Monday, February 09, 2009

The Weekend Past

Well I had a good weekend. Nothing too spectacular tho. Friday was a stay at home watch series night. Always nice to start the weekend relaxed, I say.

Saturday morning we took Coal back to the vet. I am sure he doesn't need his stitches in for 14 days and they looked ready to come out ... but the vet was having none of it and sent us on our way ... assuring me that leaving them in longer than necessary causes no harm (I'm not convinced ... but anyway). We have every intention of taking him back this Saturday ... but to be honest by Sunday morning the stitches all appear to have been removed by Coal and/or Lily (I've noticed her nibbling around his wound, who knows!). But both are doing wonderfully ... I can't explain how much I enjoy just chilling outside with those two sweeties.

On Saturday afternoon, Varen & I decided to go for a drink at Moyo in Zoo Lake ... it being the first decent sun-shiny day we've had in a while. It was fab and the service was better than usual for Moyo. We drank cocktails and shared a platter as a late lunch. Sigh, such a beautiful way to spend an afternoon.

After that we thought we'd catch a movie ... but the place was packed. We even tried a nearby Nu Metro, but Rock n Rolla (Varen's choice) wasn't even showing there :P (Which we only found out after the drive!) so we headed home for another quiet evenings.

Varen went climbing on Sunday morning while I did the admin-type stuff and then we went round to JofH and YogaCherryl's to meet their new Russian Blue kitty. Gorgeous. After that the 4 of us headed to Xai-Xai in Melville, I've been craving their Chicken Trinchado and darwa's. Another lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon :) Sadly the meal was a little disappointing tho because "they ran out of chicken" and I was stuck with Beef Trinchado ... which I wouldn't recommend. But thanks to the company it was still a lovely afternoon :)

I followed it up with some lazing in the garden with my sweet bunnies, desperately trying to finally finish Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. Coal is so cute, he'll come and climb onto my lap and then stand on his back legs and put his front legs on my shoulder to say hello. Such a cutey.

After that, Varen & I finally got to watch Rock n Rolla.

The film takes a dangerous ride into high crime and low life in contemporary London, where real estate has supplanted drugs as the biggest market, and criminals are its most enthusiastic entrepreneurs. With millions up for grabs, all of London's criminal underworld conspires, colludes and collides with one another in an effort to take their cut. But, as high rollers and petty criminals alike jockey for dominance, the true prize of one multi-million-dollar deal will fall into the hands of a junkie rock star, presumed dead but very much alive.

Meh, it wasn't that great. It's very Guy Ritchie ... there are gangsters, and more importantly there are gangsters with the low-life British accents. Sigh, but this one did not have the fabulous turns and twists of Lock Stock or Snatch. Well, I guess he might've thought it did, but I wasn't impressed. And that awful-looking Johnny Quidd or whatever his name was just irritated the crap out of me. Sigh. It was fine enough ... but not spectacular, unfortunately. I wonder if Mark Kermode is tainting my movie-watching ... ?

This morning I tried gym-before-work (I have an annoying late meeting this afternoon). I was amazed at just how packed the gym was when I arrived just before 7am ... but chuckled quietly as the place emptied out not 10 minutes later. I got a whole lane in the pool to myself ;) I figured I'd try Kauai for breakfast ... bad mistake. I've been nothing but disappointed in their food for a while. Oh well. At least that's Monday gym out of the way already !


Tamara said...

I'm with you on Rock n Rolla... it's got little bits of the old snatch magic, but it's nowhere near as clever, funny or absorbing.

Did you see Revolver though? It was Ritchie's last film and it was pathetic. I think he's back on the road towards making another good film. We'll have to see.

Laura said...

I used to go to gym at 5 in the morning - was packed them!!

The best time is like 10h30 in the day :)

AngelConradie said...

sounds like you had a nice relaxing weekend!

phillygirl said...

@tamara - nope, never saw Revolver. I dunno really how much more Ritchie can do with this genre, perhaps it's time to try something new ... but with all the good old twists & turns :)

@laura - I know, lunch time gyming really is best!

@angel - yep it was ... nothing so exciting as ring shopping tho ;)

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