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Minou
28 October 2005 @ 12:13 pm
Isn't it hellish to pack stuff to travel? It would be so nice to just go.

Anyway, my uncle will be travelling on business so I'll have his house pretty much for myself in Amsterdam. It's kind of like house-sitting in a way. But I get to use his computer as well, so I won't have withdrawal while I'm there and at home. No wonder he's my favourite uncle.

From there, it's London and seeing Joseph on stage. How exciting; I haven't seen him on stage since 2001 when he played Edward II, which was fantastic. It's about time.
 
 
Current Mood: excitedexcited
 
 
Minou
25 October 2005 @ 10:55 pm
I'm just returning from a screening of Man to Man. I thought it was well made, beautifully shot, the actors are really good and it's entertaining, even funny at times. There is quite a bit of humour in some parts. And Joseph even does a bit of singing in one scene, how cute is that?

One or two minor things about the script grit here and there; I mean there were one or two things I didn't quite get, and/or could have done without, but to say this movie is bad is grossly, grossly unfair. I certainly liked it and want to see it again. There are some "awww" scenes, and it wasn't just me thinking it. I heard "awww" from the rest of the audience at some points. When I was leaving the theatre I heard people were commenting that they liked it.

Critics should drown in their own vomit.
 
 
Minou
23 October 2005 @ 02:18 pm
Darn Sundays. Where has the weekend gone? I have tickets to see Man to Man on Tuesday and Wednesday. Weird to see it two days in a row, but it's a film festival so it's not like I can choose, and I wanted to make sure I would have tickets to see it more than once just in case. They will screen it on Thursday too, but that theatre is far and the time is not good.

I'm a tad disappointed because all three sessions are taking place at no less than the rush hours, and although they are three different theatres, traffic is equally horrible to all three of them. Plus, it's a freaking festival, which basically means you'd better get there early and have patience because it's going to be crowded and you'll have to get in line if you want a decent seat. I hate getting in line and I'm not a patient person, at all, but what the heck?

It's not that I'm so worried about seats, but I don't like to get the front row for a movie. I'm more than happy to get a front row seat for plays with Joseph, but for his films... well, I don't see the point, he's not actually there anyway.

Yesterday I finally got rid of the stitches, all is well and over and I can eat again, anything I want. Phew, for someone who doesn't eat much I surely missed food during the past week. I don't think I'll want ice cream for a while.
 
 
Current Mood: lazylazy
 
 
Minou
16 October 2005 @ 08:12 pm
Haven't been around much. I had a minor surgery on Friday and I'm fine but still feel like crap. I thought I would have gotten rid of the stitches by tomorrow, but no such luck. They stay until next Saturday. Ugh. I'm not in pain, just very, very very uncomfortable.

I'm quite fond of ice cream, but when that's all you can eat... well, I'm tired of ice cream. Even chocolate ice cream isn't doing much for me at this point. I'm so dreaming of a good pizza. I'd be happy if I could eat fruit properly, or just about anything really, but for now I just get ice cream, soup and fruit juice. This week is going to suck.
 
 
Minou
12 October 2005 @ 06:55 pm
Day was boring. Sitting while little kids run around screaming. I didn't go sky diving because of this, and the weather was wonderful. My nephews didn't care if I was there or not since they were playing. I find these "obligations" (ie, Christmas, birthdays and the likes) very annoying and frustrating. Heck, I hate Christmas, and even my own birthday is annoying because sometimes I want to go out but have to "wait and answer the phone". I think it's very sweet of people to remember and call, but I'm not very fond of the telephone.

And I didn't have time to work out today again, which is really a downer. Will have to work out tomorrow at all costs, because on Friday there is that surgery and I don't think they will recommend exercise. :(

I got a new shampoo, thought I'd try out something different. It's ok, but I didn't really like it. Beh.

I have work to do tomorrow, but it's so tricky and I'm getting stuck. May have to ask for help.

Oh yeah, when I was leaving the birthday party my sister-in-law actually invited me to go to their house. She tried to be nice. Shocking.
 
 
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
 
 
 
Minou
09 October 2005 @ 10:27 pm
I'm such a procrastinator... and I feel no shame in saying it. Just thought I'd get it out of the way.

