28 March 2010

Briefly

This week has been long. Monday = class; Tuesday = class; Wednesday = Alice in Wonderland, 3D IMAX; Thursday = Massive Attack concert; Friday = dinner with Parents (who left for the UK Saturday, for a month); Saturday = Dinner and 'The Men Who Stare at Ghosts'; Sunday = RIP! (ended up nipping out for some food, then consuming while watching the new 'Vampire Diaries' episode, followed by old eps of 'HIMYM').

Other snippets: My Destiny's chocolate on Saturday night said 'A special someone will bring excitment into your life'. Old eps of 'HIMYM' are still hilarious on the second or third etc watching. My library book is extremely overdue - I think my fines are past $10 now... I tried to hang up my dressing gown the other night, only for one of the two hooks on the back of my wardrobe door to break. Last night the second hook on the back of my wardrobe door broke when I tried to hung up my dressing gown. I have no hooks now. Bastards. Pafu pafu is not *that* funny... ok, it is, especially when someone else is laughing their asses off over it. My own brother thinks I am 'amazing' - that's pretty cool (but then I had just bought him back a coffee, a giant can of V, half a muffin and half a pecan slice, as a breakfast surprise - yes, I had the other halves! They only had one muffin left - crazy! But then Berry/cream cheese muffin is darn tasty). I'm almost finished my newest mix-tape - its more eclectic than ever I think.

Bedtime now. Night.

25 March 2010

Massive Attack 25 Mar 2010

Second time seeing Massive Attack, and I hope it's not my last!!

Setlist
1. United Snakes
2. Babel
3. Risingson
4. Girl I Love You
5. Psyche
6. Future Proof
7. Invade Me
8. Teardrop
9. Mezzanine
10. Angel
11. Safe From Harm
12. Inertia Creeps

Encore:
13. Splitting the Atom
14. Unfinished Sympathy
15. Atlas Air
16. Karmacoma

17 March 2010

Happy St Patricks Day

Yay Google



I'm going to celebrate by going to see 'The Dead Weather' live at the Powerstation tonight!!!!

13 March 2010

The Pixies 12 Mar 2010

Epic. Amazing. FINALLY! The Pixies played Vector for their 20th Anniversary of the Doolittle Album :)

Setlist:
1. Dancing the Manta Ray
2. Weird at My School
3. Bailey's Walk
4. Manta Ray
5. Debaser
6. Tame
7. Wave of Mutilation
8. I Bleed
9. Here Comes Your Man
10. Dead
11. Monkey Gone to Heaven
12. Mr. Grieves
13. Crackity Jones
14. La La Love You
15. No. 13 Baby
16. There Goes My Gun
17. Hey
18. Silver
19. Gouge Away

Encore:
20. Into the White
21. Where Is My Mind?
22. Broken Face
23. Isla de Encanta
24. The Holiday Song
25. Nimrod's Son
26. U-Mass
27. Gigantic

One crappy mobile photo!

Battlestar vs Beastie Boys

Love it!

11 March 2010

05 March 2010

Really really ridiculously good news

... a sequel to Zoolander is underway!

"Yes, it is true," said Ben Stiller, star of the 2001 original, when MTV Movies quizzed him on sequel rumours. "The beginning of the [sequel] is [set] 10 years later, and Derek and Hansel are literally forgotten. Nobody even knows who they are, so they have to re-invent themselves."

Stiller added that he's keen to get Will Ferrell — aka flamboyant villain Mugatu — back on board. "If Will says yes, he definitely has to be a part of it... Mugatu is one of the classic screen villains of all time."

SQUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I'm just slightly excited about this news.

Sounds like Justin Theroux will direct and co-write the script with Ben Stiller (they worked on 'Tropic Thunder' together). There are some rumours that Jonah Hill is going to play the villian, but I'm hoping for a return of Will Ferrell - maybe we'll get both!

IMDB have started a page up - looks like Zoolander 2 will have a 2012 release (let's hope the world doesn't end before this screens :P )

Post Script

Ok, I totally forgot to add this. Yesterday I was on twitter (I really like twitter)... more correctly I was on Hootsuite, which I use to tweet (for both my work's twitter and for personal - it's a great management tool; online/web-based and free). What Hootsuite can make very obvious to you, is people 'mentioning' you who you DON'T follow (so you might not see it directly on twitter).

This is how I realised I had been 'mentioned' by Mr Texas Cowboy's wife! For those of you who don't know the history of my penpal, too bad. It's, like a 10 year on/off debacle. I can point you to these previous posts: Social Networking, I Hate (very ominous - it's quite possible I had watched 10 Things I Hate About You just a few too many times...), and Prose or Something Like It. There may be more posts, I don't know.

Anyways, I don't 'follow' Him or Her - but both of them do 'follow' me (on twitter, remember?!). But, because I was using Hootsuite I saw She had mentioned me with this tweet - '@insaneheadspace who wants visitors from houston tx in october?!'

WTF?!

