July 10th, 2006

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An update, and a review.

Last week was far too hot to do anything remotely productive, including attempting to tidy the flat. It's also rather hampered by not having enough places to put things (I have two suitcases full of clothes, and that's just the stuff out of my wardrobes. I left the rest of it in the chests of drawers...)

However, I would like to thank rachel2205 for her Mitchum recommendation. I got some for £2.00 in Asda on Friday and so far, so good. Although that could be due to the lack of heatwave. I managed to spend £86 in Asda on a load of basics and some kitchen stuff, but at least now we have enough food in the cupboards to keep us going for a while, not to mention 24 rolls of toilet paper. ;)

Paul took me out to the local Wetherspoons for a meal on Friday night, since we'd both cooked twice in the week. Quite pleasant, though the wine we bought was quite heavy and knocked me straight to sleep at about 10.30...

The weekend was more productive due to it being a lot cooler. On Saturday morning, we set up a joint account to pay the bills from, and then had another Lloyds TSB bloke telling us about the various benefits of our individual accounts, which was nice. I have to be back in credit in about a year, or they can reduce my overdraft by a certain amount each month if I'm not. Also, if I'm going to get a loan, I should get one now whilst the rates are better (i.e., I'm still a graduate...)

On Saturday afternoon, I did three loads of washing whilst Paul had a nap. We haven't had a proper lie in for about three weeks. After that I watched random television for a bit (a veritable banquet of pirate films, in fact) and waited for Paul to resurface. We headed out to see Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest at the AMC - which, DUDE. Review momentarily. I want to see it again, incidentally, so if anyone's going...

We got back at about 10.00ish and had the curry I'd bought in Asda on Friday. Very nice.

Sunday, we finally had a lie in, until nearly midday. That felt GOOD. Despite this, it was an ultimately productive day, which resulted in my putting old jumpers in a plastic tidy-away under the bed, doing another load of laundry (it's been nearly 2 weeks...), and sorting out CDs and putting them away so they're no longer in carrier bags on the floor. The end result is something slightly tidier than before.

And then I slaved over a hot oven to make Sunday lunch. Grilled chicken breast with cheesy broccauli mash, garlic mashed potatoes and roasters. Home-made ones, I might add. Very nice, not to mention the satisfaction of "I made this" whilst eating. I am teH Potato Queen.

Rest of the evening was spent watching films and relaxing.

Late for work this morning due to leaving 10 minutes later than usual and getting stuck in every possible bit of traffic between Kings Heath and town. Yay. Still didn't take as long as it would've done if I was getting the 11 from Bearwood. I also missed the 101 in town due to the staff in Mills being slow-arses.

Also? Banks and post offices are annoying. They close at the same time as most people leave work, therefore making it bloody impossible to do ANYTHING important, like sorting out bank accounts or TV licenses. The council is equally annoying, since the council tax number on their website doesn't seem to work. Yeah. Nice going.

Anyway. Helpful review for PotC:DMC. Collapse )

Needless to say, I loved it. I want the third film now, which I imagine is the entire point of the cliffhanger - which was an evil, heartless thing to do, all the more so because we have to wait another year before the next one's made.

So if anyone fancies a night of piratical goodness, you know where I am. :P
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