-not-quite-yet party.
  • fail at making origami penii.
  • tiredness and illness hit, tb symptoms re-appear.
  • 'home', collapse.

sunday

  • wake up early and drunk.
  • watch a scanner darkly, finally!
  • make it up and out.
  • lovely sunny day, perfect for rise AGAINST RACISM festival.
  • meet up wtih lovely chaps.
  • sit and chill listening to musics and being silly.
  • suddenly find self a little tipsy / sunburnt during CSS.
  • run off. 
  • drunkenly help a nun find a bus.
  • pass out watching bad santa.

monday

  • late for work. work sucks.
  • apart from kind of winning latitude tickets.  i *think*.
  • solo sushi lunch.
  • finally watch eternal sunshine of the spotless mind - very clever indeed.  jim carey shockingly not annoying.
  • speak to a boy.
  • fail at proper sleep.

tuesday

  • where is my tent??
  • where are my tickets??
shewho: (summer)
things i watched this weekend
zodiac - mediocre serial killer film based on a real life serial killer from the end of the sixties. forgettable.
the hammer - midlife crisis boxing comedy. occasionally mildly amusing, mostly a bit irritating. i had a weep at the end.
♥ some of shallow hal - a million times better than i expected, but jeez my expectations were terribly low to start with.
doctor who - excellent episode proving you don't need special effects and other such japery to hold the attention.

***

things i did this weekend
♥ slept a lot.
♥ loafed a lot.
♥ celebrated [livejournal.com profile] wardytron's birthday by picnicing in his and [livejournal.com profile] fille_a_paris's garden and the lovely marble hill park close by.
♥ visited tasty cheese shop of joy.
♥ got ID'd in oddbins. sweet!
♥ rode a bike for the first time since i was 11! it's true what they say. you don't forget how to ride a bike. you *do* forget how to do corners, and it's a little petrifying, especially with a [livejournal.com profile] moleintheground chasing after you. dare i investigate getting my own?
♥ got a little over-inebriated and weepy. sorry folks!
♥ forgot to call it a night and accidentally stayed up too late nattering with [livejournal.com profile] dawnage and [livejournal.com profile] orangerick.
♥ slept a lot more.
♥ whinged.
♥ dragged self to the open air theatre in regents part for the yearly daniel kitson and gavin osborne show. a second half of 1hr 45m???? ARGH. failed to get in until half 12 or so.
♥ it was totally worth it.

***

how i feel today
♥ headache-y.
♥ throat shredded. (i was singing again, right?)
♥ in need of LOTS more sleep.

***

(and just so i don't forget, on thursday i played some poker. not very well, if i'm honest, but then there was wine. managed 4 / 6 on the first game, and was knocked out first in the second on a very unlucky all in. wah. still, i blame the new person and scarily repeatedly demonstrated beginners luck.....)
shewho: (summer)
things i watched this weekend
zodiac - mediocre serial killer film based on a real life serial killer from the end of the sixties. forgettable.
the hammer - midlife crisis boxing comedy. occasionally mildly amusing, mostly a bit irritating. i had a weep at the end.
♥ some of shallow hal - a million times better than i expected, but jeez my expectations were terribly low to start with.
doctor who - excellent episode proving you don't need special effects and other such japery to hold the attention.

***

things i did this weekend
♥ slept a lot.
♥ loafed a lot.
♥ celebrated [livejournal.com profile] wardytron's birthday by picnicing in his and [livejournal.com profile] fille_a_paris's garden and the lovely marble hill park close by.
♥ visited tasty cheese shop of joy.
♥ got ID'd in oddbins. sweet!
♥ rode a bike for the first time since i was 11! it's true what they say. you don't forget how to ride a bike. you *do* forget how to do corners, and it's a little petrifying, especially with a [livejournal.com profile] moleintheground chasing after you. dare i investigate getting my own?
♥ got a little over-inebriated and weepy. sorry folks!
♥ forgot to call it a night and accidentally stayed up too late nattering with [livejournal.com profile] dawnage and [livejournal.com profile] orangerick.
♥ slept a lot more.
♥ whinged.
♥ dragged self to the open air theatre in regents part for the yearly daniel kitson and gavin osborne show. a second half of 1hr 45m???? ARGH. failed to get in until half 12 or so.
♥ it was totally worth it.

***

how i feel today
♥ headache-y.
♥ throat shredded. (i was singing again, right?)
♥ in need of LOTS more sleep.

***

(and just so i don't forget, on thursday i played some poker. not very well, if i'm honest, but then there was wine. managed 4 / 6 on the first game, and was knocked out first in the second on a very unlucky all in. wah. still, i blame the new person and scarily repeatedly demonstrated beginners luck.....)
shewho: (nosferatu)
So, last night I went to see Inland Empire with [livejournal.com profile] iamthe_sky. I have to say, I disagree completely with (deletedgoth) [livejournal.com profile] youngliars, I loved it.

And just in case any of you are likely to see it, I shall put everything behind a cut in case of spoilers. Can you spoiler a Lynch film? Possibly. )

Economy Review: Strangely accessible. Go see it!



* I remember watching Lost Highway 3 times, being so frustrated I got someone from the internet to send me their dissertation on the subject, reading it, re-watching it, still not getting it, reading the dissertation at the same time as watching it, getting in a huff.

** Well, them or musicals. Why yes, Dancer In The Dark is up there in my top 3 films, why do you ask?
shewho: (nosferatu)
So, last night I went to see Inland Empire with [livejournal.com profile] iamthe_sky. I have to say, I disagree completely with (deletedgoth) [livejournal.com profile] youngliars, I loved it.

And just in case any of you are likely to see it, I shall put everything behind a cut in case of spoilers. Can you spoiler a Lynch film? Possibly. )

Economy Review: Strangely accessible. Go see it!



* I remember watching Lost Highway 3 times, being so frustrated I got someone from the internet to send me their dissertation on the subject, reading it, re-watching it, still not getting it, reading the dissertation at the same time as watching it, getting in a huff.

** Well, them or musicals. Why yes, Dancer In The Dark is up there in my top 3 films, why do you ask?

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