Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Mobile blogging...fail!

It's been so long since I've been able to get on here I thought I try and set up mobile blogging, but alas, no joy. Cold cup of annoyance anyone? I've got several to spare *grimace - thinly veiled as a smile*

I guesss it's been action stations round here lately, I've just barely caught up on work, there still some stuff that's been sitting around I just have to suck it up and finish it. Story of my life really. On a much less boring note I've got some noice reviews for stuff I seen/read/listened to lately so that's a bonus. Cept that I've left them at home so you have to wait til tomorrow to read the first lot.

Well I'm off to do other stuff, sadly my mobile blogging still hasn't worked, so it's better luck next time peeps, catch ya on the flip side.


Sunday, 19 April 2009

Ranty, Ranty, Rant.

26/06/2009 - Okay I actually started this post ages ago & decided I was being all bitchy and didn't post it plus I didn't finish it so there you go, but anyways Mr M&B came in again today and Petal ran away, so who was left to serve him? Little ole moi that's who. I don't care how many times I serve him I still want to smack his face in, with a book, like hard, really really hard. I know this is conduct unbecoming a lady & really I should just be all 'think Buddism' and let my annoyance roll over me like the wind between Paris' ears...BUT I JUST FUCKING CAN"T - I WANT TO KILL HIM!!!! Not only does he never say anything funny, he makes my skin crawl and I'm almost convinced I could get away with murder, it's not like I wouldn't have any help, he's already got the majority of the staff fleeing whe he walks in the door. Here's the old post:

Yes, it's one of those posts, (I've just come off of a weekend shift), and the peeps they were at full defcon 1 annoyance level.

Mr M&B (so creatively dubbed for his love of Mills & Boons) came into today, and was wondering if I was having boyfriend trouble cause I wasn't smiling (no it's just that I'm having to serve you). I'm sure he thinks he's being cute, but he's just so damn RUDE!! Grrr.

Then yesterday, Mr. Standup (you guessed it - he thinks he's a comedian), was trying to be all funny with the title of his book and I do try to be nice to him, but he reminds me of my step father (there's strike one before he's even started), and he just pisses me off.

Well I'm over that now, much funner than Buddism, but really - everyone knows I'm a bitch, so this post really wouldn't come as a surprise.


Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Happy after Easter!!

I had a not so relaxing Easter, but it's all good (apparently), on the plus side I did get to spend time with my lovely cuj and her kidlets. Plus I had 5 1/2 days off - always a good thing in my book. And pray tell how did I spend my time over Easter. I began the celebrations on Thursday night by heading to see 'Race to Witch Mountain', which was actually rather good. I knew I would enjoy it, but it was a lot funnier than what I'd thought it was going to be. The Rock (or Dwayne Johnson as he is now referred to), was hitting my funny bone - the hottness factor was up to, gosh he's pretty. Anyway, here's a quick rundown of what RTWM is all about:

Las Vegas cabbie (Johnson), is trying to be all good after shenanigans landed him in jail, he finds two kids (Anna Sophia Robb & Alexander Ludwig), in his cab who later reveal that they are aliens, trying to find their ship, among other things so they can travel back to their planet and save it (as you do). They enlist the help of UFO specialist (Carla Gugino), highjinks and run ins with evil alien (Siphon) and bad FBIish type people follow (you can tell they're bad - they wear black and don't smile). I kinda just suspended reality and had fun with this, it was a great way to blow a couple hours. I'm assuming that they'll make the next movie, fingers crossed cause I want to see it as well. I also saw Monsters Vs. Aliens, but I'll save that for another post!


Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Movies I've watched in 2009 - March

Okay, so heres the list of lovely stuff I watched for march...dammit, don't you hate it when you lose said list.

19. Watchmen - Okay, I like this despite mixed reviews, it seems to be a love it/hate it kinda movie. I'll keep it short here as I've done a full review of this which I'll post soon.

