October 2nd, 2004

Cabaret - Mein Herr

Movie review, etc.

This was going to be posted last night, but I couldn't be bothered to go downstairs to turn the modem on, so I'm posting it now...




But before the review, an update as to my ever-interesting work life...

1) Due to offices moving upstairs/downstairs and the having to cram three people into a two-desk office, our Child Protection Unit fax machine has been relegated to the now-empty downstairs office, and it's not plugged in yet.  So that means we have to use the one in the admin office downstairs.  Which meant that I had to fax my timesheet to Tina H at Small Heath and ask her very nicely if she would fax it straight to the agency for me, because if she sent it back to the main fax machine, I probably wouldn't receive til about a week later...

2) If that wasn't enough, the photocopier ran out of toner.  And they won't buy any more toner because there's a new photocopier still to be installed, at some point in the future.  And considering that half of my job when I'm not typing is to circulate minutes - which requires making manymany copies - I couldn't actually do my job today.  Which meant I spent four hours sorting out the filing cabinet, first putting all the files back into alphabetical order, and then going through them to make sure they'd all been filed in the right order.  I got as far as the Ms and then my brain started to shut down.

3) An agency worker started yesterday to help Cynthia out.  She didn't come back, because she didn't like the work.  So we've asked the agency to stress, for future reference, that the job will be practically nothing but photocopying and typing/sending out of exceedingly boring letters.  We've got another one starting on Monday, even though we'd decided by this point that it was easier just for me to help as I know vaguely what's going on and it saves having to teach yet another temp the horrendously over-complicated procedures required...

So, that was fun.

What was really fun was going to the cinema with Aisha tonight.  We saw De-lovely, the biopic about Cole Porter.  Absolutely frelling wonderful film, and everybody has to see it...  On the same note, everybody has to see Finding Neverland when it opens - it's about J.M.Barry writing Peter Pan, and it stars none other than Mr Sparrow himself, Johnny Depp (who seems to have suddenly gotten very good at accents.)  The Depp fangirl must be unleashed and obeyed, dammit!!

There's also a war comedy called Churchill: The Hollywood Years which should be seen for the cast alone.  Rik Mayall, Vic & Bob, the skinny guy from "The Office"... and a whole lot more.  The tag line is "Based on an actual war..."

Oh!  And Vanity Fair, too, which seems to have an equally exciting cast including Jim Broadbent and Reese Witherspoon, and Julie Christie, which amuses me...

I'm also hoping to see Saw (sorry...) at some point, because it looks visually quite interesting from what I've seen...

Anyway.  De-lovelyCollapse )

It needs to win Oscars.  For everything.  And now I need to go buy the soundtrack.




And now for today:  today, I cooked a meal for three people.  Yup, that meal.  It all went quite swimmingly and was not only edible but actually very nice...  It was a meat pie (pork with onions, rice, and special hard goat's cheese) with filo pastry, and then diced herbed potatoes deep-fried like chips.  I'm incredibly impressed with myself, it has to be said. :D

Woo, meal!  We're going to be eating the damn thing for the rest of the week, though...