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August 25th, 2003
You say tomato

And this whole time I thought there were two! Two!

Posted at 7:36 pm | 6 comments | Category: General

August 12th, 2003
Flutter by

Photo captured on 12th April 2003 with Nokia 7250

I’m going to be a true Brit now and talk about the weather. Don’t switch off just yet!
It looks the the heatwave may be over and thankfully I survived. Just. You may have heard old Blighty topped it’s temperature records since, well, ever. This meant a difficult couple of nights filled with discarded bedsheets, going downstairs to sleep in the cooler living room and cursing usless little fans that do nothing but blow hot air around. Of course being at work was easier owing to the air conditioning unit we have installed there. Reading reports on the future climate change has me thinking long term. How are we going to adapt? On days like these, I’d like to think a simple AC unit everywhere would be a blooming good start.
Many people have been stating the reasons for this apparent climate change. To them I say, don’t go jumping the gun just yet.
While we’re on the subject of weather (stop yawning), check out this online art show called ‘Painting the Weather‘. There are exhibitions being held over Britain showcasing weather-inpired art. I love ‘Sudden Shower at Ohashi Bridge at Atake‘ as it features rain, my favourite kind of weather. Rain inspires me in a different, more “dance in the garden” type of way.

Posted at 6:56 pm | 5 comments | Category: General

August 7th, 2003
The Wait

I waited eight years for this. Eight years since seeing Terminator 2: Judgement Day, falling in love with it and waiting with baited breath for the next movie. The moment was finally here. We had booked tickets for it already and got to the cinema unusually early. It looked like lady luck was on our side, granting us the best seats in the house.
From the word go, it was bang bang bang. This was certainly not a slow starter of a film. And then it happened. I needed to go to the powder room. But no, I’ve waited eight years, I’m not going to let this mess it up! I resisted……..not for long. Soon I was squirming, crossing my legs and even looking adventurously at the paper cup I was holding. And then I gave up. I literally ran (as fast as you can whilst trying not to embarass yourself) to the ladies and then ran back. Relief. I could enjoy the movie once more.
Okay, it wasn’t amazing, there were several holes in the storyline and Arnie was slightly too much of a comic relief for my liking but as far as action movies go it was satisfactory. It also looks like there may be another movie in the series to look forward to. Next time, I’m travelling light.
p.s. The site’s back (obviously)!

Posted at 10:14 pm | 7 comments | Category: General

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