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Yesterday... all my troubles seemed so far away...
Now they've..
still stayed away!

w00t!

Yep.. I had a Good Day At Work™
*listens as some people die of shock*

Yep.. moreover - I had a good day in general. Yep shocking isn't it?
The afternoon was taken up with retro-movie fun. ITV (channel 3) decided to show Planet Of The Apes 1 + 3 back to back (why they missed out the second one I don't know). So yay for that. One thing I do have to say though is this: Why were people complaining about the new one so much? The old one was great.. in its way. However the new one nails the look and society of the apes much more. And don't give me its the advances in make-up - for I'm talking about the physicality of them. Frankly the old ones, while more faithful to the book, spends so much time banging you over the head with its oh-so-worthy message that it can get very dull at times.

In summary - for classic fun - go original. Its great, and actually has a bit more of a plot (only a bit though.. most of it is window dressing). For a great action movie - go modern. While less plot and sadly removes the mute human angle (the apes views make a lot more sense when they are mute) its a beautiful movie and well performed.

Aaaaaaanyhow. Yes.. the gig. Dun and Locks Bow were playing. It was technically Locks Bow's first gig - but the guys in the band have been gigging YEARS so they were very good. Dum impressed me too, though their contact info needs to be updated as I seem to have immense trouble getting hold of them.

Plus I got out of the club before midnight.. nice! Doesn't often happen. Spoke to Avi briefly and the proceeded to get a shitty nights sleep - I don't know why.. just kept waking up or being in that awful half asleep phase.. urgh. Anyhow..

I get up this morning and its snowed! Well ok.. it seemed to have at least. Nothing on the ground, but the roofs of the houses had been covered with icing sugar and my car had what had before fluffy ice all over it... so there we go. Britain's snow for this year I guess.

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20_20retrospect
4th Jan, 2003 07:09 (UTC)
but you PROOOMMISED!
so glad that you can be excited about snow--we've had another round of the horrid stuff last night and this morning.

i used to like snow, until it made our power go out for 96 hours last week.

you never told what happened last weekend that you didn't feel like writing about, but promised to later.
darkcryst
4th Jan, 2003 17:18 (UTC)
Re: but you PROOOMMISED!
ooooh the family thing? heh... yeah I should write about that. Just shows how my family works... much to my frustration.

I shall do that! :D
20_20retrospect
4th Jan, 2003 18:27 (UTC)
Re: but you PROOOMMISED!
excellent! there's been a severe lack of you on LJ since a good buddy of mine seems to monopolize you when you're not working. ;)
darkcryst
4th Jan, 2003 18:34 (UTC)
Re: but you PROOOMMISED!
hahaha... very true that.

I've also just not got hung up on LJ too much recently...
20_20retrospect
4th Jan, 2003 18:48 (UTC)
Re: but you PROOOMMISED!
hung up, huh? that makes it sound petty and silly. which, if you get sucked into the drama of it all, it really is. i personally find it a faster alternative to writing in my journal by hand.

darkcryst
4th Jan, 2003 19:00 (UTC)
Re: but you PROOOMMISED!
that is pretty much how I see it.

Though I never could be bothered to keep a journal by hand, so this is good I guess. :)

I've never got to worried about the internet and ppls dramas on it.. I mean if its a real life drama.. sure. But "oh well I e-mail him and she e-miled her and then we're never IM'ing each other again..blahblah" Bored now...
shineyquarter
5th Jan, 2003 14:30 (UTC)
Re: but you PROOOMMISED!
I monopolize nothing!

I am pretty sure it is only monopolizing when I mean to do it. ;-)
20_20retrospect
5th Jan, 2003 16:05 (UTC)
Re: but you PROOOMMISED!
believe what you will, dear. i speak truth.
shineyquarter
5th Jan, 2003 16:10 (UTC)
Re: but you PROOOMMISED!
Hehehehe... okay.
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