20. The Nannie Diaries - I quite enjoyed this, I'm a Scarlet fan myself. I'd read the book of this so there were a few differences - more Harvard Hottie for one (which I'm so NOT complaining about) and the ending was changed slightly. Overall, I liked it Laura Linney was great as the tight laced/repressed/bitchy/perpetually cranky/slave driving Mrs X. I'm a fan of Paul Giamatti, but he seemed kinda wrong for the character of Mr. X - or at least what I had pictured in my head. The Grayer character was cute as, I'd happily watch this again.

21. Adrift - This is the sequal to Open Water, which was based on the US couple that was left behind on the Barrier Reef in QLD. This time it's a group of friends in the Bahamas (I think), who get stranded after they all end up in the water, without putting the ladder down on their yacht. This also comes with a 'based on a true story', which I ignored, because, really this is a cash cow movie that's riding on the back of the first movie. It has McSteamy from Grey's in it, and a cast of people I recognise - just not by name. I didn't mind the movie, I was expecting shark bouffet - but it was far from it, not a single shark was seen for the whole movie. It was actually not too bad. It was all psychological drama, with the characters going a bit funny one by one. It's all compounded by the main female lead being afraid of the water after watching her father drown when she was a little girl. I can't honestly say I'd ever watch it again, but for what it was I quite enjoyed it.

22. Devil Diary - This was crap - d grade crap, terrible acting, terrible plot, terrrible, terrible, terrible...and I loved it!! Two girls find a blank diary in a graveyard, Mayhem follows. One of the girls writes her angsty feelings of alienation and persecution by kids at school in the diary. She also writes that she wants the populary girl to break her legs and the next day it happens. The popular girls discover that it's the book that is the key to their friends being hurt, so they steal it - causing origianl angsty girl to have her debt collected (good ol' satan takes her soul).

23. Boondock Saints - One of my all time fave. movies. I loves it. Hot boys, action, good music, a zippy little story and Willem Defoe playing a gay detective with hilarious results. I'm glad to report there is a swqual in the works fingers crossed it also kicks ass. I love Sean P Flannery and Norman Reedus in their roles, they really bounce well off each other and seriously - HOT!!

24. Lost in Austen - This TV adaption was hilarious! I love the main character, she's been in a few things lately and is fantastic on screen. It's gret to see her bumble through the period world dressed in 'otter hunting kit' trying to fit into polite society (and failing terribly - snogging Mr. Bingley for one). The chemistry between Amanda and Mr. Darcy is palpable and when she asks him to do one thing for her (not going to spoil it for you -humena humena!!) I loved this and have already watched it again, along with my fave bits. My gripe for this is that my DVD didn't come with Amanda singing her version of 'Down Town', so I'm pissed bout that.

25. Dead Like Me - I had no idea that this was out yet, I'd seen it on IMDB, but sometimes things just don't click. Anyway, I like this for the most part. It's a follow on from the two seasons of the TV show - check it out it's fantastic! Rube is gone (which I don't like), they've replaced Daisy (which I definately don't like), but apart from that it's good, it does tie up some loose ends for fans - although the ending has been left open for another movie (yes please). George and Mason are my two fave characters. It's fully of the witty banter that we love from the series and as a stand alone, the unsuspecting viewer could easily follow the story.

26. 12 Rounds - John Cena is back and teamed with Renny Harlin - basically shit gets blown up, John Cena saves the day (and the dog - who is so cute!!) and does it all without breaking a sweat, bones, or an acting muscle. This is better then the Marine, in terms of his acting - but seriously when I went to see this I wasn't going for the movie, I was going to purve on the hot boy blowing shit up and in that case it delivers. The basic plot is that John's charcter is a cop that makes a big arrest, and the bad guy comes after him and takes his gf hostage and makes him go through '12 rounds' before he can have her back. Deep man, deep.

