Tomorrow my sister and I are flying to Tokyo!! Early start - we've got to be at Heathrow before 10am, which shouldn't be too bad.. 13.5 hour flight, and we land at 9am Tokyo time (midnight here) That's going to be bizarre, hellish jet-lag here we come!!
I can't wait! I'm sitting at my desk, trying to concentrate on all those last minute tasks I need to finish before I go, and my mind just keeps wandering...
it's got: 1) Nausicaa of The Valley of Wind (1984) 2) Only Yesterday (1991) 3) Princess Mononoke (1997) 4) Whisper of the Heart (1995) 5) My Neighbor Totoro (1998) 6) Pon Poko (1994) 7) Porco Rosso (1992) 8) Laputa : Castle In The Sky (1986) 9) Kiki's Delivery Services (1989) 10) Tombstone of Fireflies (1988) 11) Ocean Waves (1993) 12) On Your Mark Music Video (1995)
I've seen about half of them, but can't wait to watch the rest. Yay for ebay!
I love summer, more specifically I love sitting in pub gardens in the summer, chatting and drinking :)
Saturday was fab - was really late getting up to Katy's but managed it eventually and then wandered over to Stoke Newington, found an Irish pub and parked ourselves at the back of the garden while Katy told me her incredible holiday story, then we went back to the flat and ate chilli and drank wine. Passed out sometime after 2am..
Sunday evening = brilliant. Sat in Lucy's back garden with the usual suspects, drinking yet more wine and eating veggie meatballs and spuds. We stayed there quite late, listening to Gomez and Ryan Adams
You can tell it's summer... This is what Glastonbury looks like at the moment.. The gates opened 20 minutes ago, and it's still all green and lovely. There is rain on the webcam, but that might dry off.. It's been pissing it down all night there, it's still raining there now, and people will be trying to put their tents up as I'm typing this. I don't know if I'm incredibly jealous of all the people I know that are going or incredibly thankful that I'm not going to have to spend the weekend up to my arse in mud and cow shit.
The only bands I'm really gutted about missing are Lamb and Muse. - but two lovely people have promised to phone me from gigs so that i can hear them live....
At least I get to see The Pixies in a couple of weeks...
Do not, I repeat, do NOT go and see The Day After Tomorrow. It's without a doubt, one of the most tedious, badly written films that I've seen in years. I knew I should have gone to see Troy instead.
The pathetic attempt at a plot was tedious, badly paced and completely ridiculous. The obligatory love story sub-plot was painfully predictable (as with all of these crazy American action films) and the 'scenes of extended peril' just made me laugh.. (Wolves chasing the cast around a grounded Russian Navy ship - I shit you not. The helicopters freezing in mid-air were quite entertaining though.)
I thought that Jake Gyllenhaal might be the films saving grace -He was amazing in Donnie Darko and I was hoping that he would make this film watchable.. Sadly not though.
It just goes to show - if you've got a terrible (sensationalist, arrogant American) director, then you're screwed, not matter how talented an actor you are.
Staying in tonight.. I need to watch a film with some substance (and maybe subtitles)
I suspect that I might end up watching this though.. :-\