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I woke early to a gorgeous thunderstorm. I had a strange dream that I had broken my jaw, but hadn't realised. When I looked in the mirror (in the dream) my jaw was split down the centre, and I could wiggle each bit independently... <shiver>

Anyway, back in real life my sister rang me, and the twins individually sang Happy Birthday (without being asked I might add! Although Joshua did finish his with "Happy Birthday Poopy Pants!", haha!). Joshua was not interested in my list of presents until I mentioned "chocolate" :-)

Mum had giftwrapped a watermelon, LOL! Along with the other more standard presents, which were:

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
The Cable Guy
Stanislaw Lem - Solaris
New Orleans Jazz CD
CHOCOLATE!

+ some money





Plus I had my hair cut pretty short yesterday. I never thought the hairdresser was going to stop, and boy do I look tired in this photo!





I also got Love Liza yesterday (I ordered it a couple of days ago). I watched it with my Nan (my poor Nan, she has to suffer all my weird films!) but I think she really enjoyed it. She appears to have a much more open mind than my parents.

The film is absolutely fantastic. Basically it tells the story of a web site designer whose wife has committed suicide (the film is set after the suicide), and his recovery (or lack of) from this terrible event. I could identify with the whole serious "bereavement" issue as he gets tied in to a hobby just so that he doesn't have to think about it, plus gains a bizarre addiction to sniffing petrol. Very sad stuff, but beautifully directed and acted, with a great story. Philip Seymour Hoffman was pretty much perfect in the role, more so than anything I've seen him do before. The cinematography and music were also excellent.

I had a bit of a depressing evening last night for some reason (sorry, this LJ entry is in a bizarre chronological order). Memories of Marian started to get to me again, in a way they haven't done for a long time. Plus I really missed Aisling. Luciane was on IM most of the evening talking about going to Europe, but I didn't feel all that motivated. I was probably just tired as insomnia is getting to me again.

Mum and Dad are going away on holiday again this afternoon with my sister for 2 weeks. I wish I was going (and it's my own stupid fault I'm not), but then it probably helps to have someone look after Nan. I hope and pray in some senses that my job picks up a bit so I have something to keep my mind occupied. Either that or the interview in a couple of weeks turns out to be a good one.

"Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K."
-- Ted Theodore Logan


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A couple of things. . .

1. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day :o) Watermelon, chocolate and NEW movies cannot be argued with!

2. Cool hair cut (although I'm afraid my eyes were drawn to the XFiles poster on the wall...COOL poster!) and the watermelon is just too funny! My mum does that kind of thing. Actually (eeeek!) I just realised that 'I' do that kind of thing - For my sisters birthday last year I wrapped up 6 eggs from the chickens when I house-sat. . .if only I'd known that she has 'an issue' with eggs! I just thought that it would be a cool gift. . .her husband saved the day by making them into a quiche.

3. Death: "best two out of three?" - I adore Bill & Ted! I used to get up early on saturday mornings (it was on at 8.30am or something crazy - early for a saturday!) to watch the cartoon version! Classic movies - it's a shame some people didn't understand their comic genius. Bogus.

4. Films and nans ~ I remember when I watched "4 weddings and a funeral" with my nan. I felt should warn her about all the 'fucks' that hugh grant expelled at the beginning of the movie ~ her reply to my warning was "I have lived Jenny"! She loved the film, and I never felt the need to apologise for films in advance again (although I think we did explain that there were a few violent scenes in "The Shawshank Redemption"!)

Ok - this is turning into an email rather than a reply post, so I'll end now! Have a great day!

1. Thanks :-)

2. You wouldn't believe how difficult it was to get that poster! (an issue with eggs?!)

3. Royal ugly dude: Put them in the Iron Maiden.
Bill S. Preston + Ted Theodore Logan: Iron Maiden? Excellent!
Royal ugly dude: Execute them!
Bill S. Preston + Ted Theodore Logan: Bogus.

4. Yep, my Nan may well have more films unleashed upon her. MWUAHAHAHAHAHA! :-)

Wow, cool smilies! Thanks :-)

Happy Birthday dude, weird ass present of a water melon, sounds like something my mum would do given half the chance heheheh.

ekk that jaw things sounds like Blade 2 with the new vampires in if I remeber properly

Thanks matey :-)

Yeah, it was a little Blade 2...

Oooh major freaky dream! *shiver* Most of my weird dreams are with my teeth falling out in handfuls. EWWW Thank god it's just a dream!

Happy Birthday! Hope it was a good one. :-)

Sounds like a very sad movie... I may have to try and find it-- sounds interesting!

Thanks :-)

Yeah, it was a strange dream. One I've before I think...

It was a sad movie, but sometimes the sadder movies are the more inspirational I think. It reminded me a lot of Punch-Drunk Love, in a parallel sense (if you've seen that). Another great movie.

Haven't seen it either! I'll have to add it to my list! :-)

I like your haircut. ;)

Btw, Happy Birthday! - I hope things are going great for you better than last night, I hope?

Thanks :-)

As for better than last night well... I'm not so sure :-(

Happy Birthday!!

Yeah that X-Files poster caught my eye too. I love that show!

Gift wrapped watermelon, eh? That would go over big with my in-laws. They love watermelon. I'm a sucker for pineapple myself.

I don't think I ever asked, but what is the job you're doing now? Is the one you're interviewing for the same?


Thanks :-)

I'm working for the Environment Agency, a government agency that works to support and protect the environment. Only thing is that I don't seem to have much to do, and no-one cares! Bizarre...

The interview is for a totally different job, back in the world of computers, working for a military/police simulation software writer.

Well, don't I just suck... posting a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Sorry about that. :)

As much as I like Bill and Ted, I'm much more excited about you getting "The Cable Guy". I adore that movie!!! Jim Carrey just *kills* me. I highly recommend "Bruce Almighty", when it comes out in your town.

So "Love Liza" is like "Punch Drunk Love", eh? Sounds like I'd like it then. :) I adore Philip Seymour Hoffman, so I think I *will* have to see it.

I don't think you look tired in your pic - I think you look rather happy... and rather muscular too, if you don't mind me saying so. ;) I like the hair cut too.

Thanks :-)

Bruce Almighty is out here and I *must* see it!

Love Liza is a sad ole film, but a beautiful one nonetheless. I strongly recommend it.

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