Strangely odd

I feel naked this week. Only two days in to the non-wearing of the pedometer and I miss it…kind of. I don’t think the experiment worked terribly well to make me more active, I’m just too lazy.
My hayfever is trying to kill me still. It kind of calmed down over the weekend, but today it’s back and vengency and I go sneezy sneezy sneezy.

I am reading The Red Cardigan which is about a girl called Evie who is psychic and sees dead people. It’s very good and exciting, I should get it finished at morning tea time.

I am really enjoying watching through the Sherlock Holmes episodes. Especially the blatant allusions to his drug addictions and the veiled hints at a deeper relationship between Holmes and Watson, if you know what I mean. Eh what? Well…maybe that’s just Lee and me being silly.

My favourite quote: Holmes: “You know my methods, you figure it out.”
Itching to play more Inspectres.

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Sunday arvo

I have been productive. I have written up my entry for the Scenario Design Contest for Kapcon. It is all pretty and nice. It has pictures and quotes. I don’t think it’ll win but it’s nice to have it all typed and pretty and that will make it easier for me to run at Kapcon, right?

I called it Matchmaking and Machinations which was Hix’s name that he came up with.
Yum Char this morning with family and Lee’s family and Chelle and Jase. (They count as family now I guess, sorry guys!) It was great as always.

I bought the missing Lemony Snicket books for my collection and we went to the cheap DVD shop in Jville and got Fargo, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the Trouble with Harry which increases the black comedy content of our DVD collection substantially!

Yesterday was spent visiting my family and it was very warm and relaxing. I finished the second book of Abarat which was good, and I read a very crappy kid’s book called the hidden stairs and the magic carpet and was the first of the Secrets of Droon series. Yeah. Sounds good doesn’t it?

Squee!

I have new things! Hooray!
Thanks Suraya for showing me the Thunderpants website. Now I have me some lovely brightly coloured new thunderpants.

Hooray for the pretties.

I am feeling somewhat anti-social right now. I want to see my parents but I can’t bring myself to feel enthused about what my friends have organised. (Just trying to remain lazy is my only reason for not wanting to walk in a lovely bush setting. I must be lazy!) ….also I really hate driving up the rimutaka road so that’s another good reason.
I need about three months away from the city and the work and the net. Anyone got a spare island I could inhabit for a while? I feel worn out by everything. (Maybe just still tired…)
Anyway, hooray for new things.

Old jeans?

Does anyone have any old pairs of jeans hanging around their house that you no longer want or need, but haen’t gotten around to chucking out?
If you do, can I have them?

I am planning an all jeans quilt, and I have a bunch of my own pairs, but I don’t think I have enough…so any and all jeans donations welcome. Ripped, coloured, faded whatever. Just clean please!

Don’t wanna!

I’m too grumpy to blog.
BUT I watched a DVD last night with the lovely J-lately-of-Auckland and it was a French DVD and it was pretty good. Funny and farcical and about what to do when you want to have a husband and a lesbian lover. Lee didn’t like it very much, but I don’t think any of us are surprised.

I finally got the December Empire magazine yesterday after trooping over to the garage or supermarket *every day* last week in case it had come out. It wasn’t quite worth the wait, but then I haven’t read the Johnny Depp interview yet so it may redeem itself.

I want to see these upcoming movies: Ella Enchanted, Lemony Snicket, Finding Neverland, Incredibles, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Thankfully the first two are out pretty soon so not too long to wait. My sister is going to see Shall We Dance? with me and then I just need a date to see Bridget Jones 2.

There was a big thing on Sunday at the BBQ when Lee went off at me for suggesting he liked the first one so I won’t be counting on him for that.
(Even though afterwards I explained that far from claiming he loved it I had merely mentioned he enjoyed it. He had bizarrely thought I was running around telling everyone that he *Lurved* it and he wanted to have its babies. Or something. Anyway he jumped to a weird conclusion and had a nice long complain about me to everyone. It’s OK, we’ve sorted it out now. I just suspect that all the gazebo people may think I am running around telling people that Lee likes movies. God Forbid.)
I have the Weeping Song by Nick Cave in my head, and I like it!

My back is sore and I am sleeping badly and this makes me grumpy.

Underland

…is a fantastic ballet. I just loved watching them dance to the dark sinister Nick Cave songs. Giffy: it was the most extreme version of Aliens-trying-to-communicate ballet ever!

It was preluded by part fo a different ballet called Ellipse, and I really liked those dances too. It was three seperate dances that you were supposed to make up your own story for. That suited me just fine.

The first one was about a lady who had a demon possessed arm. She met another woman with a possessed arm and they had a lovely romantic relationship. Then a man turned up and the girlfriend was attracted to him. The man wanted her but not her lover. The girlfriend wanted both of them but it wasn’t to be. She left with the man and the original possessed arm lady was left alone in the swamp. (This whole thing takes place in a magic swamp.)

The second one didn’t really have a story but was my favourite of the three. It was a truly joyful dance with two sets of partners. They did lots of silly dances like “I’m going to hop back and forth over your outstretched leg” and “Billy-Bob dancing” (heh, some people know what I mean there…) The dancers for this one looked like they truly enjoyed themselves and that joy wa somewhat contagious. There were high fives and bottom slaps and it was awesome.

The third one was about an order of monks. They were living in happy seclusion with their rituals until their white goddess showed up in the flesh before them. One monk was immediately attracted to her and she eventually picked him over the others. They were lovers and he was granted mystic vision powers for being the Goddess’s consort. Eventually he tried to break away from her and return to the order, she didn’t want to let him go but he fought his way free, forsaking the magic vision and leaving her alone in the dark.

Then it was Underland and I fell in love with the songs “The Weeping Song” and “Stagger Lee”. I also loved “Prelude to Death” although it was pretty darn spooky and “Wild World” which had some awesome lyrics.
I was sad they didn’t do “Wild Roses” but not that surprised. They seemed to shy away from using his really famous stuff. (No Red Right Hand, sob!)

Anyway now I need someone to choreograph and perform ballets based on the works of these musicians: Leonard Cohen, Tori Amos, Tom Waits (Heee! Singapore!) and more Nick Cave I think. The show was only 41 minutes long, so I think they could do more right?

Too too soppy

OK, so how soppy is it for a grown woman to be wearing one half of those gawdawful “best friends” necklaces, that is half a heart and your best friend has the other half?

I say it is extremely sad and soppy to wear one of those once you are no longer a teenager.
My sister pointed out to me a while back that it was especially ridiculous because the words “best” and “friend” get broken with the heart necklace, so one person gets something that says “Be Fri” and the other person gets to be a “st end”.
Boys don’t have to put up with this crap, so I don’t think girls should either.
/end rant.

PS. Giffy! You’re my Be Fri!