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Conversations with my husband (from late last year)

Almost verbatim. But edited.

Me: You know how we can’t find our satnav? And I thought maybe we should get another one but you said OVER YOUR DEAD BODY? And we are driving to South Australia? Well there’s a TomTom app that runs on an iphone.

Fraser: Ah ha

me: so you would not crack the shits if I got it?

Fraser: No. But I might ban you from Ikea for 6 months

me: lol << (“as if”)
I’m going to buy this sucker so I can wear it in a bit

Several minutes later …

Me: omg

Fraser: wot?

me: you can buy a YODA VOICE
for the TomTom

Fraser: no

me: Turn left, you must.
A roundabout, there will be.

Fraser: NO

me: Follow the third path, you should
I am not going to
but I am cracking up thinking about it
there is a lot of fun to be had there for $6.49

and, as it turns out, there is a lot of fun to be had wondering about what else Yoda might say.

  • The urge to speed, resist, you must.
  • An accident, there has been.
  • USE the brakes.



Posted by on March 8, 2013 in movies, shopping, travel


Reading about Raiders. It’s study!

So, I’m doing this course.

And I am a little bit behind (what with all the doctors appointments and Bordercon), so I am finishing off last week’s reading.

Which is about the kids that made the shot-for-shot Raiders of the Lost Ark movie all those years ago.

Fraser and I saw it a few years ago, and it was wonderful to watch.

And today, I was sitting at the hospital while Bigster’s tests were done, reading this article and thinking wow. Because I would read that article for fun.

And so will the rest of the family.

And next week, we study Games.


Posted by on June 20, 2012 in be happy, movies, study



We had a bizarre videotape accident, which led to taping over the first episode of Mad Men. We didn’t notice until we sat down to watch it tonight.

In one of those happy coincidences, though, there was something English and slightly surreal on the telly. 

Go, people. Go now.

Go and rent, borrow or steal * the movie Hot Fuzz

I guarantee, you will not be disappointed. **


* Stealing is not an option this establishment endorses or condones.
** Bemused and a little weirded out, possibly. But therein lies the true greatness of this very very surprising fillum.


Posted by on April 18, 2009 in be happy, movies


Selective suspension of disbelief

The kids are watching Racing Stripes on TV.

Fraser: how did a zebra come to be on a farm?

Me: It fell out of a circus truck.

Fraser: And they just took it home and kept it?

Let me recap the move for those who have never seen it: It is a film about talking animals.

The taking the zebra home part is just about the most normal part of the movie.

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Posted by on May 3, 2008 in movies


Another Crazy Mad Day …

I had a 12 noon meeting today – just a quick, 45 minute catch-up. Problem: Both kids are still home on school holidays. Solution: Drop them at Fraser’s work at 11.30 for a lunch date with Daddy.

That would have worked nicely, except that F is still missing his mobile phone and the building was evacuated at around 11.15 … add some confusion about street names and it’s almost a miracle that we ever met up! The meeting went well, and quickly, and I was back to collect them by 12.40 – luckily they spotted me as I was about to head over the road to F’s work.

Home via the post office, I made myself some lunch and let Otto out into the back yard to practise riding her new scooter. Then I napped for a while (still not sleeping more than about 5 hours at a stretch, which is considerably less sleep than I need in 24 hours) and woke to find our cleaner was here. Oops.

Proving that I can be a domestic goddess when required (except when tidying up is on the agenda), I cooked chicken breasts stuffed with ricotta, ham and semi-dried tomatoes for dinner — then went out before they were cooked, as I’d promised to take the Bigster to see The Spiderwick Chronicles. Fraser and Otto tell me they were delicious (I’m saving mine for lunch tomorrow as I indulged in a choc-top and popcorn at the movies).

I’ve not read any of the books (Biggie has read #1) so I can’t really comment on how faithful a rendition it was, but it was a delightful kids’ movie. Not much there for the adults, but it was a nice story and seemed to be well executed. It felt like it stuck pretty closely to its storyline, so I’m guessing that the writers followed the books fairly closely.

Biggie, of course, loved it.

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Posted by on March 31, 2008 in family, movies, to-do, work


DM of the Rings

Someone on BGG posted a link to the webcomic “The DM of the Rings.”

It is the funniest thing I have read in ages.

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Posted by on February 6, 2008 in funnies, games, movies


Movie date

We took the Bigster on her promised movie date today – to see National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets.

Verdict: Fun!

Now this is no Citizen Kane – but nor does it pretend to be. It’s just a fun, silly romp that is good to kill a few hours.

Funniest moment: The French bicycle cops. I was almost in tears.

Runner up: The cleavage jokes in the Oval Office. Biggie couldn’t work out why we were snickering so.

Gaaah! moment: Human live-action Bamboleo. Yikes! It does not help that me and heights are not the best of friends.

Kudos to Hoyts for the quality of their Choc-tops. Yum.

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Posted by on January 27, 2008 in movies