Watching movies and road trippin’

So this week has been kind of hectic that I still somehow haven’t managed to catch the final 2 hours of 24. Hectic because I’ve somehow already landed up at the cinemas twice this week. Tuesday night went and saw The Da Vinci Code, then yesterday a very random last minute decision at 8pm resulted in me madly trying to eat noodles and change to make X-Men 3 at 8:20pm. We actually made it to Macquarie on time, but it was sold out, so we had to wait till 9:30 anyway. Next movie to catch when it’s release is the next instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series.

As for road trippin’, in about an hour and a half or so I’ll be road trippin’ it up the F3 to somewhere before Newcastle for a mate’s birthday. Have picked a stash of CDs to take along for the drive… I might actually get around to listening to Stadium Arcadium which I bought a few days back but still haven’t heard….

Peanut Butter M&Ms

Are awesome. A couple of weeks (maybe months?) ago this sweet/lolly store opened up in Sydney Central Plaza. It’s not the average lolly store, as it only stocks imported stuff, you know stuff from the US and UK that isn’t usually available here. So after some curiosity I actually bought a packet today, and mmmm they are tastyyyyyyy. I don’t know why they don’t sell them mainstream in Australia…. 🙁

The fifth sentence

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don’t search around and look for the “coolest” book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.

“The men in white shirts and khaki pants persevered for a few more days but had no luck with the vast majority”
Rohinton Mistry – A Fine Balance


For a while I’ve wanted to watch the earlier seasons (1 – 3) of 24. Yeh I know each season is basically the same – bad people try to ruin America, Jack Bauer has to save the day, but for some reason I like it. Anyways the other week I got my hands on the Season 1 set, and I’ve just sat through 3 episodes in a row… It’s interesting watching Season 1 having jumped on the bandwagon Season 4, everything seems so different. At least I can get the backstory now, on the whole Bauer/wife/daughter deal.


Woot, so now I’ve officially graduated. Got to dress up in a black cape (okay really a gown), hood/sash thingo and trencher. It kind of was weird, you know all those past years at uni you see people getting dressed up and then before you know it it’s your turn. And being graduation, and the fact that you only do it like once (unless you do postgrad) it was time to splurge some money on photos and the lot. Photos…. there’s sitting fees for photos, on top of the actual photo cost – but my theory is you may as well do it. So I think we spent like $40 on sitting fees and who knows how much the actual photos will cost (you order them off the Internet). Also got a UTS hoodie/jacket whilst I was there. Then had lunch. Then on the way home, decided to make a random stop off at Riverside to drop in and say hi. That was cool, and I ended up bumming there for quite a bit getting home sometime close to 4 (because I had to walk from the top). All in all, a pretty good day.

17 Seconds

Okay like how good was that episode of Grey’s?!? Not to mention there’s the two hour season finale tomorrow night! Looking at the ABC schedule, there showing this ep again plus the next lot back to back – 3 hours of Grey’s?!?

But seriously it looks like it’s going to be a good end to the season…. crazy Izzie was somewhat predictable, but ***** getting shot? That was out of nowhere…. and it looks like we’re going to be in for a showdown with the triangle… oops quadrilateral or whatever sided shape it is up too these days.

ETA: another reason why this ep was good – they played Somewhere A Clock Is Ticking by Snow Patrol

State of Emergency tour

One band I never seem to get tired of catching live is The Living End and last night proved it to again be the case. After deliberating over whether or not to drive or go from work, I decided to try make the 5:00pm bus which would hopefully get me home in time to get back out to Moore Park to meet Justin at 7ish. Worked out good except for the stupid 1 hour it took me to drive there! Then it was time for the staple concert dinner of a hotdog with cheese, onion, sauce and whatever else. Then some waiting through Kisschasy and Gyroscope before TLE came on. And as usual the show rocked. Suprisingly it wasn’t as moshy as other ones I’ve been too… mid way Justin decided to go grab some water except then Prisoner of Society came on and I was thinking crap.. (‘cos you so can’t miss POS)… but he postponed the water mission and ran back into the mosh (which I would’ve done as well). Musical interludes were awesome as per usual. Then afterwards instead of waiting in the carpark in a crazy queue to exit for 40 minutes, met up with a friend of his who was First Aiding at the gig for some late night Pizza.

And the whole six degrees of separation thing plays again, turns out his friend knows people I know and even people who know people who are friends with people I am friends with (okay so that was long winded).

And now my ears are still ringing and everything just seems a little less audible today…