27. Nim's Island - This movie was a lot of fun, most people would remember this as a book. I had read it such a long time ago, I couldn't remember much of it when I watched it, but that's not a bad thing. Abigale Breslin was great, as far as precocious child actors are, she is one of the ones that annoys me the least - I loved her in Little Miss Sunshine. Jodie Foster was funny too, she often plays such serious characters, that it's nice to see her doing something different. Gerard Butler was handsome as usual and I liked the idea of the absent father playing the Alex Rider character. The actual island was beautiful, I'd happily live there and seriously how cute is that lizard!

28. Wanted - I'd seen this before, but I thought this kicked ass. Ole Mr. McEvoy was well spiffy and Angelina was hot as usual...I so totally turn and give her a good hand holding. I thought the action in this was fantastic, loved the car chase and it was just a little different, which always makes a noice change when watching a new movie.

Okay, I think that's all of 'em, quite enjoyed myself last month, I'm off to see Witch Moutain tomorrow night, looks good from where I'm standing.


Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Books I've read in 2009 - February

Way late on this one specially since it's the 1st of April today, but better late then never :) Here 'tis lovelies.

5. 19 Minutes by Jodi Picoult - This was our book club book for Feb. I enjoyed it (as much as one can when it's all bout multiple murder). Picoult continues to write about events that happen in reality and sadly what's more real than a school shooting. I quite like the style of this book, it's told from Peter (shooter), Josie (shootee & Peter's friend from childhood), Lacy (Peter's Mum) & Alex (Josie's mum & Judge of the town of Stirling). There are a few other pov, but they are the main ones. It also goes back and forth through time, to highlight important events in Peter's childhood. It delves into why Peter chose a school shooting to deal with his bullies and some of the scenes where Peter is bullied are excruciating to read, you really feel for the character even though he's killed 10 kids. It's interesting to read the book from his pov and makes you ask, is that why these shooting's happen in real life? I'm not condoning the mass killing of bullies, I just think that it puts into perspective why these events happen. It highlights the real need for something to be done about bullying, rather than trying to sweep it under the rug or making light of a situation. I like Jodi's books in general, I also read another one of her books this month, it's up next. Plus seriously - how can you not love a book that mentions The Wiggles :)

6. Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult - This one is about an Amish girl that is put on trial for murdering her baby. I liked this one too, Picoult again uses the 'in the past' tool again to tell the story of (forgive my mental blank, I can't remember her name), and how she met the father of her baby. The basic premise of the story is that as an Amish person wouldn't be capable of murder (which I don't buy), imo everyone is capable of murder, regardless - thankfully, the majority of us never have to cross that moral dilemma. KATIE!! That's her name, I'm slow I know and there's tangents - it's all part of my charm :) Overall, it's a good story, I liked it and I'm slowly working my way through Jodi Picoult's books.

7. Dead Connection - Alafair Burke - Nasty murdery thrillery book, which I really enjoyed, this is the first I've read of this author and I'm so reading more!! There is also no way I'm ever joinging an online dating service now - which in the book is how the killer finds his victims. Kinda does for dating service, what Wolf Creek did for backpackers. lol. Tight little cop drama it was, I liked the authors style, apparently this got mixed reviews as it moved away from her Samantha Kincaid series, but meh I liked it anyway. The other weird thing (not really weird - just an interesting fact), Alafair Burke is James Lee Burke's daughter. Now I've blogged about writer's offspring picking up the pen before - I'm very sceptical of their 'talent'. I don't know if it didn't effect my judgement, just because I didn't realise 'til after I'd finished, or if it was actually good on it's own, but either way I liked it.

And that's it chums, I feel sadly lacking in the book reading department for Feb, but never fear - I more than make up for that in March. Until then, keep reading - it's good for you :)


Weekly Hot Boy

I'm all sad today, my hot boy that I've chosen died this week of a congenital heart disease :(

You may know him as Lorne from Angel, his name's Andy Hallett and he was lovely. Enjoy his hotness and remember how funny he was as Lorne, I must admit that I didn't I see him in anything else, but he was one of my fave characters in Angel. There will definately be some Angel on the telly this weekend and a few glasses raised to a brilliant actor.

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