Monday, January 29, 2007

Tired and Annoyed

Well, it was a fairly busy weekend.

Friday night I spent annoyed to all hell with movie-goers watching Deja Vu. Can these people just not shut up during a movie ? The worst part was that it was such a small cinema that I was trapped. People all around so I could not get up half-way thru and move ... as I prefer to do when surrounded by such rude, inconsiderate and self-involved folk. So, it nearly destroyed the movie for me ... and in turn for poor Varen who had to sit next to me as I got more & more annoyed ;)

If you thought it was just a trick of the mind, prepare yourself for the truth.
Everyone has experienced the unsettling mystery of déjà vu – that flash of memory when you meet someone new you feel you've known all your life or recognize a place even though you've never been there before. But what if the feelings were actually warnings sent from the past or clues to the future? In the captivating new action-thriller from producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott, it is déjà vu that unexpectedly guides ATF agent Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington) through an investigation into a shattering crime. Called in to recover evidence after a bomb sets off a cataclysmic explosion on a New Orleans Ferry, Carlin is about to discover that what most people believe is only in their heads is actually something far more powerful – and will lead him on a mind-bending race to save hundreds of innocent people.

But, thankfully it's a fairly good movie and I enjoyed it in spite of the constant chatter. Although they picked a fairly tricky topic and unsurprisingly, I think they slipped up occasionally in continuity. *** spoiler ahead *** And aside from the fact that I don't for a second believe in time-travel, I enjoyed it.

Ster Kinekor & Nu Metro, I again have some suggestions for you: head-phone jacks in all your seats! No need to supply the actual head-phones, just let the people who like to watch a movie in peace bring their own. Or put up a huge advert at the start of all movies saying "Folks, please switch off your cellphones and SHUT THE FUCK UP for the next 2 hours".

Saturday was a fairly relaxed admin type day that started with breakfast at Doppio in Rosebank with Varen and his sister. After getting my general admin stuff out of the way (I can't believe I forgot to buy conditioner - must remember that on my way home today!) I re-shuffled my room to move my naughty fish out of direct sunlight in the hopes that they will no longer have to swim in pea-soup water ;) Actually I'm very annoyed with them at the moment. Just when I thought that I'd finally put snails into their bowl that were big enough not to be eaten, they had all disappeared by Sunday morn :(

Saturday we were supposed to attempt another movie - there is so much worth seeing at the moment! But after Friday night's fiasco, we decided to give it a skip and braaied with Varen's family instead.

Sunday was delightful, we went to the Joburg Botanical Gardens for JofH's birthday picnic. This year it was in the rose garden - lovely! And thankfully the weather played along and this year there was no mad scramble to shelter ;) A truly lovely way to spend the afternoon.

Oh, and I got him Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet. Hopefully he'll enjoy it and let me borrow it when he's done!

Then we braved the cinema's once again and went to see Mel Gibson's Apocalypto.

When the end comes, not everyone is ready to go.
From Academy Award® winning filmmaker Mel Gibson (The Passion of The Christ, Braveheart), comes Apocalypto, a heart stopping mythic action-adventure set against the turbulent end times of the once great Mayan civilization. When his idyllic existence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, a man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.

It was okay. I think he should stick to epic's like Braveheart and The Patriot, I thought they were way better. It was pretty gory in bits and I didn't mind the subtitles at all, in fact it was a nice touch. Although I had the usual problem with the fact that all these people from different tribes all managed to understand each other? Oh, and my all-time favourite, fastest ever eclipse of the sun. The ending was alright (what else could they have done, really?) and you do connect with the characters. Yeah well, worth seeing, but don't expect a spectacular storyline.

And will sitting thru the marathon Apocalypto, I got 3 calls from work. The Brad was implementing. There were issues. So I raced home and switched on the 3G. Two hours I sat trouble-shooting with him (he worked far longer baby-sitting it tho! I just do not have that kind of dedication). Thankfully in the end it was resolved ... and I managed to get a little sleep last night. So today will no doubt be spent primarily on post-implementation support - blegh. I'm seriously starting to consider JofH's continuous job offers!

And to top things off, when I finally switched off my light my head decided to attack me ... and I couldn't get to sleep. I lay in the darkness thinking of Bean and the way things were and comparing it all with Varen. Trying to figure out what I'm doing with my life.

It may have had something to do with the email I got with another Book Club resignation - again no surprise, but it still reminds me of everything and that I'll no longer have any contact with these people I thought were friends during my relationship with Bean.

And then in the brightness of day, I remember why I still wouldn't get back together with Bean and why we really didn't work and it all makes sense. But when the lights are out and my brain is given free-reign, it likes to mess with me. I hate that!

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