Equilibrium

Equilibrium Pretty standard sci-fi storyline (big brother state, underground rebellion) but original enough that it wasn’t a parody or pastiche of the genre. However some nicely choreographed fight scenes do not a great film make. The storyline is a bit thin, and for an action movie there is a slow middle section. Not a bad film and certainly not the worst 90 minutes I’ve spent in the cinema. For the record I have been told to inform you that Louise loved it (probably something to do with the cute puppy?). Christian Bale plays the lead well, but is never really called upon to do much more than deliver some cliched lines and look moody. Probably one to catch on TV …

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LullLoads in my head but no energy available. Project naming conventions (or lack of them), learning about photography and compiling a list of top photologs (suggestions welcomed/needed!), thinking about getting to the gym, getting 8 Mile on DVD, REALLY needing to do some tidying up tonight, Equilibrium at the cinema first, Mother’s Day, night out on Friday (although I’m double booked), Cadbury’s Finger of Fudge in the vending machine, loads of work that I should be doing, money worries (despite just ordering a digital camera), trip to London (hence the money worries), friend in hospital in two weeks, how long before the pears I bought ripen?, work at home on Friday?

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Photoblog?I’m a bad amateur photographer at best, but I’m about to purchase a Canon Powershot S30 so beware! I will soon be dazzling you with my photography skills… or not… And with that, I’m off to bed. Night-night all.

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So much to saySo little energy. Long walks yesterday round Balloch Park on the shores of Loch Lomond. Emptying a loft on Saturday. It was a busy weekend. And then Monday struck and I spent most of my day trying to re-install Windows 2000, and once I managed that, re-install all the applications I use. One quick suggestion for you all: note down every application you use, big or small, from TweakUI to Photoshop, from Winamp to Office XP, get URLs, registration codes, the works. Do it now and thank me later. Put this one down to experience! So I now feel drained. Maybe a quick bite to eat and a shower will perk me up. Or maybe not. P.S. …

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LazeeeeThe only problem with a busy weekend is that I miss all the sport. The rugby (which I don’t want to talk about), the football (Caley Thistle strike again) and F1 (another great race).All this means that I have to wait up until 1am to catch the F1 highlights, and means I’m flipping knackered come Monday morning. Still at least I got to see two episodes of 24. Ohhh the Oscars happened. Good to see “Road to Perdition” get Best Cinematography as it was a gloriously sumptuous visual feast, and I’m glad that Chicago did so well (having yet to see the Pianist and the Hours it is kinda difficult for me to judge). And yes, I’ve just checked, we …

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WhoooshQuick check: I’m at home, in front of the PC. I am not at work. Wow, what a quick day! So what to do tonight? My better half is out with her sister and a gaggle of cousins (or whatever the collective is) and I’ll catch up with her tomorrow. So I have an entire night to myself. I could go for a walk, but I walked up the road from the station and my feet hurt now (I live at the top of a very big hill about 30 mins from the station.I could channel surf on TV, but I just know I’ll end up watching live coverage of the war.I could watch a movie, but the only ones …

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Abuse of powerApologies to one and all, I updated one of yesterday’s posts as a little ‘joke’ on a friend. (Kinda one of those “bet you won’t” moments) Anyhoo, I think he was just link whoring… but I don’t mind. That’s what friends are for, to be whored… emmm… or something… either way he can be found at Speakeasy (and I’ll leave it to him to set out his war stance).

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Vernal EquinoxVernal Equinox Day and Higan: March 20 or 21 is Vernal Equinox Day, a day when the sun crosses the equator making night and day equal in length.

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