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Monday, January 22, 2007


Have had a lovely week off, done a nice bit of hanging about with Jane from London. Visits to the beach, town, even the Halswell Aquatic centre for some sun and surf. Loved it.

Another Petite in the offing: She is called something like Saint Choco Love. Ain't she a babe.

In the movie watching stakes, more of the fab 10th Doctor Who, and first in the Vengeance trilogy of which Old Boy is the second. Sympathy for Mr Vengeance. At Alices. Their synopsis is: "The first part of Chan-wook Park's revenge trilogy, precursor to the incredible 'Old Boy', centres around a young deaf man, Ryu and his dying sister. In order to afford the kidney she needs, Ryu goes to extreme measures, but it seems that even bad deeds with good intentions bring bad consequences. Beautifully shot and perhaps less overtly visceral than its sequel this engrossing story is harrowing and humane in equal measure."

Ummm, it in EXTREMELY harrowing. But also quite beautiful. Next to watch is "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance". When we have gathered some strength.

On the reading agenda, James May's driving book (Thanks to James's ardent supporter Alison), and the memoirs of Harriette Wilson, courtesan.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

oh oh 7

Yes the new James Bond rocks ... great locations, proper action rather than lameo CGI, and eyes like blue lasers.

but wait there is more:
Noir is a hotbed of temptation once more. The Hedy dress - is tagged as a "saucy wee dress in a fabulous eggplant shade. Perfect for the naughty librarian in you!" Yes please!

And on the topic of things strumpety, Amazon now sells shoes, and they have a rather tasty range of fetishy ones from Spike Angel that includes some for the bad ballerina in every girl.

Other News:
  • There was a question on "Who wants to be a millionaire" about the Walloons. And look, it's those dang Walloons again.

  • Ralph Fiennes is in Sydney doing Samuel Beckett season.

  • Library career romances - thanks to MT. The Loveliest Librarian sounds particularly wonderful: Since she had decided to take the job as library assistant at the college’s huge old main library, Katie had met and made many lifetime girl friends, had acquired an apartment with color TV and a tiny balcony, bought and paid for a used red Porsche, and had been in and out of love—all within the brief space of seven months. The light changed, and Katie walked briskly across the main street. Decidedly beautiful, Katie carried with her that continued air that lovely girls often do. Katherine Anne Dugan had long ago realized that being pretty helped her to be a better librarian, actually stimulating interest in learning and reading.

  • Germaine Greer lets rip once again. Gotta love her
  • Freaks by LFO - song & video both great. A little freaky dancing by Japanese schoolgirls.