15 July 2008

To be continued.....

I'm still deciding on the look of my blog. This was just temporary, until I found something I really liked. As of today I still haven't found anything.

My weekend ended up being spent inside cinemas for the most part. Okay, so we watched two movies, but it felt like the whole weekend.

First off was Hancock on Friday night. Excellent movie!! It had two brilliant moral lessons, an unpredictable storyline, huge special effects (a favourite of mine) and was just all round entertaining.

Saturday was spent doing sound checks for the church where I sing. It took 4 hours with a guy who's meant to be one of the best sound technicians in the country. And a bunch of vocalists who weren't happy the next morning (when everything mysteriously changed.)

Sunday night we ended up joining another couple for a movie again, which is not the best idea when you have to wake me up from my afternoon nap to go watch the movie.

Let me explain something about my temper....I'm mostly a very placid, fun and understanding person. Granted, I do get upset, but I never let it get to the people around me when I'm in a bad mood, and I'll try and get over it as soon as possible. I enjoy having a good time, and my mood won't get in my way.

But don't wake me up.

I had a very late night on Saturday, and a very early morning on Sunday. I needed some sleep, and a late Sunday afternoon nap sounded like a gift from above. I'd been asleep for about 30 minutes when my phone rang. It was my friend (I'll call her Kung Fu...) and I promptly ignored her call. If it was urgent, they could phone Hubby....which they did. Kung Fu and her long-time boyfriend (and Hubby's one bandmate) G, wanted to go see Wanted.

So once Hubby finally convinced me that cutting my nap short would be a good idea, we moseyed on down to the nearest Ster Kinerkor to watch a movie that I hadn't seen a single trailer for. Needless to say, I was not a happy camper. We only just arrived in time for the movie, I was still half asleep, and the queue to get popcorn was halfway out the door!! I nearly exploded....especially when my three companions tried to convince me to skip the popcorn so that we could just get to the movie!!! Sacrilege!!

It took every ounce of will power that I could muster in my groggy state of mind not to snap their heads of in a blind fit of rage. Instead I stood there glaring at them with tears of anger and indignation brimming in my eyes. They wisely decided to go on with out me.

After 30 minutes and another near-casualty in my wake, I finally sat down next to Hubby, with my large popcorn in my lap.....only 3 minutes into the movie. (I love endless previews!!)

What followed was a action movie of epic proportions. I mentioned earlier that I hadn't seen a single preview for the movie, so I had no idea what to expect. I even had the actors wrong. ( I though it was Jessica Alba on the poster)

The movie is about assasins.....kick-ass assasins who will rip you apart in very creative ways. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time....my afternoon groggyness and resultant mood, long forgotton. I walked out of there feeling like I'd been at a spa. If you're into adrenaline rushes, ridiculous and exhilarating car chases and a naked Angelina Jolie, then Wanted is the movie for you.

Hubby and I will be buying it as soon as it's available on DVD (legally, of course)

In the meantime though, it's "Time to Say Goodbye" (sorry....movie reference)

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sweets said...

love your new blog babe! and i love the header, very cool!

Arkwife said...

Thanks Sweets :-) It's probably going to change though, as soon as I can find something I really love (and then I'll probably change that again too)

Wenchy said...

I have not gone to movies in ages!!!

Arkwife said...

Its worth it, trust me. And getting a Discovery discount definitely helps :-)

Cormac Brown said...

Yeah, the same guy that directed "Wanted," Timur Bekmambetov, directed Night Watch and Day Watch. The guy knows his action and he's off the hook.