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Minou
18 January 2006 @ 04:49 pm
It's been a while since I don't post here.

I was all ready to have a lovely nap but I can't... a building just outside my window is being restored and the noise is driving me nuts. I hate that "construction" kind of noise. Sigh... I should be listening to the ocean or something (not that I'm on the coast, but whatever), but that building is giving me a bad headache for several days. I mean, why restore that? It's not like it's a monument.

My mother is not at home and I'll sort of "look after" my dad until she comes back tomorrow. Not that he needs looking after, but he can't do anything in the kitchen so I'll give him dinner and make him company for a bit. He says there is no need for me to do anything, but knowing my dad, if I leave him without dinner he will eat cookies with milk, which is ok if he likes, except that he can't enter the kitchen without leaving this godawful mess and my mother can't stand that. And neither can I. So I'll try to make him eat food and then clean up. Sort of like trying to be a good daughter. I know he feels a bit lost when my mother isn't around. And it doesn't surprise me, because my mother is the best person I have ever met. /gush

I wish my dad would stop working so much. It's very disturbing to see someone working so hard and - horror of horrors - not wanting to stop.
 
 
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
 
 
Minou
03 January 2006 @ 12:01 pm
Happy New Year to everyone. I was gone for a week and am just getting back to the joys of traffic jams and even floods. If it wasn't for my computer I would be wishing I hadn't even come back, which I'm sure sounds awfully nerdy. And it is. I mean, it wasn't even raining where I was, and the view was beautiful, and I could relax. Best of all, the phone didn't ring every two minutes. It barely rang at all, and that was a great thing. Most of the time I'm allergic to phones ringing. No cute guys around and my parents were there, so who wants the bloody phone anyway?

2005 sucked so much for me and I'm just glad it's over. Hopefully this year won't suck that much.

I ordered a DVD which should have arrived around Christmas and it still isn't here. I even left a neighbour in charge of keeping it for me and they swear nothing came. Except bills, and a credit card I didn't ask for. That doesn't sound like a great start, but on the plus side, I also got a free massage for my birthday which is only next week, so I'll think about good things while I pay the horrid bills.
 
 
Minou
26 December 2005 @ 03:28 pm
I'm leaving tomorrow and will be out of town for about a week, which is all very well, except that I'm sure I'll have withdrawal because there won't be a single computer handy. I'm so sad.

Anyway, if by any chance I don't post here again today, I'd like to wish everyone a happy New Year. Hope 2006 is way better than 2005, but worse than 2007. Ok, so that was a bit cheesy but I meant it well. Happy New Year and all the best to everyone.
 
 
Minou
23 December 2005 @ 11:05 am
Just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful holiday if you're around or even not reading this, I'll be thinking of everyone (whether you celebrate it or not). Hope Santa is extra generous this year and brings you not just presents but all the best. :)
 
 
Minou
17 December 2005 @ 04:06 pm
There is one of those violent winds outside and I'm afraid there might be a storm today. Not a big deal, I really don't mind rain or snow or anything, but storms make me nervous. It's like they take me back to when I was a child and afraid of lightning. I still don't like it, mainly because these storms can cause the electricity to go off and I hate that so much. I'll all for staying in the dark when I'm in the mood, but that's when I know I can turn on the lights any moment I wish. Or see a movie, or listen to music. Or stay at my computer. Or anything really.

Goodness, most useless post ever.

But I'm feeling better about Christimas, at least so far. Did all the shopping yesterday and it was a nightmare but at least that part is over.
 
 
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
 
 
 
Minou
28 November 2005 @ 10:14 pm
I shouldn't be here typing yet, but I'm relieved. I saw another doctor today and the thing with my right shoulder/arm is definitely not serious. I was scared thinking all sorts of horrible things, but it should stop being painful with a bit of physiotherapy, and I'm looking forward to not being in agony anymore. Hope I get to do one session tomorrow, or Wednesday at the latest, because physiotherapy may be boring, but it rocks in cases like this when you're in agony and just want it to go.

He told me I didn't actually hurt myself; apparently it all began due to stress. (!!) Ugh. I need to learn how to be all relaxed all the time, but I fear that would be like turning into another person.

Nothing else, I guess.

On a fandom side note, Joseph was at the Savoy today and gave away that best director award to Michael Grandage, just as I had hoped. Both of them must have been really happy and that's a very pretty mental image.

I wish December wasn't so uncomfortably close.
 
 
Minou
25 November 2005 @ 09:46 pm
Got a Joseph alert and thought I would post it here since I don't post elsewhere anymore (and by "elsewhere" I mean certain chat groups where nobody ever chats, nothing to do with LJ or communities here). According to the Evening Standard, he will present the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for best director on Monday.

Shortlisted for the Sydney Edwards Award for best director are Sir Richard Eyre for Hedda Gabler and Mary Poppins, Michael Grandage for Don Carlos and Grand Hotel and Jonathan Kent for As You Desire Me.

The award will be presented by Joseph Fiennes who is currently starring in the revival of Epitaph For George Dillon, by John Osborne and Anthony Creighton, at the Comedy Theatre. The award for best play will be presented by Sinead Cusack who will soon be seen in BBC1 sitcom Home Again.


Great directors all of them, but I have a soft spot for Michael Grandage since he directed Joseph as Edward II. ;)

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My shoulder is still in pain but maybe it's very slowly getting better. I haven't noticed much change yet but I'm hopeful. Otherwise I'll have to kill the doctor who gave me the stuff I'm taking. This hurts.

 
 
Minou
22 November 2005 @ 11:43 pm
My shoulder is in pain. Add insult to injury, I have to work on something that sucks. *hates*

I should be giving my shoulder a rest. But I don't want to.

Found that Joseph is going to do another play which is supposed to debut next spring in London; a one man play written specifically for him. No idea about exact dates or how long it will run, but I really want to go. Odd that this one is supposed to go to the East of London as opposed to the West End. Typical of Joseph, doing something at a place nobody goes to, just to help a theatre raise money. Have to check this out more carefully when my shoulder stops screaming in agony.

I really should stop typing for today. Darn, I hate pain.
 
 
Minou
21 November 2005 @ 03:18 pm
Being back home sucks sometimes.

Just thought I'd mention that.
 
 
Minou
12 November 2005 @ 05:01 pm
Still at my uncle's, and I'm alone in his house because he's in Russia on business all this month so I won't even see him. On the one hand that's bad because I really like this uncle, but being alone here is kind of cool as well, and I get to use his computer as much as I want.

I saw the play. Joseph is magnificent, and the rest of the cast is pretty good as well. I'm not a John Osborne fan, so I liked Edward II and Love's Labours Lost more as far as the writing for Joseph plays go, but I'm a sucker for those classical writers. Joseph as Edward is still the best stage performance ever IMO (and has those extra points for the number of times he cuddled James D'Arcy on stage), but he's fantastic as George, even if I'm not a big fan of the writing. All the cast is strong and the production is excellent. I'll see it again during the week, for sure.

I forgot to eat today. Sometimes I just forget to eat, it's ridiculous, and now I'm starving. Will have to look for the goodies; I know there are some in the house.