Monday, August 11, 2008


So I'm in a way better mood this morning, actually, I have been since Friday evening. The evening didn't go quite as planned, I was hoping to be whisked out by Varen in an attempt to spend some us time and not be distracted by multiple escapism devices (watching series on tv or reading my book in the bath). But that didn't happen. We did however have a long chat about things, how I was feeling and what we could do to take control of the things actually within our control. And after that I felt much better :)

On Saturday morning we were up early (ish, around 9 / 9:30) and got to cleaning. The maid finished up at the end of July and we're now left to our own devices. It took 3 hours but we got the house spotless. And then decided to relax by going to see The Mummy 3.

Movie Poster for The Mummy 3The blockbuster global Mummy franchise takes a spellbinding turn as the action shifts to Asia for the next chapter in the adventure series, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Brendan Fraser returns as explorer Rick O'Connell to combat the resurrected Han Emperor (Jet Li) in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas. Rick is joined in this all-new adventure by son Alex (newcomer Luke Ford), wife Evelyn (Maria Bello) and her brother, Jonathan (John Hannah). And this time, the O'Connells must stop a mummy awoken from a 2 000-year-old curse who threatens to plunge the world into his merciless, unending service.

Doomed by a double-crossing sorceress (Michelle Yeoh) to spend eternity in suspended animation, China's ruthless Dragon Emperor and his 10 000 warriors have laid forgotten for eons, entombed in clay as a vast, silent terracotta army. But when dashing adventurer Alex O'Connell is tricked into awakening the ruler from eternal slumber, the reckless young archaeologist must seek the help of the only people who know more than he does about taking down the undead: His parents.

As the monarch roars back to life, our heroes find his quest for world domination has only intensified over the millennia. Striding the Far East with unimaginable supernatural powers, the Emperor Mummy will rouse his legion as an unstoppable, otherworldly force - unless the O'Connells can stop him first. Now, the trademark thrills and visually spectacular action of the Mummy series will be redefined for a new generation.

So me, I like the Mummy movies. And I especially liked the idea of them broadening their scope to other mummies, not just your typical Egyptian type mummies, so this movie combined two of my favourite things, mummies and the Terracotta Warriors :) And the movie was mostly fun ... if you could get past the few annoying / insane factors: Firstly, they shoulda got Rachel Weisz back, her replacement was just plain annoying. Secondly, I don't like the now grown-up kid ... Brendan Fraser should definitely have stuck with a more primary role. Thirdly (and not to give too much away here), Yeti's ... seriously? So yeah, just some mindless (leave your brain at the door) entertainment :)

And then it was back home for an evening of Eco-Fluxx and 30 Seconds with J9-double0blonde, Squeak and Maroon. It turned out to be a fantastic evening (despite my week's anti-social-ness, I was keen to see people again by Saturday evening) and just what I needed :)

Logo for Cafe SophiaSunday was very lazy, I didn't have an especially good evening's sleep, had just a touch too much red wine and champagne, me thinks :) So I finished watching Brothers & Sisters S2 in my PJs and we only ended up getting up and out of the house after 12h30. Varen went and got his hair cut and I did some grocery shopping and then we headed out for some lunch at Cafe Sophia. We shared one of their yummy Sangria jugs and 10 plates of Tapas (and for someone, Varen, who professes to not like Tapas very much, we both completely enjoyed the meal) ... I think it's an ideal way to spend a Sunday afternoon, if only they could have pulled back their awning and let us soak up some of the Jobrug winter sun, I would've been much happier. Oh yes, and what on earth is with the plasma tvs on their walls. Now I can sorta understand that at say, FTv but at Cafe Sophia, where they're showing some lowly Super Sport channel and playing Buddha Bar type music, it just doesn't work! I hate places that have tvs (actually I hate all tvs that are just on for the sake of it). It's distracting, your eyes are naturally drawn to the moving pictures and no one is actually watching or interested in what's showing cause there isn't even any sound!

Oh, and I forgot to mention ... we very nearly bought another little dwarf bunny on Saturday. We wandered past a pet shop and saw the teeniest month old bunny (about the size Bell & Hen were when we got them, but obviously much smaller than they are now!), just like Bell: white with blue eyes. Luckily we don't know if it was a girl or boy otherwise I would've had to tear Varen away! I haven't really thought about getting another bunny, but I think if I did I would want one that was completly different colouring than our two. Anyway, yeah, I think the chances of a third bunny for us are pretty slim at this point tho ...


AngelConradie said...

lol... the only thing stopping me getting another cat is taxi's felv!

Anonymous said...

So glad you're feeling better Phillygirl! A good talk can really make a big difference! :) Sounds like a wonderful weekend.

phillygirl said...

@angel - erm, dare I ask what a felv is ??

@jane - thanks, it really does :) and yes it was.

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