|Saturday, 9 July 2005|
In a Past Life...
8:37:05 PM  comment  trackback  G! • Random
Over the past 4 weeks, I have taken the kids to see a movie each weekend. It's that time of the year when the US summer blockbusters come downunder.
So far we've seen Madagascar, Herbie: Fully Loaded, War of the Worlds and Batman Begins, but that's not all we still have Fantastic Four, Bewitched and Pooh's Heffalump Movie, in the coming weeks as well as some of the upcoming new releases we have seen trailers for such as Stealth, The Island, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Lots of movies for us to see.[listening to: Be With You - Beyoncé ]
8:20:01 PM  comment  trackback  G! • Family • My Interests
Presidents Corporate club @ St Kilda v Carlton
This is the first time I have even been invited to such a grand event and I am quite excited.
I am flying down Sunday morning to attend the game and then flying home in the evening -- what a jetsetter!! The only bummer is my flight is at 7am, which means I need to be at the airport by 6.30am!
Here's what is on offer:
[listening to: You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) - Meat Loaf ]
7:34:58 PM  comment  trackback  G! • My Hobbies
Top 40 DVDs sold in Australia
Rob Irwin referenced an SMH article about the top 40 selling DVDs in Australia. He had 19 of these DVDs.
(Titles in bold = titles I own...)
Well Rob, my DVD cabinet has 31 of them. Having 4 kids of assorted ages kinda drives the selection.Meat Loaf ]
7:06:54 PM  comment  trackback  G! • TV
Batman returns with Batman Begins
I took the boys to the movies this afternoon, and we *finally* got to see Batman Begins.
It was a good old fashioned blockbuster, with a bit of horror thrown in. Lots has been written about the movie by folks better than me. I really like what's been posted at cinematical, especially the "what it costs to be batman" post.
And of course are all now sporting the Batman Begins skin for Windows Media Player.
6:49:57 PM  comment  trackback  G! • Family • Geek
LuLu the Shih-Poo joins the Arrigo clan
Here's something I never thought would happen - a puppy joined the family this week.
She is such a tiny little thing.
Moira went out with the kids and just bought it. She didn't discuss it with me or anything. We *had* discussed the possibility of getting a dog, but it had been a hypothetical kind of discussion.
I must admit, she is a really cute dog and the kids all love her - well most of the kids. Antony isn't really a dog person (he takes after his father). The kids have all agreed to help look after this bundle of fur, and so far this weekend they have been good to their word. I hope this enthusiam lasts a while - we're going to have this dog with us for a while.[listening to: (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I - Elvis Presley ]
5:07:42 PM  comment  trackback  G! • Family
Happy Birthday to Moira - Let's see The Producers
It was Moira's birthday earlier this week - 3 dozen and one.
For a special gift, I managed to get tickets to The Producers which is running here in Sydney. She had been wanting to see this show since it started, so it was a nice surprise
As an even more special treat, we invited Moira's sister Cathy and brother Paul (along with his wife, Kim) for the night out. I suspect it was a bigger treat for them as it was "a big night out in the city". They are all from Canberra you see, and apparently don't get out much - which I find hard to believe and just think it's a bit of a "woe is me, i am a country bumpkin who doesn't get out much" act. It gets pretty boring pretty quickly, but I digress, as it was a special night for my wife and she had a good time. I learnt to just hold my tongue. That was another gift for my wife.
The show was a lot of fun. The show was very true to the movie and the Mel Brooks influence was everywhere. I'm motivated to track down that 1968 movie of The Producers on DVD. I reckon my boys will like it.[listening to: i should be so lucky - kylie minogue ]
9:59:28 AM  comment  trackback  G! • Family