I was going through some boxes of old stuff earlier this week and came across an item that has unintentionally made me a liar. And in print!
Yes, in my hugely successful and humourous post, where I informed all my grateful reader about some facts in my life, including one lie. There were in fact two lies. I clearly stated I had never owned a mobile phone, which at the time I believed to be true.
In a box of junk I found the below (right).
(For the sake of scale, I've included a few other 'blogged about' items.)
Can you believe I used to carry that behemoth around in a suit pocket in the late eighties? It weighs more than a laptop. What a moron eh? (hypothetical again, isbw)
Anyway, apologies for lying, and for any distress it may have caused.
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The rain 'round these parts has been pretty much constant for the last three weeks and to be honest is getting on my man-boobs. I've stopped listening to Jeremy Vine on Radio Two, but I imagine he's had a phone-in or two on how we are going to cope with constant rain for the rest of lives. Just like he did last June , when we had a couple of weeks of sun. Apocalypse Now. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for reduced carbon footprints and energy efficiency, but I'm not going to start knocking on people door selling Watchtower and asking politely about 'living in end-times'. Not just yet. Anyway I'd get wet.
The hounds of hell are getting a little pissed off with my apathy. Coming regularly to my door and cocking there heads in a 'come-on tosspot' gesture. I usually concur and we're off to the fields.
Usually before we get to the end of the path, the rain will have drenched me or some motorist has spotted my trajectory, and synchronised his speed. We become level at the biggest puddle in the road and.....
Oh well, at least my wetsuit's getting some use.
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Watched some films this week. Pan's Labyrinth which has had a lot of flowery things said about it which I won't add to. I really liked, and highly recommend it.
I really enjoyed the Korean Oldboy which was recommended to me. A really satisfying film, with lots of twists and turns, some of which I'm still trying to unravel. It has a few 'hands over the eyes' moments if you're squeamish and quite possibly the worst (probably deliberately) fight sequence ever filmed.
I settled in to watch Bridge To Terabithia for a nice bit of lighthearted and childish fantasy. I was quite enjoying being 'Narnianised'. Unfortunately, the movie takes a sharp left turn about two thirds of the way in, and becomes a completely different film. Quite moving, but a real cut and shut.
Finally, some albums I've been enjoying recently:
Boxer by The National
Travelogue by The Human League
Boys and Girls in America by The Hold Steady
Autobahn (Remastered) by Kraftwerk
The Trials of Van Occupanther by Midlake
Quiet Life by Japan