20 July 2007

I know the feeling!

Sideswipe: Friday July 20, 2007
By Ana Samways
Snapped in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, last month.
A German man who hurled his computer out of the window in the middle of the night was let off a charge of disturbing the peace by police who sympathised with his technical frustrations. Police in Hanover said they would not press charges after responding to calls from residents in an apartment block who were woken by a loud crash in the early hours of Saturday. Officers found the street and pavement covered in electronic parts and discovered who the culprit was. Asked what had driven him to the night-time outburst, the 51-year-old said he had simply got annoyed with his computer. "Who hasn't felt like doing that?" said a police spokesman.
(NZ Herald)

10 July 2007

July 10th

July 10 is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 174 days remaining.

48 BC - Battle of Dyrrhachium, Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia.
1871: Marcel Proust, French psychological novelist born.
1913 - Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), which is the highest temperature recorded in the United States (as of 2003).
1938 - Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91 hour airplane flight around the world.
1967 - New Zealand adopts decimal currency.
1985 - Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior is bombed and sunk in Auckland, New Zealand Harbor by French DGSE agents.
1976 - Adrian Grenier, American actor born (Yay for 'Entourage'!!).
1979 - Little Old Me born

09 July 2007

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Concerts - I've not been to any lately, but I was absolutely stunned to see that Ryan Adams was coming... and I'm still stunned even though I've got tickets!! Completely excited. Can't wait!

As far as DVD watching goes, we've slashed our way through 3 seasons of The Sopranos. We're just waiting for a slacker to return Season 4 to the video shop, which is now more than a week overdue!
We've also just finished the first season of 'Dead Like Me' - really liked it.
Sitting at home waiting is 'Wonderfalls, 'Twin Peaks' season 2, part 1 (YAY!!) and season 2 of 'Dead Like Me'. We've also started watching 'Point Pleasant'... That's a lot of DVD hours!

Today was a great Monday... I was off work :) For the first time I am in a job that *gives* you your birthday off. Except I chose to not have my birthday off, but rather have a long weekend.
I visited the family homestead last night and stayed over, so that I could have an early birthday lunch with my mum & dad today (its the school holidays so all good boys and girls... and teachers have 2 weeks break). Our lunch was delicious - just at the local, 'Basalt'. Dad left mum and I to do a spot of shopping, where mum bought me 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' by Judith Kerr. It might seem like a strange gift for a 28 year-old, but it was my favourite picture book as a child so it seemed fitting! All very nostalgic.

Tomorrow a get a year older. And I go to work. It's my first birthday at this job... it'll feel very different not spending it with my old co-workers (morning teas, presents, lunch!).

Another year...

01 July 2007

NZFF 2007

I missed last year due to international travel, but here are my choices for this year's NZFF!

International Film Festival

13 Jul: The Secret Life of Words
14 Jul: Conversations with Gardener
15 Jul: After the Wedding
21 Jul: Day Watch
27 Jul: Death at a Funeral
28 Jul: Perfume