I'm running out of books to read. That's scary. I mean, there are books out there, I have only read all the ones I have here. So I decided to watch a Russian movie by director Andrei Tarkovsky. The film is supposed to be fantastic but I wasn't really getting into it, and it was so long and slow paced, which is fine, but I was tired. Didn't want to fall asleep in the middle of it, so I switched it off. Maybe some other day.

The truth is, I had a ghastly date last night. Ghastly dates are always tricky, and they never want to leave.

I wish I were somewhere else right now, doing something different. I'll have to think about it.
 
 
Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: Massive Attack CD
 
 
Minou
06 October 2005 @ 07:21 pm
I haven't updated this in a while, and I haven't been good at leaving comments either. I was just not in a posting mood.

But I'm feeling so grumpy. Like for example, I hate dentists.

Now that's nothing personal, I loved my ex-dentist as a person, he was great. Really, he was a very nice chap. But he died, and I'm angry that he died because I was left with smug, stupid dentists who basically act like their shit doesn't stink. I hate that. Really, I can't understand it, they inflict torture on us when we are helpless, they make conversation and ask questions when they bloody well know that we can't answer because we have their hands stuck in our mouths. Ugh. Their tone of voice is... condescending. And we still pay them fortunes, it's indecent. I'd like to sit some of them on their chairs and treat their teeth myself, one by one. That would do them good.

There should be a way to have fun with spammers without the risk of getting even more spam. I can't take spam anymore. I just checked my mail and I had about 50 messages, 45 of which were junk. I never open them but I can't help noticing their existence. Some of them come in languages that I didn't even know existed. And there is always the spam with virus as a bonus. Sure, I have protection against that, but it still pisses me off. Others are huge messages full of stupid attachments and embedded images. I don't look at them, but that crap uses my bandwidth, and that pisses me off. Something has to be done about this crap, it's atrocious.
 
 
Current Mood: grumpygrumpy
 
 
Minou
26 September 2005 @ 04:35 pm
There has been something wrong with my car for weeks, and every time I take it to be fixed, while it's there, suddenly nothing happens and they can never find the problem. Which means they never fix it properly. That pisses me off because I love my car, and I know it's not exactly new anymore but it's been with me ever since it was born and I really take care of it, so it is as if it were brand new.

Now I lost the whole day because of this again. And again they can't find anything wrong? I give up. I refuse to drive it until it's fixed, otherwise one of these days it may end up... breaking, I don't know. They ask me what the problem is and where. How the hell can I guess? I'm not an expert in cars, I just drive mine, finding the problem and fixing it is not my job. That's why I've been paying them.

Bottom line is, I've got nothing done and the day was a waste. Great.
 
 
Minou
23 September 2005 @ 11:57 am
Feel better, at least the silly crying is gone. And it's Friday, which is always a good thing.

That said, I have to admit that I'm a little restless. And I've been putting off stuff that I really have to do.

Yesterday I was checking the titles that are coming to the film festival in October, and there are things that I want to see. I was looking for Man to Man and couldn't find it listed among the 360 titles. I panicked. So I looked again. Nothing. I cringed. Then I decided to search by the director's name and typed Wargnier, and it came up... ouf! Except... well, I was looking for Man to Man or a translation of the title, but how hard would it have been to translate something as simple as Man to Man? Right? Well, when it came up that was not the title, they had bloody changed it to The Missing Link. In Italian, yes, but still... I hate it when they do that, pick a title and totally change it without reason. How could I have guessed that they had decided to translate "Man to Man" into "The Missing Link"? Ugh.

Still, I'm looking forward to seeing it come October. And there will be Manderlay and Where the truth lies too, and several other things that I want to see. I still have to look at that list properly. No Asylum though. Darn. Although the way things are, maybe they changed that title as well, I'll definitely have to look.

Prettiest stage door ever. I need to get my bum in London asap. Still 45 days to go.

 
 
Minou
20 September 2005 @ 09:49 pm
Found another Interview with Joseph from the Guardian.

Geesh, the British press really seems to give Joseph a bit of a hard time. Doesn't seem to happen in other countries. It annoys me that they are always bringing up one or two bad films that he did, but don't mention the Luthers, the Merchants of Venice, and so on. I would be screaming at these people. But he's so cute that I can't stand it. Darn, I really want to see the play. Like, right now. Granted, I have read it, but how can reading it be compared to seeing it with pretty Joseph? No way it can.

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