October 3rd, 2006

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The 'Cover' Leaps into the Breach...

Previously on "Voices From The Pulpit"...  Angus Wrote: "I've arranged cover for myself for tomorrow incase I wake up feeling really shitty :( "

This episode has been cancelled due to now having woken up and cover having been called into action.

I'm at home today it seems. Aches everywhere. Not sure whether I should just lie down and try and read/listen to some music/try to watch a DVD or if I should stay infront of this monitor and try and get stuff done as I've found myself with an extra day at home.

Currently my insider tip for the betting forms is the bed...
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Christmas Shopping...

I may complain about the supermarkets already having a "Christmas" aisle full of chocolates, wrapping paper and some accessories already in stock. I will almost certainly complain when the Christmas lights and decorations in shops start appearing with almost certainly early into November (I just pray they wait until atleast halloween is out of the way this year!!!).

But, I am an advocate of early Christmas shopping.

For me it used to be a 'time' thing. Working in retail (and in a particular scetor of retail which usually is very busy on the run up to Christmas) I don't usually get much time off in December to get my own Christmas shopping done. As such I grew to getting it all done and dusted by December 1st where possible.

I have already started my Christmas shopping this year. I picked up a few bits a couple of weeks ago and have just placed an order for some bits for one of my sisters which should be here within the week.

Anotehr good thing about shopping early is that you are not rushed into buying things (or worse - discovering that the company you're buying them from has sold out already!) or worrying about them turning up in time for the 'Big Day' if you mail order them too close for comfort. I know how busy mail order outlets can get on the run up to Christmas!!!

Anyway, anotehr couple of items checked off the list. Let's see if I can get the majority of the shopping done before November 1st this year :p hehe...
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(Movie) Brick

I watched 'Brick' this evening on DVD. It's a darker, moodier, bloodier and more violent Breakfast Club for the 21st century. It is a high school teen flick but is miles away from most of the usual 'high school teen flicks'. Brick is a thriller that twists, has great lines and has a great young cast whom I can imagine will make more than the occasional 'big' splash over the next decade or two.

For a quick plot summary - Brendan is contacted by his ex-girlfriend who's in trouble. She meets up with him and tells him not to worry, to forget about it and then promptly vanishes. He begins to search for her whereabouts with assistance of The Brain - his only real friend at school - and ends up infiltrating the more socialite highschool circles as well as getting involved with the criminal underworld in his search.

The film has been described as a modern noir school detective story but that doesn't do the film justice. It's a fantastic film, has some great moments and lines and was really enjoyable to watch and see things pieced together. Certainly one to catch on dvd if you like films with a plot and intelligence.

School Report: B+

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