Archive for October, 2005

Film Festival 2

Hal Hartley’s new film The Girl From Monday soooo disappointing except for the yellow wellies. Met Mekella in the loos afterwards though and tagged along with her to a very cool venue in west London for a Bookslam. Trendy people listening to novelists, poets, singer-songwriters and the like – very New York. If you’re interested check out the website: Bookslam

Went to a talk with Guy Pierce, mainly because the film office kept sending emails saying there were tickets and I felt sorry for them. In the end it was pretty full and he turned out to be a nice guy. Jonathan Ross just asked the most interesting question I could think of (thanks) why he had nail polish on one hand….small things – he likes to wear makeup… I have to say it was very strange to see, but why not. And spot on with the colour…black of course.

GTD the story so far

Well, I’ve got a very cool in-tray, a filing system going – I’ve labelled all the files with my new labelling machine, who would have thought using a labelling machine could be quite satisfying. You are supposed to do a two day collection thing where you write down everything you need to do full stop. I haven’t managed to do that yet, it’s finding two whole days together that’s proving hard. When you have collected all the things you have to do you are supposed to make lists and really keep to them – I’m still a little unsure whether I could really stick to this – although it sounds great – there was another article in the Guardian by someone who has implemented the system saying how amazing it has been.

Film Festival 1

So far it’s been a good festival. I’ve only walked out of one film – something of a record.
Recommendations:
Elizabethtown – wonderful performances
A Cock and Bull Story – biggest laughs so far
Backstage – French take on celebrity obsession
Zozo – Lebanon during the war
Bluebird – bullying at school

GTD

Stands for Getting Things Done, which I’ve spent the weekend reading: am now researching labelling machines, folders and in-trays… life is so exciting… It’s ok the film festival is around the corner.

Urban 4 x 4’s

Check this site out: Alliance Against Urban 4×4’s you can even download spoof parking tickets. Anna this is especially for you!!! 🙂

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – waited ages to see it – so disappointing.

Have been hormonally challenged all week… a nightmare, explains the purple toe.

Last chance to see Frida Kahlo at Tate Modern finishes on the 9th.

Looking forward to seeing Mary Stuart, Bob the man, and something at the Barbican – T?

Fare Rises

So Ken is putting up the fares again – unless you pay with your Oyster card. He’s giving us “freedom of choice” – what he has failed to mention is that if you travel into town by train there is no “freedom of choice” because the train companies are refusing to implement the Oyster card system.

Dinosaurs

Took John to the Natural History Museum – it’s a strange thing explaining to a three year old that what he’s looking at are old bones.

Cupcakes

A few of us went to The Hummingbird Bakery on Portobello – I recommend the vanilla cupcakes – wonderful!