Saturday, 25 September 2004

Feeling my age (and not much else)

It's been a long time coming... too long in fact. Eight months and fourteen days to be more precise. Sadly, suprisingly little has changed though - same job (although many of the people around me have changed), same house, same wife, same car, same yada-yada-yada...

The nine months have been a reasonably miserable drag but maybe starting this thing up again will have a cathartic effect, let's hope so! People seem to be going out of their way to have birthdays at the moment: Nik has apparently turned 31 in the last couple of days, Betty-at-work's boyfriend had his birthday (of undisclosed value) yesterday and Sarah (formerly of work but one of the people referred to above as having moved on) turns 29 today! Man these people make me feel old...

Sunday, 11 January 2004

Lost in Translation

Went to see the movie Lost in Translation yesterday. Frankly, I didn't know much about it and it looked at first glance like a bit of chick-flick but the wife is a Bill Murray fan so we went anyway.

Not a fantastic amount happens in the film, but it's a very well made people story. Yes, that's right a story - what so many films these days are lacking. It's not a feel good movie (neither character really gets what they want or need) and it's not just a chick flick (although the wife did cry almost the entire way through) but it is a touching observation of two unhappy people who have lost their purpose in life crossing paths in a foreign country, culture and language.