Sunday, August 27, 2006


On Friday night, Rowan, Klaus, Oddur and I went to The Globe Theatre for an ABBA Party. Like everyone else, I am an ABBA fan, so I knew the evening would be fun before we even arrived, and it wasn't disappointed. In fact, I hope that there will be another ABBA Party one day, hopefully soon. The night began with music and dancing in the foyer, followed by film clips of ABBA hits, from the least successful right through to Mammia Mia and Dancing Queen. ABBA rocks!

Monday, August 21, 2006


I'm trying to find a song with some specific lyrics. Not specific words as such, just specific requirements. I need a song with at least a couple of examples of comparatives and/or superlatives. I also need the song to be relatively free of explicit language. And I would ideally like it before tomorrow.

Any suggestions?

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Elves taste like chicken

Last night I went to Tuesday Night Trivia, as I have been doing on a Tuesday night for about a month now. Unfortunately for us, there was no trivia as it was a special Ekka-week extravaganza instead. Bummer for us at first, but then I went and watched Mystery Science Theater 3000 with Rowan and Sam. The show was absolutely hilarious and I think I nearly wet myself several times from laughing so much. The bad science fiction movie associated with the episode that we watched was Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, a terrible, awful, but so bad it's funny science fiction film. MST3K (Mystery Science Theater 3000) is fantastic and I want to see every episode I can find.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Some photos for your enjoyment

Here are some photos of the animals that reside in my house. I promised to post some pictures of the birds that I mentioned in a previous post, so here is a photo of the two of them. Also, there's a photo of my dog with the bandage that she had to wear on her paw for a while.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

I'm still here!

I know it has been quite a while since I last wrote a post here, but I've been meaning to get around to it for a while.

Last Friday night, I went to the Dendy to see a film called Sophie Scholl, a film about resistance to the Nazi movement in WWII Germany. I thought it was a very well-made film, and I'm glad I saw it. It was a sad film, watching young people with consciences interrogated, tried and executed, more so given that it was based on a true story. Being a European film, the line "based on a true story" actually means something, as the film doesn't seem to be sensationalised in the same sort of way that one can expect from hollywood's style of "based on a true story".

On Tuesday night, the trivia team that I've joined came third, for the second week in a row. Most trivia teams have names but this team seems to have about 27, including "The Tourettes" and "Sunboyz". Third prize is a $25 gift voucher at the local bottle shop, so we had $50 to share between the 10 of us, giving about $5 each to spend. Like all the others, I chose to supplement my $5 with my own money in order to buy something drinkable.

Last night I went to Rowan and Klaus' apartment for dinner and to watch a couple of episodes of Crusade, a series from the creator of Babylon 5. The show is fun to watch, but pretty pathetic in a lot of ways, such as the special effects, and the poorly disguised dungeons and dragons quest maskerading as a futuristic plot. There's a mage, a thief, a quasi-archer, a warrier, a leader, etc... The thief is dressed in faux-mediaeval attire, despite the fact that the show is set many many years in the future. Oh well.

In other news, Angie and Michael have a nephew! It happened on Thursday night, quite late, and therefore inconvenient for the new parents. This is their first nephew because the spawns of the other sibling are female and therefore only qualified to be nieces.