Angus Abranson (angusabranson) wrote,
Angus Abranson
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Ramblings on Firefly, Work and Bad Internet Connections...oh, and Films too.....

Right, where to start......

Firefly I guess. I got the DVD for Christmas after being told how good it was by a million-and-one people. I haven't found a single person who has seen it and not raved about it as yet so I figured I'd give it a spin. I like Joss Whedon's 'Buffy' and 'Angel' and although I generally don't like TV Sci-Fi serials I was willing to give this a shot on the fact it was creation let alone mixing it with a very 'Old West' feel (I love the 'old west' and also mixing genres). Anyway I'm two episodes into now and all I can say is .... IT IS BLOODY BRILLIANT!!!! It is one of the best shows I've seen in a long while, and it's humour is superb. It's a shame that 'The Powers That Be'(tm) at FOX canned it vefore the end of it's first season but then I guess we wouldn't be getting the movie of it on the big screen next year if it'd continued. Looking forward to watching some more.....

Work ...... Aarrrrggg! It's already time to go back to work. I was wanting to go back a couple of days ago when I was lonely, fed-up and bored but now I've changed my mind and would love to have the rest of the week off. I am a workaholic and will admit that I have actually done a few hours work from home this afternoon, but now I'm back tomorrow the holiday has seemed all too short. Nevermind, another three days off this weekend thanks t New Year.

Bad Internet Connections.... our broad band seems to be really playing up - or our Network does. Our House Techie is currently not on this planet at a friends house so can't help either. This has been a problem for the last couple of days at least and has meant a very sporadic and hit-and-miss time doing anything on-line :(

Films.... I went and saw Nicholas Cage in 'National Treasure' this morning. It was actually alright, even though I'm not a big Nicholas Cage fan (more bordering on the 'don't like too much' side of things actually). It was a good conspiracy adventure romp which was actually less Indiana Jones/Tomb Raider and more high-brow. Liked Sean Bean (but then I always do) and Diane Kruger was very nice too. School Report: B/B-.

Also saw the trailer for Speilbergs/Cruise's The War of The Worlds which is coming out next summer. I walked in part way through it but I'm intending on going on line and watching it in full as it'll certainly be a film I go and see (although another War of The Worlds film is also coming out next year which follows the original story which I'm looking forward to more).

After the film I went up to North Finchley and had lunch with a whole bundle of friends including daver2323, weaselbitch, dodgyhoodoo, corone. I think most (or all) of the others also have LJs but don't know their Usernames so sorry!

After lunch dodgyhoodoo helped me buy a Digital camera. I saved £200 in the sales on it and it seems to be very nice (to someone who knows nothing about technology anyway). Finally I have one! Yay! Thanks Andy for the advice!

Last nights excursion to Camden was very nice too. I met up with Sussie and had a Vegetarian Thai meal followed by drinks in The Worlds End (as The Dev was shut when we first got there). We were then joined by daver2323, angelalyce, pond823 and painted_bird and ended up in The Dev until they tossed us out onto the cold London streets. Enjoyable evening.
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