Thursday, 7 June 2007


Nothing much happening here I'm afraid apart from going to see lots of movies at the mall. The best way that we've found to overcome our cinematic differences is to watch two movies at once. This worked well for Grindhouse the other month. Heather enjoys watching women beating up men whereas I prefer heads exploding.

The other week I struck a deal whereby H sat through 28 Weeks Later with me and in return, I watched Waitress. Some of the more stomach churning scenes made her a little queasy, even though she doesn't suffer morning sickness any more. I, on the other hand can sit through anything - even the scene where Jenna gives Dr. Pomatter the really long kiss.

As for 28 Weeks, I won't give the story away by telling you whether or not Robbie Carlyle turns into a frenzied zombie. You know, he's that actor who played Begbie in Trainspotting. No sir. You'll just have to go and see it for yourself. No plot spoilers in this posting.

Incidentally, at the end of Pirates of the Carribean: At Worlds End, Will Turner stabs Davey Jones' heart, thus narrowly avoiding death and in the process becoming the captain of the Flying Dutchman which in turn allows him to release 'Bootstrap' Bill Turner from his curse. It also means that all the fishy pirates from the Dutchman become human again and for a split second, you can actually recognise Dermot, my ex-landlord without his shark head! Then the pirates twat the English navy and sail off.

Other than watching films, I'm still waiting for the official marriage certificate to get here from Nevada which is necessary for all sorts of things from starting the visa process to getting heather's name changed at her bank.

One thing that did arrive after a long and anxious wait was Mario Party 8. We've only played one game so far but it appears to be quite good. The graphics are a big improvement on the Gamecube predecessors. The same cannot be said for Super Paper Mario. I have found this Wii game to be rather dull on account of the lack of turn-based combat. Never thought I'd hear myself saying that. Incidentally, if you ever think of buying WarioWare: Smooth Moves, don't. Rent it. It only takes a couple of hours to complete. Two very funny hours, mind.

Finally, Joe says hello.


Unknown said...

What's the dog called?

John McFarlane said...

That's Joe!