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Bank holidays are fab - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
Bank holidays are fab
It was a long weekend. I had decided on getting the barbecue out for the first time this year so I invited the 'rental units and Jim. Start small I thought!

Because Misty and I would seem to be unable to keep the place tidy as we go along, we spent a goodly chunk of Saturday and the first half of Sunday spring cleaning. It is really quite satisfying to have finished such a task. completing the damn thing is another matter altogether!

Jim is looking well. His new lady, Dawn, seems like a good sort. We got to catch up a bit and bore almost everyone about all the madness we have got up to. I vowed to be better at keeping in touch! We charred a variety of animal flesh. The weather played nice. All in all a damn enjoyable event.

Monday Dora, Misty and I went to see the new hitch hikers guide movie. I had read a few bad reviews from big HHGTTG fans so I wasn't expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised to find it a damn enjoyable movie with enough of a nod to the original story lines (there have already been 3 or more "versions" of the plot) and plenty of new good stuff thrown in that I didn't mind the little gaps so much. It finished just as the first book had finished - everyone was hungry and intending on eating at the Restaurant at the end of the universe. I really want this film to be a success so they can make the sequels. We waited so bloody long for the first one - I don't want to have to wait that long for the next!

The casting was good... I have no gripes with any of the main characters. Marvin was so Marvin - Trillian was perfect.

After a nice day out at the pictures Misty and I returned home and ate dinner in the garden. We'd spotted a fold away table in Sainsbury's to go with our chairs. It was very pleasant and I think we will be doing this again quite a lot... especially as the nights get lighter and warmer.

Well - it's now definitely time to go home.

Current Mood: calm calm
Current Music: Wolfsheim - Blind

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thevanster From: thevanster Date: May 4th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
There was one major gripe I had with it; the dumb joke at the end "The Restaraunt is at the OTHER end of the universe."

There's only one possible end it could be at and someone obviously forgot the rest of the books.

Otherwise I found Zaphod hilarious.
sassylidge From: sassylidge Date: May 7th, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
hi! i found you through brits_americans and have friended you, if you don't mind. feel free to friend back (or not). :)

(p.s. you'll be happy to know that, even though i'm a big fan of radiohead, i immediately thought of hhtg when i saw your user name, not the radiohead song. :) )
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: May 10th, 2005 10:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Hi, Of course I don't mind!

I have forgiven Radiohead after I found out the song was an homage to DNA.

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