January 4th, 2008

Random - Trees

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As the previous post was f-only and I didn't want to spoil the flow of it, here's a proper post for today.

There's nothing to do here again. I really hope it picks up next week or I'm going to go a bit mad.

To-do list for this weekend:

~ take down kitchen tube and take it to Homebase to get a replacement.
~ go to cinema to see Enchanted.
~ take down Christmas tree / decorations and rearrange furniture.

Not getting tattoos any more because I can't afford it - we don't know how much Paul's will cost, let alone mine, and anyway I can't decide where to get it. I must thank everyone for the great mass of responses. *rolls eyes*

Still no snow in Birmingham. Although given the absolute ridiculousness of last year's snow, I'd much rather it wait until the weekend anyway. Three hours to get home (a maximum 40-minute journey) is really quite unacceptable. I am aware that if I drove it would have taken just as long, but at least I wouldn't have been freezing, and the car wouldn't be full of people bloody moaning, and there wouldn't have been stupid bus drivers. Bad weather brings out the most obnoxious qualities in us all, especially where public transport is concerned. Queues? Push through 'em. Buses? Crowd onto them. Safety? Save it for good weather. It's insane.

I still don't quite believe that in the 21st century a city like Birmingham can come to a complete standstill when it snows for more than 24 hours. A lot of this is to do with the fact that most of the road layouts are just plain stupid, and people turn into self-centred idiots when faced with the problem of getting home in bad weather. But still. You'd think we would have solved it by now.

Anyway, that's enough about that. Snow at the weekend would be delightful, just as long as it can hold off until I'm home and warm.

This week has been far longer than it was. I'm so very glad it's Friday.
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I think Anne Rice might be a little bit mad.

I got bored and followed a recent link on pandorasblog's journal relating to Anne Rice reviewing things on Amazon and imdb, and went off to have a look. Rice links her Amazon reviews from her website, assuming - naturally - that her avid fans will be interesting in reading absolutely everything she has to say...

Her review of Interview with a Vampire (the film) is quite amusing. She gives everything she reviews five stars. There's also a 'review' which takes the form of berating people who have left negative reviews for one of her books (part of the Chronicles) because "you're not coming at it from the right angle" or some such.

Perhaps the most amusing to me was her review of the Phantom adaptation.

Five stars, Anne? Really?

This says to me several things:

1) She's never seen the musical.

2) She's either never read the book, or has only read Leroux.

3) She fails at Phantom.

Anyone who can give that movie five stars is wrong in the brain. :P

(I notice, however, that she hasn't reviewed the Queen of the Damned movie. Clearly wasn't pleased with that one, then.)
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