He hasn't even bothered to talk to me or communicate in anyway - when He first found me on twitter I sent him my email address- cos it was too weird just getting 140 snippets of his life after not hearing from him for years. When I heard nothing further, I decided not to 'follow' Him. If you don't have time to email me, or give me your own email address so I can email you, then what kind of friend are you? (keeping in mind, our previous friendship was based on IM, email, and the occassional long-distance phonecall). Let alone my rel/ship with Her - which was sketchy and, at the best of times, 'civil'.

Well, I replied - gave Her some tips on NZ etc... Still, WTF?! Am I something They remember when They are bored?!

Over and Out.

TGIF

It's been a long couple of weeks. Today, TGIF, I'm feeling progressively more on the border of a bad mood. I'm trying very hard not to get grumpy... but the tiredness is getting to me.

But enough of that!

Last week I was in Nelson. This week was Palmerston North. Both trips went well (but have added considerably to my exhaustion).

I finally finished a book called 'John Dies at the End' - one of the weirdest books I've ever read. Not sure whether to tell you if John actually dies at the end or not... It was more than 2 weeks overdue from the library. I'm too scared to check what the overdue fees have amounted to. Also overdue, 'Angel Time' by Anne Rice - so far it's lame.

I've had The Pixies on high rotation the last few days - I have their concert next Friday! Other than that, I have been really enjoying Portishead's Trip-Hop Reconstruction, which friends gave me, and I *completely* forgot was on my player. Also, I have the next four or so tracks for my latest mix-tape picked out - they are wee gems from bands I had never heard of before.

Our landlady took a potential buyer through our place... again. At least she said she was going to... We cleaned and tidied like crazy Wednesday night (at least the place is neat for the weekend). We've been there three years though. Let's hope moving out isn't in the near future.

I watched 'The Hurt Locker' - I've not watched a film as tense as that for ages. It was brilliant though. It deserves to win over 'Avatar' as far as story goes. Yes, 'Avatar' was incredibly visually, but its story? To quote someone else (who I can't remember): it's Pocahontas with smurfs.

Things with my man are going well. I met The Mother last weekend for lunch. Rob and I drove out to Bombay (great drive in gorgeous weather) - his mother lives out that way. We all met at Bracu Restaurant (check it out here), which is part of the Bracu Olive Estate (and it turns out the source of my FAV hand-cream from the Simunovich range). The most awkward moment was the hand-shake-or-hug-kiss-dance I did with his mother when meeting her (we finally settled on the hug/kiss). The food was delicious (I had the lamb), the conversation un-stunted (great company), and the setting glorious. In my opinion, it went well, and I think she liked me! I've not had this confirmed however...

I also received a semi-surprise parcel from Mel (UK goodies). Thanks for making my day! Mel, I've already used the wee bag - in fact I used it today; it's sitting at my feet full of my shopping :)

I've raced through 'Sons of Anarchy' season one and two. Frickin awesome show. I have to wait until September 2010 for the start of the third season (in USA). I'll tell ya, it brings out the bad-boy love: Charlie Hunnam as Jax teller is just... yum. (Photo below)



I'm also enjoying 'Big Love' season four, no matter what others say. We watched episode seven last night - what a stunner! When that machete came down... *shudders*

Check out my TV page (which I try to update), for other shows

This weekend - my diary is blank; not an entry. This may change of course (already have a potential, but undiaried, dinner with mum and dad on Sunday). But if it doesn't I won't be cut up. As a typical girl I will however be cut up if Rob doesn't ask me to do something. Now you're asking: Why don't YOU ask him to do something if you want to do something? Well, the answer is: I am happy to mooch at home the whole weekend... but it would make me feel good inside if he asked me out (I've called; voicemail. And texted 3 or so times the last few days. I haven't really had anything back - nothing to worry on. I just miss his sweet 'I'm thinking of you' texts).

Oh, highlight of a boring day: calling our Director of Research and Consultancy, a 'Media Mongol'. Seriously. He'd just been interviewed for TV, and his quotes were used on the radio news. After I said it, my brain ticked over for a few seconds... and I realised my mistake. I bit my tongue a moment longer, then out loud said: 'Of course I MEANT to say Mogul' - and by then everyone had puzzled looks on their faces (they had also just clicked to my stupidness). Laughter ensued. I wonder if my slip-up will come back to haunt me.

Loving: Yahoo IM for BlackBerry (way to cheat the system - my work's IT system that is), Pepsi Max (better tasting than Diet Coke IMO), Girl Guide cookies (Yes it's that time of year again - bring on the chocolate coated ones!!), and Fanfarlo (the album is FAB).

Hating: My bank (where is the replacement card for the one that got wiped on YOUR ATM weeks ago?!)

Also Loving: this picture. Had to include the caption too (another Topless Robot gem)


If a picture had 1,000 thousand... my guess is that for this picture, 500 of those words are "fucking" and the other 500 are "rad."

Dawn of the Dreadfuls



The prequel to 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' is out this month!

Read the review at Topless Robot

I've read 'P & P & Z' - it was amusing, but a bit of a novelty. It seems the prequel will explain the history of the Bennett sisters (their ninja training and such), but it will not follow Jane Austen's prose style. I'm in!

03 March 2010

Ok Go!