I remember waking up Waaaaaaaay too early one Easter Sunday with the excitement of impending chocolate. There was me and my sister being entertained in the very dark lounge by my brother who was making his torch do rocket impressions.
Anyhoo, no such excitement today. Lee and I bought our eggs with our weekly shopping so there’s no surprise…I already ate a bunch of eggs too. Mmmmm chocolate.
Let’s see. I should catch you up on things, yes? Thursday night was Giffy’s party which was all kinds of fun. I talked to lots and lots of different people and had yummy pizza and ginger ale and then I started dancing and Lee said it was time to go home. Giffy sang very well and I started an appreciative “Woooo!” for her after the second line so she could tell we were enjoying it. I was sad she didn’t sing more. The band were very cool though, and I would definitely consider having them at our wedding except with the cutting costs it’s very unlikely and besides, Lee’s happier if we don’t have dancing.
On Friday we drove around lots and went to Chelle and Jase’s. Lee went to play network games and I went to gossip. Chelle had new wedding magazines for me so we pored over them together with Rachel and it was just really nice.
Saturday: Got up and did my pilates DVD. Good Jenni! I was interrupted half way through by a uniformed police officer knocking on my door (knocks on the door which aren’t preceeded by a call on the intercom being exceedingly rare). He was going around the entire building asking people if they’d seen anything regarding a suspicious fire.
Of course, we were out all day Friday so completely un-helpful.
Went into town for a new computer cooling thingie. Global Fabrics don’t have much interesting stock right now. I was disappointed. Looked in Lazule and found the bracelet I really like. It’s $130. Ouch. Then we went to the Fabric Warehouse on Thorndon Quay and found some very pretty silvery jacquard-type fabric. It was really cheap so I bought 2.5 metres on the off-chance I can use it for a wedding dress. It isn’t a bright colour like I’ve been thinking I want, but Lee and I both found it very attractive so I thought what the hell? I can always use it for something else.
Got grumpy because I couldn’t go to Luminary and buy pretty sparklies, and there was a freaking car show on outside my house. It was all drag racing and burn off competitions. I don’t understand the appeal. Matt and Debbie came over to get Lost off us and we played Gloom and Bohnanza. Gloom is awful/awesome. In a game where you win by making your people most unhappy, then kill them, positive descriptors don’t make sense. I love the game though, and I would like my own copy.
The car show ended with them doing something so incredibly loud that our windows were rattling with impact and it literally sounded like people shooting huge cannons at each other. It was some kind of jet engine car as it turned out. Maybe they’ll do it again this afternoon…it was a bit like being in a Natural Disaster/Alien Invasion movie.
We went into town to meet Rachel and watch Deep Blue. It’s a BBC doco about the ocean and all the beasties who live in it. Yes, we are so intellectual, seeing a nature documentary on a Saturday night. Marvel at our superiority and my attempt to be po-faced. Or Edgar Allen Poe-faced which made Rachel laugh and laugh. The movie was lovely. Not quite Travelling Birds quality as it felt like the movie of the series (which it was) but good all the same. I would have liked some kind of scael reference for the blue whale, since y’know. It looked big and all, but when it’s just a whale in the ocean it’s hard to tell just how big.
I liked the penguin sequence because they were so fat and waddley. I felt bad for the males all hudling together in the blizzard though. Octopuses remain freaky. I like sting rays and sharks, and kind of hate orcas now, since they were only portrayed in a mean eating machine kind of a light. Other favourite bits include the weird-ass deep sea creatures that look more like things you’d make out of plastic bags and glow-sticks and the awesome wave photography right at the very start.
I am very tempted to run a Toon game where everyone is some kind of weird sea creature that’s come on land to make it big…I’d like to see someone playing one of those seahorses that look more plant than animal. They creep me out. I’ll be the one that just looks like a bunch of interlocked glowing rings. He was cool.
Then Lee and I came home with much homemade fudge and I watched some Chobits.
This morning I dreamed I was working at a summer camp for troubled kids and it was a haunted summer camp. The toy lawn mower and plastic toy car had come alive and were menacingly watching me head to the eating hall after dark from the walls of a shed. They were gravity-defyingly evil! This may be based on the Robots trailer we saw which seemed frighteningly Brave Little Toaster-ish…upgrade or be destroyed. Appliances revenge? Maybe not.
They so didn’t know what previews to put before Deep Blue. We got Robots, Hillary Duff’s Raise Your Voice (Which I quite want to see because it looks like Centre Stage but a music school not a dancing school, and I’ms something of a sucker for school stories) and Vin Diesel’s the Pacifier. Rachel and I are both bad people because we laughed in this trailer. In my defense it was the cute little girl falling to the ground and saying “Land! Land!” because she thought she was going to die with Vin Diesel driving the mini-van, but still. Bad movie. Will not see it.
Then I had yummy chicken at the noodle place and bought Practical Magic on DVD. Bad Jenni! That’s not saving money! I also wanted Bowling for Columbine and The Crow. *sigh*
Actually, that’s a pretty weird threesome isn’t it?
I love to be eclectic.