Monday, 23 November 2009

Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow.

Today has been terribly cold indeed.
Earlier I watched 'Pieces of April' (that picture is of Katie Holmes as the main character, April) which was a really good film about a girl whose family seem to consider her a bit of a delinquent who decides to make Thanksgiving dinner for her family. It shows her family driving to where she lives with her boyfriend Bobby and mostly talking about what a horrible girl she is and all the bad stuff she did as a kid. Her mother is dying of breast cancer, her little brother is documenting their trip with his camera, her grandmother doesn't know who anyone (including her own daughter and grandchildren) is, her sister is treated as this perfect daughter who never does any wrong and her father seems to be the only person with any faith in her ability to give them a decent Thanksgiving.
Clearly I suck at writing about movies and stuff, but it was really good. It came out in 2003 and I can remember being interested in seeing it but I think a lot of things would have gone over my head and I'm glad to have seen it now.

Last night I watched 'Music and Lyrics' with my mum and my little brother Riley. I love that movie. I even love the cheesy 'Pop Goes My Heart' song, which is performed by 'Pop', the 80's band that Hugh Grant's washed up 80's has-been character Alex Fletcher was in. I only really love it because it's hilarious, not because it's super deep and speaks to me, but it cracks me up. Especially the music video for it. It is genius.

At the moment, I'm in London visiting my family. I came down for my birthday, which was on the 15th of November. I came down on Friday the 13th, however, to see Tegan and Sara in Shepherds Bush. They were amazing. And I got a shirt! Mmmmmhmm.
They're wonderful live and very funny between songs.
And very tiny.
Much fun was had.
Anyhow, I am going to help make dinner.


Sunday, 8 November 2009

'I just got Aquamarine on DVD. It's about a girl who's, like, half sushi.'

These two photos (taken by Johnny) are from the fireworks/bonfire thing in Carlisle on the 7th. They had this big castle thing with a heart in the centre and they played cheesy love songs while fireworks shot out of it. Then they lit the whole thing on fire and we got to watch it burn while listening to more cheesy love songs. It was really cool and really funny. It was like some guy had gone through a horrible divorce and wanted to tell eeeeveryone.
Sarah and a few of her friends came up to see it and they stayed over and we listened to some very loud music with some very odd lyrics. It was fun.

Also the other day I went to see "Jennifer's Body" (which is where the title of this post is from) and was pleasantly surprised. It's a GOOD movie. I think it has a bad reputation right now because a: Megan Fox has turned into the punchline of many a joke and b: people seem to either expect it to be a scary horror film and not want to see it or they expect it to be a scary horror film and feel they didn't see what they went to see when they realise it is not. It is funny and entertaining, though, if you don't mind the whole blood and guts thing.

I also played these games (which you should look up because I'm feeling too lazy to link you to them right now): Closure, Time Fcuk, Colour My Dreams and Photopia and they were excellent. I also played a game called Passage but I didn't find it particularly entertaining on any level and the people sitting behind me found it worthy of mockery, so there you go.

I am trying to get a job. Not trying HARD because of a few things that will make it difficult for at least the next few weeks, but trying nonetheless. I emailed a place called ShakeAway that is opening soon in Carlisle. I got an auto response about how they get sooooo many emails and will organise an interview if they can (be bothered, I guess).

I am making 0 progress with NaNoWriMo and am thinking I might just give myself a slightly later finishing date and start over because I loathe the story I started off with like you don't even know. It's terrible. But I'd have to wait another year if I quit so I'm not going to do that.

In other news, I have a lot of blonde regrowth and I need new jeans. Basically, I look like a slob.

Until next time...blah.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Happy Grey Day, Everyone!

Not that it's a thing to celebrate.
Today is so grey and cold that I feel like an ice cube if I am not near the heater or under a blanket.
I'm still struggling with NaNoWriMo but I've spoken to a few others who are also feeling that particular pain.
Bekki sent me a great song called '1916' by a band called Cake Bake Betty so I downloaded two of their albums and have been listening to them over and over for about 2 hours now. I like. I like a lot.
I'm also playing a game called Closure which seems easy and okay for a while but then it gets evil and impossible. Still fun though.
Still figuring out where I want to put things. Actually considered framing my all areas pass from Amanda Palmer's Union Chapel show but quickly decided to just not. However, I still keep it in my wallet, where it has been since that wonderful night.
I'm not sure if that is even sillier.
It's a nice memory though.
I want to get some rolls of film developed so I have more photos to stick up behind my desk but I'm slightly broke and so I can't.
Not much has gone on today so this is an uneventful post.
I had a cinnamon roll for breakfast (which is silly and sugary but so nice) and eggs on toast for lunch. So it was a backwards day. I should have dessert for dinner.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

This is Halloween

I didn't really dress up as anything interesting for Halloween. I got a grey dress at H&M and an improvised hair bow-type-thing (it's actually tulle with a tiny little paper rose wrapped around the knot) and covered my arms in fake blood (with a little on my forehead) and just threw on my docs and that was that.
I had a fun Halloween. This picture is of me looking vaguely-threatening-but-not-really with a craft knife and it is one of my favourite pictures from Halloween.
The only problem is that I just noticed that my hair looks a tiny little bit green.
Anyhow, I am doing NaNoWriMo this month and I have to say, I am doing sooooo....badly. I've done 2500 words. I am feeling unmotivated. I don't care for the story I've chosen to write.
We'll see how it goes.
However, my partner-in-crime/internet sister/generally awesome friend Bekki, who is an amazing writer is doing a little better than me. She'd deny it, certainly, but her story is better and she has a few more words under her belt than I (you can look at her stuff -and some of mine- at our split website
Tonight I made bruschetta and spanakopita for dinner and it went down pretty well. I got lazy and just got some Ben & Jerry's for dessert, but still. Good. Stuff.
Spent the rest of the evening putting up pictures of my friends who all came to London for Amanda Palmer's Union Chapel shows (I used a 35mm disposable camera and had them processed in an hour...Some of them look a bit damaged but it really just adds to it and I love them) and watching 'Ugly Betty' (which I like even though it is silly).
Aaaaaand that is all for now. I'll try to update this regularly but I can be a bit fail with blogs.

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