• Things that help me cope

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Permalink

    I haven’t participated in a Wordless Wednesday link-up for ages, so figured the time was ripe. Or perhaps overly-ripe… But here I am nonetheless.

    And I thought I’d share some of the coping mechanisms I’ve been employing to keep me sane. I’ve posted some personal stuff recently which has probably given you the impression I’m teetering on the edge. Well, thankfully I’m not that bad (at least during the day 😉 ) but I’ve developed a few interesting crutches.

  • The Gilmore Girls – 10 years on

    Thursday, June 18, 2015 Permalink
    Spoiler Alert: This post contains some references to 'how the show finished up'.

    The Gilmore Girls seems to be on everyone’s lips of late. A few people I know were already revisiting the show (which first screened between in 2000 and 2007) when it reappeared on Australian TV screens a couple of months ago—encouraging me to take a casual look now and again. (Which soon became every day!)

    Thankfully our local TV station isn’t breaking the show between series, so in just a few months we’re already up to season four. And even though I watched it a decade ago and know what happens, I’m loving the time I spend each day with Lorelai and Rory.

  • Book review: The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

    Monday, April 13, 2015 Permalink

    In my little mind Nicholas Sparks novels (and movies based on his novels) have a certain stigma attached to them.

    Because I am a woman of the world, however (well, in that I indulge in social media), I know many—mostly women—LOVE his books and movies. I also suspect there’s the occasional guy who doesn’t mind being dragged along to a Dear John / Safe Haven / Best of Me type flick. However, the problem with offering such popular schmaltz is that some people— like yours truly—shy away from his work because of the aforementioned stigma. (And anyone who knows my tastes knows I’m far from a literary snob!) 

  • Just a bit of history repeating

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Permalink

    I recently watched the first series of a TV show called The 100 (pronounced ‘the hundred’). Essentially it’s a post-apocalyptic drama in which 100 juvenile offenders are sent to earth 97 years after a nuclear war rendered it uninhabitable. The remaining humans have been living on The Ark in space since before the war and, as they’re running out of oxygen, decide not to wait the century before returning to earth as originally planned.

  • Old school: TV on DVD

    Sunday, November 30, 2014 Permalink

    I tweeted this from my local Twitter account on Saturday evening:

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    And got no responses. I wasn’t sure if people are just ridiculously self-absorbed and unhelpful; or…. if most on social media thought to themselves… “What the fuck is a video?”

  • TV show: Scorpion

    Monday, November 3, 2014 Permalink

    We all have our guilty pleasures. Fortunately I refrain from reality TV shows involving the bloody Kardashians or housewives and stuff, but there are a few TV shows I find myself awaiting each week with unexpected glee.

    One of those is the (new) TV show Scorpion.

  • Famous doppelgangers

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Permalink

    A visiting girlfriend and I were recently watching an old episode of Cold Case  when we both realised we’d seen one of the actors in something since the demise of the show. After some pondering we worked it out. We congratulated each other on our most-excellent skills of deduction and laser-sharp memories, but… as we sobered up we both realised we may have been wr-wr-wrong. He just didn’t look quite right. 

  • Not at all ordinary

    Saturday, October 4, 2014 Permalink

    If anyone ever asks me my favourite movie my response is simple. It’s been a favourite for many many many years. In reality I probably need to rethink the answer, but my old fave is amazing enough – in my belief – to have stood up to the test of time.

    Ordinary People  was released in 1980 and directed by Robert Redford. It stars Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Timothy Hutton and Judd Hirsch.