Sunday, 27 August 2006

A week off comes to an end

Been trying to enjoy a week off work this week. I'm not sure that "enjoy" has really been the right word to use. For one thing I've spent most of the week answering the phone for Lorraine. Even my parents called and said, "We weren't calling to speak to you, we were looking for Lorraine." Charming!

Tried to relax where possible. I've taken Cookie on a few walks. Had to drop the car off at the village garage tonight and walk home in the rain. Law in the soaking wet - that brings back some memories (not anything to write home about, just privately funny).

Anyway, my week off is nearly over. Back to the grindstone again, wondering what I'm going back to.

Wednesday, 16 August 2006

What's on my mp3 player

For no reason at all...

(Please note that for some reason I've felt the need to cheer myself up, thus the mixture of naff/amusing/uplifting music. Feel free to have a go at me with a comment, I almost certainly deserve it.)

Billy Joel - "River of Dreams"
Bubba Sparxx - "Back in the Mud"
Carter USM - "Rubbish"
Cher with Beavis & Butthead - "I've Got You Babe"
Daniel Powter - "Bad Day" (never listen to this in the morning, it's like tempting fate)
David Gray - "Hospital Food"
Delta Goodrem - "Lost Without You"
Dido - "White Flag"
Eagles - "The Heart of the Matter"
Eagles - "Wasted Time" (both from the "Hell Freezes Over" dvd)
Gwen Stefani - "Cool"
Hoobastank - "The Reason"
Hootie & The Blowfish - "Hannah Jane"
Hootie & The Blowfish - "Only Wanna Be With You"
Human League - "Together In Electric Dreams" (wasn't that just Phil Oakey and Giorgio Moroder? My track listing lies!)
Jimmy Nail - "Ain't No Doubt" ("She's lying!")
John Waite - "Deal For Life"
Lightning Seeds - "Life of Riley"
London Boys - "Requiem (Hamburg Edit)"
Mental As Anything - "Live It Up"
Mr T - "Treat Your Mother Right"
Oasis - "Cigarettes and Alcohol" ("Welcome outside to the sun-shiiiine!")
Paul Young - "Everything Must Change"
Richard Marx - "Now and Forever"
Rolling Stones - "Paint It Black"
Shakira - "Hips Don't Lie"
Usher - "Caught Up"
Usher - "Yeah"

Tuesday, 8 August 2006

Film Review: The Break-Up

Went out to see this with Lorraine last night. Just lately Chloe's been a bit cranky with strangers so we thought we'd try and get her more used to strangers by organising more nights out.

Anyway, we'd been looking forward to seeing this. I generally like Vince Vaughn films and Lorraine tends to like Jennifer Aniston. Overall - very disappointing. Really the film needed to go down the totally funny or completely tragic line, but for some reason it dithered between the two.

One small plus point - Jon Favreau's character was very funny indeed. Pity the rest of the film couldn't match him.