March 8th, 2004

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Nutella, DIY and Where Did The Weekend Go?!?

I knew this weekend would end with me feeling like I want another two days off to get things done. I was sadly right about that although I managed to fairly spectacularly fail to do a number of the things on my original 'hit list'.

After I handed the keys back and said goodbye to the old place I got home feeling absolutely exhausted. So Friday night consisted of me staying in alone and 'chilling' with some good music, channel hopping through the music and news channels, and having a relaxing bubble-infested bath. Sasha and Dave went down to the Dev, got wasted, and ended up in the Ballroom so I had the whole evening to myself.

I went for an extended lunch with the hangover brothers on Saturday after they finally emerged from there respective dens. Chatted about various bits and pieces, especially to do with the publishing biz, also told them about the company logo I had been playing with which they both really liked. I'm now sending the ideas to one of our designers in the States to see how he interprets it. We are now in the position of needing a logo fairly soon as the website should be going live at the end of March/beginning April and our first book will be published in a few months. I've been more concerned in getting the writing and artwork in than worrying about logos (especially as all the ones I've looked at over the last few months haven't really grabbed me) but now priorities are changing for a few weeks.

Ended up at my Mother's, via a quick trip to Waterstones for a couple of research books, for my sisters leaving do. She left for Austria this morning to work at a sli restort for the next eught weeks. It's the first time she's ever been on a plane and also the first time she's left Britain (apart from when she was a baby) or spent any real length of time away from home. Should be an experience for her - hope she enjoys it.

As for today. Well, after having lunch with what we thought was going to be three friends and ended up being in excess of ten, Sasha and I hit Argos and I brought some new book cases. I spent most of the afternoon building said cases plus some other bits and pieces (CD Holders, etc) which had arrived earlier in the week. At least the floor is starting to look slightly less cluttered as things slowly migrate to new homes on the shelves.... So where does the Nutella come in? Sadly nothing kinky. I seem to have lost some weight around the waist (I know this because my trousers are now too loose...) so I decided to endulge myself with some Nutella in the hope that I'll put on all my lost pounds and not have to go and buy new, smaller, trousers. Hmm, on the other hand.....
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(Films) Trailer Heaven

I am *soooo* in love with this high-speed broadband malarky. After spending my life on dial-up I am having the time of my life being able to watch trailers on the web without having to wait for *ever* for them to finally download and the crash my computer.

For other trailer fans head over to both Mooves.com and the brilliant Internet Movie Database for a whole wealth of gooey anticipation!

Some thoughts...

Alien vs Predator (AVP) - can't wait for this one to finally hit the screens. A friend of a friend has been doing some work on it and they've been giving it a big thumbs up. The trailer doesn't really show anything though.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - Possibly one of my most anticipated films of 2004. I love the 30's pulp style of this and the effects look brilliant. It's also great to see an independently funded film getting so much attention and looking so damn hot!

Hellboy - Never read the comic but the trailer looks interesting. Dave is also a big fan of Hellboy and I like Ron Perlman.

Van Helsing - Hugh Jackman battles a host of classic nasties (Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man...) with Kate Beckinsale at his side. An action packed Victorian romp which is bound to be one of the big hits of the summer.

Resident Evil: Apocalypse - Goodbye Raccoon City! Cool trailer. Certainly got Dave, Sasha and my own juices flowing and not only because of the lovely Milla Jovovich.

Dawn of the Dead - the remake is almpost upon us. Only a few weeks before it is released in the UK and I'm hoping it'll be out in the States when I'm over there next week (hey, I need soem good films to brag about seeing when I return!). Saw two trailers for this one and needless to say all three of us WANT TO SEE IT NOW!

The Village - M. Night Shyamalan first film since Signs. Set in 1897 in a small village in Pennsylvania and the horrifying legend of "mythical creatures" that live in the woods beyond the village.

Also saw a host of other good trailers including The Chronicles of Riddick (aka Pitch Black 2), Spiderman 2, The Punisher (uh-oh - possibly not so good), The Stepford Wives (loved the first film and the remake has Christopher Walken and Nicole Kidman in!), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Day After Tomorrow and Around the World in 80 Days (starring Jackie Chan and Steve Coogan with a host of other celebs including John Cleese and Governor Arnie).

I can tell the local Warners is going to be seeing a lot of me again this year....

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