July 31st, 2007

Photo - leaves

Various films this weekend.

The weekend was nice.

On Friday, herringprincess texted me whilst I was at the pub asking if I wanted to go to the cinema. Unfortunately I was too tired, but instead Paul and I invited her along to see the Simpsons movie with us.

Due to the blogathon, however, we had to see it very early in the morning so Ali could get back home and start her posting. So we ended up seeing it at 10.50 at Cineworld.

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After the film we wandered back down Broad Street and discovered the Peace Gardens, which I'd driven past before without realising what they were. Quite pleasant, and at least it was a nice day.

Then we headed towards the markets to walk Alison to her bus stop, and Paul and I went to Maccy's for lunch (yum, grease), and a couple of pubs. Naturally, due to the good weather, the entire population of Birmingham was out in full force at any pub with a beer garden. Bastards.

We had a little bit of a disagreement on the walk back to the bus stop, whereby I sulked all the way home... We got off the bus at Blockbuster and rented three films for the week: Stranger Than Fiction, Little MIss Sunshine and Pan's Labyrinth.

Watched Stranger Than Fiction of the evening, which was also very good... quite different to what I was expecting, and the featurette on the GUI was informative, though we didn't watch the others. It's strange to see Will Ferrell in a more straight role where he doesn't have to shout to be funny. (Not that it's necessarily a bad thing, but he does tend to do that Jim Carrey thing where, if there's no space for insanity, there'll be one scene where he just can't help himself [see: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind]...) I would review it, but I think one is enough for this entry.

Sunday we did nothing, really. EastEnders and the usual headache, plus putting the washing out to try in the late afternoon because it apparently wasn't going to rain after all...

Yesterday, I was at work without a cardigan (work cardy in the wash) and frelling freezing. All the other offices are fairly warm, except for ours. So I had to go and buy a cardigan at lunchtime... I was going to anyway, to avoid further lack-of-cardigan episodes, and at £6 from Primark (which was like a bloody zoo) I can hardly complain.

Oh, yes, I bought the MP3 player from eBay on Saturday evening, and now I'm just waiting on delivery. I need to update my Ugly Betty fic (nearly a month!) and start my new POTO fic. And that, I believe, is that.

I was going to post this last night but I forgot to email it home. Also, by the time I'd got back at 5.45 (having left at 4.30!) due to a crash on Alcester Road by the baths (hence putting a damper on swimming, also) it would have been full of ranting about stupid drivers...
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