Monday, October 10, 2005

'Tis the season of many birthdays!

Every year, at about this time, in fact at exactly this time, my family's birthday season has begun. There's more than I can cope with, or afford for that matter.

I don't enjoy my own birthday, and I am damned if I am going to enjoy anyone else's either!!

Happy Birthday to Fred and Daniel today!!

In my opinion, only one thing is worse than birthdays, and that's christmas. I abhor christmas, and I refuse to spell it with a capital "C" too!!

Ebeneezer I am!!

Anyway, now that we've established that I hate such trivial things as christmas and birthdays, on with the show....

I totally spent yesterday overdosing on Kung Fu movies... It was a great day for this reason alone. If my DVD player in the bedroom had coped better with the dodgy DVDs, I woulda stayed in bed and watched them all there. Alas, it was not to be.

Shaolin Soccer - A right good humoured royal romp. This film really had me laughing. Very funny special effects, a totally thin plot, but very funny martial arts scenes. I love the ridiculous skills of the characters, like Iron Vest, who has an iron stomach it seems, he can fire a football with his stomach with the strength of a cannonball. The chick who does Tai Chi bread making was way cool.

Kung Fu Hustle - Hot diggity, one rarely gets the pleasure of watching so good a movie. I'm not going to spoil the plot or anything, but through the course of this extremely well written comedy, the martial arts moves become wilder and wilder. I thought I had laughed watching Shaolin Soccer until I started watching this. by the end of the ffilm, I was jumping up and down on the sofa screaming with delight as the moves became more and more outrageous. Fan-flipping-tastic. If you haven't seen it, then put it on your "to-do" list, today.

Ong Bak - Back onto a serious note here. This film uses no special effects. It's all real Muay Thai fighting. It's a bit like waiting for a car crash to happen, sort of like watching a snuff movie, in that you want bigger and better moves, but you know these dudes are getting whacked!! Man, some of that stuff has to hurt. The plot was a little on the "thin" side, I didn't really get the point, but it's really well made, and a great action flick. If it's a toss up, then see Hustle!!

Boy, I haven't seen THAT much Chop-Sockey in one day for a long long time. It's great to see comedy Kung Fu that's so well done.

In other news.... Perhaps my Nintendo is still under warranty. If Michelle can find the receipt, then the Robert is my father's brother. In fact, with no word of a lie, Robert is actually my mother's sister's Husband!! How many times a day do you get to use two words concurrently in one sentence with possessive apostrophes in them?? Even if it doesn't get fixed, I am happy to have used that last sentence.

Erm... Where was I going with this??

Monday at work, and seems everyone has a severe case of clinical depression and/or idle-itis! Personally, it's nice to be able to share such feelings with other people. Normally I have to endure such feelings on my own. Every day!!

Graphics card update.... I am in the market for a new graphics card. I hate buying bits for computers. I hate computers full stop. I am going to run myself a bath, and practice being a dolphin, get myself ready for a serious career change. In a few years I'll be forty, and nobody works in computers at that age unless they are permanent employees.

Right, time for dolphin actions, coffee, some food, and some Pogo (on Michelle's behalf - she still has this week's badges to finish).

See ya all soon.

Cool thing for today:

Who needs enemies when you have friends like this?


  1. I loved Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle, very funny movies. Of course, I love Kung Fu movies to begin with... Haven't see the last ( i think) but plan on trying to get a copy to view.

    Hope your week gets better...

  2. Kung Fu Hustle is a very funny movie, well recommended.

    There's a new movie due for release soon, 'Beautiful Boxer' which chronicles the true story of a Thai kickboxer who did it to fund his sex change. Should be interesting.

  3. Sounds like you've had a good weekend fox!!
    blue tack artic fox lol nick park might be interested in that.

  4. Might as well save Nick Park the trouble, Fox. Just set fire to it now.

  5. Hey there! All of my family's and Shawn's Family's (yeah! I did it too!) birthdays are in June. It does cost a fortune! Shawn likes Kung Fu movies, I will sit with him when he watches them, but I prefer to read a book. :) Have a great one.

    PS Colleen took another of your suggestions and actually bit me in the left butt cheek today as I was washing dishes. What I can't figure out is how you are communicating with her... Does she sneak in here and read blogs?

  6. I succombed because I had nothing else...but, I have plenty now...all in due time, my dear. All in due time. So, that shirt came back to me...i'm an idiot. really, i am. I completely forgot to put your district code on the label...but the shirt is quite lovely. it will now be shipped to you post haste and hopefully you'll be wearing it within a week's time. Take care. Good night! -Rey