Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Follow me, folks!

Mutterings continued.

I've decided to let Blogger lapse in favour of Live Journal as I was having a lot of probs with the former and not so many with the latter.

My LJ site is: http://possbert.livejournal.com/

Come on over.

Follow me, folks!

Mutterings continued.

I've decided to let Blogger lapse in favour of Live Journal as I was having a lot of probs with the former and not so many with the latter.

My LJ site is: http://possbert.livejournal.com/

Come on over.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Warmish but the sea breeze is in

Mutterings continued.

There was a thunderstorm last night - I heard the thunder but didn't get to see any lightning. L and R said it was very cool forked stuff.

The fish recipe I threw together last night worked out rather well. I discovered I'd run out of breadcrumbs so I made it with diced onion, garlic, paprika, cumin and lemon, basil and thyme. I baked the fish and served it with green salad and tabouleh. V. healthy. As were the desserts Rob served. Ahem.

We watched a very, very engrossing new series called Heroes (SPOILERS!!). We were only going to watch the pilot but had to watch ep 2. We were forced!!

And we watched a very funny ep of Fruits Basket, a great episode of Eureka and a Finnish, and not at all Arabian, The Magic Voyage of Sinbad given the Mystie treatment.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

"Shut up and go and change your armour!"

Mutterings continued.

I have MP and the HG on in the background - one of my very favourite movies. Love the music, the photography and the very silly, highly quotable lines. "And Saint Atilla raised the hand-grenade orn high..." "...five is right out!" and of course, the ever-popular, "Run away! Run away!!" It's one of my desert island disks - one of the movies I'd want with me if I was stranded on a desert island (with a dvd player and electricity, obviously).

Dreams. Last night I had three of my recurring dreams, all in one night. The recurring dreams involve my mother (who died in 2004); travelling by public transport (usually trains) and getting lost; and preparing to fly to the UK (usually) and not having a ticket, passport, luggage, etc. In one dream, I was going to the UK, had arranged someone to look after Gus and Milo and was walking across the departure hall at the airport, being unable to find my ticket and passport and unable to remember if I'd actually brought them. This recurring dream always has the same large set of escalators in it - I stand at the bottom, looking up and there's a white window behind it. In another dream, I was in London with Mum (I'd obviously found my ticket and passport) and we were going to a function as guests of Ian McKellen and Judi Dench. The function was in Leeds, which was on the outskirts of London (it's not. It's a long way from London in t'north) and we could catch a train but ended up on a boat. We got where we were headed and ended up sitting in the foyer of a theatre with Sir I and Dame J.

Shiny things - just checked when my next shiny thing purchase is due for release - Parrots of the Carob Bean 3 is due out on the 15th of this month. I've ordered the tinbox set from Ezydvd. I've been watching the extras on X Persons 3 and I can't find the easter eggs or the gag reel - anybody out there know where they are? Ta.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

No awards for Props Divas?

Mutterings continued.

From The Stage: "Awards shows such as the National Television Awards (ITV1, Wednesday) are all very well, but they do have a tendency to concentrate on the visual figureheads of each programme — pretty much the only awards given out in terms of technical skill are the Actor and Actress gongs, and even then (especially with the NTAs) the award often ends up in the hands of the shows with the largest fan base. It’s no surprise that Doctor Who actors are in the running for the acting awards at the NTAs this week, of course, and there’s every possibility that they’ll replicate last year’s double, where Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper won.

For me, though, it’s the craft awards that really allow the true talent to shine out. For all our feting of the big name stars, TV is a highly collaborative medium. And the breadth of this year’s Royal Television Society (RTS) Craft and Design Awards nominations show the best of British telly talent." Dr Who is nominated for four awards - Costume, Make Up Design, Production Design, Digital Effects.

Temara the Orang is now in Indonesia as part of the pilot release program. Tomorrow she's off to Jambi and then a trip in a helicopter to Bukit Tigapuluh National Park.

has created some rather gorgeous Winged Nearcats that are sort of based on Milo and Gus. Haven't worked out which ones I want yet, but I will have some. Oh yes! I will have some!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Help Save the Engangered Whatever They Ares

Mutterings continued.

From The Australian: "Platypus colony 'fixed' in minutes

A PLATYPUS colony in southern NSW is holding up construction of a new section of the Hume Highway but the delay could be fixed in 10 minutes, a government senator said today.

Liberal senator Bill Heffernan told a parliamentary committee today the delay could be quickly fixed if commonwealth roads staff took an interest in the construction at Coolac, a village about 100 kilometres west of Canberra.

"I'm surprised that you blokes don't know and I have to say that I think it's something you could fix in 10 minutes,'' Senator Heffernan told AusLink executives at a parliamentary inquiry into transport.

AusLink is the government body charged with overseeing the AusLink program which provides funding to nationally significant roads and railways.

"There's a colony of whatever they are that live in the edge of the bank of the creek there. "

This country is in such good hands.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Well, duh!

Mutterings continued.

You Belong in London
You belong in London, but you belong in many cities... Hong Kong, San Francisco, Sidney. You fit in almost anywhere. And London is diverse and international enough to satisfy many of your tastes. From curry to Shakespeare, London (almost) has it all!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Cosi - an unbiased* review

Damn! but we've got some talent in this State. When auditions were called for Cosi, we had more callers than we could comfortably look at, and director Grant Malcolm had the enviable/unenviable task of whittling down over 30 auditioners to a cast of 11. So, what we've ended up with is the best of the best. And it shows.

For a play like Cosi to succeed, it depends upon teamwork, timing and the cast's ability to
switch seamlessly between near farce and heartbreaking drama. If the reaction of last night's audience is anything to go by, this production is more than successful. All the black-outs, and even some of the scenes, were applauded by nearly 150 very appreciative patrons.

Some of the cast I've worked with before with GRADS and I knew just how good Eliot, Seton and Scott were going to be. The rest I hope to work with again.

Coming soon: auditions for Henry V!

* a wholly inaccurate use of the word "unbiased"